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Thursday 30th May 2024

📱 Big Tech & Startups
Apple plots creating AI 'black box' for iCloud

Apple is expected to unveil significant AI advancements during the upcoming WWDC. The company intends to process data from AI applications inside a virtual black box that will use only Apple's hardware to perform AI processing in the cloud preventing potential hackers from being able to see app data.

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Vox Media and The Atlantic sign content deals with OpenAI

The Atlantic and Vox Media have both signed licensing agreements with OpenAI, allowing their content to be used to train AI models for ChatGPT. OpenAI has been securing partnerships across the media industry to license data and prevent copyright disputes, with some deals valued at millions of dollars.

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🤖 Artificial Inteligence
OpenAI board first learned about ChatGPT from Twitter

Former OpenAI board member Helen Toner revealed that the board was unaware of the existence of ChatGPT until it was released publicly, highlighting a disconnect between the board and the company. Toner also shared that allegations of "psychological abuse" against former CEO Sam Altman.

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PRISM: A foundation model for life’s chemistry

PRISM is a foundation model trained on 1.2 billion small molecule mass spectra to enhance mass spectrometry analysis in drug discovery. It uses self-supervised learning to predict molecular properties from complex mixtures without prior annotations, significantly advancing the field of metabolomics.

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OpenAI Signs 100K PwC Workers To ChatGPT's Enterprise Tier

OpenAI has signed PwC as its largest enterprise customer for ChatGPT, covering 100,000 users. PwC is the first partner to resell OpenAI's enterprise offerings.

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🚀 Science & Future Tech
Neuralink seeks 3 patients for brain control interface trial

Neuralink is recruiting another three subjects for its brain implant study. It is seeking subjects aged 22 to 75 with severe quadriplegia due to spinal cord injury for at least one year without improvement. Participants will be monitored for 72 months following the implantation procedure.

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BYD Launches Two Hybrids With 2,000km Long-Range Capability for Under $14,000

BYD Co. has introduced a new hybrid powertrain that can travel over 2,000 kilometers without recharging, positioning itself in competition with Toyota and Volkswagen in the EV market. The enhanced technology will be featured in two affordable sedans priced under $13,800.

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💻 Programming & Data Science
Three Laws of Software Complexity (or: why software engineers are always grumpy)

Software engineers are destined to wallow in unnecessary complexity due to three fundamental laws: a well-designed system will degrade into a badly designed system over time, complexity is a moat filled by leaky abstractions, and there is no fundamental upper limit on software complexity...

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What We Learned from a Year of Building with LLMs (Part I)

This article discusses the importance of building products based on large language models (LLMs) and offers practical guidance on working with LLMs. It emphasizes the significance of prompt engineering, tuning workflows, evaluation, and monitoring when developing products using LLMs.

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3D Understanding with Enhanced Segmentation

Reason3D is a novel multimodal large language model designed for comprehensive 3D environment understanding.

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⚡ Quick Links

How A.I. Made Mark Zuckerberg Popular Again in Silicon Valley LINK


A myopia epidemic is sweeping the globe. Here's how to stop it LINK


Arm says its next-gen mobile GPU will be its most ‘performant and efficient' LINK


OpenAI is helping Apple fix Siri, and that has Microsoft worried LINK


WeWork founder Adam Neumann abandons bid to regain control of the company. LINK


How Uber is preparing for the Paris Olympics rush. LINK


ChatTTS: A generative speech model for daily dialogue. LINK

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