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Thursday 6th June 2024

📱 Big Tech & Startups
Apple Made Once-Unlikely Deal With Sam Altman to Catch Up in AI

Apple and OpenAI have forged a partnership to integrate OpenAI's ChatGPT into iOS. The agreement will be a key focus of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference next week. The partnership is likely a short- to medium-term relationship for Apple, which is developing its own AI features.

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Nvidia is now more valuable than Apple at $3.01 trillion

Nvidia has surpassed Apple to become the second most valuable company in the world, with a market capitalization of $3.01 trillion driven by its dominance in the AI race. The chipmaker's market cap has soared from $1 trillion in May 2023 to over $3 trillion, outpacing tech giants like Amazon and Alphabet.

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SpaceX launches fourth Starship test flight

SpaceX successfully launched its fourth test flight of the Starship rocket, marking a milestone as the booster was returned in one piece for the first time. If spaceflight goes according to plan, Starship would travel halfway around the Earth before reentering the atmosphere and splashing down in the Indian Ocean.

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🤖 Artificial Intelligence
Mistral launches fine-tuning API

Mistral is introducing new AI model customization options, such as self-service through a software development kit for developers to fine-tune generative models, and more managed fine-tuning services via their API for companies, with plans to offer custom training services as well.

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OpenAI seeks ‘vast quantities’ of nuclear fusion to power superhuman AI

OpenAI is looking to partner with Helion Energy to purchase nuclear fusion technology for developing advanced artificial intelligence, despite the technology not being fully realized yet. Helion Energy aims to achieve commercial-scale production of electricity from nuclear fusion energy by 2028.

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🚀 Science & Future Tech
Boeing's Starliner makes it into orbit at long last

Boeing's Starliner crew capsule successfully launched with two astronauts onboard from Florida, ending years of delays. The spacecraft is en route to the ISS, with a successful orbit insertion burn completed, and the crew is expected to rendezvous with the ISS at 16:15 UTC today before returning to Earth.

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Night-vision lenses so thin and light that we can all see in the dark

Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS) in Australia have developed a night-vision film that weighs less than a gram and can be placed across existing lensed frames. The technology captures visible and non-visible light in one image.

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💻 Programming & Data Science
Don’t fix it just because it’s technical debt.

This article discusses how technical debt arises from decisions made to prioritize early product delivery over long-term productivity, resulting in wasted effort that engineers find unacceptable. It emphasizes the importance of addressing technical debt seriously, with various management responses.

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Efficient LLMs without Matrix Multiplication

Researchers have found a way to eliminate matrix multiplication from LLMs — The MatMul-Free LM project offers a language model architecture that eliminates the need for Matrix Multiplication (MatMul) operations and is compatible with the 🤗 Transformers library.

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LlamaCare: A Large Medical Language Model for Enhancing Healthcare...

Researchers have introduced LlamaCare, a fine-tuned large language model (LLM) for medical knowledge, along with Extended Classification Integration (ECI) to address classification issues in LLMs.

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⚡ Quick Links

Google's AI Overviews appear on 70% fewer Search results pages now. LINK


Managing My Motivation, as a Solo Dev LINK


AI startup Cohere gets $450 million from Nvidia, Salesforce, and others. LINK


OpenAI CEO Sam Altman's chip plans were 'too aggressive' for TSMC. LINK


MIT's new AI chatbot can simulate users' future selves. LINK


Engineers create electric sponge that can suck carbon out of the air. LINK


New study “proves” you can get adequate exercise from your man cave with VR. LINK


Bowel disease breakthrough as researchers make ‘holy grail' discovery LINK


How Apple Fell Behind in the AI Arms Race LINK

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