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May 13, 2023, 5:55 PM

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Kristi Hines / Search Engine Journal:
OpenAI says it is rolling out web browsing and 70+ third-party plugins in beta to all ChatGPT Plus users over the next week  —  Uncover new possibilities with ChatGPT web browsing and plugins beta features.  Available to ChatGPT Plus users who opt-in for experimental features.
Matt Novak / Forbes:
Ahead of Sunday's presidential election in Turkey, Twitter restricts some content “in response to legal process and to ensure Twitter remains available”  —  Twitter announced on Friday that it's blocking some content in Turkey ahead of Sunday's presidential election in the country.
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
A look at Forever Voices, which launched GPT-4-powered chatbot CarynAI, letting the fans of influencer Caryn Marjorie chat with her replica for $1 per minute  —  CarynAI is the first AI companion product from a new startup called Forever Voices, allowing users to chat with a digital version of the fastest growing Snapchat star
Will Douglas Heaven / MIT Technology Review:
The open-source AI boom is precarious because it is built on top of giant models like LLaMA and GPT-3, and could collapse if Meta and OpenAI decide to shut shop  —  Greater access to the code behind generative models is fueling innovation.  But if top companies get spooked, they could close up shop.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
An interview with Sundar Pichai on the future of Search, AI being one of the deepest platform shifts, his vision for Google, merging DeepMind, and more  —  AI is one of the deepest platform shifts ever, says Google's CEO, and he's not worried about being first.  —  Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Google and Alphabet.
Wall Street Journal:
A look at the unusual approach for Apple to build its MR headset, which took seven years to develop, has a battery pack, and will launch in an experimental mode  —  Apple's soon-to-be-revealed mixed-reality device will likely cost $3,000, requires a separate battery pack and is still experimental
Guy Chazan / Financial Times:
Germany plans to spend billions to subsidize its chip industry and secure the “oil of the 21st century”, as some believe the move does not make economic sense  —  The Scholz government is spending billions subsidising the country's semiconductor industry.  Some believe it does not make economic sense

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