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March 18, 2024, 4:10 AM

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xAI:
xAI open sources the base model weights and network architecture of Grok-1, a 314B parameter Mixture-of-Experts model, under the Apache 2.0 license  —  We are releasing the base model weights and network architecture of Grok-1, our large language model.  Grok-1 is a 314 billion parameter Mixture …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple and Google are in active talks to use Gemini to power some new iPhone features in 2024; Apple also held talks with OpenAI to use its models  —  - Companies considering AI deal that would build on search pact  — Apple also recently held discussions with OpenAI about deal
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at issues and monetization options for CarPlay; sources say Apple plans to produce 20M-25M units of the entry and mid-tier AirPods launching in fall 2024  —  Apple's new CarPlay interface was originally designed to fend off Android, but now it's Apple's last hope to conquer the automotive industry.
Michael Nuñez / VentureBeat:
Apple researchers detail MM1, a series of multimodal LLMs with up to 30B parameters that they say achieve state-of-the-art performance in multiple AI benchmarks  —  Apple researchers have developed new methods for training large language models on both text and images, enabling more powerful …
Rachel Graf / Bloomberg:
A US judge rules Apple must face a class-action suit over AirTag stalking, as three plaintiffs made sufficient negligence and liability claims under CA law  —  - Judge says three plaintiffs made sufficient negligence claims  — Apple had argued it couldn't be held responsible for misuse
Brian Hiatt / Rolling Stone:
Inside generative AI music startup Suno, whose model can compose songs, including human vocals, using a text prompt, as Suno aims to democratize music making  —  Suno wants everyone to be able to produce their own pro-level songs — but what does that mean for artists?
Scharon Harding / Ars Technica:
In a company blog post, Broadcom CEO Hock Tan acknowledged “unease” among VMware customers and partners after making sweeping post-acquisition changes  —  “There's more to come.”  —  Broadcom CEO and President Hock Tan has acknowledged the discomfort VMware customers and partners …
New York Times:
In the years since Facebook and Twitter banned Donald Trump after the January 6 attacks, he and his allies have beaten down efforts to filter election lies  —  Their claims of censorship have successfully stymied the effort to filter election lies online.  —  In the wake of the riot …
Washington Post:
Experts say forcing a TikTok US sale within 180 days, as the bill requires, would be too complicated and costly, and likely mean the app would be banned  —  A deal probably would be too complicated and costly for such a short time frame, experts say.  Opponents of the bill say that means …
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