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May 10, 2024, 7:55 PM

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Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
New York Times:
Sources: Apple made generative AI a tent-pole project after Craig Federighi and John Giannandrea spent weeks testing ChatGPT and found Siri to be antiquated  —  Apple plans to announce that it will bring generative A.I. to iPhones after the company's most significant reorganization in a decade.
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Google releases a Chrome security update to fix the fifth zero-day vulnerability exploited in the wild in 2024; the vulnerability is in the Visuals component  —  Google has released a security update for the Chrome browser to fix the fifth zero-day vulnerability exploited in the wild since the start of the year.
CNBC:
A federal judge dismisses X's lawsuit against Bright Data over data scraping; Meta previously filed a suit against Bright Data and was similarly unsuccessful  —  Tesla CEO Elon Musk  —  A federal judge in California dismissed a lawsuit filed by Elon Musk's X against Israel's Bright Data …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
An account of chatting with 18 AI companions for a month: AI friendship is hollow, but chatbots could enhance human socializing if developed responsibly  —  Our columnist spent the past month hanging out with 18 A.I. companions.  They critiqued his clothes, chatted among themselves and hinted at a very different future.
Rebecca Bellan / TechCrunch:
Filings and sources: autonomous vehicle company Motional cut ~550 employees in a restructuring that included delaying a robotaxi service from 2024 to 2026  —  Around 550 employees across autonomous vehicle company Motional have been laid off, according to information taken from WARN notice filings and sources at the company.
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Amaka Nwaokocha / Cointelegraph:
Bankrupt crypto lender BlockFi announces plans to shut down its web platform in May and partners with Coinbase to allow clients to access and withdraw funds  —  The plan administrator will continue to use Coinbase for upcoming distribution rounds, potentially involving recovered funds from FTX.

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