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May 11, 2024, 10:10 PM

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Jasper Goodman / Politico:
Wes Davis / The Verge:
What to expect at Google I/O 2024: Android 15 updates, more generative AI features for Google's apps, a new Gemini-powered “Pixie” digital assistant, and more  —  Google is preparing to hold its annual Google I/O developer conference next week, and naturally, it will be all about AI.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is finalizing a deal with OpenAI to use ChatGPT features in iOS 18; talks with Google to license Gemini are still ongoing  —  - Move is part of push to add AI features to Apple devices  — Company also held talks with Google about using Gemini
New York Times:
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
The UK government's new AI safety body releases Inspect, an evaluation tool for AI model capabilities, including models' core knowledge and ability to reason  —  The U.K. Safety Institute, the U.K.'s recently established AI safety body, has released a toolset designed to “strengthen AI safety” …
Nikkei Asia:
Sources: Arm plans to set up an AI chip division, aiming to build a prototype by spring 2025, with mass production expected to start later in the year  —  CEO Son seeks to invest $64bn, including in data centers and robotics  —  TOKYO/LONDON — SoftBank Group subsidiary Arm will foray …
More: Reuters
Daysia Tolentino / NBC News:
At the Bloomberg Technology Summit, Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd said the future of dating could have digital, AI-powered personas setting each other up  —  Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and executive chair of Bumble, said that the dating app wants to use AI to “create more healthy and equitable relationships.”
Nikkei Asia:
The demand for AI chips is driving fierce competition among HBM chipmakers, as Samsung and Micron race to catch up to SK Hynix, which has over 52% market share  —  Demand for high-bandwidth memory is driving competition — and prices — higher  —  SEOUL/TAIPEI/SAN JOSE, Calif. …
Beeban Kidron / Financial Times:
Ofcom's draft Children's Safety Code of Practice's emphasis on kids choosing protective tools rather than safety by design and default is not ambitious enough  —  Tech companies have been wilfully ignoring the protection of the young for decades  —  The writer is a crossbench peer and expert on digital regulation
More: Ofcom and BBC
Abubakar Idris / The Information:
Waymo says its Waymo One robotaxis now complete over 50K paid trips every week across San Francisco, Phoenix, and Los Angeles, up from 10K rides in May 2023  —  Waymo, Google's autonomous car unit, said it now completes more than 50,000 driverless rides per week in three cities, up from 10,000 in May last year.
More: Engadget, PCMag, and The Verge
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