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May 11, 2024, 9:45 AM

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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.
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
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Stephanie Palazzolo / The Information:
Sources: OpenAI is preparing to demonstrate an AI voice assistant that recognizes objects and images and has better logical reasoning than its current products  —  In the race to develop artificial intelligence that communicates the way humans do, OpenAI is preparing to demonstrate technology …
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.”
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 and The Verge
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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 …
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. …
Julie Weed / New York Times:
How United, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and others use AI to reduce costs and streamline operations, including holding flights for delayed passengers  —  Airlines are using artificial intelligence to save fuel, keep customers informed and hold connecting flights for delayed passengers.
More: Politico and Blockworks

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