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May 19, 2024, 7:05 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple and OpenAI are preparing a major announcement of their partnership at WWDC; the new AirTag with a better chip is scheduled to arrive by mid-2025  —  Apple was caught flat-footed in the generative AI race, and the company will need to change its strategy if it wants to catch up.
Renee DiResta / The Guardian:
How a rightwing smear campaign against NPR and its CEO Katherine Maher, who is on Signal Foundation's board, led Elon Musk to malign Signal  —  Rightwing media personalities on X transmuted a screed against NPR's CEO into a fight over encryption via the Transitive Property of Bad People
Sam Altman / @sama:
Sam Altman says he is embarrassed that there was a provision about potential equity cancellation in exit docs, and OpenAI never took back anyone's vested equity  —  in regards to recent stuff about how openai handles equity: we have never clawed back anyone's vested equity, nor will we do that if people do not sign a separation agreement (or don't agree to a non-disparagement agreement). vested equity is vested equity, full stop. there was
Greg Brockman / @gdb:
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A look at UK-based Faculty, which has been awarded UK government contracts for AI safety work without competition, raising questions about its political links  —  LONDON — Early 2000s, University College London: Four bright young things meet and bond over their shared love of physics and neuroscience.

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