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May 19, 2024, 11:00 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
Greg Brockman / @gdb:
Sam Altman and Greg Brockman respond to Jan Leike, say they've raised awareness of the risks and opportunities of AGI, will keep doing safety research, and more  —  We're really grateful to Jan for everything he's done for OpenAI, and we know he'll continue to contribute to the mission from outside. In light of the questions his departure has raised, we wanted to explain a bit about how we think about our overall strategy. First, we have
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Pew Research Center:
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Emma Agyemang / Financial Times:
Around 58 countries now offer a digital nomad visa, as governments compete with each other to attract talent; the number of US digital nomads hit 17.3M in 2023  —  Nearly 60 countries are offering remote visas, many with an eye to making visitors permanent residents
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Rebecca Bellan / TechCrunch:
A look at Overland AI, Potential, and other startups developing off-road self-driving systems, including for military operations, underground mining, and more  —  A new crop of early-stage startups — along with some recent VC investments — illustrates a niche emerging in the autonomous vehicle technology sector.

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