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May 20, 2024, 3:20 PM

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Kris Holt / Engadget:
Microsoft unveils Copilot+ PCs as a new class of AI-capable Windows PCs with at least 40 TOPs of NPU performance, with several OEMs and chipmakers on board  —  The aim is to handle more AI processing locally rather than in the cloud.  —  We've been hearing rumblings for months now that Microsoft was working on so-called “AI PCs.”
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David Pierce / The Verge:
Microsoft debuts the new Surface Pro with optional OLED display and 5G, 90% faster than last gen, a Flex keyboard with haptic feedback, more, starting at $1K+  —  Microsoft just announced the new Surface Pro, the latest in its lineup of tablet / laptop hybrid devices and the first in a new generation …
Umar Shakir / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils Recall for Windows 11, an AI-powered search tool for Copilot+ PCs that keeps track of users' actions and gives them an explorable timeline  —  Microsoft's launching Recall for Windows 11, a new tool that keeps track of everything you see and do on your computer and …
The Verge:
A blog stream of everything announced at Microsoft's Surface and Windows AI event  —  Are you ready for Microsoft's latest Windows on Arm push?  That's what we're expecting at today's Surface and Windows AI event.  —  Rumors suggest Microsoft will unveil a new Arm-powered Surface Pro 10 …
Brandon Hill / Tom's Hardware:
Acer, Dell, HP, and Lenovo all joined Microsoft in debuting laptops featuring Qualcomm's Snapdragon X Elite or Plus chips, some promising multi-day battery life  —  Qualcomm fires an AI-infused salvo at AMD, Intel, and Apple with the help of Microsoft and its OEM partners
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Bloomberg:
OpenAI pulls ChatGPT's Sky voice after users said it sounded like Scarlett Johansson, saying it is an actress' voice and wasn't chosen to be an “imitation”  —  - Selecting the Sky profile redirects ChatGPT users to Juniper  — Company said it was not trying to imitate Johansson's voice
Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk:
Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshein resigns, to be replaced by the head of strategy for asset and wealth manager at Goldman Sachs, Peter Mintzberg, on August 15  —  Sonnenshein's replacement will be Peter Mintzberg, currently head of strategy for asset and wealth management at Goldman Sachs.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Q&A with Sundar Pichai about Google I/O announcements, AI Overviews' high clickthrough rates, competing with OpenAI, future of search, AI advancements, and more  —  The head of Google sat down with Decoder last week to talk about the biggest advancements in AI, the future of Google Search, and the fate of the web.
Chae-Yeon Kim / KED Global:
Sources: LG has ended its Meta partnership due to a lack of “synergy”, three months after the companies agreed to develop XR devices; LG may partner with Amazon  —  Industry sources say LG, recently cut ties, may have seen little synergy from its collaboration with Meta on XR devices
MacKenzie Sigalos / CNBC:
NY AG announces a $2B settlement with crypto lender Genesis, after claiming Genesis misled investors about its Gemini Earn program, leading to $1B+ in losses  —  WATCH NOW  —  New York Attorney General Letitia James is settling with crypto lender Genesis for $2 billion, in an effort to repay defrauded investors.

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