June 4, 2024, 2:50 PM

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Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Current and former OpenAI and Google DeepMind staff sign an open letter warning of a culture of recklessness and secrecy at “frontier AI companies”  —  Daniel Kokotajlo, a former researcher in OpenAI's governance division, is an organizer of a group of former and current employees …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Intel unveils its Lunar Lake laptop chips, with a new SoC design, up to 14% faster CPU, 50% faster integrated GPU, and NPU with up to 48 TOPS of AI performance  —  Last year, Intel boasted that its Meteor Lake processors, dubbed Core Ultra, represented the company's biggest architectural shift in 40 years.
Vlad Savov / Bloomberg:
At Computex, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger takes a direct shot at Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang's claim that traditional CPUs like Intel's are running out of steam in AI  —  - Gelsinger says Jensen Huang is wrong about end of Moore's Law  — Intel has struggled to keep up as chip industry evolves
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Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
Nvidia staff emails: Elon Musk gave Tesla shareholders an exaggerated picture of Tesla's chip deals, and diverted “12k of shipped H100 GPUs” from Tesla to X  —  Elon Musk claims he can grow Tesla into “a leader in AI & robotics,” an ambition that he's said will require a lot …
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Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Databricks says it will acquire Tabular, a data management startup that helps companies optimize data stored in the Apache Iceberg format and more, for over $1B  —  Data analytics software maker Databricks said in a statement on Tuesday that it's acquiring Tabular, a startup that helps optimize data stored in the cloud.
TSMC Chair C.C. Wei says the company has talked with customers about moving its plants off Taiwan as China tensions mount, but such a move would be impossible  —  Taiwanese contract chipmaker TSMC (2330.TW), whose major clients include Nvidia and Apple, said on Tuesday it had held talks …
David Heaney / UploadVR:
Meta rolls out an update to “significantly” reduce the Quest 3's passthrough distortion and warping, an experimental wrist-mounted menu button option, and more  —  The Quest v66 update “significantly” reduces Quest 3's passthrough distortion and warping, according to Meta.
AnnaMaria Andriotis / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: E*Trade is weighing kicking meme stock leader Keith Gill off its site over GameStop stock manipulation concerns; GME is up 60%+ since Gill reappeared  —  Morgan Stanley's trading platform discusses concerns about possible manipulation in GameStop  —  E*Trade is considering telling …
Ashley Stewart / Business Insider:
Sources: Microsoft is laying off hundreds of employees in its Azure unit; one source estimated the Azure for Operators team cuts involved as many as 1,500 staff  —  - Microsoft is cutting hundreds of jobs from the Azure business, sources say.  — The layoffs impact Azure for Operators and Mission Engineering teams.
Chloe Cornish / Financial Times:
UAE AI Minister Omar Sultan Al Olama says the country is seeking a “marriage” with the US over AI, starting with the Microsoft-G42 deal, to reshape its economy  —  Gulf state's AI minister says recent investment deal between Microsoft and G42 is part of strategy to reshape its economy
Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
GetWhy, a market research AI company that was founded in 2011 as UserTribe and extracts insights from video interviews, raised a $34.5M Series A  —  GetWhy, a consumer research tech company that helps businesses carry out market studies and extract insights from video-based interviews using AI …
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Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
OpenAI fixed two separate outages that impacted ChatGPT for multiple hours, starting at around 12:20am PDT; ChatGPT went down for over five hours on May 23  —  OpenAI has fixed an issue that caused a ChatGPT outage for several hours on Tuesday.  The company said it is monitoring results at 12:21 AM PDT.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Palmer Luckey unveils the $199 ModRetro Chromatic, a take on the Nintendo Game Boy, with USB-C video out and a 1,000+ nits custom screen, shipping this holiday  —  It's true.  There's photo evidence — and today, he's revealing his own take on the ultimate cartridge-playing Nintendo Game Boy, one that you can actually buy for $199.

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