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June 4, 2024, 2:10 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
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
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 …
Emilia David / The Verge:
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.
Reuters:
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 …
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 …
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.
David Heaney / UploadVR:
Meta rolls out an update to “significantly” reduce Quest 3 passthrough distortion and warping, an experimental option to use wrist-mounted menu buttons, more  —  The Quest v66 update “significantly” reduces Quest 3's passthrough distortion and warping, according to Meta.
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
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.
Forbes:
Google's chief privacy officer, Keith Enright, will depart the tech giant after 13 years; Matthew Bye, director of competition law, is also leaving  —  Keith Enright is leaving Google after 13 years as the tech giant restructures its privacy and compliance teams.  Matthew Bye, director of competition law, is also departing.
Brody Ford / Bloomberg:
Shutterstock CEO Paul Hennessy says the company's licensing business with AI companies made $104M in revenue in 2023  —  - Reka AI is latest customer to announced deal with Shutterstock  — OpenAI, Meta, among others using Shutterstock images for AI
RT Watson / The Block:
Filing: Dapper Labs, maker of NBA Top Shot Moments NFTs, settles a class action lawsuit for $4M over allegations of selling unregistered securities  —  - Dapper Labs, the creator of the NBA Top Shot Moments NFT collection, said it had settled a class-action lawsuit which alleged the company had violated securities laws.

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