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June 14, 2024, 5:25 PM

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Financial Times:
Sources: the EU has determined that Apple's anti-steering rules for developers do not comply with the DMA, and plans charges against Apple in the coming weeks  —  Brussels to announce iPhone maker is failing to adhere to new rules designed to open up its app store to competition
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft delays Recall to test it with the Windows Insider Program and won't ship it with Copilot+ PCs next week, after saying it would make the feature opt-in  —  Microsoft is planning to launch its new Copilot Plus PCs next week without its controversial Recall feature that screenshots everything you do on these new laptops.
Nathan Lambert / Interconnects:
A look at Apple's technical approach to AI, including core model performance, alignment strategies, and adapter and on-device strategy  —  Apple Intelligence makes a lot of sense when you get out of the AI bubble.  Plus, the cool technical details Apple shared about their language models “thinking different.”
Umar Shakir / The Verge:
Apple says it doesn't train its models on users' private data or user interactions, and instead relies on licensed materials and publicly available online data  —  At WWDC on Monday, Apple revealed Apple Intelligence, a suite of features bringing generative AI tools like rewriting an email draft …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Meta will not launch Meta AI in EU after the Irish DPC asked it to delay training its LLMs using the public Facebook and Instagram content of adult EU users  —  Meta Platforms (META.O) will not launch its Meta AI in Europe for now following a request from the Irish privacy regulator, the U.S. social media company said on Friday.
Bloomberg:
Gemini will return ~$50M of digital assets to investors who were locked out of their accounts when Gemini Earn collapsed, to settle a lawsuit by New York's AG  —  - Attorney General Letitia James sued Gemini Trust in October  — The settlement follows similar action brought against Genesis
The Information:
Sources: Sakana AI, a Tokyo-based LLM developer founded last year by Google alumni, is raising ~$100M at a $1B valuation in a round led by NEA, Khosla, and Lux  —  In their hunt for artificial intelligence investments, U.S. venture capitalists are looking past Silicon Valley at foreign AI startups …
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Sonos faces a backlash after removing a line from its US privacy policy that said Sonos “does not and will not sell personal information about our customers”  —  It's been a rocky couple of months for Sonos — so much so that CEO Patrick Spence now has a canned autoreply …
Reed Albergotti / Semafor:
Sources: Mustafa Suleyman's presence at Microsoft is causing some awkwardness with OpenAI, as he looks at the algorithms behind models like GPT-4  —  The Scoop  —  OpenAI was founded, in large part, as an AI safety countermeasure to DeepMind, the AI company acquired by Google in 2014.
Michael Nuñez / VentureBeat:
Luma debuts Dream Machine, an AI model that generates high-quality videos from text and images, and plans to release APIs and plugins for popular creative tools  —  Luma AI, a San Francisco artificial intelligence startup, today announced the release of Dream Machine, a powerful new AI system capable …

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