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June 16, 2024, 11:35 AM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple added a Vocal Shortcuts accessibility feature in iOS 18 that lets users give Siri a new wake word, such as “hello, computer”  —  Apple in iOS 18 added a Vocal Shortcuts accessibility feature, and now that iOS 18 is available in a beta capacity, users have figured …
Andrew Williams / Wired:
Apple may not be bringing Apple Intelligence to iPhone 15, which has 6GB of RAM vs. iPhone 15 Pro's 8GB, due to RAM requirements for on-device AI processing  —  Older iPhones might well be able to cope with Apple's AI, so why won't your $900 year-old model run it?  Here's why.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at Apple's slow rollout of AI features, impressive visionOS 2 beta, plans for thinnest, lightest devices in tech, including a phone in the iPhone 17 line  —  Apple will gradually roll out its new Intelligence features over several months, seeking to avoid the pitfalls that have plagued other AI systems.
The Information:
Source: Altman told investors that OpenAI could become a for-profit business not controlled by its nonprofit board; Microsoft execs favor a for-profit option  —  OpenAI CEO Sam Altman recently told some shareholders that the artificial intelligence developer is considering changing …
Caroline O'Donovan / Washington Post:
Leaked documents reveal life-threatening issues at Amazon's primary-care service One Medical, raising concerns about Amazon's frugal approach to health care  —  Patient safety issues have increased since One Medical shifted care to a call center staffed by contractors, employees say.
The Conversation:
Despite disinformation concerns during India's elections, political parties largely used AI, including deepfakes, constructively, primarily for voter outreach  —  As India concluded the world's largest election on June 5, 2024, with over 640 million votes counted, observers could assess …
Ankit Patel / NVIDIA Blog:
Nvidia announces Nemotron-4 340B, a family of models that developers can use to generate synthetic data for training LLMs for commercial applications  —  Nemotron-4 340B, a family of models optimized for NVIDIA NeMo and NVIDIA TensorRT-LLM, includes cutting-edge instruct and reward models, and a dataset for generative AI training.
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Q&A with FTC Chair Lina Khan about scrutinizing Big Tech's “innovations in potential lawbreaking” with AI deals, use of AI at FTC, startups, acquisitions, more  —  FTC Chair Lina Khan was the youngest person appointed to her position when she assumed the job in 2021.
Chris Metinko / Crunchbase News:
A look at tech companies' investments in AI startups: Nvidia and NVentures completed a total of 32 deals in 2023, while Microsoft and M12 made 21 investments  —  Just last week it was reported chip giant Nvidia, Salesforce Ventures 1 and Cisco all participated in a $450 million investment for Toronto-based AI startup Cohere.

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