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Apple, AI, and Privacy

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Apple unveils new AI features for iOS 18 and macOS Sequoia at WWDC 2024, while Tim Cook highlights ongoing AI reliability challenges.

Apple's new AI features

Apple's new AI features introduced at WWDC 2024 are set to arrive in iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia. The Apple Intelligence suite includes advanced functionalities like an Image Playground and tighter integration with OpenAI's ChatGPT, aiming to boost Siri's capabilities. Despite the anticipated excitement, users might face a waitlist for initial access as part of the limited preview phase.

Tim Cook candidly mentioned to The Washington Post that he isn't 100 percent sure the AI system can avoid hallucinations, highlighting ongoing challenges in AI reliability. Nevertheless, Apple's announcements have buoyed investor confidence, with the company's stock reaching an all-time high shortly after these revelations.

In a significant move, Apple has strengthened partnerships with external AI developers, including plans to incorporate Google Gemini. As a reassurance, Apple confirmed that it doesn't use personal data to train its AI, maintaining user privacy as a key priority while expanding its AI horizons.

Elon Musk and OpenAI

Elon Musk has discontinued his lawsuit against OpenAI and its CEO, Sam Altman, which focused on an alleged breach of contract. Legal analysts had been skeptical about the strength of his claims.

In response to the recent Apple and OpenAI partnership integrating ChatGPT into Siri, Musk has voiced strong objections, labeling the integration as “creepy spyware.”

Though the lawsuit has been dropped, Musk remains determined to dominate the AI industry through his own ventures, including his $24 billion startup xAI and EV giant Tesla.

AI in marketing and business

AI allows marketers to make data-driven decisions faster, says NICE CMO Einat Weiss. While AI isn't new to marketing, its improvement has allowed companies to get an even better understanding of its customers. This rapid development in AI technology enhances marketing strategies by providing insightful customer data and boosting efficiency.

Elon Musk is once again attempting to court advertisers for Twitter/X, despite his previous hostile comments. His new approach aims to scoop ad dollars, reflecting a shift in strategy to attract marketing investments. As AI reshapes industries, Musk's move highlights the growing significance of AI-driven marketing efforts in social media.

In tech news, MediaTek is developing a new chip designed for Microsoft Windows focusing on AI capabilities, predicting a flood of new competition in the PC market. Meanwhile, the US might impose restrictions on China's access to advanced semiconductor architectures and high-end memory chips, impacting their AI development capabilities.

AI in creative fields

AI has the power to revolutionize the creative industry. Technologist Kylan Gibbs unveiled Caleb, an AI agent capable of interacting with users through personality and internal reasoning, potentially transforming entertainment experiences.

At the TED 2024 conference, Gibbs outlined a vision for the future of storytelling in games, driven by AI advancements. Additionally, Inworld AI showcased the potential for more immersive narrative experiences.

In the realm of voice cloning, Camb's Mars5 model competes with ElevenLabs by offering higher realism across 140 languages, while Stability AI unveiled Stable Diffusion 3, a sophisticated text-to-image model promising photorealistic results.

AI and data privacy

Adobe has updated its terms of service to clarify that it won't train AI on customers' work. This change follows a week of user backlash concerning potential misuse of their creative content. The new clause aims to address privacy concerns and secure user trust.

Apple similarly reassures users that it doesn't use personal data to train its AI models. This move underscores the company's commitment to privacy amid increasing scrutiny over data practices. However, users should still be aware of the data-use policies if connecting to third-party AI services like ChatGPT.

The growing integration of AI raises data privacy risks, exemplified by the controversy surrounding the NewsBreak app, which allegedly spreads AI misinformation and has links to a blacklisted firm. Experts warn against sharing sensitive information with AI platforms until robust policies are in place.

Selected articles of the day

Astrocade raises $12M for AI-based social gaming platform

Astrocade AI announced a $12 million seed funding round for its AI-based social gaming platform for casual games.

Read on VentureBeat

Exclusive: Camb takes on ElevenLabs with open voice cloning AI model Mars5 offering higher realism, support for 140 languages

It not only emulates the original voice but also its complex prosodic parameters, including rhythm, emotion and intonation in 140 languages.

Read on VentureBeat

Stability AI launches Stable Diffusion 3, its ‘most sophisticated image generation model yet’

Stability AI today launched Stable Diffusion 3 Medium, which the British startup calls its “most advanced text-to-image open model yet.” Comprised of 2 billion parameters, SD3 Medium promises photorealistic results without complex workflows. Crucially, the mo…

Read on The Next Web

Tech war: new US restrictions could deny China access to chip making services from TSMC, Samsung

A reported US move to restrict China's access to an advanced semiconductor architecture and high-end memory chips for artificial intelligence (AI...

Read on Yahoo Entertainment

PCs are about to be flooded with new chip competition

MediaTek is reportedly developing a new chip designed for Microsoft Windows that focuses on AI capabilities.

Read on Digital Trends

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