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Apple integrates ChatGPT into new devices for enhanced AI capabilities. Google introduces Gemini AI for better email management. Adobe reassures users on AI training concerns. Elon Musk drops OpenAI lawsuit.

Apple's AI Integration

Apple has integrated AI into its ecosystem, showcasing it as a feature, not a product. This strategic move, highlighted during WWDC 2024, introduces an Apple Intelligence suite across iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Unlike competitors focusing on standalone chatbots, Apple emphasizes a holistic experience.

In a landmark partnership, ChatGPT will now be part of all new Apple devices. Interestingly, Apple is not paying OpenAI for this integration, banking instead on enhancing brand exposure. This agreement fortifies Apple's position in the AI landscape without direct monetary exchange, relying on the idea that mass deployment is worth more than cash.

Apple's stock has soared following these announcements, placing it once again as the world's most valuable company, overtaking Microsoft. The AI-driven features are expected to streamline tasks, potentially reducing the time users spend on their devices, as noted by CEO Tim Cook. This shift could drive a new upgrade cycle, prompting users to adopt the latest advancements in Apple's ecosystem.

Elon Musk's AI Ventures

Elon Musk has decided to drop his lawsuit against OpenAI and its CEO Sam Altman. Despite this, the mercurial billionaire remains focused on dominating the AI space with his $24 billion startup xAI and EV giant Tesla. Musk’s AI ventures include aspirations to access Apple’s over one billion iPhone users, a move seen as significantly beneficial for his AI ambitions.

However, Musk’s activities have sparked controversy. A group of Tesla shareholders is suing him, alleging he diverted AI talent and resources to his new company xAI. Additionally, Tesla investors approved Musk's $55 billion pay package amid shareholder drama that unfolded over his compensation.

At a recent investor event, Musk took to the stage in triumph but acknowledged that the company has only won its first battle. The approval of his lucrative pay plan marks a significant, yet contested, victory in his ongoing trajectory in both AI and the auto industry.

Generative AI-Powered Startups

Amazon says that it will commit up to $230 million to startups building generative AI-powered applications. The investment, roughly $80 million of which will fund Amazon's second AWS Generative AI Accelerat...

Amazon unveiled a new generative AI-powered version of its Alexa voice assistant at a packed event in September 2023, demonstrating how the digital assistant could engage in more natural conversation. However, nearly a year later, the updated Alexa has yet to...

The partnership isn't expected to generate meaningful revenue for either company right now, people familiar with the deal said.

AI in Email and Chat

Apple and OpenAI have announced a transformative partnership to embed ChatGPT into new Apple devices. Notably, Apple will not pay OpenAI for this integration, which promises to enhance user experience with the market's best AI chatbot.

Meanwhile, Google introduces new Gemini AI tools aimed at revolutionizing email management. These tools help users read, write, and manage emails more efficiently, marking a significant step forward in AI-enhanced communication.

Despite recent controversies, OpenAI's CEO Sam Altman continues to thrive, demonstrating resilience and leadership amid the firm's challenging landscape. In another creative application, users are leveraging ChatGPT to quickly generate HTML5 games, showcasing the versatility and evolving capabilities of AI technology.

AI and Data Privacy Concerns

Adobe has updated its terms of service, promising it will not train AI on customers' work. This announcement follows backlash from users who were concerned about potential misuse of their creative content. The move aims to reassure user concerns over data privacy.

To ensure your Apple data isn't used by OpenAI for training models, users must check OpenAI's data-use policies. While connecting to ChatGPT, there are options to stop data usage for AI training, maintaining user control over their personal information.

AI chatbots continue to struggle with gender stereotypes. Research indicates that users often prefer female voices, perceived as less threatening. In cases like China's disinformation campaigns, the impact of these biases on AI usage becomes evident, affecting social and political dynamics.

Selected articles of the day

Elon Musk has been draining Tesla's AI talent dry, shareholders allege in lawsuit

A group of Tesla shareholders are suing Elon Musk, alleging he diverted AI talent and resources to his new company xAI.

Read on Business Insider

Tesla has put 2 Optimus robots to work on its factory floor

In a rundown of what the company has achieved since 2018, Tesla said it had deployed two Optimus bots "performing tasks in the factory autonomously."

Read on Business Insider

Entertainment is getting an AI upgrade | Kylan Gibbs

AI has the power to bring your favorite fictional characters to life, says technologist Kylan Gibbs. Introducing Caleb, an "AI agent" with personality and internal reasoning, he demonstrates how AI-powered characters can interact with people in novel ways, ge…

Read on Ted.com

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

Ukrainian military creates new Unmanned Systems Forces branch for drone warfare

Ukraine on Tuesday launched its Unmanned Systems Forces, a new branch of its military focused on drone warfare that officials said was the first of its kind.

Read on ABC News

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