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Meta pauses AI training plans in the EU after data protection concerns. Apple partners with OpenAI for ChatGPT integration. Amazon invests $230 million in generative AI startups.

AI and Data Privacy Regulations

Meta has announced that it will pause plans to train its AI systems using data from users in the European Union and the U.K. This decision follows strong pushback from Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC), Meta's primary regulatory authority in the EU.

The DPC advised Meta to delay training its large language models (LLMs) on public user information due to concerns over data protection. In response, Meta has postponed the launch of its AI models in Europe.

Apple and OpenAI Partnership

Apple and OpenAI announced a landmark partnership this week to ingrain ChatGPT into every new iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The agreement has obvious benefits for Apple, giving it the best AI chatbot on the market. However, Apple will not pay OpenAI to use ChatGPT; instead, pushing OpenAI’s brand to hundreds of millions is seen as more valuable.

While Apple relies on Google’s cloud network and AI chips to bolster its AI capabilities, no financial terms are involved in this collaboration for now. The partnership is not expected to generate significant revenue for either company at this stage, according to people familiar with the deal.

AI in Politics

AI Steve and VIC, chatbots, are entering politics and running for office in 2024. This unprecedented move highlights the increasing role of AI in public life and governance, raising questions about their potential influence and capabilities.

Former President Donald Trump expressed concerns over AI deepfakes, suggesting they could trigger nuclear war. In a discussion with Logan Paul, he emphasized the need for America to formulate strategies to counteract such AI threats.

Sources: Wired Time

Generative AI Investments

Amazon has announced a significant investment of $230 million in generative AI startups. This initiative includes approximately $80 million dedicated to funding Amazon's second AWS Generative AI Accelerator program. The move represents a strong commitment to advance AI-powered applications.

A McKinsey executive has advised summer interns to focus on generative AI, emphasizing that learning to ask the right questions will be the key to professional success.

AI Enhancements in Tech Devices

Apple is emphasizing AI as an integrated experience within their products, rather than offering it as a stand-alone app. This approach highlights its value in providing a seamless user experience.

Chromebooks are enhancing their AI capabilities by adopting Android's kernel and framework, which promises to bring more sophisticated features to ChromeOS.

The new Honor Magic V Flip is set to challenge Samsung with its advanced cover screen and AI camera functionalities, showcasing a blend of innovative design and technology.

Selected articles of the day

Bill Gates is going nuclear: How his latest project could power U.S. homes and AI

The billionaire philanthropist tells Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep his new TerraPower nuclear plant is safer than traditional builds. He’s putting his own money behind the project.

Read on NPR

Amazon Says It'll Spend $230 Million On Generative AI Startups

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: 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…

Read on Slashdot.org

Meta Pauses Plans To Train AI Using European Users' Data, Bowing To Regulatory Pressure

Meta has confirmed that it will pause plans to start training its AI systems using data from its users in the European Union and U.K. From a report: The move follows pushback from the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), Meta's lead regulator in the EU, wh…

Read on Slashdot.org

You could get partial ownership of an AI company that may have scraped photos of your face online

Clearview AI used people's photos to train its facial recognition software. Now, it's agreed to a settlement that would give a stake to those people.

Read on Business Insider

Trump Worries AI Deepfakes Could Trigger Nuclear War

Former President Donald Trump discussed with Logan Paul how AI deepfakes could cause nuclear war, and how America should respond.

Read on Time

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