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The New York Times is suing OpenAI and Microsoft, alleging that millions of its articles were used without permission to train ChatGPT. The lawsuit claims this action is costing the newspaper subscription revenue and advertising clicks, as ChatGPT sometimes produces verbatim excerpts from its articles. This is part of a series of copyright infringement cases against OpenAI in 2023, involving various authors and creatives. The outcomes of these lawsuits are still pending.
Kai-Fu Lee, a prominent venture capitalist and AI expert in China, has commented on the current state of China's generative AI sector. He observes that numerous major Chinese internet firms and startups are actively developing their own large language models (LLMs), partly due to the exclusion of U.S. AI services like OpenAI and Google in China. This has led to a competitive environment, which Lee describes as a "qualifying round," where companies are focused on demonstrating their capability to create high-quality AI models. The next phase, according to Lee, will center on strategies for revenue growth and profitability.
Samsung's upcoming 2024 Bespoke 4-Door Flex Refrigerator with AI Family Hub+, set to be unveiled at CES, represents a new generation of smart fridges. It features an AI-powered camera that identifies up to 33 food items and suggests recipes based on fridge contents. Integrated with the Samsung Health app, it offers personalized recipes catering to various dietary needs like gluten-free or vegan. The fridge's "Image to Recipe" feature uses advanced Vision AI to create recipes from food photos.This latest model highlights Samsung's shift towards AI-centric appliances, complementing their broader AI kitchen product range, including an updated induction cooktop.
Legendary designer Jony Ive and Sam Altman of OpenAI have enlisted Tang Tan, an outgoing Apple executive, for a new AI hardware project. Tan, who led iPhone and watch product design at Apple, will join Ive's design firm, LoveFrom, to lead hardware engineering. This collaboration aims to develop advanced AI devices, marking a significant step since Ive left Apple in 2019. The project is still in its early stages, focusing on talent acquisition and concept development. Tan's move highlights a broader trend of design talent leaving Apple, with the company experiencing several key departures since Ive's exit. Altman, briefly removed as OpenAI's CEO, is actively involved in funding efforts for this venture. LoveFrom has grown significantly, attracting top-tier clients and former Apple employees. This initiative signifies a notable intersection of design and AI technology, spearheaded by industry veterans.
Music producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are spearheading an effort in the music industry to engage lawmakers on Capitol Hill. This initiative aims to address the challenges posed by AI to the music industry