Group of writers, including Michael Chabon and David Henry Hwang, sue OpenAI for alleged copyright infringement. They claim that OpenAI illegally used their works to train its AI chatbot, ChatGPT. The lawsuit seeks class-action status and accuses OpenAI of intentional copyright infringement. This is not the first lawsuit of its kind against OpenAI. The authors are seeking to stop OpenAI from engaging in unlawful practices and are requesting damages.
Salesforce debuts Einstein Copilot, an AI assistant that integrates with its apps to simplify tasks based on user queries. Customizable via Copilot Studio, it's built on the secure Einstein Trust Layer and complements the new Einstein 1 Platform for enhanced data access.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai remains confident about the company's AI progress despite other tech firms releasing generative AI tools. Pichai believes Google's AI technology needed more maturation before integration into products. In response to OpenAI's ChatGPT, Google has redirected efforts towards its own AI tools, including the recent launch of 'Duet AI for Workspace'.
💡 Why does this matter?
Google's CEO Sundar Pichai's confidence in the company's AI strategy could indicate a successful future for Google's AI technology. However, tech investors and businesses must observe how Google integrates generative AI into its search engine, considering its significant contribution to Alphabet's revenue.
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Apple announces iPhone 15 with the Dynamic Island, USB-C charging, featuring a pill-shaped cutout for notifications and improved camera system with a 48-megapixel sensor.
Apple has unveiled the iPhone 15 Pro with a faster processor, lighter titanium frame, and improved cameras. It features a customizable Action Button and the new A17 Pro chip. The device also has three cameras on the back, including a 48-megapixel main camera with improved low-light performance. The iPhone 15 Pro supports USB-C and includes the new Ultra Wideband 2 chip for improved device tracking. MagSafe for magnetic wireless charging is retained.
Apple has introduced the second-generation Apple Watch Ultra, featuring a brighter screen, new gestures, and improved performance with the S9 chip. The rugged wearable includes a large display, titanium enclosure, and always-on Retina LTPO OLED display. The new chip offers smoother UI animations and enhanced dictation accuracy.
Apple CEO Tim Cook confirms that the Apple Vision Pro, the company's first spatial computing device, is set to be released in early 2024. Apple has been rolling out developer betas of visionOS, the operating system for the device, and has started providing developer kits to registered developers. The visionOS will include the App Store, and iPhone and iPad apps will be automatically published on the Apple Vision Pro.
Apple is introducing new 6 TB and 12 TB iCloud storage options, priced at $30 and $60 per month, respectively. These plans offer more storage for personal photos, videos, documents, and data. The storage can be shared with up to six people via Family Sharing. The new tiers also include iCloud+ features like iCloud Private Relay and HomeKit Secure Video. It is unclear if these plans can be combined with an Apple One Premier subscription for a total storage allocation of 14 terabytes.
Threads by Instagram is now offering themed icons in its latest Android beta release, following in the footsteps of rival social media app X. This move is part of Threads' push to position itself as an alternative platform to X, which has faced criticism for recent policy changes. App developers have slowly adopted themed icons, and Threads is the latest to enable this feature. The beta version of Threads includes a themed icon, and it is expected to make its way to the stable version soon.