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💫 Nvidia's next-gen AI superchip
⚖️ Supreme Court sides with Apple on App Store payment rules
🎵 Universal Music collaborates with Google on AI song licensing
🧑‍🎨 Slack's biggest redesign ever
✈️ AI's role in reducing airlines' contrail climate impact

💫 Nvidia's next-gen AI superchipLINK

  • Nvidia unveils the NVIDIA GH200 Grace Hopper platform with the world's first HBM3e processor, targeting generative AI workloads.
  • The Grace Hopper Superchip can link with other Superchips via Nvidia NVLink, offering a combined 1.2TB of memory in dual mode.
  • System manufacturers are expected to release the first models based on Grace Hopper in Q2 of 2024.
  • ⚖️ Supreme Court sides with Apple on App Store payment rulesLINK

  • The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Epic Games' appeal against Apple regarding changes to App Store payment options.
  • Epic Games had accused Apple of monopolistic practices, especially concerning its 30% "App Store tax" on purchases.
  • The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals criticized Apple's arguments but upheld a delay on an injunction requested by Epic.
  • 🎵 Universal Music collaborates with Google on AI song licensingLINK

  • Universal Music Group is negotiating with Google to license artists' voices and melodies for AI-generated songs, with Warner Music also participating.
  • Artists could opt out of the system, but the move could allow fans to create deepfakes of their favorite musicians.
  • While this might be lucrative for record labels, it poses challenges for artists who want to keep their voices free from AI-cloning.
  • 🧑‍🎨 Slack's biggest redesign everLINK

  • Slack is updating its interface for the first time in three years, with channels moving to the right and a new taskbar providing quick access to DMs and notifications.
  • The redesign offers new features, including a "Later" function for marking conversations for follow-up, an improved search functionality, and a new "create" button for messages and channels.
  • While Slack hints at AI-focused developments, the new UI will be available for new teams immediately and for existing users in the upcoming months.
  • ✈️ AI's role in reducing airlines' contrail climate impactLINK

  • Contrails from airplanes trap heat in Earth's atmosphere, leading to a net warming effect.
  • Pilots at American used Google’s AI predictions and Breakthrough Energy’s models to choose altitudes less likely to produce contrails.
  • After 70 test flights, satellite imagery revealed a 54% reduction in contrails, suggesting commercial flights can lessen their environmental impact.
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    Lyft aims to eliminate surge pricing due to abundant driver supply and rider dissatisfaction, resulting in reduced revenue but increased user numbers.LINK

    AI-generated books falsely using Jane Friedman's name surfaced on Amazon and Goodreads, sparking concerns over copyright and author identity verification.LINK

    DARPA's AI Cyber Challenge, supported by top tech firms, aims to enhance software security using AI, focusing on open source vulnerabilities and cyberdefense.LINK

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