• Friday • May 10, 2024

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    New York Times

    Apple Will Revamp Siri to Catch Up to Its Chatbot Competitors

    Apple Plans to Announce That It Will Bring Generative A.I. To iPhones

    Apple’s top software executives decided early last year that Siri, the company’s virtual assistant, needed a brain transplant. The decision came after the executives Craig Federighi and John Giannandrea spent weeks testing OpenAI’s new chatbot, ChatGPT. The product’s use of generative artificial intelligence, which can write poetry, create computer code and answer complex questions, made Siri look antiquated, said two people familiar with the company’s work, who didn’t have permission to speak publicly.

  • Monday • April 22, 2024

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    Industry News Source

    Apple acquires French startup behind AI and computer vision technology

    Datakalab Described Itself as “Experts in Low Power, Runtime Efficient, and Deep Learning Algorithms” That Work on Device

    Apple has reportedly acquired Datakalab, a Paris, France-based startup specializing in artificial intelligence compression and computer vision technology. According to French business magazine Challenges, the acquisition was finalized in December.

    On its LinkedIn page, Datakalab highlights “industry leading compression and adaptation to deploy embedded computer vision that is fast, cost-effective and precise.” Prior to the Apple acquisition had between 10 and 20 employees.

    Datakalab teamed up with the French government in May 2020 to deploy AI tools into Paris transportation systems to check whether people were wearing face masks. The company also worked with Disney and other partners in the past.

  • Tuesday • January 2, 2024

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    Samsung Places AI at Forefront as 2024 Phone Launches Kick Off

    The World’s Most Prolific Smartphone Maker is Leaning Into Artificial Intelligence as the Key to Unlocking Greater Sales This Year.

    Samsung Electronics Co. announced it plans to launch its next flagship device on Jan. 17 in San Jose, California — likely to be known as the Galaxy S24 — with a livestreamed event. The teaser to the launch promises only that “Galaxy AI is coming.” In past years, Samsung and fellow mobile makers have relied on improvements in camera technology and flexible displays to stand out, but 2024 promises to be a year where added AI capabilities take center stage.

    More than a billion smartphones with built-in generative AI are expected to be shipped by the end of 2027, according to Counterpoint Research estimates. OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Dall-E tools, which generate text or visual responses to users’ queries, are at the forefront of a generative-AI wave that’s swept across the tech industry — and helped make Nvidia Corp. a trillion-dollar company by providing the key AI-training accelerators. The next step in advancing the technology is to integrate it into devices, as US chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. has touted over the past year.

  • Friday • December 29, 2023

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    The Verge

    Microsoft’s Copilot app is now available on iOS

    The Microsoft Copilot App Lets You Ask Questions, Draft Text, and Generate Images Using AI

    Just days after introducing a Copilot app on Android, Microsoft has rolled out an app for its AI chatbot on iOS and iPadOS. Both versions of the app are now available to download from the Apple App Store.

    The app gives you access to Microsoft Copilot (formerly Bing Chat) and works similarly to OpenAI’s ChatGPT mobile app. In addition to letting you ask questions, draft emails, and summarize text, you can also create images through an integration with the text-to-image generator DALL-E3.

    And, unlike the free version of ChatGPT which runs GPT-3.5, Copilot lets you access GPT-4, the latest large language model (LLM) from OpenAI, without having to pay for a subscription.

    With Microsoft’s rebrand of Bing Chat to Copilot, the company is moving toward offering a standalone experience similar to ChatGPT. Along with rolling out apps on Android and Apple devices, Microsoft also created a web experience for Copilot that’s separate from Bing.

  • Tuesday • October 3, 2023

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    Industry News Source

    Samsung is adding cloud gaming to your Galaxy phone, and it could arrive this week

    Samsung Has Somewhat Quietly Been Working on its Own Cloud Gaming Service For a While Now

    “Apparently, the goal is to eliminate download times for games. Users would be able to stream mobile games immediately without downloading the title from the Play Store or Galaxy Store, which Samsung hopes will make ads for games more effective. The company is apparently also planning to cut service fees for this cloud gaming option to be below the 30% seen through the Play Store and Apple App Store in order to attract developers.”

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