Apple has enlisted K-pop girl band NewJeans to woo users in South Korea — the home ground of arch-rival Samsung Electronics Co. — as the world’s most valuable company bets on a post-Covid global rebound in spending. The iPhone maker is opening its fifth store in the center of Seoul’s posh Gangnam district, with local media reporting plans to open a sixth this year. Seoul would then have more Apple Stores than in iPhone-loving Tokyo.
2023년 5월과 6월, OpenAI의 최고경영자(CEO) 샘 알트만이 세계 투어를 통해 인공지능(AI) 사용자, 개발자 및 관심 있는 사람들과 만날 예정이다. 알트만은 최근 트위터를 통해 이 소식을 전하고 AI에 대한 피드백, 기능 요청 및 의견을 공유할 수 있는 기회를 제공할 것임을 밝혔다.
알트만의 세계 투어는 총 16개 도시를 방문할 계획이며, 이는 토론토, 워싱턴 DC, 리우데자네이루, 라고스, 마드리드, 브뤼셀, 뮌헨, 런던, 파리, 텔아비브, 두바이, 뉴델리, 싱가포르, 자카르타, 서울 및 도쿄와 같이 5개 대륙에 걸쳐 있다. 알트만은 일부 도시에서 강연을 통해 인공지능 기술에 대한 정보를 전달하고, 정책 결정자들과의 만남을 통해 협력 방안을 논의할 계획이다.
ChatGPT-maker and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is embarking on a world tour in May and June 2023 to meet with OpenAI users, developers, and people interested in artificial intelligence (AI) in general. Altman took to Twitter to announce the news and invited individuals to come hang out and share their feedback, feature requests, and other thoughts on AI. Altman's world tour will take him to 16 cities across five continents, including Toronto, Washington DC, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos, Madrid, Brussels, Munich, London, Paris, Tel Aviv, Dubai, New Delhi, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo. He is hoping to give talks in some of these cities and meet with policymakers.
A new analytical report this morning covers India's PC and Tablet Markets for Q4 2022 with Apple being the leader in tablets with a whopping 135.1% Year-over-Year growth. Apple's market share in 2021 was 13.7% and in 2022 it leaped to 34.7%. Apple's surge in Q4 2022 replaced Samsung as the tablet leader in India a year ago.
E3, the video game industry’s biggest annual expo, has been cancelled. The show had been due to make a return after years of Covid-19 disruption this June in Los Angeles, but in a joint statement, the US’s Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and events company Reedpop announced it would no longer be going ahead.
From chess engines to Google translate, artificial intelligence has existed in some form since the mid-20th century. But these days, the technology is developing faster than most people can make sense of it. That leaves regular people vulnerable to misleading claims about what AI tools can do and who’s responsible for their impact.
Microsoft is “exploring” putting ads in the responses given by Bing Chat, its new search agent powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4. While these sponsored responses are clearly labeled as such, it does make one question how far we’ve really come from the old model of ads on search engines.
Block is still presumably exploring its legal options. Hindenburg Research changed its accounts’ names to “Donald Trump’s” and “Jack Dorsey,’ and they were still able to send and receive money. They even got a debit card under the name Donald Trump!
Midjourney is ending free trials of its AI image generator after users created fake images. CEO David Holz says new safeguards haven't been "sufficient" to prevent misuse. Users used the tool to make fake images of Donald Trump being arrested and Pope Francis wearing a trendy coat.
OpenAI is facing a new complaint to the Federal Trade Commission. The complaint urges the agency to investigate the group and suspend its commercial deployment of large language models. The group says the large language model fails to meet the agency’s standards for AI. The FTC declined to comment.
Apple Pay Later, the company's Buy Now Pay Later service, has launched in the U.S. for selected users. The service allows users to split payments into installments, with loans ranging from $50 to $1,000. Payments are tracked in Apple Wallet and require a linked debit card for transactions. Despite concerns about debt accumulation and consumer protection, Apple ensures user data is secure and private. Apple Financing LLC manages the loans and will report them to U.S. credit bureaus in the fall.
Beijing’s regulatory crackdown on the Chinese tech sector began in late 2020, wiping off more than a combined $1 trillion from the country’s biggest companies. There are now signs that the central government is softening its stance towards internet titans like Alibaba in a move that could prove positive for Chinese tech stocks.