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Apple unveils new AI features + Apple Vision Pro at WWDC 2023
⚡ Today’s Highlights
📰 News: Apple unveils new AI features along with Apple Vision Pro at WWDC 2023
💰 Funding: Simfoni, Humanz, and Pasabi
🦾 Tools: Revolutionize the hiring process with GPT-4 and build custom ChatGPT apps with private data
📅 Events: Data Science Salon NYC is happening tomorrow and Thursday!
📰 Today's Top Stories
(9 min read) (Source: VentureBeat)
TLDR: At Apple's WWDC 2023, the company showcased advancements in AI and machine learning across its products. The new features include:
An improved iPhone autocorrect using a transformer language model, a private and encrypted journaling app called Journal, adaptive audio and conversation awareness for AirPods, and the ability of the Photos app to identify cats and dogs through computer vision.
Apple's on-device AI approach ensures user privacy and utilizes its neural engine for processing. By integrating AI technologies, Apple aims to provide personalized and efficient experiences while maintaining data security.
The introduction of Apple Vision Pro, an augmented reality headset, also demonstrated Apple's commitment to incorporating AI in its hardware offerings. The (almost) $3500 headset which will come out early next year, utilizes machine learning-based features like Persona, which creates lifelike digital representations of users during video conferences.
The Big Picture: Needless to say, these AI and machine learning advancements highlight Apple's dedication to enhancing user experiences and are an enticing step towards further AI/ML integration into Apple products.
Watch the full keynote presentation here:
Or check out this supercut that The Verge put together of the main AI announcements from the 2-hour keynote presentation.
(4 min read) (Source: Financial Times)
TLDR: UK’s Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, will visit Washington to discuss British "leadership" in the development and regulation of AI with President Joe Biden.
He will explore the idea of creating a "CERN for AI" based on the international particle physics project and propose a global AI regulatory body inspired by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The UK sees potential for a post-Brexit leadership role in AI, bridging the US and EU trading blocs and maintaining a working economic relationship with China. They aim to align their approach with the US and other allies and potentially host the international regulatory body.
(4 min read) (Source: Reuters)
TLDR: Elon Musk revealed that during his recent trip to China, he had productive discussions with senior Chinese leadership about the risks of AI and that his understanding is that China will be initiating AI regulations in the country.
China's cyberspace regulator has already unveiled draft measures for managing generative AI services, requiring firms to submit security assessments before launching their offerings. Allegedly, the Chinese government ‘supports AI innovation’ but emphasizes that content generated by generative AI must align with the country's core socialist values and measures should be implemented to prevent discrimination in algorithms and training data.
💰 Funding Alerts
1. Simfoni, a spend management platform powered by AI, raised $8 million in a Series A-2 funding round led by Kearney, a global management consultancy, with participation from existing investor PeakSpan Capital.
With the funding, Simfoni plans to expand the delivery of comprehensive procurement solutions, leveraging Kearney's strategic consulting approach and expertise in operations, sustainability, and governance.
Simfoni’s platform features AI-enabled analytics, sourcing optimization, and spend automation.
The partnership aims to advance a groundbreaking composable tail spend management solution and service delivery model, driving savings, improving efficiency, and enhancing user experiences for organizations across industries.
With the funds, Humanz intends to continue growing its operations in an efficient and smart manner, focusing on the U.S. market and taking into account the state of the markets.
3. Pasabi, a Trust & Safety platform utilizing AI, secured a multi-million-dollar investment deal with global technology consultancy VeUP, as part of their €100m growth fund to support high potential Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) using Amazon Web Services.
Pasabi’s platform utilizes AI, behavioral analytics, and pattern detection to detect and combat fraud threats in marketplaces, platforms, and online communities.
With the funds, Pasabi intends to expand its operations globally and further enhance its fraud detection technology, providing more authentic and trusted digital experiences by combating bad actors, fake reviews, scams, counterfeit, and fake accounts.
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👀 More Reading:
ChatGPT Needs to Go to College. Will OpenAI Pay? (Bloomberg)
In AI We Do Not Trust (Forbes)
A Defense of Humanity in the Age of AI (The Atlantic)
🌎 Fresh Content
1. The TechTank podcast from The Brookings Institution tackled the difficult topic of how AI will disrupt elections and influence voter choices. Political tensions are running high, and with the 2024 election around the corner, generative AI already poses a considerable threat to the integrity of future elections. (Spotify)
2. Two Minute Papers went over many of the amazing things that GPT-4 is capable of with the addition of web browsing and other plugins as well as the drawbacks that still limit it. (YouTube)
📅 Upcoming Events
Don’t miss Data Science Salon NYC (June 7-8, 2023 / New York, NY, USA + Virtual), the annual one-day 150-person conferences focused on AI and machine learning applications in finance & technology (June 7) and media & advertising (June 8). Finance & Technology takes place at S&P Global Market Intelligence and Media & Advertising takes place at Blender Workspace in the heart of NoMad. The events bring local industry leaders and specialists face-to-face to educate each other on innovative solutions in artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive analytics and acceptance around best practices. Register today to attend in-person or virtually!
The Open Data Science Conference 2023 (June 14-15, 2023 / Tobacco Dock, London, England + Virtual) helps you build job-ready skills and stay up-to-date with the latest advances in machine learning, NLP, LLMs, data analytics, responsible AI, and more with ODSC East’s expert-led, immersive, training sessions. With 300 hours of content, the conference features a wide range of sessions for data scientists at every level, from beginner to expert.
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