SoftBank chief: Forget AGI, ASI will be here within 10 years

SoftBank founder and CEO Masayoshi Son has claimed that artificial super intelligence (ASI) could be a reality within the next decade.

Speaking at SoftBank's annual meeting in Tokyo on June 21, Son painted a picture of a future where AI far surpasses human intelligence, potentially revolutionising life as we know it. Son asserted that by 2030, AI could be "one to 10 times smarter than humans," and by 2035, it might reach a staggering "10,000 times smarter" than human...

Apple’s EU AI delay: Innovation vs regulation

Apple announced on Friday that it would block its highly anticipated Apple Intelligence AI features, iPhone Mirroring, and SharePlay Screen Sharing for EU users. While not entirely unexpected, this decision underscores the growing tension between rapid technological advancement and the EU's stringent regulatory framework, particularly the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

From the EU's perspective, this delay represents both a triumph and...

Anthropic’s Claude 3.5 Sonnet beats GPT-4o in most benchmarks

Anthropic has launched Claude 3.5 Sonnet, its mid-tier model that outperforms competitors and even surpasses Anthropic's current top-tier Claude 3 Opus in various evaluations.

Claude 3.5 Sonnet is now accessible for free on Claude.ai and the Claude iOS app, with higher rate limits for Claude Pro and Team plan subscribers. It's also available through the Anthropic API, Amazon Bedrock, and Google Cloud's Vertex AI. The model is priced at $3 per million input tokens and $15 per...

Broadcom’s AI surge challenges Nvidia’s dominance

Riding the AI wave, semiconductor giant Broadcom has joined the stampede of companies chasing Nvidia for a piece of the lucrative AI chip market. The computing and software conglomerate is up more than 66% in the past year, as it makes power moves to establish itself as one of the most dominant players in AI today. Broadcom has been making aggressive moves that have piqued the interest of analysts and investors, from buying VMware in a $61 billion deal to strengthen its data centre and...

OpenAI co-founder Ilya Sutskever’s new startup aims for ‘safe superintelligence’

Ilya Sutskever, former chief scientist at OpenAI, has revealed his next major project after departing the AI research company he co-founded in May.

Alongside fellow OpenAI alumnus Daniel Levy and Apple's former AI lead Daniel Gross, the trio has formed Safe Superintelligence Inc. (SSI), a startup solely focused on building safe superintelligent systems.

https://twitter.com/ilyasut/status/1803472978753303014

The formation of SSI follows the brief November 2023...

Meta unveils five AI models for multi-modal processing, music generation, and more

Meta has unveiled five major new AI models and research, including multi-modal systems that can process both text and images, next-gen language models, music generation, AI speech detection, and efforts to improve diversity in AI systems.

The releases come from Meta's Fundamental AI Research (FAIR) team which has focused on advancing AI through open research and collaboration for over a decade. As AI rapidly innovates, Meta believes working with the global community is...

AI comes to Ireland’s remote Islands through Microsoft’s ‘Skill Up’ program

On Inishbofin, a small island off the western coast of Ireland where the population hovers around 170 and the main industries are farming, fishing and tourism, a quiet technology revolution has been taking place.

Artificial intelligence (AI), once thought to be the exclusive domain of big cities and tech hubs, is making its way to the furthest corners of rural Ireland, empowering locals with cutting-edge tools to boost their businesses and preserve their traditional...

NVIDIA presents latest advancements in visual AI

NVIDIA researchers are presenting new visual generative AI models and techniques at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) conference this week in Seattle. The advancements span areas like custom image generation, 3D scene editing, visual language understanding, and autonomous vehicle perception.

“Artificial intelligence, and generative AI in particular, represents a pivotal technological advancement,” said Jan Kautz, VP of learning and perception research at...

Apple is reportedly getting free ChatGPT access

Apple's newly-announced partnership with OpenAI – which brings ChatGPT capabilities to iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia – comes without any direct money exchange.

According to a Bloomberg report by Mark Gurman, "Apple isn't paying OpenAI as part of the partnership."

Instead, the Cupertino-based company is leveraging its massive user base and device ecosystem as currency.

"Apple believes pushing OpenAI's brand and technology to hundreds of millions of...

Musk ends OpenAI lawsuit while slamming Apple’s ChatGPT plans

Elon Musk has dropped his lawsuit against OpenAI, the company he co-founded in 2015. Court filings from the Superior Court of California reveal that Musk called off the legal action on June 11th, just a day before an informal conference was scheduled to discuss the discovery process.

Musk had initially sued OpenAI in March 2024, alleging breach of contracts, unfair business practices, and failure in fiduciary duty. He claimed that his contributions to the company were made "in...