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Elon Musk sues OpenAI and Sam Altman over ‘betrayal’ of non-profit AI mission

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1. Elon Musk sues OpenAI and Sam Altman over ‘betrayal’ of non-profit AI mission

Elon Musk has sued OpenAI, its co-founders Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, alleging that the company has breached its original contractual agreements by pursuing profits instead of the nonprofit's mission to develop AI that benefits humanity.

Musk claims that OpenAI has shifted to a for-profit model, commercializing its AGI research with Microsoft, a technology company with significant value. Musk is seeking injunctions, accounting, and potential restitution of donations meant to fund OpenAI's public-minded research.

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2. Windows 11 gets Microsoft Copilot plugins and more AI upgrades

Microsoft is introducing several upgrades to its AI assistant, Copilot Pro, to enhance its functionality in Windows 11. The main addition is support for plugins, allowing users to connect Copilot to various services like OpenTable, Instacart, Kayak, Klarna, and Shopify.

Copilot also allows users to access system settings, such as battery saver mode, hardware profile, Live Captions, Narrator, and Screen Magnifier. Additionally, Windows 11 apps like Photos and Clipchamp are getting AI enhancements, including Generative Erase and Silence Removal AI tools.

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3. Meta is releasing 'more responsive' Llama 3 AI model in July

Meta is set to launch its next generation artificial intelligence model, Llama 3, in July. This fully open source alternative to OpenAI's GPT-4 and Google's Gemini, will provide better responses to contentious questions like race and equality.

Llama 3 is expected to be larger than Llama 2, with over 100 billion parameters, but it is not yet clear if it will be multimodal or able to understand images, video, and text. Meta is working on ways to "loosen up" Llama 3 while maintaining overall safety, as it faces increasing pressure from regulators and national governments over AI safety.

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4. Former Twitter engineers are building Particle, an AI-powered news reader

Ideogram 1.0 latest version of advanced text-to-image model, offering state-of-the-art text rendering, photorealism, prompt adherence, and a new feature called Magic Prompt. It is now available on ideogram.ai, where users can join a global community of creators and access daily free generations.

Ideogram 1.0 addresses the issue of inaccurate AI-generated text within images, reducing error rates by almost 2x compared to existing models. It also generates sharp, detailed images while understanding complex prompts and enables users to generate images with various aspect ratios and styles.

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5. 50-year-old mom built a $1.3 billion startup inspired by unreliable school buses

Ritu Narayan, a tech product manager at companies like eBay and Oracle, left her job to create Zum, an AI-backed electric school bus service. The service, which started as a self-funded Uber, quickly gained popularity with Bay Area parents. In 2019, she asked local schools to promote Zum to parents, but instead, they offered to enlist Zum as a privatized school bus fleet.

Narayan faced a turning point: stick with her original vision or completely revamp Zum's services and infrastructure, competing with larger established bus companies. She took the risk and now has over $1.5 billion worth of contracts in place with over 4,000 private and public schools across California, Washington, Texas, Illinois, Tennessee, and Maryland.

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