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AI DOMINATES WWDC

Plus Could AI End Animal Testing

AI Set to Dominate Apple’s WWDC with iOS 18 and New AI Features

Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is expected to focus heavily on AI, particularly generative AI, which has become increasingly popular among tech giants. The anticipated iOS 18 update could introduce AI features like news summaries, photo editing tools, and enhanced app recommendations. Additionally, Apple may announce a partnership with OpenAI to integrate ChatGPT into iOS 18

AI Job Market Booms: Generative AI Job Postings Skyrocket

Generative AI job postings on Indeed have surged tenfold in the past year and 75-fold over two years, now comprising 0.12% of all listings. AI roles in the U.S. approach 2% of postings, with high salaries up to $450,000. Demand is growing for skills in generative AI modeling, data science, and machine learning.

Could AI End Animal Testing?

AI may eliminate the need for animal testing by efficiently analyzing existing data and predicting chemical toxicity. AI systems like AnimalGAN and Virtual Second Species are being developed to simulate animal reactions to chemicals, potentially replacing real tests. While full regulatory approval is pending, experts see AI as a promising alternative to outdated animal testing methods.

Does AI Steal Art or Help Create It? It Depends on Who You Ask

AI-generated art has sparked controversy. While some artists, like Joshua Vermillion, find AI tools transformative, others, like Katria Raden, feel threatened. Concerns center around job loss, copyright infringement, and the ethical use of training data. Legal battles and new protective tools like Glaze and Nightshade highlight the ongoing struggle to balance innovation and artistic integrity.

Humane AI Pin Charging Case Recalled Due to Fire Risk

Humane warns AI Pin Pro users to stop using the charging case immediately due to a fire risk from faulty battery cells supplied by a third-party vendor. The AI Pin itself and other accessories are safe. The company offers two free months of its subscription service but hasn’t mentioned replacements. 

Zoom CEO Predicts AI Avatars to Replace Humans in Meetings

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan envisions AI avatars attending virtual meetings on behalf of individuals within five to six years. These AI systems, trained on personal behavior and speech patterns, could free up time for more in-person interactions and reduce the workweek, allowing for more family time

Can RAG Technology Fix AI’s Hallucination Problem?

RAG, or Retrieval Augmented Generation, aims to reduce AI confabulation by blending language model processes with external data searches. It improves AI accuracy by sourcing updated information but isn’t a cure-all, as AI can still misinterpret data. Despite limitations, RAG represents a significant step forward in enhancing AI reliability.

NOYB Files Complaints Against Meta Over AI Data Use in 11 European Countries

Austrian privacy group NOYB has filed complaints in 11 European countries against Meta for allegedly using users’ personal data to train AI models without sufficient transparency or compliance with GDPR. Meta’s updated privacy policy, effective June 26, aims to use public and non-public data for AI technology, prompting concerns about user consent and data protection.

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