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AI News That Matters - June 2nd 2024


OpenAI Forges Ahead of Competitors

In the rapidly evolving technology landscape, OpenAI stands ahead of major players, including Apple. Recent reports indicate Apple's turn towards OpenAI for implementing edge AI on device AI, including iPhones and Macs. The pioneering advancements of OpenAI have not been without controversy – with executive-level disputes being aired publicly. These revelations may hold implications in the dynamics of tech leadership.

Tech Giants Fuel Competition in AI Chips

In a key move to stay ahead of the curve, NVIDIA has unveiled its latest AI chip architecture, Rubin, at the Computex convention. Committed to an annual release cycle, the tech giant plans to introduce new GPUs and a central processor, Verra, to advance AI system training and deployment.

This opens new chapters in competition with major players AMD and Intel striving hard to match NVIDIA's rapid pace in AI chip development.


AI Chip Market Faces a Unity Challenge

A strategic alliance has emerged to challenge NVIDIA's dominance in chip interconnect technology. High-level collaborations between AMD, Intel, Google, Meta, and Microsoft formed the UALink Promoter Group. Their shared objective? To develop an open industry standard for high-speed interconnections between AI processors to rival NVIDIA's NVLink technology.

Exploring new avenues to overcome challenges posed by NVIDIA's tech, the group aims to enhance pod cluster architectures' efficiency and performance.


Apple Steers Towards New Horizons with OpenAI

Riding the wave of advancements in artificial intelligence, Apple is nearing an agreement with OpenAI to augment Siri's capabilities with GPT technology, facilitating improved responsiveness and natural language processing.

Rumored concerns abound from Microsoft – a confounding factor to watch for, given their significant investment in OpenAI. Apple's upcoming WWDC conference is expected to spotlight their new AI integrations, including real-time translation and enhanced Siri capabilities.


Eleven Labs Text To Sound

Recognizing the potential of AI in transforming industries, the leading text-to-voice tech company Eleven Labs, has elevated their technology to generate soundtracks, sound effects, and character voices through AI. By leveraging this technology, they aim to cater to a broad spectrum of industries from content creators to game developers and film/TV studios.

As they continue to disrupt the sound production industry, text-to-sound presents an exciting development for Eleven Labs, riding the trend of multimodal AI technology, with endless applications across various sectors.

Topics Covered in This Episode

1. OpenAI and Apple Partnership
2. NVIDIA's new AI chip
3. Big Tech Forms UALink AI Chip Group
4. Eleven Labs text-to-sound AI
5. OpenAI Drama


Podcast Transcript

Jordan Wilson [00:00:17]:
Yes. There's even more NVIDIA chips, AMD chips. Everyone's joining forces, against NVIDIA, Microsoft, Meta, everyone. There is so much happening in AI news this week. It is hard to keep up with, but you're in the right place. We're gonna do that today on everyday AI. What's going on y'all? My name is Jordan Wilson, and I'm the host of Everyday AI. And this is your place.

Jordan Wilson [00:00:46]:
This is your place to stay up to date with generative AI news that helps you grow your company and grow your career. So if you're new here, thank you for joining us. Almost every single Monday, we bring you the AI news that matters. That means, you know, we sift through 100, literally 100 of AI news stories each and every week and bring you the handful or so that you need to know about in order to grow your company and to grow your career. So if you are brand new here, thank you so much for joining us. We do this for you, a daily livestream, podcast, and free daily newsletter to help us all learn and leverage generative AI. So with that, let's just jump straight into it. And, well, first, let me give you a reminder because if you haven't already, make sure to go to your everyday ai.com and sign up for the free daily newsletter because, yeah, we're gonna be bullet pointing a lot of AI happenings, but this is not everything.

Jordan Wilson [00:01:40]:
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Jordan Wilson [00:02:10]:
What are you keeping an eye out? What are you following? Or what do you want to know more about? Alright. So let's go ahead and start off with the big news. Yes. NVIDIA has unveiled its next generation AI chip architecture called Rubin. So NVIDIA has unveiled its new AI chip architecture named Rubin following the previous model, which is Blackwell. It's weird, calling Blackwell a previous model because the this has been a rapid development between Blackwell to Rubin within less than 3 months. This kind of showcases NVIDIA's accelerated pace in AI chip advancement. So this just was announced at Computex, and NVIDIA is committing to releasing new AI chip models annually, a shift from its previous 2 year update timeline.

Jordan Wilson [00:03:03]:
So this new AI chip called Rubin will introduce new GPUs and a central processor called Verra to enhance AI system training and deployment. Competitors like AMD and Intel are striving to keep up with NVIDIA in the AI chip market, while companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Amazon are also vying for the top spot. The unveiling of Rubin signifies a significant shift in computing, driving the next wave of technological advancements according to NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang. Also, NVIDIA announced g assist, a live AI assistant to assist video gamers that runs on NVIDIA's latest hardware. Am I the only person in their mid thirties that doesn't play video games? I feel it's just me. But pretty pretty cool advancements here from NVIDIA. And this is I mean, if this doesn't show you the pace of generative AI, I don't know what what what will or what does. Right? So, I was at NVIDIA's GTC conference in San Jose just about 3 months ago where they announced their new Blackwell chip.

Jordan Wilson [00:04:07]:
And here we are already 3 months into this, and they are already unveiling its successor even though so many people haven't even gotten their hands on this new Blackwell chip. So if you are new to, kind of GPUs or the AI chips and you're wondering why the heck does this matter, well, all of the technology, all of the generative AI technology that we essentially use uses these GPU chips. So, you know, think about, you know, a chat gbt or a midjourney or a runway or a copilot. Right? So if you're using, Windows Copilot, all of these generative AI technologies need these GPU chips. And the faster, in in, more capable that these chips get, the more powerful our generative AI gets on the back end. So we've seen literally mind boggling, a mind boggling pace of updates, you know. So here we said, normally, you know, NVIDIA's on this 2 year cycle of releasing their next GPU, and now they announced it is going to be annually. And here we are just 3 months after Blackwell, which blew everyone's minds.

Jordan Wilson [00:05:13]:
Here we are with Rubin. So, jeez, it's it's it's hard it's hard to keep up. I don't know if anyone else, you know, is is left scratching their heads or just me. Alright. So speaking of NVIDIA, well, our next piece of AI news is essentially everyone except NVIDIA is joining together and panning together to challenge NVIDIA's dominance in chip interconnect technology. Alright. Let's break down what that means. So, in response to NVIDIA's strong position in high speed chip interconnect technology, Major players like AMD, Intel, Guga Google, Meta, Microsoft, like everyone.

Jordan Wilson [00:05:56]:
So they they've all come together and have formed this group called the Ultra Accelerator Link or UALink Promoter Group. Alright. So the primary goal of UA Link is to establish an open industry standard for high speed interconnections between AI processors, processors providing a competitive alternative to NVIDIA's NVLink technology. Yeah. So, essentially, NVLink is really the only major player out there. So this is one of the reasons that NVIDIA kind of has a a just grip on the entire industry. So here you are, you know, I mean, when was the last time you saw, you know, Google, Microsoft, Meta, AMD, Intel? All these groups come together and essentially saying, hey. We need to, form an alliance here.

Jordan Wilson [00:06:43]:
Right? So this this, you know, if you're a sports fan kinda like me, I think of, you know, when LeBron James and, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh kind of formed together this super team. So, I mean, here's what you have there is with this new UA link. NVIDIA is so dominant and so far ahead of everyone else, not just with its GPU technology, but with its NVLink. Now you have this group of unlike right? Like, a very unlikely combining of all of these different people. Yeah. I mean, just even look at Google and Microsoft. When was the last time Google and Microsoft came together on something? Let alone AMD, Intel, Meta, all of these. So, anyways, the group plans to develop a specification for a high speed, low latency interconnect to facilitate communication between accelerators and switches in AI computing pods.

Jordan Wilson [00:07:37]:
So, again, aiming to challenge NVIDIA's market dominance. So this one point o specification is expected to be released in Q3 of this year with potential product implementation by 2026, making a significant step in the, collaborative efforts to rival NVIDIA's technology. So through collaboration with the Ultra Ethernet Consortium, which is the UEC, UALink seeks to address challenges posed by NVIDIA's technology emphasizing the importance of improving efficiencies and performance in pod cluster architectures. Yeah. I I I pretty much understand this, but it is kind of, hard to fathom. But, you know, if you aren't a super technical person, right, if if you are an everyday person, essentially, you have these racks of GPUs. Right? And they all kind of have to work together. So NVIDIA's technology with this NVLink is kind of leap years or has been leap years ahead of everyone else.

Jordan Wilson [00:08:36]:
So, it's it's kind of, forced. A lot of big companies, you you know, so if you're trying to run your own generative AI, if you're trying to run your own models, you don't always have choices but to use in I mean, NVIDIA's GPU chips are more powerful than everyone else's, and then you kinda gotta use their NVLink. So, pretty strategic move here from everyone else except NVIDIA, you know, and this kind of came out about Thursday and then you had, NVIDIA just come in and just slap everyone, you know, yesterday with this new announcement at Computex saying, alright. Well, hey. You guys are all gonna form together. You know how our Blackwell chip is better than every other chip. Here's the chip that's going to replace Blackwell, which is already leaps and bounds ahead of everyone. So, pretty interesting, developments here going on in the chip space.

Jordan Wilson [00:09:24]:
Yeah. So, hey. We we got a live, a a live crew here, from the livestream. So thanks, number 1. We got Josh joining and and Liz and Jennifer. Thanks y'all for joining. But what do y'all think of this chip race? Is it is it interesting? Is it exciting? Personally, even though I'm not a super technical person, I mean, you have to pay attention to this because this is the future of of, you know, compute. Right? So when we talk about, you know, if if your company is running its own models, if your company is making decisions on what generative AI provider to choose, I mean, you have to at least be aware of what's powering it behind the scenes.

Jordan Wilson [00:10:00]:
So it has been traditionally NVIDIA, but now, you know, essentially, everyone else came together and said, hey. We can't compete, so we have to come up with unique ways, to kind of band our resources together so we can compete with NVIDIA. So, pretty interesting. Alright. Speaking of pretty interesting here. Well, yeah, even even more even more AI. So, AI chips. So AMD also has announced new AI chips to try to compete with NVIDIA.

Jordan Wilson [00:10:28]:
So AMD has announced new AI chips for laptops and desktops at the Computex Tech Conference, which is going on this week with plans for data center chips and server processors in the future. So AMD is focusing on AI and aims to establish itself as a leader in the industry, which is wild to think that because AMD has always been a top name. But, you know, NVIDIA has just separated itself so far from everyone else that you have these traditional companies now, you know, really just trying to release the the latest and greatest chip to to be relevant, which is really hard. So they've announced the new Ryzen AI 300 series for laptops and the Ryzen 9000 series for desktops expected to launch in July. So, AMD also, announced plans to release new AI chips every year to compete with NVIDIA. Alright. Let's get away from chips. Let's talk about text to sound.

Jordan Wilson [00:11:22]:
Alright. So, popular AI text to speech company, Eleven Labs, is now releasing text to sound. So, yeah, they've, been one of the leaders in text to voice technology, Eleven Labs has for the last, probably 2 years. So now they have released their newest updates to Eleven Labs that brings text to sound. So, Eleven Labs has introduced a new AI audio model that can generate sound effects, instrumental tracks, soundscapes, and character voices just from a text prompt. So the model is designed to cater to content creators, video game developers, and film and TV studios providing a convenient way to create more immersive content. So the AI model does not have content filtration, allowing the generation allowing for the generation of a wide variety of raw content through conditional prompting. So users can now access all the sounds they want and need just with the text prompt expanding for the possibilities of audio content creation.

Jordan Wilson [00:12:26]:
Alright. So let's go ahead let's go ahead and take a listen for, I hey. I I I always love when our our livestream audience can can let me know if you can hear this, but, we are gonna just listen to maybe about 20 or 30 seconds here, for this new, Eleven Labs announcement. So let's go ahead and listen. So, for our podcast audience, you're not gonna see what's popping up on the screen, but, essentially, this is reportedly, you know, just text inputs and everything that you're hearing here. And this is a tweet, from Eleven Labs or an axe. I mean, what do you call that now? I don't know. I know.

Jordan Wilson [00:13:03]:
I I know I'm hard headed. I still call it Twitter or tweet, but you have an axe tweet from, from open, or or sorry, from Eleven Labs here, showing kind of the prompts and the, the output that it's producing. So, presumably, everything that you're hearing here, is from this new updated model. So let's go ahead and take a listen. Live stream audience, let me know if you can hear this. Here we go. Hey. This is Jordan, the host of everyday AI.

Jordan Wilson [00:13:34]:
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Jordan Wilson [00:14:59]:
So hopefully y'all can hear those, sound effects kind of going on, in the in the background. But let me just kinda play these these last couple here. So we go from, seagulls calling to a grunting pirate to bouncing gold coins and chicken. Alright. Well, let's just let's just listen to just that, kind of series here. So we're gonna go from pirate to bouncing coins to chicken. Alright. Let's go ahead and listen.

Jordan Wilson [00:15:28]:
Here we go. So, I mean, fairly impressive. Right? So, you you know, the crazy thing is is I've seen, actually, I believe one of the top, sound design labs in Chicago, so I'm based in Chicago here, is Tribeca. And I've, you know, got to see how they produce a lot of these sound effects. And just the amount of people and and props and and technology that's needed to produce very simple sound effects. You really wouldn't think about this. Right? But when you're watching a a blockbuster movie or a TV series, you probably don't see, unless you're involved in the industry, all of the work that goes on behind the scenes for all of those small little sound effects. Right? And just I've seen these giant giant rooms.

Jordan Wilson [00:16:23]:
Right? And they and they said, oh, this is our room just for glass shattering. Right? So this is pretty disruptive technology. Is it, studio quality yet? Probably not. Will it probably be there in a couple of months? Yeah. You can make that argument. So, you know, we've seen similar announcements from Meta, Google, some other big players, but Eleven Labs has been one of the household leaders in the text to voice space. So, actually, hey. I'll I'll go ahead and tell you.

Jordan Wilson [00:16:58]:
Hey. If you listen to our podcast, there's a little intro and outro that was done with Eleven Labs. Right? It's it's been a leader here for years. You know, I we actually follow this space fairly closely. I'm personally intrigued by it. So I like what Eleven Labs is doing here. So in the same, in the same way that you are seeing, you know, chat g p t, you know, go kind of multimodal. Right? So you have this this new data analysis, the b two of data analysis.

Jordan Wilson [00:17:30]:
You have the ability to, you know, create images. I'm sure at some point, we're gonna have the ability to create videos. So, I mean, here you have Eleven Labs doing something similar. Right? So it's like, yes, you have the ability to create, voices, but now you have the ability to create soundscapes and sound effects. Right? And presumably, they're probably gonna have, you know, audio and music at some point. So, you know, Suno, is is kind of the leader in that. Suno and UDO. So pretty pretty interesting move here.

Jordan Wilson [00:18:01]:
So so promise here on the live stream says that, I'm amazed. Jay, what's up, Jay? Jay says very impressive. So, Yeah. I think it's pretty pretty big. Right? It doesn't seem very big, but think of all the different applications. Even if you're, you know, small, medium sized business, maybe you're not in, you know, animation or something like that, but maybe you have a YouTube series or you're trying to create, you know, marketing videos that, you know, resonate a little more. I mean, just right there, just having the kind of background soundscapes and the ability to, kind of have different sound effects, pretty pretty impressive, especially with just text. Alright.

Jordan Wilson [00:18:40]:
Let's keep going. A couple other pieces of AI news that matters. Yeah. Yeah. Love what Jennifer says here. She says, well, the glass shattering room can always be used for an extra break room. Yeah. Hey.

Jordan Wilson [00:18:52]:
Humans humans are gonna get tired from producing so much generative AI content with text. Right? Alright. Let's let's go on to our next piece of AI news. And if you follow us daily, we cover this midweek, but this is, hey. If you're just joining us once a week, we gotta talk about this. So Apple is not just in talks. We're gonna say they're pretty close to finalizing their, kind of deal with OpenAI to enhance Siri with, OpenAI's ChatGPT technology. So according to Bloomberg reports, Apple has been negotiating with OpenAI since mid 2023 to integrate ChatGPT technology in this Siri aiming to, improve its responsiveness and natural language processing capabilities.

Jordan Wilson [00:19:37]:
Apple engineers have been testing chat g p d APIs with Siri demonstrating the ability to handle more complex queries and understand user context better. Also, Microsoft is reportedly a bit concerned about this new partnership between Apple and OpenAI as it relies on OpenAI Technologies to power Microsoft copilot. And, you know, we just saw at the Microsoft build conference all these future, capabilities and and functionalities, within its copilot system. And this has reportedly raised a lot of worries internally at Microsoft. So, you know, Microsoft, has reportedly invested between 10 to $13,000,000,000 in OpenAI for a 49% equity stake. So, you know, kind of some reports are telling us that Microsoft is a little concerned now that OpenAI is essentially getting in bed with it with its closest competitor, right, in in Apple. Right? So, pretty interesting here. We've been hearing about this off and on for the last 6 months, what Apple is going to do.

Jordan Wilson [00:20:46]:
So, you know, originally, the first reporting was, oh, they're gonna be partnering with OpenAI. And then it said, oh, nope. They're actually gonna be developing their own model. And we kind of saw some research papers. If you tune in here, every Monday, we've been talking about, some models that Apple has actually released. And then it was reported, oh, no. It's actually gonna be Google and Gemini, coming to future, you know, Apple devices. And, you know, at least over the past month, everything else has been squashed.

Jordan Wilson [00:21:14]:
And we are looking at presumably, what is actually gonna happen here is this, OpenAI and Apple partnership. So this is especially timely now, and we'll be talking about this definitely next week because, that is happening next week. So Apple is set to unveil all of their new AI features next week, presumably powered by OpenAI, at their WWDC conference, which happens 1 week from today, so June 10th. So this is including so what we've kind of seen from reporting mainly from Bloomberg, including real time translation, enhanced Siri capabilities. That's the big one. Possibly even labeling them as a beta preview to signal ongoing development. So with this new partnership with OpenAI, Siri will reportedly get much smarter capabilities similar to those demonstrated by OpenAI in their GPT 4 o model, which we talked about here a couple of weeks ago. Also, you could be seeing some new agent ask capabilities with this new, feature update, including the ability to perform actions inside of, Apple or iOS apps with just your voice.

Jordan Wilson [00:22:24]:
To me, that sounds a little counterintuitive except for, accessibility reasons. You know, maybe if, people, you know, aren't able to use their hands for certain reasons, I can see some benefit there. But, otherwise, I don't know. For me, I'm not gonna be talking to, Siri to try to control, you know, apps on my screen. I personally think that'll be a little clumsy, but there are some huge accessibility benefits there. So that's that's pretty cool. So like we talked about, this new w w d or sorry. The w w d c announcements, June 10th are going to be showcasing the first preview of the new iOS 18 AI features.

Jordan Wilson [00:23:03]:
And we'll finally, in 1 week, get final confirmation on what these new Apple advancements are going to be. One new piece of reporting is we are unlikely, at least as of now, to see any new Apple hardware, which would be interesting. So we might see announcements on that maybe in September. So kind of my my big takeaway from all of this is, you know, Apple, I've said this all along, Apple's always the latest to the party, but they're generally the coolest kid there. And some people have asked me like, hey, Jordan. Do you think that this, you know, Apple and OpenAI partnership is gonna be better than the, you know, Microsoft and, OpenAI partnership, and I'd say probably not. Right? Full disclosure, I'm coming to you. My video is on my iPhone.

Jordan Wilson [00:23:51]:
Right? I'm on my Mac. Right? So I've I've been kind of team Apple or team Mac for, like, 10 to 15 years, but I'm thinking about switching. Right? I'm I've I've been personally impressed with everything that Microsoft has, been developing. You know, at their Microsoft build conference, you saw their, the recall feature, which the ability on certain Microsoft Copilot Plus PCs. It literally just records everything you do on your PC, and then you can go back at any point and talk to it conversationally. So when you see what Microsoft is is going to be, releasing and that presumably is going to be June 18th, that we start to see some of those, features released in the wild with the new Copilot Plus PCs. I don't know. At least for me, I think whatever Apple comes up with, presumably, we're gonna see it first in the, in the newest iPhone and the iOS, 18 operating system.

Jordan Wilson [00:24:53]:
Although reportedly, a lot of these features are only going to be available in some of the newest iPhones. But still, I think Microsoft has had a 2 plus year head start, dating back to, its partnership with OpenAI. So I feel, you know, even though recent reports from Bloomberg say that they've been negotiating with OpenAI since mid 2023, I mean, Microsoft has, you know, presumably had tens of millions or 100 of millions of devices that are reporting back, right, with their current partnership. So Copilot has been powered by OpenAI's GPT technology all along. So I think Apple's gonna just come pretty late to the game. Right? And I think that they're gonna have to come up with I'm not gonna say gimmicky, but kind of gimmicky features. Right? Like, we've heard all this, like, oh, there's gonna be some, you know, AI powered emojis. It's like, okay.

Jordan Wilson [00:25:51]:
Does that really I mean, that's a great little marketing piece, and it'll probably, you know, probably be entertaining or amusing for a couple of minutes. But if that's one of the marquee features that we're hearing from Apple, I don't know. If I'm in, you know, if I'm a higher up at Apple, I'm not feeling too great about its position right now just because Microsoft is so far behind. However, I do think, ultimately, this is the best move for Apple. Right? So I even said initially when Apple was, you know, reportedly spending 1,000,000 with an s, 1,000,000 of dollars a day on its own model, and then, you know, their report saying that they were gonna be using the Google Gemini model, I said, good luck. I said, if they go down either of those two paths, and I said this, like, I don't know, 8 months ago. I said, if they go down either of the those two paths, they are screwed. They are screwed because OpenAI is so far ahead of everyone else, y'all.

Jordan Wilson [00:26:45]:
I talk about large language models every day. I spend countless hours testing large language models every single day. Right now, OpenAI's model is light years ahead of everyone else. I don't care. Google Gemini 1.5 Pro, advanced Flash, whatever model you wanna call it, Claude's 3, Opus. I mean, OpenAI is so far ahead. Right? And they just gave us a little teaser with this GPT 4 o model, which is not going to be, you you know, its most powerful model of the year. We're going to see a new model released.

Jordan Wilson [00:27:19]:
You know, whether that's called, you know, GPT 5, whether that's called, GPT next, which is another, potential, naming, that that that we've heard. But regardless, OpenAI is light years ahead of everyone else. Right? We're still working with you know, an updated version of GPT 4, which is was trained 2 years ago. Right? And you have all these other companies, you know, releasing models today that are so much newer, and they still cannot out, out benchmark or out, in my opinion, they cannot even be in the same conversation with OpenAI right now. So overall smart move from Apple ultimately reportedly picking, OpenAI for, its its, you know, future of edge AI on device AI, you know, with iPhones, with Macs, you know, presumably will be whether we're seeing it at this June 10th WWDC announcement or not, whether we are seeing it, come to its, kind of computer line in Macs or not, at least I think they made the right choice, but I think Apple is so is gonna be so far behind Microsoft. If Microsoft could get their marketing and positioning right, I think that Apple could be in trouble. But Apple are they are masters at marketing, masters at advertising. So, I mean, we'll see how it all shakes out.

Jordan Wilson [00:28:44]:
Alright. And then last but not least, our last piece of AI news that matters. Well, there's more OpenAI drama after a new podcast appearance spurred a bunch of mud kicking more or less. So, Helen Toner, a former OpenAI board member, went on the TED AI podcast to discuss all things OpenAI and all the drama that happened with Sam Altman back in the fall. So Toner accused the former CEO, Sam Altman, or so sorry. Accused, CEO Sam Altman of lying to and obstructing the board, creating a toxic atmosphere, and retaliating against critics. So on the podcast, Toner also said that OpenAI that the OpenAI board found out about Chad GPT's release on Twitter of all places, which I found that one interesting. I don't know.

Jordan Wilson [00:29:31]:
If you're the board member if if if you're on the OpenAI board, are you really gonna find out about its marquee, product being released on Twitter? That to me, you know, got me scratching my head. So, if you don't know any of, all the all the drama. Right? So, yeah, now all of us geeks have the equivalent of, you know, I don't know, bravo, real housewives or something. Right? We can follow all this, you know, tech tech drama. But, so Altman was fired on November 17th last year after weeks of intense discussion within the board due to, quote, unquote, long standing patterns of behavior. So Altman was then after being fired on on November 17th, He was rehired on November 20th. So, Toner said examples of Altman's alleged behavior include not informing the board about the release of Chad GPT and misleading the board about his financial interest in the company. Juicy.

Jordan Wilson [00:30:28]:
Right? So Altman reportedly, according to Toner, targeted her after she coauthored a critical research paper leading to further distrust within the board. Toner also detailed in what she said OpenAI employees just supported Altman's reinstatement, reinstatement out of fear of retaliation and a false dichotomy that the company would be destroyed without him. And in the days since this interview, both Sam Altman and other board members have responded to Toner's accusations. So, we'll be including those in the newsletter today as well. So if you wanna see how the OpenAI board responded and how Sam Altman himself responded after this, interview with former board member, Helen Toner. Make sure to check out the newsletter today. So yes. Yeah.

Jordan Wilson [00:31:22]:
I love this. Yeah. Joe said the AI drama version of Bridgerton. Yeah. So much so much drama. So let's go ahead. Let's quickly recap all the AI news. Well, not all the AI news that matters, but the AI news that matters that we went over today.

Jordan Wilson [00:31:36]:
So, NVIDIA unveiled its next generation AI chip architecture, Rubin, after just 3 months after unveiling Blackwell and also confirming a yearly rollout cycle. Next piece of AI news is every single big company except for NVIDIA has essentially teamed together. So Google, Microsoft, Meta, AMD, Intel, and others have joined it to form the UALink group to compete with NVIDIA's NVLink technology. More chips. So also at Computex, AMD announced new AI chips to try to compete with NVIDIA. We'll see if that does anything. Popular AI text to speech company, Eleven Labs, is now releasing text to sound, which we heard. So, you know, with soundscapes, instrumental tracks, character voices, and sound effects.

Jordan Wilson [00:32:26]:
And then Apple, we should be hearing its final, kind of next week, its its final partnership with OpenAI, but we've heard and we detailed, some of the, rumored capabilities of its new partnership, with OpenAI, and we'll hear about that at WWDC 1 week from today on June 10th. And then last but not least, detailing more OpenAI drama, after former board member, Helen Toner, went on a podcast and then Sam Altman and other board members responded. So I hope this was helpful. Jay said it was. If this was helpful, let me know. We do this every single Monday. So if you are new here, thank you for listening on the podcast. If this was helpful, we'd appreciate it if you could leave us a rating on Spotify or Apple.

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