📽️ Humane Hardware

PLUS: The 26-year-old CEO who became Washington's AI whisperer

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🧵 In today's edition:

  • 📽️ Humane Hardware

  • 🛞 Will an algorithm drive your next car?

  • 🤖 George Soros doesn’t like AI

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

🤖 Top AI News

📽️ Humane Hardware

Waiting on news from Humane HQ is like trying to quench your thirst with a leaky tap.

Fortunately, they have finally provided some insights.

After Chaudhri's April showing of Humane’s product, the secretive hardware start-up unveiled details about its first product, the Humane Ai Pin.

The wearable device has a projected display and AI-powered features, enabling it to perform smartphone-like tasks with fewer gestures and voice commands.

With sensors that enable contextual and ambient interactions, the Ai Pin can create summaries of emails and calendar invites, translate between languages, and answer and place phone calls with just a tap.

Although further details and pricing for the AI Pin are yet to be disclosed, the product has generated significant interest due to its innovative design and potential to enhance user experiences.

Overall: Humane wants to create a wearable poised to unlock a new era of personal mobile computing, making it seamless and screenless.

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Read more: TechCrunch

🛞 Will an algorithm drive your next car?

The race for fully autonomous vehicles is starting to heat up.

A Chinese research paper has introduced an integrated perception and decision-making autopilot system that could potentially be safer and more reliable than current models, including Tesla’s Full-Self Driving.

In simulated driving tests, their main autonomous driving algorithm, Unified Autonomous Driving (UniAD), outperformed other autonomous systems by 20% to 30% across various parameters, including tracking and prediction of other objects.

While the research is still in its early stages, it has already been recognized as a significant accomplishment by the AI community, with the team winning the top award for AI science.

The team behind the research is optimistic that their research will not only revolutionize the automobile industry but also impact industries like aviation and railway transportation.

Honestly, I will only believe this system once it drives through these crazy NY roads.

Read more: SCMP

🤖 George Soros doesn’t like AI

Another day, another billionaire speaking out against AI.

Billionaire financier George Soros believes that AI is a grave danger to democracies worldwide while simultaneously beneficial to many authoritarian regimes.

Here are his concerns:

  • Soros argues that AI technology can potentially manipulate public opinion and undermine democratic processes.

  • He believes that authoritarian governments, with their centralized power and control over data, can exploit AI to consolidate their authority and suppress dissent.

  • Soros expresses concerns about the lack of effective measures to counteract the negative impact of AI on democracies.

Overall: Soros believes that AI should not just be regulated but also that those regulations should be “globally enforced,” even though he recognizes that would be *next to* impossible.

He’s just another one in a line of billionaires to be publicly critical of AI’s rapid advancement.

AI has shown us how beneficial it can be, but it has also displayed signs of trouble that make us second-guess the technology.

Are these serious concerns or the growing pains of rapidly advancing technology?

Read more: Fortune

🤑 AI Fundraising News

Voice.ai raises $6M to let users change and disguise their voices in real-time.

Inflection AI raises $1.3 billion to develop a sophisticated large language model to enable people to interact with its Personal AI assistant, Pi.

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🗞️ AI Quick-Bytes

What else is going on?

  1. AI chatbots 'uncensored' for the good of humanity are being used for the wrong reasons.

  2. ChatGPT officiates wedding: Couple employs AI as host for an unusual ceremony.

  3. AI is helping remove Chinese goods made with Uyghur forced labor from corporate supply chains.

  4. Valve won’t approve Steam games that use copyright-infringing AI artwork

  5. A New Class Action Lawsuit Adds to OpenAI's Growing Legal Troubles

  6. European VCs and tech firms sign open letter warning against over-regulation of AI in draft EU laws

  7. The 26-year-old CEO who became Washington's AI whisperer

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