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AI: Eye on AI: Scarlett Johansson sues OpenAI, Microsoft’s Copilot+ PCs

Scarlett Johansson sues Open AI for cloning voice

Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson slapped a lawsuit on GPT maker OpenAI for allegedly imitating her voice for its latest AI model GPT 4o.

The actress claimed that she had twice declined OpenAI chief executive Sam Altman’s offer to clone her voice for the latest chatbot, which would be instrumental “to feel comfortable with the seismic shift concerning humans and AI”, the statement said.

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The voice in question, called ‘Sky’, which OpenAI claims belongs to other professional actors and is not a mere imitation of Johansson.

However, after her action OpenAI said it is “working to pause” Sky — the name of one of five voices that ChatGPT users can choose to speak with.

Microsoft announces Copilot+ PCs

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Microsoft debuted a new category of AI personal computers called Copilot+ PCs with unique photographic memory which can find and remember what you’ve seen on screen, generate and refine images in real-time, provide live captions to videos, translate audio and even learn how to play a video game with conversational instructions.

These are a new breed of PCs made for the AI era, featuring processors from Qualcomm that share architectural similarities and rivals Apple’s M-series custom silicon.

The big change under the hood is a shift to ARM-based architecture and the inclusion of a neural processing unit (NPU) capable of delivering 40+ TOPS (trillion operations per second) that are connected to large language models, for all the AI heavy-lifting it needs to do both in tandem with the cloud, and on-device.

X shall move to new AI-based system: Musk

Elon Musk, executive chairman of social media giant X, revealed how AI will impact X’s feed algorithm coming soon.

While commenting on a user’s post he said that the platform will soon move to a ‘fully AI-based post recommendation system’ which will order replies, remove spam and enable full semantic search.

X’s AI model Grok is being trained on posts and comments from the social media platform. Musk has already rolled out the Grok 1.5 version.

Stability AI running out of cash

British AI company Stability AI, known for its image and video generation models, is fast running out of cash and is in urgent talks with a group of investors for a large equity investment to inject funds, Reuters reported.

The company is facing heated competition from OpenAI after it released multimodal capabilities in its GPT-4o model and made it free for public use, unlike Stability which is a subscription service.

As per the report, Stability AI generated less than $5 million in revenue and lost more than $30 million in the first quarter and currently owes close to $100 million in outstanding bills to cloud computing providers and others, the report said.

Ola moves IT workloads out of Microsoft Cloud

Mobility unicorn Ola and its group companies have moved its entire IT workload to its own Krutrim cloud within a week of announcing its exit, founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said in a post on X.

“More than 2,500 developers have signed up! Will be working with everyone to get onto our cloud services over coming weeks,” he wrote.

The move was triggered after Microsoft-owned LinkedIn deleted Aggarwal’s post on “pronoun illness” of AI models.