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Anthropic Updates Policy to Allow Limited AI Use for Minors

AI startup Anthropic has revised its policies to permit the use of its generative AI technology by minors, under specific conditions.  Starting Friday, third-party apps powered by Anthropic’s AI models can be used by teens and preteens, provided developers implement safety measures like age verification, content moderation, and compliance with child safety regulations like COPPA. Anthropic emphasizes the potential benefits of AI tools for younger users, such as educational support, while acknowledging the need for safeguards to ensure responsible use.  The company plans to audit apps for compliance and may offer technical measures to tailor AI experiences for minors. This policy shift comes as children increasingly utilize generative AI tools for various purposes, prompting other AI companies like OpenAI and Google to explore child-friendly applications and safety guidelines.  Concerns remain regarding potential risks associated with AI use by minors, including plagiarism, misinformation, and harmful content creation.

OpenAI’s ChatGPT Announcement: Updates Expected, But No GPT-5 or Search Engine

OpenAI is scheduled to host a livestreamed announcement on Monday, focusing on updates to ChatGPT and GPT-4. While CEO Sam Altman has generated excitement by hinting at “new stuff,” he has clarified that the announcement will not involve GPT-5 or a standalone search engine. Recent reports have suggested OpenAI is developing an AI-powered search product, potentially integrated into ChatGPT, allowing the chatbot to access web information and cite sources. However, Altman’s statement leaves room for the possibility of a search-related feature within ChatGPT without constituting a full-fledged search engine. The announcement is expected to showcase advancements in OpenAI’s existing models, potentially enhancing ChatGPT’s capabilities and user experience. While specific details remain under wraps, the event promises to reveal new developments in OpenAI’s ongoing efforts to improve its AI technologies.

Nvidia Empowers Quantum Computing Centers with CUDA-Q Platform

Nvidia is accelerating quantum computing research at global supercomputing centers with its open-source CUDA-Q platform. Centers in Germany, Japan, and Poland will utilize CUDA-Q to power their quantum processing units (QPUs) within Nvidia-accelerated high-performance computing systems. These collaborations will enable researchers to explore various quantum applications in fields like AI, energy, biology, chemistry, and machine learning, pushing the boundaries of scientific discovery. Nvidia’s CUDA-Q platform facilitates seamless integration between QPUs and GPUs, enabling efficient quantum-classical accelerated supercomputing. In addition to quantum computing advancements, Nvidia also announced the deployment of its Grace Hopper Superchips in nine new supercomputing centers worldwide, boosting AI processing power for scientific research. These deployments highlight the growing importance of sovereign AI, with countries investing in domestic AI infrastructure and expertise. Nvidia’s Grace Hopper Superchip, combining Arm-based Grace CPUs and Hopper GPUs, is driving advancements in scientific supercomputing, enabling faster research and breakthroughs in various fields.

Apple in Final Stages of Deal to Integrate ChatGPT into iPhone

Apple is reportedly close to finalizing an agreement with OpenAI to bring ChatGPT to iPhone as part of its upcoming iOS 18 operating system. The deal would allow Apple to offer the popular chatbot as a key feature within its suite of new AI advancements planned for release next month. While details about the integration remain undisclosed, reports suggest Apple will leverage its data centers powered by Apple Silicon processors for some aspects of the ChatGPT implementation. However, most AI features in iOS 18 are expected to run directly on devices, highlighting Apple’s focus on privacy and speed. Apple CEO Tim Cook has previously expressed interest in ChatGPT and acknowledged the need to address certain issues before integrating such technologies into Apple products. He emphasized the company’s commitment to a thoughtful approach to AI implementation. Apple is expected to unveil iOS 18 and its new AI features, including the potential ChatGPT integration, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, commencing with a special event on June 10.