Anthropic’s newest Claude chatbot beats OpenAI’s GPT-4o in some benchmarks

Anthropic’s newest Claude chatbot beats OpenAI’s GPT-4o in some benchmarks

Anthropic Anthropic rolled out its newest AI language model on Thursday, Claude 3.5 Sonnet. The updated chatbot outperforms the company’s previous top-tier model, Claude 3 Opus, while working at twice the speed. Claude users (including those on free accounts) can check it out beginning today. Sonnet, which tends to be Anthropic’s most balanced model, is the first release in the Claude 3.5 family. The company says Claude 3.5 Haiku (the fastest in each generation) and Claude 3.5 Opus (the most powerful) will arrive later this year. (Those models will stay on version 3 in the meantime.) The Sonnet update […]

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Perplexity Is Reportedly Letting Its AI Break a Basic Rule of the Internet

Perplexity Is Reportedly Letting Its AI Break a Basic Rule of the Internet

Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images (Getty Images) Perplexity wants to change how we use the internet, but the AI search startup backed by Jeff Bezos might be breaking its rules to do so. The company appears to be ignoring a widely accepted web standard, the Robots Exclusion Protocol, to scrape parts of the web that operators don’t want to be accessed by bots, according to a report from developer Robb Knight this week that was confirmed by Wired . Suggested Reading Apple Bursts Onto the AI Stage with Apple Intelligence, ChatGPT, and Multimodal Siri OpenAI Will Ditch ChatGPT’s Scarlett Johansson-Like […]

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The Webb Telescope’s dazzling nebula image supports a long-held theory

The Webb Telescope’s dazzling nebula image supports a long-held theory

NASA The image of the Serpens Nebula you see above, taken by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), not only looks mesmerizing but also captures a never-before-seen phenomenon. The aligned, elongated “protostellar outflows” visible in the top left support a longstanding theory. As suspected, the jets shoot out in alignment from the swirling disks of surrounding material, showing evidence that clusters of forming stars spin in the same direction. NASA says the bright and clumpy streaks in the image’s upper-left area, which somewhat resemble JJ Abrams-style lens flare, represent shockwaves caused by outward-shooting jets that emerge when the interstellar […]

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Apple Confirms iPhone’s AI Weakness

Apple Confirms iPhone’s AI Weakness

Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers a keynote address (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Tim Cook and his team introduced its AI suite to the world at Apple’s recent Worldwide Developer Conference, yet there was a sting in the tail. Apple Intelligence would not be available on the vast majority of existing iPhones. The reasoning behind the decision would be confirmed in the traditional “Talk Show Live From WWDC” hosted by John Gruber. He raised the question of Apple restricting its Apple Intelligence AI software to the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max with his guests from Apple’s management […]

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Apple needs to make the iPhone cool again. Tomorrow is its chance

Apple needs to make the iPhone cool again. Tomorrow is its chance

The Apple iPhone 15 series displayed for sale at The Grove Apple retail store in Los Angeles, California. Wall Street is hoping the iPhone 16 will come with major AI updates. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images New York CNN — Apple hasn’t given users a significant reason to buy an upgraded iPhone for four years, since it rolled out 5G connectivity with the iPhone 12 — a worrying trend for the tech giant’s core business. That could change this week. The iPhone brought in more than half of the company’s total revenue last year, but sales growth has lagged as […]

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An all-digital Xbox Series X is coming this holiday season

An all-digital Xbox Series X is coming this holiday season

Microsoft Toward the end of the Xbox Games Showcase, Microsoft unveiled a refreshed console lineup . For the first time, the company will offer an Xbox Series X with no disc drive in a robot white colorway. It comes with 1TB of storage and will cost $450. The MSRP of the original Series X is $500, but it often goes on sale (Microsoft itself is currently selling the console for $450). A Xbox Series X without a disc drive had long been expected . A leak in March suggested that an all-digital robot white model was in the works. […]

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Massive iPhone Upgrade Coming Next Week But These Devices Will Miss Out

Massive iPhone Upgrade Coming Next Week But These Devices Will Miss Out

Apple is planning a major AI overhaul in iOS 18, with a feature set it is referring to as “Apple Intelligence.” However, these new features will not work on older iPhones, even if they do appear on the new operating system’s device compatibility list. iOS 18 Siri Integrated Feature Apple’s initial AI roadmap for iOS 18 is said to come in two parts: Basic AI features that will be processed on-device, and more advanced capabilities that will require communication with Apple’s servers. At the heart of many of the new Apple Intelligence features is a redesigned Siri. To that […]

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Epic will charge non-game developers $1,850 ‘per seat’ to use Unreal Engine

Epic will charge non-game developers $1,850 'per seat' to use Unreal Engine

Unsplash / Brecht Corbeel Epic Games has announced a new pricing structure for non-game developers to use its Unreal Engine, after teasing the change last year . The Fortnite developer will charge an annual “per seat” subscription of $1,850. The term “per seat” is tech nomenclature that effectively means “a person using the software.” These changes will go into effect with the release of Unreal Engine 5.4 in late April. Though Unreal Engine is primarily known as a game development tool, it’s regularly used in a diverse array of industries, which is where this pricing structure comes in. Companies […]

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Apple will allow iOS apps to be distributed on websites in the EU

Apple will allow iOS apps to be distributed on websites in the EU

The company has made some major App Store changes to comply with new rules in the bloc. ASSOCIATED PRESS Days after Apple started allowing iOS users in the EU to use third-party app stores , the company has announced more changes related to how developers can distribute their apps. Most significantly, those who meet certain criteria will be able to let users download apps from their websites. The Web Distribution option , which will be available this spring, will effectively let developers bypass the app ecosystem entirely for their own apps. To be eligible, devs will need to opt […]

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Qualcomm On-Device AI Powers Future Products From Phones To PCs

Qualcomm On-Device AI Powers Future Products From Phones To PCs

Qualcomm seeks to bring localized AI to all sorts of products, from smartphones to cars. Qualcomm recently made several major AI announcements at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona event. Each announcement supports Qualcomm’s goal of running AI at scale everywhere, including the edge. The announcements included: At-scale AI running on a wide range of next-generation edge devices including PCs, cars, phones, industrial IoT devices, Wi-Fi access points and cellular infrastructure. Qualcomm AI Hub providing resources for developers, including more than 75 optimized AI models for Snapdragon and other Qualcomm platforms. Qualcomm researchers developing large multimodal models and customized large […]

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