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Can AI Make the PC Cool Again? Microsoft Thinks So

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Not Her - Scarlett Johansson has lawyered up after OpenAI used a similar voice for the GPT-4o voice assistant after she declined to license hers.

"Proactive Intelligence" - Apple and OpenAI are set to announce at WWDC in June a partnership to bring ChatGPT tools to iOS 18

Genesis Settles - The Crypto lender agreed to pay up to $2B to investors the New York AG's office alleged were defrauded by its fund managed by the Winklevoss twins.

Going Deeper - The FDA approved Neuralink to implant the brain interface in a second patient. The chip will be implanted deeper to prevent the neural connection threads from retracting as they did last time.

Driving EU AI Growth - Google will invest $1.1B to expand its renewables-powered data center in Finland to drive EU AI business growth.

Can AI Make the PC Cool Again? Microsoft Thinks So

AI PCs are the next big thing!! Microsoft is leading this trend via its new "Copilot+ PCs" which is basically a GPT-4o-powered app for PCs. These AI PCs have built-in AI hardware and minimum spec requirements sufficient to run small multi-modal language models locally. Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, & Samsung are all launching Copilot+ PCs with Intel and AMD processors with Microsoft predicting 50M units sold over the year. Apple is expected to unveil its own AI-ready series at June’s WWDC event. This all lays the foundations for AI agents to integrate into our work and lives where we are.

So What is an AI PC?

To brand itself as "Copilot+" a PC must have 16GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage, and a neural processor capable of powering on-device AI tasks. So, what sort of abilities are we talking here?

  • Inbuilt new version of Copilot Assistant for Windows;

  • Upgraded Windows Search to answer requests or perform tasks;

  • Recall feature logs every action taken with "photographic memory";

  • Recall ensures privacy by processing data locally not in the cloud;

  • Copilot+ coaches users in real-time tasks (eg Playing Minecraft);

  • GPT-4o-powered screen sharing for real-time support with tasks.

AI Powering Growth

Market analyst firm Canalys predicts that 19% of all PCs shipped this year will be AI-capable, 60% by 2027, and 100% by 2030. Microsoft will also offer AMD's AI chips through its Azure cloud service, providing an alternative to Nvidia’s GPUs and Google’s TPUs in the data center AI chip market.

What it means for investors: Satya Nadella’s decade as CEO has seen Microsoft 10x its value. He is now betting it all on AI to continue this growth via AI PCs, an OpenAI partnership and backing promising AI startups.

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Vertex AI - Google Cloud’s Gemini 1.5 Pro-powered GenAI app dev site.

IDEA Research - DINO 1.5 detects and ID objects in images and videos.

Synthesia/ElevenLabs - Bring natural voices and voice cloning to videos.


Automated Vehicles - The U.K. approves driverless cars on road by 2026.

Conceivable Life Sciences - Uses robots/AI in the IVF process to save $.

Brain Freeze - Frozen human brain tissue works perfectly when thawed.

$2M Deepfake Scam - UK company suffers one of biggest-ever scams.

Closed Deals:

AI Cloud Infrastructure - Nvidia-backed startup CoreWeave secured a $7.5B debt facility from BlackRock and others, to double its global data centers by year-end. Coatue led a $1.1B equity round this month at $19B.

Collaborative Data Analytics - San Fran computing startup Sigma closed a Series D at $200M at a 60% valuation bump to $1.5B co-led by Avenir Growth and Spark Capital.


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