Artificial Intelligence

US chip production accelerated by uncertainty in China: TSMC is fast-tracking plans to ramp up to 4-nanometer chips and will build an additional fab in Arizona. The tech gap between the US and China widens.

Amazon’s nutrition labels for AI: Aiming to prevent the misuse of its cloud and AI products, Amazon will publish warnings on the limitations of its technology. Labels could limit adoption but insulate Amazon from ethics backlash.

Google Assistant is the most popular voice assistant in the US, followed by Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, per our estimates. Come 2024, 88.8 million people will use Google Assistant, 84.2 million will use Siri, and 75.6 million will use Alexa.

Have smart speakers peaked? Amazon’s Alexa team has been hit by layoffs, Apple can’t get HomePod sales to soar, and Google can’t find ways to serve ads on its speakers, indicating the segment could be fading.

Google has a secret workforce disruption plan: As Big Tech trims its workforce, Google is investing in a moonshot project that could make it less reliant on human tech talent.

‘Copilot for lawyers’ could wind up in a courtroom: Harvey is using AI to make lawyers’ jobs easier. As AI takes on professionals’ work, it could have its own legal troubles.

Nvidia’s generative AI pivot: Its expertise in GPUs and imaging software gives Nvidia a first-mover advantage over other chipmakers. Will regulation and copyright law catch up with innovation?

It’s Amazon’s turn to cut jobs: Amazon comes to terms with economic realities, cutting 1% of its workforce to better prepare for Q4 headwinds, uncertainty, and earnings slowdowns, which could lead to further layoffs in 2023.

AI’s ‘Napster’ moment, but much bigger: The frenzy around generative AI’s abilities has triggered the first lawsuit claiming copyright infringement by Microsoft and OpenAI. The outcome could have global ramifications.

AI art creating a monster: The tech industry has been searching for new products that hook consumers. It’s likely struck gold with AI art, but there will be major repercussions.

Matter unites smart homes: The smart home standard has 200+ devices ready to go and more are coming now that additional companies are expected to sign up in time for the holiday shopping season.

Can an AI recruiter save a troubled labor market? AI could disrupt recruiters’ jobs. Turn’s Brian Gaspar spoke with us about bias in AI and how to hire the right talent.

Last week, Shutterstock announced a partnership with OpenAI, integrating the DALL-E 2 text-to-image AI generator into its platform.

On today's episode, we discuss the addressable opportunity in the US, how big the connected TV market is, and how measurement, privacy, and fragmentation are disrupting progress in advanced TV. "In Other News," we talk about how TikTok is trying to usher in an age of machine learning advertising and how Google is trying to put Chrome users in control of their ad experience. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Evelyn Mitchell.

Shutterstock flip-flops on text-to-image tech: The stock image company has changed its mind about AI art, integrating DALL-E 2 into its platform. The outcome is uncertain as copyright challenges loom.

Shareholders mad at Meta over strategy: The tech giant launches AI tools to help build the metaverse. It’s a long-game strategy that irks investors with little to show after a $15B expenditure.

Big Tech’s one-track mind: Google and Microsoft may be slashing expenses, but they’re not holding back when it comes to AI. Cloud providers and GPU makers could be the winners.

TikTok pushes an AI advertising product: The app’s strong position is letting it experiment with machine learning to court advertisers big and small.

Bank of America’s Erica reached 1B customer interactions, helped by offering both human and digital assistance.

Generative AI’s trillion-dollar wellspring: Tech shows its love for the arts as long as AI’s the artist. It’s an economic bright spot, but brace for ethical and legal controversy.