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  3. Scarlett Johansson has issued a statement sharing her shock and anger at the new ChatGPT voice that sounds like her. She claims Sam Altman approached her to voice ChatGPT, but she turned it down. OpenAI developed a similar-sounding voice, disrespecting her consent.🍿Our Summary (also below)

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Microsoft just dropped a bombshell: Copilot+ PCs, a new breed of Windows laptops designed to be AI powerhouses. We're talking 40+ trillion operations per second, all-day battery life, and access to cutting-edge AI models – right on your device. It’s also improving Copilot, adding the multimodal capacities of GPT-4o.

What's going on here?

Microsoft unveils Copilot+ PCs, upgrades to Copilot and plans for on-device AI.

What does this mean?

Copilot+ PCs add a high-performance Neural Processing Unit (NPU) to the system architecture alongside CPU and GPU. These devices are connected to large language models in the cloud and small language models on the device.

With Copilot+PCs, Microsoft has rebuilt Windows from the ground up with AI at its core with 40+ AI models that’ll run on the device. This means your laptop will be your personal AI assistant, capable of insane feats like photographic memory (Recall), real-time AI image generation (Cocreate), and live translation of 40+ languages (Live Captions).

The new Copilot app is getting multimodal capabilities of OpenAI’s GPT-4o and it’ll be shipped to all Copilot users this year (irrespective of the PCs). Now we know why OpenAI only announced a Mac app.

Why should I care?

Microsoft Surface and OEM partners like Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung are launching Copilot+ PCs starting at $999, with pre-orders available now and availability starting June 18. Microsoft claims these PCs outperform Apple's MacBook Air 15" while delivering all-day battery life.

QUICK BITES

Scarlett Johansson has issued a statement sharing her shock and anger at the new ChatGPT voice that sounds like her.

via @bobbyallyn from NPR

Recap: OpenAI demoed a version of their real-time voice assistant on 13th May and the voice (dubbed Sky) sounds too much like Scarlett Johansson’s voice in the movie HER.

On 20th May, OpenAI paused the usage of Sky’s voice in ChatGPT and explained their process of selecting voice actors for preset voices in ChatGPT.

Now, Scarlett Johansson is not happy with OpenAI, and she's not holding back. NPR released her statement on this ChatGPT voice that sounds eerily like her.

According to the statement, Sam Altman reached out to ScarJo for her voice last September, but she turned him down. She claims OpenAI created a similar-sounding version without her consent and Sam boasted the same by tweeting “HER”.

For now, she is demanding explanations and hasn’t yet sued OpenAI. OpenAI denies that the similarity was intentional and the voice actors were hired before reaching out to Scarlett. I’m stealing Dan Shipper’s words here: “This is a very silly own goal from OpenAI.”

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