Apple's AI master plan

PLUS: Microsoft's continued leadership shake-up

Welcome, AI enthusiasts.

Apple’s annual developer conference is always a hot ticket, but this year’s event might be one for the ages.

The June 10 event is expected to reveal the tech giant’s grand AI plan — which could mark a turning point for both Apple and the entire AI industry. Let’s get into it…

In today’s AI rundown:

  • Apple’s iOS 18 AI strategy

  • Microsoft continues leadership shake-up

  • Create flowcharts with Claude 3

  • New method generates AI images 30x faster

  • 6 new AI tools & 4 new AI jobs

  • More AI & tech news

Read time: 4 minutes



Image source: Apple

The Rundown: Apple just announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will kick off on June 10, with the company expected to reveal an AI strategy during the keynote presentation.

The details:

  • WWDC 2024 will take place in person at Apple's Cupertino, CA, campus from June 10 to 14.

  • iOS 18 is rumored to be the most ambitious overhaul of the iPhone's software yet.

  • Apple insiders believe iOS 18 will include a revamped version of Siri, AI integrated into iMessage, auto-generated playlists, an AI health coach for watches, and more.

Why it matters: Between new partnerships, research papers, and rumors, the anticipation for Apple’s consumer dive into the sector has been growing louder and louder. WWDC could mark the next defining moment in Apple’s history — and potentially put AI in the hands of billions of new users.


The Rundown: Bland's AI Phone Calling API empowers businesses to automate their phone operations, from sales and customer support to lead qualification and scheduling.

With Bland, you can:

  • Deploy human-like AI agents that detect emotion and respond in any voice

  • Scale operations with millions of AI phone agents simultaneously

  • Customize the AI to fit any use case

Talk to Bland's AI & start building for free today.


Image source: The Verge

The Rundown: Microsoft is reportedly restructuring its Windows and devices teams under new leadership as the company continues to shake up its structure following the high-profile hire of Mustafa Suleyman.

The details:

  • 23-year Microsoft veteran Pavan Davuluri will now lead the re-combined Windows and Surface team, according to an internal memo.

  • The restructuring follows the recent creation of Microsoft AI, a new division that will handle consumer AI products.

  • Mikhail Parakhin, who previously oversaw Windows engineering and Bing Chat, plans to a new role that is likely “outside the company”.

  • Parakhin was set to report to Suleyman, who recently joined the company alongside many of his Inflection AI colleagues.

Why it matters: Is there a power struggle brewing at Microsoft? The Suleyman shake-up has begun — and if these moves are any indication, not everyone is fully on board with the new hires. As we’ve seen time and time again, the shuffle for power in the AI space always brings drama.


The Rundown: In this tutorial, you will learn how to create flowcharts in seconds for free with Claude 3, allowing you to communicate complex processes using a shared visual language.


  1. Visit the Claude 3 website.

  2. Enter the following prompt: “Create a flowchart for: [specific topic]”. Note: You can also attach a file or images.

  3. Claude will provide you with the Mermaid code. Copy it.

  4. Go to the following website (Mermaid Live Editor), remove the code on the left side to paste yours, and watch your code turn into a flowchart!


Image source: MIT

The Rundown: Researchers at MIT just introduced a new method called ‘Distribution Matching Distillation’ — enabling faster AI image generation while maintaining the quality of the original model.

The details:

  • DMD distills the knowledge of a multi-step model (like Stable Diffusion) into a faster model that generates images in a single step.

  • The method utilizes two diffusion models as guides to train the new, fast model, ensuring stability and consistency.

  • In tests, DMD generated images 30 times faster than Stable Diffusion while maintaining or surpassing the quality level of outputs.

Why it matters: By dramatically reducing the computational cost and time required for high-quality image generation, DMD could unlock new possibilities for tools like real-time visual editing, design tools, drug discovery, and 3D modeling applications.


  • 🖼️ RenderNet- Image generator for creating consistent characters

  • 🎨 Creatie- Turn ideas into stunning designs

  • 💬 Speak- Conversational language learning app

  • Question Maker GPT- A GPT to create engaging academic questions from PDFs

  • 😎 Instant Insights- Generate comprehensive reports instantly

  • 🗣️ Fluently- A language coach providing instant feedback on calls

  • 🔧 OctoAI- Engineering Manager - Core Services

  • 🎬 OpenAI- Creative Director, Interactive / Digital Platforms

  • 📈 Anyscale- Product Marketing Leader

  • 👥 Anthropic- Team Manager, Interpretability


Adobe unveiled a series of AI rollouts, including its Gen Studio ad creation platform, updates to its Firefly AI model, a new brand-focused Firefly Services, and a partnership with Microsoft to integrate with Copilot.

Belgian researchers are using AI to improve beer taste, creating AI models that predict flavor profiles and analyze chemical compositions during the brewing process.

Elon Musk announced that all X/Twitter premium users will gain access to xAI’s Grok chatbot, which was previously gated to the higher premium + tier.

Airtable introduced new AI-powered summarization, categorization, and translation features to paying users.

The European Commission warns that deepfakes have started to appear in several EU member nations' elections, pushing out guidelines on how platforms should protect against the AI risks.

Emod Mostaque posted a (now viral) selfie during a video call with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, just days after the former Stability AI CEO resigned from the startup.



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