Google's AI secrets stolen

PLUS: Inflection's GPT-4 rival

Welcome, AI enthusiasts.

A former Google engineer was just busted after stealing hundreds of AI secrets — while also discreetly operating for TWO Chinese AI startups.

The US-China AI rivalry has been simmering for years, but a shocking new case of espionage just brought the conflict right to Silicon Valley's doorstep. Let’s investigate…

In today’s AI rundown:

  • Google engineer steals AI secrets

  • Inflection upgrade nears GPT-4

  • Generate an AI song with just a prompt

  • Researchers create self-spreading AI malware

  • 6 new AI tools & 4 new AI jobs

  • More AI & tech news

Read time: 4 minutes



Image source: LinkedIn screenshot

The Rundown: Federal prosecutors just charged an ex-Google engineer with stealing over 500 confidential files related to AI infrastructure while secretly working for two Chinese AI startups.

The details:

  • Linwei Ding worked on Google’s AI supercomputing systems and reportedly uploaded 2-years worth of data to his personal Google Cloud account.

  • He was secretly hired as CTO of a Beijing AI startup and founded his own Shanghai-based AI firm, hiding it all from Google.

  • Ding had a Google colleague scan his badge at Google’s U.S. office to make it look like he was there when he was actually in China.

  • Google grew suspicious and alerted the FBI, with Ding now facing up to 10 years in prison.

Why it matters: An insider heist of Google’s sensitive AI assets is an alarming wake-up call about China’s relentless campaign to chase down the U.S. AI tech advantage. This case is also, unfortunately, just a preview of the high-stakes espionage ahead in the battle for AI supremacy.


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Image source: Inflection

The Rundown: Inflection just launched Inflection-2.5, a major upgrade to the model powering its Pi personal AI assistant — now capable of delivering near GPT-4 level performance.

The details:

  • Inflection-2.5 achieves 94% of GPT-4's performance across tasks, despite using just 40% of the training compute.

  • The upgrade displays major increases from Inflection-1 across the board, particularly in coding and mathematics.

  • Inflection noted major gains in user engagement, boasting 6M monthly users and an average chat length of 33 minutes.

  • The chatbot also now incorporates real-time web search.

Why it matters: While Inflection’s unique value prop has always been the empathetic, personal nature of its chatbot — it now also gains capabilities to rival the top performers. With Claude 3’s release on Monday, and now Inflection 2.5, that marks two near GPT-4 models just this week!


The Rundown: In this tutorial, you will learn how to use AI to create a song for free in seconds by just describing it using Suno AI.


  1. Visit Suno AI and click the button “Make a Song” in the top right corner.

  2. Press “Create,” and sign up. You get 50 free credits (or 10 songs) that renew daily.

  3. Describe your desired song where it says: “Song Description” and click “Create”. You can also toggle “Custom Mode” for other settings, such as lyrics or music style.

  4. Wait a few seconds and enjoy your new AI-generated song!


Image source: Cornell and Israel IT

The Rundown: Cybersecurity researchers just developed the first known computer ‘worm’ designed to target and spread through interconnected AI ecosystems.

The details:

  • Morris II uses adversarial prompts to trick AI models into replicating malicious inputs/actions and spreading them to other AI agents.

  • Researchers successfully used the worm in experiments to steal sensitive data and send spam via AI email assistants.

  • The malware worked against OpenAI, Google, and open-source AI models in experiments.

  • It can also embed malicious prompts inside images to infect AI systems.

Why it matters: The integration of AI across industries has dramatically expanded the attack surface for malware like the worm in this study. With centralized AI models serving many downstream products, a single compromise could have severe ripple effects across countless systems.


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Salesforce announced new AI tools to help healthcare workers automate administrative tasks, aiming to reduce physician burnout.

A former Tesla and Optimus researcher announced that he has joined Hugging Face, building a team to create an open-source robotics project.

HP introduced a new portfolio of AI PCs alongside an AI Creation Center and a Nvidia co-engineered AI workstation to speed data processing.

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