NVIDIA's new AI chip competitor

PLUS: Baidu set to power Apple AI in China

Welcome, AI enthusiasts.

Nvidia has long reigned supreme in the AI chip world, but a new alliance is aiming to knock the king off its throne.

Tech giants are now targeting the software that keeps devs in Nvidia’s grasp — and if successful, they could unlock a whole new era of AI competition. Let’s explore…

In today’s AI rundown:

  • Nvidia under pressure from tech giants

  • Baidu to power Apple AI in China

  • Improve your prompting skills with OpenAI’s Cookbook

  • AI out-persuades humans in online debates

  • 5 new AI tools & 4 new AI jobs

  • More AI & tech news

Read time: 3 minutes



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The Rundown: A group of tech heavyweights, including Google, Intel, Qualcomm, and Arm, just joined forces to challenge Nvidia's grip on the AI chip market.

The details:

  • The UXL Foundation aims to build an open-source software suite that allows AI code to run on any hardware, regardless of chip architecture.

  • The group is courting additional chipmakers and cloud giants like Amazon and Microsoft to ensure broad compatibility across the hardware landscape.

  • The project builds on Intel's OneAPI open standard, which eliminates requirements that tie developers to Nvidia's CUDA platform.

Why it matters: Nvidia's AI chips have become the de facto industry standard — but its true moat is the software layer that keeps developers locked in. If the UXL effort gains traction, it could loosen Nvidia's chokehold on the AI ecosystem and open the door for new players and innovations.


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The Rundown: Chinese tech giant Baidu will reportedly provide the AI backend for Apple's iPhone 16 and other products in China, a move driven by the country's strict regulatory requirements around AI models.

The details:

  • Baidu beat out rival Alibaba and others to secure the role of Apple's generative AI provider in China.

  • Baidu's AI services will reportedly power the Chinese versions of the iPhone 16, macOS, and the upcoming iOS 18.

  • The decision was driven by China's regulations requiring government approval for AI models before release.

  • Apple is also reportedly in talks with Google to integrate its Gemini model into the iPhone, with announcements expected in June at WWDC.

Why it matters: China’s harsh AI regulations add a tricky layer for global tech giants — but Baidu nabbing Apple as a client should cement its status as the country’s AI leader. Despite Apple’s internal advances, the company seems to have no hesitation to partner up with other AI leaders.


The Rundown: In this tutorial, you will learn where to find OpenAI’s resources and tips to craft the perfect prompts.


  1. Visit OpenAI’s Cookbook on GitHub.

  2. Select the folder named “articles” and click “related_resources.md”

  3. You should now have access to many prompting libraries, tools, and even papers on advanced prompting to improve reasoning.

Some of our favorite techniques include Chain of Thoughts (makes the LLM “think” before providing the final answer) and Tree of Thoughts (it generates a tree-like structure of ideas, with every idea representing a step toward solving a problem).


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The Rundown: A new study just found that LLMs like GPT-4 significantly outperform human participants in persuasiveness during controlled online debates.

The details:

  • Researchers conducted online debates between humans and GPT-4, with and without providing personal data for arguments.

  • When personalizing arguments based on background info, GPT-4 increased the odds of shifting opinions in its favor by 81.7% compared to humans.

  • Without personalization, GPT-4 still outperformed humans but to a lesser degree — while personalization actually worsened results for humans.

  • GPT-4 was given only basic demographic info.

Why it matters: The findings substantiate growing concerns that AI chatbots could be weaponized by bad actors to effectively spread targeted propaganda and disinformation at scale — something we’re already seeing throughout global elections.


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OpenAI published a series of new Sora example generations, working with artists, filmmakers, and designers to test the model and better understand how it integrates into workflows.

FundGuard announced a $100M funding round for the New York-based startup’s AI-powered investment accounting platform for asset managers.

Neuralink posted a new video of patient Noland Arbaugh’s gaming mind-control capabilities, playing Mario Kart with his father in the demonstration.

Mitre opened a new lab to test and assess AI systems use by U.S. government agencies, focused on identifying and fixing security flaws, data leaks, and other potential risks.

Consulting firm Accenture reported eye-popping AI revenue in its latest earnings report, with over $600M booked in Q2 and $1.1B through the first half of the fiscal year.

Google’s AI-powered Search Generative Experience is reportedly redirecting some users to malware, scam and spam results in its responses.



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