AI Weekly-ish Scoop 06/21 📰

Greeting :labelbox_white: Community :wave:,

June 21th 2024, Here are the top news in the AI world from last week (and a bit), as always If we’ve skipped over something important, give us a shout! And don’t forget to cast your vote for the news story that caught your eye the most.
Summer is upon us, :sun_with_face: let’s dive it.

  1. Nvidia is now the largest public company in the world :chart_with_upwards_trend:

Nvidia has officially surpassed Microsoft to become the world’s most valuable public company, boasting a market capitalization of over $3.3 trillion. This comes as a result of the surging demand for Nvidia’s AI chips, which has caused the company’s stock to nearly triple in value throughout 2024. With the increasing prevalence of AI technologies and their reliance on advanced chips, Nvidia’s growth shows no signs of slowing down.

  1. Apple’s Gen AI Strategy :apple:

Apple has introduced Apple Foundation Models (AFM), a suite of specially designed foundation models tailored for various domains, including vision, language, and audio. AFM aims to offer user-friendly and optimized foundation models for Apple developers, with features such as privacy and security measures, faster inference on Apple Silicon, and ease of deployment in apps. AFM has the potential to transform the way apps interact with users and solve tasks, elevating the iOS, macOS, watchOS, and iPadOS user experiences.

More on the On-device capability : Introducing Apple’s On-Device and Server Foundation Models - Apple Machine Learning Research

  1. DuckDuckGo release AI chat bot in browser capability :duck:

DuckDuckGo has introduced AI Chat, an anonymous service that provides access to popular AI chatbots like Open AI’s GPT 3.5 Turbo, Anthropic’s Claude 3 Haiku, and open-source models such as Meta Llama 3 and Mistral’s Mixtral 8x7B. The feature is free to use within daily limits and can be switched off easily. DuckDuckGo prioritizes user privacy by ensuring chats are private, anonymized, and not used for AI model training. Users can access DuckDuckGo AI Chat through various platforms like,, or by using bang shortcuts !ai and !chat. Plans for improvement include adding more chat models, integrating entry points in browsers, and potentially offering a paid plan for higher usage limits and advanced models.

  1. Safe Superintelligence :brain:

Ilya Sutskever, co-founder of OpenAI, has announced the establishment of Safe Superintelligence Inc. (SSI), a new AI research lab with a primary focus on developing safe superintelligence. SSI aims to create AI models that surpass human intelligence while prioritizing safety in the rapid advancement of AI capabilities. This move comes after Sutskever’s departure from OpenAI, following a failed attempt to oust CEO Sam Altman. With a commitment to addressing safety concerns in AI development, SSI could play a crucial role in shaping the future of AI research and applications.