Apple is planning to sell its first computer with a custom central processing unit next year, Bloomberg reported. The move could hurt Intel, which currently supplies Apple with the CPUs that act as the brains of the Mac. While Apple already uses custom chips for its iPhones and iPads, those aren’t powerful enough to rival the ones Intel has for personal computers. Bloomberg said Apple is...
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Chatbot Startup Character Seeks $250 Million, Testing Investor Appetite for AI
Character, an AI chatbot startup founded by two former Google researchers, has told investors it wants to raise as much as $250 million in new funding, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The pitch will test investors’ appetite for machine-learning startups as Microsoft’s multibillion-dollar deal with OpenAI casts a halo over the sector. A funding round of...
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