Today’s Indian tech news: Artificial intelligence is a rapidly advancing field with new advancements happening almost every day, but the unexpected news that OpenAI has acquired a new CEO surprised us all. Sam Altman has been ousted as CEO of OpenAI Headquarters and will be temporarily replaced by CTO Mira Murati. There are few details about why this happened, but the announcement has already sent shockwaves around the world.
But that’s only a small part of everything happening in the world of technology. In other news, perhaps the first hint of WhatsApp’s untapped AI chatbot has appeared in the form of a cute little button. Then there are fresh rumors about more iPads adopting OLED for their displays. Let`s take a look at everything new.
01. Altman out, Murati in as OpenAI CEO
In a surprising leadership shakeup, Sam Altman has been removed as CEO of artificial intelligence research company OpenAI. Altman, a prominent figure in the AI world, will be replaced in the interim by CTO Mira Murati. Details are scarce on what led to Altman`s ouster, leaving many unanswered questions about OpenAI’s future direction.
02. Discord discontinues experimental AI chatbot, Clyde
Popular chat app Discord has announced that it will discontinue Clyde, its experimental AI chatbot, on December 1st. Clyde, who used OpenAI models to respond to users, will no longer be available in server chats, group DMs, and direct messages.
03. Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 with AI capabilities launches for midrange phones
Qualcomm’s new mobile chipset Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 brings performance, gaming, camera, and connectivity improvements to midrange devices Masu. Like Qualcomm’s other products, this platform will also enable more AI features to further advance the AI revolution in smartphones. Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 is the successor to Snapdragon 7 Gen 2, delivering next-generation AI, real-time translation, and improved AI efficiency.
04. OLED screens to be introduced to more iPad models, reports
Apple plans to introduce its OLED screens to more iPad models, starting with its 2024 iPad Pro, according to a new report. The iPad Air and 8.7″ iPad mini are also said to adopt OLED in 2026. And in 2027, both a new 12.9″ iPad Air and a revised iPad Pro will purportedly make the switch. Apple has been rumored to be migrating its iPad and MacBook Pro lines to OLED for some time. If true, this report provides a more concrete roadmap for the transition.
05. WhatsApp tests special button for AI chatbot
WhatsApp has announced a new experimental AI chat feature by testing a special keyboard shortcut. This button, located on the Chat tab above the new chat start icon, gives you easy access to open, AI-powered conversations. This follows Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement in September that beta testers in the US will be able to try out his AI chatbot offering suggestions and advice. WhatsApp plans a broader rollout to more users as it continues to develop features.