New iMacs, Macbook Pros may be announced on Oct. 30/31, as generative AI features coming in 2024
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Top stories today:
- New iMacs, Macbook Pros may be announced on Oct. 30/31
- 3D-GPT converts text into low-quality 3D renders
- Israel: U.S. asks for delay in ground invasion to buy time
- 10-year Treasury rate hits 5%, first time since 2007
0. Data and calendar
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1. New iMacs, Macbook Pros may be announced on Oct. 30/31, as generative AI features coming in 2024
New 24” iMac and Macbook Pros are likely coming on Oct. 30 or 31, right before Apple reports earnings on Nov. 2.
32” iMac Pro delayed to late 2024 or 2025.
Generative AI features coming to Siri, Messages (auto-complete), XCode, Music, Pages, Keynote, and more, likely in 2024.
Apple is debating whether to host the LLMs on devices or in the cloud — it will likely be a mix of the two. - Bloomberg
2. 3D-GPT converts text into low-quality 3D renders
Our view: these models are just toys in 2023, but could become completely revolutionary in 2024+
Similarly to the jump from GPT-2/3 to GPT 3.5/4, these AI models are improving at a rapid pace, and could be generating high-quality 3D models in a few months.
4. Israel: U.S. asks for delay in ground invasion to buy time for aid, hostages, defense against other fronts
The U.S. doesn’t want Lebanon’s Hezbollah to join the war, as northern Israel’s border cities are being evacuated:
U.S. still supports ground invasion, not demanding Israel to not do it.
Biden, Netanyahu agree to “continued flow” of aid.
McConnell, others back Biden’s $106B aid request for Ukraine, Israel.
Iran: Israel threatens to cut off “head of the snake” if Hezbollah joins war.
Shekel at 4.06, new 8-year low.
Southern border: Feds warn that Hamas could be entering U.S.
Cyanide weapon instructions found on Hamas operative: Israel.
North Korean weapons also found on Hamas fighters.
Web Summit CEO steps down after Israel comments, Google, Meta pullout.
Beheaded unborn child, pregnant woman found by Israeli morgue worker.
Qatar being rebuffed by startups, VC funds due to Hamas ties.
Only 3% of Americans think the U.S. should back the Palestinian side, but most still favor not taking either side
5. 10-year Treasury rate hits 5%, first time since 2007
6. Fees for active, passive mutual funds continue going down
A long-term trend that has no reason to stop:
Alternative assets are expected to play an increasingly larger share of the revenues of asset managers
7. Interesting videos, posts, and memes
8. Other headlines
iPhone 15 teardown: Max costs $558, +12% over iPhone 14.
SpaceX signs deal to launch up to 4 European satellites.
Rivian R1T: 1st EV to win longest U.S. off-road competition.
Scientists propose “missing law” to explain universe’s complexity, diversity.
Techno-optimism and why I support it: Noah Smith.
Microsoft CEO interview with Axel Springer.
Quantum computing: govt seeks to migrate to new passwords by 2035.
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Tech & law
Argentina’s elections go to runoffs, with Massa (37%) ahead of Milei (31%).
Ukraine: 6 killed in Kharkiv mail depot strike.
Pakistan: former PM indicted for making secret cables public.
Iran sentences 2 journalists for allegedly collaborating with U.S.
Iranian teen “brain dead” after alleged assault by morality police.
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