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It's always sunny at Business Insider when "Welcome to Wrexham" star Rob McElhenney is around. In today's big story, we're looking at the drama between Tesla shareholders over Elon Musk's bumper pay package that gets decided on today . As funny as that sounds, the battle over Elon Musk's pay package is no joke. One longtime Tesla investor said the EV maker is " kind of the bottom of the pecking pole of Elon's companies ." Vote here on if you're for or against Musk's pay package .
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Read previewSome artists are angry that Meta is using their photos on Instagram and Facebook to train its artificial intelligence models. Some artists are moving to Cara, a social media platform designed for artists. Losing hard-earned followingsProfessional artists said they have issues with Instagram beyond AI, including that they feel forced to buy ads to be seen. Far from perfectArtists, including Kent in San Francisco, said they're using platforms like Cara to hedge against the whims of any one platform. Switching platforms comes with its own headaches — the spike in new Cara users led to a series of app crashes last week.
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This disastrous mindset has hollowed out Silicon Valley's ability to innovate and caused regular people to grow increasingly frustrated with everyday tech. The large platforms have generally ignored this feedback for one big reason: The tech industry has been taken over by career managers. Now Google Search is more profitable and worse, elevating spammy content and outright scams, a problem exacerbated by artificial intelligence. AdvertisementBut today's tech products feel built to sell a dream of the future rather than solve a customer's existing pains. As long as the tech industry is controlled by people who don't build things, it will continue to build products that help raise growth metrics rather than help consumers with tangible problems.
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Read previewTech watchers expecting a sweeping partnership announcement between Apple and OpenAI were probably disappointed on Monday. The Cupertino-based giant unveiled its generative AI strategy, "Apple Intelligence," during its keynote presentation at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference. very happy to be partnering with apple to integrate chatgpt into their devices later this year! AdvertisementAside from poaching talent and working with external partners like OpenAI, Apple has also worked with TSMC to make AI chips for its data centers. Making chips would go a long way toward securing Apple's AI supremacy since, unlike most companies, it would not have to rely completely on chip giant Nvidia.
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Buying stocks with a rising exposure to artificial intelligence could lead to outperformance later this year, according to Morgan Stanley. But for investors who have missed out on the AI trade, Morgan Stanley says it's not too late. In a recent note, a team of eight Morgan Stanley strategists led by Edward Stanley highlighted a group of stocks where artificial intelligence is beginning to play a bigger role in their business, which they called "the enablers." "We believe this strategy of picking stocks where AI materiality is increasing will continue to work for investors for the remainder of 2024," Morgan Stanley wrote. Earlier this week, both Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs reiterated buy ratings on First Solar.
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A former Meta engineer on Tuesday accused the company of bias in its handling of content related to the war in Gaza, claiming in a lawsuit that Meta fired him for trying to help fix bugs causing the suppression of Palestinian Instagram posts. The company launched no such investigations for employees posting Israeli or Ukrainian flag emojis in similar contexts, according to the lawsuit. Meta did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment on Hamad's allegations. Conflict erupted in Gaza after Hamas militants attacked inside Israel on Oct. 7, killing 1,200 people and taking over 250 people hostage according to Israeli tallies. Israel in response launched an offensive in Gaza that has killed more then 36,000 people, according to Gaza health officials, and triggered a humanitarian crisis.
Persons: Meta, Ferras Hamad, Hamad, Hamad's Organizations: Palestinian Locations: Gaza, Palestinian, California, Israel
The "revenue driver" in question is last year's advertising blitz from large online Chinese retailers that made up about 10% of Meta's overall revenue. Evidence of slower or moderating ad spending from big retailers with ties to the world's second-largest economy could force Meta to lean into some of its other strengths. Analysts at the firm conducted a stress test — benchmarking a worst-case scenario for Meta's Chinese ad revenue in the second half of 2024. Mizuho analysts said Meta can leverage volume drivers such as increasing the ad load on Reels using artificial intelligence. Mizuho also believes special events like the U.S. presidential election and the Olympics should help support ad spending in the back half of the year.
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Many companies are in the AI infrastructure buildout phase right now. That's because, in order to enable AI applications, companies have to make the switch from "general purpose computing to accelerated computing," she said. "You can't run AI on traditional compute, it would be prohibitively expensive, and far too energy intensive," said Pleydell-Bouverie. That's a 35% increase from last year, she said, and all this incremental investment is being directed to AI initiatives. And the world is "only in the first five minutes of this AI infrastructure buildout," she added.
Persons: Clare Pleydell, Bouverie, Meta Organizations: Nvidia, Microsoft, Meta, Liontrust Asset Management, CNBC Pro, Google, Apple, JPMorgan, Liontrust Global Technology Fund, Technology
Read previewThe Meta AI chatbot is more willing to share what data it was trained on than Meta is. It expanded Meta AI in April as a chat and image generator function across all its apps, including Instagram and WhatsApp. Meta AI told Business Insider that it was trained on large datasets of transcriptions from YouTube videos. Meta AI initially said its training data included a third-party dataset of 3.7 million transcribed YouTube videos. In responding to further queries about its YouTube training data, Meta AI said its training data included another, larger dataset of transcriptions from 6 million YouTube videos also compiled by a third party.
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We asked the pros which are the best stock alternatives to Nvidia that are still cheap. Meta Meta remains a good investment at its current price, said Adam Coons, portfolio manager at Winthrop Capital Management. In 2025, that revenue growth is set for a 12% increase and earnings growth for 15%. That would put Meta's multiples at 26 times 2024's earnings and 23 times 2025's earnings, according to Coons. Meta is trading at a 19 times EV/EBIT multiple, versus Microsoft's 28 times, and Nvidia's 25 times.
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In a 2023 Pew survey on teen internet use, only about one-third of US teens ages 13 to 17 said they used Facebook. Compare that with Pew's 2014 survey, when 71% of teens said they used Facebook. AdvertisementSecondly, Facebook is hoping to lure back young adults with offerings like Marketplace, Dating, Groups, and Events. And I don't think Facebook Dating is a huge hit. I know it seems improbable that Facebook could become cool for Gen Z, but don't count it out — they just might pull this off.
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Elon Musk's feud with Meta AI chief Yann LeCun is escalating. In a recent post, LeCun slammed Musk for his "dangerous political opinions." download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementElon Musk 's public feud with Meta's AI chief and award-winning scientist, Yann LeCun, is escalating. While he praised Musk's Tesla cars, SpaceX satellite communication system, and position on open source AI, he also slammed the billionaire for what he called "dangerous" public positions.
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Spain's data watchdog suspended Meta's election products ahead of an EU vote. The agency expressed alarm that products collected excessive data from Facebook and Instagram users. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementA Spanish data watchdog has put the brakes on two election products from Meta that were meant to roll out ahead of the upcoming European election. The Spanish Data Protection Agency suspended Meta's Election Day Information and Voter Information Unit products amid concerns that they collected unnecessary election data from Facebook and Instagram users, the agency announced on May 31.
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The in-house AI model called MAI-1 is said to be trained using a public dataset and text from ChatGPT, a source told The Information. AdvertisementThe company has a text-to-image generator called Microsoft Designer, which launched last year after being tested in December 2022. MetaMeta has an AI assistant called Meta AI. NurPhoto/Getty ImagesMeta has an AI assistant called Meta AI, which is run on its open-source LLM, Llama. It also has an AI image generator called Imagine, which launched in December and was trained on public Facebook and Instagram photos.
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Advertisement"We always have loved this idea of a super simple product that's really just for you and your friends," Sharp told BI. "There's not any real public discovery surface inside of Retro," Sharp said. Advertisement"What's most important to us is that we build a sustainable business, whether that's venture scale or not," Sharp said. "You can complete your feed in Retro," Olson said. Courtesy of Retro"There are a few places where we've chosen comfort over — or perhaps to the detriment of — the growth of the product or the business," Olson said.
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But the tech giant's play underscores the market's demand for tech talent — and venture capitalists expect a wave of "acquihires" to hit the AI ecosystem later this year. M&A dealmaking among AI startups is already off to a strong start this year, with 55 exits recorded in Q1 of 2024, per Crunchbase data. AdvertisementThe majority of AI startups are overpriced, said Konstantin Vinogradov, general partner at Runa Capital. AI startups with revenue in the single-digit millions that raised money at unicorn valuations, Dash said, might not even have that option. Those deals don't make sense for buyers, he said, which could lead Big Tech companies or other AI startups to poach their talent instead.
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Here's a list of the people, companies, and terms you need to know to talk about AI, in alphabetical order. GPU: A computer chip, short for graphic processing unit, that companies use to train and deploy their AI models. Nvidia's GPUs are used by Microsoft and Meta to run their AI models. Multimodal: The ability for AI models to process text, images, and audio to generate an output. As a profession, prompt engineers are experts in fine tuning AI models on the backend to improve outputs.
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He was offered $150,000 a year for a base salary, restricted stock units, and an annual bonus. AdvertisementSalesforceHe moved to Salesforce, joining in a slightly more senior software role from his last role at SAP. His base salary was about $150,000, stocks would amount to $17,500 per year, and his annual bonus was $15,000. AdvertisementThe new role moved him from software engineer to senior software engineer. Business Insider has verified his offer letters, employment history, and Meta compensation.
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The documentary chronicles the rise and fall of the movie-ticket-subscription company MoviePass, and is based on award-winning reporting from Business Insider . The big storyRetirement mathGetty Images;Alyssa Powell/BIFor some millennials, the reality of their retirement plans is that they're a fantasy. AdvertisementIt's not the first time we've gotten troubling data about millennials' retirement plans. But it's not just a lack of savings working against millennials' plans of riding off into the retirement sunset. AdvertisementAnd if you're hoping for a Hail Mary in the form of a fat inheritance to jumpstart your retirement plans, that's not looking great either.
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Meta's AI chief Yann LeCun is an award-winning computer scientist. But Elon Musk says he isn't impressed with LeCun's scientific work. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementMeta's AI chief, Yann LeCun, might have won a Turing Award for his contributions to computer science, but Elon Musk doesn't seem too impressed with his work. Musk asked LeCun in an X post on Monday.
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Meta's AI chief Yann LeCun mocked Elon Musk on X over his xAI recruitment drive. LeCun criticized Musk's AI predictions and claims of free speech absolutism. AdvertisementElon Musk is getting dragged by Meta's AI chief on his own platform. Yann LeCun, Meta's leading AI scientist, poked fun at Musk on X on Monday over his attempt to recruit AI workers for his $24 billion firm xAI. The pair have been embroiled in a fresh spat since Musk's xAI announced Sunday that it had raised $6 billion in a Series B funding round.
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America has a new favorite brand: Nvidia, the computer chip company that's helping power an artificial intelligence revolution. The result is a measurement "of the reputations of companies most on the minds of Americans," Axios wrote on Wednesday. Both Nvidia and second-place 3M — a multi-industry conglomerate based in Maplewood, Minnesota — were the only two companies on the list to score an "excellent" reputation. Other consumer brands from last year's top five — Costco, Trader Joe's and Chick-fil-A — rank 11th, 13th and 21st, respectively. 3 on last year's list, didn't qualify as one of the country's most-visible companies this year.
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Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have given each other a few tips over the course of their friendship, which has lasted for more than three decades and counting. One of those lessons is something Gates wishes he'd learned a lot sooner, to clear up his busy schedule — and possibly even made him happier and more productive. "In hindsight, it's a lesson I could have learned a lot sooner had I taken more peeks at Warren Buffett's intentionally light calendar." Gates finally learned to cut his employees, and himself, some slack after catching a peek of the Berkshire Hathaway CEO's personal daybook. "[I] remember Warren showing me his calendar ... he [still] has days that there's nothing on it," Gates said, adding that Buffett's sparser schedule taught him an important lesson.
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That said, there are still some opportunities to buy AI stocks on the cheap. The stock's current forward price-to-earnings multiple at 20.1 is only slightly below its five-year average of 21.20. It is also cheap — the stock's current forward price-to-earnings multiple at 150.08 is significantly below its five-year average of 761.17. The stock is also trading at a discount to its five-year average, with a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 16. Other favored AI plays that meet the aforementioned criteria include Equinix , Adobe and Western Digital Corp .
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Meta formed a product advisory council six months after disbanding its Responsible AI division. Four white male tech execs sit on the new council, called Meta Advisory Group. Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. AdvertisementMeta announced the formation of a product advisory council on Wednesday, six months after it disbanded its Responsible AI division. The Meta Advisory Group consists of four executives: payment platform Stripe CEO Patrick Collison, former GitHub CEO Nat Friedman, Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke, and former Microsoft executive Charlie Songhurst.
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