Tech News Today in India: Artificial intelligence is a fast-moving field that sees cool new advances almost daily, but the unexpected news about OpenAI getting a new CEO caught us all by surprise. Sam Altman has been ousted from his CEO chair at OpenAI HQ and will be replaced by CTO Mira Murati temporarily. While details on exactly why this happened remain scarce, the announcement is already sending shockwaves across the block.
But that’s only a smidge from all the happenings in the world of tech. In other news, perhaps the first hint about WhatsApp’s under-development AI chatbot has now come to the fore in the form of a cute little button. Then there are fresh rumours about more iPads adopting OLED for their displays. Let’s take a look at everything new.
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.
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Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 launched with AI capabilities for mid-range phones
Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 mobile chipset brings enhanced performance, gaming, camera, and connectivity features to mid-range devices. Like Qualcomm’s other offerings, the platform also enables more AI capabilities to continue powering the AI revolution in smartphones. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 succeeds the Snapdragon 7 Gen 2, offering next-gen AI, real-time translation, and boosted AI efficiency.
OLED screens reportedly coming to more iPad models
A new report claims Apple will bring OLED screens to more iPad models, starting with the 2024 iPad Pro. 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 revised iPad Pro will purportedly make the switch. Apple has been rumoured 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.
WhatsApp tests dedicated button for AI chatbot
WhatsApp is highlighting its new experimental AI chat features by testing a dedicated shortcut button for it. Located in the Chats tab above the icon to start new chats, the button provides quick access to open AI-powered conversations. This follows an announcement by Mark Zuckerberg in September that allowed beta testers in the US to try out AI chatbots that provide suggestions and advice. WhatsApp plans a broader launch to more users as it continues developing the capability.