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Elon Musk Seeks More Sway Over Tesla Ahead of AI Advancements

Updated Jan. 16, 2024 5:13 pm ETTesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has gone public with a demand for another big pay package, saying he wants more shares and greater control over the electric-car company as it expands further into robotics and artificial intelligence. On Monday, Musk gave board members what amounts to an ultimatum, saying he feels uncomfortable making Tesla a leader in those two areas without controlling roughly 25% of the company. Copyright ©2024Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

OpenAI Bans Use of AI Tools for Campaigning, Voter Suppression

OpenAIoutlined limits on using its tools in politics during the run-up to elections in 2024, amid mounting concern that artificial-intelligence systems could mass-produce misinformation and sway voters in high-profile races.OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Dall-E are some of the most powerful AI chatbot and image-generation applications available. The growth of such tools has raised worry that software made by OpenAI and its peers could be used to manipulate voters with false news stories and computer-generated images and

Why Big Tech Is Still Minding Its Bills

Even the deepest pockets have their limits. Amazon and Google-parent Alphabet sit on a combined $184 billion in cash and short-term investments. Those two, along with big tech peers Microsoft, Apple and Facebook-parent Meta Platforms, hold the highest such balances among nonbanking companies on the S&P 500, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Amazon and Alphabet are also currently generating just under $95 billion combined in annual free cash flow. Copyright ©2024Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Strikes $14 Billion Deal to Buy Juniper Networks

Hewlett Packard Enterprise struck a roughly $14 billion deal to buy Juniper Networks in a big bet on networking and artificial intelligence. The companies unveiled the transaction late Tuesday, a day after The Wall Street Journal reported that a deal was close. Copyright ©2024 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8 Hewlett Packard Enterprise struck a roughly $14 billion deal to buy Juniper Networksin a big bet on networking and artificial intelligence. The companies

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Near Deal to Buy Juniper Networks

Updated Jan. 8, 2024 6:31 pm ETHewlett Packard Enterprise is in advanced talks to buy Juniper Networks for about $13 billion, in a bid to better position the nearly 100-year-old technology company in the era of artificial intelligence. A deal between the two companies could be announced as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the matter, assuming the talks don’t fall apart. Copyright ©2024Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8 Updated Jan. 8, 2024 6:31 pm

Microsoft’s OpenAI Investment Could Face EU Probe

The European Union is looking into whether the bloc could launch a review of Microsoft’sinvestment in ChatGPT maker OpenAI under its merger regulations, a month after the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority launched a probe into whether their partnership could have an impact on competition.The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, made the disclosure on Tuesday as it sought input from interested parties on the level of competition in virtual worlds and generative artificial intelligence, and feedback on what

Startup Founders Fret Over Getting Fired Like Sam Altman

There’s a new task on the 2024 to-do list for founders: Make sure you can’t get Altmaned. While startups have ousted leaders before, the entrepreneur world was stunned to see the board of hot artificial-intelligence company OpenAI fire Sam Altman just before Thanksgiving. He had been the face of one of the biggest successes of the year and suddenly he was out. In startup land, founders and advisers say they started discussing new ways to protect themselves.Copyright ©2024Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nvidia’s New China Pickle: Customers Don’t Want Its Downgraded Chips

SINGAPORE—After U.S. regulations barred Nvidia from selling its high-performance artificial-intelligence chips to China in October, the company’s engineers quickly designed a new lineup to comply with the tightened rules.The U.S. tech company may have found some wiggle room, but it faces a bigger problem: Chinese cloud companies—some of Nvidia’s biggest customers globally—aren’t so keen on buying its lower-powered AI chips. Copyright ©2024Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8

OpenAI Turmoil Pushes Customers to Diversify

OpenAI’s management chaos in November could have long-lasting effects on its business as some of the company’s customers say it was a wake-up call about the risks of being too reliant on one company’s tech.Executives at companies that use OpenAI’s software say they are increasingly looking to also use others’ technology to protect themselves from the risks of problems at any one. OpenAI’s competitors are using the opportunity to sign up wary customers.Copyright ©2024Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Intel Names Justin Hotard as EVP, GM of Data-Center and AI Group

Intel appointed Justin Hotard as executive vice president and general manager of its data-center and AI group, effective Feb. 1.The semiconductor giant said Hotard would report directly to Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger. Hotard would be responsible for Intel’s suite of data-center products.Copyright ©2024 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8 Intel appointed Justin Hotardas executive vice president and general manager of its data-center and AI group, effective Feb. 1.The