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Somewhat Frank

Jun 4, 2024

On this episode of the Somewhat Frank Podcast, Frank Gruber (X: @FrankGruber), Jen Consalvo (X: @noreaster) and Simon Kahan (IG: @simonkahan), and Jamilah Corbitt (X: @JamilahCorbitt) chat about the following topics:


OpenAI & Apple - Apple is close to finalizing a partnership with OpenAI to incorporate ChatGPT into iOS 18, aiming to introduce advanced AI capabilities to the iPhone.


OpenAI vs Her - Scarlett Johansson has accused OpenAI of using a voice resembling hers for its AI assistant, Sky, without her consent. Johansson's claim has led to legal threats and significant public backlash.


Elon Musk plans xAI Supercomputer - Elon Musk's AI startup xAI, plans to build a supercomputer to power the next version of its AI chatbot, Grok.


Elon Musk raised $6B in funding for xAI by Valor, a16z, and Sequoia - Elon Musk's AI startup, xAI, raised $6 billion in a Series B funding round.


Big changes for college athletes - In a historic shift, the NCAA has agreed to a new revenue-sharing model, allocating over $15 billion to athletes over a 10-year period.


Singapore Airline Flight Experiences Terrible Turbulence - A Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore hit severe turbulence, resulting in one death and 30 injuries.


Woman Married an AI Hologram - Unique Ceremony: Spanish-Dutch artist Alicia Framis plans to marry an AI hologram, AILex, this summer in a groundbreaking union, highlighting the evolving nature of human-robot relationships.


The Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens by Anne Kuo ( - From constructing coops to rearing chicks, you'll learn everything you need to know to make sure your chickens stay happy and healthy all year round.


Continuing our research on chicken coops, we are focusing on finding the best and most technologically advanced movable chicken coop and run for the 11 chickens that Frank is currently raising in his garage. He provided information about the Omlet Eglu Cube Coop & Run ( and the Smart Coop (


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