The CultCast

This week: our WWDC23 predictions, Apple’s headset is finally incoming, and even more dizzying examples of the unreal power of AI.

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This week's stories

WWDC23 kicks off June 5 with online event

  • The official invitation to Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2023 went out Wednesday, confirming we’ll get our first look at what’s on the company’s near-term agenda on June 5. Apple promises WWDC23 will bring an opportunity “to learn the latest about Apple platforms, technologies, and tools.”


WWDC23 invite might hint at Apple VR headset

  • The colorful image Apple used Wednesday to invite developers to WWDC23 set off speculation that it’s a hint that the company’s long-awaited VR/AR headset will be unveiled at the June event.


Apple VR headset production reportedly pushed back again


15 new features in iOS 16.4 you should try right away

  • Once you install iOS 16.4, the biggest point release of iOS 16 so far, check out these 15 features to try right away — including the new “high five emoji” combo.


How to enable Voice Isolation for iPhone calls in iOS 16.4


First ChatGPT-generated app hits the App Store

  • 5 Movies, likely the first iPhone app generated almost entirely by ChatGPT, was approved by Apple and published on the App Store late Thursday night.


Wozniak, Musk and leading researchers urge pause on ‘out of control’ AI dev

  • A new open letter signed by tech leaders urges a six-month pause on development of advanced artificial intelligence applications that may pose “profound risks to society and humanity.”


This viral ‘photo’ of the pope in a puffer jacket fooled the internet. How can we spot AI deepfakes?

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