Day: April 18, 2024

These AI Tokens Are Set to Merge—Here’s How It Will Work

A major development in the cryptocurrency world as the Artificial Superintelligence Alliance has secured approval to merge Fetch.AI’s FET, SingularityNET’s AGIX, and Ocean Protocol’s OCEAN tokens into the new ASI token. Anticipated to reach a total value of $7.5 billion post-merger in May, the new ASI token aims to bring these projects together without sacrificing […]

GPT-4 Turbo reclaims ‘best AI model’ crown from Anthropic’s Claude 3

OpenAI has introduced the updated GPT-4 Turbo to developers and ChatGPT subscribers, showcasing noteworthy enhancements over its predecessor. The new model, gpt-4-turbo-2024-04-09, recently claimed the top rank on the Large Model Systems Organization’s Chatbot Arena, a platform enabling users to compare responses from different large language models (LLMs) without disclosing their identities. Evaluations from users […]

The latest version of xAI’s Grok can process images

xAI, the AI company founded by Elon Musk, has unveiled Grok-1.5V, the first version of Grok capable of processing visual information. This multimodal AI model expands beyond text to handle documents, diagrams, charts, screenshots, and photographs. The company showcased practical applications of Grok’s abilities, like translating a flow chart into Python code, generating a story […]

Investors are growing increasingly weary of AI

The AI industry is experiencing a downturn after enjoying years of abundant funding, as a report from Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence reveals. Global investment in AI declined for the second consecutive year in 2023, with both private investments in startups and corporate mergers and acquisitions witnessing a slump compared to the previous year. […]

TCL’s first original movie is an absurd-looking, AI-generated love story

Tech giant TCL is gearing up to make its mark in the original content arena with the upcoming release of its first AI-generated special, “Next Stop Paris,” on the TCLtv+ platform this summer. The company is venturing into original programming to stand out in the increasingly competitive streaming landscape, aiming to leverage generative AI to […]

Gen AI training costs soar yet risks are poorly measured, says Stanford AI report

In the domain of artificial intelligence (AI), the landscape has seen an evident shift towards industry—marked by a surge in the emergence of significant new AI models from commercial entities compared to academia and government sectors. Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) has illuminated key concerns in its latest report, “The AI Index […]

Tech exec predicts ‘AI girlfriends’ will create $1B business: ‘Comfort at the end of the day’

Tech executive Greg Isenberg predicts the imminent rise of a billion-dollar industry centered around AI-generated virtual girlfriends, based on his encounter with a Miami man who spends a hefty $10,000 per month on such companions. The man, a 24-year-old single individual, expressed a deep appreciation for interacting with AI girlfriends, likening it to the way […]

AI startup Tome restructures to focus on paying customers, lays off staff

Startup Tome, known for its generative AI presentation tool, is undergoing a significant restructuring to target its paying customers – sales teams who utilize the product to quickly create personalized decks. The company plans to lay off 20% of its workforce and shift its focus towards enterprise sales and business-to-business software development. This strategic pivot […]

Google will outpace Microsoft in AI investment, DeepMind CEO says

DeepMind, a key player in the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI), has been making significant strides, surpassing the allure of large language models like GPT-4. Acquired by Google in 2014, DeepMind is driving innovation in AI and materials science. At the TED 40th anniversary conference, DeepMind’s CEO, Demis Hassabis, affirmed Google’s unwavering commitment to AI […]

Mistral CEO Says AI Companies Are Trying to Build God

Arthur Mensch, the CEO of Mistral, Europe’s prominent AI firm, dismisses the notion of achieving “artificial general intelligence” (AGI) as akin to attempting to create a god, emphasizing his atheistic beliefs. Mensch’s stance against the AGI pursuit carries weight due to his reputation as Europe’s AI champion at just 31 years old.   Having previously […]

Waymo begins robotaxi testing in Atlanta

Waymo, the self-driving company owned by Alphabet, expanded its robotaxi testing to Atlanta, joining the list of cities where the company is exploring deployment. Initially, Waymo will have a few manually driven cars in Atlanta to gather mapping data and acclimate to the city’s environment. The goal is to eventually test the robotaxis without safety […]

iOS 18 to include limited on-device AI features

Apple is gearing up to roll out a major upgrade for Siri with the upcoming release of iOS 18. The tech giant is focusing on enhancing its artificial intelligence capabilities, with a particular emphasis on privacy by processing data directly on the user’s iPhone without the need for cloud services. Reports indicate that the initial […]

The end-to-end AI chain emerges – it’s like talking to your company’s top engineer

Generative AI is emerging as a powerful tool that complements traditional AI by enabling highly interactive verbal inquiries and bridging the gap between operational and information technology functions. Peter Zornio, Senior VP and CTO for Emerson, highlights that generative AI and numerical AI represent two ends of a continuum in the AI landscape. While numerical […]

Anthropic CEO Says That by Next Year, AI Models Could Be Able to “Replicate and Survive in the Wild”

In a recent podcast interview with The New York Times, Dario Amodei, CEO of Anthropic, a company focused on enhancing AI responsibly, discussed the potential for AI to become self-sustaining and self-replicating. Drawing parallels to virology lab biosafety levels, Amodei warned that at ASL 4, AI could possess autonomy and persuasion capabilities, raising concerns about […]

Intel and others commit to building open generative AI tools for the enterprise

The Linux Foundation, in collaboration with industry leaders such as Cloudera and Intel, has introduced the Open Platform for Enterprise AI (OPEA) project. Focused on developing open, composable generative AI systems, OPEA aims to create robust and scalable AI solutions by leveraging open source innovation. Members of OPEA include Intel, IBM-owned Red Hat, and other […]

Limitless’ $99 AI wearable to promises to remember your meetings and, well, everything else

Limitless, formerly known as Rewind, is revolutionizing the world of work productivity by integrating its meeting transcription AI into a sleek wearable device called Pendant. In a departure from the complex functionalities that marred the reputation of Humane AI’s Pin wearable, Limitless is focusing solely on improving meetings. The Pendant, designed for effortless use, can […]

65% of educators think AI can save them time on admin tasks, a new study finds

A recent study by education specialist McGraw Hill, in collaboration with Morning Consult, surveyed 1,000 K-12 grade and higher education professionals across 19 countries to examine the impact of generative AI on education. The research revealed a shift in attitudes towards AI, with a majority of educators now recognizing its positive influence on educational outcomes. […]

Feds appoint “AI doomer” to run US AI safety institute

The US AI Safety Institute, a part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has named its leadership team, with Paul Christiano appointed as the head of AI safety. Christiano, known for predicting potential AI-related risks, has faced criticism for his views that there is a significant chance of AI development leading to […]



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