• Thursday • May 16, 2024

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    Wall Street Journal

    Reddit to Give OpenAI Access to Its Data in Licensing Deal

    OpenAI Will Become a Reddit Advertising Partner

    Reddit says it signed a deal with OpenAI to give the artificial-intelligence startup access to its data, following similar arrangements it made with Google and public-relations software firm Cision. San Francisco-based Reddit says the deal will bring its content to OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot and new products and that OpenAI will become a Reddit advertising partner. Further, Reddit users and moderators will gain new AI-powered features. Shares in Reddit rose 11% in after-hours trading following the company’s announcement of the deal. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

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  • Wednesday • May 15, 2024

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    CNBC

    Netflix ad-supported tier has 40 million monthly users, nearly double previous count

    The Company Said It Would Launch Its Own Advertising Platform and No Longer Partner With Microsoft For That Technology

    Netflix’s cheaper, ad-supported tier has amassed 40 million global monthly active users, the company said Wednesday. That’s nearly double the 23 million figure the streaming giant shared in January. The company also said it would launch its own advertising platform and no longer partner with Microsoft for that technology. The tech giant will remain a programmatic advertising partner, but will also be joined by other ad tech companies including The Trade Desk, Google Display & Video 360 and Magnite.

    Netflix will begin testing its ad tech platform in Canada later this year and plans to launch it in the U.S. by the end of the second quarter next year. The company aims to set the platform live everywhere by the end of 2025.

  • Tuesday • May 14, 2024

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    Techcrunch

    Expedia starts testing AI-powered features for search and travel planning

    The AI Assistant Will Bolster Features Like Search, Itinerary Building, Trip Planning and Real-Time Updates Like Flight Delays


    In an effort to get ahead of its competitors in the travel ecosystem, online travel agency Expedia said it will soon launch an AI assistant to bolster features like search, itinerary building, trip planning and real-time updates like flight delays. The company, which runs a variety of online travel aggregators and metasearch engines, is debuting a bot named Romie that’s been trained on a mix of in-house and OpenAI models. The bot can help users search for hotels, build itineraries for their trips and make small changes. The bot can be included in iMessage chat groups, or you can talk to it one-on-one on WhatsApp. For these apps, the bot sits behind a phone number and leverages ChatGPT

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  • Monday • May 13, 2024

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    CNBC

    Amazon-backed Anthropic launches its Claude AI chatbot across Europe

    The EU Earlier This Year Passed The World’s First Major Set of Regulatory Ground Rules to Govern AI

    Anthropic, the artificial intelligence startup backed by Amazon, said Monday it’s launching its generative AI assistant Claude in Europe on Tuesday. It will be available to individuals and businesses through the web and via an iPhone app. A paid subscription-based version of Anthropic’s Claude assistant, called Claude Pro, will be available to users who want access to all its models, including Claude 3 Opus, Anthropic’s most advanced offering. Anthropic is also launching its business-focused Claude Team subscription-based plans, which cost 28 euros ($30) a month before value-added tax (VAT).

  • Monday • May 13, 2024

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    Reuters

    OpenAI unveils new AI model as competition heats up

    GPT-4o is Capable of Realistic Voice Conversation and Able to Interact Across Text and Image

    ChatGPT maker OpenAI said on Monday it would release a new AI model called GPT-4o, capable of realistic voice conversation and able to interact across text and image, its latest move to stay ahead in a race to dominate the emerging technology. New audio capabilities enable users to speak to ChatGPT and obtain real-time responses with no delay, as well as interrupt ChatGPT while it is speaking, both hallmarks of realistic conversations that AI voice assistants have found challenging, the OpenAI researchers showed at a livestream event.

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  • Friday • May 10, 2024

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    New York Times

    Apple Will Revamp Siri to Catch Up to Its Chatbot Competitors

    Apple Plans to Announce That It Will Bring Generative A.I. To iPhones

    Apple’s top software executives decided early last year that Siri, the company’s virtual assistant, needed a brain transplant. The decision came after the executives Craig Federighi and John Giannandrea spent weeks testing OpenAI’s new chatbot, ChatGPT. The product’s use of generative artificial intelligence, which can write poetry, create computer code and answer complex questions, made Siri look antiquated, said two people familiar with the company’s work, who didn’t have permission to speak publicly.

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