• Thursday • June 6, 2024

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    DuckDuckGo dips Into the AI chatbot pond

    The Privacy-Focused Search Engine Introduces AI Chat, a New Feature That Lets Users Choose Between Different AI Models Like GPT-3.5, Claude, Llama, and Mistral

    Because there simply aren’t enough AI-powered chatbots out there, we’re getting one more. This one, called AI Chat, comes courtesy of DuckDuckGo, the privacy-focused search engine that obviously doesn’t want to feel left behind in the AI arms race. The company has been testing AI Chat over the last few months, but as of today, it’s available to everyone.

    Unlike other standalone bots like Google’s Gemini and OpenAI’s ChatGPT that are powered by their own large language models, DuckDuckGo’s AI Chat is not. Instead, think of it as a way to access multiple chatbots in a single place. Right now, AI chat will let you choose between OpenAI’s GPT 3.5, Anthropic’s Claude 3 Haiku, Meta’s Llama 3 and Mistral’s Mistral 8x7B, and the company says that more models are coming soon. The main differences between them largely boil down to how many parameters — technical speak for the settings that a large language model can tweak to give you an answer — each one has. If you don’t like a model’s answer, you can try another one.

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  • Monday • June 3, 2024

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    OpenAI Launches ChatGPT for Universities

    OpenAI Has a Version of its Popular Artificial Intelligence-Powered Chatbot Specifically for Universities

    ChatGPT Edu will be powered by GPT-4o, the company’s latest AI model, and will be able to understand and answer questions about both text and images. It will also be able to conduct data analysis and respond to queries across more than 50 languages. OpenAI didn’t disclose pricing for the new chatbot, but said that it will be “affordable for educational institutions.”

    Schools and universities have expressed mixed feelings about AI chatbots. While some, like an assistant professor at Arizona State University highlighted in OpenAI’s blog post, are using the technology to provide students with tailored tutoring, other educators worry that students may use it to cheat or find shortcuts to learning. The launch of ChatGPT Edu, then, could work to get the AI chatbot in the hands of young people faster, ensuring loyalty early on.

  • Thursday • May 30, 2024

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    OpenAI Partners With Vox Media And The Atlantic To Bridge ChatGPT With Journalism

    This Collaboration Will Integrate Vox Media’s Portfolio and The Atlantic’s Articles Into ChatGPT and Other OpenAI Products

    The partnership aims to enrich ChatGPT’s 100 million users with trusted journalism from Vox Media’s properties, including Vox, The Verge, Eater, New York Magazine, The Cut, Vulture, and SB Nation. The Atlantic’s articles will also be accessible within OpenAI’s platforms.

    Vox Media will leverage OpenAI’s technology for both audience-facing and internal applications, enhancing tools like The Strategist Gift Scout. Additionally, the partnership will bolster Forte, Vox Media’s first-party data platform, by improving creative optimization and audience targeting for advertisers.

    The Atlantic will collaborate with OpenAI to shape future news experiences in ChatGPT and other products. This includes developing an experimental microsite, Atlantic Labs, to explore AI’s role in journalism. Queries surfacing The Atlantic will feature attribution and links to the full articles on their website, enhancing visibility and audience engagement.

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  • Monday • May 27, 2024

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    Elon Musk’s xAI valued at $24 bln after fresh funding

    The funding round was backed by investors including Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital, the company said in a blog post on Sunday.

    Elon Musk’s AI startup xAI raised $6 billion in series B funding, reaching a post-money valuation of $24 billion as investors bet big on challengers to companies like OpenAI in the intensifying AI race. The company’s pre-money valuation was $18 billion, Musk said in a post on X, opens new tab.

    The money will be used to take xAI’s first products to market, build advanced infrastructure and accelerate research and development of future technologies, xAI said. “There will be more to announce in the coming weeks,” Musk said in another X post, in response to the announcement of the funding.

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  • Wednesday • May 22, 2024

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    Epic releases open-source AI validation tool for health systems

    Epic Launched an Open Source Tool on Wednesday to Enable Healthcare Organizations to Test and Monitor Artificial Intelligence Models

    The AI validation software suite is free and available to the public on GitHub, Corey Miller, vice president of research and development at Epic, told Fierce Healthcare. Health systems can download the code to their electronic health record systems, he said.

    Health systems can use the tool to validate AI models that integrate with EHR systems, including models developed by Epic as well as other those developed by other organizations. As AI best practices are developed, the open-source framework will enable organizations to bring in those standards and practices alongside the AI validation capabilities, Epic executives said.

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  • Wednesday • May 22, 2024

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    OpenAI, WSJ Owner News Corp Strike Content Deal Valued at Over $250 Million

    ‘The Pact Acknowledges that there is a Premium for Premium Journalism,’ News Corp CEO Robert Thomson Tells Employees

    Wall Street Journal owner News Corp NWSA -0.07%decrease; red down pointing triangle struck a major content-licensing pact with the generative artificial-intelligence company OpenAI, aiming to cash in on a technology that promises to have a profound impact on the news-publishing industry.

    The deal could be worth more than $250 million over five years, including compensation in the form of cash and credits for use of OpenAI technology, according to people familiar with the situation. OpenAI would use content from News Corp’s consumer-facing news publications, including archives, to answer users’ queries and train its technology.

    Terms of content-licensing agreements between publishers and OpenAI aren’t public, but the News Corp deal is among the biggest, if not the biggest, reached to date.

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