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AI Pulse #14: Studios Alter AI Language to End Actor StrikeAI, Lidl Owner & Bosch Co-Lead $500M Aleph Alpha Funding, + MORE

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In our latest edition, we’ve got some captivating stories lined up. Find out how AI language is playing a crucial role in resolving the SAG-AFTRA strike. Plus, delve into the world of funding with Lidl Owner and Bosch jointly leading a substantial $500 million investment in Aleph Alpha. Keep reading for more articles like these.


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Source: Michael Buckner for Variety

1. Studios Adapt AI Language to Resolve SAG-AFTRA Strike

Publisher: Variety

Published: 11/7/2023

Hollywood studios make changes to AI language in ongoing negotiations to end SAG-AFTRA strike.

TAKEAWAYS

1️⃣ Hollywood studios make changes to AI language in effort to end SAG-AFTRA strike.

2️⃣ Union negotiators and studios resolve some AI issues in recent meeting.

3️⃣ SAG-AFTRA leaders to meet and discuss latest progress on AI.

4️⃣ Union still working on bonus for streaming residuals.

5️⃣ Studios offer significant increase in minimum rates, though lower than union’s request.

Read more here


Image: Inworld AI

2. Microsoft Introduces AI Characters for Xbox

Publisher: The Verge

Published: 11/6/2023

Microsoft is partnering with Inworld AI to create Xbox game development tools for generative AI characters and storylines.

TAKEAWAYS

1️⃣ Microsoft partnering with Inworld AI for Xbox game development tools.

2️⃣ Tools include AI design copilot and AI character engine.

3️⃣ Inworld AI technology allows for generative AI characters and storylines.

4️⃣ Microsoft offering tools as optional for game developers.

5️⃣ Controversy surrounding use of generative AI in game design and voice acting.

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3. The Beatles Unveil AI-Infused Track with Archived Recordings

Publisher: The Onion

Published: 11/7/2023

The Beatles release their “last song,” featuring AI and archival recordings of John Lennon and George Harrison.

TAKEAWAYS

1️⃣ The Beatles release “last song” using AI and archival recordings.

2️⃣ John Lennon and George Harrison appear posthumously on the new song.

3️⃣ Excitement surrounds the use of AI in music.

4️⃣ Regulations on Paul McCartney are called for.

5️⃣ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame displays Ringo Starr’s bravery in protecting John Lennon.

Read more here


Elon Musk in conversation with Rishi Sunak in London last week. Photograph: Reuters

4. Elon Musk Reveals Grok, a Rebellious AI Chatbot

Publisher: The Guardian

Published: 11/5/2023

Elon Musk introduces Grok, an AI chatbot inspired by Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, with access to X user posts and a playful, sarcastic personality.

TAKEAWAYS

1️⃣ Elon Musk unveils Grok, an AI chatbot inspired by Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

2️⃣ Grok has access to user posts on X and responds with sarcastic wit.

3️⃣ Musk plans to release Grok to premium X platform subscribers.

4️⃣ Grok is being developed by Musk’s new AI company, xAI.

5️⃣ Grok is surpassing previous chatbot models but lags behind the most powerful version.

Read more here


Amazon boss Andy Jassy. Source: Thos Robinson/Getty Images

5. Amazon Rushes to Develop Olympus AI to Challenge ChatGPT and Bard

Publisher: Business Insider

Published: 11/8/2023

Amazon is developing a new AI model called “Olympus” that aims to compete with OpenAI and Google, with the model potentially being one of the largest ever built.

TAKEAWAYS

1️⃣ Amazon is developing a new AI model called “Olympus” to compete with OpenAI and Google.

2️⃣ “Olympus” is twice the size of OpenAI’s GPT-4.

3️⃣ Amazon is investing $4 billion in AI startup Anthropic and unveiling an AI-powered Alexa.

4️⃣ The new AI model could be used in Amazon’s online store and Alexa smart speakers.

5️⃣ CEO Andy Jassy is overseeing the development of ambitious AI models at Amazon.

Read more here


Source: Claude Gariepy/Getty Images

6. Leading Consultancies Enhancing AI Risk Management

Publisher: Harvard Business Review

Published: 11/6/2023

Consultancies are using AI copilots, like PwC’s ChatPwC and McKinsey’s Lilli, to revolutionize their services, but ethical considerations and responsible development are important.

TAKEAWAYS

1️⃣ AI copilots are reshaping the consulting industry.

2️⃣ Collaborative initiatives are needed to ensure ethical and responsible AI practices.

3️⃣ AI copilots streamline work processes and enhance decision-making in consulting.

4️⃣ Over-reliance on AI can lead to repetitive and low-quality content.

5️⃣ The AI revolution requires responsible development and addressing challenges such as data bias and ethics.

Read more here


Mathisworks | Digitalvision Vectors | Getty Images

7. AI Makes Historic First: Contracts Negotiated Without Humans

Publisher: CNBC

Published: 11/7/2023

AI technology autonomously negotiates a contract with another AI, eliminating the need for human involvement in the process.

TAKEAWAYS

1️⃣ AI successfully negotiates a contract without human involvement.

2️⃣ Luminance’s AI system, Autopilot, can analyze and make changes to contracts.

3️⃣ Autopilot frees up lawyers from paperwork and handles day-to-day negotiations.

4️⃣ Autopilot operates independently but allows human review and keeps a log of changes made.

5️⃣ Luminance’s Autopilot aims to speed up contract processes and improve efficiency.

Read more here


Microsoft Copilot prerelease (late 2023) on Windows (Image credit: Daniel Rubino)

8. Microsoft to Bring AI Copilot to 1 Billion Windows 10 Users

Publisher: Windows Central

Published: 11/9/2023

Microsoft plans to bring its AI assistant, Microsoft Copilot, to Windows 10 in an effort to expand its market share and increase developer interest.

TAKEAWAYS

1️⃣ Microsoft is bringing its AI assistant, Copilot, to Windows 10.

2️⃣ Windows 11 has a Copilot button on the taskbar, and Windows 10 will soon have it too.

3️⃣ The decision is driven by Windows 10’s larger user base.

4️⃣ Microsoft wants to attract developers by offering Copilot on more devices.

5️⃣ The features and experience of Copilot will be similar across both Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Read more here


Source: Harvard Business Review

9. From Bricks to Clicks to AI: Next Phase in Business Evolution

Publisher: Harvard Business Review

Published: 11/8/2023

The rise of AI is transforming industries, driving innovation, improving customer experiences, and providing a competitive advantage for businesses.

TAKEAWAYS

1️⃣ AI is revolutionizing corporate strategies and redefining industries.

2️⃣ AI is transforming business strategies, enabling quicker innovation and redefining user interactions.

3️⃣ AI can equip businesses with deep market insights to anticipate changes and shape the market.

4️⃣ AI empowers organizations to anticipate trends, adapt in real-time, and optimize supply chains.

5️⃣ AI is a critical component of strategy, agility, and innovation, offering organizations a competitive advantage.

Read more here


OpenAI CEO Sam Altman speaks during the OpenAI DevDay event on November 06, 2023 in San Francisco, California. Altman delivered the keynote address at the first ever Open AI DevDay conference. 
Justin Sullivan | Source: Getty Images

10. Microsoft-Backed OpenAI Unveils GPT-4 Turbo, Its Most Powerful AI Yet

Publisher: CNBC

Published: 11/6/2023

OpenAI announced the GPT-4 Turbo AI model, customizable chatbots, price cuts, and the GPT Store app marketplace.

TAKEAWAYS

1️⃣ OpenAI unveils GPT-4 Turbo AI model with improved knowledge and capabilities.

2️⃣ Users can now create personalized chatbots without coding.

3️⃣ OpenAI reduces prices for developers running its software.

4️⃣ OpenAI introduces its own app store for AI chatbots.

5️⃣ ChatGPT now offers all-in-one image generation, browsing, and summarization.

Read more here


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