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Anthropic aims to raise $2 billion in new funding, seeks $20 billion to $30 billion valuation

AI startup Anthropic, known for its chatbot Claude, is looking to raise at least $2 billion in new funding from Google and others, following Amazon’s $1.25 billion investment last week. Amazon is reportedly willing to invest as much as $4 billion. Anthropic is seeking a valuation of between $20 billion and $30 billion, a significant …

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Stability.AI’s Stable LM 3B is a capable open-source LLM for mobile devices

Summary Stability.AI has released an experimental model, Stable LM 3B, optimized for portable devices. It is the latest addition to their line of open-source language models. Stable LM 3B has 3 billion parameters, a compact size designed for portability on digital devices such as laptops and handhelds. Despite its smaller size, it delivers competitive performance, …

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says he overhyped Bing chat for search

Summary Satya Nadella’s invitation to Google for a dance is likely to turn into a canceled party: The Microsoft CEO now calls it “exuberance” when he set out to take on Google with Bing Chat earlier this year. In early February 2023, in a memorable and much-quoted interview with The Verge, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella …

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Google Bard gets a memory to better remember what you like

Matthias Bastian Online journalist Matthias is the co-founder and publisher of THE DECODER. He believes that artificial intelligence will fundamentally change the relationship between humans and computers. Google’s Bard chatbot is set to roll out a new feature called “memory,” which allows it to store and adapt to important user information and personalize the conversational …

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Tom Hanks battles an AI doppelgänger in a dental insurance scam on social media

Summary An “AI version” of Tom Hanks is promoting a dental insurance policy without the actor’s permission. The actor warns about the scam on his social media channels. On his official Instagram channel, Tom Hanks warns of an “AI version” of himself promoting dental insurance. He posted a screenshot of the video: “Beware! […] I …

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11 creative ways to use GPT-4’s vision features in ChatGPT

Summary ChatGPT got eyes through GPT-4V and can now analyze graphics, photos and all other kinds of visual content. This opens up new possibilities. About half a year after announcing the multimodal version of GPT-4, now called GPT-4V(ision), OpenAI is finally rolling out this feature to paying customers of ChatGPT. In a short time, users …

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Lensa’s AI selfie app is back with new “Magic Avatars 2.0”

Summary Lensa AI took the internet by storm with its magic Avatar Feature. They’ve since expanded their photo editing offering. Lensa AI a product of Prisma Labs, has been the subject of discussion due to its unique and artistic “Magic Avatars” function which took the internet by storm in 2022. However, they’ve since expanded their …

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Microsoft goes nuclear to power its AI and cloud ambitions

Nuclear energy could play a role in meeting the high-power demands of AI systems, especially for continuous and stable power. Microsoft is exploring small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) for data centers hosting its cloud and AI services, and is seeking a program manager to develop a strategy. “This senior position is tasked with leading the …

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ChatGPT’s new browsing feature is worse than search engines

Summary OpenAI has limited ChatGPT’s ability to read content from web pages to summaries of 100 words. And those summaries are not reliable. When OpenAI pulled ChatGPT’s browsing beta in July, it did so with a flimsy justification: It wanted “to do right by content owners,” according to the pull announcement. ChatGPT with browsing was …

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