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#55: OpenAI goes enterprise, Midjourney gets sued, and more

Get your business suit ready, Clippy. You're going enterprise.

Greetings, fellow humans.

This is Not A Bot - the newsletter about AI that was definitely not written by AI. Im Haroon, founder of AI For Anyone, and Ill be sharing with you the latest news, tools, and resources from the AI space.

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OpenAI goes Enterprise

If you couldn't tell, Microsoft is on an absolute tear.

Microsoft recently announced that Azure (their cloud offering) OpenAI Service is now generally available. This allows businesses to access the most advanced AI models in the world, such as GPT-3.5, Codex, and DALL〒 2.

The added benefit of this particular service, versus the offerings the general public has access to, is "enterprise-grade capabilities and AI-optimized infrastructure".

Azure is now the only global public cloud offering AI supercomputers to power the OpenAI API models.

Google and Amazon must be shaking in their boots. Or are they?

Read more: Azure blog

Stable Diffusion & Midjourney get sued

Three artists have filed a lawsuit against Stability AI, Midjourney, and DeviantArt for allegedly infringing the rights of millions of artists by scraping five billion images from the web to train their AI tools without consent.

The suit has been filed by lawyer Matthew Butterick and the Joseph Saveri Law Firm, who are also suing Microsoft, GitHub, and OpenAI in a similar case.

The suit claims that these AI art tools are damaging the market for art and artists, and the legal implications of such AI art tools are complicated.

AI art has been enormously controversial, and there has been both support and criticism of the lawsuit (with many questioning its legal accuracy).

Regardless of the outcome of these lawsuits, one thing is for sure: the artists are fighting back. It'll be interesting to see which way the scale tips.

Read more: The Verge / Getty Images

Not A Bot Exclusive Q&A with Mark Cuban

ICYMI, we released an exclusive Q&A with Mark Cuban yesterday on Not A Bot.

In the Q&A, Mark shares his thoughts and predictions about generative AI. Here's a sample audio clip I generated (using Mark's AI voice clone) from a text response he shared.

It's our most engaged post ever on NAB, and you don't wanna miss it. (link)

The tl;dr: Summaries of my favorite AI article

Disclaimer: AI is (partially) used to summarize these articles.

DeepMinds CEO Helped Take AI Mainstream. Now Hes Urging Caution (Time.com) - Demis Hassabis, CEO and co-founder of Google's DeepMind (an AI lab focused on creating AGI to solve humanity's problems), urges caution in using AI. He also worries about the potential wealth inequality that could result from AGI and suggests redistributing it. DeepMind was acquired by Google for $500 million in 2014 and is now working on a chatbot called Sparrow to be released in 2023.

Inside Japans long experiment in automating elder care (MIT Tech Review) - Japan has been experimenting with automating elder care since the late 1990s and has invested heavily in AI technology in the past decade. Despite promoting robots as a solution to the care crisis, evidence suggests that robots create more work for caregivers and are rarely used in everyday life.

Google Reiterates Guidelines On AI Written Content After Bankrate AI Content Writer Gains Attention (SeroundTable.com) - Google's Search Liaison Danny Sullivan recently responded to the SEO community regarding Google's stance on AI-generated content, saying that content created primarily for search engine rankings is against their guidance and if the content is helpful and created for people first, it is not an issue. Looks like CNET has been doing this quietly for some time. As someone who has run an AI-powered content marketing agency for some time, I can confirm that Google has no issue with content that is at least partially generated using AI.

A Writer Used AI To Plagiarize Me. Now What? (Big Technology) - A publication named The Rationalist used AI tools to plagiarize content from the author's publication, Big Technology. The plagiarized post went viral on Hacker News and sparked discussion until the author, PETRA, admitted to using AI tools to produce it. Despite the plagiarism, the post was allowed to stand, signaling that it may be difficult to control the darker side of generative AI. The article discusses the implications of this case and the need for readers and editors to figure out issues like this on their own.

The State of Generative AI (Tanay Jaipuria) - Generative AI has rapidly developed in recent years and has opened up a world of creative possibilities and made numerous everyday tasks easier and more efficient. Text generation models are the furthest along in development and have many uses, including marketing/sales, reading/writing assistance, search/triage/synthesis, and AI-assisted programming. Image generation models have also seen an explosion in the last year and have applications in social media, product shots for e-commerce websites, design tasks, and AI-assisted UI design.

Can AI create better content than humans? (@aliabdaal on Twitter) - Ali is one of my favorite content creators around, and he does a good job of explaining the pros/cons of using AI for content creation in this short video. Favorite quote: "You can use AI to create content, but it's best used as a tool to supplement rather than replace human creativity."

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Tweet of the day

Cartoon from 1923: "In the year 2023 when all our work is done by electricity."

We are living in the future.

And that does it for today's issue.

As always, thanks for reading, and see you next time. 儭

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