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This is Not A Bot - the newsletter about AI that was definitely not written by AI. I’m Haroon, founder of AI For Anyone, and I share the latest news, tools, and resources from the AI space.

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🧵 In today's edition:

  • 🎁 ChatGPT’s App Store moment

  • 🥊 Elon Musk versus Sam Altman

  • 🎙️ Introducing Humans In AI!

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

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🤖 Top AI News

🎁 ChatGPT’s App Store moment

Yesterday, OpenAI dropped some huge news: they’re adding plug-ins to ChatGPT, allowing it to access live data from the web.

This upgrade will enable ChatGPT to browse the web, interact with websites, and complete tasks on behalf of the user, such as ordering ingredients from Instacart. There are 11 plug-ins for external sites and two from OpenAI, initially available to a small set of users.

There are security concerns, so OpenAI has implemented several safeguards, such as limiting access to a few developers and ChatGPT Plus users.

IMO, this is bigger news than the release of GPT-4 (even though GPT-4 laid the foundation for this).

Read more: The Verge

🥊 Elon Musk versus Sam Altman

Curious about the tea on the Elon Musk & Sam Altman drama? 🍵 Semafor has you covered. Here’s the tl;dr:

  • Elon Musk proposed taking control of OpenAI, the artificial intelligence research firm he co-founded, but the other founders, including Sam Altman rejected it.

  • Musk stepped down from the board of directors due to a conflict of interest and withdrew his planned large donation. OpenAI then created a for-profit entity to raise money and pay for the expensive computing power necessary for its ambitious AI models.

  • Microsoft gave the company $1 billion, and this angered Musk. Altman refused to take any equity in the for-profit entity, but this decision turned off some potential investors. Musk is now starting his own AI startup.

I have a feeling this rivalry is just heating up…

Read more: Semafor

🎙️ Introducing Humans In AI!

In our inaugural episode of Humans in AI (our new video podcast series), I chat with Linus Ekenstam — co-founder of Bedtimestory.ai, CMO of Konch.ai, and the proud father to two girls. He’s also one of my favorite creators in the AI space.

In this episode, Linus and I discuss the following:

  • His non-traditional journey to becoming a builder in AI

  • Projects he's working on and excited about

  • His favorite AI tools

  • …and much more.

🤑 AI Fundraising News

ID Finance Raises €30M - a financial wellness app provider based in Barcelona, Spain

Food waste startup raises $3 million - a food technology startup

🗞️ Byte size: AI article summaries

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

Fake images of Trump arrest show ‘giant step’ for AI’s disruptive power [Washington Post] - An AI art generator was used to create fake images of former President Donald Trump being arrested that quickly spread across social media, highlighting the sophistication of AI and the ease with which false images can be used to deceive. The article also discusses the potential consequences of such images, such as undermining public trust in media, as well as potential solutions such as labeling and disclosure of how media is made. (Read more)


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