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🤖 Elon Musk is developing OpenAI alternative ⚔️

PLUS: Snapchat and Meta announce AI avatars 👻

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  • ⚔️ Elon Musk developing OpenAI alternative

  • 👻 Snapchat launches AI avatar

  • 👤 …and Meta also launches AI avatars

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

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⚔️ Elon Musk, cofounder of OpenAI, developing OpenAI alternative

Elon Musk is recruiting a team of AI researchers to form a new research lab to develop an alternative to the OpenAI chatbot ChatGPT.

Musk, a cofounder of OpenAI, has been critical of OpenAI's content safeguards, which he believes to be an example of "training AI to be woke."

His lab’s goal is to improve the reliability and factualness of language models and not create a chatbot with fewer content safeguards.

Musk has tapped Igor Babuschkin, who recently left Alphabet’s DeepMind AI unit, to spearhead the effort. He has emerged as a culture warrior and hero to right-wing figures for his criticism of political correctness and the spread of the "woke mind virus."

As to whether the project will be standalone or integrated into Twitter (which Musk recently acquired), we’ll have to wait and see..

Read more: The Information

👻 Snapchat launches AI avatar

Snapchat has announced the addition of an OpenAI chatbot called "My AI", to their platform.

My AI is meant to be a virtual friend based on OpenAI's GPT-3.5 technology. Restrictions have been implemented to ensure it follows Snapchat's trust and safety guidelines, but mistakes may still occur.

“My AI” will initially be available for Snapchat+ subscribers for $3.99 per month. The company plans to expand the feature to all users eventually.

Read more: Engadget

👤 …and Meta also launches AI avatars

“Anything you can do, I can do better” - Mark Zuckerberg to Evan Spiegel, probably.

Meta is creating a new product group focused on generative AI and building AI personas into their chat apps such as WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram, and other video and multi-modal experiences.

These AI personas will help users with creative and expressive tools.

This initiative comes after the success of OpenAI's chatbot ChatGPT, and other companies such as Microsoft, Snapchat and Google have also been developing AI-related projects.

Although Meta has doubled down on the metaverse, a brief foray into generative AI makes sense, as generative AI tools can help turbo-charge the creation of metaverse worlds.

Read more: Mashable

🤑 AI Fundraising News

Typeface raises $65 million - a generative AI application for enterprise content creation, is emerging from stealth to empower businesses to securely create exceptional, brand-personalized content faster and easier than ever before. [Typeface homepage]

Fulfil Solutions raises $60 million - provides a platform that leverages advanced AI, machine learning, and optical and sensor technologies to enable inventory management and quality control.

🗞️ Byte size: AI article summaries

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

ChatGPT: New AI Technology, Old Racism and Bias? [Mashable] - To prevent the perpetuation racism and sexism in ChatGPT, there needs to be an effort to include diverse voices in the training data so that AI-supported access to knowledge is not biased. (Read more)

China Prepares to Police AI as ChatGPT Frenzy Spreads [Bloomberg News] - China is introducing rules to govern the use of artificial intelligence across various industries to regulate emergent technologies such as ChatGPT. (Read more)

How We Can and Should Regain Control of the Recommendation Algorithm [Forbes] - The author suggests that regulations should be put in place to prioritize consumer welfare and privacy, data stewardship and explainable AI. (Read more)

🔥 Trending tools & resources (powered by Igniter.ai)

  • Life Copilot - AI assistant that can understand text + images & control a browser to surf the internet using @MultiON_AI to do things for you. (link)

  • Shortwave - Intelligent email summaries to read emails in seconds. (link)

  • SwePT - AI sends pull requests for features you request in natural language. (link)

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