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PLUS: Bing hits back at rival search chatbots 🥊

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  • 🤖 New Microsoft Teams is AI-powered

  • 🥊 Bing hits back at rival search chatbots

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

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🤖 New Microsoft Teams is AI-powered

Microsoft is releasing a new version of its Teams app that promises to be faster, simpler, and more flexible than the current version.

But what’s most exciting (to people like us) are the fancy new AI features.

In addition to AI-powered video filters, the new Teams has a Copilot assistant. According to the article, “Copilot will let you invite the AI assistant into group chats to perform tasks like schedule meetings, or it will show up in meetings and chats on the sidebar to help with tasks like summarization, recaps, or general questions.

The business chat function of Copilot will also exist in Teams as a chatbot that you can use as a personal assistant to pull data and information from across Microsoft 365 services and apps.”

The preview is only available to commercial users and is not available on Mac yet.

Read more: The Verge

🥊 Bing hits back at rival search chatbots

Microsoft ain’t playing games. The tech giant is reportedly considering barring other companies from using data from its search engine Bing for their own AI chatbots.

This could potentially affect companies such as DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, and You.com, which license Bing's search data to use in various ways. Microsoft has warned at least two customers that they are violating their terms by using the Bing search index for AI chatbot tools.

This is the latest development in the tech innovation of 2023, as many tech giants fight for supremacy in the Generative AI and AI chatbot markets.

Read more: Mashable

🤑 AI Fundraising News

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Fairmatic Raises $46M - an AI-powered commercial auto insurance company

🗞️ Byte size: AI article summaries

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

A professor says he's stunned that ChatGPT went from a D grade on his economics test to an A in just 3 months - Bryan Caplan had previously bet that an AI model wouldn't score an A on his exams before 2029, which he may now lose. ChatGPT-4 understood basic economic principles, such as the principle of comparative and absolute advantage, which ChatGPT-3.5 had difficulty with. (Read more)

Big tech and the pursuit of AI dominance - Big tech companies such as Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Meta are in a race to gain dominance in AI. To achieve this, they invest in AI-related companies, increase their job listings, and make acquisitions of AI-related firms. (Read more)

Zoom’s new AI features help you catch up on meetings you’re late to - Zoom has partnered with OpenAI to bring AI-generated summaries, message drafts, and more to their video conferencing app. This includes the ability to catch up on meetings that one may have been late to. (Read more)

IFTTT now has AI-powered automations for paying subscribers - IFTTT has announced three new AI-powered services for its Pro Plus plan subscribers, allowing them to incorporate AI-generated social media posts, blogs, and summaries into their automations. (Read more)

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