💻️ Stargate

PLUS: More details on the AI PC’s

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Microsoft announces a plan for a new supercomputer, Intel spills the tea on their new AI PCs in collaboration with Microsoft, and Grok gets a much-needed upgrade…

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  • 💻️ Stargate

  • 💾 More details on the AI PC’s

  • 📈 Grok gets an update

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

  • 🗞️ AI Quick-Bytes

  • 🐦 Tweet Post of the Day

💻️ Stargate

Things are about to get crazy.

According to internal reports, Microsoft plans to create a massive $100 billion supercomputer, codenamed "Stargate," to boost OpenAI's upcoming AI models.

This project, rumored to be one of the most advanced and expansive data centers on earth, could spread across hundreds of acres and consume up to 5 gigawatts of power.

What's Stargate's mission? It's designed to enable OpenAI to train and run AI models that will make GPT-4 seem elementary.

Interestingly, the name “Stargate” is a nod to the 1994 sci-fi classic, which features an ancient portal that leads to a far-off world. Like its namesake, Microsoft’s Stargate aims to open the door to unprecedented AI breakthroughs, going beyond the capabilities of current supercomputers.

However, Stargate's success highly depends on OpenAI's ability to deliver GPT-5, their highly anticipated AI upgrade set for early 2025. If successful, this partnership could elevate AI capabilities to levels previously only imagined, showcasing the limitless potential of human creativity.

Read more: Gizmodo

Intel revealed a bunch of intriguing updates at their AI summit in Taipei.

Here's a summary:

  • Intel and Microsoft announced that their eagerly awaited Copilot AI would soon operate locally on PCs, transitioning from its current cloud-based operations.

  • Intel disclosed that future AI PCs would require a massive 40 TOPS (Trillion Operations Per Second) performance from their Neural Processing Units (NPUs).

  • For reference, Intel's Meteor Lake NPU currently provides up to 10 TOPS, AMD's Ryzen Hawk Point platform offers 16 TOPS, while Qualcomm's upcoming X Elite chips are expected to lead with a stunning 45 TOPS.

  • Intel also shared that Microsoft prefers running Copilot on the NPU rather than the GPU to ensure optimal battery life and performance, indicating the crucial role of dedicated AI hardware in providing a smooth user experience.

With Intel's Lunar Lake processors, which promise triple the AI performance of Meteor Lake later this year, and the company's plans to support 300 new AI-enabled features, these AI PCs are about to become highly sought after…

Read more: Toms Hardware

Elon Musk's xAI released Grok-1.5, an upgrade to their GPT contender. 

Here’s the TL;DR: 

  • According to xAI, Grok-1.5 has improved its capabilities across coding, math, and reasoning domains. 

  • It scored 50.6% on the MATH benchmark (more than double its previous performance), 90% on GSM8K math word problems, and 74.1% on HumanEval coding tests. 

  • Grok-1.5 also has an expanded context window, allowing it to process up to 128K tokens' worth of data simultaneously. 

While Grok-1.5 may not have dethroned GPT-4, Gemini Pro 1.5, and Claude 3 Opus in all domains, it's undoubtedly nipping at their heels.

Read more: Engadget

🤑 AI Fundraising News

  • StealthMole raises $7M in Series A funding to utilize AI technology to detect and combat cyber threats, leveraging vast data analysis from various sources to enhance cybersecurity measures.

  • MyShell raises $11M in funding to allow users to create and deploy productivity apps and chatbots with crypto token incentives for creators. MyShell aims to democratize AI development and deployment by fostering a collaborative community of creators and enhancing their open-source AI models.

🗞️ AI Quick-Bytes

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🐦 Tweet Post of the Day

People are using Apple Vision Pro in some really creative ways 🥽 

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