💔 Trouble in Paradise?

PLUS: AI will make online shopping more emotional

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Did you know: While the phrase “Artificial Intelligence” was coined in 1956, it was first conceptualized in the 1600s by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, a German mathematician and philosopher.

He theorized that human thoughts, in any capacity, are all quantifiable and hence could be replicated by a machine - a theoretical mechanism he named "the great instrument of reason"

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🧵 In today's edition:

  • 💔 Trouble in Paradise?

  • 🪶 OpenAI’s newest features

  • 👖 Google helps visualize fashion

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

🤖 Top AI News

💔 Trouble in Paradise?

Romeo and Juliet. Mr and Mrs. Smith. Jay Z and Beyonce. OpenAI and Microsoft.

Just some power couples the world knows about.

But it seems like there are troubles afoot between OpenAI and MS.

Recap: In January, Microsoft entered a strategic deal with OpenAI, which gave MS a 49% stake in the company and a chunk of OpenAI’s profits until they secure their investment return.

This is a pretty unusual deal - and the source of all troubles. Since MS doesn’t own OpenAI outright, it has resulted in friction, considering they are not only partners but competitors to a certain degree.

There also seems to be a degree of miscommunication between the two. OpenAI reportedly warned Microsoft about integrating GPT-4 into Bing too early due to unpredictable responses, but MS went with it anyway, leading to negative user feedback and strange responses from the AI.

Couple all this with OpenAI’s lack of transparency re: GPT-4’s base code and inner workings means they are trying to keep MS at arm's length.

Is this just some turbulence, or is the plane finally crashing landing on this partnership?

Read more: Gizmodo

🪶 OpenAI’s newest features

Yes, back-to-back OpenAI articles.

OpenAI announced some cool new features and pricing updates for its flagship chatbot, ChatGPT. Here’s a summary:

  • 25% cost reduction for GPT 3.5

  • Function calls: Developers can now call functions through GPT-3.5 and GPT-4, allowing them to communicate with other systems.

  • Larger context windows: GPT 3.5 now supports 16k context, which means the model can now support ~20 pages of text in a single request.

Thoughts: These updates improve the overall functionality of the chatbot and make it a better tool for regular users and developers alike.

Read more: Mashable

👖 Google helps visualize fashion

How often have you returned clothes you bought online because they were the wrong size? Or because they weren’t what you thought they’d look like?

Well, Google is here to help.

Google launched a "virtual try-on" feature for clothes shopping that uses a diffusion model based on Imagen to superimpose a version of that piece of clothing onto a wide range of 40 different body types.

The model is trained on Google’s Shopping Graph, which contains over 35 billion product listings.

The system is currently restricted to women’s tops, but the company has said it plans to expand to more clothing brands and eventually expand to cover menswear as well.

Read more: Gizmodo

🤑 AI Fundraising News

Vectara lands $28.5M in Seed Funding to supercharge enterprise search

Synthesia secures $90M in Series C funding to create instructional videos featuring stock or custom AI avatars.

🗞️ Byte size: AI article summaries

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

Klarna CEO on how AI will make online shopping more 'emotional' [Semafor] - Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO of Klarna, has discussed the role of AI in the future of online shopping. While AI-powered personalized content and shopping assistants will become more prevalent, consumers still value the human touch and interactions with product experts. Siemiatkowski sees a mix of affiliate marketing and AI helping creators and retailers match consumers to products while shopping experiences evolve to include 3D and augmented reality formats. (Read more)

Google Delays Bard AI Launch in the EU Over Privacy Concerns [Gizmodo] - Google has delayed the launch of its AI chatbot Bard in the European Union due to concerns that it does not comply with EU data protection laws. The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) raised the issue, which Google had not addressed adequately. The DPC also requested additional data protection information and has not set a timeframe for the launch. This delay follows the recent brief ban of ChatGPT in Italy over similar concerns. (Read more)

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