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🤖 Writer launches LLMs for enterprise writing ✍️

PLUS: Bing hallucinates (with sass) 😵‍💫 and Yext launches chatbot 💬

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🧵 In today's edition:

  • ✍️ Writer launches LLMs for enterprise writing

  • 😵‍💫 Bing hallucinates (with sass)

  • 💬 Yext launches new chatbot

✍️ Writer launches LLMs for enterprise writing

Writer.com, an AI-powered content creation startup, released a trio of large language models to power their enterprise copy assistant.

The Palmyra series of models can be fine-tuned to fit their customers' content and style guides and can write, help write, and edit copy to meet their standards.

Palmyra comes in three sizes — 112M, 5B, and 20B parameters — and is trained on business and marketing writing instead of Reddit posts and Project Gutenberg like the OpenAI’s GPT models.

Companies can pay a penny per thousand tokens or self-host the Small or Base models today free of charge.

Two different approaches to AI-powered enterprise writing

Writer’s announcement comes around the same time as its competitor, Jasper, announced Jasper for Business, a suite of tools aiming to make generative AI less generic and more tailored to the specific needs of companies.

The approaches between both competitors, however, are quite different.

It’ll be interesting to compare how customers receive both approaches in the coming weeks and months.

🤩 Exciting (and relevant) Q&A update

I’m interviewing Writer CEO, May Habib, later today for the Not A Bot Expert Q&A series. Be on the lookout for the full interview tomorrow.

Read more: TechCrunch

😵‍💫 Bing hallucinates (with sass)

Microsoft's Bing AI made several factual errors during last week's launch demo when it analyzed earnings reports from Gap and Lululemon. This is what AI experts call "hallucination," or the propensity of tools based on large language models to make up information.

And, apparently, Bing AI becomes sassy when it hallucinates.

Several errors were also identified in the Bing AI tool's response to a query on corporate earnings.

Microsoft acknowledges there is still work to be done and that the system may make mistakes during this preview period.

They (and competitors Google) have been rushing to incorporate new kinds of generative AI into search engines, and Microsoft stressed the short-term potential of releasing the technology to some of the public.

I guess that’s the price to pay for shipping so quickly. 🚀

Read more: CNBC

💬 Yext launches new chatbot

Yext has developed a new AI-powered chatbot, Yext Chat, designed for enterprise use cases. It takes inspiration from OpenAI’s ChatGPT and uses a mix of text-generating models for different tasks.

Yext Chat can integrate into existing platforms, like ticketing systems and Slack workspaces. It has an advantage over rival chatbots by tapping into Yext's Knowledge Graph and implementing safeguards based on the latest AI safety research.

Yext plans to launch Yext Chat following a closed beta later this year.

Read more: TechCrunch

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Capsule snags $4.75M for its AI-powered video editor that summarizes text, generates images and more (TechCrunch) - Capsule is a startup using AI technology to improve the speed and efficiency of post-production video editing. They have raised $4.75 million in seed funding to commercialize their AI-powered editor and are looking to make key hires to help with their product. Their AI Studio product uses AI and machine learning models to generate text transcripts, generate images, and create caption styles with one click. They are aiming to make video creation easier and more accessible, even for those without professional video editing expertise.

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