Discover more from Artificial Ignorance
AI Roundup 040: GPTs
November 10, 2023.
If you’re new, welcome to another AI Roundup - our Friday issue covering the week’s top AI stories in a few minutes.
DevDay, OpenAI's first developer conference, took place on Monday. The company announced a slew of models, products, and pricing changes - you can read the full recap here.
GPT-4 Turbo, a new model with 128K-token context, an April 2023 knowledge cutoff, and a 2-3X price drop from GPT-4.
GPTs, custom versions of ChatGPT that can be built without any code and will be available in a GPT Store.
The Assistant API, a native way to manage ChatGPT threads and conversation state.
API access to DALL-E 3, GPT-Vision, and text-to-speech models.
And custom models, a service to train completely custom models from scratch, starting at $2-3M.
Elsewhere in OpenAI:
It also announced Data Partnerships, a program to work with organizations directly to create public and private AI training datasets.
And Snap unveiled ChatGPT-powered filters at its AR event this week.
Elsewhere in developer conferences:
GitHub Universe, GitHub's annual conference, was Wednesday and Thursday this week. The conference is mostly focused on software development, but there were a few AI-related announcements.
Copilot Chat will be available on web and mobile in December, and Copilot Enterprise, which offers models fine-tuned on an entire codebase, will be available next year.
And Copilot will be adding to its capabilities, via an ecosystem of third-party plugins (Copilot Partner Program) and an end-to-end AI-powered workflow (Copilot Workspace).
After quite a lot of hype, Humane finally launched its Ai Pin, a new LLM-powered wearable.
How it works:
The pin is meant to be a smartphone without a screen - which means you interact through voice, gestures, projections, and directional speakers.
You use it primarily via voice and use "Ai Experiences" rather than apps. Examples include translation, web browsing, messaging, and shopping.
It will be available for $699 (plus a $24/month subscription) on November 16th.
Between the lines:
It's very cool to see hardware innovation, especially hardware that integrates generative AI. The engineering alone is deeply impressive.
That said, I don't fully understand the Ai Pin's fanfare yet. I'm not sure we're ready to dispense with smartphones entirely - as addictive as they are, they also provide incredibly rich I/O.
People are worried about AI politics
Why it matters:
As much as technologists don't like to engage in politics, AI is inherently political. And the threat of tampered elections is perhaps the fastest way to get AI regulated.
The last two weeks saw plenty of government actions on AI, and more are coming - the FTC is now weighing in on AI copyright rules from the US Copyright Office, while the SEC is facing pushback on its recent AI-related proposals.
Elsewhere in the FAANG free-for-all:
Amazon is reportedly working on Olympus, a new LLM to challenge GPT-4.
Microsoft and Oracle sign a multiyear deal giving Microsoft access to A100s and H100s via Oracle's cloud.
Artificial Ignorance is reader-supported. If you found this interesting or insightful, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.
Game developers criticize Xbox for its AI game dev tools. Samsung announces Galaxy AI and Samsung Gauss. Project Olympus, a new LLM inside of Amazon. Biden's elusive AI whisperer finally goes on the record. IBM's $500M enterprise AI fund. China's 8-month old, billion-dollar AI startup. Adept Experiments. AI is about to completely change how you use computers. Man uses AI to apply to 5000 jobs, gets 20 interviews. Q&A with Deepmind's Head of Robotics. How AI is impacting the Lego community. Fakespot Chat, Mozilla's first LLM. Bulletpapers: an AI ArXiv paper summarizer. The AI app graveyard. AI companies argue against paying for copyrighted content. Om Malik talks to Imran Chaudhri.