Hey there! Lots of awesome new AI stuff just dropped this week and I’m pumped to chat about it all with you. Let’s dive in and explore what’s new.
Elon Musk Unveils New AI Chatbot Grock to Rival ChatGPT
Elon Musk has introduced a new AI chatbot named Grock created by his company XAI. They claim it’s even smarter than the first version of OpenAI’s ChatGPT because it did better on some school-like tests. Grock is designed to be helpful for research and creating new things. It knows current events and can answer tough questions with humor. Grock 1 beat ChatGPT 3.5 in math and coding but hasn’t topped GPT 4 yet. You can try Grock by subscribing to X Premium Plus for $16/month. Grock is still being tested and improved with a focus on responsible and safe use.
Adobe Develops Innovative AI Tools to Revolutionize Filmmaking
Moving on, Adobe is cooking up some sweet new AI tools that could seriously change how movies are made. They teased a tool called Firefly that could turn scripts into storyboards with a single click, but it’s not ready yet. Even so, Adobe showed off other projects like a tool that transforms simple sketches into detailed drawings. This could be a big help for filmmakers who can’t hire a storyboard artist. They also demoed a video effect tool that can smartly fill in parts of a video you want removed.
Plus a tool in the works that could dub your videos into different languages, matching the speaker’s voice. These aren’t available for everyone to play with yet, and we don’t know if they’ll be as awesome as they sound. But it shows Adobe is trying to whip up some really advanced AI for filmmakers. If you’re curious, Adobe has already released an AI image generator called Firefly you can try now.
Runway Upgrades Text-to-Video Generator for More Realistic AI Videos
Now check this out. Runway, an AI video company out of New York, updated their text-to-video generator Gen 2 and it’s a huge improvement. The videos it whips up look way more realistic now. Before you had to start with an actual video, but with Gen 2 you just type what you want and it renders a video up to 18 seconds long. The videos are clearer and the movements smoother. There’s also a nifty feature that lets you control how the camera moves, like you’re directing a real film.
The videos look so natural that creative peeps are using them for music videos and short films. Runway’s founder is pumped, saying this change is massive because the AI makes up new content instead of just following orders. But in Hollywood, folks are worried about how AI might change the industry or affect actor jobs. For now though, everyone in AI is celebrating this big leap forward showing how we make movies could be changing fast.
Biden Signs Off On First US Rules To Ensure AI Safety
Now on October 30th, President Joe Biden made a big move for technology by signing off on the United States’ first set of rules for artificial intelligence. These rules target companies that make AI programs like ChatGPT. With Vice President Kamala Harris showing support, Biden announced that AI companies now have to thoroughly check their products to ensure they’re safe and won’t threaten national security, the economy, or people’s health.
During the announcement, Biden emphasized that AI is becoming a huge part of our lives and that it’s crucial we manage this technology carefully to take advantage of its benefits while avoiding potential risks. This action comes at a time when AI is advancing crazy fast and leaders worldwide are trying to keep up with the tech’s quick progress and new challenges it brings.
LinkedIn Launches AI Chatbot to Provide Personalized Career Advice
Moving forward, LinkedIn now has over 1 billion members and has launched an AI chatbot to help users with job hunting. For premium members, it acts like a career guide offering personalized advice. It uses info from your LinkedIn profile to give insights on whether jobs suit you and how to best apply. LinkedIn is part of Microsoft and has been cooking up AI features to streamline job searching, like automated recruiting and profile optimization.
But even with the innovation, LinkedIn recently had to cut 700 engineering jobs as part of efforts to boost revenue growth. The chatbot can evaluate job fit and even draft messages to potential contacts at target companies. LinkedIn has emphasized they’re committed to maintaining fairness and avoiding bias in their AI given the sensitive nature of employment and past AI issues in this area.
Anthropomorphic AI “Dot” Aims to Be More Than Just a Tool
The AI Dot is meant to be more than a tool – it’s like a pal that gets to know you. Unlike ChatGPT, Dot is designed to become part of your life by remembering chats and using that info to assist you. It can suggest new ideas, keep track of your interests, and check in on you like a thoughtful friend. Early users say it’s tough to let go once you get used to having it as a helping hand for your brain. Dot is still being tested but may launch by year’s end likely with a fee.
IBM’s Groundbreaking Analog AI Chip Advances Efficiency and Speed
IBM has created a new analog AI chip that is a game-changer. It’s smarter and far more power efficient than digital chips. Analog chips work smoothly adjusting to levels, perfect for complex AI math. This new chip is up to 100x more efficient and 10x faster than old ones at tasks like image recognition and speech understanding. It also saves energy through advanced memory, remembering data when powered off. While still early, IBM’s chip could make AI cheaper and more accessible. We may soon see many new smart gadgets and apps to help in daily life.
Amazon Partners with Anthropic to Improve Its AI Chips
Amazon recently partnered with Anthropic, trading investment for expertise. Anthropic will use and enhance Amazon’s special AI chips. This is big because Amazon seemed to be lagging in AI, but shows they’re still fighting to stay on top. Their AI chips Inferentia and Trainium are crucial for training models and answering user questions. Unlike other tech giants, Amazon is having Anthropic improve their chips directly. This could give them an edge in the AI race. With Google investing in Anthropic too, Amazon’s chip focus could pay off long-term for AI success.
Major Tech Firms Hiring as AI Job Market Booms
There are lots of AI job openings at big tech companies like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Apple, and Meta. Microsoft is adding AI stuff with OpenAI and has remote work options. Google needs talent for its AI platform Bard but has had layoffs. Amazon wants new hires to boost its AI efforts with in-office work. Apple is gearing up to invest more in AI despite iPhone sales slowing. Meta is focused on using AI for social media bots. Companies are securing AI jobs amidst big investments in the technology.
Alibaba Unveils AI Tool Tongyi Chanw 2.0 to Take on US Tech Giants
Alibaba unveiled a new AI tool, Tongyi Chanw 2.0, aiming to compete with US firms like Microsoft and Amazon. It’s smarter than the first version, handling complex tasks and avoiding mistakes better. They also introduced a platform where companies can make their own AI tools securely. Alibaba wants to spread its wings beyond China and contend with American companies globally.
Apple’s New M3 Chips Supercharge MacBooks for AI Tasks
And finally, Apple has seriously stepped up their tech game with new MacBook Pros powered by M3 chips, which is big news for AI peeps. The M3 chips are a total game changer because they’re faster and smarter, exactly what you want for AI work. They come with a neural engine that’s 60% speedier, so AI programs needing some serious brain power can run smoothly.
The M3 Max chip is the star for AI pros since it can handle up to 128GB of memory. That’s tons of room for complex AI tasks. So if you’re into AI, Apple’s new M3 chips in the MacBook Pros are something to get pumped about. They promise to handle even the toughest AI challenges without breaking a sweat.
And that’s the latest in the world of artificial intelligence this week! Let me know if you have any other thoughts or questions. Until next time!