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Apple is reportedly working on its own framework that will enable the company to create its own Large Language Models (LLMs), the underlying technology powering services such as OpenAI's ChatGPT and Microsoft's Bing.
The news comes from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who reported that Apple is working on a framework called "Ajax," which will enable the company to develop custom LLMs that will power chatbots. Gurman reports that Apple employees are referring to the company's in-house chatbot as 'Apple GPT', and that AI has become a top priority at the company as Apple wishes to compete with the leading AI companies OpenAI and Google.
However, the Bloomberg reporter states that Apple has yet to land on a concise and clear strategy for rolling out AI-powered products to consumers. Notably, Apple considered partnering with OpenAI in an attempt to adopt its powerful technology running ChatGPT. However, both companies were unable to reach an agreement. Furthermore, this Ajax framework is built on Google's Jax learning framework that's powered by the Google Cloud.
You'd need to have been hiding in a cave without phone signal to have missed the fact that large language models, or LLMs, are massive right now. ChatGPT is the most popular, but there are others and while Apple is behind in this market it's working to catch up, according to a new report.
That report claims that Apple has built a framework called Ajax that can be used to create new chatbots. In fact, it's already been doing it and one of those chatbots is being used inside Apple right now.
That's according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman who says that the internal chatbot is only available to some employees who have been approved to access it. And even then, anything that chatbot creates can't be used in customer-facing products. Some inside Apple are calling it Apple GPT.
"Are we alone?" is one of, if not the biggest question humans have ever posed to the universe, and according to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, his new AI company will be focussed on answering just that.
Twitter owner, Tesla, and SpaceX CEO held a Twitter Spaces event where he discussed various topics such as the recently announced xAI, Musk's newest AI venture that he says will be focussing on understanding "the true nature of the universe". The problems Musk's AI will be facing are some of the biggest and most intriguing mysteries known to mankind, such as dark matter, dark energy, gravity, and the existence or lack of obvious alien life.
The latter is known as the Fermi paradox, originally proposed by Enrico Fermi, the creator of the first nuclear reactor, who proposed through statistics that the universe should already be teeming with alien life and that it was strange that humans have yet to encounter any.
If you're wondering if malicious PC actors are using AI tools and language models like ChatGPT to improve and refine malware and phishing scripts to attack businesses and end-users while avoiding detection - the answer is (an expected) yes.
A new report by the company SlashNext, which ironically uses AI to stop phishing and human-targeting threats in cyberspace, outlines how a new tool called WormGPT is being used to improve and refine malicious cyber attacks.
The report also notes a growing trend with OpenAI's ChatGPT playing a role in business email compromise (BEC) attacks, with the generative AI language model being used to create sophisticated and personalized fake emails to compromise systems. It can be as simple as writing the fake email in their native language, translating it to English, and then using ChatGPT to flesh it out and make it sound more professional.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has taken to his personal blog to warn that the emergence of artificial intelligence is expected to change the world, and it might not necessarily be for the better.
Gates took to his blog on Tuesday to pen a new post titled "The risk of AI are real but manageable", where he details the upcoming dangers of artificial intelligence and how society will need to manage it. Gates discusses the "Age of AI" and compares the technology to the creation of the first automobile.
The Microsoft founder wrote that not too long after the first automobile, there was the first crash, and as a society, we didn't ban the use of cars, we instead implemented road rules and regulations. The same will have to happen for AI.
Hollywood actors have officially announced a strike against studios that want to scan actors and use their digital likeness in future projects.
SAG-AFTRA actors, led by President Fran Drescher and National Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland held a news conference following a break down of talks between the actors and Hollywood studios.
Drescher delivered a fiery speech blasting Hollywood studios for their treatment of actors and the overall business model that she says has drastically changed with the emergence of streaming platforms and generative artificial intelligence tools.
Using technology to improve productivity and organization is one of the many benefits of adopting it into your life, and now people around the world can utilize an AI-powered extension to get their own "personal assistant".
Virtual assistants are here, or at least in the form of Google calendar assistant. If you are a Google calendar user, or are interested in organizing your day with to-do lists with specific times, Reclaim AI may be the extension you are looking for. Izzy Mignone has posted a viral TikTok showcasing the power of Reclaim AI, and according to the video, users tell Reclaim AI when they want, for example, to take a lunch break that's between 30 minutes and 1 hour.
Reclaim AI will automatically put the lunch break into the user's Google Calendar and between events that are already scheduled. For example, if you have a meeting scheduled from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM and another meeting at 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM, Reclaim AI will automatically put your lunch break right in the middle of those meetings. However, that is not all. Here's where it gets cool. If something comes up and you are unable to take your lunch break, Reclaim AI will automatically schedule your break in the next possible timeslot.
A newly published paper has explored the implications of feeding an AI model content that was created by another artificial intelligence model. The results were fascinating and illustrate the importance of AI models being trained on authentic data.
A team of researchers from Rice and Stanford University fed an AI model content that was AI-generated and discovered that over time the quality of the model's output would diminish. AI models are trained on specific data sets, and according to the researcher's results, which were published in a new paper, if the model is trained on data that is generated from an AI, the model will begin to break, or as the researchers call it, drive the AI "MAD".
The researchers write that this new "MAD" term, which stands for "Model Autophagy Disorder," can happen for any type of AI: text, image, or video-based models. It should be noted that the paper is yet to be peer-reviewed, which means readers should take the results with a healthy amount of skepticism until the results are reviewed and replicated at a larger scale.
31-year-old Suumit Shah, the CEO of e-commerce platform Duukan, a Bengaluru-based company that assists businesses in setting up their online storefronts, has recently put himself in the online firing line for letting go 90% of his customer support staff.
Shah took to Twitter with his announcement, writing that "we had to lay off 90% of our support team because of this AI chatbot". Shah's post, which has been viewed more than 2 million times goes on to say that the while the decision was "tough" it was "necessary," and the AI chatbot has dramatically reduced customer support response times, resolution times, and running costs.
According to Shah, customer support costs were reduced by 85% when layoffs began in September 2022. Notably, Duukan, which currently employs 60 people, fired 23 of the 26 customer support team members, resulting in the company reducing its monthly budget for customer support to just $100.
Elon Musk has announced a new company that will be focused on developing artificial intelligence designed to understand reality.
Musk, who owns Twitter, is the CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla, seems to have a few spare hours in his already extremely busy day to announce another company. Introducing, xAI, a company that Musk says will be dedicated to "understanding reality", which is further backed up by the new company's first tweet that calls for "the most fundamental unanswered questions". Top suggestions so far are, "Can AI become conscious?", which is certainly a big question that many AI developers and not to mention the general population, are curious to find out.
According to the new company's website, the team will be led by Musk and staffed by executives that have worked at previous AI-based companies such as Google's DeepMind, Microsoft, and Tesla. Moreover, Musk has recruited minds from the University of Toronto. For those that don't know, Musk was one of the original founders of OpenAI, but left the company in 2018 when his offer to lead the company was refused by the board. Since then, Musk has been critical of OpenAI's direction, saying that the company is "effectively controlled by Microsoft".