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- Sam Altman and Bill Gates Interview: what you missed 👀
Sam Altman and Bill Gates Interview: what you missed 👀
Apple shutters its AI team in San Diego, China gets a hold of banned US NVIDIA chips, GPT for fewer hallucinations, and more!
1 – Bill Gates & Sam Altman Interview 😬
The duo sat down late last week for Bill Gates’ podcast, Unconfuse Me. You can listen to the whole thing here, but here’s the high-level of what you need to know.
- GPT5? — No, they did not technically talk about GPT5. However, just about everyone on social media over the weekend was saying they did. Sam talked about improvements to future models, but did not mentionGPT-5 specifically.
- Government approval for future LLMs? — Low key, this one stuck out for us. And no one’s really talking about it. Yeah, yeah, yeah, Bill and Sam talked about AGI and what happens when all AI is smarter than all humans and how impressed Bill was with ChatGPT.
But, this piece stuck out for us. Sam Altman talked about during a recent world tour and meeting with heads of state, there was overwhelming support for submitting extremely powerful LLMs to the equivalent of an International weapons inspector.
Bill Gates Interviews Sam Altman, Who Predicts Fastest Tech Revolution 'By Far' gatesnotes.com/Podcast?podcas…
— Emily Turrettini (@textually)
Jan 14, 2024
What it means:
A lot. Sam signaled the future of GPT is an increase in reasoning, reliability and multimodal input. Also, Bill and Sam talked a lot about the future of work and even what it’ll mean to humans when all AI is much smarter than us.
2 – Apple Shutters AI Team 🧑🍳️
A lot of false narratives are building from the recent news that Apple is shutting down its 121 person AI team in San Diego.
But, that doesn’t mean Apple is loosening its grip on the GenAI race. Actually, Apple is wanting the team to relocate to Texas. (Which apparently, many aren’t willing to do.)
What it means:
Apple ‘moving’ its AI team from one location to another doesn’t mean they’re throwing the towel in on AI. Apple is still very much in the GenAI scene, as we talked about in our 24 Bold AI predictions for 2024. Bookmark it y’all.
3 – 1X Robotics Fundraising 🧑💻️
The OpenAI-backed 1X Robotics raised a hefty $100 million in its latest fundraising round. The company is working to build humanoid robots that can assist around the house.
What it means: Yeah, yeah, yeah. We’ve been talking about AI-powered robots helping around the house since the Jetsons.
Buuuut, keep an eye out on the 1X Open House event later in January, where they’ll be debuting their newest human robots to a select group.
4 – CES 2024 AI Recap 🏢
As expected, just about everything at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was centered around GenAI.
The 12 product reveals that impressed us the most:
— Faris Brni (@FarisBrni)
Jan 15, 2024
I mean, do we really need a ChatGPT-powered toy for our dogs? Maybe?
What it means: We talked about this before, but 2024 is the year of AI everywhere. The megacap tech companies (Microsoft, Nvidia, Google, etc) started mentioning ‘AI’ more and more in their earnings calls in 2023.
4 – 40% of jobs at risk due to AI 💼
An IMF Study JUST released warns that almost 40% of jobs globally could be affected by AI, with advanced economies being more at risk.
Like the U.S.
What it means: The International Monetary Fund said that the job loss due to AI is expected to worsen overall inequality and policymakers must take proactive measures to prevent social tensions.
We’ve been saying since Day 1 that AI is going to be disruptive to the job market.
Luckily, you’re reading this and are already ahead of your peers. 🤝
5 – OpenAI releases GPT Store
We’ve talked about this multiple times, and even had a live show last week showing you how to create (and monetize!) a custom GPT.
But, if you haven’t kept up with the GPT Store developments, we got you!
To recap, the GPT store is live so you can see what other useful GPTs are out there. (Like our AI in 5 recap today.) So anyone can create and share a GPT, and you can find other top apps in the store.
What it means:
The way that we work will likely change due to GPTs. In the same way that software and apps changed how we interact with the internet over the last few decades, we expect a strong shift toward micro-GPT usage for your everyday tasks.
Think — there’s a GPT for that.
What it means:
Join us tomorrow, as we’ll let you know what OpenAI got REALLY wrong with the GPT store.
Numbers to watch
The number of enterprise customers that OpenAI says are using its ChatGPT Enterprise product.