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A new ChatGPT feature that changes everything 👀
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Problem: How can you keep up with everything happening in the GenAI space?
Solution: Our Monday episodes of AI News That Matters.
Here’s what you need to know for the week of January 29, 2024.
1 – GPT mentions = agents? 🤔
As soon as we cranked up the heat on OpenAI reportedly phasing out ChatGPT plugins, we get this welcome news.
OpenAI surprised us all with the @ mentions update, which allows you to work with multiple GPTs in one chat.
Right now, though, the feature is slowly being rolled out to ChatGPT Plus and Teams accounts.
What it means:
On Friday’s show, we talked about 5 Facts you need to know about ChatGPT. One of those facts was how powerful Plugin Packs inside of ChatGPT actually are, and how GPTs (the way they’re built today) couldn’t compete with Plugin Packs.
Well, emphasis on that whole ‘the way they’re built today.’ Part, right?!
Because hours after we sent out Friday’s newsletter, OpenAI changed the way that GPTs are built and how they function.
So ultimately, what does @ mentioning GPTs mean?
Well, it means that the ultimately phasing out of plugins may not be as detrimental as once believed.
2 – FTC investigating Big Tech ️🧐
Are the big tech companies in trouble for their partnerships and investments in the AI space?
The FTC recently launched an investigation into tech titans Google, Amazon, Microsoft, OpenAI and Anthropic.
The investigation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) focuses on the relationships between leading AI startups Anthropic and OpenAI, and the tech giants that have made significant investments in them, namely Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.
The inquiry aims to determine whether these partnerships and investments allow dominant firms to exert undue influence or gain privileged access that could undermine fair competition in the AI industry.
What it means:
Right now, not much. But, the companies have 45 days to provide the FTC more info on their partnerships and to prove they aren’t unfairly squashing out competition.
There’s a chance this inquiry could slow down large investments or partnerships, but we think it’s just a public ‘Whoa slow down and play fair’ call from the FTC and won’t lead to any actual changes in the game.
3 – Apple making big AI moves 🍎
Recent reports are suggesting that Apple is set to make some big splashes in the Generative AI pool this year.
With the rumor mill swirling strong today, the newest reports suggest that Apple’s forthcoming iOS 18 update may be its biggest update ever, potentially bringing Generative AI capabilities to Siri, Messages and more.
What it means:
Apple is closely monitoring Samsung’s S24, unofficially dubbed the AI phone. Samsung was the first major player to bring Edge AI to the masses, or Generative AI capabilities to the hardware of a phone.
In other words, Samsung is using Google’s Gemini Large Language Model on the actual phone itself, making its GenAI capabilities faster and more personalized.
If Samsung’s newest ‘AI Phone’ continues to bring in rave reviews, we expect Apple will follow suit in 2024 with official AI announcements of its own.
4 – Google teases new AI video mode 🎥
Google made a very visual splash in the AI scene this past week.
And no, we’re not talking about Bard climbing up the Chatbot Arena rankings.
Rather, Google unveiled its new AI video generation model, Lumiere.
Lumiere uses a new diffusion model called Space-Time U-Net architecture to create videos with seamless motion.
The early results? Looks pretty slick.
Introducing Lumiere, a space-time diffusion research model for video generation that synthesizes videos portraying realistic, diverse & coherent motion. It was a collaboration between Google Research, @WeizmannScience, @TelAvivUni, & @TechnionLive. More → goo.gle/42k0pCk
— Google AI (@GoogleAI)
Jan 26, 2024
Right now, Lumiere isn’t available for testing. But, we’ll let you know once it’s open to the public.
What it means:
We talked pretty in-depth about how impact text to video (and photo to video) will be in 2024.
Runway is the leader in the space now (check our Runway episode here) but Pika labs has been a strong contender.
It’s not just the startups in on the AI video space, though.
Google’s entry into the AI video generator space is noteworthy, as was Meta’s Emu video announcement.
Be prepared for this tech to improve VERY quickly, and be on the lookout for a lot of AI-generated short ad campaigns later in 2024.
Numbers to watch
Expected announcement of Apple’s iOS 18, which is rumored to be adding AI to Siri, messages, and more.