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WWT’s CEO shares billion dollar GenAI blueprint 🔑

Amazon invests $2.75 billion in Anthropic, Claude3 overtakes GPT4, GenAI secrets from one of the largest U.S. companies and more

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The CEO of a global technology juggernaut just gave us all the guide to Generative AI success.

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🎙 Daily Podcast Episode: It’s not often the CEO of one of the largest companies in the country shares their AI secrets. But, that’s what we bring you. And Jim Kavanaugh from World Wide Technology literally gave us all the GenAI blueprint. Give it a listen.

🕵️‍♂️ Fresh Finds: AI-powered investment experts, Google shares how AI is helping nonprofits, and why an OpenAI board member thinks AI can replace all labor. Read on for Fresh Finds.

🗞 Byte Sized Daily AI News: ChatGPT-4 is toppled by Claude 3, Amazon makes largest investment ever into $2.75B in AI startup Anthropic, and the U.S. is now requiring AI safeguards. For that and more, read on for Byte Sized News.

🚀 AI In 5: Does THIS new Google Gemini update make it relevant against ChatGPT? We think so, and it’s the future of how LLMs will be used. See why here

🧠 Learn & Leveraging AI: If you’re looking to implement GenAI into your business, WWT’s CEO literally gave us the keys to the castle. You’ll want to steal it. Keep reading for that!

↩️ Don’t miss out: Did you miss our last newsletter? We talked with Zoom's Chief Product Officer about their new AI features, Intel pushing for AI PCs, and a secret hack to get AI to read your PDFs. Check it here!

WWT’s Jim Kavanaugh Gives GenAI Blueprint 🌐

Businesses are trying to figure out the best way to implement GenAI.

A crucial step? Top-down leadership to build an AI-first enterprise.

One company that has been good at that is World Wide Technology, one of the largest private companies in America.

So what better way to learn about GenAI implementation than from their CEO, Jim Kavanaugh.

Join the conversation and ask Jordan and Jim questions on GenAI here.

Also on the pod today:

• Organization Culture and AI Implementation 🏢
• Role of GenAI in World Wide Technology 🌐
• AI Adoption for Business Leaders 🧑‍💼

It’ll be worth your 36 minutes:

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1. Anthropic’s Claude 3 Overtakes GPT-4 🤖

Anthropic’s Claude 3 Opus has finally dethroned OpenAI's GPT-4 in the highly competitive Chatbot Arena leaderboard, marking a significant shift in the AI language model landscape. The victory of Claude 3 over GPT-4 has sent shockwaves across social media, with developers and AI enthusiasts buzzing about the implications for the future of AI chatbots. 

2. Amazon Drops a Whopping $2.75 Billion on Anthropic 💸

Amazon is going all in on artificial intelligence by investing a massive $2.75 billion in Anthropic, a leading generative AI startup. This was Amazon’s largest single investment ever. This move places Amazon at the forefront of the AI race against competitors like OpenAI and Google. With Anthropic’s latest AI models outperforming industry benchmarks, the tech giant’s strategic collaboration is poised to transform customer experiences.

3. White House Sets Deadline for AI Safeguards 🇺🇸

The White House is cracking down on federal agencies using AI, requiring concrete safeguards by December 1 to ensure transparency and mitigate risks of algorithmic discrimination. President Biden's executive order invokes the Defense Production Act for safety testing of AI systems posing national security risks.

4. Artificial Superintelligence Alliance Group Formed 👥

Three major AI players, Fetchai, Ocean Protocol, and SingularityNET, have joined forces to create the Artificial Superintelligence Alliance, aiming to challenge the dominance of Big Tech in AI development. The alliance merges their tokens ($FET, $OCEAN, $AGIX) into a single $ASI token, with a combined value of $76 billion, paving the way for decentralized AI networks.

5. DARPA's Pursuit of Trustworthy AI for Warfighters 🪖

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is focusing on AI technologies to enhance decision-making processes crucial for the Defense Department. With AI playing a significant role in 70% of DARPA's initiatives, the agency's efforts aim to ensure reliability and safeguard against unforeseen technological advancements that could pose strategic challenges.

Does THIS update make Google Gemini relevant now?

It's no secret that we think Google's Gemini ain't that great.

But, Google silently made an update to its Gemini AI chatbot that we've been waiting for years for a company to implement (seriously.)

Will this update allow Gemini to finally be relevant?

Or will OpenAI implement this feature into ChatGPT and squash this shiny new Gemini feature?

Find out in today's AI in 5.

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🦾How You Can Leverage:

It’s not often the CEO of one of the largest companies in the U.S. shares their secrets. 

But that’s what we’re all about at Everyday AI. 

Jim is the CEO of World Wide Technology, the 27th largest private American company. WWT is a global technology service provider that helps organizations think differently about technology to drive their business forward.

And one of the ways they drive their enterprise clients forward?

AI solutions and implementation. 

And Jim and WWT aren’t just using wishful thinking and generalities as part of their Generative AI blueprint. 

It’s calculated, intentional and providing jaw-dropping results. 

(Like, experiencing 40-50% improvement in software development when using GenAI!)

How’s it done? 

Where do you start? 

Let’s dig into the blueprint Jim laid out 👇

1 – Be AI first or you’ll be last 🥇

Jim didn’t hesitate when asked about it — WWT is an AI-first company. 

What’s that mean? 

It’s not just some cliche. Jim and team literally live it out. 

At 7 AM on Monday, Jim says his executive team meets to plan the week. During the 2-hour meeting, more than half is centered around how WWT is using (and can better use) AI. 

Many business leaders try and make AI work on the backend. 

As in… how can we stuff some AI at the end of this SOP? 

Or, how can AI make our current processes better.

That’s backwards, y’all. 

Start with AI, and build from scratch.

That’s how the Generative AI Giants like WWT are tackling digital transformation in the AI age. 

You should, too. 

Try this: Don’t add AI at the bottom. You have to rebuild your operations with AI at the lead.

Making that shift to being an AI-first company is easier said than done. Luckily, WWT wrote and shared a guide on doing exactly that.

2 – Make AI the core of your culture 🤝

We think of AI as a time saver. 

Efficiency! 

Winning time back! 

…. right? 

Nope. 

Instead: you have to shift your company’s culture around using AI as your main competitive advantage, not an after-the-fact time saver. 

(That cultural shift is probably part of the reason why WWT is doing nearly $20 billion in revenue annually and is consistently named a top company to work for.

Implementing AI is the key to create differentiation, not just efficiency. 

Try this: Creating and changing culture around AI is a long-term haul. If you find Jim’s approach admirable, then you’ll want to check out this Harvard Business Review article on how to prepare your company culture for AI.

Our fave takeaway? Become a learn-it-all, not a know-it-all.

3 – Kill repeatable processes

Repetition doesn’t need to exist in today’s business world, Jim said. 

In order to succeed tomorrow, you have to use GenAI to kill repeatable processes today. 

Jim walked through what that part of WWT’s AI strategy looks like. 

As an example — WWT spends a ton of time on RFPs, or Requests For Proposals. It’s the first step of winning business, but Jim says so much of it is replicating the same knowledge in different ways. 

The solution? Generative AI. 

Jim says WWT implemented GenAI solutions for RFP and is seeing an 80% time savings in that area. (Not a typo…. 80! percent! !)

In the same vein, Jim talked about WWT’s ongoing efforts to create a company-wide version of a ChatGPT-esque like tool for employees to use. 

So much of our day-to-day is using knowledge and expertise to grow. And so much of that knowledge and expertise can be turned into data and a company-wide AI resource. 

Imagine a first-year employee having immediate access to decades worth of niche knowledge at the press of a button. 

That’s how you kill repeatable processes and blaze forward faster. 

Try this: Sounds good and all… but how do you do it? The process of capturing your repetitive tasks and creating AI-powered systems around them is actually time-consuming.

But, invest a little time up front, and get BIG savings in the long run. (You read that part about WWT’s 80% time savings on RFPs, right?)

If you’re ready to dive in deeper, this Magical guide walks you through the process of turning repetitive tasks into AI solutions.

Numbers to watch

$196 Billion

The current global AI market is valued at over $196 billion. (We expect that to grow exponentially.)

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