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Apple finally enters the AI race with “Ajax” and “Apple GPT”
⚡ Today’s Highlights
📰 News: Apple finally enters the AI race with “Ajax” and “Apple GPT”
💰 Funding: o9 Solutions, Preply, Neura Robotics, and Unstructured
🦾 Tools: Protect your digital assets with this AI-powered autonomous ethical hacking platform
📰 Today's Top Stories
(2 min read) (Source: Bloomberg)
TLDR: Apple is developing its own artificial intelligence tools, including a framework called "Ajax" and a chatbot service referred to as "Apple GPT."
The company aims to challenge the AI offerings of OpenAI and Google but has yet to finalize its strategy for consumer release.
Apple's efforts involve building large language models, similar to ChatGPT and Google's Bard, to enhance its AI capabilities.
(3 min read) (Source: Reuters)
TLDR: The House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party is investigating U.S. venture capital firms' investments in Chinese AI and semiconductor companies.
The committee has sent letters to GGV Capital, GSR Ventures, Walden International, and Qualcomm Ventures, requesting information on their investments in China.
The probe aims to examine the impact of these investments on China's human rights abuses, military modernization, and technological advancements.
The Biden administration is also considering new rules to restrict U.S. investments in Chinese companies working on advanced semiconductors, AI, and quantum computing.
(1 min read) (Source: OpenAI)
TLDR: OpenAI has announced that it is increasing the message limits for GPT-4. Starting from July 19, ChatGPT Plus customers will be able to send up to 50 messages every 3 hours, effectively doubling the previous limit. This change aims to provide users with more flexibility and improved interactions with the AI model. The update will be gradually rolled out over the course of the next week.
💰 Funding Alerts
1. o9 Solutions, a leading AI-powered platform for integrated business planning and decision-making, raised $116M in funding from existing investors, including General Atlantic's BeyondNetZero (Gary Reiner, Operating Partner), KKR, and Generation Investment Management.
o9 platform, called the Digital Brain, helps companies across industry verticals transform traditionally slow and siloed planning into smart, integrated and intelligent planning and decision making across the core supply chain, commercial and P&L functions.
With the new funding, o9 Solutions plans to further enhance client satisfaction and drive innovation, aiming for efficient growth across various industry verticals and markets.
2. Preply, a language learning platform that connects people with tutors and utilizes AI + ML to enhance the learning experience, raised $70M in new funding through a combination of equity and debt. The equity portion was led by Horizon Capital, with participation from Reach Capital and Hoxton Ventures, among others.
With the new funds, Preply aims to further strengthen its position in the online language learning category by further leveraging AI-powered human tutors, providing a transformative learning experience.
3. Neura Robotics, a startup combining AI with robotics to create cognitive robots, raised $55M in funding from European investors including Lingotto (Nikhil Srinivasan, Managing Partner), Vsquared Ventures (Dr Herbert Mangesius, General Partner), Primepulse, and HV Capital.
With the new funding, Neura Robotics plans to continue its innovation in cognitive robotics and further develop its market-ready cognitive cobot MAiRA. The funds will also be used to expand their NEURAverse platform for collaborative application development across various sectors.
4. Unstructured.io, a startup focused on helping enterprises access and leverage first-party and proprietary data for LLMs like OpenAI's GPT-4, raised $25M in funding in a Series A round led by Madrona, with participation from Bain Capital Ventures, M12 Ventures, and others.
Unstructured plans to use the funds to further develop its platform that extracts and stages enterprise data in a way that LLMs can understand. They aim to streamline data processing and preparation, enabling organizations to leverage unstructured data more effectively.
🦾 Trending Tools
Superhuman, the leading email software client, released their new AI features. By analyzing your previous emails, it captures your voice and tone, allowing you to effortlessly generate fully written messages. With features like instant replies, writing enhancements, and conversation summarization, Superhuman AI revolutionizes the way we communicate through email.
Hansei is an AI-powered knowledge base platform that simplifies information access for teams and customers. By seamlessly integrating with various data sources, teams can troubleshoot problems, improve customer service, and make data-driven decisions.
Ethiack is an autonomous ethical hacking platform that combines AI and human ingenuity to protect your digital assets. It runs 24/7 to find vulnerabilities with 99% accuracy, keeping you secure and aware of risks.
Wonderslide, an AI-powered presentation designer, transforms basic drafts into a stunning presentation in seconds. Create captivating slides with automated slide layout, one-click redesign, smart icons and images, AI-powered content editing, and seamless export options.
Snov.io Email AI can supercharge your email marketing. Using AI and prompt enhancers create compelling emails without needing copywriting expertise. Boost engagement, generate quality replies, and instantly translate to other languages.
👀 More Reading:
What if AI models like GPT-4 don't automatically improve over time? (Business Insider)
One senator’s big idea for AI (POLITICO)
🌎 Fresh Content
1. As generative AI becomes more advanced, the line separating fact from fiction online becomes blurrier. Johnny Harris made an excellent video covering how deepfake technology has evolved over the last few years and how various forms of deepfakes have already permeated mainstream media. (YouTube)
2. AI is quickly becoming a favourite tool for audio producers because of how seamless and easy it can make the process of engineering audio. The Studio showcased the amazing work that tools like Adobe Podcast and Auphonic are capable of and why AI is becoming an audio engineer's best friend. (YouTube)
In this prompt, ChatGPT will act as an ethical culture consultant, guiding you in crafting an organizational environment that values integrity and ethical behavior. Providing more context about your organization will allow ChatGPT to tailor a blueprint that aligns with your unique needs. You will gain valuable insights and practical steps to reinforce ethical values within your business environment.
Ethical Culture Architect
Prompt: "In the capacity of an ethics consultant, could you guide me in developing an ethical framework for my company that fosters integrity and a moral business environment? Please start a discussion to understand my business better to provide me with a comprehensive blueprint that details the process."