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Google Plans to Make Search “Personal” With AI Chat and Video
Google is making search more “personal” with AI-generated chat and video
⚡ Today’s Highlights
📰 News: Google is planning to make search more “personal” with AI-generated chat and video
💰 Funding: 1touch.io and MultiOmic Health
🦾 Tools: Need your data cleaned? Organized? Visualized? AI does it all!
📅 Events: ODSC East 2023’s AI Expo starts tomorrow and the Data Innovation Summit starts on Thursday!
📰 Today's Top Stories
(12 min read) (Source: The Wall Street Journal)
TLDR: Google plans to improve its search engine to serve young people worldwide with a more visual and human-focused experience, according to documents cited by the Wall Street Journal.
The company will incorporate more human voices and move away from presenting traditional search results in the "10 blue links" format.
The upcoming I/O developer conference is expected to introduce new features allowing conversations with an AI program code-named "Magi."
To adapt to users seeking information beyond traditional web results, Google will emphasize integrating online forum posts and short videos.
The report comes after a senior Google engineer claimed in a leaked internal document that the company is losing its AI edge to open-source platforms like Meta's LLaMa, despite watching OpenAI closely.
(4 min read) (Source: Axios)
TLDR: Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that the company plans to incorporate AI into its products, but noted that there are still "issues that need to be sorted" and did not elaborate further.
Cook said that AI was a key focus for Apple, and pointed to products such as its fall detection that are already built on such systems.
Apple has still stayed largely silent on AI, even as its competitors have rushed to release AI-powered new products.
(10 min read) (Source: The Wall Street Journal)
TLDR: Chinese tech companies are accelerating research to develop state-of-the-art AI without relying on American chips, spurred by US sanctions. Companies such as Huawei, Baidu, and Alibaba are studying how to achieve top performance with fewer or less powerful semiconductors and how to combine different types of chips.
Though it remains a significant challenge to catch up with American AI leaders, successful research could make Chinese tech firms more resilient to future sanctions similar to those indicated by the Biden administration.
(6 min read) (Source: The Information)
TLDR: Amazon is working on AI tools to help its merchants generate photos and videos for their advertising campaigns on its platform to help diversify its ad business beyond boosting search results.
💰 Funding Alerts
1touch.io, a company creating data security solutions, raised $14 million in its recent financing, with Neotribe Ventures leading the funding round.
The company provides sensitive data intelligence to improve customers' data visibility and security posture using its unique network scanning technology and auto-classification of structured and unstructured data.
The funds will be used to help 1touch.io become a category-leading company, expand its customer base and enhance its data security solutions.
MultiOmic Health, an AI-enabled drug discovery company that uses high-fidelity patient data to create unique treatment concepts for metabolic syndrome-related medical conditions, raised a total of $8.6 million in funding, including a recent £5 million seed extension round led by Hoxton Ventures (Rob Kniaz, Partner) and joined by Ada Ventures (Check Warner, Co-Founder & Partner), MMC Ventures (Charlotte Barttelot, Principal), and Verve Ventures.
MultiOmic aims to demonstrate proof-of-concept for its MOHSAIC platform in diabetic kidney disease using the funds raised. The company intends to address the unmet medical need by going from bedside to lab bench and developing precision therapeutics from patient data.
The funds will help address the huge unmet medical need, with 30%-40% of diabetics eventually developing chronic kidney disease, accounting for an estimated $300 billion in annual healthcare costs.
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CometCore AI is the ultimate AI-powered platform for creatives, coders, and content creators. Create, automate, and collaborate with adorable AI agents for multimedia, coding, content, marketing, SEO, and website building.
Sweephy is a no-code data cleaning service that improves the quality of data sets using machine learning, deep learning, and data science techniques. Their web application autonomously analyzes and cleans data with machine learning algorithms to increase data quality for business and data analysis.
Xero.AI is a no-code analytics & ML platform for business owners, researchers, and data enthusiasts. Simply upload your dataset in CSV or Excel format and start prompting with XARA, your personal data analyst. Clean, transform, visualize, and build ML models with natural language commands.
👀 More Reading:
America Forgot About IBM Watson. Is ChatGPT Next? (The Atlantic)
How top Silicon Valley investor Sequoia bankrolls China’s tech (The Sunday Times)
What happens when we run out of data for AI models (VentureBeat)
🌎 Fresh Content
1. Geoffrey Hinton, the “Godfather of AI”, was recently on MIT Technology Review’s ‘In Machines We Trust’ podcast to discuss his recent resignation from Google, the state of AI, and the concerns that AI presents. (Spotify)
2. YouTuber Wes Roth unpacked the recent document leaked by a senior software engineer at Google in which the engineer claims that Google and OpenAI have no AI “secret sauce” and that the tech giants may very likely be falling behind open-source AI projects. (YouTube)
📅 Upcoming Events
ODSC East 2023’s AI Expo (May 9-11, 2023 / In person at Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA or Virtual) will be hosting talks from some of the best and brightest minds in data science and AI. Attend partner sessions that offer compelling insights on how to make data science and AI work for your industry, with topics including Machine Learning & Deep Learning Platforms, MLOps & Data Infrastructure, Data Annotation & Data Labeling, Data Analytics & Decision Intelligence Systems, Machine Learning on the Cloud & Big Data. Network with over 4,500 data science and AI experts and join the most influential Data Science community worldwide.
The Data Innovation Summit (May 11-12, 2023 / In person in Kistamässan, Stockholm or Virtual through Agorify) is the largest and most influential annual Data and AI event in the Nordics and beyond, bringing together the most innovative minds, enterprise practitioners, technology providers, start-up innovators and academics, working with Data Science, Big Data, ML, AI, Data Management, Data Engineering, IoT and Analytics, in one place to discuss ways to accelerate AI-driven transformation throughout companies, industries and public organizations. It is the place to be for all professionals and organizations working with the utilization of data and AI innovation for enhancing customer experience, improving operational processes, enabling future sustainability, reinventing business models, or developing data-driven products and services.
TDWI Nashville (May 14—19, 2023 / In person in Nashville, TN) is a six-day conference designed for data professionals and leaders who want to build effective data strategies, scalable architectures, and drive data-driven decision-making. With 40+ courses, 14 tracks, and 3 bootcamps to choose from, you can customize your learning experience. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to network with peers, gain new skills, and drive positive change in your business and career. Hurry, registration closes on May 12.
Attend Conversational AI Summit (May 16-17, 2023 / In person at the America Square Conference Centre in London, England) to discover advances in NLP, and how application can help create digital assistants, chatbots and conversational interfaces to improve customer experience & increase engagement.
The AI & Big Data Expo (May 17-18, 2023 / In person at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA) is a must-attend event for ambitious enterprise tech professionals. Explore how AI and Big Data impact industries like manufacturing, transport, finance, healthcare, and more. Hear from 250+ expert speakers sharing their industry knowledge and experiences through solo presentations, panel discussions, and fireside chats. Register now!
These prompts offer assistance to different professionals in various industries. With ChatGPT's help, business owners can find efficiencies, media and communications staff can analyze potential misinterpretations, and product managers can plan for delays and hiccups in their pipelines.
Adding Efficiency to Businesses with ChatGPT
ChatGPT will assist business owners in brainstorming where and how they can integrate ChatGPT to increase their business's efficiency.
Prompt: "As a business owner, I need your expertise to brainstorm how and where I can integrate ChatGPT to increase efficiency. Please ask me questions about my business to identify areas that can be optimized. Let me know when you're ready to begin."
Misinterpretation Analysis for Media and Communications
ChatGPT will assume the role of a red team and help media, public relations, and communications staff analyze the potential misinterpretations of their outputs/products.
Prompt: "As a member of media, public relations, or communications staff, I need your assistance in analyzing potential misinterpretations of our outputs/products. Can you act as a red team and provide scenarios where misinterpretations are possible? Let me know when you're ready to start."
Planning for Contingencies in Product Pipelines
ChatGPT will assist product managers in anticipating and mitigating potential challenges that could arise in their product pipelines.
Prompt: "As a product manager, I require your assistance in identifying and mitigating potential challenges that may arise in our product pipelines. Can you assist me in anticipating contingencies and developing plans to mitigate them? Please request any additional information you need to formulate a thorough plan."