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Is It Too Good to Be True? X Users Offered Free Premium Services

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Is It Too Good to Be True? X Users Offered Free Premium Services

Elon Musk on Wednesday made a big announcement that could potentially shake up his ‘X’ platform in a big way. The billionaire announced on his X handle that X accounts with over 2,500 verified followers will be automatically upgraded to X Premium for free. The great news does not end here. X Premium+ services will be offered absolutely free to accounts with over 5,000 verified followers. Musk has made this announcement just days after a leading data analytics firm claimed that X’s daily active users are declining and fewer people are now using the popular microblogging platform. Premium and Premium + accounts come with several benefits like ability to create longer posts, post longer videos and ad free experience.


Amazon has made its biggest venture investment ever   

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Ecommerce giant Amazon has made a huge investment in Anthropic, an AI startup focusing on large language models and generative AI. Amazon has invested $2.75 billion, taking its total investment to nearly $4 billion in the AI startup. This marks not only Amazon’s biggest investment in AI but also its biggest venture investment ever. Anthropic was founded by ex-OpenAI employees and is backed by big names including tech giant Google. It is known for developing powerful yet cost effective LLM models and competes directly with OpenAI. Amazon could use Anthropic’s powerful LLM models to power its ecommerce platform and its cloud computing business AWS.


LinkedIn Gets Swifty: Testing TikTok-Style Video Feed

Popular professional networking platform LinkedIn is testing the waters of short-form video with a TikTok-inspired feed within its app. This new feature is currently in a limited beta test, accessible only to a select group of users. While the format draws inspiration from TikTok, LinkedIn emphasizes that the content will remain professional and career oriented. The videos could include career advice, industry insights, or behind-the-scenes glimpses into companies. Whether this feature becomes a permanent addition to LinkedIn remains to be seen. However, it highlights LinkedIn’s attempt to stay relevant and cater to the evolving content consumption habits of its users.


AI Arena Upset: Claude 3 Bests GPT-4 to become the new king

There’s been a major shakeup in the large language model world. Anthropic’s Claude 3 Opus, specifically, outperformed OpenAI’s GPT-4 in various benchmarks like knowledge assessment and coding ability. Claude 3 reportedly performed better in tasks like reasoning, applying knowledge, solving math problems, and generating fluent text. This is a significant development in the LLM race, highlighting Anthropic as a major contender. It pushes the boundaries of AI capabilities, and the competition will undoubtedly lead to further advancements. But It’s important to remember that benchmark tests can be subjective and real-world application might differ. Experts recommend waiting for independent verification and more widespread testing before declaring a definitive winner.


OpenAI Soars, Musk Scoffs? Altman Claims Billionaire Predicted Failure

In an interview with popular podcaster Lex Fridman, OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman has claimed that Elon Musk was never confident that OpenAI will one day become a successful company. According to Altman, Musk initially believed that the company would eventually fail. The latest revelation adds to the ongoing tension between Elon Musk and OpenAI. Musk recently alleged that the Altman led company compromised on its non-profit mission by closing its AI models and pursuing a profit model with the help of Microsoft. OpenAI, on other hand, refuted these claims. Musk was one of the many cofounders of OpenAI. However, he sold his stake longtime back and is no longer involved with the company.

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