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Microsoft preparing new AI model to challenge Google & OpenAI

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Microsoft preparing new AI model to challenge Google & OpenAI


According to a report published by The Information, Microsoft is currently working on a new, large-scale AI language model called MAI-1. MAI-1 will compete directly with Google’s Gemini and OpenAI’s ChatGPT. The report further claims that this LLM model will have total 500 billion parameters and the project will be overseen by DeepMind’s former co-founder Mustafa Suleyman. Microsoft has reportedly already dedicated large server clusters with Nvidia GPUs for training the AI models. While the reports are still emerging, one thing is sure that MAI-1 will be “far larger” than Microsoft’s previous, open-source models, likely indicating a more powerful and expensive system.



Opera’s AI assistant has just got a big update for Android users

Opera’s built-in AI assistant Aria can now provide summaries of text-based webpages on your Android phones. It can summarize news articles, blog posts, and even research papers. As a result, Android users will be saving lot of time as they will be getting the key points in a concise format, typically fitting on a single screen. This feature makes Opera the first mobile browser with an AI-powered webpage summarization tool. To use this feature, visit any text-based website, tap the three dots in the top right corner and select “summarize” next to the Aria icon.


Stack Overflow inks deal with OpenAI to provide training data to its models   

Stack Overflow has just struck a deal with OpenAI to provide data for training their AI models. Stack Overflow’s vast collection of code snippets, discussions, and solutions could prove to be immensely useful to train OpenAI’s models. This may eventually help in making more accurate and highly efficient AI-powered coding assistants. Overall, this collaboration aims to improve the capabilities of OpenAI’s systems, particularly in handling programming-related tasks. It also highlights a growing trend of collaboration between AI research institutions and data-rich platforms like Stack Overflow. It’s expected to benefit both developers and the overall advancement of AI in the programming domain.


YouTube’s AI-powered ‘Jump Ahead’ feature is now available to all Premium users

YouTube’s “Jump Ahead” feature is making its way to more users. It’s an AI-powered tool designed to help you get to the most interesting parts of a video quickly. The feature analyzes the data and audience behavior to predict which parts of videos people tend to skip. Based on its study, the Jump Ahead directly takes you to the section most viewers find very engaging. Viewers have to just tape the Jump Ahead button to activate it. One of the major benefits of this feature is that it can save you lot of time and by skipping unwanted section and taking you right to the heart of the content. However, some creators have raised concerns that viewers skipping large chunks could affect their ad revenue and watch time metrics.


Ukraine unveils AI spokesperson

Ukraine, which is currently engaged in a war with Russia, has unveiled an AI-powered spokesperson for their Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Named as Victoria Shi, the AI spokesperson is modelled on Ukraine’s famous singer Rosalie Nombre. However, this AI spokesperson will only be reading the statement, which will verified and written by real people. Nonetheless, it can help in saving enormous amount of time and efforts of Ukraine’s foreign ministry. Moreso, it will be available 24/7 and can communicate multiple media organizations at same time. Notably, this is first time that any country will be making use of AI powered spokesperson. If this experiment is successful then it could lay down precedence for other countries.

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