Here are today’s top tech trending news. News that every tech enthusiast should keep a tab on.
OpenAI’s GPT Store is launching next week
OpenAI is all set to start 2024 with a bang as it is most likely to launch its much-awaited GPT store by next week. The company made this announcement through e-mails sent to developers. The GPT store was first supposed to be launched in November last year. However, its imminent launch was delayed due to the drama surrounding the ouster of CEO Sam Altman. The GPT store will allow developers to build customized AI chatbots and sell them through GPT store to buyers. Developers will be using OpenAI’s powerful LLM ChatGPT 4 for building customized AI chatbots. Overall, the launch of GPT store will prove to be a big milestone for OpenAI as much wider audience will be able access company’s generative AI products.
Dedicated Copilot keys are coming to Windows PCs
Microsoft is all set to remove the iconic Windows key from its Windows Pcs and replace them with Copilot keys. This marks a significant shift towards AI integration into Microsoft’s daily computing experience. This is also the first time that Windows PC keyword is going through a significant change in three decades. Once users will press the Copilot key, it will instantly bring up the Windows Copilot experience, offering quick access to the AI assistant’s features and functionalities. This move could significantly increase Copilot usage and accelerate the adoption of AI on Windows PCs. Copilot can fulfil many key tasks, from summarizing information, drafting and rewriting content, generating different creative text formats to translating languages.
Bard soon likely to have a paid version
It seems that Google is working on upgraded version of Bard called ‘Bard Advanced,’ which will be available only to paid subscribers. As per the buzz on the social media platforms, Bard Advanced will be powered by Gemini Ultra, which is the most advanced of Google’s newly announced large language model. The ‘Bard Advanced’ will obviously offer more upgraded and improved features than the regular Bard, like it may offer more advanced maths and reasoning skills and also provide more detailed and updated response to your prompts. However, there is still no clarity when Google plans to launch ‘Bard Advanced.’ As and when Bard Advanced is launched, it will directly compete with ChatGPT Plus, which is ChatGPT’s paid version and charges $20 per month from its users.
Hackers are hacking X accounts of governments & organization
It has come to light that hackers have been increasingly targeting verified government and business accounts on X to promote cryptocurrency scams. These hackers are reportedly exploiting vulnerabilities in X’s security for gaining access to Twitter accounts marked with gold” or “grey” checkmarks. Once the account is hacked, X users are lured to click on links that takes them to malicious websites. Most users do end up clicking on these malicious links as they appear to be from legitimate organization. Users are then asked to share their financial and personal information in exchange of fake giveaways of cryptocurrency or other valuable prizes. The rise of these scams highlights the importance of being cautious about any information you see online, even if it comes from a verified X account.
Jeff Bezos and Nvidia invest in Google’s competitor Perplexity AI
Perplexity AI, which competes with search engine giant Google, has raised nearly $73 million from high-profile investors like Jeff Bezos and Nvidia in the latest funding round. Perplexity AI leverages the power of AI to provide instant, reliable answers to questions, along with sources and citations. It focuses on understanding the context of user queries and delivering comprehensive responses, unlike traditional search engines which often prioritize keyword matching. The backing of major investors like Bezos and Nvidia suggests a strong belief in the company’s potential to disrupt the search market, which has been monopolized by Google for nearly two decades.