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TikTok is reportedly creating a US-only algorithm by Splitting its Source Code

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TikTok is reportedly creating a US-only algorithm by Splitting its Source Code

There have been reports about TikTok working on a separate recommendation algorithm specifically designed for its US users. These unconfirmed reports have come nearly weeks after US congress passed the bill to ban TikTok in the US market. Creating a sperate algorithm may help in addressing concerns from the US lawmakers regarding national security and potential Chinese government influence. However, this is a highly complex task as it involves separating millions of lines of code. Many analysts are speculating this task may take over a year and some are even doubting the about the complete effectiveness of this approach.


OpenAI launches ChatGPT Edu for Universities and Higher Institutes

OpenAI has just announced the launch of ChatGPT Edu. ChatGPT Edu offers functionalities specifically useful in university and other higher education settings. This includes data analysis, web browsing, and document summarization. It even allows students to build and share custom versions of the AI tool within their university workspace. Compared to the free version of ChatGPT, ChatGPT Edu boasts significantly higher message limits, improved language processing for over 50 languages, and faster response times. It is powered by OpenAI’s latest and most powerful model GPT-4o, which is capable of reasoning across text and visual data, along with advanced skills in data analysis.


Perplexity launches a new publishing platform ‘Pages’


Perplexity, known for its AI-powered search capabilities, is expanding its offerings with the launch of a new platform called ‘Pages.’ It addresses the challenge of presenting complex AI research and knowledge in an easily digestible format. Pages allows users to transform disorganized AI research and findings into clear, shareable reports and articles. Think of it as a tool to bridge the gap between raw AI data and human understanding. This feature is rolling out to all existing Perplexity users as of today. This launch signifies Perplexity’s move beyond just AI search, positioning them as a platform for not only finding information but also effectively communicating insights gleaned from artificial intelligence.


Anthropic’s Claude AI can now freely interact with external data and tools

Anthropic’s Claude AI now comes with the ability to autonomously interact with external data and tools. This means Claude can go beyond processing text and now actively retrieve information, access data, and even use various tools to complete tasks. This new functionality allows Claude to act more like a powerful assistant. Imagine an AI that can not only understand your instructions but also gather relevant information, perform calculations, and potentially schedule meetings or manage your calendar. Companies and businesses stand to gain many benefits from this feature, like enhanced decision-making with real-time data analysis, improved efficiency by automating tasks, and potentially streamlining communication and scheduling.


Threads finally launches its TweetDeck clone

Threads, Meta’s very own microblogging platform, has finally rolled out a new feature that mimics the popular TweetDeck interface. Though not officially called “TweetDeck”, users have nicknamed it “ThreadsDeck” due to its resemblance. It allows users to see multiple feeds simultaneously, including following channels, specific topics, or the general “For You” feed. Up to 100 feeds can be pinned to the homepage. As a result, users get to enjoy Increased usability, more control over content and Real-time updates. Overall, ThreadsDeck addresses a common user request for better organization and information control within the Threads platform.

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