Anthropic release OpenAI rival ‘Claude’ on Apple iPhone

Anthropic, a challenger to OpenAI led by former OpenAI staff, is introducing Claude, a chatbot rival to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, onto iPhones. Anthropic aims to cater to everyday users, recognising smartphones as central to modern technology interaction. The USP of Claude is meeting users where they are and integrating Claude into daily life. Claude, available now […]

Google launch Gemma: new state-of-the-art AI open models

Google has been busy making up time on its AI product roadmap and now, they introduce Gemma, a family of lightweight, state-of-the-art open models developed by Google DeepMind and other teams. Google has a previous background in contributing to the open community with innovations like Transformers, TensorFlow, BERT, and more. Gemma is designed for responsible […]

OpenAI announces instant video generator – Sora

OpenAI announces its development of Sora, an AI model capable of creating realistic and imaginative video scenes from simple text instructions. Sora’s primary aim is to understand and simulate the physical world in motion, with the ultimate goal of assisting people in solving real-world problems that necessitate interaction with the physical environment. Sora’s capabilities include […]

Google make surprise AI announcement with Gemini 1.5 almost ready

Demis Hassabis, CEO of Google DeepMind has announced the release of Gemini 1.5 – just one week after launching Gemini 1.0. Gemini 1.5 is heralded by Google as a significant leap forward in performance and efficiency, driven by innovations in research and engineering, particularly in its Mixture-of-Experts (MoE) architecture. This architecture, pioneered by Google, enhances […]

Will Generative AI transform the retail space? 

Earlier this month, Google Cloud unveiled a series of new AI and generative AI-powered technologies that the company hopes will improve the retail experience. But, will they work and who will benefit? Let’s take a look.  What has Google Cloud announced?  Google made a series of announcements prior to NFR 2024, the retail industry’s largest […]

AI to have significant impact on 40% of global jobs, says head of IMF

The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, has warned that artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to impact 40% of jobs globally, with advanced economies facing greater risks of disruption. According to the IMF’s analysis, around 60% of jobs in advanced economies like the US and UK are exposed to AI, and half […]

OpenAI launches dedicated GPT Store to buy and sell specialised chatbots

OpenAI has introduced the GPT Store, a marketplace within its ChatGPT ecosystem, where paid users can buy and sell customised chatbot agents based on the company’s language models. While the paid ChatGPT Plus service already provides customised bots, the GPT Store expands opportunities for users to offer and monetise a wider array of specialised tools. […]

OpenAI comes under pressure from both EU and New York Times

Microsoft’s significant investment in OpenAI, a ChatGPT developer, may undergo scrutiny by the European Union (EU) as officials consider whether it falls under the reviewable scope of merger regulations. Microsoft is the largest minority investor in OpenAI Global LLC, a subsidiary controlled by OpenAI Inc, the non-profit majority owner. While Microsoft’s investment, delivered as cloud-computing […]

OpenAI announces first partnership with media group – Axel Springer

OpenAI has entered into a groundbreaking partnership with German media group Axel Springer, the publisher of Business Insider and Politico, in a deal described as “the first of its kind.” Under this collaboration, OpenAI’s ChatGPT will pay Axel Springer to use its material, including articles that are typically behind paywalls. Users of ChatGPT worldwide will […]

EU reaches agreement to regulate AI with the world’s first laws

In a historic move, the European Union (EU) has reached an agreement on the world’s first comprehensive laws to regulate artificial intelligence (AI), following a 37-hour negotiation between the European Parliament and member states. The deal, described as “historic” by European Commissioner Thierry Breton, extends beyond AI to cover social media and search engines, impacting […]

Google announces latest AI upgrade to Bard – Gemini

Demis Hassabis, CEO and Co-Founder of Google DeepMind, has introduced Gemini, Google’s latest and most advanced AI model, in an article highlighting its key features and capabilities. Gemini is positioned as Google’s largest and most flexible AI model, with the ability to efficiently operate across various platforms, from data centers to mobile devices. Google outlines […]

A week is a long time in politics and OpenAI!

In a surprising turn of events, Sam Altman is to return as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OpenAI after the company announced that it had reached an “agreement in principle” for his reinstatement. The announcement follows a week of corporate drama that unfolded after Altman’s sudden dismissal on Friday 17th November. The San Francisco-based […]