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Google will require election ads to ‘prominently disclose’ AI content

Google's making advertisers come clean if they're using fake or altered images in political ads. This change aims to stop misleading political content from spreading, especially as we gear up for the next U.S. presidential election. Advertisers will have to be upfront about it if they're showing someone saying or doing something they never did.

This rule kicks in this November. The move comes right before big tech honchos like Google's Sundar Pichai and Microsoft's Satya Nadella are set to pow-wow with lawmakers about AI rules. With more and more fake content being generated by AI, like the one mimicking Donald Trump’s voice, Google's tightening its belt on how these tools are used in politics. The company has been under the gun to clean up misinformation for years, and other platforms are also grappling with how to handle fake news and altered videos.

OpenAI’s first developer conference on November 6 in San Francisco

OpenAI's hosting their first-ever DevDay in San Francisco on November 6th. It's gonna be a jam-packed day with developers from all over and the big shots from OpenAI, showing off new tools and swapping cool ideas. Ever used GPT-4 or DALL·E? Over 2 million developers have, and they're doing some wild stuff with them.

OpenAI's boss, Sam Altman, is stoked to show off their latest toys. Wanna know more? Head to devday.openai.com and keep an eye out for when you can sign up.

Spread Your Wings: Falcon 180B is here

TII's Falcon 180B just landed at HuggingFace, and it's huge. It's the biggest open language model, boasting 180 billion parameters. It's trained on a giant 3.5 trillion tokens from TII's RefinedWeb dataset. This model's setting records and can be played with at the Falcon Chat Demo Space on Hugging Face Hub.

What makes this bird special? It's a bigger, badder version of its cousin, Falcon 40B. The training took place on a massive scale using Amazon's SageMaker, using up around 7 million GPU hours. Its brain is made up of mostly web data and a sprinkle of other stuff like chats and some code. If you're thinking of using it for business, be careful – there are some strings attached.

Performance-wise, Falcon 180B is a champ. It beats out models like Llama 2 70B and even gives Google's PaLM 2-Large a run for its money on certain tasks. On the Hugging Face Leaderboard, it's top dog with a score of 68.74, leaving Llama 2 in the dust at 67.35.

With Transformers 4.33, you can do a ton with Falcon 180B. It offers training scripts, a safe file format, and other cool tools. Remember to agree to its rules before using and keep your Hugging Face account updated. Falcon 180B can run in bfloat16. There's even a more compact 8-bit and 4-bit version that doesn't lose much in performance but is way quicker.

Apple is reportedly spending ‘millions of dollars a day’ training AI

Apple's dropping big bucks every day on AI, says a scoop from The Information. They think their new AI brain, Ajax, is even beefier than ChatGPT. Apple's got a team, with some ex-Google folks, focusing on chat AI.

And that's not all. Other teams are cooking up picture-creating AI and tech that handles images, video, and text all together. The big idea? They're planning a chatbot for AppleCare customers and looking to make Siri even cooler. Inside sources say Ajax GPT, Apple's top-tier AI, is even more amped up than OpenAI’s earlier ChatGPT. But for now, they're keeping it on the down-low. Apple's keeping mum on the whole thing.

Slack’s AI tool that can recap channels and threads starts testing this winter

Slack's rolling out a nifty new AI tool this winter. This bad boy can summarize chat highlights, find answers in your messages, and even dive into files and channels. Imagine missing a whole convo? No sweat. This tool will give you the juicy bits so you don't have to sift through all the noise. You can also ask it questions about a chat topic, and it’ll hit you up with a neat summary and a link to the chat.

Slack's also testing out a feature that competes with planning apps. It'll let teams track projects, see who's doing what, and check the progress—all in Slack. They’re even cooking up a new feature that’ll ping you when there’s a change in a task list.

HubSpot unveils strategy to integrate AI across the platform

HubSpot just laid out a game plan to pump up its platform with AI, and they're calling it HubSpot AI. They want to make life easier for folks in marketing and sales by using smart tools. These tools will understand your business style and help you figure out who your customers are. They're rolling out in four main ways:

  • Content Assistants: Help you create stuff like blog posts and marketing campaigns.

  • AI Agents: Automated customer service helpers.

  • AI Insights: Predict which customers might leave or buy something.

  • ChatSpot: Lets you chat and ask questions about your stored data in a super easy way.

Not everything's ready to go, but some features are already live. The big idea? They're trying to make sure the tech gives you helpful hints, not just make stuff up.

Otter.ai launches generative AI tool to help sales teams close more deals

Otter.ai, known for turning spoken words into written ones, just dropped a new AI tool to help sales folks. They called it OtterPilot for Sales. This bad boy can sit in on sales calls, write down what's said, and spot important bits like next steps, budget talks, and more. All that good stuff gets shot over to places like Salesforce so the whole team's in the loop.

Greg Holmes, who used to be big at Zoom, said this tool can help salespeople spend more time actually selling. Want it? It's up for big companies. Oh, and there's another cool thing from Otter – a chatbot that joins meetings and gives instant feedback. Cool, right?

ChatGPT-powered Bing Chat AI tests Continue on Phone for Android and iOS

Microsoft's Bing Chat, a free version of ChatGPT, is trying out a new "Continue on Phone" feature. It lets you switch your chat from desktop to mobile seamlessly. Hover over a chat on Bing, click the button, and a QR code pops up. Scan it with your phone, and you can pick up the chat right where you left off.

It's still in the testing phase and can be a bit glitchy. It directs you to download the Bing app, whether you have it or not. This new feature aims to make Bing Chat more user-friendly across different devices. On top of that, Bing Chat is also dabbling in plugins like Kayak for flights and Instacart for recipes, making the platform more versatile.

Meet Intuit Assist, a new AI assistant that can do more than just answer questions

Intuit, the folks behind TurboTax and QuickBooks, just rolled out a new AI sidekick called Intuit Assist. This digital helper doesn't just chat; it gives you personalized insights and can even do stuff like make invoices or run marketing campaigns. It’s baked right into the software, showing up as a sidebar on your screen. Got a question? Just type it in or pick from a list of prompts. Need more help? The assistant can connect you to a real person.

The new feature is already up and running for TurboTax users and is in beta for QuickBooks, Mailchimp, and Credit Karma. Intuit's tech team has been grinding on this project for years, and it's part of their big push to get more out of AI. They’ve got a special layer of tech called GenOS that lets them easily add AI features, which is why they’ve rolled this out so fast compared to other companies.

What can Intuit Assist do? In TurboTax, it guides you step-by-step through your taxes. In Credit Karma, it can tell you how to maximize your credit card rewards. For QuickBooks, it'll give you the lowdown on stuff like your profit and loss. And if you're using Mailchimp, it can help set up marketing campaigns targeted at certain groups like GenZ.

Newsom signs executive order to study uses, risks of generative AI in California

California's Gov. Newsom has green-lighted a deep dive into generative AI, think stuff like ChatGPT that cooks up new content. He's comparing this tech's big splash to the internet's early days. Newsom's jazzed about its potential but isn't wearing rose-tinted glasses. His plan? Get state bigwigs to report on the good, the bad, and the ugly of generative AI in two months. Plus, two major centers will size up how these AI tools might mess with California's power grid by next March. And by January? State offices will have a roadmap on using this AI.

They’ll also check if these tools might put certain folks at a disadvantage by next summer. And for hands-on experience? The state's tech department will test-drive generative AI projects by March, with other agencies hopping on the bandwagon by summer. Newsom's also looking to buddy up with big brainy places like UC Berkeley and Stanford for some top-tier AI research.

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