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AI, tell us… what’s new in the world of artificial intelligence

1. Open AI Chat GPT

Competing for dominance in the AI sphere, OpenAI took an early lead launching ChatGPT-a in November 2022. It peaked at 210 million monthly users in May, and now has 180 million. Trying to catch up with them, other investors have poured into AI companies $40 billion in venture capital in the first half of 2023.

2. Meta introduces generative AI features for ads

New tools powered by generative AI technology are coming to Meta Ads. This includes the ability to adjust ads to different aspect ratios, automatically generate image ad backgrounds, and create multiple text ad variations. According to their announcement, this will usher in ‘a new era of creativity that maximizes productivity, personalization and performance for all advertisers’.

3. Meta & Ray Ban smart glasses

Users of the glasses can talk to the Meta artificial intelligence and ask the chatbot for the weather forecast. It is also announced that in the future, users will be able to learn more about what they see, for example about monuments, famous buildings, and the like. In addition to taking photos and videos up to 60 seconds long, these glasses can also be used for live streaming on Facebook and Instagram.

4. BARD Google's AI experiment

Bard is Google’s experimental AI service. Intended to operate similarly to ChatGPT, the difference is that Google pulls all data from the web in real time. Like most AI chatbots, Bard can code, solve math problems, and help with writing.

5. Spotify uses AI to translate podcasts

Spotify launched the translation of episodes of popular podcasts (Lex Fridman, Monica Padman and Steven Bartlet) from English to other languages, keeping the distinctive voices of the hosts. The first language is Spanish, followed by French and German, and will be available exclusively on Spotifyju. It uses OpenAI’s voice generation technology to match the style of the original speaker, creating a more authentic listening experience that sounds more personal and natural than traditional voiceovers.

6. Amazon invests $4 billion in Anthropic

Anthropic was founded by brother and sister Dario and Daniela Amodei, previously associated with OpenAI. This latest investment marks a strategic move by Amazon to strengthen its presence in the increasingly dynamic AI arena. Anthropic’s flagship product is the Claude AI model. Claude and its advanced iteration, Claude 2, are large chatbots based on the language model, with functionality similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard. They excel at tasks such as translating text, generating code, and answering various questions.

All illustrations and images in this post are generated using AI.