Artificial Intelligence

France’s competition authority raids Nvidia’s offices and is investigating potential monopolistic practices, challenging the chipmaker’s dominance in the AI chip market.

On today's special podcast episode, we continue our monthly show where we discuss the biggest trends of the moment and the newest research, sprinkle in some analysis, and bundle it up into a quiz. Every month, three of our analysts representing their respective coverage area teams compete against each other. (We also encourage you to play along at home.) We keep a running score and will crown a winning team at the end of the year. Today, we cover retail media network investment and experimentation, the generative AI (genAI) bubble, and Google's dominance. Tune in to the discussion with this month's contestants: our vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian, analyst Evelyn Mitchell-Wolf, and vice president of Briefings Stephanie Taglianetti.

OpenAI eyes developing an ‘iPhone of artificial intelligence’: After a fresh investment, it’s looking to partner with LoveFrom to develop an AI-driven consumer device.

Google’s Search loophole leads to illegal ads on major websites: Drug and gun ads on websites like the FDA and UN add to a series of the tech giant’s recent missteps.

“AI” was the phrase of the moment at Meta Connect: The tech company is launching a number of AI features like chatbots and image generators to entice young users.

Key stat: 92% of local marketing and SEO professionals worldwide experimented most with ChatGPT in their work in July 2023, according to an August survey by SurveyMonkey.

As gaming surges, the actors behind that success mull strike: The battlefront involves AI voices, royalties, and fair pay in a multibillion-dollar market.

Meta’s AI chatbots catch flak before even launching: The company is expected to announce the feature to attract young users, but early signs aren’t great.

Amazon, Meta face a reckoning over RTO mandates: Amazon addresses return-to-hub disruptions, and Meta splurges to end a London lease early. Questions rise about strategy.

Meta’s quest for metaverse redemption: It unveils the Quest 3 VR headset at Meta Connect 2023, showcasing advanced features and a competitive price to challenge Apple’s Vision Pro.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss how affiliate is helping marketers take back control of their ad spend. "In Other News," we talk about Amazon unveiling a smarter, more conversational, Alexa and TikTok Shop hitting the US. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Max Willens and Alexandra Forsch, president of Awin Americas.

Spotify uses AI to bring English podcasts abroad: OpenAI will translate popular shows in a bid to help Spotify make inroads with foreign listeners.

Inside “Books3,” the pirated book database used to train AI: A story in The Atlantic reveals that Meta, Google, and others fueled AI with a vast library of stolen work.

Can AI globalize podcasts? Spotify collaborates with OpenAI to offer voice translation for podcasts, which could enable cross-language content creation and expand ad revenue and reach.

ChatGPT gets a voice and eyes: The sensory integration is a strategic move to counter the rising competitive threat and move toward achieving artificial general intelligence (AGI).

Getty targets premium AI image content: It’s partnering with Nvidia to launch an AI image generator, using high-quality data for realistic AI creations. Detailed prompts will be key.

Amazon will invest up to $4 billion in Anthropic for AI development. Big Tech seeks AI expertise through partnerships and investments as AI takes center stage.

Meta to unveil Gen AI Personas this week: It’s part of a strategy to appeal to younger demographics and gain ground in the AI race. There are pitfalls ahead.

Snapchat+ growth is defying expectations: Messaging apps are historically difficult to monetize, but Snapchat+ has hit 5 million in one year.