Artificial Intelligence

On today's podcast episode, we discuss whether Humane's new AI pin is about to become as ubiquitous as the smartphone, just how much ground brick-and-mortar retail will give to online shopping, the next big social media app, if folks will start shopping on Amazon right from their Facebook and Instagram feeds, how news consumption on social media is changing, which airlines carry the most passengers, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian and analysts Max Willens and Yory Wurmser.

Meta restructures its AI teams: Amid ethical and regulatory concerns, it’s dissolving its Responsible AI unit to focus on generative AI.

OpenAI’s crisis deepens: More employees threaten departure, customers look to rivals, and an investor lawsuit looms following the board’s firing of CEO Sam Altman.

Amazon aims to upskill 2 million in generative AI: It’s trying to improve its standing in the AI race, but it may need to improve its image as an employer first.

OpenAI's leadership crisis (largely) benefits Microsoft: Turmoil likely strengthens companies’ ties, setting the stage to further augment AI innovation.

Advancements in technology and innovations such as AI is the top concern among C-level executives worldwide for 2024, per Accenture.

Google's Performance Max AI upgrade transforms its ad offering: Ethical AI use and innovative features are poised to change digital marketing.

YouTube’s AI-powered music tools hint at genAI’s future: The platform is putting genAI in consumers’ hands to improve sentiments around the tech.

OpenAI upheaval casts a long shadow on its GPT-5 ambitions: Altman signs on with Microsoft while OpenAI deals with the fallout. OpenAI’s future and genAI ambitions are up in the air.

Microsoft picks up key OpenAI figures, eyeing AI dominance. Expect competitors to accelerate hiring and investments to remain relevant in the generative AI race.

Microsoft refines its consumer strategy with Copilot: The tech giant is competing with ChatGPT for a larger slice of users’ digital media consumption.

Another AI tool enters the healthcare ring: ClinicalKey AI claims to give evidence-based answers to doctors at the point of care. Success will depend on whether doctors trust its answers—or a competitor’s.

Google to delay Gemini release until 2024: It’s holding out until it can release the world’s most powerful generative AI model. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s commercial advantage grows.

Altman out at OpenAI: The board of directors’ move marks serious upheaval for the startup amid ChatGPT Plus sign-up suspensions and security problems. The direction of the company is at stake.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss the good, the bad, and what's missing from President Biden's new AI safety executive order. "In Other News," we talk about the potential of Microsoft's AI Copilot and Elon Musk's new AI chatbot called Grok. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jacob Bourne and Gadjo Sevilla.

YouTube mandates AI tool disclosure in videos: Creators face penalties for noncompliance, reshaping digital content integrity.

About a year ago, ChatGPT and the generative AI (genAI) boom catapulted AI into the spotlight. The breakneck pace of innovation has made it difficult to discern current use cases from hypothetical eventualities. Like any technological development, AI is a double-edged sword, and it has already started to change the topography of the programmatic landscape.

OpenAI halts ChatGPT Plus sign-ups as it grapples with demand spikes, DDoS attacks, and service degradation. Its ambitious expansion and GPT-5 development are at stake.

Microsoft announces it’s now a chip maker at 2023 Ignite conference: A global shortage of Nvidia’s AI chips leaves tech companies scrambling for alternatives to stay ahead in the race.

Snap uses AI to empower AR: The company pivoted to AI in the last year to drive growth but is now using ChatGPT to put AR lenses back in the spotlight.