Artificial Intelligence

OpenAI eyes Microsoft’s coffers to build GPT-5: The generative AI model would surpass GPT-4’s capabilities, but there are ethical, financial, and technological challenges.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss a new lawsuit against Meta for designing its products to be addictive to kids, new paid ad-free versions of Facebook and Instagram, and where Threads engagement is at. "In Other News," we talk about whether we will ever come together again on social media and if AI can help us get there. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Jasmine Enberg and director of Briefings Jeremy Goldman.

Google takes legal action against international hackers exploiting Bard: Scams could curtail adoption of generative AI.

OpenAI is on the prowl for Google’s top talent: It’s the continuation of a past strategy that paid off. But it won’t count for much without reliable AI infrastructure.

Microsoft’s strategy targets 1 billion users, extending Windows 10 for generative AI use. The move unlocks a vast global user base for AI.

Hackers’ DDoS attack downs ChatGPT, halting service for millions. The event exposes the fragility of web-based solutions and API-dependent genAI solutions.

The iPhone 16 could be ‘the ultimate virtual assistant’: The latest buzz on Apple is that it plans to integrate a generative AI model into Siri, competing on the voice assistant and on-device AI fronts.

Humane’s Ai Pin will be ready to order this week: The generative AI-focused wearable is creating a buzz, but its value proposition for average consumers is uncertain.

Meta’s generative AI tools aren’t open to all: Political advertisers and those in other prickly industries will be barred from using its AI-driven ad products.

Its Gauss AI is coming to upcoming Galaxy smartphones—a first for the industry. It could be the beginning of wider AI integration.

Amazon’s Olympus AI could transform ecommerce, Alexa, and the cloud: Amazon is working on improving its generative AI standing. Its online presence and Anthropic partnership could help it stand out.

ChatGPT suffers ‘major outage’ affecting millions globally: A 90-minute outage Wednesday morning raises questions about the reliability of generative AI platforms amid growing enterprise demand.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss how much audiobooks can move the needle for Spotify, how engaging its app is versus Netflix and TikTok, and how much of its podcast success is tied to Joe Rogan. "In Other News," we talk about how badly AI can hurt your company's customer service and why Google has called for a ban on personalized ads for minors. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Daniel Konstantinovic.

A look at Big Tech’s defense of AI copyright issues: A call for comments on rules reveals the leading AI firms’ strategies to deal with mounting legal challenges.

Tech is awash with hype cycles, but experts agree that generative AI has firmly established its staying power. Our “Attention! Trends and Predictions for 2024” summit shed light on the promise of generative AI, revealing three key growth areas: revolutionizing retail with conversational search, streamlining innovation with low-code automation, and pioneering inclusivity within AI development.

Hims & Hers rolls out clinical AI service: It believes the tech will help providers make treatment decisions while improving the patient experience. But trust among physicians and customers is on the line.

Google AI-training controversy triggers unionization: More contractors joined the Alphabet Workers Union ranks this week. AI-ethics issues could spur more organizing activity in the US and abroad.

Luminance’s AI proves that it's a bot’s world: Two generative AI models negotiated a contract without human help. It indicates a shift toward automation that could eclipse human contributions.