Artificial Intelligence

Ambience Health launches AI medical scribe: The main benefit is combatting physician burnout, but patient safety is at stake, too.

More than half of US adults prefer human-generated content across a broad range of media, according to an Ipsos survey. For news and photojournalism, for example, about 70% want to see human-made content. But for marketing websites and movies, US adults are slightly more open to AI-generated content.

In today’s episode, host Bill Fisher is joined by analysts Carina Perkins and Paul Briggs, and researcher Man-Chung Cheung to talk about the buzz surrounding ChatGPT, and how different regions are seeing different patterns of development in the generative AI field.

ES: Microsoft’s Bing AI has a huge price tag: The tech giant’s cavalier commercialization of generative AI has uncertain profitability. High compute costs are passed on to developers as other challenges mount.

Generative AI proves difficult to handle: Microsoft and OpenAI are making changes to Bing AI following criticism. The changes show AI’s technical challenges and the importance of preemptive safeguards.

On today's episode, we discuss the significance of Amazon buying a primary care network, how ChatGPT did when it took the US Medical Licensing Exam, and what an Apple mixed reality headset could do to treat pain. "In Other News," we talk about health information being shared for advertising purposes and what to make of CVS buying Oak Street Health. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Lisa Phillips and Rajiv Leventhal.

The share of worldwide video entertainment smart home device shipments will decrease between 2022 and 2026 as the number of smart security device and smart lighting device shipments grow.

Of Microsoft’s $198 billion in revenues last year, only about 6% came from advertising. Could a revamped Bing help build out this revenue stream? It’s hard to imagine, but not impossible. Here are five charts that look at Microsoft’s latest ad moves.

FTC sharpens tech oversight amid AI revolution: Big tech’s opaque algorithms pushed the FTC to create an Office of Technology to rein in the industry. Search wars pose a regulatory wildcard.

Big Tech acts like its own worst enemy: Microsoft and Google are releasing products without thorough vetting, and the public is concerned. AI’s emergent properties make the problem worse.

On today’s episode, we discuss ChatGPT, generative AI, and AI’s role in banking. In our “Headlines” segment, we examine if 2023 is really going to be the year of the chatbot in banking. In “Story by Numbers,” we reconcile two sets of data to find out how valuable chatbots really are and forecast how many people will consider using a bank chatbot this year. And in “For Argument’s Sake,” we debate new ideas that you may not have thought of when it comes to AI in banking and generative AI. Tune in to the conversation between our host Rob Rubin, analyst Eleni Digalaki, and Victor Chatenay, strategy and innovation manager at NatWest.

Tensions with China flare faster than the US can build its production base: Ford’s CATL partnership for EV batteries illustrates that US dependence on China’s manufacturing won’t be easily overcome.

Bing’s bot has poor boundaries: Users reported inaccuracies and unhinged rants by Microsoft’s AI-search engine. Rushing product releases instead of properly testing before deployment could hurt AI safety and investment.

Though only available in limited preview, the new AI-powered Bing search engine received a thumbs-up from 71% of testers, Microsoft said in a blog released Thursday. In addition, there has been increased engagement in traditional search results as well as with the new chat feature.

With ChatGPT’s historically viral launch, 2023 is poised to be the year generative AI breaks through into marketing and advertising. These numbers will help you make sense of the billions that are pouring into the space from VC and tech giants alike and reveal the most popular use cases.

Retailers start to test the waters of generative AI: While companies like Carrefour and Fanatics are using it to improve engagement, Amazon has concerns over data privacy.

Tech layoffs hit Twilio, LinkedIn, Ford, and Yahoo: We could be facing a secondary wave of cost-cutting in the tech field. The good news is opportunities are open in other industries.

Neeva’s AI search with sources: AI is heating up the search market and opening the playing field for smaller contenders. Results quality will trump speed to market.

Google has more than just Microsoft to worry about: As consumers give other search interfaces a try, that could ding Google’s search empire.