Artificial Intelligence

Google’s ChatGPT conundrum: Generative AI is becoming a headache for the tech giant that wants to take the ethical high road while also staying competitive in a fast-moving market.

Commercial generative AI poses risk for companies: Kenyan workers paid under $2 per hour to help build ChatGPT are among many human contributors behind generative AI who aren’t given sufficient compensation.

US venture capital funding of generative AI was up 27% year over year in 2022, hitting $1.4 billion, according to PitchBook. That money, however, was spread among fewer deals—78 last year compared with 85 in 2021. Nonetheless, it represents a massive increase from 2020, when funding totaled $200 million.

Microsoft is the latest to resort to layoffs: The company is reducing its headcount by 5% as it pivots to plug AI into its key products, subscriptions, and cloud services. But AI still has a lot of hurdles to jump.

AI generators face a series of mishaps, scandals: Advertisers already use AI for data processes, but creative use is up in the air as legal questions mount.

AI is “for sure the hottest topic in the SEO space,” said Lily Ray, senior director of SEO and head of organic research at Amsive Digital. “But people are still being a little bit careful because we don't know exactly how Google is going to treat this type of content.” Here’s what marketers need to know.

Chatbots are AGI stepping stones: DeepMind might release a ChatGPT competitor called Sparrow sometime in 2023. Chatbots are part of a much bolder vision to alter society with artificial general intelligence.

Startups put OpenAI’s Microsoft advantage to the test: OpenAI is becoming one of the US' most valuable startups over its sensational generative AI. Leadership in the space requires skillful monetization.

AI is already here—creating marketing copy, generating images, even writing an ad for Ryan Reynolds’ company. Here are five charts to help you mull over the advantages of AI. A word of caution: We expect progress to be slow if resources and budgets continue to be tight.

Google’s new shelf-checking inventory aims to fill a clear need: However, it will likely be a few years before it is ready for prime time. (This article was written with the assistance of GPT-3.)

ChatGPT ready to give Microsoft its ROI before it even invests: OpenAI shifts its monetization plan into high gear. But how much will people pay for a flawed service?

Microsoft hitches its AI wagon to OpenAI’s ChatGPT: Investing $10 billion will give Microsoft 75% of OpenAI’s profits and priority access to innovation it can fold into web search and software solutions.

‘Feels like the early launch of the internet’: Venture capitalists can’t contain their excitement about generative AI, which bodes well for startups in 2023. Meanwhile, the downturn protects against overvaluation.

AI solutions are gaining mainstream momentum: The flurry of artificial intelligence adoption is pushing innovation forward, but we’re already seeing some negative applications of the latest AI tech.

Microsoft Word, PowerPoint to get juiced by generative AI: The tech giant is hatching more commercial uses for ChatGPT, putting itself at odds with a growing backlash against the controversial tech.

Search giants look to get ahead of the AI trend: Microsoft is teaming up with ChatGPT, a new technology that has Google on red alert.

Microsoft’s cavalier generative AI could be Bing’s big chance: Wielding the technology reflects Microsoft’s risk appetite as it eyes a rare shot at search dominance.

ChatGPT shows the power of AI to disrupt marketing: Its capabilities can be used for good and bad effects

AI, the creator … and destroyer? Potentially one of the most disruptive technologies in history, generative AI has caught the legal system flatfooted. Alongside litigation, expect commercialization to start maturing in 2023.