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🤖 Elon Musk releases new AI chatbot ‘Grok’ in bid to take on ChatGPT
👀 Alleged OpenAI DevDay leak suggests connections to cloud drives, custom chatbot builder
🤷♀️ AI companies have all kinds of arguments against paying for copyrighted content
🔒 New Bluetooth warning for millions of iPhone users
🐭 Scientists claim new pig blood compound reverses biological age of rats
🤖 Elon Musk releases new AI chatbot ‘Grok’ in bid to take on ChatGPTLINK
Elon Musk’s AI startup, xAI, unveiled its first AI model, a chatbot named 'Grok', as part of Musk's strategy to compete with Microsoft-backed OpenAI, Google and Meta.
Grok has real-time access to Musk's social media platform, X, enabling it to offer responses enriched with the latest information, and also distinguishes itself with a unique, humorous personality.
Although Grok has demonstrated promise, including passing a final Hungarian high school math exam, it's currently surpassed by models that have been trained with more data and resources, like OpenAI's GPT-4.
👀 Alleged OpenAI DevDay leak suggests connections to cloud drives, custom chatbot builderLINK
OpenAI is reportedly set to debut a new interface for its chatbot product ChatGPT, and a tool for third parties to build customized chatbots on its GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 Language Models.
The company may also offer "connectors" to integrate third-party cloud drives with ChatGPT, enabling the tool to access and retrieve data from private files.
New subscription plans, including a Team Plan with unlimited GPT-4 access and advanced data analytics, are also anticipated to be introduced by OpenAI.
🤷♀️ AI companies have all kinds of arguments against paying for copyrighted contentLINK
The US Copyright Office is seeking comments on new rules around AI's use of copyrighted materials, and major AI companies argue they should not pay to train their models on copyrighted work.
While there are differing views, many companies assert AI's use of copyrighted content is equivalent to fair use, likening it to reading a book or an intermediate step in model training.
Apple diverges, focusing on copyrighting AI-generated code and arguing that when human developers manage and modify the code output, it should be considered copyrightable.
🔒 New Bluetooth warning for millions of iPhone usersLINK
A threat to millions of iPhone users who have updated to iOS 17 has been discovered, where the $169 Flipper Zero can crash an iPhone by overwhelming it with connection requests.
The only current solution to this issue is to switch off Bluetooth completely on the iPhone, which may not be a practical solution for many due to the reliance on Bluetooth for peripherals such as Apple Watch and Air Pods.
The attack is mainly targeted towards iOS 17, with no reported crashes on previous iOS versions, and can also target Android and Windows devices, although these systems provide an easier method of blocking the attack.
🐭 Scientists claim new pig blood compound reverses biological age of ratsLINK
A pair of scientists have developed an anti-aging therapy named E5, derived from young pig’s blood, that reportedly reversed the biological age in rats by a significant 67.4 percent.
The scientific institution, Yuvan Research, aided by experts in aging and genetics, applied the therapy to different rat tissues and observed improvements in organ functioning and cognitive behavior.
Despite the striking results, the team acknowledges that the exact mechanism by which young blood exhibits anti-aging effects is still largely unknown.
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