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🤖 Meta debuts its ChatGPT competitor, Meta AI
🌐 OpenAI gives ChatGPT access to the entire internet
🎥 Hollywood reaches historic agreement on AI writing
🚗 Mark Zuckerberg says ‘polarizing’ Elon Musk will keep X from reaching ‘full potential’
🌍 eBay under scrutiny for environmental violations
🤖 Meta debuts its ChatGPT competitor, Meta AILINK
Meta is introducing a new virtual assistant, Meta AI, which uses a large language model and image generator to answer questions and create images from text.
The assistant will be available through Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, assisting with tasks such as making travel plans, among other things.
Meta's AI launches also include chatbots based on celebrities and two AI tools for image editing, all of which are aimed at rivaling OpenAI's latest offerings.
🌐 OpenAI gives ChatGPT access to the entire internetLINK
OpenAI has reinstated a web-search feature in its AI tool ChatGPT, in partnership with Bing, after it was removed due to misuse.
ChatGPT can use the web to provide up-to-date information from online sources, but this feature is currently only available to paying customers.
Some users have reported problems activating this feature, and it is only accessible via the web interface, not the mobile apps.
🎥 Hollywood reaches historic agreement on AI writingLINK
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have agreed that AI cannot be used to write or rewrite any scripts or treatments.
This contract ensures that studios will disclose if any material given to writers is AI-generated and protects writers from having their scripts used to train AI without their consent.
This agreement, believed to be the first of its kind, might set a precedent for other industries, not just in Hollywood but across the US and the world.
🚗 Mark Zuckerberg says ‘polarizing’ Elon Musk will keep X from reaching ‘full potential’LINK
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has criticized Elon Musk's management of Twitter, now known as X, implying it might not reach its full potential under his lead.
In July, Meta launched its own text-based social platform, Threads, to compete with Musk's X, aiming to be less "negative and critical".
Zuckerberg and Musk have previously exchanged words online, with talks of a potential cage match, though Zuckerberg suggests that's not likely to happen.
🌍 eBay under scrutiny for environmental violationsLINK
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has accused eBay of illegally selling and distributing hundreds of thousands of harmful products that violate environmental and public health standards.
eBay allegedly violated the Clean Air Act as well as other regulations by distributing restricted pesticides, emissions control defeat devices, and paint thinners containing methylene chloride.
eBay has indicated its intent to strongly defend against the lawsuit while specifics on how eBay moderates these types of listings are not yet available.
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CEO Linda Yaccarino predicts Elon Musk-owned X (formerly Twitter) will become profitable by early 2024, with increasing user engagement and returning advertisers.LINK
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