AirOps Lands $7M Seed, Accounting Powerhouse Drops $1B on Generative AI, Open-Source ChatGPT Rival, and AI Regulation is Coming
AI Bytes: Volume CI, Issue #20
III. AirOps Lands $7M in Seed Funding to Bring GPT-4 Powered Tools to the Workplace
AirOps has raised $7 million in seed funding to develop its suite of AI-powered apps, built on OpenAI’s GPT-4 and other large language models. The apps allow businesses to deploy task-specific AI tools at scale within their existing systems and workflows, automating processes, extracting insights from data, and generating personalized content. AirOps leverages multiple AI models, including GPT-3, GPT-4, and Claude, and can be deployed via Chrome extension, web apps, Google Sheets, data warehouses, or API. The funding will be used to build out its product suite, support new hires, and grow its customer base.
II. PricewaterhouseCoopers to Pour $1 Billion Into Generative AI
PricewaterhouseCoopers plans to invest $1 billion in generative artificial intelligence technology in its U.S. operations over the next three years. The investment includes funding to recruit more AI workers, train existing staff in AI capabilities, and targeting AI software makers for potential acquisitions. PwC will work with Microsoft and OpenAI to automate aspects of its tax, audit, and consulting services, while also advising other companies on how best to use generative AI. The company will pay to access OpenAI’s GPT-4 language model to build and run apps in Microsoft’s Azure cloud.
I. Hugging Face launches open-source version of ChatGPT in bid to challenge dominance of closed-source model
Hugging Face has launched an open-source alternative to ChatGPT called HuggingChat. The platform allows users to interact with an open-source chat assistant called Open Assistant and will soon allow users to plug in new chat models. However, there are limitations to HuggingChat’s commercial use due to licensing issues with the model it is based on.
II. Inside ChatGPT’s Revolutionary Potential, Major Google AI Announcements, and Big Problems with AI Training Are Discovered
The Marketing AI Show discusses ChatGPT’s new plugins that allow AI agents to take actions in the real world, Google’s updates including the merger of Brain and DeepMind, and ethical concerns around AI training data. Reddit and Twitter have started charging for API access to prevent AI companies from training models on their data without compensation, and an investigative report found that large language models from Google and Meta may be using data from certain sites improperly.
The Bad AI Show discusses recent developments in AI, including Elon Musk’s ChatGPT rival, Adobe’s AI image generation, and concerns about AI training. The show also touches on the topic of an AI being asked to “destroy humanity” and the potential role of AutoGPT in self-improvement.
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