OpenAI's 1st conference on Nov. 6, “no GPT-5 or 4.5”
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- OpenAI's 1st conference on Nov. 6, “no GPT-5 or 4.5”
- xAI building AIs for code-generation, chatbots, big tasks
- Apple working on bringing more AI to Shortcuts, Siri
- China imports, exports fall in August
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1. OpenAI's 1st conference on Nov. 6, “no GPT-5 or 4.5”
CEO Sam Altman was quick to dispel rumors of GPT-5, although more image and video capabilities could be added to GPT-4
2. xAI has goal of building AIs for code-generation, chatbots, big tasks like rocket engine building: new Elon book excerpt
Time has published a new excerpt from Walter Isaacson’s Elon Musk biography, out on Sep. 12.
We learned Elon gave xAI the goals to build:
Code generating AI bot.
LLM comparable to GPT, but politically neutral.
“Maximum-truth-seeking AI,” that you could give big tasks like “build a better rocket engine.”
We also got details on Elon’s timeline with AI:
2012: Deepmind CEO Hassabis convinced Elon of the dangers of AI in a conference, and Elon quickly invested $5M in Deepmind.
2014: Elon tried to block Deepmind’s sale to Google.
2015: After the sale, Elon went to Sam Altman to co-found OpenAI.
2018: Elon tried to fold OpenAI into Tesla.
2023: Elon met Altman to challenge him on OpenAI’s for-profit subsidiary. Altman offered Elon shares, which he declined.
“I can’t just sit around and do nothing,” — good summary of Elon’s view on AI and business. - Time
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4. Apple working on bringing more AI to Shortcuts, Siri, as it lags behind OpenAI
Auto GIF creator: One of Siri's new feature would “allow someone to tell the Siri voice assistant on their phone to create a GIF using the last five photos they’ve taken and text it to a friend.”
AI SVP John Giannandrea bearish on LLMs: “Giannandrea has repeatedly expressed skepticism to colleagues about the potential usefulness of chatbots powered by AI language models.” - The Information
Apple's internal LLM has 200B+ parameters and only beats GPT-3.5, not GPT-4
5. China imports, exports fall in August, in line with broader contraction
Trade balance: $68.4B in August, vs. $73.9B expected, from $80.6B in July.
Exports: -8.8% YoY, vs. -9.2%, from -14.5%.
Imports: -7.3%, vs. -9.0%, from -12.4%. - Reuters
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