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OpenAI’s Q* breakthrough may have precipitated Altman’s firing

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  1. OpenAI’s Q* breakthrough may have precipitated Altman’s firing
  2. Inflection 2 announced, claims to be 2nd best LLM worldwide
  3. GPT-4 beats Claude 2.1 on fact retrieval
  4. X will return to showing headlines on links
  5. Google Meet can now detect if someone raises their hand

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1. OpenAI’s Q* breakthrough may have precipitated Altman’s firing

Q* is seen by some as an improvement of this research published in May by OpenAI:

In other OpenAI news

2. Inflection 2 announced, claims to be 2nd best LLM worldwide, just behind GPT-4

Our view: the top contenders to topple GPT-4 are Google Gemini, Claude 3, Inflection 3, and Grok 2

Prediction markets show 76% odds for Google Gemini, expected in Q1, to beat GPT-4. Of course, GPT-5 could come just a few weeks later:

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4. GPT-4 can retrieve facts successfully up to 64K-token context length; Claude 2.1, only 19K

As we suspected, GPT-4 Turbo outperforms Claude 2.1:

Claude 2.1 started presenting errors in lengths as low as 7K

4. X will return to showing headlines on links

5. Google Meet can now detect if someone raises their hand

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