This could be the biggest week in AI this year. Not only is OpenAI set to make some huge announcements at today’s DevDay event, Elon Musk also shocked everyone over the weekend by announcing Grok, his ChatGPT rival.
And a new report commissioned by Microsoft finds that businesses are reporting a 250% return on investments in AI. We’ve also got a brief guide to help you get better at prompting at the end.
Elon Musk launches ChatGPT rival called Grok
OpenAI expected to make major announcements today
AI In Business: Businesses find a massive 250% return on AI investments
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Tutorial: ChatGPT Prompting Cheat Sheet
AI Generated Images: Spiderman's last supper
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Elon Musk’s xAI announces Grok — a ChatGPT rival built with X data
Laughter is the best medicine. But could it also be the antidote to ChatGPT? Elon Musk seems to think so, as he and his company xAI announced a ChatGPT rival with a sense of humor over the weekend.
But dry sarcasm and quick wit aren’t the only things that set Grok apart. Here’s what we know so far:
Grok is trained on X (formerly Twitter) data, which is one of the biggest text datasets in the world.
The chatbot will have real-time access to X tweets, which could give users access to real-time data and news, which could then be used in prompts. Musk thinks this will give Grok a massive advantage over other chatbots that are trained on older data.
Grok also has a sense of humor, and unlike other chatbots, will also answer “spicy“ questions.
Other features like image and voice generation are expected to be added in the future.
A limited number of people are currently getting access to Grok through a publicly available waitlist on the xAI website. Once training is finished, all X users will get access to Grok through X’s new Premium Plus subscription.
With the release of Grok, Meta’s numerous AI chatbots, and the expected arrival of Google’s new Gemini model, OpenAI’s lead looks set to face a significant challenge in the coming months.
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OpenAI set to make major announcements at today’s DevDay event
“real christmas eve energy right now.“ Those are the words of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, ahead of the much-anticipated DevDay event the company is holding today.
Social media feeds and the AI community are abuzz with speculations and rumors of what’s going to be announced at the event. While there are no official announcements yet, here is a list of unconfirmed rumors of what could be in store for today:
A new ChatGPT prototype called Gizmo V8 will be announced with a brand new look and a number of new features like custom actions, knowledge files, tools, drafts and more. (source)
A new Teams plan could also be announced.
GPT-4 may also get a significant speed bump and provide cheaper API access.
Another X user claimed to have access to images of the ChatGPT prototype.
The same user also claimed that a new feature called GPT Builder will allow users to build their custom chatbots and AI assistants.
While all of this is very exciting, please remember that these are unconfirmed reports at this point. We’ll have the full and official list of all the major announcements from the event in tomorrow’s email.
AI IN BUSINESS
Report: Businesses find a massive 250% return on AI investments
A recent IDC analysis commissioned by Microsoft provides a compelling narrative: businesses are not only keeping up, but leaping forward with significant returns on their AI investments.
Here are some of the key findings from the report:
AI investments have resulted in a 250% return for businesses.
The survey included 2,100 global business leaders.
AI implementations are finished in 12 months or less in 92% of cases.
32% of firms have reduced expenditure elsewhere to finance AI.
Copywriting, simulations, and automating processes/workflows are the top AI use cases intended for monetization.
62% of businesses employ generative AI, and 24% plan to invest within the next two years.
For 52% of organizations, the major barrier to AI is a lack of competent staff.
ChatGPT Prompting Cheat Sheet
Spiderman's last supper
Prompt used: Spiderman's last supper, Da Vinci, in the style of Picasso
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