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Here’s what’s going on in the world of AI today:
OpenAI might leave Europe if regulations are too harsh.
TikTok is experimenting with a chatbot in its app.
ChatGPT’s iOS app is topping App Store charts.
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OpenAI Might Leave Europe Amid Regulations 🇪🇺
OpenAI be like: we want regulation. Wait, not that kind of regulation!
Sam Altman said that OpenAI might halt operations in Europe if certain regulations in the EU AI Act pass. (Google CEO Sundar Pichai has also been talking with lawmakers in Brussels this week).
OpenAI is worried about its moat: the latest EU plan would require “high-risk” foundational models like GPT to undergo extensive safety reviews of their datasets.
This would mean, among other things: releasing all of the copyrighted material used to train their AI.
This info could give artists/publishers power to hold OpenAI accountable for using their material.
And OpenAI would rather AI(exit) than share those trade secrets. This aligns with the company’s previous decision to disclose nothing about GPT-4’s makeup when it was released.
Why it matters: We’ve already covered that AI innovation in Europe could take a hit if the AI Act restricts open-source/APIs.
Now, we wonder if European genAI players like AI21 and Aleph Alpha could have a moment if OpenAI and other American firms actually get pushed out of the EU!
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TikTok Is Experimenting With A Chatbot 💬
TikTok is experimenting with a chatbot called “Tako” to help users discover content on its app. Here’s what we know:
It’s a standard Q&A chatbot that gives users content recommendations based on inputs.
It’s a third-party chatbot. We’re not sure what that means. GPT-powered? Bernie-powered?
Either way, Tako’s icon sits at the top of the right sidebar in the demo, so it’s probably a big deal.
TikTok disclosed testing Tako on users in the Philippines but has no “current plans” beyond these tests.
Why it matters: We’ve seen chatbots invade top consumer apps like Discord, Snap, and Duolingo. We haven’t yet seen how it’ll integrate into social media discovery, but it’s certainly intriguing.
Imagine prompting a chatbot to find the best videos of cats playing with string versus scrolling endlessly until you stumble upon what you want!
Around the Horn 🦄
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ChatGPT’s iOS app has passed half a million downloads in the first week (& is now available in 11 more countries).
a16z released its “AI Canon,” a mega AI resource with foundational learning, tech deep dives, and market analyses.
Google has begun releasing access to its new AI search experience for some beta users.
VC money is flowing into AI startups that save companies time doing legal paperwork.
Microsoft released a 5-step framework for governing AI.
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Friday Find 🔏
We picked up on this story yesterday but had to tell the full story.
Swiss researchers developed an electronic device powered by AI algorithms that can decode brain signals and control body movements.
The result: it’s helping a paraplegic walk again. Just by thinking about moving his legs!
We’re not crying, you are.
The research breakthrough also has the potential to help doctors treat other neurological diseases like strokes. Amazing!
A Cat's Commentary 😻
That's all we have for today. Have a great weekend! See you cool cats on Twitter if you're there: @nonmayorpete & @noahedelman02.
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