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Global AI Alliance Aims to Accelerate Responsible and Transparent AI Innovation

The newly formed AI alliance was spearheaded by IBM and Meta and includes more than 50 members in business, academia, government and advocacy. IBM and Meta, along with more than 50 other organizations, have partnered to form the global AI Alliance, which will focus on fostering an open community and . . . Read more

Microsoft Announces New Maia 100 and Cobalt 100 Chips

The Maia and Cobalt custom chips will be available within Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure. Microsoft will make two new chips available next year, the tech giant announced at the Microsoft Ignite conference on Nov. 15. The Microsoft Azure Maia 100 is designed for AI workloads, and the Microsoft Cobalt 100 CPU . . . Read more

Samsung Research Reveals Generative AI Samsung Gauss

The Samsung Gauss large language model can assist with code writing and document analysis. Samsung Research has revealed a generative AI assistant called Samsung Gauss that the research group uses internally but may eventually appear in Samsung’s consumer phones. Samsung Gauss is intended to improve work efficiency by making composing . . . Read more

Mistral AI Releases Generative AI Model Competitor to Meta’s Llama 2

The large language model Mistral 7B is free to download, with no restrictions on use. Image: putilov_denis/Adobe Stock French generative AI startup Mistral AI has released a free-to-use large language model called Mistral 7B, which has 7.3 billion parameters and has proven competitive with Meta’s Llama 2. Mistral 7B can . . . Read more

Meta Connect: Meta Quest 3 Will be Available Oct 10

Meta Quest 3 boasts improved resolution over Meta Quest 2. Plus, Meta displays a wide array of AI chatbots. The Meta Quest 3 mixed reality headset will be released on October 10, the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced during today’s Meta Connect presentation. In addition, Meta showed a group of . . . Read more

What Does Closed-Door Meeting With AI Industry Leaders Mean for Business?

Some of the United States’ top tech executives and generative AI development leaders met with senators last Wednesday in a closed-door, bipartisan meeting about possible federal regulations for generative artificial intelligence. Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Bill Gates were some of the tech leaders in attendance, . . . Read more

Google Cloud Next ‘23: New Generative AI-Powered Services

Image: Sundry Photography/Adobe Stock Google unveiled a wide array of new generative AI-powered services at its Google Cloud Next 2023 conference in San Francisco on August 29. At the pre-briefing, we got an early look at Google’s new Cloud TPU, A4 virtual machines powered by NVIDIA H100 GPUs and more. . . . Read more

OpenAI Debuts ChatGPT Enterprise, touting better privacy for business

Data from ChatGPT Enterprise will not be used to train the popular chatbot. Plus, admins can manage access. Image: gguy/Adobe Stock Today, OpenAI released ChatGPT Enterprise, an enterprise-grade version of its popular generative AI chatbot. ChatGPT Enterprise has enhanced security and privacy meant for business use and unlimited access to . . . Read more

DEF CON Generative AI Hacking Challenge Explored Cutting Edge of Security Vulnerabilities

Data from the human vs. machine challenge could provide a framework for government and enterprise policies around generative AI. Image: AVC Photo Studio/Adobe Stock OpenAI, Google, Meta and more companies put their large language models to the test on the weekend of August 12 at the DEF CON hacker conference . . . Read more

IBM Plans to Make Llama 2 Available within watsonx.ai Platform

IBM makes plans with Meta’s Llama 2. Plus, why open source may or may not be a differentiator in generative AI. Image: MichaelVi/Adobe Stock The race for territory in the generative AI-as-a-service world continues as IBM partners with Meta’s open-source large language model, Llama 2. Watsonx is a generative AI . . . Read more