OpenAI’s app store for GPTs will launch next week

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OpenAI plans to launch a store for GPTs, custom apps based on its text-generating AI models (e.g. GPT-4), sometime in the coming week. GPTs don’t require coding experience and can be as simple or complex as a developer wishes. For example, a GPT can be trained on a cookbook collection so that it can answer questions about ingredients for a specific recipe. Or a GPT could ingest a company’s proprietary codebases so that developers can check their style or generate code in line with best practices.

https://techcrunch.com/2024/01/04/openais-app-store-for-gpts-will-launch-next-week/

New York Times sues Microsoft and OpenAI for ‘billions’

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The lawsuit claims "millions" of articles published by the New York Times were used without its permission to make ChatGPT smarter, and claims the tool is now competing with the newspaper as a trustworthy information source. It alleges that when asked about current events, ChatGPT will sometimes generate "verbatim excerpts" from New York Times articles, which cannot be accessed without paying for a subscription.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-67826601

Hundreds of OpenAI employees threaten to resign and join Microsoft

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OpenAI employees signing the letter accuse the company’s board of jeopardizing their work and having “undermined our mission and company.” They also reject the idea that OpenAI was pushing ahead too quickly without concern for safety. “Our work on AI safety and governance shapes global norms,” they write.

https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/20/23968988/openai-employees-resignation-letter-microsoft-sam-altman

GPT-4 Offers Human-Level Performance, Hallucinations, and Better Bing Results

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When ChatGPT first appeared in November last year, it was like a light switch being turned on and we all gained access to a new level of artificial intelligence online. We're all still getting used to that, but OpenAI hasn't stood still. ChatGPT uses GPT-3.5, and OpenAI spent the last six months(Opens in a new window) using the lessons it learned from that alongside its adversarial testing program to create GPT-4, which blows GPT-3.5 out of the water.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/gpt-4-offers-human-level-performance-hallucinations-and-better-bing-results

ChatGPT and generative AI are booming, but the costs can be extraordinary

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For a product as popular as ChatGPT — which investment firm UBS estimates to have reached 100 million monthly active users in January — Curran believes that it could have cost OpenAI $40 million to process the millions of prompts people fed into the software that month.

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/03/13/chatgpt-and-generative-ai-are-booming-but-at-a-very-expensive-price.html

Are Google and Bing’s Chat AI Going to Change Search Forever?

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Chat-driven artificial intelligence may be one of the oldest forms of hype around—it’s literally been a point of discussion since the 60s (hi ELIZA)—and now it’s coming for your search engine. That’s been the big hype train of the last few weeks, and it’s one that seems to be flattening every other tech discussion in its wake. It even got Elon Musk out of the news cycle for five minutes.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/jgpypg/bing-chat-google-conversational-ai-search