Databricks Acquires MosaicML
- Databricks has announced its acquisition of MosaicML, a leading generative AI platform, in a deal worth $1.3 billion.
- The partnership aims to make generative AI accessible to all organizations, allowing them to build and secure their AI models using their data.
- The move aligns with Databricks’ goal of democratizing AI and creating the best environment for building generative AI models.
Congress Imposes Generative Restrictions
- The US Congress has imposed strict limitations on generative AI tools like ChatGPT to protect sensitive data and ensure responsible use.
- Congressional employees can only use the paid ChatGPT Plus service for research and evaluation, manually activating privacy features to prevent data leakage.
- The restrictions aim to prevent the misuse and use of AI-generated ads for political purposes.
Women’s Jobs Unequally Affected By AI Threat
- According to new research, nearly 80% of women’s jobs are at risk of automation due to generative AI.
- The disproportionate impact is attributed to the higher number of women in cognitive jobs, which are more easily automated.
- Office administrative support roles are also expected to be significantly affected.
Capital Pours into Generative AI Startups
- Generative AI startups, including Inflection AI, Runway AI, and Stability AI, have received significant funding as the demand for chatbots and image-generating AI grows.
- Inflection AI raised $1.3 billion, bringing its total funding to $1.525 billion, while Runway AI secured $141 million.
- However, Stability AI has reportedly raised $25 million through a convertible note from investors amid funding troubles.
Baidu Claims to have GPT 4 Beaten
- Baidu claims that its chatbot Ernie Bot, powered by an AI-based language model, has surpassed OpenAI’s ChatGPT in tests conducted by China Science Daily.
- Baidu’s Chief Technology Officer, Haifeng Wang, stated that Ernie 3.5 achieved significant enhancements in effectiveness and functionality, with over 50% improvement since its release.
- The latest version also allows for the addition of plug-ins, including “Baidu Search,” to generate real-time information.