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This Week in Generative AI – 1 to 10 July

By July 10, 2023September 6th, 2023No Comments

Over 70% of  Sales Teams Plan to Use More AI

  • According to survey findings, 86% of sales professionals using generative AI to write messages to prospects say it’s effective.
  • According to another survey, 71% of sales professionals say AI/automation tools have impacted how they plan to sell in 2023, with automating manual tasks, offering data-driven insights, and helping write sales content being the most popular use cases for AI in sales. 
  • AI allows salespeople to spend more time selling by automating time-consuming tasks such as data entry and lead nurturing.

U.S.Consider Restricting New AI Chip Export To China

  • The US is considering imposing new restrictions on the export of chip-making equipment to China, focusing on chips powering artificial intelligence (AI) technology. 
  • The move is part of efforts to prevent China from using technology to strengthen its military. 
  • Chip-makers like Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices have already seen a negative impact on their shares.

60%+ Japanese Firms Desire AI Adoption, But Unclear How

  • Over 60% of Japanese companies are either currently using or considering the use of generative AI, according to a survey by Teikoku Databank.
  • However, most of these companies still need detailed plans for implementing AI. Large companies are more likely to use generative AI but face more restrictions.  
  • The next most-popular usage of AI is for image generation, at 14.3%, followed by audio, music, or video generation, at 7.4%.

Pentagon Tests Large Language AI to Assess Their Reliability

  • The Pentagon is reportedly conducting large language AI tests to evaluate the reliability of major military tasks. 
  • The tests involve the use of five generative AI tools, including OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard. 
  • The exercise, which runs for eight weeks, aims to address concerns about bias and misinformation in AI systems.

ChatGPT Creator Teams up to Keep Intelligent AI Bots Under Human Control

  • OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, is concerned about the potential dangers of superintelligent AI systems. 
  • They are forming a team of experts to regulate and oversee these systems to address this. 
  • OpenAI is committed to aligning superintelligence with human values and is dedicating computing resources to this cause. They plan to train their models using human feedback and hire human researchers.