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This Week in Generative AI – 22th to 30th August

By September 5, 2023September 6th, 2023No Comments

OpenAI Has Launched ChatGPT Enterprise, a Business-Tier AI Chatbot Tool

  • OpenAI has launched ChatGPT Enterprise, a business-tier AI chatbot tool. 
  • The new offering includes access to GPT-4 with improved performance speed and API credits. 
  • Pricing will be determined based on individual company use cases and size. OpenAI plans to introduce another tier called ChatGPT Business in the future.

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US Government Halts Sales of NVIDIA’s AI GPUs to Middle Eastern Nations

  • The US government has reportedly halted the sale of NVIDIA’s AI GPUs to Middle Eastern nations to prevent indirect technology transfer to China. 
  • This decision affects the sales of NVIDIA’s H100 and A100 GPUs to countries like Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which are heavily investing in the AI industry. 
  • The US fears a technology transfer from the Middle East to China, as the Chinese AI industry is projected to surpass the US in the near future. 
  • However, this approach may not be sustainable as companies like Intel, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm urge the US government to ease trade policies with China.

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China Approves First Batch Of AI-Language Models For Public Use

  • China has approved its first batch of AI language models for public use, departing from its previous laissez-faire approach to technology. 
  • The move reflects the country’s commitment to overseeing innovation and regulating generative AI applications. 
  • Successfully validating these filings could lead to the widespread adoption of large language model-powered chatbots in China.

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Google Introduces Generative AI to Search in India, Japan

  • Google has introduced generative AI to its Search tool in India and Japan, allowing users to receive text or visual results based on prompts. 
  • The feature, previously available only in the US, can now be opted into by users in the two countries, with Japanese users able to access it in their local languages. 
  • Google’s AI search is designed for seeking information, while its chatbot Bard can hold human-like conversations. The AI search feature competes with Microsoft’s Bing.

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Meet Aleph Alpha, Europe’s Answer To OpenAI

  • Europe wants to develop generative AI to compete with American tech giants. 
  • Aleph Alpha, founded by Jonas Andrulis, is a German company that sells generative AI as a service to businesses and governments. 
  • With thousands of paying customers, Aleph Alpha is gaining traction in the field and aims to build artificial general intelligence. 
  • The company’s focus on customisation and hosting data in Europe has attracted interest from highly regulated industries and governmental institutions. 
  • Developing European AI is crucial to ensure that European languages are not excluded from AI advancements.

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