Airbnb acquires AI startup for help building ‘ultimate travel agent’
- Airbnb has acquired AI startup Gameplanner.ai to develop AI-powered “travel concierges”.
- The move follows Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky’s vision of AI transforming Airbnb into the “ultimate travel agent”.
- Gameplanner.ai’s founder, Adam Cheyer, co-founded Siri and Viv Labs, and his team will help Airbnb create AI agents to enhance user experience and provide personalised services.
YouTube to require creators to disclose use of generative AI
- YouTube is introducing policies requiring creators to disclose when they use generative AI to create content.
- The changes, effective next year, will also allow people to request removal of content that simulates identifiable individuals.
- YouTube’s own AI tools will also be disclosed to viewers. Non-compliance could lead to content removal or penalties.
JPMorgan cooperates with US regulators on creating AI projects
- JPMorgan Chase is collaborating with US regulators on its first AI projects, aiming to ensure appropriate controls are in place.
- The bank is testing AI applications for generating earnings summaries and customer help desks.
- CEO Jamie Dimon believes AI could be integrated into all bank processes and predicts it could revolutionise work and healthcare.
Microsoft rebrands Bing Chat as Microsoft Copilot in a direct challenge to ChatGPT
- Microsoft has rebranded its Bing Chat chatbot as Microsoft Copilot, positioning it as a competitor to ChatGPT.
- Powered by the Prometheus model, a next-generation OpenAI large language model, Copilot offers enhanced search capabilities, creative text generation, and informative responses to questions.
- The preview version is currently available on Bing.com.
OpenAI pauses ChatGPT Plus sign-ups as it ‘hits capacity’
- OpenAI has temporarily halted sign-ups for its ChatGPT Plus service due to high demand following its first development conference, OpenAI DevDay.
- The service experienced a significant outage shortly after the event, initially attributed to its popularity and later to a suspected DDoS attack.
- The ChatGPT Plus subscription offers faster response times and priority access to new features for $20 per month.