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📖 TODAY’S ISSUE

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🧵 Here are some useful AI updates and tools we gathered today:

  • Amazon secretly developing ChatGPT killer

  • Latest in tech and AI + dev resources

  • Cool AI tools + see who raised funds

  • Prompt of the day and more

🗞️ HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY

TL;DR

Amazon is developing an AI chatbot named Metis to compete with OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Metis, powered by Amazon's large language model (LLM) Olympus, will use two trillion parameters, aiming to offer more accurate, human-like responses and enhanced functionalities like text and image-based answers, source links, and updated information retrieval.

Summary

  • Amazon's New Chatbot: Named Metis, aims to rival ChatGPT.

  • Powered by Olympus: An advanced LLM with two trillion parameters.

  • Enhanced Capabilities: Improved human-like responses, reduced errors, text and image-based answers, source links, and real-time information retrieval.

  • Launch Timeline: Expected in late September 2024.

  • Jeff Bezos' Concerns: Highlighted Amazon's lag in AI competitiveness and cloud service usage by AI firms.

What we think

Amazon's entry into the competitive AI chatbot market with Metis reflects the growing significance of advanced AI technologies. With its powerful LLM Olympus, Metis could potentially outperform existing models like ChatGPT. This move signals Amazon's commitment to reclaiming its position as a leader in AI innovation and cloud services.

⚡ LATEST IN TECH AND AI

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Perplexity just announced new upgrades to its ‘Pro Search’ feature, enhancing capabilities for complex queries, multi-step reasoning, integration of Wolfram Alpha for math improvement, and more.

Cloudflare released a free tool to detect and block AI bots circumventing website scraping protections, aiming to address concerns over unauthorized data collection for AI training.

💻 DEV RESOURCES

MInference is a new method that accelerates the processing of long prompts in large language models. It uses sparse computation techniques to overcome the significant delays caused by traditional methods.

Work that can solve 24%+ on SWE-bench with just a language model and no agents.

Manual for resolving torch.compile errors to make your code run faster.

🤖 COOL AI TOOLS

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  2. HoppyCopy

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  3. Thryve

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💸 WHO RAISED?

Discover startups who just raised funds

  1. MagicSchool

    MagicSchool AI raises a $15M Series A — AI tools for teachers.

  2. Illumex

    Illumex raises a $13M Seed — AI infra for structured data.

  3. Dappier

    Dappier raises a $2M Seed — Combating AI data scraping.

💪 POST OF THE DAY

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 PROMPT OF THE DAY

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