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Hey Edge Family, good morning! Google is looking to cement themselves as the top contender in AI but Anthropic isn’t far behind.
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🚨 Latest Developments
Big Takeaway: Anthropic is secretly developing an image recognition capability for its Claude chatbot based on unpublished code discovered on the company's website.
The new feature would allow Claude to visually analyze photos and images to identify objects, detect differences between images, describe artwork, and more.
This would bring Claude into closer parity with rival chatbots like ChatGPT and Google's Bard that already have image analysis abilities their users can leverage.
Anthropic has not publicly commented on the unreleased image recognition code, and a spokesperson declined to provide any details when asked.
Big Takeaway: Google introduced new features for managing classrooms, making content accessible, and using AI to power teaching aids at the Bett edtech event.
Google will soon use AI to suggest questions at different timestamps for YouTube video assignments in Google Classroom.
Google announced that the Practice Sets tool, which uses AI to provide answers and general hints, is now available in more than 50 languages.
Google Forms can now be turned into practice sets with the added Resources tab to manage sets and interactive video questions.
Generative AI tool Duet AI can assist educators in formulating lesson plans, providing AI-powered aid.
eBay to layoff 1,000 employees
eBay is laying off around 1,000 employees, or 9% of staff, plus contractors, despite solid financials last quarter. It cites a need for more nimble operations and slower hiring than business growth. AKA reducing payroll for AI. (Full article here)
Microsoft hits $3 trillion market cap
Microsoft's stock hit an all-time high of over $404 per share on Wednesday, elevating its valuation above $3 trillion for the first time. It joins Apple as the only company ever to exceed the milestone. (Full article here)
Apple advancing plans to bring generative AI to iPhones
Apple is quietly building its AI capabilities through acquisitions, hiring, and hardware updates to bring more on-device AI to iPhones. Research shows Apple leads big tech in acquiring AI startups, recently buying video compression firm WaveOne. (Full article here)
💻 Real Life Use Cases
Chat GPT Prompt: Weekly planner template
Use this ChatGPT prompt to create a weekly planner template for your workflow.
Copy and paste the prompt below:
Design a weekly planner template tailored to the unique schedule of a (Insert profession, e.g., 'real estate agent'), incorporating sections. The planner should have customizable fields for (Insert specific activities or tasks).
Here’s a link to the results:
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