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💡 Microsoft's AI For The Classroom

Plus: AI phising attacks

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Here’s The Breakdown:

  • 💎 𝟛 Tools to Give You The Edge

  • 🚨 𝟚 AI Updates: AI for teachers & AI phising attacks

  • 💻 𝟙 Practical Use of AI: NASA prompt

Let’s jump in!

💎 𝟛 Tools to Give You The Edge

Merlin: 1 click access to GPT-3.5 and 4 on any website

Eightify: Youtube summarizes with ChatGPT

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🚨 Breaking AI News 🚨

Source: Microsoft

Big Takeaway: Microsoft Research is using AI to help teachers quickly develop personalized learning plans, assignments, and activities to save time.

  • The Shiksha copilot project aims to improve learning outcomes by curating the best online resources into comprehensive, age-appropriate lesson plans. (View demo video here)

  • It was piloted at schools in India after identifying teachers' needs through interviews and workshops.

  • Teachers report finding better ideas and activities and feeling more prepared and less stressed.

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Source: Reuters

Big Takeaway: Generative AI like ChatGPT has led to a surge in phishing scams, with a 1,265% increase since ChatGPT's launch, according to a report.

  • Cybercriminals are using known AI tools like WormGPT and FraudGPT spreading on the darkweb to generate phishing emails and sites.

  • Hackers are finding ways to jailbreak ChatGPT itself to create better-targeted phishing messages.

  • The report found a 967% increase in credential phishing in late 2022, with most being text-based business email scams.

  • Now more than ever it’s important to stay safe on the web! Stay safe family🫡

🔎Extra Insights🔍

🎨 AI image generators win lawsuit

A U.S. judge largely dismissed an artist copyright lawsuit against AI art generators Stability AI, Midjourney, and DeviantArt. The judge ruled the complaint defective, as two artists didn't copyright works and similarities to originals weren't shown. (Full article here)

 Meta announces ad free plans for Facebook and Instagram

Meta will launch paid subscription plans without ads for Facebook and Instagram in Europe to comply with EU regulations on personalizing ads. Meta was fined 390 million euros earlier this year for not abiding by the ad regulations. (Full article here)

🪙 Nonprofit backed by crypto billionaire owns $500 million in AI chips 

Blockchain billionaire Jed McCaleb launched a nonprofit that bought 24,000 Nvidia AI chips worth $500 million. AI Startups Imbue and Character AI are already using the chips for model experimentation. (Full article here)

💻 Real Life Use Cases

Chat GPT Prompt: NASA’s Prompt

Switching it up a little today.

NASA open-sourced their behemoth of a megaprompt. It’s what they use to prompt their LLMs. It is too long to list here so if you are interested, check out (Rob Lennon’s Tweet here!)

💼 Who’s hiring in AI

* 1 new job listing

  • *Rewind provides a personalized AI that remembers what you’ve seen. 8 job listings

  • Character AI is an AI research company focused on custom character chatbots. 17 job listings

  • Hugging Face largest open-sourced AI community. 12 job listings

  • Anthropic is an AI safety and research company. 45 job listings

  • Perplexity is an AI research company that focuses on search engines. 4 job listings

  • Replit is a company that provides online IDE software for developers. 20 job listings

  • C3 AI provides enterprise AI applications that meet business-critical needs. 100+ job listings

  • Runway is an applied AI research company focusing on art. 13 job listings

🔮 AI Inspiration

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