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Hey Edge Family, good morning! The New York Times announced yesterday that they are building their own AI team. What a time to be alive.
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Source: The New York Times
Big Takeaway: The New York Times is creating a team to explore generative AI applications in its newsroom.
Despite integrating AI, the Times emphasizes that its journalism will continue to be reported, written, and edited by human journalists… We’ll see how long that lasts.
NYT announced plans to hire a diverse team, including machine learning and software engineers, a designer, and editors, for their AI team.
Despite their previous dislike for OpenAI, other news organizations, including Axel Springer and the Associated Press, are also exploring AI in journalism.
Big Takeaway: ChatGPT is still the number one chatbot, with over 1.5 billion visits last month. (View charts)
OpenAI’s CustomGPTs account for 2.7% (40 million) of traffic and hit over 12 million weekly visits after launch.
ChatGPT's mobile app has seen growth in monthly active users reaching over 15 million users in December 2023.
Bing chatbot is still millions of users behind ChatGPT, but fun fact: Bing Chat runs off of GPT-4, which is the LLM that ChatGPT Plus runs on.
AI companies now need to report safety test directly to the U.S
The Biden administration will begin requiring AI developers to disclose safety testing results to the government as part of a sweeping effort to regulate the rapidly evolving technology. (Full article here)
Germany to approve EU's AI act
After settling disagreements over regulations within the coalition government, Germany has agreed to pass the EU's historic AI Act. (Full article here)
PayPal fails to “shock the world” like their CEO said they would
PayPal’s CEO, Alex Chriss, said the company’s “Innovation Day” event would “shock the world.” However, after they announced their new AI features, the stock took a 3.6% drop, and yesterday PayPal fired 9% of its staff. (Full article here)
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Use the Pareto Principle to learn a new skill or task.
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I want to learn (Insert skill or task) Can you use the Pareto principle, which identifies the 20% of the topic that will yield 80% of the desired results, to create a focused learning plan for me?
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