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💡 xAI launches ChatGPT competitor

Plus: OpenAI fires researchers

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Hey Edge Family, good morning! xAI is becoming a major player in AI.

The Breakdown

🚨 Latest Developments 

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Big Takeaway: Elon Musk's xAI research lab has announced a preview of their new multimodal model, Grok-1.5 Vision (Grok-1.5V), marking significant progress since the lab's founding just 9 months ago.

  • Grok-1.5V is designed to process a large amount of visual information, including documents, diagrams, charts, and photographs.

  • The model was introduced at the same time as the RealWorldQA benchmark, a new standard for testing how well AI models understand the real world. This shows that xAI is committed to making real-world AI apps better.

  • xAI plans to release Grok-1.5V to early testers and existing users soon, indicating ongoing development and expansion of its multimodal models.

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Big Takeaway: According to a report by The Information, OpenAI has reportedly fired two researchers, Leopold Aschenbrenner and Pavel Izmailov, who are believed to be involved in leaking company secrets.

  • Aschenbrenner was associated with OpenAI's "superalignment" projects, while Izmailov focused on AI reasoning within the company's safety team.

  • The specifics of the leaked information have not been disclosed, but the firings indicate ongoing issues with confidentiality at OpenAI.

  • The firings of Aschenbrenner and Izmailov may also have something to do with the power dynamics within the company considering Aschenbrenner's close ties to cofounder Ilya Sutskever, who has been in a shaky position since Altman was temporarily fired.

🔎 Extra Insights

WhatsApp has begun publicly testing its integration of Meta's AI chatbot powered by the Llama 2 model, allowing select users in regions like Pakistan, India, Africa and others to access the ChatGPT rival directly within the messaging app.

Meta is expanding testing of its generative AI capabilities to Instagram, experimenting with integrating its Meta AI chatbot into the app's search bar for both conversational queries and content discovery.

Adobe is reportedly purchasing videos from creators in its network to help train an AI model for a rumored text-to-video generative AI platform, paying $120 for clips of people doing in everyday activities.

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💻 Real Life Use Cases

Chat GPT Prompt: Python interpreter

Use ChatGPT as your guide when programming.

Copy and paste the prompt below:
I want you to act like a Python interpreter.I will give you Python code, and you will execute it. Do not provide any explanations. Do not respond with anything except the output of the code. The first code is: “print(‘hello world!’)”
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