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The New York Times allegedly paid someone to “hack” OpenAI’s models via prompting

Summary OpenAI is accusing the New York Times of “hacking” its products in the ongoing copyright dispute. In a legal filing, OpenAI claims that an individual paid by the Times used “deceptive prompts” to create copies of NYT articles. These prompts would violate OpenAI’s terms of service. The NYT demonstrated that OpenAI’s GPT models could …

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Major news websites block AI crawlers specifically from OpenAI

Summary A recent study by the Reuters Institute shows that a significant number of news websites are blocking AI crawlers from OpenAI and Google. These crawlers collect data from websites to train large language models (LLMs) and extract real-time information from websites. According to a study by the Reuters Institute, 48% of the most-used news …

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After OpenAI, Microsoft takes Mistral – another high-profile AI startup

Summary Microsoft announces a partnership with French AI startup Mistral AI. This will give Microsoft an even better starting position for AI in Europe. The two companies aim to bridge the gap between fundamental AI research and practical solutions. The multi-year partnership gives Mistral AI access to Microsoft Azure’s AI infrastructure. This is intended to …

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Mistral launches new flagship LLM as European GPT-4 competition

Summary French AI startup Mistral unveils its largest language model to date. It is designed, among other things, to capture the diversity of European languages and cultures. As expected, it is not open source. French AI company Mistral has unveiled its new flagship model, Mistral Large, which it is positioning as a competitor to OpenAI’s …

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OpenAI’s Sora is slow enough to grab a snack while it generates your video

Summary OpenAI’s new text-to-video model, Sora, will likely remain in development for some time before a public release. According to Bloomberg, OpenAI has not yet set an exact release schedule. There are two reasons for this: One is that OpenAI does not want to take any safety risks, given the number of elections this year. …

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Generative AI’s environmental costs are “closely guarded corporate secrets,” scientist criticizes

Summary AI has high environmental costs that are largely unknown, says Kate Crawford, a researcher at USC Annenberg and Microsoft Research who focuses on the social implications of artificial intelligence. In addition to energy, generative AI systems require large amounts of fresh water to cool their processors and generate electricity, Crawford says. She cites estimates …

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Stability AI sells AI image platform Clipdrop just one year after buying it

Summary AI enterprise software company Jasper has acquired Stability AI’s Clipdrop AI image platform. Clipdrop enables users to edit images, create new images, and create variations in size, detail, and style. The platform provides a set of AI image editing tools, some of which are based on Stability AI’s open-source AI models. The Clipdrop team …

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Suno’s new music AI model blurs the line between generated and human-created songs

Summary Suno AI has unlocked access to V3 Alpha for its Pro and Premier subscribers and invites users to test and provide feedback on the new version of its music generation model. US start-up Suno specializes in AI audio generation from text. The current music model v2 can already generate some impressively authentic songs. However, …

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Figure AI’s humanoid robots attract funding from Microsoft, Nvidia, OpenAI, and Jeff Bezos

Summary Update from February 24, 2024: According to Bloomberg, Figure AI has raised $675 million in funding. Investors include Jeff Bezos, Nvidia, OpenAI, and Microsoft. Bezos invests $100 million through his company Explore Investments. Microsoft is investing $95 million, while Nvidia and an Amazon-affiliated fund are investing $50 million each. OpenAI contributes $5 million after …

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Google says its AI image generator overcompensated for potential racial bias

Summary Added Google statement. Google has stopped generating images of people until the issue is resolved. Update from February 23, 2024: Google has published a post about what went wrong with Gemini’s image generation. Google says the app, which is based on Imagen 2, is tuned to avoid generating violent, sexually explicit, or real-life images, …

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