It's one of the first companies to get China's approval to release a generative AI chatbot. AI 

Baidu Makes ERNIE Generative AI Available to All

Baidu has recently launched ERNIE Bot, its advanced AI language model and generative AI product, making it accessible to the public through different app stores and its official website. In addition to ERNIE, Baidu intends to introduce a series of AI applications that aim to provide users with a comprehensive experience of generative AI’s four fundamental capabilities: comprehension, generation, reasoning, and memory. Opening the ERNIE Bot (which focuses on the Chinese market) to the public will allow Baidu to get much more human feedback, according to CEO Robin Li. The…

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The not-yet-reliable automation is designed to cut down on labor costs. AI 

Checkers and Rally’s Utilizing AI Chatbots for Spanish-Language Food Orders

Checkers and Rally’s restaurants have introduced an AI-powered Spanish ordering system, making it the first of its kind, as announced by Checkers restaurants. The system, developed by Hi Auto, has already been implemented in 350 restaurants after successfully completing a two-month beta testing phase at five locations. This service aims to create a more inclusive environment by catering to Spanish speakers, although its acceptance by customers and employees is yet to be determined. The system takes orders through a virtual assistant and recognizes the customer’s spoken language, automatically switching between…

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It shouldn't even be able to do that. AI 

Snapchat’s My AI Chatbot Experiences Glitch, Posts Stories

Since its launch in February, my AI, the digital assistant within the Snapchat Plus app, has been experiencing frequent breakdowns and technical glitches. Tuesday was no exception, as the chatbot unexpectedly posted Stories lasting only a second on users’ feeds and subsequently became unresponsive for extended periods. It is worth noting that My AI lacks the capability to post to Stories, leading to speculation on Twitter about the potential arrival of the Singularity. Did Snapchat Ai just add a picture of my wall/ceiling to their Snapchat story? Snapchat AI –…

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It could launch in September, so much sooner than four score and seven years. AI 

Meta to Launch AI Chatbot Based on Abraham Lincoln as Part of Public Initiative

According to a report from Financial Times, Meta is getting ready to introduce chatbots with distinct personalities that are powered by AI. Interestingly, the first chatbot to be launched is expected to be Abraham Lincoln, allowing users to engage with the iconic figure and seek his opinions on various topics like Barbenheimer. Additionally, Meta is said to be developing a surfer personality specifically designed to assist users in making travel arrangements. This is an attempt to increase engagement on Meta’s social media platforms, as human-like conversations tend to be more…

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It only accepts 2,000 word prompts on those browsers though, compared to 4,000 on Edge. News 

OpenAI Technology Enables Bing Chat on Chrome and Safari Browsers

According to The Verge, Microsoft’s Bing Chat is no longer limited to the Edge browser and is now being introduced to Chrome and Safari. The company is currently testing the feature on these browsers with a select group of users, and once the testing phase is finished, they plan to make it available to a wider audience. It seems to be more than a small test as several users (including me on Chrome but not Safari) have gained access. However, there are some limitations. You must be signed in to…

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It understands 40 languages and can speak its responses. AI 

Google’s AI chatbot has Acquired the Ability to Speak in the Style of William Shakespeare

Google’s chatbot AI, Bard, received several new features and functions in its latest update on Thursday. These include an increase in linguistic knowledge, improved response controls with more subtlety, and the capability to respond using spoken word as well as text. As a result, Bard can now engage in conversations in almost 48 different languages. Users can now chat with the AI in languages including Arabic, Chinese, German, Hindi and Spanish, and access the platform from more locations on the planet, including Brazil and “all around Europe,” Jack Krawczyk, Bard’s…

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A 'Death Note' of your very own, except without all the cool supernatural assassin bits. News 

Google NotebookLM Enhances Chatbot Interaction

During the Google I/O event held in May, the company announced its strong commitment to artificial intelligence (AI) by introducing various advancements like PaLM 2, Bard, and several intelligent enhancement features for its wide range of products. Among these announcements, Google briefly mentioned Project Tailwind, an experimental product designed specifically for students as an “AI-first notebook” to assist them in staying organized. Recently, on Wednesday, Project Tailwind progressed from its development phase and transformed into NotebookLM (NLM). NLM is essentially note-taking software with a large language model stuck on the…

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The system can now digest hundreds of pages of user-input documents at a time. AI 

Anthropic unveils Claude 2, a more advanced and less naive AI chatbot

Anthropic has released an upgraded version of its open-source ChatGPT competitor, Claude, a mere five months after its initial launch. This improved version boasts extended responses, enhanced justifications, reduced instances of hallucinations, and overall superior performance. Additionally, Claude now achieves a remarkable score in the 90th percentile among graduate school applicants on the GRE reading and writing tests. An updated version, Claude 2, is available today for users in the US and UK. It can now handle up to 100,000 characters—that’s about 75,000 words or a few hundred pages of…

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Med-PaLM 2 can respond to medical questions, summarize documents and more. News 

Mayo Clinic Trials Google’s AI-Powered Medical Chatbot

According to The Wall Street Journal, Google is currently conducting trials of its Med-PaLM 2 AI chat technology at the Mayo Clinic and various other hospitals. This technology is built upon Google’s PaLM 2 large language model (LLM), which serves as the foundation for Bard, Google’s competitor to ChatGPT. Bard was recently unveiled at Google I/O a few months ago. Unlike the base model, Med-PaLM-2 is trained on questions and answers from medical licensing exams and presentations from a curated series of medical experts. It provides the expertise to answer…

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The company could be in trouble if content owners had started filing lawsuits. AI 

OpenAI Disables Feature on ChatGPT App

OpenAI has taken action in response to the misuse of a feature in ChatGPT, the AI chatbot they developed. Users were reportedly using this feature to bypass paywalls and access full content. OpenAI has recognized the legal implications of this issue and promptly addressed it to prevent any potential serious consequences. “We’ve learned that ChatGPT Browse beta can sometimes display content in ways we don’t want it to. For example, if a user specifically requests the full text of a URL, it may accidentally fulfill that request,” OpenAI said in…

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All you need to know about the new Instagram chatbot launched by Travelxp and Haptik. (Travelxp ) News 

Haptik and Travelxp Unveil Instagram Chatbot for Tourists

While vacations offer a great deal of relief, they also bring about numerous stresses and pressures, such as the need to organize accommodations and hotels. In order to alleviate this issue, numerous companies are striving to offer travelers a more pleasant and tailored experience. Travelxp, the world’s leading source of travel and lifestyle content, has partnered with Haptik, a conversational commerce platform, to introduce an innovative solution to travelers concerned about their travels. Instagram plays an important role in people’s choice of travel destinations and trip durations. The visual nature…

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The space agency wants AI tech to help with its missions and soon it will be deployed to support the astronauts. Space 

NASA Develops AI Chatbot to Assist with Space Missions

NASA is venturing into the realm of artificial intelligence (AI) beyond Earth’s atmosphere, as it develops its own iteration of ChatGPT. This language model is intended to aid space missions and assist astronauts with various tasks, according to The Guardian. NASA’s version of ChatGPT is expected to facilitate experimentation for missions and potentially even oversee other maneuvers. NASA scientists believe that artificial intelligence can guide spacecraft to perform complex tasks such as surveying astronauts, or even help them make larger discoveries about the solar system and perhaps even other galaxies.…

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Deployment of an early version is planned for the Lunar Gateway space station. Space 

NASA Developing AI Chatbot to Assist Astronauts

NASA is working on a natural-language ChatGPT-like interface that will enable astronauts to carry out maneuvers, experiments, and other tasks, according to The Guardian. Despite the skepticism ingrained in us by movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey, which portrayed AI in space as untrustworthy (“I’m afraid I can’t do that, Dave”), AI has significant benefits for both manned and unmanned missions. “The idea is to get to the point where we have a conversational interaction with the space vehicles and they [have] also talked to us about alerts, interesting discoveries…

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It also writes follow-up emails, blog posts and more. AI 

Otter’s AI Chatbot Helps You Stay Focused During Meetings has recently introduced Otter Chat, an AI chatbot that is tailored for work meetings. This chatbot serves as a collaborative AI intelligence that assists all meeting participants by transcribing meeting data and condensing it into a comprehensible conversation. With this feature, it can provide precise answers to inquiries about the meeting that just occurred, even if you were preoccupied with other important tasks. The cheekily named OtterPilot chatbot does more than just summarize meetings. It works with all attendees to create content based on meeting information, such as blog…

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The AI startup has developed multiple AI models in short time and it could have taken help from one of its competitors to train its AI models. AI 

Report: OpenAI Utilizing YouTube to Train ChatGPT and Other AI Models

The buzz around ChatGPT is well-deserved, however, recent findings indicate that OpenAI may have utilized YouTube to enhance its AI models, including ChatGPT, for improved response capabilities. According to The Information’s sources, OpenAI has covertly employed YouTube for training certain AI models. YouTube has been hosting video, audio, and various text formats for years, and OpenAI seems to have put its ability to good use. AI models need tons of data to train, and OpenAI has done that with a video streaming platform. YouTube clearly does not allow its data…

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The logo of OpenAI is displayed near a response by its AI chatbot ChatGPT on its website, in this illustration picture taken February 9, 2023. (REUTERS) AI 

India Embraces Chatbot that Refuses Bribes for Guidance

ChatGPT has gained popularity among investment banks and drug design firms due to its advanced technology. However, it is now expanding its reach to a vast workforce in India, which includes domestic workers, waste recyclers, and farmers who may not be proficient in technology or English. In the crowded neighborhoods of Bangalore, ragpickers, cooks and cleaners are taking part in an artificial intelligence experiment to help some of the country’s poorest people get money from government anti-poverty programs without getting scratched by bureaucracy and corruption. It’s an opportunity for people…

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Both companies have partnered to work on AI models and use them for products like Bing, Microsoft Edge and more. AI 

Creator of ChatGPT Issues Caution to Microsoft Regarding Utilization of AI Chatbot

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, OpenAI has advised Microsoft to proceed with caution when integrating the ChatGPT AI chatbot into Bing. The creators of the popular chatbot have warned that the technology needs to be slowly integrated to prevent inaccurate responses. OpenAI has cautioned Microsoft about the potential drawbacks of using the ChatGPT 4.0 version for Bing before it has fully matured into a reliable outlet. OpenAI has partnered with Microsoft, which has invested $10 billion in the startup, allowing early access to new features and…

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You might be able to select a preferred personality for the AI agent. AI 

Instagram to Introduce AI Chatbot in Coming Months

Artificial intelligence chatbots are becoming increasingly common, and it appears that Instagram may soon be introducing one as well. Alessandro Paluzzi, a reverse engineer, has revealed that the platform is developing an AI agent that can provide advice and answer questions. The chatbot is expected to offer up to 30 different personalities to choose from, according to screenshots shared by Paluzzi and reported by ZDNet. A chatbot can offer help to those who find writing messages difficult. It also looks like you can bring a chatbot into a conversation you’re…

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If you love generative AI, you need to know about (Unsplash) AI Offers Conversations with Chatbot Versions of Famous People from Elon Musk to Einstein

Have you ever found chatbots like ChatGPT or Google Bard to be dull and uninteresting? A new AI platform called offers a refreshing change by allowing you to interact with chatbots that are entertaining and engaging. This platform enables you to converse with famous figures such as Elon Musk, Albert Einstein, and even fictional characters like Batman. Additionally, it provides chatbots that can assist you with specific tasks, such as a creative helper bot or a story maker bot. Let’s delve deeper into this exciting new technology. is…

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The new ChatGPT app will be free to use, free from ads, and will allow for voice input but will initially be limited to US users at launch News 

OpenAI launches ChatGPT iOS app that brings AI Chatbot to mobile devices

OpenAI has announced the release of its official iOS app, bringing its popular AI chatbot, ChatGPT, to mobile devices. “Since launching ChatGPT, we’ve heard from users that they love using ChatGPT on the go. Today, we’re releasing the ChatGPT app for iOS,” the company announced in a statement. This change comes after the App Store was saturated with unofficial and questionable services. Introducing the ChatGPT app for iOS! We’re live in the US and will expand to additional countries in the coming weeks. Android is next!— OpenAI (@OpenAI) May…

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