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AI Debrief: January 12 2024


This week in the world of artificial intelligence, there are several noteworthy developments:

  1. AI Dominates CES 2024: The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 has seen a significant presence of AI technologies, largely influenced by the advancements and popularity of models like ChatGPT. This indicates a growing trend in the consumer technology sector where AI is becoming increasingly central. More details on this can be found in a CNET article here.

  2. OpenAI’s GPT Store Launch: OpenAI has launched The GPT Store, a new platform that offers various GPT-based applications. This store marks a significant step in making advanced AI tools more accessible to the public and businesses, potentially transforming how people interact with AI technologies in their daily lives. More details on this can be found on OpenAI's official blog post here.

  3. OpenAI's Response to New York Times Copyright Infringement Lawsuit: OpenAI responded to a lawsuit by The New York Times, which accused the company of illegally using its articles to train the GPT language model. OpenAI argues that their use of online data constitutes fair use, a point currently under judicial consideration​​.

  4. AI and Cyber Crime Risks: Top U.S. officials, including the FBI and federal prosecutors, have expressed concerns about AI facilitating cyber crimes. The ease of generating believable messages and deepfake images and videos could significantly lower the barriers for carrying out such crimes, potentially impacting banking systems and anti-money laundering efforts​​.

  5. AI Innovations and Research: Several AI projects and research initiatives are gaining attention. These include Fairy, a video editing application, LMDrive, an autonomous driving framework, TinyGPT-V, an advancement in Multimodal Large Language Models, OpenVoice, a voice clone project, and various research papers addressing challenges and advancements in AI, such as fairness in serving large language models and mitigating hallucinations in AI outputs​​.

These stories reflect the diverse and rapidly evolving nature of AI, from ethical and legal considerations to innovative applications and research breakthroughs.