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Amazon says its all-new Alexa is smarter, but it it funnier?. Amazon's Alexa is about to come out of its shell, and what emerges could be very interesting. At its fall hardware event Wednesday, the company revealed an all-new Alexa voice assistant powered by its new Alexa large language model. By Jennifer Pattison Tuohy via The Verge
Amazon Is Set To Supercharge Alexa With Generative AI - Emily Turrettini (@textually)
Tech Giants See Chatbots Everywhere, Including in Your Inbox. Months after OpenAI's ChatGPT seized the world's imagination and spurred a global debate about how to regulate artificial intelligence, use of the chatbot has dropped sharply. (Though that may just be tied to students having been on summer vacation.) By Andrew Ross Sorkin via The New York Times
"Tech Giants See Chatbots Everywhere, Including in Your Inbox" by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Ravi Mattu, Bernhard Warner, Sarah Kessler, Michael J. de la Merced, Lauren Hirsch and Ephrat Livni via NYT - Joey Confrey (@RealJoeyConfrey)
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First Google Search Result for Tiananmen Square 'Tank Man' Is AI Generated Selfie. “On Google Search, we build our systems to show helpful and high quality information, while giving users the tools that they need to make sense of what they find online,” a Google spokesperson told 404 Media. “Given the scale of the open web, however, it’s possible that our systems might not always select the best images regardless of how those images are produced, AI-generated or not. By Emanuel Maiberg via 404 Media
New: this is crazy. The top Google image search result for "tank man" right now is an AI-generated "selfie" of the man. Shows that as AI content becomes more and more widespread, the platforms we use to surface content don’t have a good way to identify it - Joseph Cox (@josephfcox)
7 global investors discuss African tech post-Kauffman Fellows' first summit on the continent. In 2020, Kauffman Fellows (KF), a prominent venture education program renowned for its extensive and well-established network of VCs, made a concerted effort to enhance the diversity within its board. The program, a well-established resource for startup founders and the venture capital sector, expressed the importance of using this strategy to sustain diversity growth within its fellowship cohort. By Tage Kene-Okafor via TechCrunch
New post on TechCrunch: 7 global investors discuss African tech post-Kauffman Fellows’ first summit on the continent - Nathanael Durbin (@ndurbin)
How Elon Musk and Tesla Helped Spark the Auto Strikes. Elon Musk hasn't been sighted at the picket lines in Missouri, Ohio, or Michigan, where auto workers are striking against the Big Three US carmakers. Yet the influence of Musk and his non-unionized company Tesla has been everywhere since the United Auto Workers called the strike last week. By Aarian Marshall via WIRED
Check out this riveting blog post on how Elon Musk and Tesla unintentionally played a part in igniting the UAW Auto Strikes. They may not be directly involved, but their influence on the industry is undeniable! - Marville (@kvnbbg)
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