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Copilot Gets a Reality Check: Microsoft Reins in AI After Disturbing Prompts

Microsoft's foray into the world of AI image generation has hit a snag, and it's a doozy. A staff engineer with a conscience, Shane Jones, took it upon himself to expose the dark underbelly of Copilot, Microsoft's AI image generator. Jones, a digital Robin Hood for the responsible AI movement,…

Tech Giants Pledge Millions for AI Training

Major tech companies like IBM, Microsoft, and Amazon have pledged to train millions of workers in AI skills by 2025-2026 to address the talent gap and prepare workforces for AI adoption across industries. IBM aims to train 2 million people in AI skills by end of 2026 through its online…

Teaching AI Assistants to Use Smartphones

Researchers from Microsoft and Peking University are developing a training environment called AndroidArena to study how large language models like GPT-4 can interact with and control operating systems autonomously. READ ARTICLE

Microsoft Allegedly Stifles Worker Warning on AI Risks

Microsoft AI engineer Shane Jones discovered vulnerabilities in OpenAI's DALL-E 3 image generator in early December 2023 that allowed users to bypass safety filters to create violent and explicit images. He alleges Microsoft impeded his attempts to bring public attention to the issues and did not adequately respond to his…

Project Gutenberg's Emotionless AI Audiobooks

Project Gutenberg used AI technology to produce 5,000 audiobooks, showing how AI is increasingly being integrated into book publishing. However, the AI-produced audiobooks lack emotion and variation compared to human-narrated audiobooks. READ MORE

Nvidia's AI Chip Dominance Under Threat

Nvidia faces threats to its growth and dominance in AI chips from big tech customers like Microsoft and Meta, who are among its biggest spenders but are also developing their own AI chips to reduce reliance on Nvidia. READ MORE

AI Adoption Hits Warp Speed

Generative AI tools like ChatGPT reached mass adoption extremely quickly in 2023, transforming the AI industry and resetting expectations for the pace of adoption of new technologies. READ MORE

AI Startup Takes On Search Giants With $73.6M Backing

Perplexity AI, a startup building an AI-native search engine, has raised $73.6 million in series B funding to take on Google and Microsoft Bing. The company plans to use the funds to build out its conversational, ad-free search offering. READ MORE

Microsoft Adds Dedicated AI Key to Windows Keyboards

Microsoft is introducing a dedicated "Copilot" AI key on new Windows keyboards, marking the first addition of a new key in almost 30 years since the Windows key was introduced in 1994. The key activates Microsoft's Copilot AI service to help users with tasks like summarizing documents and answering questions.

Microsoft Launches Game-Changing Copilot App

Microsoft has launched a new ChatGPT-like Android app called Copilot that provides advanced conversational AI capabilities to enhance user productivity and streamline tasks. The report summarizes the essential details about the Microsoft Copilot Android app launch, covering its key capabilities, features, use cases and the broader impact of this AI…

Will AI Be the Key to Windows Usability?

Microsoft's AI-powered Copilot feature could make the Windows operating system more accessible and usable by providing an easy way for users to access settings and controls through natural language queries. READ MORE

Microsoft Launches AI Assistant App Copilot for Android

Key Takeaway Microsoft has launched a new AI companion app called Copilot for Android devices, providing access to advanced AI capabilities like chat, image generation, and document drafting without needing the Bing mobile app. READ MORE

Microsoft adds AI music generator Suno to Copilot

Key Takeaway Microsoft has added Suno, an AI music generator, as a plugin to Copilot. While Suno can quickly generate original songs based on text prompts, the quality of the vocals and lyrics is inconsistent. The AI struggles with complex prompts and tends to use repetitive lyric structures. Overall, Suno…