Category: OpenAI

Elon Musk sues OpenAI and Sam Altman over ‘betrayal’ of non-profit AI mission

Elon Musk sued OpenAI, its co-founders Sam Altman and Greg Brockman and affiliated entities on Thursday, alleging the ChatGPT makers have breached their original contractual agreements by pursuing profits instead of the nonprofit’s founding mission to develop AI that benefits humanity. Musk, an early backer of OpenAI, claims Altman and Brockman convinced him to help […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Humane pushes Ai Pin ship date to mid-April

Hardware is difficult, to paraphrase a famous adage. First-generation products from new startups are notoriously so, regardless of how much money and excitement you’ve managed to drum up. Given all that, it’s likely few are too surprised that Humane’s upcoming Ai Pin has been pushed back a bit, from March to “mid-April,” per a new […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Google just can’t seem to catch a break

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai on a visit to Google’s Berlin office. Boris Streubel/Getty Images Google’s AI model Gemini has faced backlash over image-generation issues. Critics claim Gemini’s inaccurate images are the result of it being “woke.” The issue casts a shadow over a real innovative push on AI made by Google this month. Google had a lot of AI to show off this month. The search…

Reddit says it’s made $203M so far licensing its data

Reddit’s prospects as it barrels toward a stock market listing have a lot more to do with relationships with AI vendors such as OpenAI than one might expect. In its IPO prospectus filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Reddit repeatedly emphasized how much it thinks it stands to gain — and has […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

It’s not just Sam Altman trying to throw money at the AI chip shortage

Sam Altman reportedly wants to build out his own chip supply line. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The race is on to address the AI chip shortage. SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son is the latest tech leader who plans to invest heavily in chip production. Chips are needed to train the complex models that underpin AI — but there’s not enough to go around. Tech leaders at the vanguard…

Here’s everything you need to know about Gemini 1.5, Google’s newly updated AI model that hopes to challenge OpenAI

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai Christoph Soeder/picture alliance via Getty Images Google is developing a new large language model called Gemini 1.5. Gemini 1.5 offers improvements on its predecessor by processing a variety of data types. The new model uses a ‘mixture of experts’ model for efficiency and has a bigger context window. Google just upped the ante in the AI war creating fierce competition between…

It seems some tech leaders are coming back to San Francisco

The AI boom could boost demand for office space in San Francisco. Brandon Sloter/Getty Images Some tech leaders are returning to San Francisco, The Wall Street Journal reported. The buzz around AI and a search for fresh talent is helping to lure some execs back to the city.  San Francisco’s commercial real estate market is also getting a boost from the AI boom. It seems…

6 stunning videos from OpenAI’s new ‘Sora’ tool that look scary good

Prompt: Beautiful, snowy Tokyo city is bustling. The camera moves through the bustling city street, following several people enjoying the beautiful snowy weather and shopping at nearby stalls. Gorgeous sakura petals are flying through the wind along with snowflakes. OpenAI OpenAI recently debuted its new Sora tool for generating AI videos based on user prompts. Right now, the beta is only accessible to certain content…

OpenAI’s Sora video-generating model can render video games, too

OpenAI’s new — and first! — video-generating model, Sora, can pull off some genuinely impressive cinematographic feats. But the model’s even more capable than OpenAI initially made it out to be, at least judging by a technical paper published this evening. The paper, titled “Video generation models as world simulators,” co-authored by a host of […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

OpenAI’s newest model Sora can generate videos — and they look decent

OpenAI, following in the footsteps of startups like Runway and tech giants like Google and Meta, is getting into video generation. OpenAI today unveiled Sora, a GenAI model that creates video from text. Given a brief — or detailed — description or a still image, Sora can generate 1080p movie-like scenes with multiple characters, different […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

OpenAI says it thwarted malicious state actors out of China, Russia, and North Korea, and one of them’s called Salmon...

The five threat actors had names just like the mechs seen in Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim.” Warner Bros. Pictures; Jonathan Raa/NurPhoto via Getty Images OpenAI says it has terminated the accounts of five malicious state actors.  The actors were given codenames like “Charcoal Typhoon” and “Crimson Sandstorm.” OpenAI said they were affiliated with countries such as China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia.  OpenAI says it thwarted…

Andrej Karpathy is leaving OpenAI again — but he says there was no drama

Andrej Karpathy, a widely respected research scientist, announced today that he has left OpenAI. This is the second time Karpathy has left the top AI firm and his departure is not because of any event, issue or drama, he said. Karpathy, a founding member of OpenAI, initially left the company to join Tesla in 2017. […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

ChatGPT will now remember — and forget — things you tell it to

You’ll soon be able to tell ChatGPT to forget things — or remember specific things in future conversations. Today, as part of a test, OpenAI began rolling out new “memory” controls for a small portion of ChatGPT free and paid users, with a broader rollout to follow at some unspecified future point. The controls let […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Sam Altman thinks the Vision Pro is the 2nd ‘most impressive’ technology since the iPhone

Sam Altman Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images OpenAI CEO Sam Altman praised Apple’s Vision Pro as the “second most impressive” tech since the iPhone. The Vision Pro, a mixed-reality headset, has the potential to usher in a new normal.  OpenAI’s ChatGPT is likely his pick for the most impressive technology. Sam Altman had high praise for Apple’s Vision Pro this week, deeming the new spatial computer the…

How OpenAI plans to make ChatGPT a ‘supersmart’ assistant by getting the bot to use your computer for you

CEO Sam Altman has reportedly said he wants to turn ChatGPT into a “supersmart personal assistant for work.” Kent Nishimura OpenAI wants to build a next-level personal assistant. The company is developing a ChatGPT agent that can effectively take over a customer’s device. The software is one of two AI agents the company is working on, The Information reported.  OpenAI wants to build the ultimate personal…

OpenAI forms a new team to study child safety

Under scrutiny from activists — and parents — OpenAI has formed a new team to study ways to prevent its AI tools from being misused or abused by kids. In a new job listing on its career page, OpenAI reveals the existence of a Child Safety team, which the company says is working with platform […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Microsoft CEO Nadella on AI LLM race: ‘We are waiting for competition to arrive’

Microsoft’s prescient bets and aggressive investments in AI have propelled the software giant to become the world’s most valuable company. Yet Satya Nadella, its typically reserved chief executive, couldn’t resist landing a gloved jab at the rest of the industry. “We have the best model today … even with all the hoopla, one year after, […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

OpenAI drops prices on new GPT 3.5 Turbo model and announces fixes for ‘laziness’ in GPT 4 Turbo

Eduardo Parra/Europa Press via Getty Images OpenAI announced a new generation of embedding models and decreased prices on Thursday. The company is lowering prices on a new GPT 3.5 Turbo model, which powers ChatGPT. OpenAI is also unveiling a new GPT-4 Turbo model. OpenAI is set to introduce a new GPT 3.5 Turbo model — the same model used to power ChatGPT — and will…

OpenAI drops prices and fixes ‘lazy’ GPT-4 that refused to work

OpenAI is always making slight adjustments to its models and pricing, and today brings just such an occasion. The company has released a handful of new models and dropped the price of API access — this is primarily of interest to developers, but also serves as a bellwether for future consumer options. GPT-3.5 Turbo is […] © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

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