ChatGPT is Launching on Android Next Week – Secure Your Spot Now and Experience AI Like Never Before!
ChatGPT comes to Android next week, but you can sign up today
Good news for Android users! Two months after hitting iPhones, ChatGPT is rolling up to Android. Open for pre-orders now, it’s gonna be a big hit just like on iPhone, no doubt.
Any of you could use ChatGPT on the web, sure, but nothing beats a dedicated app. Just ask iPhone users – half a million of ’em downloaded it in week one.
The Android app? It’s basically a twin of the iPhone one, packing almost all the same features. And don’t sweat if you’re juggling an iPhone at home and Android at work – you can sync your chats and settings across devices.
Now, it won’t be an exact carbon copy. Android and iPhone are different, after all. Like, the Siri and Shortcuts feature added to the iPhone app in June won’t be there. But Android users will likely get something similar.
OpenAI tweeted that they’ll roll out the Android app next week, probably starting in the U.S. No word yet on other countries, but they’ll probably follow suit in a few weeks or months, just like before. Want to know when it’s live? Just pre-register on the Play Store.
Seven AI companies agree to safeguards in the US
Seven major AI companies have agreed to manage risks associated with AI technology, as announced by the White House. Amazon, Anthropic, Google, Inflection, Meta, Microsoft, and OpenAI will commit to performing and publicizing security tests for their AI systems. This comes in response to growing concerns about AI technology’s potential misuse, particularly in spreading disinformation ahead of the 2024 US presidential election.
The companies have agreed to:
- Conduct security testing of their AI systems with internal and external experts before their release.
- Implement watermarks to allow people to identify AI-generated content.
- Regularly report on AI capabilities and limitations.
- Conduct research into risks such as bias, discrimination, and privacy invasion.
The ultimate goal is to make it easier for people to discern when online content is AI-generated. The White House also plans to collaborate with global allies to establish an international framework for AI development and usage. This comes alongside warnings about potential misuse of AI to spread misinformation, destabilize society, or even pose a threat to humanity. However, some computer scientists have argued that such apocalyptic warnings are exaggerated.
TSMC delays Arizona factory that will eventually build chips for iPhones and AI
TSMC, the world’s biggest chipmaker, is hitting the brakes on its new factory in Phoenix, Arizona, pushing the start of production from 2024 to 2025. Why? They simply can’t find enough skilled workers in the US to get things rolling. Tech titans like Apple, Nvidia, and AMD are all waiting in line to get chips from this factory, but they’ll have to hold their horses.
Originally, TSMC planned to start churning out 4nm chips next year at this factory. But with the worker shortage, they’re now sending over a “task force” of 500 technicians from Taiwan to help set things up and train the local crew. A second factory, planned for 2026, will produce even more intricate 3nm chips.
Gushwork.ai raises $2M, led by Lightspeed, to outsource business tasks to workforces trained in AI
Gushwork.ai, a new kid on the block since April this year, wants to help businesses offload their boring tasks and focus on the big picture. They recently raked in $2.1 million from big names like Lightspeed, B Capital, Sparrow Capital, Seaborne Capital, and Beenext.
What’s their game? They’re like Uber but for business tasks, tapping into the global workforce that’s been trained in AI. Companies no longer have to hire full-timers and bleed money. Instead, they can flexibly hire these AI-trained folk for a few hours here and there, as needed.
This is a big deal because operational tasks like payroll management or customer support have been a real money drain for companies. The usual options – in-house hiring, staffing agencies, freelancers – are getting expensive with inflation shooting up. Gushwork.ai’s CEO, Nayrhit Bhattacharya, and CPO, Adithya Venkatesh, are offering a more cost-effective alternative with their AI-powered platform.
But Gushwork.ai doesn’t stop at offering businesses cheaper labor. They’re also training their workers to use AI tools, enabling them to take on tasks once considered the domain of specialists – think 3D graphic design, blog post writing, SEO. That’s a game-changer right there.
Australian Dishbrain Team Wins $600,000 Grant To Merge AI With Human Brain Cells
The Australian team behind DishBrain just bagged a whopping $600,000 grant from defence and the Office of National Intelligence (ONI). They’re studying how to marry AI with human brain cells.
Monash University and Cortical Labs, the masterminds behind this project, previously had these brain cells playing Pong, that old-school video game. The brain cells, grown in a lab, get trained to handle tasks, like gaming, by an array of electrodes that give feedback.
This team believes that a new kind of machine intelligence that can keep learning throughout its lifetime is what’s needed. This could mean big improvements for tech like self-driving cars, drones, robots, you name it.
The thing with regular AI is it tends to suffer from what they call “catastrophic forgetting” – it forgets old tasks when it starts new ones. But the brain? It’s great at lifelong learning and adapting. This DishBrain project aims to figure out how to get the best of both worlds.
This grant will help them make better AI machines that can learn like our brains do. They’re hoping that, down the line, these could even replace the current silicon-based hardware.
AI being used for hacking and misinformation, top Canadian cyber official says
Sami Khoury, the head of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, has revealed in an interview that hackers and propagandists are utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) for malicious activities, such as crafting phishing emails, generating harmful software, and spreading disinformation online. While he didn’t provide specific details, Khoury’s comments add to growing concerns about the misuse of AI by cybercriminals.
Several cybersecurity watchdogs have recently published reports outlining the potential risks of AI, particularly large language models (LLMs) like OpenAI’s ChatGPT. These models can generate highly convincing dialogue and documents, posing a risk if used maliciously.
In Race for AI Chips, Google DeepMind Uses AI to Design Specialized Semiconductors
Google DeepMind has made significant strides in improving the design of AI chips using artificial intelligence itself. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, said these advancements could help enhance its custom AI chips, known as Tensor Processing Units or TPUs.
The drive to build faster, more efficient chips is the result of growing demands for AI capabilities. While companies like Nvidia and AMD continue to dominate the semiconductor market, cloud-computing firms such as Google and Amazon have been creating their own AI chips, aiming to make them faster and more cost-effective.
DeepMind, based in London, recently unveiled an AI system capable of discovering faster algorithms. The lab aims to use AI techniques like deep learning to create more efficient and sustainable computing systems, including network resources, data centers, and chips.
The lab has developed a process to improve logic synthesis, an important phase in chip design. DeepMind’s senior staff software engineer, Sergio Guadarrama, said that while it’s possible to manually optimize a few logic circuits, handling millions of them is impractical. So, DeepMind is using AI to accelerate the design process, with the aim of automating it and reducing reliance on human engineers.