How Advanced Models Like GPT-4 Are Creating Software Tools to Boost the Efficiency and Performance of Lesser AIs, While Navigating the Fine Line Between Autonomy and Control


LLMs as Tool Makers [LATM] – GPT-4 UPGRADES lower AI Models.

Google DeepMind, Princeton, and Stanford wrote a paper about how AI like GPT-4 can make tools, and then hand them off to their less advanced siblings, like GPT 3.5 Turbo. This research showed when GPT-4 made a Python script, it performed a word sorting task with near-perfect accuracy. Then GPT 3.5 Turbo took the same tool and scored 98.3% – a huge leap from its original skill level.

The researchers also chat about LLMs (Large Language Models) building reusable tools, with a handy-dandy ‘dispatcher’ model to decide when to use old tools or make new ones. They argue this could make language models more efficient, sort of like a dream team of AI where each model does what it does best. GPT-4, as the leader, equips the rest with tools to independently kick problem-solving butt.

This study shows the fantastic progression of AI, not just learning but creating their own tools to get even better. The AI of tomorrow will likely be a mix of heavy-hitters and lightweight speedsters, working together to achieve a high-quality performance. 


Microsoft now lets you speak to its AI-powered Bing Chat

Microsoft’s got a new trick up its sleeve for Bing Chat, its AI-brained version of Bing search engine. You can now give it a chinwag rather than typing out your questions – just click the little mic icon.

Microsoft folks seem pretty chuffed about this, and why wouldn’t they be? They’ve brought this voice feature to both mobile and desktop, covering languages like English, Japanese, French, German, and Mandarin, and hinting at more to come.

Want the Bing bot to talk back? No problem! It’s got text-to-speech answers lined up. The Bing Team said: “Bing Chat will speak out its mind in its own voice.” Cheeky bot!

In other news, the Bing Image Creator’s now joined the party across all chat modes. More eye candy for your travel queries coming right up, along with additional details from Bing Travel.

And if you were vexed by being cut off mid-conversation, Microsoft’s got you covered. You can now yap away for up to 30 turns in a single chat, and a whopping 300 turns daily. This goes for old chats too, so you can pick up where you left off.

Remember when Microsoft gave birth to Bing Chat back in February? They had just jazzed up the Edge web browser with new sidebar Chat and Compose features. Now, it’s cozily nestled in the Windows 11 search box too, thanks to the latest Windows 11 ‘Moment 2’ update.

And what about Cortana, you ask? Well, let’s just say it’s been handed its hat. Microsoft’s pulling the plug on the standalone Cortana app by late 2023, swapping it out for the AI-powered Windows Copilot unveiled at this year’s Build conference. Swings and roundabouts, eh?


Meta previews generative AI tools coming to WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram, plus internal AI tools

Meta has been beating its chest about new AI tech coming to Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and inside the company, with the Big Cheese himself, Mark Zuckerberg, taking center stage.

We’re looking at AI chatbots for Messenger and WhatsApp, picture editing tools for Instagram Stories, and a suite of other gizmos. But don’t think Meta is keeping all the good stuff for its users, there’s an AI productivity assistant and an experimental AI interface getting rolled out for the folks inside the company. This news came on the back of Zuck’s recent promise to put new AI tech into products for the billions of users out there.

It’s all the rage, this AI chatbot business. Character.AI, an app from folks who worked on Google’s LaMDA, has already clocked up over 1.7 million new installs in a week. It’s a crowded marketplace, but Meta is set to bring its own AI agents to Messenger and WhatsApp, with plans to spread it across their app family. Even the smart glasses aren’t safe, with Zuck telling his troops that consumers may soon be chatting to their AI buddies through their fancy eyewear.

But it’s not just about talk. Meta is also fiddling with AI that lets users play around with their own photos on Instagram Stories, adding another chapter to the viral saga of AI photo editors. And let’s not forget the AI stickers for Messenger, the idea being you type in what you want, and out pops a sticker.

One of the sweeteners? Unlike many of its rivals, Meta will let users play around with these tools for free, thanks to their ad-supported model.

Meta’s also got some homegrown AI tech for its employees. There’s an “agents playground” where employees can chat with AI agents and provide feedback. There’s also a nifty tool called Metamate that’s designed to streamline internal tasks using text prompts.

Meta’s shiny new toys are expected to arrive this year, signaling the company’s continued push into the realm of generative AI. As Zuckerberg put it, “We’re going to play an important and unique role in the industry in bringing these capabilities to billions of people in new ways that other people aren’t going to do.” 


ChatGPT on iOS gets improved iPad support and Shortcuts integration

Tom Warren, Microsoft whisperer and ex-WinRumors honcho, reports that OpenAI has beefed up ChatGPT for iPad. No more squinting at an iPhone-sized app on a tablet screen – we’re talking full screen now. Yet, beyond screen size, there’s no game-changing shakeup. You can still chat with your AI buddy and flip between GPT-3.5 or GPT-4, and the new perk of drag and drop lets you haul messages to other apps. You ever wish you could summon a chatbot via Siri or have it integrate with Apple’s Shortcuts? Wish granted.

The OpenAI folks have been toiling away since the mobile version dropped last month, tinkering with chat history and voice input. Android users, don’t worry, you’re in the pipeline. OpenAI’s premium offering, ChatGPT Plus, for $20 a month, gives you front-of-the-line access and the sparkly new GPT-4 model.


Teaser’s AI dating app turns you into a chatbot

Teaser AI, the latest dating app brainchild from the makers of Dispo, offers a new twist in digital romance – it turns you into a chatbot. Instead of judging solely on profiles, users can now chat with an AI replica of their potential matches to get a sense of their character. But the question is: does this make dating smoother or simply a whole lot weirder?

While CEO Daniel Liss believes these AI chats are merely icebreakers to accelerate real human interaction, the execution isn’t exactly flawless. Let’s put it this way: If you thought dating apps had glitches before, now they can literally make up poetry and claim to be parents to children their own age. 

How does this AI transformation work? You answer a few personality questions when signing up and the app’s AI tries to imitate your responses. Although, based on user interactions, it seems that imitation isn’t exactly its strongest suit. The AI characters can definitely churn out some oddball claims – think having 28-year-old sons at 28, or a fondness for narcotics while living in states where it’s illegal.

Here’s the kicker: your chats are limited to five messages each. But hey, that’s one way to avoid falling for an AI. Plus, it saves the company some server costs. Bonus: you can’t get too personal with these AI chatters, they seem to draw the line at unsolicited intimacy.

Aside from this novel use of AI, Teaser aims to fight the dreaded ‘ghosting’ phenomenon in online dating. It limits your active matches to 16 at a time, pushing users to interact rather than accumulate inactive chats. Plus, it labels users with a ‘ghost rating’, so if you have a habit of disappearing without a word, you’ll be called out on it.

Despite its innovative features, Teaser’s success is still up in the air. Some users find the AI interactions unnecessary, while others see potential for unique success stories. For now, it’s safe to say that if your dating life needed an extra dose of surrealism, Teaser AI might just be the app for you.