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LinkedIn goes big on new AI tools for learning, recruitment, marketing and sales, powered by OpenAI
LinkedIn’s shaking things up with a bunch of fancy AI tools to keep its game strong. Remember, this is the spot where folks hang out to score jobs and network. So, 21 years in (which is like ancient in tech years), they’re bringing out AI toys for job hunting, learning, marketing, and sales. This isn’t their first rodeo; they’ve been using AI for ages, like suggesting folks you might know or giving you info about what’s happening on the platform.
The big news? LinkedIn’s now teaming up with OpenAI (which Microsoft, its parent company, partly owns) to make these tools. Quick hits on the new stuff:
- Recruiter 2024 – This is gonna make hiring folks easier. Recruiters can chat with it like they’re talking to a buddy, and it’ll suggest potential job candidates.
- LinkedIn Learning – They’re adding a chatbot coach. So if you’re thinking, “How do I get better at giving tasks to others?”, this coach will give you tips or suggest courses.
- Accelerate – A tool for marketers. Makes setting up campaigns on LinkedIn a breeze, but it only works within LinkedIn, so it’s got its limits.
- Inside Sales – For those selling B2B, there’s a new tool to help find and chat with potential business leads on the platform.
Anthropic in Talks to Raise $2 Billion From Google and Others Just Days After Amazon Investment
Anthropic, a big-time rival of OpenAI, is chattin’ up investors to get a cool $2 billion, especially after Amazon threw in $1.25 billion last week. Word on the street is that Google, which already owns about 10% of the startup, might chip in too.
This young company, just 2 years old, which sells a chatbot named Claude (kinda like OpenAI’s ChatGPT), is shooting for a value between $20 billion to $30 billion with this new cash. That’s a big leap from March’s $4 billion estimate and would make its stock cost a pretty penny, even more than OpenAI’s.
Zoom Docs launches in 2024 with built-in AI collaboration features
At their recent Zoomtopia event, Zoom announced “Zoom Docs,” a new workspace tool that’s got AI built right in. Think of it like Google Docs or Microsoft 365, but with some smart AI features to help you create and manage content. In fact, they’re looking to go head-to-head with the big guys, offering this as part of their push into a full office suite.
Users can get the AI to summarize meetings or even whip up tables inside their docs. You can also link between docs and organize everything neatly. They’re targeting teamwork over fancy presentations and spreadsheets, and here’s the kicker: their AI won’t cost extra. It’s part of their subscription that starts at about 150 bucks a year. If your team’s all about notes and meetings and not so much the other fluff, Zoom might just save you some cash.
You can now use the DALL-E 3 AI image generator inside Bing Chat
Bing Chat’s now rockin’ the latest and greatest from OpenAI: DALL-E 3. This new image-making wizard isn’t just fancier; it’s sharper and more on point. You ask it, and it’ll whip up pics more lifelike and imaginative than before.
And guess what? Bing got this upgrade even before OpenAI’s ChatGPT did. Score! Plus, you won’t accidentally get a pic of your fave celeb, ’cause DALL-E 3’s got some new rules. Each pic comes with a “made by AI” watermark thanks to Microsoft, who’s also working on sneaking DALL-E into other stuff like their Paint app.
But heads up: everyone’s so hyped about this that it’s kinda hard to get in and actually use it right now. If you do get through, it’ll even throw in some cool suggestions for your next masterpiece.
Deepmind’s 𝗥𝗧-𝗫: a generalist AI model to help advance how robots can learn new skills.
Researchers teamed up with 33 academic labs to create a game-changing dataset from 22 different robot types. The goal? Make robots more like Swiss Army knives than one-trick ponies. Right now, each robot gets trained for one specific task. But with this new Open X-Embodiment dataset, they’re aiming to make a robot that can do a bit of everything.
They’ve also whipped up this new robot brain, the RT-1-X, which was taught using this dataset. And guess what? It’s a rockstar. When tested in different labs, it had a 50% better success rate compared to robots trained the old-school way.
AI is coming to the Arc browser — but probably not like you think
In 2023, if you’ve got a company, you better have some AI action going on. It’s the latest trend, like how blockchain was the talk of the town a few years back. Josh Miller, the big boss of The Browser Company, makers of the Arc browser, said they didn’t jump on the blockchain train but felt they had to get on board with AI. They didn’t want to go basic with just adding a chatbot or blow all their cash on making a massive AI system. So, they tried a bunch of ways to fit AI into their browser and came up with five cool features for Arc Max:
- Ask ChatGPT: A feature where you can ask questions right from the browser’s command line.
- Tidy Tab Titles: The browser renames those long, confusing tab names to something easy to spot.
- Tidy Downloads: No more confusing file names. The browser names downloads in a way that makes sense.
- Five-Second Previews: Hover over a link, hit Shift, and get a quick sneak peek of that webpage.
- Ask on Page: If you’re searching for something on a page and can’t find it, the AI will try to give you an answer.
The goal? Make your online life a breeze without shoving “We’ve got AI!” in your face every two seconds.
Microsoft overhauls OneDrive with a big new design, AI Copilot integration, and more
Microsoft’s OneDrive is getting a major makeover. They’re jazzing up the look to match Windows 11 and their Office apps, and they’re putting in some fancy AI to help you find and manage your files more easily. If you use OneDrive a lot, they’re making it simpler to share files and see who you’re working with. There’s even a neat feature where you can color-code your folders, and everyone you share with will see those colors too.
One of the big highlights is the “favorites” feature, letting you pick out top files or folders so they pop up wherever you use OneDrive. They’re also amping up their search game with AI so you can find folks in your photos more quickly. And if you’re the type who loves starting with a template, they’re adding a bunch to pick from.
Lastly, if you’ve got a Microsoft 365 Copilot license, you’re in for a treat. Come December, they’re adding Copilot to OneDrive, which will give you a daily rundown of important docs and updates from your team.
Sam Altman backs teens’ AI startup automating browser-native workflows
Teen duo launches AI startup, Induced AI, to make business automation a breeze. The platform lets companies jot down tasks in everyday English, then turns those notes into code that carries out routine jobs. Think of it like a super-smart robot using a browser like Chrome to get stuff done online—even on sites without built-in automation hooks.
Zapier’s been doing something similar, but these kids reckon they’re on to the next big thing. Induced AI is unique ’cause it can juggle many tasks at once, and it doesn’t need folks to label every little detail—it figures stuff out from simple English instructions.
The startup’s already bagged some clients and just pocketed a cool $2.3 million from big names, including Sam Altman. SignalFire’s Elaine Zelby praised Induced AI, hinting it’s the next-gen of automation.
AI beats human sleuth at finding problematic images in research papers
Sholto David, a science-image detective from the UK, has been hunting manipulated images in research papers. Curious about how widespread this issue was, he dove deep into a bunch of papers. To double-check his work, he threw an AI tool at the same papers. Result? The AI zipped through the task way faster than David and even caught stuff he missed.
The AI tool David used, called Imagetwin, is gaining popularity. It works by giving every image a unique “fingerprint”, then it checks to see if that image or its “twin” shows up elsewhere. Already, big science players are using this tool.
David’s deep dive found that about 16% of papers in one journal had duplicate images. That’s a lot more than previous studies suggested, but not shocking to some experts.
Researchers Tested AI Watermarks—and Broke All of Them
Professor Soheil Feizi from the University of Maryland gave AI watermarks a spin and found they’re pretty much a bust. Even the ones you can’t see with your bare eyes? Especially those. Bad guys can wash out those marks easy-peasy. The study even showed how some can slap watermarks on regular pics, making them seem AI-made. Though this paper hasn’t gotten the green light from peers yet, given Feizi’s rep, folks are sitting up and taking notice.
Why’s this big news? Well, with deepfakes and bot-made content fooling folks left and right, many hoped watermarks could be the hero we needed, especially with the 2024 elections coming up. Big players like OpenAI and Google were betting on watermarks to flag fake stuff. Kinda like how real watermarks help spot fake bills. But, this research throws some cold water on that idea. Other smarty-pants folks have also found watermarks have some big weak spots.
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