Delve into the transformative potential of OpenAI’s latest update – GPT-4’s function calling. Experience the convenience of AI-managed tasks, personalized scheduling, and efficient database interactions.


OpenAI GPT-4 Function Calling: HUGE Potential

OpenAI made some noise, announcing they’re adding function calling to their conversational model, Chat GPT, and other APIs. With function calling, this cyber butler can get craftier with tasks like weather updates, emailing, database inquiries, and even trawling Wikipedia for you.

Consider two potential uses. First, a hyper-smart personal assistant who knows you well enough to manage your calendar and to-dos. Second, imagine running an online store with a savvy bot who handles your logistics, customer services, and more, all while remembering your preferences. That’s pretty sweet.

Not only does this new tool let the bot work with APIs, it also enables interaction with databases. Say you need to update a customer’s email – just tell your bot, and it’ll work its magic across all the platforms. Beyond this, the bot can compose music, manage social media (ever dreamed of a cyber influencer?), analyze follower sentiment, and even detect sarcasm. 


Opera One Browser Launches With Native AI, Modular Design, Tab Islands, and More

Opera has popped out a new browser, Opera One, and the headline feature is a digital brain. They’ve got this AI, Aria, cooked right into the browsing experience. It’s kinda like your digital sidekick, taking OpenAI’s GPT know-how to make your web search smarter and more targeted. If you’re on a Mac, you can just use a keyboard shortcut and voila, Aria’s there ready to help you out.

Now, Opera One isn’t a one-trick pony. It’s introduced something called Tab Islands. Basically, it’s a way to group related browser tabs together based on what they’re about. You can shuffle tabs around, collapse these ‘islands’ when you’re done with them and return later, or pin them as bookmarks.

The design’s gotten an upgrade too – it’s modular now, meaning it can change on the fly to only show you what you need. And there’s this new thing under the hood, a ‘multithreaded compositor,’ that’s supposed to make the whole thing zippier and slicker.


Cisco launches new AI networking chips to compete with Broadcom, Marvell

Cisco Systems threw its hat into the AI supercomputer chip ring on Tuesday, ready to spar with heavyweight opponents like Broadcom and Marvell Technology. Their new chips, christened the SiliconOne series, are currently being put through their paces by five of the six major cloud titans, according to Cisco. Though they’re playing coy on naming names, industry insiders would bet their last penny that Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud are in the mix.

AI’s star is rising fast, with technologies like ChatGPT, a chatterbox powered by stacks of special chips known as GPUs. The need for speed in GPU communication has never been more crucial. Enter Cisco, long-time provider of network equipment such as ethernet switches. Their latest switch models, G200 and G202, promise double the oomph of their older siblings, linking up to 32,000 GPUs for a network powwow. They claim these new chips can cut switch needs by 40% and reduce lag while being more power thrifty. Time will tell if Cisco’s latest gear is all it’s cracked up to be.


Vimeo’s new AI script generator will write corporate marketing filler in seconds

Vimeo, the video platform you probably remember as the posh cousin of YouTube, has decided to lend its corporate users a helping hand, introducing some shiny new AI tools. They’re cutting-edge software powered by OpenAI. Among the nifty gadgets is a script generator, a teleprompter, and a text-based video editor, all for users who aren’t shy to shell out at least $20 a month.

Vimeo’s head honcho, CPO Ashraf Alkarmi, kept his cards close to his chest, not specifying whether the script generator was juiced up by ChatGPT or GPT-3, both OpenAI models. But one thing’s clear, Vimeo isn’t planning on using videos to train generative AI models just yet.


Red Cat and Athena AI announce Teal 2 military-grade drone

Red Cat Holdings, a military tech company, and Athena AI have paired up to give their Teal 2 drone some real nighttime street smarts. Athena’s tech, once reserved for the brightest minds, now allows the drone to recognize and track targets in the dark, providing our brave soldiers a leg up in decision-making on the battlefield.

The drone uses a fancy thermal-imaging sensor (like seeing heat) to take videos during a night flight. This footage is then analyzed by Athena’s artificial intelligence to identify potential threats or targets. 


OpenAI Lobbied the E.U. to Water Down AI Regulation

So here’s the skinny: OpenAI’s CEO, Sam Altman, has been touring the globe, rallying for AI regulations, but it seems he’s not so keen on his own company being heavily regulated. According to papers dug up by TIME from the European Commission, OpenAI has been quietly pushing to dial down certain aspects of the E.U.’s AI Act, which would clamp down on AI tech. 

OpenAI successfully swayed the E.U. to keep their general-purpose AI systems, including GPT-3 and Dall-E 2, from being tagged “high risk.” This would have roped them into a bunch of rules about transparency and oversight. Google and Microsoft, which shelled out a cool $13 billion into OpenAI, also lobbied for lighter rules.

In a sly move, OpenAI penned a little number called “OpenAI White Paper on the European Union’s Artificial Intelligence Act” and shipped it off to E.U. officials. They claimed GPT-3 isn’t high-risk by itself but can be used for high-risk situations. Crafty, right?

The White Paper also argued against a proposed amendment that would tag AI systems as high risk if they could generate content appearing authentically human. OpenAI recommended axing the amendment, saying it was enough to clearly label AI-generated content. The E.U. apparently agreed.


The CEO who manages one of the world’s biggest sovereign wealth funds says ‘force yourself’ to use A.I.—even if you have to beg an intern to teach you

Get with the times or get left behind, says Nicolai Tangen, top dog at Norges Bank Investment Management. He’s pushing everyone, newbies and old dogs alike, to sink their teeth into artificial intelligence (A.I.). Trust him, he knows a thing or two about it – he’s in charge of one of the biggest piggy banks in the world, with stakes in over 9,000 companies.

According to a recent Fortune survey, big bosses reckon A.I. is going to be the golden goose of business opportunities in the next decade. Being past your prime is no reason to shy away from A.I., says Tangen. 

Tangen’s not the only one singing A.I.’s praises. Other high flyers, like Andy Bird from Pearson, are convinced that if you want to keep your place in the rat race, you’d better learn how to speak A.I. French healthcare bigwig Paul Hudson warns that companies not adopting A.I. might soon find themselves on the skids.