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IBM Announces Major Updates to watsonx Platform
At its annual THINK conference, IBM  unveiled significant updates to its watsonx platform, marking one year since its introduction. The new enhancements aim to make AI more open, cost-effective, and flexible for businesses. CEO Arvind Krishna, during his opening keynote, highlighted the company’s commitment to investing... Read more
Scarlett Johansson “Shocked” at OpenAI’s Chatbot Voice
Actress Scarlett Johansson expressed shock and anger after OpenAI released a chatbot with a strikingly similar voice.  The BBC reports that Johansson revealed she had previously declined an offer from OpenAI to lend her voice to the company’s new chatbot, which reads text aloud to users.... Read more
Microsoft Unveils Copilot+ PCs
In a special event on May 20 at their new campus, Microsoft introduced a category of Windows PCs: Copilot+ PCs via a blog post the company shared. These advanced devices promise to transform the computing landscape with their unprecedented speed, intelligence, and AI capabilities. Microsoft is... Read more
New AI Safety Pledge Made by AI Giants at AI Seoul Summit
Leading tech giants made a fresh pledge at an AI mini-summit Tuesday to develop AI safely in Seoul South Korea. This comes as world leaders agreed to build a network of publicly backed safety institutes to advance research and testing of the technology.   Google, Meta,... Read more
AI Godfather Sees Need for Universal Basic Income Due to AI
Professor Geoffrey Hinton, the computer scientist known as the “godfather of artificial intelligence,” has called for the establishment of a universal basic income to address the inequality exacerbated by AI. Speaking to BBC Newsnight, Professor Hinton emphasized the need for government intervention to help those whose... Read more
Breaking: OpenAI Disbands Team Focused on Long-Term AI Risk
OpenAI has disbanded its team focused on the long-term risks of artificial intelligence just one year after the group was announced. The decision was confirmed to CNBC on Friday by a person familiar with the situation, who requested anonymity. Some team members are being reassigned to... Read more
Senate Leaders Unveil $32 Billion Plan to Address AI Issues
A bipartisan group of senators, spearheaded by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, has released a highly anticipated report outlining comprehensive actions that congressional committees can take to navigate the advancements and risks associated with AI.   “Congress can’t and won’t solve every challenge AI presents today,” Schumer,... Read more
OpenAI Introduces GPT-4o to the World
In a blog, OpenAI announced the release of GPT-4o, a new GPT model that promises to seamlessly integrate text, audio, image, and video inputs and outputs. Dubbed “GPT-4o” for “omni” this flagship model represents a significant leap towards more natural and efficient interactions with AI.  ... Read more
ODSC’s AI Weekly Recap: Week of May 17th
Every week, the ODSC team researches the latest advancements in AI. We review a selection of the most impactful research, trending open-source projects, and significant startup investments. We carefully curate and share a selection of the most impactful developments, bringing you the insights that matter most... Read more
Google Introduces Generative AI Into Search and More
In a new blog, Google has announced that its search engine will be powered by a new custom Gemini model. The company is promising that these enhancements will streamline the search process, offering users AI-organized search results, advanced planning and research capabilities, and expanded AI overviews.... Read more