🥣 "Hey Siri... Sorry ChatGPT"

PLUS: OpenAI's Q* Model Leaks

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Replace Siri with ChatGPT

iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max users can now transform their phones' new Action Button into a voice-activated ChatGPT assistant. Apple's latest brainchild, the Action Button, is the new kid on the block, replacing the vintage Mute button. Thanks to a nifty Settings tweak, this button can now be the gateway to various tasks, including summoning ChatGPT's Voice feature.

And it's not just ChatGPT hogging the Action Button limelight. This button is a versatile little thing, ready to do everything from ordering your coffee to helping you Shazam a song. Plus, a whole parade of third-party apps are lining up to jump on the Action Button bandwagon. Customizing your own shortcuts is also a breeze. Just a few taps in the Shortcuts app, and you can tailor the Action Button to your heart's content. But let's be real, turning it into a ChatGPT hotline is probably one of the cooler tricks up its sleeve. Siri, you might want to watch your back.

OpenAI’s Q*… Major Technological Leap

In a dramatic turn at OpenAI, researchers alerted the board to a potentially groundbreaking AI discovery, coinciding with CEO Sam Altman's temporary ouster. The undisclosed letter, referencing the advanced AI algorithm, played a role in Altman's firing, amid concerns about prematurely commercializing such technology.

The crux of the discovery is Q* (Q-Star), a model that, though currently performing at a grade-school level in mathematics, shows promise for more complex reasoning and problem-solving, hinting at strides towards artificial general intelligence (AGI).


Quick bites to start your morning:

  • Inflection releases model that beats those from Google and Meta (F)

  • Stability AI model surpasses Runway (SA)

  • Google set to launch ‘Assistant with Bard’ (MSP)

  • Bard can now help with understanding YouTube videos (X)

  • New study notes majority of Americans are worried about AI (NN)

  • Runway is now streaming AI entertainment 24/7 (RW)

  • Amazon releases PartyRock, a no-code platform (VB)

  • FIA adopts AI for F1 track limits (MS)

  • UK to accelerate AI and quantum research (SP)

  • Nvidia delays new chip launch in China (R)

AI Funding

Defog: Raised $2M to build LLMs for data analysis (DF)

SeeChange: Raised $10M to use AI vision to help retail outlets (SA)

Climate Alpha: Raised $5M to use AI-driven analytics to track the climate (FM)

Osium AI: French startup raised $3M for applying AI to material sciences (TC)

Birdeye: AI-ecommerce startup raised $3M (BW)

Layer AI: Raised $2M to bring AI to game art production (GB)

AI Tools

Newest AI tools (AI Tool Leaderboards):

  • Virbo: Generate engaging AI video in minutes

  • Free AI Therapist: Your online platform for support and guidance

  • MakeShorts: Effortlessly repurpose YouTube videos for shorts

  • Ask Abe: Reliable legal answers with California legal code citations

  • Krizmi: Virtual study buddy powered by ChatGPT


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