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Jul 25

Bing Chat Is Coming To Google Chrome And Safari

  • Bing’s AI chatbot is rolling out on Google Chrome and Safari. Microsoft is testing letting users on both browsers access the tool.
  • “We are flighting access to Bing Chat in Safari and Chrome to select users as part of our testing on other browsers,” Caitlin Roulston, Microsoft’s director of communications, says in a statement to The Verge. 
  • “We are excited to expand access to even more users once our standard testing procedures are complete.”
Jul 24

Big Tech Looks To Turn The Corner On Cloud As AI Focus Stays Strong

  • U.S. tech giants could signal an end to the nearly year-long slowdown in their cloud businesses as signs of economic resilience encourage clients to boost technology spending, while a pickup in digital ads will also aid profits.
  • Microsoft, Google-owner Alphabet, and Meta Platforms — companies that are together valued at over $6 trillion — are set to report earnings this week and the next, in what will be a test for their hefty valuations and the broader market rally they have driven thanks to optimism over artificial intelligence.
Jul 23

Apple Is Already Using Its Chatbot For Internal Work

  • Apple is using an internal chatbot to help its employees “prototype future features, summarize text and answer questions based on data it has been trained with.”
  • Apple hasn’t been sure what it wants to do with its Apple GPT chatbot project on the customer-facing side yet, but according to Bloomberg's Gurman, Apple is looking at ways to expand the use of generative AI within its organization, with one possibility being giving the tool to its AppleCare support staff to better help customers dealing with issues.
Jul 22

OpenAI, Google, Others Pledge To Watermark AI Content For Safety, White House Says

  • AI companies including OpenAI, Alphabet and Meta Platforms have made voluntary commitments to the White House to implement measures such as watermarking AI-generated content to help make the technology safer, President Joe Biden announced on Friday.
  • "These commitments are a promising step but we have a lot more work to do together," Biden said.
Jul 21

White House Secures Voluntary Pledges From Microsoft, Google To Ensure AI Tools Are Secure

  • Seven top artificial intelligence companies, including Google, Microsoft and OpenAI, will convene at the White House on Friday.
  • They’re pledging to create ways for consumers to identify AI-generated materials and test their tools for security before public release.
  • The commitments are part of an effort from the White House to ensure AI is developed with appropriate safeguards, while not hindering innovation.