Microsoft's COPILOT AI for Enterprises, Meta's Llama 2, Hollywood's AI Strike, and More

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We're back with another exciting week in the world of AI. From Meta's new language model to Hollywood's strike against AI, there's a lot to cover. Let's dive right in!

META + MICROSOFT OPEN SOURCE LLM

Meta and Microsoft have teamed up to release Llama 2, a large language model that rivals ChatGPT. This open-source model, which is available for commercial use, has been extensively safety-tested and performs on par with ChatGPT. Interestingly, Llama 2 will also be integrated into various devices, thanks to a collaboration with Qualcomm. This development is set to shake up the language model market and could pose a significant challenge to open-source startups.

Microsoft has announced that its AI-powered Copilot will be integrated into Microsoft Teams for phone and chat. This addition, which caused Microsoft stocks to surge, will allow for real-time summarization and generation of key information from calls and chats. The full launch date is yet to be announced.

Microsoft 365 Copilot is a revolutionary tool that brings a whole new way of working. It reasons over all your business data in the context of your enterprise, allowing you to ask questions and get answers from the web. This tool is built on Microsoft’s trusted and comprehensive approach to enterprise-grade security, privacy, identity, compliance, and responsible AI. It can generate updates from meetings, emails, and chats, get you up to speed on project developments, or create a SWOT analysis from internal files and data from the web. Integrated into the apps millions of people use every day, Microsoft 365 Copilot can jump-start your creativity in Word, analyze data in Excel, design presentations in PowerPoint, triage your Outlook inbox, summarize meetings in Teams, and much more.

These developments are set to significantly enhance productivity and efficiency in the workplace, offering a new way of working that is powered by AI. They promise to be game-changers for enterprises, providing tools that not only boost productivity but also ensure data security and privacy.

Over 170,000 Hollywood actors and writers have gone on strike, demanding that AI will not replace jobs and calling for increased pay and work guarantees. This strike, which impacts major studios like Disney, Netflix, Amazon, and Sony, is a clear indication of the growing tension between AI and job security in various industries.

The Hollywood strike is a strike that has implications far beyond the entertainment industry. It's a stand for the future, a fight for fair compensation and job security in the face of rapid technological advancements. The outcome of this strike could set a precedent for other industries grappling with similar issues. More from NPR here.

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Meta has released CM3leon, a generative AI model that performs both text-to-image and image-to-text generation. Despite being trained on a smaller dataset, its performance is comparable to larger models, marking another significant achievement for Meta in the AI space.

Air AI, a conversational AI that can perform full sales and customer service calls, has been introduced. This AI can autonomously perform actions across thousands of unique applications and adapt to various roles based on creative input. Companies can request beta access to deploy an AI sales or customer service team.

That's all for this week. Stay tuned for more updates in the world of AI!

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