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Last Week in Conversational AI
Amazon is targeting large corporate clients for its AWS cloud computing service with a new chatbot for businesses called Q. This chatbot, designed to enhance productivity, can assist workers in summarizing important documents, handling support tickets, and engaging in communication apps like Slack. It can also automatically change a business's source code, expediting development processes. Alongside the chatbot, AWS CEO Adam Selipsky announced Guardrails for Bedrock, a service to prevent objectionable content in generative AI applications. This feature allows users to filter out harmful content, offering a layer of control and safety. In addition, Amazon revealed plans to indemnify AWS customers against lawsuits related to the misuse of copyrighted materials. The company introduced these offerings at its annual cloud computing conference in Las Vegas. Read More
OpenAI's GPTs (Generative Pre-trained Transformers) allow users to create custom chatbots without coding. However, researchers have found that these custom chatbots can leak their secrets, exposing initial instructions and files to customize them. Security researchers have tested more than 200 custom GPTs, finding it surprisingly easy to extract information from them. While some information may be inconsequential, sensitive data like domain-specific insights or confidential information has been exposed in some instances. OpenAI has been made aware of these findings and emphasized its commitment to user privacy and ongoing efforts to enhance safety measures. Read More
Capsule, a Paris-based startup, aims to revolutionize the news-reading experience by combining AI technology and human editorial curation. Described as the "Spotify for news," Capsule uses a vertical scrolling feed where news is presented through headlines, photos, and screenshots of social media posts. Users can tap on a headline to read a summary and choose to read the full article on the publisher's website. Capsule leverages AI to distill essential information from articles, and its editorial team adds insights through additional research. The startup is exploring a freemium model in the future but is currently a free download on iOS. Read More