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Last Week in Conversational AI
Anthropic, the AI startup backed by Google, has unveiled Claude 2.1, an upgraded version of its chatbot. Notable features include the ability for Pro tier users to input up to 200,000 tokens at once, a significant boost from previous limits. This enhancement allows in-depth analysis of extensive materials such as entire codebases or lengthy texts. Claude 2.1 is also said to hallucinate or lie half as often, includes support for custom, persistent instructions, and introduces a beta feature enabling third-party APIs. Anthropic positions the 200,000-token capability as an "industry first." Read More
Elon Musk announced that xAI's chatbot, Grok, will be available to X Premium+ subscribers next week. Grok aims to have a distinctive personality, responding to questions with wit and a "rebellious streak." It will be integrated into X's web app, offering real-time knowledge via the X platform. The move is expected to boost sign-ups for X's Premium+ subscription, which includes an ad-free experience and a Creator Hub. Read More
OpenAI has made ChatGPT's voice feature available to all users for free. Users can now utilize their voice to interact with ChatGPT in the mobile app, marked by tapping the initial feature. It allows, initially introduced in September, was restricted to paying users at its launch. The announcement on X includes a playful example referencing the recent CEO upheaval at OpenAI, adding humor to a situation involving the sudden removal of CEO Sam Altman and subsequent negotiations for his return. Read More
Native Voice, in collaboration with AccuWeather, has introduced the "Hey AccuWeather" conversational voice experience. Accessible through the Native Voice app with an Onn. FM Transmitter from Walmart, users can now obtain hands-free and rapid access to AccuWeather's renowned accurate weather forecasts. Native Voice's conversational AI, built on its Native Voice framework and Large Language Models, engages users naturally. It allows queries about weather-related decisions like bringing an umbrella or what to wear on a hike. The integration aims to provide a seamless and conversational interface for interacting with AccuWeather's weather intelligence. Read More