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Last Week in Conversational AI
Brave, an alternative web browser company, has made its AI-powered assistant, Leo, available to all desktop users. This assistant can handle context-aware requests, such as summarizing webpages, translating text, and rewriting phrases. It's based on Large Language Models (LLMs) like Llama 2 and Anthropic's Claude. While free users have access to the basic versions of these models, Leo Premium subscribers get access to more advanced models for faster and more accurate responses. Brave ensures privacy by using an anonymous server as a proxy and discards responses after generation. Subscriptions are validated using unlinkable tokens to protect user privacy. Read More
President Biden is set to issue an executive order on artificial intelligence (A.I.) that must establish standards for American companies and public agencies in developing and regulating A.I. technologies. The order will invoke the Defense Production Act, allowing the mobilization of the U.S. industry for national defense. Companies working on A.I. with significant national security risks must notify the government during their training processes. Advanced A.I. products will be tested to ensure they can't be used for harmful purposes, and the findings must be reported to the government. The order will also recommend labeling content created by A.I. to counter "deep fakes" and disinformation. This move comes as the global community actively seeks ways to govern A.I., with various countries and regions working on their regulatory frameworks. Read More
China is sending Vice Minister of Science and Technology, Wu Zhaohui, to a global summit on artificial intelligence in the UK. The conference, on November 1-2, aims to discuss the risks associated with AI and build international consensus on its safe development. This move follows the acceptance of Britain's invitation by China, indicating an improvement in relations. China will be represented by various officials, academic bodies, and companies, including the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Alibaba, and Tencent. China has been developing large language models and has approximately 130 such models, making up 40% of the global total. Read More
Quora's AI chatbot platform, Poe, has launched a program that rewards bot creators for their work. Creators can earn money in two ways: by leading users to subscribe to Poe or by setting a per-message fee paid by Quora. The company believes this program will allow smaller companies or AI research groups to create bots that can reach the public, even if they don't have the resources to build an AI chatbot application. Poe has been gaining traction in the growing AI chatbot market, with over 18.4 million installs and nearly 1.22 million monthly active users as of October. Read More