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Last Week in Conversational AI
Google is extending access to its generative AI search experience, SGE (Search Generative Experience), to teenagers aged 13-17 in the United States.This move enables teens to engage in more conversational searches and pose follow-up questions, with strong safeguards in place to ensure safety. Google is also introducing an "About this result" feature to provide context about how SGE generates responses, along with an update to enhance the model's ability to detect false or offensive queries. These developments align with Google's commitment to improving the quality and safety of AI-powered search experiences. Read More
Mistral AI, a French startup, has unveiled its first large language model, Mistral 7B, available for free download and use under the permissive Apache 2.0 license.This model is designed to outperform others of its size and offers capabilities similar to larger models but at a lower computing cost. Mistral aims to support the open generative AI community and is working on commercial offerings that will provide weights and code sources for enterprise use. The release of Mistral 7B follows three months of intensive work by the Mistral AI team, which includes individuals with experience at Meta and Google DeepMind. Read More
Cloudflare, a leading connectivity cloud company, has launched Workers AI, an end-to-end infrastructure that allows developers to build AI applications on Cloudflare's network. This platform aims to simplify and accelerate the development of AI-powered applications, offering fast and affordable inference without the need to manage infrastructure. Workers AI utilizes Cloudflare's global network to provide low-latency AI inference, and it includes features like a model catalog to help developers get started quickly. Additionally, Cloudflare has introduced Vectorize, a vector database that enables full-stack AI application development, and AI Gateway for improved observability and scalability of AI applications. These developments are designed to empower developers to build production-ready AI applications efficiently and cost-effectively. Read More
Tubi, the streaming service, has introduced Rabbit AI, powered by ChatGPT, to help users find content more efficiently within its vast library of streaming content.Rabbit AI allows users to search for content using natural language queries. For example, you can ask for recommendations like "movies like Hidden Figures" or "horror movies about high school," which will provide relevant offers. This feature aims to simplify content discovery and make it more conversational, catering to users who may need to learn precisely what they're looking for. It also helps Tubi gather data on user preferences to improve its recommendations. Read More
Zapier has introduced "Zapier Canvas," an AI-powered diagramming tool designed to help users visualize, plan, and automate business-critical processes.Zapier Canvas is currently in alpha and available through Zapier Early Access. It allows users to plan workflows, visualize entire processes (beyond just Zaps), collaborate with team members, and efficiently automate tasks. The tool integrates Zapier's existing features, including integrations, tools, and products, making it a comprehensive solution for workflow planning and automation. Additionally, AI-powered recommendations are provided to help users discover more automation opportunities based on their app usage and previous automation. Read More