Generative AI Resource Roundup #8

Key players in the space continue to make rapid innovations in generative AI showing this technology’s seemingly endless potential. From chatbots to AI agents, the hype has not died down

Check out these top articles to learn more.

Microsoft-backed OpenAI announces GPT-4 Turbo, its most powerful AI yet | CNBC
OpenAI announced its new, more powerful GPT-4 Turbo artificial intelligence model Monday, November 6 during its first in-person event, and revealed a new option that will let users create custom versions of its viral ChatGPT chatbot.

GPT-4 also supports DALL-E 3 AI-generated images and text-to-speech. Now it’s adding the option for anyone to create custom chatbots. “Anyone can easily build their own GPT—no coding is required,” the company wrote in a release.

Now that users and developers can launch their own, personalized AI chatbots, OpenAI is introducing a new revenue driver for the company: Its own version of the app store. The GPT Store allows people who create their own GPTs to make them available for public download, and in the coming months, OpenAI said people will be able to earn money based on their creation’s usage numbers.

How to Create Images With ChatGPT’s New Dall-E 3 Integration | WIRED
OpenAI just integrated its newest image generator, Dall-E 3, into ChatGPT. The tool is currently in beta for subscribers to ChatGPT Plus, OpenAI’s $20-a-month service.

If you want to try Dall-E 3 for free, a version is available through Microsoft’s Bing Image Creator.
Find how to access Dall-E 3 in ChatGPT and advice while experimenting with this powerful image generator.

How generative AI can boost highly skilled workers’ productivity | MIT Sloan School
The paper, Navigating the Jagged Technological Frontier: Field Experimental Evidence of the Effects of AI on Knowledge Worker Productivity and Quality authored by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Harvard Business School, the Wharton School, Warwick Business School, and Sloan School of Management in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group involved more than 700 consultants who were assigned a skills assessment task and an experimental task.

The study finds that generative AI can improve a highly skilled worker’s performance by as much as 40% compared with workers who don’t use it. But when AI is used outside that boundary to complete a task, worker performance drops by an average of 19 percentage points.

The quality improvement and decrease in performance indicates that rather than blindly adopting AI outputs, highly skilled workers need to continue to validate AI and exert “cognitive effort and experts’ judgment when working with AI,” the researchers write.

Download and read the paper here

Elon Musk Unveils ‘Grok,’ an AI Bot That Combines Snark and Lofty Ambitions | Wall Street Journal
Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence startup, xAI, showed off its first product: a bot named Grok. Grok is an alternative AI option to Google and to Microsoft, which is a major investor in OpenAI. The xAI announcement said that Grok will “answer spicy questions that are rejected by most other AI systems,” and warned, “Please don’t use it if you hate humor!”

Musk said Grok would be made available to X’s Premium+ subscribers after beta testing with a limited group of users.

Biden to Issue First Regulations on Artificial Intelligence Systems | The New York Times
President Biden issued an executive order on Monday, October 30 outlining the federal government’s first regulations on artificial intelligence systems. They include requirements that the most advanced A.I. products be tested to assure that they cannot be used to produce biological or nuclear weapons, with the findings from those tests reported to the federal government.

YouTube to test generative AI features, including a comments summarizer and conversational tool | TechCrunch
YouTube announced that they will begin to experiment with new generative AI features. As part of the premium package available to paid subscribers, YouTube users will be able to try out a new conversational tool that uses AI to answer questions about YouTube’s content and make recommendations, as well as try out a new feature that will summarize topics in the comments of a video.

The feature will be offered initially only in the U.S. and on Android devices via a new “Ask” option on the video’s watch page.

The Generative AI TLDR

“For each one of a set of realistic consulting tasks within the frontier of AI capabilities, consultants using AI were significantly more productive. For a task selected to be outside the frontier, however, saw performance decreases as a result of AI. The results suggest that the adoption of AI should focus on the knowledge workflow and the tasks within it, and in each of them, evaluate the value of using different configurations and combinations of humans and AI.”

Navigating the Jagged Technological Frontier: Field Experimental Evidence of the Effects of AI on Knowledge Worker Productivity and Quality | Harvard Business School

That’s all for this week! Stay tuned for more roundups on a biweekly basis.

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