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💰 OpenAI raking in cash as ChatGPT gets down to business
🇨🇳 China set to greenlight first AI models
🛠️ 7 new AI tools
✍️ Generate AI images with text using Ideogram
🤖 3 quick AI updates
The Rundown: OpenAI is reportedly on pace to hit $1B in annual revenue as more companies adopt ChatGPT, a huge leap fueled by enterprise demand.
The company is currently earning around $80M in monthly revenue, according to The Information.
OpenAI lost a reported $540M last year developing its costly AI models, with the current revenue push coming amid copious spending needs.
The team launched ChatGPT Enterprise this week, targeting businesses with a tailored model alongside the current premium consumer subscriptions.
Why it matters: After early losses on pricey models dominated headlines, OpenAI's sudden cash explosion should help silence critics. Plus, with Enterprise unlocking more money from big businesses, the revenue surge might just be warming up.
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The Rundown: China is reportedly set to approve its first public generative AI services this week, allowing the country’s own tech giants to take on the leading US-based models.
The approval comes just weeks after China implemented its first AI regulations and signals Beijing’s endorsement of the industry it deemed both a “political and business imperative”.
The country’s top tech leaders, Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, are racing to roll out rival services, with Baidu’s Ernie Bot expected to be the first to win government approval.
U.S. sanctions on semiconductor exports could play a role in Western models staying ahead, though Baidu claimed in June that Ernie was already outperforming ChatGPT in several areas.
Why it matters: With all AI ambitions unlocked, a new tech powerhouse emerges as the AI frenzy continues to spread across the globe. But it remains to be seen if China’s models will threaten current leaders in the short term.
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🔥 Jasper- An AI copywriter assistant that can generate any kind of marketing copy (link)
📝 Writesonic- ChatGPT alternative that addresses the limitations of ChatGPT (link)
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Since the launch of AI-generating image platforms, all models have notoriously struggled to imagine text properly in the results.
But a new platform called Ideogram (which opened in beta this week) seems to have made some serious progress in cracking the text-generating code. How to get started:
Head to Ideogram.ai and create an account (it’s free to try).
Type a prompt of the image you’d like to create, similar to how you would in Midjourney or another tool.
Ideogram also has a list of suggested styles (photo, cinematic, painting), as well as a sizing feature.
Continue tweaking your prompt and the styles as needed until you get the result you like!
Samsung just announced the launch of an AI-powered food app called Samsung Food in 100+ countries. Drawing from its acquired app Whisk's 160K recipe database, it suggests dishes, meal plans, and ingredients to order. Samsung Food also controls appliances and shares recipes — and next year, the company says its Vision AI will be able to ID food via phone cameras.
Popular video game Call of Duty is bringing on AI startup Modulate to help tackle its longstanding voice chat toxicity issues. Modulate's ToxMod system filters and takes action against harassment and hate speech in real-time and is rolling out with an initial beta in existing games before a global launch alongside Modern Warfare III in November.
Israeli startup QuantHealth announced a $15M Series A raise on Wednesday. The company hopes to optimize clinical trials and streamline drug development — using AI to predict risks and outcomes and analyzing vast patient data (covering over 350M patients) to identify how subjects may respond to treatments.
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