Claude 3 beats GPT-4!

PLUS: Madonna joins the AI early adopters

Welcome, AI enthusiasts.

Move over, ChatGPT and Gemini — there’s a new AI powerhouse in town.

Anthropic just dropped Claude 3, surpassing both GPT-4 AND Gemini Ultra across benchmarks. The AI race just accelerated to the next level…

In today’s AI rundown:

  • Anthropic releases Claude 3 and new benchmarks

  • Madonna adopts Runway for visuals

  • Create realistic AI images with legible text

  • New AI app tackles ear infection diagnosis

  • 5 new AI tools & 4 new AI jobs

  • More AI & tech news

Read time: 4 minutes



Image source: Anthropic

The Rundown: Anthropic just announced the release of its next-generation Claude 3 model family, with the top-tier ‘Opus’ version outperforming top models like GPT-4 and Gemini Ultra across major benchmarks.

The details:

  • The Claude 3 lineup consists of Opus, Sonnet, and Haiku, each offering different levels of capability, speed, and cost.

  • Opus outperforms GPT-4 and Gemini Ultra on benchmarks, including expert knowledge, reasoning, coding, and mathematics.

  • Claude 3 also claims new vision capabilities on par with leading models like GPT-4V.

  • Opus displays a near-perfect 99% recall ability on processing long context prompts.

  • All three models boast a 200k context window (with the ability to handle as high as 1M).

  • Claude has removed the waitlist for API usage, allowing builders to immediately integrate the enhanced new models.

Why it matters: Gemini and ChatGPT may have gotten all the headlines in 2024, but Claude just came out of nowhere to claim the top of the AI benchmark leaderboards. We’ll be sharing the results from The Rundown’s Claude 3 vs. GPT-4 tests shortly — stay tuned!

You can try Claude 3 or access the API here.


The Rundown: In the fast-paced world of AI, keeping up with the latest LLM releases is crucial for builders to deliver cutting-edge experiences and minimize costs.

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The Rundown: Pop icon Madonna has become an early adopter of AI-generated video technology, reportedly leveraging Runway’s platform to create visual effects for her ongoing Celebration Tour.

The details:

  • Madonna's team experimented with AI text-to-video to generate moving images for her performance of "La Isla Bonita."

  • The AI-generated visuals replaced earlier CGI attempts that were deemed "bland and cheesy".

  • Runway CEO Cristobal Valenzuela said that musicians A$AP Rocky, Kanye West, and Slash have also utilized Runway.

Why it matters: Between Runway’s growing adoption and Sora’s viral teasers, the AI video wave is coming fast. And while initial sentiment was overwhelmingly negative towards AI, some artists seem to be coming around to the idea of AI as a tool rather than a replacement.


The Rundown: In this tutorial, you will learn to use AI to create photorealistic images containing legible text using Ideogram’s free text-to-image generator.


  1. Visit Ideogram. You can create 25 free images a day.

  2. Enter your prompt where it says: “Describe what you want to see here”. You can also use Magic Prompt to let AI rewrite your prompt.

  3. Select the style that closely matches your desired AI image and choose your preferred dimensions.

  4. Click “Generate” and observe 4 different images come to life in a few seconds!


The Rundown: Learn how industry leaders like LinkedIn, Google, Coinbase, P&G, Roblox and more get GenAI apps into production.

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  • How organizations govern, evaluate, and monitor GenAI

  • Practical hands-on architecture and tool insights

  • The emerging enterprise GenAI stack, from orchestration to evaluation, inference, retrieval, and more


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The Rundown: Researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh just developed a smartphone app that uses AI to accurately diagnose ear infections in children.

The details:

  • The AI tool analyzes short videos of the eardrum captured by a smartphone-connected otoscope.

  • The researchers trained two AI models using a library of 1,151 annotated videos from 635 children.

  • Both models demonstrated high accuracy, with sensitivity and specificity values exceeding 93%, outperforming human clinicians.

Why it matters: By providing a simple, effective solution for accurately diagnosing ear infections, this AI-powered app could be a game-changer in primary care settings — with the potential to better guide treatment decisions, help reduce antibiotic overuse, and expand access to care.


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OpenAI signed an open letter from SV Angel venture capitalist Ron Conway pushing for building AI responsibly, which comes just days after Elon Musk’s lawsuit against the company for abandoning its mission for profits.

Wix unveiled a new AI-powered builder that generates a functioning website in seconds based on user prompts, including text, images, and design elements.

India issued new guidelines requiring tech platforms to seek government approval before launching new AI offerings, with the policy shift raising concerns about stifling AI innovation in the country.

AI chatbots from TurboTax and H&R Block were shown to give misleading or incorrect answers almost 50% of the time in tests from the Washington Post.

OpenAI also officially rolled out its new ‘Read Aloud’ feature (we covered it yesterday), allowing ChatGPT to read its generated answers using customizable AI voices.

China is reportedly offering "computing vouchers" worth up to $280,000 to small AI startups to help cover increasing data center costs and compete with tech giants amid an AI chip shortage and U.S. restrictions.



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