Google reveals massive AI developments

PLUS: $300 million AI supercomputer?!

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Google just went all out at their Next conference, mass revealing new AI developments to rival other tech giants in this AI gold rush. Lets dig into it.

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In todays AI rundown:

  • Google announces slew of AI upgrades

  • Tesla fires up new AI supercomputer

  • 儭 6 new AI tools

  • How to master ChatGPT with prompting frameworks

  • 3 quick AI updates

Read time: 4 minutes

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

GOOGLE

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The Rundown: Google unveiled an avalanche of new AI tools and capabilities at the kickoff of the companys three-day Google Next conference in San Francisco yesterday.

Key developments:

  • Googles Cloud service adds 20 new prebuilt AI models optimized for enterprises, with customers gaining access to third-party systems like LLaMa-2 (Meta) and Claude 2 (Anthropic).

  • A new AI watermarking tool called SynthID aims to help distinguish AI images while curbing disinformation and deepfakes.

  • Open access for cloud customers to next-gen TPU v5e AI training chips optimized for generative AI and LLMs.

  • Googles Duet AI assistant is officially being rolled out across the major Workspace apps, with a price tag of $30 per month (per user) for enterprise.

  • Updates across Googles cloud-based Vertex AI platform include upgrades to PaLM 2, enhanced code generation, and new search and conversational models.

  • New Google AI partnerships include General Motors, FOX Sports, Estee Lauder, and Ginkgo Bioworks (more detailed in quick hits below).

The relevance: While OpenAIs ChatGPT Enterprise launch dominated the headlines on Monday, Google really said hold my beer with a laundry list of new AI updates across its sprawling tech empire just a day later.

Iron continues to sharpen iron in the quest for AI dominance.

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TESLA

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The Rundown: Tesla just launched a powerful $300 million AI supercomputer with 10,000 Nvidia chips, aiming to accelerate its controversial self-driving tech.

Key points:

  • The new systems performance capabilities reportedly place it as one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, and it aims to speed up training on Teslas Full Self-Driving software.

  • The launch is part of Teslas $4B+ investment in AI training over the next two years.

  • Teslas AI moves come on the heels of both Elon Musks FSD demo this past weekend, as well as the companys upcoming legal battles over previous fatal crashes.

Why it matters: Tesla continues to push autonomous limits and is in a prime position to capture massive value in the AI boom. However, looming regulatory concerns may hinder the pace of development.

TRENDING TOOLS

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AI TRAINING

Learning how to prompt effectively can help you get the most accurate, relevant responses from ChatGPT. Try utilizing these frameworks to get amazing results:

Contextual prompting: Provide background context before asking a question. Ex: "I'm planning a trip to Paris. What are the top 3 tourist attractions I should visit?"

Explicit instruction: Clearly specify the type of answer or format you want. Ex: "Summarize the key events of WWII in a bulleted list."

Step-by-step instruction: Break down complex requests into smaller, simpler questions. Ex: Ask about losing weight first, then building muscle.

Mastering ChatGPT is all about mastering the art of the prompt! For more frameworks and visual examples, click here.

QUICK HITS

FOX Sports expanded its partnership with Google Cloud, with plans to apply AI across its vast sports footage archives. Using Google's Vertex AI Vision, FOX can rapidly search 1.9M videos to create new content and assets, automating manual processes.

GM is utilizing Google's conversational AI to handle simple OnStar requests like navigation, freeing up human operators for more complex issues on the safety system. The AI reduces wait times and has reportedly received positive feedback so far. GM is also planning more in-vehicle uses for AI, including user handbook assistance and schedule integration.

Over half a dozen major tech CEOs will join an AI event hosted by Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sept. 13, with attendees including heads of Google, Meta, Microsoft, Nvidia, and more.

It's the first of nine AI forums aimed at educating lawmakers before regulating the technology, with the closed-door sessions bringing experts together with legislators seeking to better understand AI's risks and benefits.

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