Singular Intel #17

Sberbank of Russia has launched a competitor to ChatGPT called GigaChat.

Sberbank, a Russian lender, has released its own AI chatbot technology called GigaChat as a rival to ChatGPT. GigaChat is currently in invite-only testing mode and boasts the ability to communicate more intelligently in Russian than other foreign neural networks. Sberbank has heavily invested in technology to reduce Russia's reliance on imports, especially with Western nations imposing sanctions over Moscow's actions in Ukraine. The release of ChatGPT last year has caused a sprint in the technology sector to put AI into more users' hands in hopes of reshaping how people work and win business.

SnapGPT has arrived! Now everyone can utilize ChatGPT directly via Snapchat.

Snapchat has made its customizable My AI chatbot available to all users within the app. Previously only available to paying subscribers, the bot offers recommendations and can answer questions to help users make plans. Users can personalize the bot with a custom Bitmoji avatar and bring it into conversations with friends by mentioning "@MyAI." The bot is designed to help users plan their social lives without having to leave the Snapchat app. It is highly customizable and appeals to a younger generation who use it casually. Other social media apps that plan to integrate AI chatbots into their UI should follow Snapchat's non-invasive approach.

Google's Bard AI chatbot has the ability to create and fix code.

Google's AI chatbot, Bard, has been updated to include code generation, debugging and explaining code snippets. The chatbot supports over 20 programming languages and can export Python code directly into Google's cloud-based tool for coding machine learning and data science models. Bard can also help users write functions for Google Sheets and explain code snippets. However, users are warned that the chatbot is still experimental and may provide inaccurate or misleading information. If Bard quotes from an open-source project, it will cite the source to help users track down the original source of the code.

Synthesis AI has recently launched their new high-resolution text-to-3D capabilities in partnership with Synthesis Labs.

San Francisco-based startup Synthesis AI has developed a text-to-3D technology that uses generative artificial intelligence (AI) and visual effects pipelines to produce high-quality digital humans that can be used for gaming, virtual reality, film and simulation. The technology allows users to input text descriptions of the desired digital human and generate a 3D model that matches the specifications. Users can also edit the 3D model by changing text prompts or using sliders to adjust features like facial expressions and lighting. Synthesis AI claims it is the first company to demonstrate text-to-3D digital human synthesis at such a high level of quality and detail.

Sofy has recently introduced SofySense, which is an AI-powered no-code mobile app testing solution.

Sofy, a software testing platform, has launched SofySense, an AI-driven mobile app testing solution that uses no-code automation to assist with quality assurance. The platform incorporates GPT-integrated AI technology to generate test cases and eliminate the need for research and test design. The company claims SofySense can accelerate product release times by up to 95%, freeing up testers to focus on critical tasks. The platform also includes a generative AI chatbot that offers prompt and accurate responses to specific test queries. Sofy plans to integrate non-functional testing using generative AI in the future.

AI Startup Humane Shows Off Wearable AI Assistant

Imran Chaudhri, a former Apple employee and founder of startup Humane, gave a preview of his AI-powered wearable at a TED talk. The device uses voice and gestures for input and can display information by projecting it onto nearby objects. Chaudhri demonstrated the wearable by translating his voice into French and answering a phone call with the call information projected onto his hand. Humane has raised $230 million from investors including Microsoft, LG Technology Ventures, and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. More details on the secretive startup will be released in the coming months.

Google has merged its brain division with DeepMind.

Google is merging its AI research groups, Google Brain and DeepMind, into one focused team called Google DeepMind. The move comes as Google seeks to improve its Bard AI and catch up with Microsoft and OpenAI in the field of generative AI. DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis will lead the new team, while Jeff Dean will become chief scientist at Google. Google has lagged behind competitors in the public release of powerful language models, but hopes that the combined talent of Google DeepMind will accelerate progress in AI.

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