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Anthropic debuts Claude 3, its most powerful chatbot yet

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1. Anthropic debuts Claude 3, its most powerful chatbot yet

Anthropic has launched Claude 3, its fastest and most powerful suite of artificial intelligence models. The models, called Claude 3 Opus, Sonnet, and Haiku, offer multimodal support for users to upload photos, charts, documents, and other unstructured data for analysis and answers.

The models are available in 159 countries and are more compact and less expensive than Opus. Anthropic, founded by ex-OpenAI research executives, has closed five funding deals totaling about $7.3 billion over the past year. The generative AI field has exploded, with a record $29.1 billion invested across nearly 700 deals in 2023.

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2. Using generative AI to improve software testing

MIT spinout DataCebo has developed a generative software system called the Synthetic Data Vault to help organizations create synthetic data for testing software applications and training machine learning models. The system has been downloaded over 1 million times and has been used by over 10,000 data scientists.

The company's success is attributed to its ability to revolutionize software testing and create synthetic data that matches the statistical properties of real data. The Synthetic Data Vault has been used in various applications, including flight simulators, medical records prediction, and competitions on Kaggle.

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3. Amazon to spend $1 billion on startups that combine AI with robots

Amazon's $1 billion industrial innovation fund aims to increase investments in companies that combine artificial intelligence and robotics to drive efficiencies across its logistics network. The fund has made 12 investments in total, including in Mantis Robotics, which is developing a robotic arm that uses sensors to work alongside humans.

Amazon has invested in robotics before, investing over 400 million euros in technologies in its European warehouses and deployed 750,000 mobile robots across its operations network. The focus on automation of warehouses and logistics is part of a broader strategy to boost margins following heavy investment in the logistics network during the pandemic.

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4. MAGA uses AI to invent pictures of Trump with Black people

MAGA influencers are using generative AI to create images of Donald Trump alongside smiling Black voters, according to a BBC report. The images, shared by conservative radio jockey Mark Kaye and "Trump History," contain signs of AI generation.

The images have been shared on social media, with some users duped by the AI-generated images. The use of AI to disseminate disinformation to Black communities is not new, as there have been documented attempts to target disinformation to younger Black voters.

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5. Groq acquires Definitive Intelligence to launch GroqCloud

AI technology company Groq has acquired Definitive Intelligence to launch GroqCloud, a new developer playground with integrated documentation, code samples, and self-serve access. Definitive Intelligence Co-founder and CEO Sunny Madra will lead the new GroqCloud business unit, aiming to expand access to the Groq LPU Inference Engine and help customers deploy new generative AI applications.

GroqCloud has attracted developers using the Groq API and will focus on expanding capacity, improving efficiency, forming partnerships, and building out the developer platform. The acquisition will enable Groq to continue to innovate and accelerate inference.

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