The New York Times Bans AI Training with Its Content

PLUS: Humane will reveal 'Ai Pin' on October Eclipse


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The New York Times Bans AI Training with Its Content

In Today's Plate 🥑🍜🥕

  • New York Times bans AI training using its content

  • Humane will reveal 'Ai Pin' on October Eclipse

  • Amazon introduces generative AI for summarizing product reviews

  • Anthropic raises $100 million from SK Telecom

  • Various AI, product launches, and financial news

The New York Times Bans AI Training with Its Content

  • Updated terms specify restrictions on automated tools (e.g., website crawlers)

  • Written permission is required for using, accessing, or collecting content

  • A possible response to Google's privacy policy update

  • Google may collect public data for AI training (e.g., Bard, Cloud AI)

  • Large language models (e.g., OpenAI's ChatGPT) trained on vast datasets

  • Datasets may contain copyrighted/protected materials

Humane will reveal 'Ai Pin' on October Eclipse

  • Ai Pin: connected and intelligent clothing-based wearable. Reveal date: October 14, 2023

  • “Connected and Intelligent clothing-based wearable” a.k.a. Ai Pin.

  • An AI-powered device that can project an interface onto the palm of a hand

  • Humane is collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies for this unique device and form factor.

Amazon introduces a generative AI feature to summarize product reviews for customers

  • Amazon introduces a generative AI feature to summarize product reviews

  • Helps shoppers quickly understand customer opinions on products

  • Saves users time by avoiding reading individual reviews

AI startup Anthropic raises $100 million from Korean telecommunications giant SK Telecom

  • Receives $100 million in funding from one of the biggest mobile carriers in South Korea, SK Telecom (SKT)

  • Anthropic raised $450 million in a Series C funding round in May

  • SK Telecom Venture Capital (SKTVC) participated in Series C

  • Germany-based SAP invested in Anthropic last month

  • SKT to close investment in Q3, according to chief AI global officer Chung Suk-guen

Product Launches 🚀

Solana Train-to-Earn App 'Synesis' shows AI Data Supply Chain

  • Synesis One app rewards AI data providers with crypto using blockchain

  • Promotes transparent data supply chain

  • The first app to incentivize transparent AI data harvesting

  • This contrasts with firms requiring political pressure for transparency

Sabre Launches Lodging AI, Enhancing Intelligent Solutions with Sabre Travel AI™

  • Sabre Corporation announces Lodging AI

  • Introduction of Sabre Travel AI™ in the lodging sector

  • Considers property attributes, customer trip segmentation, traveller and agency preferences

  • Generates custom lodging options & Serves up properties with high booking likelihood

Ericsson and TPG Telecom Introduce Australia's First Analytics and Troubleshooting Solution

  • TPG Telecom and Ericsson announce multi-year agreement

  • Australian-first cloud-native, AI-powered analytics tool

  • Aim to improve mobile network performance for customers

  • Based on Ericsson Expert Analytics and EXFO Adaptive Service Assurance


After raising $54m in funding, Futureverse unveils ‘JEN 1’ text-to-music AI generator

  • Futureverse launches JEN 1, a text-to-music AI generator

  • Described as a "universal high-fidelity model for a text-to-music generation"

  • Co-Founders Shara Senderoff and Aaron McDonald express pride in the team's progress

  • Aim to benefit creators and advance the music industry

Total VC funding in Southeast Asia drops by 25% in H1 2023, according to a report

  • Southeast Asian startup investments drop 25% YoY in H1 2023

  • Singapore and Indonesia as focal points for VC funding

  • Singapore: 60% surge in deals, 19% increase in capital invested in H1 2023

  • Indonesia: steady deal count, 44% YoY decline in total capital investment in H1 2023

AI Spotlights

  1. ChatGPT appears to use a style-over-substance approach, which can lead people to believe it is more intelligent than it is, according to researchers. - Researchers from Purdue University analyzed ChatGPT's replies to 517 questions posted to Stack Overflow, an essential Q&A site for software developers and engineers. - link

  2. Apple sponsors Dublin conference on speech processing

    • Apple: main sponsor of 24th Interspeech Conference & Focuses on spoken language computing

    • Proposal 1: Activate Siri without spoken command

    • Proposal 2: Improve recognition for people with severe speech impairments

    • Trigger-less voice assistants, Spatial Audio learning, Voice assistants for people with Dysarthric speech

  3. White House Launches 'AI Security Challenge' to Protect Government Systems From Cyberattacks - link

  4. Ivix receives $12.5M to help combat tax evasion with AI-link

  5. Logistics "only at the beginning" of AI technology adoption - link

  6. Mastercard Releases Research Report: "Navigating Global Business Travel"

    • Mastercard Study includes over 500 travel-decision makers worldwide

    • Addresses the need and challenges of business travellers

    • Corporate travel making a Comeback

    • Key factors impacting business travel: Hybrid Working World, Shifting Organizational Priorities and Employee Expectations.

  7. UK Deputy PM Oliver Dowden: AI is the most ‘extensive’ industrial revolution yet

“This is a total revolution that is coming. It’s going to transform almost all elements of life over the coming years, and indeed, even months, in some cases.

“It is much faster than other revolutions that we’ve seen and much more extensive, whether that’s the invention of the internal combustion engine or the industrial revolution.”

Some fun tweets or Xs 🐤

Zuckerberg-Musk Cage Match Seems to Be on Hold 🤼‍♂️

  • Zuckerberg-Musk cage match unlikely to happen soon

  • “I think we can all agree Elon isn’t serious and it’s time to move on,” Zuckerberg

  • “Elon won’t confirm a date, then says he needs surgery, and now asks to do a practice round in my backyard instead,” Zuckerberg wrote. “If Elon ever gets serious about a real date and official event, he knows how to reach me.”

  • Musk replies on Twitter with "Can't wait to bang on his door tomorrow" 🤣

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