• Daily Zaps
  • Posts
  • AI-powered doctor’s office in a box

AI-powered doctor’s office in a box

OpenAI pauses ChatGPT+ signups, students and AI, Microsoft AI chips, and more

Welcome to Daily Zaps — Here’s what we got for you today: 🙌

  • 🩻 AI-powered doctor’s office in a box

  • 💻 OpenAI pauses ChatGPT Plus signups

  • 📚 Are students over reliant on ChatGPT?

  • 🚀 Microsoft announces custom AI chips

  • 🔗 Other tech news

Let’s get right into it!

AI-powered doctor’s office in a box

Adrian Aoun, founder and CEO of Forward, a primary care startup, envisions a future in healthcare devoid of traditional doctor’s offices. Instead, he proposes the widespread use of CarePods, autonomous medical units that offer various health services. These pods, equipped with technology for tasks like biometric body scans, mental health surveys, and blood tests, are intended to be conveniently located in malls and office buildings.

The company plans to roll out CarePods in major U.S. cities, offering access for $99 per month. However, this innovative approach raises significant concerns and skepticism among medical professionals. There are worries about the potential for misdiagnosis, oversimplification of complex health issues, and whether the technology can truly replace the nuanced care provided by human medical professionals.

The CarePod's AI is overseen by doctors remotely, but the prospect of one doctor monitoring multiple pods simultaneously raises questions about the quality and attention to detail in patient care. Critics also question the affordability and accessibility of such technology for lower-income patients.

OpenAI pauses ChatGPT Plus signups

OpenAI has temporarily paused new sign-ups for ChatGPT Plus subscriptions due to an unexpected surge in demand following their DevDay event. This event marked almost a year since ChatGPT's launch, and CEO Sam Altman announced significant new features for the AI chatbot, especially within the ChatGPT Plus subscription. As a result of the high demand, potential new subscribers are now placed on a waitlist and will be notified when subscriptions reopen.

The DevDay event was notable for the announcement of various new capabilities in GPT-4, including the creation of custom bots tailored to specific tasks and the introduction of GPT-4 Turbo. Users also gained access to multimodal GPT-4 features like web browsing, image generation with DALL-E 3, and advanced data analysis, all seamlessly integrated without the need to switch between features.

From Our Partners

 🚀 Are you in B2B SaaS and looking to drive more traffic and skyrocket your online presence?

In today's digital world, a strong online presence is key. Get in front of more customers by having quality and relevant websites link to your business. dofollow.com is a premium link-building agency that can get your business ranked higher in search engines (like Google).

🌟 Why choose dofollow.com?

🔗 High DR90+ Websites: Get backlinks from reputable sources that Google loves. (HubSpot, BigCommerce, Canva, Envato, Business Insider, and 100s more).
📈 Pay-for-Performance: Only pay for the results you see. No hidden fees.
 Link Guarantee Policy: This means you can be sure that your link will not disappear.
🎯 Client Success Stories: But don't just take our word for it.

Are students over reliant on ChatGPT?

Since the launch of ChatGPT by OpenAI in November 2022, its use in education has attracted significant negative attention. Large Language Models (LLMs) like ChatGPT, which learn from vast amounts of text data, can produce well-written and seemingly well-researched responses. This capability raises concerns in the educational sector about students potentially using ChatGPT to complete their homework or becoming overly reliant on it for quick answers without fully understanding the underlying concepts.

While ChatGPT has shown proficiency in various business, legal, and academic areas, it has limitations. The system can be inaccurate or inconsistent, particularly when questions are phrased in certain ways, leading to what is known as "hallucination" or generating incorrect information. This issue was highlighted in a study by Wei Wang at the University of California, Los Angeles, who found that both GPT-3.5 and GPT-4, the technologies behind ChatGPT, often provided incorrect answers to university-level questions in subjects like physics, chemistry, computer science, and mathematics.

Microsoft announces custom AI chips

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently revealed the company's first self-developed server chips, confirming earlier reports about Microsoft's efforts to reduce its dependence on Nvidia, a leading AI chip designer. This move aligns Microsoft with competitors like Amazon, who have already developed in-house chips. The new central processing unit, named Cobalt (internally codenamed Cascade), and an AI chip, Maia (codenamed Athena), are set to power Microsoft's data center servers next year.

These chips will be utilized for AI services offered to cloud customers, including the Azure OpenAI Service and Office 365 Copilot. Although specific performance details were sparse, Nadella mentioned that the AI chip requires advanced cooling, leading to the development of a custom server rack.

In case you’re interested — we’ve got a bunch of cool AI tools listed over at Daily Zaps AI hub. If you have any cool tools to share, feel free to submit them or get in touch with us by replying to this email.

Other tech and news we thought were cool 🔗

Newsletters from our friends

WiFi WeeklyKeep up-to-date on WiFi technology and trends with our 3-minute weekly email.

Refer Daily Zaps

Can you do me a solid and refer a buddy, colleague, or family member to Daily Zaps? As a thank you, I'll send you an Airtable list of over 170 AI-focused startups complete with links to their sites, founder names, funding amounts, investors, and all that good stuff.

If you don’t have anyone to refer you can still help by doing below.

  • Reply to this email with a simple “yes” so that I know people are reading this tiny newsletter on the Internet.

  • Desktop readers, drag newsletter email to your primary inbox. This will make sure you don’t miss any issues.

  • On your phone? No problem. Hit the 3 dots at top right corner, click "Move to" then "Primary."

  • Apple mail users: Tap on our email address at the top of this email (next to "From:" on mobile) and click “Add to VIPs”

Pssst….check out what readers are saying about Daily Zaps 🥰

How much did you enjoy this email?

Login or Subscribe to participate in polls.

Peace out,

Daily Zaps Team