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ChatGPT can now browse the Internet

WGA ends strike and agrees on AI usage, how students can use AI, Mistral 7B, and more

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  • 🌐 ChatGPT can now browse the Internet

  • 📝 Writers Guild of America agrees to usage of AI

  • 🤖 Mistral 7B, open AI model released

  • 📓 Student guidelines for proper AI use

  • 🔗 Other tech news

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ChatGPT can now browse the internet

ChatGPT has been updated to browse the internet for current information, with links to sources, overcoming its previous limitation of data up till September 2021. Post its original browsing feature launch in May, feedback has led to updates like adherence to robots.txt and user agent identification for better site interaction control. It’s not just able to search, but can also click into webpages to find the most helpful information & links for you. Initially available to Plus and Enterprise users, it will soon extend to all users.

The browsing feature can be enabled by selecting 'Browse with Bing' under GPT-4. Some results below…seems to be working well.

What is the stock price of Microsoft?

The closing stock price of Microsoft on September 26, 2023, was $312.14

What was highest temperature in Rome, Italy yesterday?

The highest temperature in Rome, Italy yesterday was 86°F, recorded at 1:50 pm​.

Writers Guild of America agrees to usage of AI

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has ended a nearly five-month strike by reaching an agreement with Hollywood studios, allowing writers to resume work from the upcoming Wednesday under new contract terms. A significant issue during the strike was the potential misuse of AI tools like ChatGPT by studios to bypass union writers. The new contract now restricts AI usage in scriptwriting, ensuring it cannot replace human writers or be considered as source material, although writers can individually choose to use AI tools.

Meanwhile, the actors union, SAG-AFTRA, continues its strike, extending it to the video game industry, sharing similar concerns over AI misuse in creative work. The WGA's agreement sets a precedent in establishing boundaries on AI usage in creative fields amidst ongoing legal ambiguities regarding AI and copyrighted material.

First Disruption to Smartphones in 15 Years🤳

Tech Startup With Traction: Turn your phone from a cost to an income source. Intriguing idea, isn't it? This is why, we have our eyes on the launch of Mode Mobile’s Pre-IPO Offering. It’s the latest in a series of impressive raises among smartphone innovators, likely spurred by Apple’s recent $3+ trillion valuation.

Mode saw 150x revenue growth from 2019 to 2022, a leap that has made them one of America’s fastest growing companies. Mode is on a mission to disrupt the entire industry with their "EarnPhone," a budget smartphone that’s helped consumers earn and save $150M+ for activities like listening to music, playing games, and ... even charging their devices?!

Over 11,000 investors already acquired shares — and with only days remaining prior to their bonus tier closing, allocations are limited.

*Disclosure: Please read the offering circular at invest.modemobile.com. This is a paid advertisement for Mode Mobile’s Regulation CF Offering.

Mistral 7B, open AI model

Mistral 7B, released under the Apache 2.0 license, showcases the potential of smaller models in handling various tasks efficiently at a fraction of the cost of large proprietary solutions. They are actively working on hosted solutions, dedicated deployment for enterprises, and training larger models with novel architectures, with more releases anticipated in the coming fall. Mistral 7B is accessible for use without restrictions, and can be deployed on various platforms including AWS, GCP, Azure, and HuggingFace.

Student guidelines for proper AI use

Two Wharton school professors published a guide on the proper AI use for students. They emphasized the importance of understanding Large Language Models (LLMs) for effective AI use in educational settings. LLMs, trained on extensive content, predict subsequent text based on given prompts, akin to autocomplete features. However, they lack real understanding and often err, necessitating user verification of their outputs. The professors also highlighted the challenges posed by LLMs, including fabrication of information, inherent biases due to training data or human intervention, and privacy concerns regarding data usage for future AI training.

Below are the four recommended ways AI can be used in a the classroom to enhance education.

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