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More websites block OpenAI crawler, Paging Dr. GuPTa, Alibaba improves AI tools, ChatGPT Enterprise and more.

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  • 🕷️ Major websites like Amazon blocking OpenAI's web crawler

  • 🧠  Introducing ChatGPT Enterprise

  • 👨🏽‍⚕️ Paging Dr. GuPTa

  • 🧞‍♂️ Alibaba launches AI models

  • 🧑🏼‍🚒 Can AI detect wild fires?

  • 🎓 How ChatGPT could help college applicants

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Major websites like Amazon blocking OpenAI's web crawler

Numerous prominent companies, including Amazon and The New York Times, have swiftly taken measures to prevent GPTBot, a web crawling tool developed by OpenAI, from accessing their websites. GPTBot was introduced by OpenAI to collect data from the internet for training their widely used chatbot, ChatGPT. About 70 out of the world's top 1,000 websites have chosen to block GPTBot within the past two weeks, with over 15% of the most popular 100 websites opting for this action.

The process of blocking GPTBot involves adding it to the "disallow" list in the websites' "robots.txt" files, which were created in the 1990s to restrict data extraction by web crawlers. This move to block GPTBot reflects growing concerns about copyright infringement and data ownership related to AI training using web-scraped content, leading to legal considerations and heightened copyright awareness.

OpenAI has aimed to minimize its connection to copyrighted content in training ChatGPT, as there has been a rising focus on the legality and ethics of utilizing copyrighted data for AI model training. Notably, various lawsuits have emerged in response to the use of copyrighted materials in AI training sets. While OpenAI has committed to abiding by robots.txt restrictions, these legal requirements aren't universally recognized by all web crawlers.

Introducing ChatGPT Enterprise

OpenAI has introduced ChatGPT Enterprise, providing enhanced security, unlimited access to GPT-4, longer context windows for processing extended inputs, advanced data analysis features, and customization options. The Enterprise version guarantees data privacy, encryption, and SOC 2 compliance, while future plans involve customization, broader team availability, and specialized tools for different roles.

The adoption of ChatGPT within organizations has been remarkable, with over 80% of Fortune 500 companies using it, and industry leaders like Block, Canva, Carlyle, PwC, and others utilizing ChatGPT Enterprise to enhance various tasks and workflows.

Paging Dr. GuPTa - ChatGPT achieves impressive accuracy in clinical decision-making

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The emergence of large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT, trained on vast amounts of human-generated text, has led to investigation into whether AI can assist clinical decision-making across the entire workflow. ChatGPT, a derivative of OpenAI's GPT-3.5, achieved an average accuracy of 71.8% across different clinical vignettes and question types.

Notably, its performance was highest (76.9%) when providing final diagnoses that incorporated all available clinical information, compared to lower accuracy (60.3%) in differential diagnoses based only on initial patient information. The study revealed that ChatGPT's performance varied based on the type of question posed, demonstrating the potential and limitations of AI in clinical reasoning.

Patient age and gender did not significantly affect accuracy, but the study highlighted the necessity of assessing biases in AI healthcare tools. While AI integration offers transformative possibilities, the study emphasized the importance of understanding AI's reliability and formulating effective deployment strategies within clinical workflows.

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As California fires worsen, can AI come to the rescue?

The success of the project has been remarkable, accurately detecting 77 fires before any 911 calls were made, leading to rapid responses and containment. Cal Fire plans to expand the system to all 21 emergency command centers, making it the world's first firefighting agency with such an AI-driven system in place. The technology's potential applications include monitoring earthquakes, landslides, and other hazards, and NASA is also exploring AI tools for climate and science missions.

Alibaba launches AI models

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Alibaba has introduced two new artificial intelligence models, Qwen-VL and Qwen-VL-Chat, showcasing their capabilities in understanding images and engaging in more complex conversations compared to previous products. Qwen-VL can respond to open-ended queries related to various images and create captions for pictures. On the other hand, Qwen-VL-Chat specializes in handling intricate interactions, such as comparing multiple image inputs and addressing multiple rounds of questions, including tasks like generating stories based on images and solving mathematical equations from pictures.

These developments build upon Alibaba's earlier large language model, Tongyi Qianwen, and support the company's aim to expand its user base for AI models and enhance its cloud division's growth, especially as it approaches going public.

How ChatGPT could help college applicants

The debate surrounding the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in writing college admissions essays is growing more complex. Students are experimenting with AI-powered chatbots to generate essays quickly, raising questions about the authenticity and ethics of such practices. While some institutions are banning the use of AI in applications, others are struggling to differentiate between essays written by students and those generated by AI.

The absence of clear guidelines leaves students uncertain about the proper use of AI tools, with concerns ranging from potential plagiarism to the potential democratization of the admissions process. Despite fears, some experts believe that AI can be a valuable tool for students, particularly those who lack access to costly tutors or counselors, but emphasize the importance of students incorporating their unique voice and revising AI-generated content. The conversation also underscores the challenges of navigating AI's role in education and admission processes.

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