🤝 Amazon's AGI Talent Grab

📊 Google's Gemini can't keep up


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Monday’s top story: Amazon acquired Adept's leadership and technology to boost its artificial general intelligence efforts…

🌤️ This Morning on AI Tool Report

  1. 🤝 Amazon's AGI Talent Grab

  2. 🔐 How to keep your SSN off the dark web

  3. 📊 Google's Gemini falls short

  4. ℹ️ Breaking down complex tasks in seconds

  5. 🏅 How to get an edge on the competition with ChatGPT

  6. 🌍 Gates on AI and climate change

  7. 🔍 EU probes AI partnerships

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🤝 Amazon's AGI Talent Grab


Our Report: Amazon has hired top executives from AI startup Adept and licensed their technology to boost its artificial general intelligence (AGI) efforts.

🔑 Key Points:

  • Amazon hired Adept co-founder and CEO David Luan, who will oversee Amazon's "AGI Autonomy" division, reporting directly to Rohit Prasad, head of Amazon's AGI unit.

  • Amazon will license Adept's technology, including multimodal models and datasets, under a non-exclusive agreement to enhance its digital agent capabilities.

  • Adept, founded in 2022 by former OpenAI and Google engineers, was valued at over $1B in early 2023 and is known for developing AI agents that can perform complex tasks without human assistance.

🤔 Why you should care:  Amazon's move shows its commitment to competing in the AGI race alongside Microsoft and Google. Amazon is expanding beyond traditional language models by focusing on multimodal agents, potentially revolutionizing AI applications across various sectors.

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📊 Google's Gemini falls short


Our Report: New research suggests that Google's flagship AI models, Gemini 1.5 Pro, and 1.5 Flash, struggle with analyzing large datasets, contradicting Google's assertions about their advanced "long context" capabilities.

🔑 Key Points:

  • Two separate studies found that Gemini 1.5 Pro and 1.5 Flash correctly answered questions about large datasets 40-50% of the time in document-based tests.

  • In a video-based test, Gemini 1.5 Flash only transcribed six handwritten digits from a 25-image "slideshow" with 50% accuracy, dropping to 30% with eight digits.

  • The studies suggest Google has been overpromising and under-delivering with Gemini's capabilities, with VP Oriol Vinyals' claim that 1.5 Pro "performs these sorts of reasoning tasks across every single page, every single word" appearing to be an exaggeration.

🤔 Why you should care: As businesses and investors grow frustrated with generative AI's limitations, the gap between the hype and reality of these models' capabilities is being scrutinized more closely. This emphasizes the need for better benchmarks and third-party analysis to cut through the hype around generative AI.

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Monday’s Prompt: How to get an edge on the competition with ChatGPT

Type this prompt into ChatGPT:

“Create a comparison chart of the features and benefits of our products versus competitors' products.”

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🌍 Gates: AI aids climate fight

Our Report: Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, asserts that artificial intelligence will be more beneficial than detrimental in achieving climate goals, despite concerns about increased energy demand from AI data centers.

🔑 Key Points:

  • Gates estimates that data centers will only add "2% to 2.5%" to energy demand, far outweighed by AI's potential to reduce energy consumption by over 6%.

  • Despite AI's potential, Gates warns that the world may miss its 2050 climate targets by 10-15 years due to slow adoption of green electricity.

  • A recent study in Nature Scientific Reports found that generative AI produces 130-2,900 times less CO2 for simple tasks compared to humans.

🤔 Why you should care: AI's potential to optimize energy use and accelerate scientific breakthroughs could significantly boost climate efforts, outweighing its energy demands. This balance shows the importance of policies that support both AI advancement and environmental protection.

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🔍 EU probes AI partnerships

Our Report: The European Union is scrutinizing major AI partnerships, including those between Microsoft and OpenAI, and Google and Samsung, over potential antitrust concerns.

🔑 Key Points:

  • The EU is also investigating Google's arrangement with Samsung to pre-install its Gemini Nano AI model on certain Samsung devices.

  • The EU is also looking into "acqui-hires," exemplified by Microsoft's $650-million acquisition of startup Inflection in March 2024.

  • While OpenAI's parent is a nonprofit, Microsoft has invested $13B in a for-profit subsidiary, for what would be a 49% stake.

🤔 Why you should care: The EU's scrutiny signals increasing regulatory attention on Big Tech's influence in the quickly-growing AI sector. These investigations could set global precedents for AI partnership and acquisition regulations, potentially reshaping how AI is developed and implemented worldwide.

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