🚀 Musk unveils ChatGPT rival Grok 1.5 Vision

Plus: Big upgrade for ChatGPT users

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Monday’s top story: Musk has launched Grok-1.5 Vision, which can process text and images and is expected to rival ChatGPT4.

🌤️ This Morning on AI Tool Report

  1. 🚀 Musk launches “Vision” Grok to rival ChatGPT-4

  2. ⬆️ Big upgrade for ChatGPT users

  3. 🤩 Meta brings AI to WhatsApp and Instagram

  4. 🏯 OpenAI takes over Japan

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Grok1.5 Vision

Our Report: Following the release of Grok-1.5 LLM (Large Language Model) last month, Musk’s AI company—xAI—has launched Grok-1.5 Vision (Grok-1.5V), an AI chatbot that can process text and visual information (which the original Grok-1.5, couldn't do).

🔑 Key Points:

  • Grok-1.5V reportedly performed better than its rivals—including GPT-4, Claude, and Gemini Pro—in RealWorldQA benchmark tests that measure real-world understanding.

  • It can process visual information—including documents, diagrams, screenshots, and photographs—translating diagrams into code and drawings into stories.

  • Grok-1.5V isn’t available yet, but it is “coming soon” to early testers and existing Grok users, as they improve its capabilities to process images, audio, and video.

🤨 Why you should care: Musk wants Grok-1.5V to write tweets for X (formerly Twitter) Premium users, despite reports that Grok has recently created and promoted dangerous fake stories, raising concerns among its developers.

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  • OpenAI has announced that paying ChatGPT Plus, Team, or Enterprise subscribers will now have access to its upgraded and improved ChatGPT-4 Turbo model. 

  • The model improves ChatGPT’s writing, math, logical reasoning, and code generation. It also helps ChatGPT understand longer prompts and delivers more conversational responses.

  • It also offers more recent responses, as it’s been trained on information up to December 2023 (compared to the previous version, which was trained on data until April 2023).

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  • Meta AI is testing its AI chatbot on WhatsApp and Instagram. The chatbot can craft poetry, generate images, and answer questions based on single prompts.

  • Meta AI features on WhatsApp and Instagram are only available to a select group of users, with Meta stating that they’re “testing them publicly”

  • These new features follow Meta's announcement during Meta Connect in February 2023 that it would bring AI to WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger.

GLOBAL EXPANSION
  • OpenAI has launched a new office in Japan—marking its third overseas branch, after launching offices in London and Dublin—and is releasing a Japanese GPT-4 model.

  • Tadao Nagasaki, who worked at Amazon Web Service (AWS), is the new President of OpenAI Japan and will lead all commercial and market engagement efforts.

  • OpenAI will give local businesses early access to its custom GPT-4 model, which offers improved performance in translating and summarizing Japanese text and is 3x faster than its predecessor.

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