🚨 What's Happening At OpenAI πŸ‘€

Sam is back as OpenAI's CEO

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Welcome to yet another edition of AI Chronicles, arriving this fine Wednesday.

The AI industry has experienced an exhilarating week. The turbulence at OpenAI has reached unprecedented levels following the dismissal of CEO Sam Altman and the subsequent introduction of his successor.

Sam Altman and Greg Brock were also in talks to join Microsoft to head their new AI team.

In the latest update, Sam Altman is making a quick comeback as CEO of OpenAiI.

A newly appointed board has emerged, featuring an impressive roster that includes former Salesforce CEO Bret Taylor, former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, and Quora founder Adam D'Angelo.

With their expertise in their respective domains, their perspectives are bound to be invaluable as OpenAI endeavors to navigate, transcend the ongoing drama, and return to a proactive stance.

A big shoutout goes out to these remarkable AI newsletters that consistently provide valuable insights, updates, and expertise.

🧨 A Recap of Microsoft Ignite 2023

Microsoft unveiled a series of AI updates during the recent Microsoft Ignite event. Let's delve into the key announcements that are poised to shape the future trajectory of Microsoft in the years ahead.

Satya Nadella also committed to the product roadmap announced at Microsoft Ignite 2023. Here is everything you need to know:

  1. GPT-4 Turbo with Vision + Azure AI Services: An LMM developed by OpenAI that can analyze images & provide textual responses to questions about them.

  2. This integration allows Azure users to benefit from Azure's reliable cloud infrastructure & OpenAI's advanced AI research.

  3. Azure Maia: A custom chip optimized for AI tasks & for achieving the absolute maximum utilization of the hardware.

  4. Azure Confidential NCCv5 VMs: Microsoft Azure is the 1st cloud provider to announce the preview of the NCCv5 series Azure confidential VMs with NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs. These VMs allow Azure users to migrate their most sensitive GPU-intensive workloads to Azure with minimal performance impact & without code changes.

  5. Azure Cobalt: A 128-core chip designed to power cloud services on Azure, built on an ARM Neoverse CSS design. It is optimized for performance, power efficiency, & cost-effectiveness.

  6. Phi-2: A small language model (SLM) with 2.7 billion parameters that offers advanced reasoning & safety for developers. It's also fully open source.

  7. Microsoft Mesh: A 3D immersive experience for Microsoft Teams that allows for collaboration & shared experiences. It helps virtual meetings feel more like face-to-face connections.

  8. Custom Spaces in Teams: These spaces can be customized without writing code, & templates can be created for future events. Some use cases for custom spaces include employee events, training, guided tours, and product showcases.

  9. Bing Chat is now Copilot: Bing Chat is now Microsoft Copilot with its own domain & standalone experience. It all feels a little like OpenAI's ChatGPT.

  10. Microsoft Copilot Studio: A low-code tool to customize Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 & build standalone copilots. It is included in Copilot for Microsoft 365 & brings together a set of powerful conversational capabilities from custom GPTs to generative AI plugins.

Which feature are you most excited about?

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🧠 AI Fun Fact

Carl Djerassi developed one of the earliest AI programs in 1965, known as DENDRAL. This program autonomously identified previously unknown forms of medications.

And with that, we conclude today's installment of The AI Chronicles. Hope you enjoyed today’s edition.

See you next Wednesday πŸ₯³