UK and Canada sign AI compute agreement

The UK and Canada have signed a landmark agreement to collaborate on the computing power needed to advance AI research and development. 

The new Memorandum of Understanding on compute was signed in Ottawa by UK Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan and Canadian Minister for Innovation, Science and Industry François-Phillippe Champagne. It cements the two countries' partnership on AI by committing them to explore ways to give researchers and companies affordable access to the...

OpenAI releases new models and lowers API pricing

OpenAI has announced several updates that will benefit developers using its AI services, including new embedding models, a lower price for GPT-3.5 Turbo, an updated GPT-4 Turbo preview, and more robust content moderation capabilities.

The San Francisco-based AI lab said its new text-embedding-3-small and text-embedding-3-large models offer upgraded performance over previous generations. For example, text-embedding-3-large achieves average scores of 54.9 percent on the MIRACL...

OpenAI: Copyrighted data ‘impossible’ to avoid for AI training

OpenAI made waves this week with its bold assertion to a UK parliamentary committee that it would be "impossible" to develop today's leading AI systems without using vast amounts of copyrighted data.

The company argued that advanced AI tools like ChatGPT require such broad training that adhering to copyright law would be utterly unworkable.

In written testimony, OpenAI stated that between expansive copyright laws and the ubiquity of protected online content, "virtually...

OpenAI’s GPT Store to launch next week after delays

OpenAI has announced that its GPT Store, a platform where users can sell and share custom AI agents created using OpenAI's GPT-4 large language model, will finally launch next week.

An email was sent to individuals enrolled as GPT Builders that urges them to ensure their GPT creations align with brand guidelines and advises them to make their models public:

The GPT Store was unveiled at OpenAI's November developers conference, revealing the company's plan to enable...

Google expands partnership with Anthropic to enhance AI safety

Google has announced the expansion of its partnership with Anthropic to work towards achieving the highest standards of AI safety.

The collaboration between Google and Anthropic dates back to the founding of Anthropic in 2021. The two companies have closely collaborated, with Anthropic building one of the largest Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) clusters in the industry.

"Our longstanding partnership with Google is founded on a shared commitment to develop AI responsibly...

OpenAI introduces GPT-4 Turbo, platform enhancements, and reduced pricing

OpenAI has announced a slew of new additions and improvements to its platform, alongside reduced pricing, aimed at empowering developers and enhancing user experience.

Following yesterday’s leak of a custom GPT-4 chatbot creator, OpenAI unveiled several other key features during its DevDay that promise a transformative impact on the landscape of AI applications:

GPT-4 Turbo: OpenAI introduced the preview of GPT-4 Turbo, the next generation of its renowned language model....

Biden issues executive order to ensure responsible AI development

President Biden has issued an executive order aimed at positioning the US at the forefront of AI while ensuring the technology's safe and responsible use.

The order establishes stringent standards for AI safety and security, safeguards Americans' privacy, promotes equity and civil rights, protects consumers and workers, fosters innovation and competition, and enhances American leadership on the global stage.

Key actions outlined in the order:

New standards for AI...

Nightshade ‘poisons’ AI models to fight copyright theft

University of Chicago researchers have unveiled Nightshade, a tool designed to disrupt AI models attempting to learn from artistic imagery.

The tool – still in its developmental phase – allows artists to protect their work by subtly altering pixels in images, rendering them imperceptibly different to the human eye but confusing to AI models.

Many artists and creators have expressed concern over the use of their work in training commercial AI products without their...

UK deputy PM warns UN that AI regulation is falling behind advances

In a stark address to the UN, UK Deputy PM Oliver Dowden has sounded the alarm on the potentially destabilising impact of AI on the world order.

Dowden has urged governments to take immediate action to regulate AI development, warning that the rapid pace of advancement in AI technology could outstrip their ability to ensure its safe and responsible use.

Speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York, Dowden highlighted that the UK will host a global summit in November...

CMA sets out principles for responsible AI development 

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has set out its principles to ensure the responsible development and use of foundation models (FMs).

FMs are versatile AI systems with the potential to revolutionise various sectors, from information access to healthcare. The CMA's report, published today, outlines a set of guiding principles aimed at safeguarding consumer protection and fostering healthy competition within this burgeoning industry.

Foundation models – known...