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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 4, Jul 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
In our AI News Roundup, we have news from the three big names of the tech industry, Apple, Microsoft, and Meta. Bloomberg reported last week that Apple is testing a new chatbot with a large language model, similar to chatGPT, and they nicknamed it as AppleGPT. Knowing Apple, they generally don’t use the same words that the industry uses. For example, they didn’t talk about AI much in their last announcement. I don’t think they’re going to use the word GPT, but let’s see, let’s wait and watch. The other big announcement about AI came from Meta and Microsoft. Meta announced the availability of the new large language model LLAMA2, which is now available for free for commercial use and also for research purposes. And the announcement says that Microsoft and Meta are expanding their long standing partnership, with Microsoft as the preferred partner for Llama2.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 4, Jul 2023 with source links from Instagram, TikTok, WhatsApp, Facebook, Apple.
🗞️ News 1: Instagram Reels Templates Get an Upgraded Discovery, Creation & Editing
🗞️ News 2: TikTok Joins the FIDO Alliance & Introduces Passkeys for iOS Devices
🗞️ News 3: WhatsApp Launches Standalone App for Smartwatches on Google Wear OS
🗞️ News 4: Facebook Renames ‘Watch’ Tab; Adds New Video Features & Improves UX
🗞️ News 5: [AI News] Apple’s Chatbot Plans; Meta & Microsoft Partner on Llama 2
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