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Induced AI Induced AI, a new startup, is aiming to make large language models (LLMs) accessible to all by offering a free version of its own LLM. The company's model, named "Mistral," is designed to be a general-purpose LLM, similar to OpenAI's GPT-3.5, and is capable of various natural language understanding and generation tasks. Induced AI plans to monetize Mistral by offering a subscription plan for API access, which provides additional benefits like priority access to new features and faster response times.
How an AI Deepfake Ad of MrBeast Ended Up on TikTok A fraudulent MrBeast ad, created using AI deepfake technology, managed to bypass TikTok’s ad moderation technology and was displayed on the platform. The ad, which seemed to offer 10,000 viewers an iPhone 15 Pro for $2, was believable due to MrBeast's reputation for extravagant giveaways. The ad was removed by TikTok within a few hours for violating its advertising policies. The incident highlights the increasing sophistication of AI deepfakes and the challenges platforms face in moderating such content.
Spotify to Include a Selection of Audiobooks with Its Premium Subscription Spotify is enhancing its audiobook service by providing Spotify Premium subscribers access to a subset of its audiobook catalog, totaling 150,000 titles, without additional charges. Initially launching in the U.K. and Australia, with a U.S. launch planned later, the service aims to increase user engagement and reduce churn. Spotify will also introduce editorial and personalized book recommendations, and authors will gain access to promotional tools. The audiobook market is currently experiencing growth, and Spotify aims to facilitate distribution and discovery in this domain.
Arc Browser's New AI-Powered Features Combine OpenAI and Anthropic's Models Arc browser introduces AI-powered features under "Arc Max," utilizing OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 and Anthropic’s models. The features include renaming pinned tabs and downloaded files based on content, and providing summary previews of links. Users can enable features through the command bar and converse with ChatGPT for queries. The company aims to integrate AI features contextually into user workflows and will keep the features for at least 90 days, during which feedback will be gathered to decide which ones to retain.
TikTok Begins Testing $4.99 Ad-Free Subscription Tier TikTok is testing a new ad-free subscription tier priced at $4.99 per month, offering users an ad-free experience, priority customer support, and exclusive content. The new tier, TikTok Plus, is being tested with a small group of users in the U.S., U.K., and Germany. The move aligns with TikTok's efforts to explore additional revenue streams beyond advertising, following the path of other social media platforms like Twitter and YouTube that have introduced subscription services.
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Cloaked - The Future of Consumer Privacy Cloaked provides a privacy solution that enables users to generate unique virtual identities, protecting their personal information. The platform allows users to sign up for rewards and discounts, create accounts, and try new apps without sharing personal information.
Wois app | World of impactful speakers Wois is an AI tool designed to generate authentic audiovisual content and connect users to a global network of professionals and experts. It allows users to express themselves through self-guided interviews tailored to their interests, grow their online presence with AI-generated content, and store their stories, ideas, and memories in a digital capsule for future generations.
Intently Intently is a sales intelligence tool that uses AI to discover ready-to-buy prospects, break into key accounts, and accelerate deal cycles. It provides access to data on 500M people and 40M firmographic data entries from various sources, allows users to communicate in natural language to get results quickly, and aims to facilitate 30% faster sales cycles by identifying leads with high conversion potential.
Bubbles Notetaker Bubbles Notetaker is a tool designed to enhance meeting efficiency by recording, transcribing, and facilitating follow-ups on meetings. It allows users to comment on recorded meetings using screen, camera, and text annotations and enables asynchronous collaboration across different applications without requiring guest users to sign up or install additional software.
Emoji Generator Emoji Generator is an AI-powered platform that allows users to create brand new emojis. The platform provides a simple interface where users can generate emojis and also explore featured and latest emojis created by others. The website provides a straightforward user experience, allowing users to generate emojis with ease.
Humata AI Humata AI provides a platform that allows users to navigate through long technical documents with ease by utilizing AI to summarize findings, compare documents, and search for answers. The platform offers unlimited file uploads, citation highlights, unlimited questions, and the ability to embed the AI in webpages. It also provides secured private cloud storage, 256-bit SHA encryption, role-based security, and upcoming single sign-on functionality. Pricing plans vary, starting with a free option and scaling to meet user needs.
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