Meanwhile, Anthropic released Claude 2.0, a major upgrade to the ChatGPT competitor. They’re quickly closing the gap with GPT-4, and arguably they have a better free offering now than GPT3.5.
I’m excited to see the increasing competitive pressure on OpenAI, which I expect will result in GPT4.5, with multi-modal support coming sooner.
OpenAI Releases Code Interpreter
Now all ChatGPT Plus users have access to Code Interpreter!
With Code Interpreter, you can analyze data, create charts & graphs and even run Python code and install Python packages.
To turn it on, select Settings → Beta features and ensure Code Interpreter is on.
If you’d like to see examples, we previously created a Twitter thread. Also, our friend MattVidPro created a great video showcasing why Code Interpreter is a big deal.
Anthropic Debuts Claude 2, Their Next-Gen AI Model
AI startup Anthropic has unveiled its latest large-language model, Claude 2, with considerable improvements in coding, math, and reasoning capabilities over its predecessor.
The enhancements in Claude 2's performance are noteworthy. For instance, it scored 71.2% on a Python coding test, a remarkable improvement from the 56% its predecessor achieved. Additionally, its ability to comprehend and process language doubled, enabling it to handle the equivalent volume of an epic novel.
With this release, OpenAI now has a serious competitor. If you compare free offerings from OpenAI with GPT3.5 and Claude 2, Claude 2 is superior in almost every way. Most notably, it has a 100k context window. Meaning you can upload 100s of pages.
The consumer version of Claude 2 is currently free and generally available in the US and UK.
US Military Leverages Generative AI for Enhanced Planning and Decision-making
Breaking from its traditionally slow tech adoption, the US military is exploring generative AI for strategic planning and decision-making. As Bloomberg reports, they're trialing five Language Learning Models (LLMs), trained on classified data.
This strategy goes beyond data processing, aiming to incorporate AI into aspects of military planning, sensor analysis, and firepower decisions.
Information on the tested LLMs is limited, but trials include ScaleAI's defense-focused Donovan platform. Microsoft and OpenAI, due to their established Defense Department relationships, may also be involved.
Shutterstock expands deal with OpenAI to build generative AI tools. (Link)
India welcomes its first regional AI news anchor, 'Lisa'. (Link)
China to lay down AI rules with emphasis on content control. (Link)
This week, the coolest things we found were from an unlikely source - Pika Labs, a new AI Video startup.
Despite being significantly less funded than its competitor, Runway, Pika Labs already has a promising start. In terms of video quality, it seems to be comparable to or even better than Gen-2 by Runway, which many people found to be a bit of a disappointment after all of the hype.
Check out some of the videos people are making with Pika Labs. They’re pretty incredible.