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Microsoft Build 2024: everything AI announced 📈

Plus: OpenAI vs. Scarlett Johansson ⚔️

Welcome back to AI Odyssey!

Your ultimate newsletter for all things AI – featuring the drama, the tech, and the art.

Here’s what we have for you today:

  • OpenAI vs. Scarlett Johansson ⚔️

  • Nvidia will now make new AI chips every year 🤯

  • Microsoft Build 2024: everything AI announced 📈

  • Latest AI hits: Quick recap 📅

  • AI art to sip your coffee with…☕

  • 3 AI tools to explore

OpenAI vs. Scarlett Johansson

This time, OpenAI could be in some serious trouble.

What are we talking about?

Well, ChatGPT’s assistant (sky) voice sounds a lot like Scarlett Johansson like HER. (whether the company did so intentionally or not.)

But OpenAI’s CEO referenced those similarities and this move only made things worse. (as per the intellectual lawyers)

“There are a few courses of actions she can take, but case law supports her position,” says Purvi Patel Albers, partner at the law firm Haynes Boone with a focus on trademarks and copyright.

“If you misappropriate someone’s name, likeness, or voice, you could be violating their right to publicity,” Albers says.

Will history repeat itself?

This win has always sided with celebs in the past.

Johansson has not sued OpenAI, but she has lawyered up:

Her Lawyer has drafted letters to OpenAI asking for an explanation about how the voice of Sky was created.

What did OpenAI say? They did not intend for the Sky voice to sound like Johansson.

OpenAI has pulled the voice of Sky for the time being, which could quell Johansson’s concerns.

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Nvidia will now make new AI chips every year

Nvidia just made $14 billion of profit in a single quarter thanks to AI chips.

What’s more?

Nvidia’s expecting record revenue again next quarter — $28B.

So they’re accelerating the design of their chips -  Nvidia will now design new chips every year instead of once every two years, according to Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang.

Ampere in 2020, Hopper in 2022, and Blackwell in 2024.

“I can announce that after Blackwell, there’s another chip. We’re on a one-year rhythm,” Huang just said on the company’s Q1 2025 earnings call.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported earlier this month that the next architecture “Rubin” is coming in 2025.

By the numbers:

  • Tesla purchased 35,000 H100 GPUs to train its “full-self driving” system,

  • Meta plans to have over 350,000 of them in operation by the end of the year.

  • Some customers have purchased or plan to purchase over 100,000 of Nvidia’s H100 GPUs

“New CPUs, new GPUs, new networking NICs, new switches... a mountain of chips are coming,” Huang says.

Microsoft Build 2024: everything AI announced

No conference in 2024 starts without the mention of AI.

Microsoft too, had a lot to say about AI.

Here are the top 3 highlights you need to know:

1. Copilot AI agents at work:

  • Soon copilot agents can replica your virtual employees. 

  • Taking care of menial tasks like monitoring emails, carrying out a series of automated tasks, helping with employee onboarding, or doing data entry, all without being prompted to do so.

  • Copilot abilities won’t take over jobs — just the boring parts.

2. Microsft rolled out a new version of the Phi-3 AI model 

  • Phi-3 AI model was announced in April.

  • Now, it’s multimodal and can read text and look at pictures

  • But it’s a small language model that’s compact enough to work on a mobile device. (Available in preview)

3. AI-powered real-time video translation

  • Microsoft’s Edge browser can now translate youtube videos as you watch them! 

  • It can dub videos from sites like YouTube, LinkedIn, Reuters, and Coursera.

  • The feature works with a handful of languages, offering translation from Spanish to English or vice versa — or from English to German, Hindi, Italian, and Russian. (Coming soon)

Here’s what Microsoft Edge’s real-time video translation might look like.

💣 Latest AI hits: Quick recap

  • TikTok turns to generative AI to boost its ads business. [Link]

  • Truecaller and Microsoft will let users make an AI voice to answer calls. [Link]

  • OpenAI’s News Corp deal licenses content from WSJ, New York Post, and more. [Link]

  • Mark Zuckerberg creates AI advisory council with all white males: Stripe CEO Patrick Collison, former GitHub CEO Nat Friedman, Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke, and former Microsoft exec Charlie Songhurst. [Link]

  • Amazon Alexa’s big AI upgrade could require a new subscription. [Link]

  • Windows now has AI-powered copy and paste. [Link]

🍵 AI art to sip your coffee with…

Prompt: Miniature,super cute clay world, isometric view of christmas twon, cute clay freeze frame animation,cute bunny having party, tilt shift, excellent lighting, volume, landscape, brush rendering, 3D

😍 AI tools to explore:

  • Arrange: ChatGPT for your calendar. Arrange is an AI-powered copilot that can generate a plan for anything and add it to your calendar in seconds.

  • Scoopika: Bring reliable, affordable, and fast AI agents to your app. Build AI agents that can collaborate and access external tools, APIs, and real-time data, and perform actions on the client-side. With data validation, errors recovery, real-time responses, and long-term memory.

  • Findr 2.0: AI search assistant for work. Al assistant that can answer questions, find information, write documents, all powered by your apps and workplace knowledge. Use AI to instantly get relevant answers and information from Slack, Notion, Gmail, and more. 

That’s a wrap! See you on Monday for a fresh dose of AI Odyssey. 😎

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