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What happened at Google I/O 2024? 👀

Plus: GPT-4o might become a black mirror episode 🤖

Welcome back to AI Odyssey!

Did you catch the Google I/O?

If not, we’ve got you covered. This week, the AI giants are making headlines! OpenAI and Google are stealing the spotlight with their major updates.

Meanwhile, the Senate is working on regulations worth billions for AI.

Let’s see how that unfolds. But first, let’s dive into the top headlines:

  • Google I/O 2024 in 5 minutes

  • OpenAI releases GPT-4o

  • Latest AI hits: Quick recap

What happened at Google I/O 2024?

Google's big developer conference is over, but don't worry. Here’s a quick 2-minute rundown of the 2-hour conference.

Here are 10 things you need to know:

1. Google showed its flagship Gemini AI model, which now has a faster Flash version.

2. Google is redesigning search with AI Overviews that promise to summarize the web in response to complex queries.

3. A new Ask Photos assistant that can dig through your archive for the answer to a question like “what’s my license plate?” 

4. Android is adding a scam detection feature that can listen into calls to pick up on potential flimflammery

5. Chrome will add Gemini Nano to power AI features that can be processed locally.

6. Google also released more details about a new beta release of Android 15 and other new details of the next big update for its mobile OS.

7. Streaming apps like Max and Peacock are coming to Android Auto, and Wear OS 5 will extend battery life for smartwatches.

8. Google Maps gets geospatial AR: Users can access the AR content by first searching for a location in Google Maps. 

9. Google unveiled LearnLM, a new family of generative AI models “fine-tuned” for learning. It’s a collaboration between Google’s DeepMind AI research division and Google Research.

10. Google is competing for OpenAI’s Sora with Veo, an AI model that can create 1080p video clips around a minute, given a text prompt. 

Our favorite update has to be Veo, which one are you most excited about?

You can catch the rest of the micro and macro updates here ft. Pixel 8a, Pixel Slate, and more.

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OpenAI releases GPT-4o

A new GPT model? A faster model? And that’s free?


OpenAI launches a new iteration of its GPT-4 product on Monday.

“It’ll be free for all users, and paid users will continue to “have up to five times the capacity limits” of free users, Murati added.

OpenAI's CEO said it's "natively multimodal" which means it can generate content or understand commands through voice, text, or images. They're rolling out the text and image capabilities in ChatGPT which is LIVE now.

The voice mode is getting an upgrade too, almost like a real-time voice assistant.

Instead of just responding to one prompt at a time, it can act more like Her (The movie)

Observing the world around you and responding in real-time.

Well, that sounds close to a black mirror episode if gone wrong. 🫨

No search engine or GPT-5?

Many people thought OpenAI might announce an AI search engine or a whole new GPT-5 model.

The rumors were all over the place! But this iterative GPT-4o update seems to OpenAI’s focus for now. The model is accessible to developers through cheaper, faster APIs.

Though the timing right before Google I/O seems like they wanted to get ahead of any potential AI announcements from Google.

💣 Latest AI hits: Quick recap

  • ChatGPT will be able to talk to you like Scarlett Johansson in Her. [Link]

  • Senate unveils $32 billion roadmap for regulating AI. [Link]

  • Gemini has now 2 million tokens. [Link]

  • Project Astra is Google's ‘multimodal’ answer to the new ChatGPT. [Link]

  • Japan may need 50% more electricity for hungry, hungry AI and chip fabs. [Link]

  • A big plot twist at OpenAI. [Link]

  • Google's new AI knows where you left your glasses. [Link]

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

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