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The AI Breakdown: Daily Artificial Intelligence News and Discussions
The AI Breakdown: Daily Artificial Intelligence News and Discussions
Nathaniel Whittemore

A daily news analysis show on all things artificial intelligence. NLW looks at AI from multiple angles, from the explosion of creativity... more

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Episodes

Llama 3 Is Here (And Seemingly Better Than Expected)

Meta has released the first of its Llama 3 models, enhancing the landscape of open-source large language models. These models,... more

18 Apr 2024 · 17 minutes
The State of AI In 13 Stats

Today's episode explores the state of artificial intelligence through Stanford University's AI Index, which distills key insights into 13 charts.... more

17 Apr 2024 · 15 minutes
Microsoft's $1.5B AI Geopolitical Gambit in the UAE

Microsoft's $1.5 billion investment in UAE-based AI company G42 represents a strategic geopolitical move, enhancing its Azure cloud integration across... more

16 Apr 2024 · 16 minutes
AI Wearables: Is There a There There?

Critiques of Humane, a new launch from Limitless (i.e. Rewind), plus Meta is (supposedly) sharing two Llama 3 models this... more

15 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
What AI Is Capable Of Today

A discussion inspired by https://www.oneusefulthing.org/p/what-just-happened-what-is-happening ** CHECK OUT THE JUST-LAUNCHED SUPERINTELLIGENT PLATFORM - 300+ AI video tutorials https://besuper.ai/ ** ABOUT THE AI BREAKDOWN The AI... more

13 Apr 2024 · 6 minutes
Game of Thrones, but for AI Chips

Apple's unveiling of the M4 chip aims to rejuvenate its Mac lineup with enhanced AI capabilities, following a 27% sales... more

12 Apr 2024 · 13 minutes
The 5 Important AI Models Released This Week

This week witnessed the introduction of five notable AI models, highlighting the field's swift advancements. Udio emerged as a standout... more

11 Apr 2024 · 13 minutes
Al Is The Biggest Work Disruption Of Our Lifetimes

AI's impact on the workforce is substantial, with executives predicting that up to 60% of jobs could be affected, leading... more

11 Apr 2024 · 13 minutes
8 Questions on the Future of AI

Inspired by a recent essay by Niall Ferguson, NLW discusses 8 questions on the future of AI. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2024-04-07/deepfakes-energy-china-war-and-elections-ai-politics-is-here?srnd=undefined&sref=qUxVp6JU ** Be the first... more

09 Apr 2024 · 14 minutes
The Ethical Gray Area of AI Labs and Data

The New York Times alleges AI companies, including OpenAI and Google, may bypass their own policies on data use, potentially... more

08 Apr 2024 · 12 minutes
Can AI Help Restore the Middle Class?

A reading and discussion inspired by: https://www.insidehighered.com/opinion/views/2024/04/04/call-action-address-inequity-ai-access-opinion https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/01/business/ai-tech-economy.html ** Be the first to learn about our new AI education platform: https://besuper.ai/ ** ABOUT THE AI BREAKDOWN The... more

06 Apr 2024 · 10 minutes
Debating GPT-4 Reduced Conspiracy Theories

A study by MIT and Cornell showed that debating with GPT-4 reduced believers' confidence in conspiracy theories by 20%. Participants... more

05 Apr 2024 · 15 minutes
30% of Young Americans Have Used ChatGPT at Work

A new survey shows that genAI is being adopted in a work context faster than for entertainment or learning. Before... more

03 Apr 2024 · 15 minutes
The Most Important AI Stories Last Week

On today's episode, NLW catches up on the big stories over the last week, including Grok 1.5, OpenAI courting Hollywood,... more

02 Apr 2024 · 10 minutes
How to Redesign Organizations for the AI Era

A reading and discussion based on https://www.oneusefulthing.org/p/reshaping-the-tree-rebuilding-organizations Be the first to learn about our new AI education platform: https://besuper.ai/ ** ABOUT THE AI... more

30 Mar 2024 · 12 minutes
What AI Developers Are Building Next, with Swyx and Alessio of Latent Space

NLW is back with Part 2 of his conversation with the hosts of Latent Space. In this segment they hone... more

29 Mar 2024 · 40 minutes
The Four Wars of the AI Stack - An Update with Swyx and Alessio of Latent Space

NLW is joined today by the hosts of the Latent Space podcast for part one of a wide-ranging conversation about... more

28 Mar 2024 · 28 minutes
A Report from the AI Frontlines with The Neuron's Pete Huang

In this conversation, NLW talks with The Neuron co-founder Pete Huang. They discuss Pete's recent time at Nvidia's GTC event,... more

27 Mar 2024 · 42 minutes
How Businesses Are Using AI Right Now with Greg Kamradt

There is a huge amount of discussion about AI, but is it actually translating to new behaviors inside organizations? In... more

26 Mar 2024 · 32 minutes
How AI Is Shifting with Nathan Labenz

A wide-ranging conversation with host of The Cognitive Revolution and AI multi-threat Nathan Labenz. Find Nathan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/labenz ** Be the... more

25 Mar 2024 · 35 minutes
Why Boring AI is Driving Adoption

NLW builds off an essay by Ethan Mollick https://www.oneusefulthing.org/p/in-praise-of-boring-ai He argues that it is simple, specific, even boring AI applications that... more

24 Mar 2024 · 8 minutes
The 5 Most Important Stories in AI This Week

Top 5 AI Stories This Week: Open Interpreter's new device, Reddit's AI-driven IPO, Apple's AI shifts with potential Google and... more

22 Mar 2024 · 9 minutes
U.S. Gov't Grants Intel $8.5B for AI Chip Production

Intel secures a preliminary deal with the U.S. government for up to $8.5 billion in Chips Act funding, signaling a... more

21 Mar 2024 · 10 minutes
Bye Bye Pi? Inflection CEO and Team Head to Microsoft

Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of Inflection AI, moves to Microsoft as the new CEO of Microsoft AI, leading consumer AI products... more

21 Mar 2024 · 15 minutes
Nvidia’s Blackwell is Radically More Powerful AI Compute

Nvidia's new Blackwell GPU announced at the GTC conference revolutionizes AI computing with unmatched power and innovation. As the AI... more

19 Mar 2024 · 14 minutes
Wait, Apple is Putting Google Gemini AI on iPhones?!

Apple is negotiating with Google to integrate Gemini AI into iPhone features, signaling a major strategy shift for the tech... more

18 Mar 2024 · 12 minutes
The AI Revolution Through an Economic Lens

A reading and discussion based on Per Bylund's "The Economics of the AI Revolution" https://mises.org/mises-wire/economics-ai-revolution ABOUT THE AI BREAKDOWN The AI Breakdown... more

17 Mar 2024 · 10 minutes
Should AI Gains Mean a 32-Hour Workweek?

According to new legislation from Bernie Sanders, the answer is yes. Also on this episode, Apple buys an AI startup... more

15 Mar 2024 · 13 minutes
ChatGPT Gets a Body with the Figure 01 Robot

A wild demo has the world talking about AI and robotics. Plus, Google has a new AI agent called SIMA... more

14 Mar 2024 · 15 minutes
GPT-4.5 - Does a Cached Announcement Blog Prove It’s Coming?

NLW gives the update on the EU AI Act, and why multiple parties don't love where it landed. Also, does... more

14 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
A New AI Safety Report (and Why the Media Loves the AI Extinction Narrative)

US-funded report sparks media frenzy, advocating for drastic AI measures. Unpacking the actual content versus sensational media narratives on potential... more

13 Mar 2024 · 13 minutes
The Questions That Remain Around OpenAI's Board

Elon Musk's latest attempt to differentiate from OpenAI is that he's promised to open source Grok this week. Speaking of... more

11 Mar 2024 · 18 minutes
Does AI Have a Capital Concentration Problem?

A reading and discussion based off of this essay by Tim O'Reilly https://www.theinformation.com/articles/ai-has-an-uber-problem ABOUT THE AI BREAKDOWN The AI Breakdown helps you... more

10 Mar 2024 · 10 minutes
Inflection-2.5 Is a "Personal" AI at Near GPT-4 Levels

Plus President Joe Biden talks AI at the State of the Union. ABOUT THE AI BREAKDOWN The AI Breakdown helps you... more

08 Mar 2024 · 13 minutes
Google Engineer Arrested for Selling AI Secrets to Chinese Companies

A former Google engineer has been arrested for allegedly sharing AI secrets with Chinese companies. This episode delves into the... more

07 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
OpenAI Publishes Emails Showing Elon Pushed For-Profit Conversion

OpenAI has clapped back after Elon Musk sued them, publishing a set of emails that make it appear like Elon... more

06 Mar 2024 · 18 minutes
Elon Musk Sues OpenAI and Sam Altman

Elon Musk has initiated legal action against OpenAI and its CEO, Sam Altman, alleging deviation from the company's original mission... more

05 Mar 2024 · 19 minutes
5 Things To Know About Claude 3 - Anthropic’s Would-Be GPT-4 Killer

Anthropic has just released Claude 3, and according to the benchmarks, it's GPT-4 level and then some. NLW covers 5... more

05 Mar 2024 · 13 minutes
AI's Threat to History

A reading and discussion inspired by https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/28/opinion/ai-history-deepfake-watermark.html ABOUT THE AI BREAKDOWN The AI Breakdown helps you understand the most important news and... more

04 Mar 2024 · 10 minutes
AI Is Transforming How We Interact With Computers

A reading and discussion of the changing nature of the relationship between humans and computers, inspired by https://www.theinformation.com/articles/how-ai-will-change-our-relationship-with-computers?rc=jrwr4u ABOUT THE AI... more

02 Mar 2024 · 8 minutes
The 10 Biggest AI News Stories of the Past Month

From Sora to Nvidia's stock surge to Mistral and Microsoft to controversy around Gemini and beyond, NLW counts down the... more

01 Mar 2024 · 11 minutes
REPORT: Llama 3 Coming in July (with Fewer Guardrails)

The Information reports that Meta's most advanced model Llama 3 will be arriving in July, and will specifically have safety... more

29 Feb 2024 · 13 minutes
Work Disruption? Klarna's AI Assistant Does Work of 700 Full Time Agents

Klarna's new AI chatbot, powered by OpenAI, has showcased impressive capabilities in its first month, effectively performing the tasks of... more

28 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
Bing’s Sydney is Back, Unhinged and Very Unaligned

While everyone has been watching the Gemini controversy (which wiped about $70B off of Alphabet/Google's marketcap yesterday), Bing's Sydney has... more

27 Feb 2024 · 18 minutes
Mistral Launches Close-to-GPT-4-Level Model with Microsoft Partnership

The model is proprietary rather than the open source Mistral has become known for. Also, a monster fundraising round for... more

26 Feb 2024 · 17 minutes
Google Gemini Anti-Woke Backlash: Culture War or AI Fear?

Dive into the recent controversy surrounding Google Gemini's image generation. This discussion unravels the complexities behind the backlash over perceived... more

25 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
The Next Phase of Generative AI

NLW argues that another phase of expectation in genAI has begun thanks to Groq, Sora, and Gemini Pro 1.5 Featuring a... more

24 Feb 2024 · 11 minutes
After Seeing OpenAI’s Sora, Tyler Perry Cancelled Building an $800m Studio

Discover how OpenAI's groundbreaking Sora video model impacted Hollywood, leading Tyler Perry to reconsider a massive studio expansion. A testament... more

24 Feb 2024 · 13 minutes
Why Nvidia's Earnings Show AI is Still Just Beginning

After smashing earnings once again, Nvidia rocketed up 15% and now has a bigger market cap than Meta, Amazon, and... more

22 Feb 2024 · 15 minutes
Is Elon Musk Bringing Midjourney to X?

Elon says they're having discussions with the Midjourney team. Meanwhile, Google introduces its first open model Gemma, and ChatGPT is... more

21 Feb 2024 · 16 minutes
Groq is 10x Faster than ChatGPT and Gemini

Alongside Gemini 1.5's massive new context window, and Sora's mindblowing video generation, Groq has come along to redefine how fast... more

20 Feb 2024 · 18 minutes
Why Are People So Scared of Sora?

NLW discusses the rise in anti-AI sentiment that seems to have followed the public announcement of OpenAI's new video generation... more

19 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
The Science Behind Sora, OpenAI's Game Changing Video Model

On today's episode NLW digs into the recently published research on OpenAI's Sora. Read more: https://openai.com/research/video-generation-models-as-world-simulators ABOUT THE AI BREAKDOWN The AI... more

18 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
The Surprising Way AI Will Make Us Value "Soft Skills"

A reading and discussion of https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/14/opinion/ai-economy-jobs-colleges.html ABOUT THE AI BREAKDOWN The AI Breakdown helps you understand the most important news and discussions... more

17 Feb 2024 · 9 minutes
OpenAI's Stunning New Video Model SORA Shocks the AI World

Welp, they've done it again. On a day when it was supposed to be all about Google's million+ token lengths... more

16 Feb 2024 · 15 minutes
Google Launches Gemini 1.5 with ONE MILLION Token Context Window

Google surprises everyone with a massive context window on their new Gemini 1.5 model. Speaking of huge context windows, Magic.dev... more

15 Feb 2024 · 16 minutes
Karpathy Leaves OpenAI as OpenAI Launches Memory for ChatGPT

OpenAI makes headlines with Andrej Karpathy's departure and the launch of a groundbreaking memory feature for ChatGPT. This video delves... more

14 Feb 2024 · 13 minutes
OpenAI Hits $2B Revenue Run Rate

OpenAI is growing even faster than we knew, according to new numbers shared with the Financial Times. Also on this... more

13 Feb 2024 · 16 minutes
Nvidia Surges Past Amazon's Market Cap and is Creeping on Google

AI hype continues to drive results in the market. Also on this episode, Google is investing $25m into AI worker... more

12 Feb 2024 · 16 minutes
Is Ukraine the First "AI War"?

Ukraine has become a testing lab for advanced AI integrations into combat operations. ABOUT THE AI BREAKDOWN The AI Breakdown helps... more

11 Feb 2024 · 5 minutes
Why the Impact of AI Will Be Even Weirder Than We Think

A reading and discussion inspired by https://www.oneusefulthing.org/p/on-holding-back-the-strange-ai-tide ABOUT THE AI BREAKDOWN The AI Breakdown helps you understand the most important news and... more

10 Feb 2024 · 11 minutes
Sam Altman Wants to Raise $5-$7 TRILLION for AI Chip Plants

WSJ writes about an incredibly ambitious plan to transform the landscape for compute. Additionally, the White House has started an... more

10 Feb 2024 · 15 minutes
OpenAI Building AI Agents as Google Launches Gemini Advanced

Bard is no more! Bard has become Gemini and Gemini now features Gemini Advanced, which uses Gemini Ultra 1.0 --... more

08 Feb 2024 · 16 minutes
AI is Personal: On Microsoft's Copilot Super Bowl Ad

Microsoft has released a 60-second Super Bowl commercial focused on their AI Copilot. NLW explores how much it says about... more

07 Feb 2024 · 11 minutes
AI Unlocks Ancient Greek Scrolls Destroyed by Mt Vesuvius

The Vesuvius Challenge is a $1m prize to use AI to decipher text seemingly lost on ancient Greek papyri in... more

06 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
LEAK: Google Gemini Ultra Coming This Week?

According to a changelog found by an Android developer, Google Ultra is coming out on Wednesday, and Bard will be... more

05 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
How AI Will Change Organized Labor

A reading and discussion of an essay by one of Biden's most senior economic advisors. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/op-ed-biden-admin-says-rules-must-ensure-ai-boom-does-right-by-workers-192912242.html ABOUT THE AI BREAKDOWN The... more

03 Feb 2024 · 10 minutes
Tim Cook Is FINALLY Hyping Apple AI

Apple AI is coming this fall! At least according to a recent earnings call with CEO Tim Cook. Also, Bard... more

02 Feb 2024 · 11 minutes
The FCC Wants AI Robocalls to Be Illegal

On this extended brief, NLW covers: the FCC's new push to make AI robocalls illegal; VW's new AI lab, Mastercard's... more

01 Feb 2024 · 11 minutes
These Are the Most Used AI Applications

A new study has some surprising results for which AI applications are being the most used. Plus, is Wall Street... more

31 Jan 2024 · 13 minutes
OpenAI Launches Education and Safety Initiative

OpenAI has launched an education and safety initiative with Common Sense Media. Also, Biden's Executive Order on AI bears fruit.... more

30 Jan 2024 · 11 minutes
US Gov't Says AI Labs Need to Notify Them Around LLM Training

NLW looks at recent comments from Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo about an LLM disclosure regime. Plus, Elon Musk's role... more

30 Jan 2024 · 15 minutes
Train Humans, Not AI

A discussion prompted by Esther Dyson's new essay "Don’t Fuss About Training AIs. Train Our Kids" https://www.theinformation.com/articles/dont-fuss-about-training-ais-train-our-kids?rc=jrwr4u LEARN AI THIS YEAR!... more

27 Jan 2024 · 10 minutes
Google and HuggingFace Partner in Boost to Open Source AI

A new partnership between Google Cloud and the 'Github for AI/ML models' team up to make open source tools more... more

26 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
Can Viral NSFW Taylor Swift AI Images Make Deepfake Issues Go Mainstream?

If anyone can make AI deepfakes a mainstream issue it's Taylor Swift. Plus geopolitical competition around compute access heats up.... more

25 Jan 2024 · 15 minutes
Google’s Announcements Show 2 Key 2024 AI Trends

Google Chrome announces 3 AI features for Chrome as well as an innovative new Video generation tool Lumiere. Also SAP... more

24 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
The Surprising Reason AI Won't Steal Your Job

A recent MIT study explored how cost effective automation really was and found that only 23% of jobs that could... more

23 Jan 2024 · 16 minutes
Sam Altman's Secret Quest to Build AI Chip Plants

Bloomberg and FT report on Sam Altman's latest efforts to raise billions to build more AI chip manufacturing capacity. Plus... more

22 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
An Optimistic Take on AI and Inequality

A reading and discussion based on "For all our fear of AI dystopia, it may help to level up society"... more

20 Jan 2024 · 9 minutes
Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Make Open Source AGI

Other revelations from an Instagram reel include that Meta will have around $20B worth of compute by the end of... more

19 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
Google's AlphaGeometry Breakthrough

A massive improvement in how AI can reason around geometry plus Samsung releases the AI-est AI phone to AI yet.... more

19 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
Altman Says AGI Soon, But Will Change the World Less Than We Think

Sam Altman is among the business and political leaders descending upon Davos for the World Economic Forum. Today NLW looks... more

17 Jan 2024 · 14 minutes
60% of US Jobs Could Be Impacted by AI

That's according to new research from the IMF. NLW also covers Elon wanting more control before building advanced AI at... more

16 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
The Four Wars of the AI Stack: The Battles Shaping the Development of AI

The wars include the Quality Data Wars, the War of the GPU Rich/Poor, the Multimodality War, the RAG/Ops War Inspired by... more

14 Jan 2024 · 9 minutes
The Things We Know About AI So Far

A reading and exploration of: https://www.oneusefulthing.org/p/signs-and-portents ABOUT THE AI BREAKDOWN The AI Breakdown helps you understand the most important news and discussions... more

13 Jan 2024 · 16 minutes
The AI Assistant and Agent Battle Heats Up

Note: This episode was produced on Wednesday January 10th, but due to an ice storm never came out! Apologies for... more

13 Jan 2024 · 11 minutes
What an OpenAI AMA Tells Us About the Future of GPTs and the GPT Store

Plus a new Congressional working group focused on AI. ABOUT THE AI BREAKDOWN The AI Breakdown helps you understand the most... more

12 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
The GPT Store is LIVE! (But Does Anyone Care?)

After a couple months of anticipation and more than 3 million user created GPTs, the GPT store has officially gone... more

11 Jan 2024 · 15 minutes
Duolingo Replaces 10% of Contractors With AI

Plus OpenAI claps back at the New York Times copyright lawsuit. ABOUT THE AI BREAKDOWN The AI Breakdown helps you understand... more

10 Jan 2024 · 16 minutes
Andrej Karpathy Tries to Rebrand AI

Is "Intelligence Amplification" a better term? Plus, Nvidia prepares to manufacture new chips for the China market. Today's Sponsors: Listen to... more

08 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
What Roles Should Government Play in AI?

A reading of two essays that explore this question with very different answers. https://www.newsweek.com/why-nationalizing-ai-bad-idea-opinion-1857495 https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/04/opinion/artificial-intelligence-truckers-writers.html Today's Sponsors: Listen to the chart-topping podcast 'web3... more

06 Jan 2024 · 15 minutes
5 Predictions for the GPT Store Coming Next Week

OpenAI announced the GPT Store is finally launching next week. NLW gives 5 predictions on how it will play out.... more

05 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
AI Researchers Put Risk of Human Extinction from AI at 5%

A new survey asked 2,700+ AI/ML researchers about their fears concerning AI. This is how they responded. Today's Sponsors: Listen to... more

04 Jan 2024 · 16 minutes
Is AI Headed for a Trough of Disillusionment?

After the peak of inflated expectations comes the trough of disillusionment. After a dismal outing on the first day of... more

03 Jan 2024 · 15 minutes
The State of AI in 2024

NLW breaks down the industry as 2024 begins, from policy to AI safety to the state of the art in... more

02 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
How AI Will Impact Jobs in 2024

NLW looks across a range of studies, surveys and predictions to try to parse out what the real impact of... more

29 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
New York Times Sues OpenAI In What Could Be A Landmark Lawsuit

The New York Times has sued OpenAI and Microsoft. While it's not the first copyright suit of its type, it's... more

28 Dec 2023 · 16 minutes
Testing Suno.ai: The Viral AI Music Generator

NLW looks at the state of AI music generators and gives the new Suno.ai a test run for the holidays.... more

24 Dec 2023 · 11 minutes
8 Predictions for AI in 2024

NLW reviews one set of predictions as a way of discussing what's coming next in AI. Built off of https://techcrunch.com/2023/12/19/8-predictions-for-ai-in-2024/ Interested... more

23 Dec 2023 · 18 minutes
The 10 Biggest AI Events of 2023

NLW builds off of this list of the 10 biggest events of AI of 2023 to do a yearly recap!... more

22 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
Anthropic Raising Another $750M at $15B-$20B Valuation

Anthropic is raising money again. Also on this episode, a new poll suggests Americans want more government involvement in AI.  Today's... more

22 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
GPT-Engineer Launches App as Text-to-Code Platforms On the Rise

Between GPT-Engineer App and v0 by Vercel, there are a growing number of text to code platforms that are expanding... more

20 Dec 2023 · 20 minutes
The More Workers Use AI, The More They Fear for Their Jobs

A new study from CNBC shows that the American workers who use AI the most are the most scared of... more

19 Dec 2023 · 20 minutes
Will AI Girlfriends Destroy the Fabric of Society?

Digi's new AI girlfriend announcement went viral over the weekend, supercharging a conversation about the impact of AI companions on... more

18 Dec 2023 · 18 minutes
2024 Generative AI Trend: Moving Beyond Chat Interfaces

In today's episode, NLW explores how companies are increasingly combining natural language chat interfaces with other types of interfaces that... more

17 Dec 2023 · 12 minutes
Can AI Be Regulated In A Way That Preserves Freedom?

A reading and discussion of a new piece by Zvi Mowshowitz https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/23998493/artificial-intelligence-president-joe-biden-executive-order-ai-safety-openai-google-accelerationists Interested in the January AI Education Beta program? Learn... more

16 Dec 2023 · 16 minutes
The Latest Developments in Superalignment

OpenAI's Superalignment team, launched this summer, has just published their first paper about weak-to-strong generalizations, and how they can analogize... more

15 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
Is the GPT-4.5 "Leak" Real?

A pricing page for GPT-4.5 is flying around and everyone is trying to figure out if it's real. Also, Pope... more

14 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
Is ChatGPT Acting Lazy Because of the Holidays?

Believe it or not, there is some fairly good evidence that ChatGPT is acting lazy (i.e. returning shorter results for... more

13 Dec 2023 · 20 minutes
AI Startups Are Having More Trouble Fundraising. Here's What It Means.

AI startups have run counter to the trend of decreased VC all year, but even they're now feeling the pinch... more

12 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
RUMOR: GPT-4.5 Coming Before EOY (Maybe Even This Week?)

NLW looks at rumors from some sources that have previously had OpenAI insider leaks that GPT-4.5 could be coming as... more

11 Dec 2023 · 18 minutes
The Significance of Sam Altman as TIME CEO of the Year

When Taylor Swift was named TIME's Person of the Year, many in the AI space had questions. Apparently TIME had... more

10 Dec 2023 · 11 minutes
China Drives D.C. to Be More AI Ambitious

A reading of https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2023/11/30/china-global-ai-plans-00129160 vs https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/02/opinion/ai-sam-altman-openai.html Today's Sponsors: Listen to the chart-topping podcast 'web3 with a16z crypto' wherever you get your podcasts... more

09 Dec 2023 · 13 minutes
Meta Launches Midjourney, Dall-E-3 Competitor

How does the new tool stand up to other image generators? And what else did Meta AI announce. The day... more

08 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
OpenAI's COO Says AI for Business is Overhyped. Is He Right?

OpenAI COO Brad Lightcap recently got a big conversation going when he suggested that AI for business was overhyped. NLW... more

07 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
BREAKING: Google Launches Gemini

GPT-4 finally has a credible competitor as Google launches Gemini! NLW covers the three-size model, the emphasis on reasoning and... more

06 Dec 2023 · 16 minutes
Meta, IBM Form AI Alliance to Counter OpenAI with More Open AI

OpenAI is not open enough; at least not according to the new AI Alliance - a group led by Meta,... more

05 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
How Clashing Egos and Disagreements Shaped the AI Field

From Elon Musk's fallout with Larry Page to...well...Elon Musk's fallout with Sam Altman...to Sam Altman's fallout with Dario Amodei to...Sam... more

04 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
Predictions for Generative AI Year 2

Thursday was the one-year anniversary of ChatGPT. NLW reads (with the help of ElevenLabs) a group of predictions around what... more

03 Dec 2023 · 12 minutes
The Fight for AI's Soul Following OpenAI's Leadership Battle

NLW reads excerpts from a set of pieces opining about AI after OpenAI's leadership battle and on the one year... more

02 Dec 2023 · 13 minutes
Did Google DeepMind Just Revolutionize Materials Science?

Deepmind's GNoME AI has 10x'd the number of known stable materials, and more than 736 of them have already been... more

01 Dec 2023 · 18 minutes
ChatGPT Launched 1 Year Ago Today: A Retrospective

Happy Birthday ChatGPT! The incredibly influential software was launched on November 30, 2022. Five days later it had a million... more

30 Nov 2023 · 16 minutes
Amazon Launches Q Chatbot: Is It A Disappointment or AI On Trend?

We didn't get Amazon's rumored "Olympus" model, but we did get an enterprise focused chatbot called Q. NLW explores whether... more

29 Nov 2023 · 18 minutes
Is Pika 1.0 AI Video's Breakout Moment?

Pika Labs officially launched 1.0 and many think it might be representative of a coming breakout moment for text-to-video generation.... more

28 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
Q*: Was This New Advance the Reason for Sam Altman's Firing?

More information came out late last week about a model that showed signs of more advanced reasoning called Q*, leading... more

27 Nov 2023 · 23 minutes
How Close Are We To True AI Agents?

An exploration of one of the hottest topics in AI. ABOUT THE AI BREAKDOWN The AI Breakdown helps you understand the most... more

26 Nov 2023 · 13 minutes
Self-Regulation vs. More Regulation: The Right Approach for AI

A reading of "Why self-regulation is best for artificial intelligence" https://thehill.com/opinion/4300288-why-self-regulation-is-best-for-artificial-intelligence/ vs "Underregulating tech is a relic of the 90s. AI... more

25 Nov 2023 · 14 minutes
The Winners and Losers Following the OpenAI Power Struggle

As the dust settles, NLW looks at who has benefitted and who has lost out after Sam Altman's removal and... more

24 Nov 2023 · 12 minutes
Stability AI Releases Stunning Stable Video Diffusion Model

The company claims the video generator out performs Pika and Runway. Note: this is the Brief that was supposed to... more

23 Nov 2023 · 8 minutes
IT'S OVER! Sam Altman BACK as CEO of OpenAI

After 5 days of tense negotiations, Sam Altman has returned as CEO of OpenAI, bringing Greg Brockman with him. That... more

22 Nov 2023 · 18 minutes
OpenAI Board Asked Anthropic For Merger

Apparently in addition to asking half of Silicon Valley to be the new CEO, over the weekend the OpenAI Board... more

21 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
Latest OpenAI Drama: Altman/Brockman to Microsoft, Board Hires Former Twitch CEO; Employees Rebel

WTAF is going on? First the board announced former Twitch CEO Emmett Shear as new CEO. Then Microsoft CEO Satya... more

20 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
Sam Altman and Greg Brockman COMING BACK to OpenAI?!

Act 3 of the Dumbest Palace Coup Ever, as employees and investors revolt and the board appears forced to capitulate.  ABOUT... more

19 Nov 2023 · 16 minutes
What REALLY Happened at OpenAI?

Backstabbing. Ambition. Betrayal. After Sam Altman was fired and Greg Brockman quit, NLW digs in to what we've learned so... more

18 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
BREAKING: Sam Altman FIRED from OpenAI

OpenAI has announced that Sam Altman has been removed over failures of communication with the board. NLW gets into speculation... more

17 Nov 2023 · 18 minutes
Gemini Delayed: Is Google In the Innovator's Dilemma?

The Information reports that much-anticipated Gemini has been officially delayed. NLW explores interpretations for why Google has struggled to keep... more

17 Nov 2023 · 24 minutes
The Biggest AI Announcements from Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft confirms long speculated Project Athena with the announcement of its first custom chips for AI including the Maia and... more

16 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
OpenAI's AGI Committee

OpenAI has a 6-person committee that will decide when AGI is achieved, with major implications for their relationship with Microsoft.... more

15 Nov 2023 · 23 minutes
Which LLMs Hallucinate Least?

On today's episode, NLW looks at new research about LLM hallucination; Google suing AI scammers; and China and the US... more

14 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
OpenAI Is Officially Training GPT-5

Today on the AI Breakdown NLW looks at what GPTs are (and what they're not) and why many people are... more

13 Nov 2023 · 23 minutes
The AI Breakdown: Daily Artificial Intelligence News and Discussions
BREAKING: Sam Altman FIRED from OpenAI
The AI Breakdown: Daily Artificial Intelligence News and Discussions
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OpenAI has announced that Sam Altman has been removed over failures of communication with the board. NLW gets into speculation about what... more