Is AI ever too much AI?
Exploring how one VC is feeling about a big chunk of her portfolio pivot into AI, and some updates on internal developer portals.
Competition concerns in the age of AI
Consulting with competition, consumer protection and technology attorneys can empower companies to thrive in the age of AI.
This AI used GPT-4 to become an expert Minecraft player
AI researchers have built a Minecraft bot that can explore and expand its capabilities in the game’s open world — but unlike other bots, this one basically wrote its own code through trial and
AI doomerism is overblown and other TC news
Many of the leading voices in AI have co-signed yet another ominous open letter warning that we should be “mitigating the risk of extinction from AI.” However, the voices shouting for regulat
Dumme’s AI video editor creates YouTube Shorts in minutes
Dumme, a startup putting AI to practical use in video editing, is already generating demand before opening up to the public. The Y Combinator-backed company has hundreds of video creators testing its
Pitch Deck Teardown: Oii.ai’s $1.9M seed deck
Here's a deep dive into the slide deck that Oii.ai used to raise its $1.8 million seed round, highlighting what it got right and what it didn't.
Artifact news app now uses AI to rewrite headline of a clickbait article
Last month, the Artifact news app introduced an option for users to flag an article as clickbait. Now, the app founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger has launched a new feature to let AI rewrite a
AI-generated hate is rising: 3 things leaders should consider before adopting this new tech
For all of its power and potential, generative AI makes it easy, fast and accessible for bad actors to produce harmful content.
Turncoat drone story shows why we should fear people, not AIs
Update: The Air Force denies any such simulation took place, and the Colonel who related the story said that, although though the quote below seems unambiguous about training and retraining an AI usin
Salesforce could be repositioning itself as a data company
As Salesforce delves deeper into AI, the data exhaust from its core products could eventually be its most valuable asset.
Startups may have room to innovate as enterprise providers puzzle out how to price AI tools
Nearly every tech company seems to be working on AI tooling, and everyone is at least talking about using it. But how the heck are companies going to charge for it?
Microsoft’s AI-powered Designer tool comes to Teams
Designer, Microsoft’s AI-powered art-generating tool, is coming to the free version of Teams. Starting today in preview on Windows 11, Microsoft Teams users can tap Designer, a Canva-like app, t
Factors to consider before pricing AI-enabled SaaS
SaaS companies should be solving for simplicity and adoption in their AI feature pricing. This is a time for learning and iteration.
Baidu’s $145M AI fund signals China’s push for AI self-reliance
The U.S.-China decoupling is giving rise to a divided tech landscape between the two major economies, shaping the development of the red-hot area of generative AI, which turns text into various forms
As part of AI push, Chinese tech giant Baidu is now rolling out an AI venture fund
Here comes yet more money for AI startups. Today, the Chinese search giant Baidu announced that it plans to establish a venture fund with 1 billion yuan ($145 million) to back startups focused on cont
Lightmatter’s photonic AI hardware is ready to shine with $154M in new funding
Photonic computing startup Lightmatter is taking its big shot at the rapidly growing AI computation market with a hardware-software combo it claims will help the industry level up — and save a lot o
Amazon settles with FTC for $25M after ‘flouting’ kids’ privacy and deletion requests
Amazon will pay the FTC a $25 million penalty as well as “overhaul its deletion practices and implement stringent privacy safeguards” to avoid charges of violating the Children’s Onl
While parents worry, teens are bullying Snapchat AI
While parents fret over Snapchat’s chatbot corrupting their children, Snapchat users have been gaslighting, degrading and emotionally tormenting the app’s new AI companion. “I am at your service
Character.AI, the a16z-backed chatbot startup, tops 1.7M installs in first week
Demand for AI via consumer mobile apps has been climbing, with market leader OpenAI’s ChatGPT mobile app topping half a million downloads in its first six days. Now, another AI app is touting it
EU and US lawmakers move to draft AI Code of Conduct fast
The European Union has used a transatlantic trade and technology talking shop to commit to moving fast and producing a draft Code of Conduct for artificial intelligence, working with US counterparts a