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Successes and failures of generative AI; AI-driven sarcasm detector

Needless to say, that the top news this month was the launch of GPT-4o (“o” stands for “omni”). The new version of worlds’ most popular GenAI tool now accepts as input any combination of text, audio, image, and video and generates any combination of text, audio, and image outputs. It can respond to audio inputs in as little as 232 milliseconds, with an average of 320 milliseconds, which is similar to human response time in a conversation. Well, the first reaction is overall positive. The question remains – are there any rivals?

GenAI success…

OpenAI continues to attract followers. In May the corporation announced that it had reached an agreement with the Financial Times to use FT journalism to train artificial intelligence systems. Under deal, ChatGPT users will receive summaries and quotes from Financial Times content and links to articles. The FT will receive an undisclosed payment as part of the deal, which is the latest to be agreed between OpenAI and news publishers.

UPS, the multinational shipping company enlisted LLMs to automate customer message responses, reducing agent handle time and paving the way for genAI use across the enterprise. The in-house developed project, Message Response Automation was initiated last July and went into beta testing in October, leverages publicly available large language models to automate the handling of some customer issues, providing consistent messaging and significant improvement of agent efficiency, aka handle time, according to the multinational shipping and supply chain management company.

In the Middle East, an artificial intelligence group with links to Abu Dhabi’s ruling family has launched the world’s highest-quality Arabic AI software, as the. The LLM known as Jais is an open-source, bilingual model available for use by the world’s 400mn-plus Arabic speakers, built on a trove of Arabic and English-language data. The model is a collaboration between G42, an AI company chaired by the UAE’s national security adviser, Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence and Cerebras, an AI company based in California.

…and failures

Sony spread a note to more than 700 companies warning that Sony was banning the use of its music for training, development, or commercialization of artificial intelligence systems. Sony also rejected any form of text and data mining from its content. The letter states that Sony and the artists he represented "recognizable of great potential and advances in artificial intelligence." However, "unlicensed use... in training, development, or commercialization of the AI system robs [Sony] of proper control and compensation." Sony represents some of the biggest music artists today, including Beyoncé, Adele, and Harry Styles, among many other world artists. The letter was sent to AI technology developers, including several leading developers such as OpenAI, Microsoft, and Google, as well as music streaming service providers such as Spotify and Apple Music.

Meanwhile, the New York Times is suing OpenAI and its largest investor, Microsoft, over use of its content to train large language models.

Sixty-eight IT executives from 15 countries, including Brazil, India, USA, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Indonesia participated in the project.

June 2024 was a very dynamic month for AI and data analytics market, marked by significant events, product launches, and industry insights.

Artem Kalivanov, CIO of Beeline Uzbekistan, discussed IT project management in terms of project definition, management models like Waterfall and Agile methodologies, and the importance of Lean in process management.

On June 4, 2024, the professional IT community Global CIO held its annual meeting with IT leaders from Kazakhstan. IT executives from leading companies in Kazakhstan were invited to the online meeting.

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