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The Voicebot Podcast is about the intersection of voice and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. It is a weekly look at trends, founders and newsmakers and supplements the daily research, analysis and news found at https://voicebot.ai.

The Voicebot Podcast Bret Kinsella

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The Voicebot Podcast is about the intersection of voice and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. It is a weekly look at trends, founders and newsmakers and supplements the daily research, analysis and news found at https://voicebot.ai.

    Generative AI News Rundown - CES, GPTs, ChatGPT Team, Rabbit, Perplexity, and Much More

    Generative AI News Rundown - CES, GPTs, ChatGPT Team, Rabbit, Perplexity, and Much More

    We highlighted 19 generative AI news stories from early January in the latest episode of GAIN. Watch the video discussion above or read the news through the links below.
    CES is the featured segment at the top, with some hits and misses but mostly misses. We also have news from OpenAI with two ChatGPT announcements. That is followed by news from Google, Poe, and a number of funding rounds.
    Eric Schwartz, head writer of Voicebot.ai, joined Bret Kinsella to break down the news. 
    Generative AI News Featured CES Stories of the Week 🔦 Rabbit Launches R1 Device for GenAI-Enabled Experiences and Adds $10M in New Funding
    Amazon Alexa Showcases New Generative AI Experiences From Character.AI, Volley, and Splash
    BMW and Amazon Fuse Generative AI and Alexa for New Automotive Voice Assistant
    Getty Completes its Reversal on Generative AI and Launches Generative AI by iStock
    Intuition Robotics Releases ElliQ 3 Robot With Upgraded Hardware Augmented by Generative AI
    McAfee’s New Project Mockingbird Aims to Detect Deepfake Voices
    Microsoft Installs Copilot Key on PC Keyboards for Generative AI Assistant Access
    A Day in the Life With Ballie: An AI Companion Robot for the Home
    Generative AI Product Garden 🪴 OpenAI Launches GPT Store for Custom ChatGPT Apps
    OpenAI's GPT Store to Launch this Week - Don't Get Your Hopes Up
    ChatGPT Team Edition is the Small Business Solution to Complement ChatGPT Enterprise
    OpenAI and Microsoft Sued by New York Times for Copyright Infringement
    Google Bard Code Leaks Point to New Features and a Paid Version with Gemini Ultra
    Google Cloud launches new generative AI tools for retailers
    Quora Gets $75M to Grow Poe into the Web Browser of AI Products
    Generative AI Funding Fountain 💰⛲️ Conversational Generative AI Search Startup Perplexity AI Raises $73.6M
    Clinical Generative AI Assistant Nabla Raises $24M
    Leonardo.AI Raises $31 Million to Fuel Generative AI Art Platform
    Open-Source Generative AI Model Startup Replicate Raises $40M

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    Generative AI News - OpenAI's New Board Powers, Gemini v GPT-3 & 4, Copilot Music, Instagram, and More

    Generative AI News - OpenAI's New Board Powers, Gemini v GPT-3 & 4, Copilot Music, Instagram, and More

    Google once again made our featured story section with an independent benchmark performance analysis of the Gemini Pro LLM compared with GPT-3.5 and GPT-4. We go into more depth about the benchmarks and how to interpret the results. Channel 1 says it’s positioned to change the news media with its virtual human avatar-delivered stories and Accenture did a lot of generative AI revenue.
    Eric Schwartz, head writer of Voicebot.ai, joined me to break down the news this week and offer additional context behind the headlines.
    Generative AI News Featured Stories of the Week 🔦 CMU Study Shows Gemini Pro Trails GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 in Performance Benchmarks
    Accenture Had $450M in Gen AI Projects Last Quarter, New Deal with McDonald's, But...
    Channel 1 Will Use Generative AI to Hyper-personalize Your News. An AI-Enabled CNN?
    Generative AI Funding Fountain 💰⛲️ Generative AI Legal and Professional Services Startup Harvey Raises $80M
    OpenAI Startup Fund’s Converge Accelerator Starts Accepting New Applicants
    Anthropic is in Talks for another $750 Million in Funding and a 4.5x Rise in Valuation (we didn’t get to it in the show, but it is a big funding rumor)
    Generative AI Product Garden 🪴 OpenAI Grants Board Veto Power and Forms in Generative AI Safety Advisory Group
    Stability AI Brings Out Image-to-3D and a New Membership Model
    Instagram Rolls Out Generative AI Background Image Editing Tool in the U.S.
    Microsoft Copilot Adds Generative AI Music Engine
    Microsoft and TomTom Unveil Generative AI Car Voice Assistant
    Cerence and Nvidia Debut Automotive Large Language Model CaLLM to Power New Generative AI Features
    Generative AI in the World 🌏 Google Cloud Will Serve Generative AI to McDonald’s Restaurants
    Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Addresses Supporters from Jail Via Deepfake Generative AI Voice Clone [Report]

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    Generative AI News - Gemini, Grok, Mistral, Microsoft, and More

    Generative AI News - Gemini, Grok, Mistral, Microsoft, and More

    Google ranks as our featured story section with the launch of the Gemini LLM and the new AI Studio. Mistral and Microsoft were other big newsmakers with the introduction of small LLMs this past week. And there is a lot on the new product and funding front, the EU AI Act, an OpenAI and news media tie-up, and a lot more.
    Generative AI News Featured Stories of the Week 🔦 Google's Gemini LLM Arrives Next Week and It May Just Outperform GPT-4 (sort of)
    Google Gemini Looks Amazing in Video Demos, But Marketing Makes Another Unforced Error
    Google Launches AI Studio for Easy Access to Gemini Generative AI Model
    Generative AI Funding Fountain 💰⛲️ Mistral Has $415M in New Funding, a Big Valuation, and a New LLM to Challenge GPT-4
    SoundHound AI Acquires Restaurant Voice AI Startup SYNQ3
    Speech AI Startup AssemblyAI Raises $50M
    Indian Generative AI Startup Sarvam AI Raises $41M
    Business Generative AI Startup Kognitos Raises $20M
    Generative AI Tutoring Startup Kyron Learning Raises $14.6M
    Generative AI Video Startup HeyGen Raises $5.6M
    Generative AI Product Garden 🪴 Microsoft's New Phi-2 Small LLM Shows Strong Benchmark Performance
    Elon Musk Releases Generative AI Chatbot Grok on X
    Snapchat Adds Generative AI Images to Snapchat+ Subscription Service
    Meta Expands Generative AI Features to Social Media and Teases Invisible Watermarking
    Getty Images and Runway Team Up to Build Generative AI Video Model for Businesses That Won’t Spark Lawsuits
    Generative AI in the World 🌏 Google Cloud Will Serve Generative AI to McDonald’s Restaurants
    Mastercard Unveils Generative AI Retail Tool Shopping Muse
    The EU AI Act is Approved but It's Not Done Yet - A Breakdown of Some Interesting Details
    OpenAI Strikes ChatGPT Content Deal with Axel Springer, Publisher of Politico, Insider, and BILD
    More About GAIN GAIN is recorded live and streamed via YouTube and LinkedIn on Thursdays. You can re-watch each week’s discussion on Voicebot’s YouTube channel.

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    Generative AI News This Week - ChatGPT Turns 1, Anthropic's and Inflection's New Models, SoapBox Labs Acquired, Amazon Q & More

    Generative AI News This Week - ChatGPT Turns 1, Anthropic's and Inflection's New Models, SoapBox Labs Acquired, Amazon Q & More

    To say November closed with a flurry of generative AI news is a severe understatement. OpenAI almost melted down pulled it back together, and then we had a birthday for a little product called ChatGPT. Nearly every OpenAI competitor attempted to seize on the company’s turmoil and ramped up their visibility for sales, product announcements, or fundraising. Amazon released a slate of new announcements at the AWS re-invent conference. NVIDIA’s quarterly revenue looks like a vertical line. And that’s not all.
    Eric Schwartz, head writer of Voicebot.ai, and I break down the news once again this week and hopefully offer a little perspective on the story behind the story.
    Generative AI News Featured Stories of the Week 🔦
    ChatGPT Turns 1 - The chat assistant became the catalyst for a year of change.
    ChatGPT Turns 1 - Timeline of a Remarkable First Year and its Impact on Industry and Society
    Other OpenAI News - The company was in the news for a few other reasons, too!
    Timeline of the 106-Hour OpenAI Saga, Altman Will Return, New Board Formed
    OpenAI Agrees in Principle to Sam Altman's Return as CEO, But this is Far From Over
    What is OpenAI's Q*? How Aligned Incentives are Fueling a Questionable Narrative.
    Doesn't OpenAI Board Member Adam D'Angelo Have a Conflict of Interest in Ongoing Dispute?
    Generative AI winners and losers of the week
    Generative AI Funding Fountain 💰⛲️
    NVIDIA Blows Out Revenue Figures as Generative AI Drives Growth
    Generative AI Startup AI21 Labs Adds $53M to Earlier $155M Funding Round
    Voice AI for Kids Startup SoapBox Labs Acquired by Edtech Firm Curriculum Associates
    Generative AI Video Startup Pika Raises $35M
    Stable Diffusion Synthetic Media Hub Civitai Raises $5.1M
    Generative AI Product Garden 🪴
    Anthropic's Claude 2.1 LLM Has a 200K Context Window, API Tools and Poses a New Challenge to OpenAI
    Inflection AI Announces Inflection-2 LLM with Significantly Improved Performance
    What is Amazon PartyRock and How Did AWS Launch a Marketplace Before OpenAI's GPTs?
    Amazon Q is a Generative AI Copilot for Business Untethered from Enterprise Apps
    AWS Augments Amazon Bedrock With New Features, Titan Models, Agents
    Amazon Infuses AWS Services With Generative AI
    Stable Video Diffusion Likely to Kick Off a Wave of Text-to-Video Services
    Stability AI: Challenges and Outlook for the One-Time King of Text-to-Image Generation (for paid subscribers)
    Stability AI Explores Sale as Investor Urges CEO to Resign
    More About GAIN GAIN is recorded live and streamed via YouTube and LinkedIn on Thursdays. You can re-watch each week’s discussion on Voicebot’s YouTube channel. Please join us live next week on YouTube or LinkedIn at 11 a.m. ET. Also, please participate in the live show by commenting, and we are likely to give you a shoutout and may even show your comment on screen.

    • 59 min
    OpenAI Fallout Developer Panel

    OpenAI Fallout Developer Panel

    Today, we have a special episode that was recorded in the midst of the OpenAI management saga where CEO Sam Altman was fired and then hired back. While the management issues have been updated, I thought you might like a window into how developers were thinking about this incident and how the harm in reputation and relationships won't soon be resolved.
     
    Included in the panel are OpenAI developer ambassador Bram Adams, long-time OpenAI advocate and developer Bakz T. Future, GPT innovator Leslie Pound, and my Voicebot colleague Eric Schwartz.
     
    We break down what was happening but really focus on the impact on developers. I think you will find the discussion insightful.

    • 59 min
    Generative AI News - OpenAI Hegemony, Copilots Everywhere, Unity, Picsart, Symphony AI and More

    Generative AI News - OpenAI Hegemony, Copilots Everywhere, Unity, Picsart, Symphony AI and More

    This week continues the theme of market shift. Satya Nadella correctly aligned with the generative AI zeitgeist in focusing on practical applications of the technology. Individuals and companies have moved past bewilderment and wonder and now want to begin implementing and adopting solutions that offer tangible value.
    Eric Schwartz, head writer of Voicebot.ai, joined me this week to break down the news onslaught from Microsoft, more maneuvring from OpenAI, and a few other announcements.
    Generative AI News Featured Stories of the Week 🔦
    Copilots Everywhere - Microsoft’s Ignite conference showcased a number of working productivity solutions for generative AI along with foundation models and other services.
    Microsoft Copilots Everywhere, A Bing Chat Facelift, and the Shift to Practical Applications
    Microsoft Unveils Expanded Copilot Generative AI for Business Apps and Roles
    Azure OpenAI Service Breakdown: GPT-3.5, GPT-4, Use Cases, Users, and Trends
    How GPT-4 Was Transformed Into Generative AI Search in Bing Chat
    OpenAI Hegemony - abc
    OpenAI Has Halted ChatGPT Plus Subscriptions Due to Surging Demand - Join GPTs Demo Event Today
    GPT Showcase - Deep Dive, Demos, and Data
    OpenAI's Bid to Become a Data Titan - Distilling the 4-Pronged Generative AI Data Strategy
    Generative AI winners and losers of the week
    Generative AI Funding Fountain 💰⛲️
    Clinical Generative AI Startup Startup Layer Health Raises $4M
    Generative AI Product Garden 🪴
    OpenGPT is LangChain's Open-Source Answer to OpenAI's GPTs
    You.com Launches Search APIs Giving Generative AI Chatbots Real-Time Web Access
    Unity Muse - Generative AI Tools for Game Makers
    SymphonyAI Rolls Out Generative AI Industrial Copilots to Enhance Manufacturing Productivity
    Picsart Debuts Generative AI Tools to Create and Manipulate Synthetic Images and Videos
    Google Cloud Deepens Anthropic Partnership as Generative AI Tug-of-War With AWS Intensifies
    More About GAIN GAIN is recorded live and streamed via YouTube and LinkedIn on Thursdays. You can re-watch each week’s discussion on Voicebot’s YouTube channel. Please join us live next week on YouTube or LinkedIn at 11 a.m. ET. Also, please participate in the live show by commenting, and we are likely to give you a shoutout and may even show your comment on screen.

    • 59 min

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Goes deeper than most!

What podcasts as a medium can do better than other channels is go deeper into specific verticals, and this is a great example! The voicebot series is the best place I’ve found to go deep on the ever-evolving world of voice ai and hear from some of the best and brightest in the industry.

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Practical and accessible

Genuinely useful and actionable content in the voice AI and related domains.

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Great content!

Bret is inviting awesome speakers involved in latest speech technologies innovations. If you are interested in voice and AI, you should listen to these podcasts!

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