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In a bold announcement that marks its stake in the enterprise AI sector, Amazon has transitioned its AI assistant, Q, to general availability. This product, building on a suite of AI-powered tools for developers and businesses, reflects Amazon's commitment to enhancing productivity in the workplace. Here's what we found...

In Today鈥檚 Summary:

  • Amazon expands availability of Q Business AI Assistant

  • Incoming Apple Safari AI features

  • Eight newspapers sue OpenAI, Microsoft

  • GPT-4's restricted user queries

  • 3 new AI tools

TOP STORY

Amazon Expands Availability of its Enterprise AI Assistant, Q

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The Summary: Amazon has moved its generative AI assistant Q from preview to general availability for businesses and developers using AWS. This development closely follows the announcement of Copilot Workspace from Microsoft鈥檚 GitHub. Q aims to enhance productivity with three products: Q Developer, Q Business and Q Apps.

Key details:

  • Q Developer: Offers code generation, testing, debugging, and AWS resource management. It replaces the previous Code Whisperer. Available in a free version in the AWS console (with limitations) or a Pro version priced at $19/month per user, including IP indemnification.

  • Q Business: Provides data-driven insights, content generation, file uploads, and Q&A on RAG knowledge bases (specific usage charges apply to vector DB index capacity). Priced at $3/month (Lite) or $20/month (Pro) per user, with a 60-day free trial.

  • Q Apps: Allows users to build custom AI apps for task automation, powered by Q Business prompts and API plugins. This product is still in preview.

Why it matters: As the enterprise AI race intensifies, Amazon aims to position itself as a frontrunner in enterprise generative AI, to boost productivity and data-driven decision-making across various business functions. As more organizations embrace AI, Q's capabilities and early success could help accelerate adoption in the workplace.

APPLE

Apple's Approach to AI: On-Device Models and Safari Enhancements

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The Summary: Apple is making significant strides in AI, focusing on developing on-device models and integrating them into its products. The company is reportedly working on a new AI-powered Intelligent Search feature for Safari, which will provide text summarization capabilities on webpages.

Additionally, Safari could receive a Web Eraser AI tool for content blocking and an updated UI. Apple is also rumored to be exploring an enhanced Visual Lookup feature, enabling users to obtain information about consumer products from images.

Key details:

  • Apple has recently hired dozens of AI experts from Google, including key figures like John Giannandrea and Samy Bengio.

  • The company has a secretive AI research lab in Zurich, Switzerland, working on advanced AI models like "MM1" for text and visual inputs.

  • Safari 18 is rumored to include "Intelligent Search" for AI-driven text summarization on webpages.

  • A new "Web Eraser" feature will allow users to remove unwanted content from webpages persistently.

Why it matters: Apple's focus on on-device AI showcases the company's commitment to delivering advanced AI while prioritizing privacy and security. The new features in Safari 18 should enhance the browsing experience for users. This approach aligns with Apple's broader strategy of differentiating its products through intelligent software and hardware integration.

LEGAL

Eight Newspapers Sue OpenAI and Microsoft Over AI Copyright Concerns

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The Summary: Eight prominent U.S. newspapers owned by Alden Global Capital have filed a lawsuit against OpenAI and Microsoft, accusing them of copyright infringement.

The newspapers claim the tech companies used millions of their copyrighted articles without permission to train AI models like ChatGPT and Copilot. They argue this deprives them of revenue and damages their reputation. OpenAI denies the allegations, stating training AI is fair use. Microsoft declined to comment.

Key details:

  • Plaintiffs include New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, and others.

  • The lawsuit claims the AI models reproduce full articles, reducing need for subscriptions.

  • OpenAI has sought to dismiss a similar lawsuit filed previously by The New York Times.

Why it matters: The outcome of these lawsuits could fundamentally shift how news companies are compensated for their work in the AI era. It raises questions about the use of copyrighted data to train AI models and the potential impact on the news industry's business model.

QUICK NEWS

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