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AI Weekly: Condensing the week’s top AI news

Welcome to AI Weekly, where we delve into the cutting-edge and ever-evolving world of artificial intelligence and bring you concise yet comprehensive summaries of the most exciting AI developments. 

Global Surge in Interest for OpenAI’s ChatGPT on Google Breaks Records

The demand for generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools is witnessing an unprecedented surge, with OpenAI’s ChatGPT leading the way. Recent data from Finbold indicates a remarkable 400% increase in global Google searches for ‘ChatGPT’ in 2023, reaching a peak popularity score of 100 on November 5. Over the past 12 months, the demand has skyrocketed by an astounding 9,900%, reflecting the growing appetite for this innovative AI model.

Breaking down the popularity by country, China takes the lead with a score of 100, followed by the Philippines and Nepal sharing the second position with 32. Singapore and Sri Lanka tie for the third spot with a score of 31. Other countries displaying significant interest include Pakistan (29), Kenya (25), Lebanon (25), Tunisia (24), and Morocco (23).

Salesforce and Amazon Deepen Partnership to Enhance AI Capabilities

Salesforce and Amazon Web Services have expanded their partnership to simplify data management across both platforms. The enhanced agreement aims to seamlessly integrate generative AI technologies into applications and workflows. This collaboration enables customers to securely manage data across Salesforce and AWS while responsibly incorporating the latest generative AI advancements into their processes.

TaxLeopard Acquires Airtax in a Strategic Move for Growth and AI Integration

TaxLeopard, the Australian accounting software and tax app, has acquired Airtax, a BAS and income tax return lodging software. This strategic move, valued at six figures, allows TaxLeopard to absorb Airtax’s user base and strengthen its presence in the rideshare market. The acquisition aligns with TaxLeopard’s growth plans, marking a significant step in scaling its user network, technological infrastructure, and partnerships. Additionally, it serves as a catalyst for increased research and development, as TaxLeopard looks to integrate generative AI technology for more nuanced and automated tax solutions.

Symphony Collaborates with Google Cloud for Advanced Financial Voice Analytics

Symphony, a leading markets infrastructure and technology platform, is partnering with Google Cloud to enhance its financial markets voice analytics. Leveraging Google Cloud’s gen AI platform, Vertex AI, Symphony aims to offer high-accuracy voice analytics through speech-to-text fine-tuning and natural language processing (NLP) capabilities. This collaboration builds upon Symphony’s existing partnership with Google Cloud as its primary cloud provider.

Leonardo.Ai’s Remarkable Milestone: 700 Million Images Generated on AWS

Leonardo.Ai, an Australian generative AI content production platform, has achieved a significant milestone by generating over 700 million images and training more than 400,000 custom generative AI models on AWS. In less than a year, the startup has transformed content creation, providing users with the ability to generate hyperrealistic images suitable for various industries. The move to AWS facilitated efficient management of continuous user growth, ensuring resiliency, security, and scalability.

Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council Launches AI71

In the dynamic field of artificial intelligence, Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) introduces AI71, a new AI company. Building on the Technology Innovation Institute’s Falcon generative AI models, AI71 focuses on multi-domain specializations and offers unprecedented AI data control options. The company aims to empower companies and countries with self-hosted AI for enhanced privacy and control in an era of rapid AI advancements.

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