Elon Musk sues OpenAI

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OpenAI may finally have a body to match its brains, as the company strikes a partnership to build humanoid robots. But Elon Musk thinks OpenAI has lost its soul, and sues the company for abandoning its original mission.

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  • Figure AI raises $675M and partners with OpenAI to make humanoid robots a reality

  • Elon Musk sues OpenAI for abandoning its mission

  • Chart: AI-augmented social media marketing spend to hit $105B this year

  • How to automate research with ChatGPT

  • 5 new AI tools to boost your productivity

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Figure AI raises $675M and partners with OpenAI to make humanoid robots a reality

Image source: Figure AI

Are you ready to upgrade your Roomba to a walking, talking robot inside your home? Figure AI — the robotics company building humanoid robots for consumer and commercial purposes — certainly hopes so.

The company announced a $675M funding round and a partnership with OpenAI to build smarter robots. Investors in the funding round included Jeff Bezos, Microsoft, Nvidia, Intel, and more. Seems like everyone in tech wants a piece of this company.

Figure AI calls itself “the first-of-its-kind AI robotics company bringing a general purpose humanoid to life.“ The company claims that its robots will help increase productivity, address labor shortages, and reduce the number of people in unsafe jobs.

As part of the company’s partnership with OpenAI, Figure’s robots will get access to the ChatGPT maker’s AI models to enhance their “ability to process and reason from language.”


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Elon Musk sues OpenAI for abandoning its mission

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No one likes getting sued by their ex. Especially if that ex is the richest man in America. Yupp, Elon Musk is the ghost from OpenAI’s past that’s coming back to haunt them.

Almost a decade after cofounding OpenAI along with Sam Altman and others, Musk is taking OpenAI, its CEO Sam Altman, and others to court for abandoning the company's original mission to develop artificial intelligence for the benefit of humanity, not profit.

The lawsuit claims that cofounders Sam Altman and Greg Brockman had originally approached Musk to build an open-source, non-profit company. Musk’s lawsuit alleges that the company’s focus on making money is a breach of that contract.

Musk stepped down from OpenAI’s board in 2018 and has been a vocal critic of the company in recent months. He also founded xAI, an AI company that launched a chatbot named Grok last year to rival ChatGPT.


AI-augmented social media marketing spend to hit $105B this year

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Market research firm Market.us forecasts that AI-augmented social media advertising will grow to approximately $105 billion by 2024. The report also predicts that over 30% of social media content generated by brands will be produced using AI.


How to automate research with ChatGPT

  • Go to ChatGPT and log in

  • Search for Consensus in the Explore GPTs tab or access it directly here

  • Now write the prompt for your research topic and press enter

  • You’ll get a list of different sources on your research topic along with research paper links

For the example above, I used the following prompt:

Prompt: How effective is meditation in reducing stress and anxiety? 

You can also use the Consensus GPT to get:

  • Direct Quote: Ask it to quote directly from research papers.

  • Get Latest Results: Prompt it to give you results from a specific year if it shows older results.

  • Opinion Based Research: Explain what you’re researching and ask for an opinion.


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