Sam Altman calls for A.I. cooperation with China, ChatGPT prefers 25 jokes, and Contextual AI emerges from stealth
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At a Chinese conference for A.I., hosted by a government-sponsored research non-profit, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said on June 10 that China and the U.S. should cooperate to mitigate the risks. His call for engagement comes at a time of increasing competition between the two countries.
“ChatGPT has not solved computational humor yet but it can be a big leap toward ‘funny’ machines,” according to researchers from Germany in a new paper released on June 7. Their research found that ChatGPT preferred the same 25 jokes. The top joke? “Q: Why did the scarecrow win an award? A: Because he was outstanding in his field.”
LLMs are not always attractive to enterprises with strict governance and compliance requirements, and one startup is looking to provide solutions. Contextual AI emerged out of stealth this week with a fundraising round led by Bain Capital Ventures, Lightspeed, Greycroft, and SV Angel. The startup augments LLMs through a technique called RAG, which stands for retrieval augmented generation. RAG generates context-aware responses.
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