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PwC has a new deal with OpenAI as the largest user and first reseller of ChatGPT Enterprise. The deal comes amid surging interest in GenAI, with 950 of its top 1,000 clients engaging with it. "Your business strategy and your AI strategy in this world need to be intertwined," said a PwC exec. AdvertisementBig Four consultancy firm PwC has a new deal with OpenAI to help its staff and clients leverage generative AI. The companies announced Wednesday that PwC will now be the largest user of ChatGPT Enterprise, the most powerful tier of ChatGPT geared toward businesses.
Persons: PwC, , OpenAI Organizations: OpenAI, ChatGPT Enterprise, Service, US, Business Locations: GenAI, OpenAI
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke to Stratechery about its $13 billion partnership with OpenAI. "There's going to be competition," he told the tech and media newsletter. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella believes both forces are at play in its more than $13 billion partnership with OpenAI. "Long-term stability comes from both sides winning on a continuous basis and that's how at least I approach it," Nadella told the media and tech newsletter Stratechery.
Persons: Satya Nadella, Mustafa Suleyman, , Nadella Organizations: OpenAI, Microsoft, Service, Business
Regular sauna sessions may help alleviate depression, a new study shows. 11 out of 12 no longer met depression criteria after the study. AdvertisementThe next time you need to boost your mood: Head to the sauna . According to a new study conducted by Ashley Mason, a clinical psychologist at the UC San Francisco Osher Center for Integrative Health, regular sauna sessions might benefit individuals with depression. By the end of the trial, 11 out of the 12 participants no longer met the criteria for major depressive disorder.
Persons: , Ashley Mason, Mason Organizations: Service, UC San Francisco Osher Center, Integrative Health, Business
"Sleep is the new coffee," longevity enthusiast Bryan Johnson told the Journal. Experts say workers who sleep more are likely to be more productive and focused. AdvertisementSome tech execs aren't starting their days anymore with a jolt of caffeine — they're betting on sleep instead. "I think sleep is the new coffee," Bryan Johnson told The Wall Street Journal. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
Persons: Bryan Johnson, , Johnson Organizations: Service, Wall Street, Business Locations: Braintree
Read previewSome say AI will be a great equalizer. And he believes a universal basic income might be the solution. "I advised them that universal basic income was a good idea." AdvertisementOpenAI CEO Sam Altman — who's been racing to develop artificial general intelligence — is running his own experiment around a universal basic income, the results of which he expects to release soon. He also recently floated the idea of a "universal basic compute."
Persons: , Geoffrey Hinton, It's, Hinton, Sam Altman — who's, Altman Organizations: Service, BBC, Business Locations: Downing, South Africa, Kenya, India, United States
OpenAI's Ilya Sutskever and Jan Leike, who led a team focused on AI safety, resigned. Founders Sam Altman and Greg Brockman are now scrambling to reassure everyone. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementTwo of OpenAI's founders, CEO Sam Altman and President Greg Brockman, are on the defensive after a shake-up in the company's safety department this week. Sutskever and Leike led OpenAI's super alignment team, which was focused on developing AI systems compatible with human interests.
Persons: OpenAI's Ilya Sutskever, Jan Leike, Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, , Ilya Sutskever, Leike Organizations: Service, Business
Luxury buildings in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York are now offering IV drips to tenants. AdvertisementLuxury residential buildings are now equipped with more than just hi-fi fitness centers, outdoor movie theaters, and dog spas — they're offering longevity hacks, too. A growing number of high-end buildings in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York are offering IV drips to tenants, according to The New York Times. The luxury condominium unit One Manhattan Square offers five different IV drip formulas that range from $300 to $350. The Park — a luxury apartment building in Los Angeles where units can go for as much as $38,000 a month — has been offering IV treatments since 2023.
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AdvertisementSo who is Larry Page and how did he get to where he is today? AdvertisementPage and Sergey Brin create GoogleGoogle co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page met as students at Stanford. Google's parent company, Alphabet, has developed self-driving cars through Waymo, the company formerly known as the Google Self-Driving Car project. Page's personal lifeGoogle cofounder Larry Page and his wife, the scientist Lucinda Southworth C Flanigan/FilmMagicThroughout it all, Page has kept information about his personal life closely guarded. Life after GoogleGoogle cofounder Larry Page bought Cayo Norte, an island in Puerto Rico.
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A bipartisan Senate group is calling for $32 billion in annual federal AI spending. The group wants to ensure the US stays ahead of China — which is also spending big on AI. Group leader Sen. Chuck Schumer said the money will "cement America's dominance in AI." AdvertisementA bipartisan group of US Senators wants to spend billions of dollars on a game plan to dominate artificial intelligence. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and three other senators who assembled an AI Working Group released their initial report on Wednesday.
Persons: Sen, Chuck Schumer, , It's Organizations: Senate, Service, US, Business Locations: China
Companies are rapidly integrating generative AI technology to boost productivity. AdvertisementCompanies have been racing to deploy generative AI technology into their work since the launch of ChatGPT in 2022. She added that the "demand for AI governance and risk experts is outpacing the supply." "The venture capital environment also reflects a disproportionate focus on AI innovation over AI governance," Singh told Business Insider by email. But with the pace of innovation in AI, government regulations may not be enough right now to ensure companies are protecting themselves.
Persons: , haven't, Tad Roselund, Nanjira Sam, Navrina Singh, Singh Organizations: Service, Companies, Microsoft, Boston Consulting Group, MIT Sloan Management, Stanford's Institute for, Intelligence, Biden Administration Locations: EU
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has long supported the idea of a universal basic income. Many in AI think a universal basic income could help mitigate the impacts of the tech on workers. Altman floated a new kind of basic income last week that he calls "universal basic compute." AdvertisementOpenAI CEO Sam Altman has an interesting new idea to help those struggling financially. He calls it "universal basic compute."
Persons: Sam Altman, Altman, Organizations: Service, Business
download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Read previewOpenAI CEO Sam Altman says he's keen on regulating AI with an international agency. President Joe Biden also signed an executive order last year calling for greater transparency from the world's biggest AI models. But Altman argued that an international agency would offer more flexibility than national legislation — and that's important given how quickly AI evolves. In simple terms, Altman thinks AI should be regulated like an airplane.
Persons: , Sam Altman, he's, Altman, Joe Biden Organizations: Service, Business, Intelligence, Bloomberg Locations: EU, California
Bas said AI can't yet replicate human experiences and evoke emotions in music. Bas said human taste is essential to helping AI make music enjoyable. "The core of writing music, you're trying to evoke an emotion out of your audience, whether it's joy, heartbreak, whatever the case may be," Bas said at the "Leading with AI" conference this week. With AI tools, "when I try to give it those prompts, it's a little tough to get that across." Related storiesThe "Leading with AI" conference was hosted by Harvard's Digital Data Design Institute and Harvard Business School, which drew leaders in business, technology, and academia to discuss the challenges and opportunities of AI.
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JPMorgan's CEO of Asset & Wealth Management, Mary Callahan Erdoes, spoke with BI about AI. "It has to be okay to ask the questions," Erdoes said. AdvertisementOne of JPMorgan's top execs believes a single human trait will define the winners of the AI age. "Curiosity," Mary Callahan Erdoes, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase's Asset and Wealth Management division, told Business Insider in an interview. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
Persons: Mary Callahan Erdoes, Erdoes, , execs Organizations: Asset, Wealth Management, Service, JPMorgan Chase's, Harvard's, Design Institute, Harvard Business School, JPMorgan, Business
In February, OpenAI introduced a text-to-video model called Sora to "understand and simulate the physical world in motion." Sora was touted for generating videos up to a minute long from text, and its proof-of-concept videos stunned the internet with their image quality. AdvertisementThe tool hasn't officially been released to the public, but workers in creative fields have already begun experimenting with it. AdvertisementOthers say Sora isn't always consistent, which can bring about new creative opportunities. Indie artist Washed Out's new music video, "The Hardest Part," is the longest video made with Sora, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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So I did it and it worked, and I made an awful lot of money for people. My advice was so profitable that these clients started recommending me to their friends in other businesses and industries. By and large, the businesses I worked with are not good forces in the world — they're capitalist extractive machines. AdvertisementMy spiritual clients pay me a flat monthly fee ranging from a minimum of £4,000 to a maximum of £20,000. I charge a minimum retainer fee of £2,000 per month, but my real income comes through a success fee.
Persons: Kate Tomas, I've Organizations: Service, Business, Oxford Locations: Wales, London, Hollywood
AI voice tech company ElevenLabs is grappling with deepfakes. AdvertisementCompanies at the forefront of AI voice technology are grappling with how to regulate deepfakes without stifling innovation. And last year 4chan users exploited the tool from ElevenLabs to generate deepfakes of celebrities spewing racist and transphobic content, according to Vice . AdvertisementNew York Mayor Eric Adams has been making robocalls in Mandarin, Yiddish, and Haitian Creole with ElevenLabs technology and said he's been able to reach more of the city's non-English speaking residents. ElevenLabs has signed an accord with several other AI companies, including OpenAI, Anthropic, Google, and Meta to combat deepfakes in the 2024 election.
Persons: , Mati Staniszewski, scammers, Bruce Reed, ElevenLabs, Eric Adams, he's, Staniszweski, Staniszewski Organizations: Service, Google, Business Locations: Haitian
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman described the ultimate AI app to the MIT Technology Review. Altman's vision is that AI will take on real-world tasks — not just function as a chatbot. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . Related storiesThe bottom line is that Altman wants AI to function as more than just a chatbot. Altman didn't specify when this tool will be available and how advanced AI must be to support it.
Persons: Sam Altman, , Sam Altman's, Altman, They'll, ChatGPT, OpenAI Organizations: MIT Technology, Service, OpenAI Locations: ChatGPT, Cambridge , Massachusetts
President Joe Biden asked ChatGPT to explain a legal case, write a Supreme Court briefing, and a song. "Wow, I can't believe it could do that," he said after his first ChatGPT run, according to Wired. The experience also pushed Biden to sign an executive order on AI safety. AdvertisementAfter over three decades in the Senate, eight years as vice president, and three presidential campaigns, you'd think nothing would surprise President Joe Biden. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
Persons: Joe Biden, ChatGPT, Biden, , you'd, Arati Prabhakar Organizations: Wired, Service, White, Office of Science, Technology, Business
I listen to Indian classical music, Gregorian chants, and some obscure composers such as Gyorgy Ligeti, Leo Ornstein, and Terry Riley. Instead, she suggested I create a visual alphabet that matched the musical chords I heard in my mind to colors. I met with musicians and AI experts to create a visual alphabetI started by looking for musicians to collaborate with and met Anthony Cardella, a young, incredibly gifted pianist in Los Angeles. When I heard that music played back to me, it brought tears to my eyes. The audience could look at the paintings while Anthony played, which was a profound experience.
Persons: Shane Guffogg, Gyorgy Ligeti, Leo Ornstein, Terry Riley, I've, Radhika Dirks, , Anthony Cardella, He's, Anthony, I'd, He'd, he'd, Jonah Lynch, Jonah, Ligeti, Ornstein —, It's Organizations: Service, USC, Forest Lawn Museum, Venice Biennale Locations: American, Venice, Los Angeles, California
Read previewHarvard researcher Dr. David Sinclair has found himself at the center of controversy within the longevity community. He's also earned his share of critics who say his research isn't always backed up by sufficient evidence. Animal Biosciences reissued a press release walking back the "reverse aging" claim. But scientists in the field say the issue is even more fundamental: There's no way to reverse aging, much less measure it. That means debates about the semantics of aging will only become more relevant to our daily lives.
Persons: , David Sinclair, Sinclair, He's, Dr, Nir Barzilai, Matt Kaeberlein —, Matt Kaeberlein, Barzilai, it's, it'll, Andrea Maier, Jeff Bezos, Peter Thiel Organizations: Service, Business, Street Journal, Animal Biosciences, Newsweek, The Academy for Health, Academy for Health, Academy, National Institute, Aging, MIT Technology, National University of Singapore, Longevity
Ceramics maker Maruwa is helping cool data centers amid the AI boom. Maruwa's 200-year history in ceramics contributes to its competitive edge. AdvertisementThe AI boom is driving a surge in data center construction that's sucking up tons of energy. By 2030, data centers are expected to consume 35 gigawatts of power annually, up from 17 gigawatts in 2022, according to McKinsey & Company. Related storiesThis is welcome news to perhaps no one more than a centuries-old Japanese ceramics maker that got its start making dinnerware.
Persons: , Goldman Sachs, Mitsuhiro Icho Organizations: Maruwa, Service, McKinsey & Company, CNET, McKinsey, Financial Times
Google hits a new milestone: $2 trillion
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Alphabet, Google's parent company, achieved a $2 trillion market cap milestone. This company briefly hit the threshold previously but never sustained a full day of trading. Despite its recent success Alphabet hasn't had an easy path to the $2 trillion mark. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementGoogle's parent company, Alphabet, hit a new milestone on Friday: a $2 trillion market cap.
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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg weighed in on the AI data race in a new interview. But Zuckerberg says 'feedback loops' will be more important for training AI models than data. AdvertisementMeta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a hot take on Big Tech's race for AI training data: It's not about the data. Feedback loops are used to retrain and improve AI models over time based on their previous outputs. These algorithms let AI models know when they make an error, for example, and provide them with data to adjust their future performance.
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg, Organizations: Service, Command, Business
The AI revolution has sparked fears that machines will replace human workers. But former OpenAI leader Zack Kass told BI that human qualities will become even more essential. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementWorkers are worried about competing with machines for jobs as the AI revolution takes off. But in a world where AI can code, write, and analyze data proficiently, what makes us "human" matters maybe more than ever, Zack Kass, a former leader at OpenAI, told Business Insider.
Persons: Zack Kass, Organizations: Service, Business
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