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Billionaire Altman, GPT-4 Turbo for API access, Rewind/Limitless – 3 top AI news stories of the week in the latest AI digest

The main AI news of the week is commented on by Alexei Kartynnik, the community leader of Anywhere Club.

Alexei Kartynnik, the community leader of Anywhere Club

#1 — Altman is now a billionaire

Sam Altman can be congratulated, since since he is now officially a dollar billionaire, according to Forbes. He made his fortune not on OpenAI – his stake in the company is not mentioned as a source of his wealth – but on shares of companies in which he invested, including: Reddit, Stripe, Helion, and several graduates of the Y Combinator startup accelerator, of which he was president from 2014 to 2019. We all know Sam as the CEO of OpenAI, but his interests are much wider than the world of AI, which seems to allow him to see more clearly into the global future.

#2 — GPT-4 Turbo for API access

OpenAI has introduced GPT-4 Turbo for API access. The model supports up to 128,000 tokens in context, knows data up to December 2023, and includes Vision, which is the biggest innovation. Now, you can build applications that will work with input images: explain them, write landing page code from visual layouts, and much more that we have already seen in ChatGPT but could not try through the GPT API. In addition, the model has significantly improved dealing with code, logical reasoning, and mathematical calculations. GPT-4 Turbo has already topped the list of the "smartest" models in all sorts of benchmarks, so I see no reason not to try it in your work.

#3 — Rewind/Limitless

Rewind, a company specializing in private communication with local files on your computer, has undergone a rebranding and it is now Limitless. The company is preparing to ship, by the end of the year, a new version of an old (and well-forgotten) device – the Limitless Pendant. Half a year ago, Rewind began accepting pre-orders for the Rewind Pendant. For $59, the company promised a small capsule equipped with microphones and the ability to record sound. The material recorded for the day would be summarized (in private mode, of course) so that you could easily remember what happened to you all day. The company did not specify when it would start producing that device. Now, we have seen its design and we know - the last quarter of 2024. The device has been both renamed and significantly redesigned – it looks more like a clip-pendant with various color options. You can pre-order it for $99. I pre-ordered one when it was the Rewind Pendant, so I am impatiently waiting to try integrating it into my daily routine. It is intended to record everything you hear, and then make sense of it. Against the backdrop of the loud failure of the expensive Humane AI Pin, one wants to believe that this will work out for Limitless.

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