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GPT Store Launching Soon, The New York Times vs. OpenAI Lawsuit, Volkswagen + ChatGPT = Love — Top AI News of the Week

Our latest AI Digest covers the biggest breaking AI news of the week. Anywhere Club community leader, Aliaksei Kartynnik, comments on key stories.

Anywhere Club community leader, Aliaksei Kartynnik

#1 — OpenAI Announces Coming GPT Store Launch

— GPT store is an excellent way to access ChatGPT tailored to your needs and integrated into the services you use. Currently, there are numerous GPTs available for tasks such as editing articles, translating, or even creating calendar events. Before GPT store, there hasn't been a unified place to browse all existing GPTs, choose the ones you need, and provide feedback on specific ones. All of this is expected to be available very soon. Additionally, it is anticipated that GPT authors (anyone can become one) will have the opportunity to earn money from their creations. To try GPTs and see the store, you need to be a ChatGPT Plus subscriber.

#2 — The New York Times vs. OpenAI: OpenAI responds

— Shortly before the new year, The New York Times filed a lawsuit against OpenAI, claiming that OpenAI infringes on its copyright by using the newspaper's articles (allegedly millions of them) to train its models, including ChatGPT. This week, OpenAI released a public response, expressing its position on the issue. OpenAI claimed that training models on journalists' texts is a legitimate practice, and that individuals can prohibit the use of their content for such purposes. It promised to fix the bug that sometimes causes its networks to respond with entire quotes from the NYT. It also expressed dissatisfaction with NYT's lack of transparency, claiming that the newspaper is unwilling to disclose the data necessary to allow OpenAI to investigate the cause of this bug. Overall, it is interesting to monitor the developments in this and other lawsuits against AI companies. If OpenAI successfully defends itself in this case, it will set a significant precedent.

#3 — Volkswagen + ChatGPT = Love

— Volkswagen intends to integrate the ChatGPT voice assistant into its vehicles starting in the second quarter of this year. With the advent of GPT-5, the voice assistant market is shifting away from Siri, Alexa, and other older voice assistants, which did not offer anything new in 2023. This is a clear example of large companies ignoring their audience's requests for a decent assistant for years, missing a chance to capitalize on the impending AI transformation of our lives. RIP.

Surprise, Surprise

— I noticed that my colleague in the AI news review, Vitya Shalenchanka, posted things in post-scripts as a form of advertising, and the editor forgave him for that. I’m now taking that same opportunity to introduce the AI Jeannie service.

AI Jeannie is a Jira plugin developed by our partners at EPAM. It simplifies the lives of product owners and business analysts by helping them write acceptance criteria and draw meaningful interaction diagrams for elements of developing systems. AI Jeannie works on the GPT API and is quite easy to set up.