june 16

week of 6/12/2023 - 6/16/2023

AI tools sweep US developers, Meta's MusicGen turns text into melodies, U.N. supports AI watchdog idea, and Google's chatbot caution.

what to know for now

👩‍💻 92% of US-based developers use AI coding tools, according to GitHub survey. The study found that 70% of programmers believe AI provides significant benefits to their code, improving quality, speeding up outputs, and reducing production-level incidents. [Read more]

🎵 Meta releases open-source AI-powered music generator, MusicGen. The tool can transform text descriptions into short audio clips and can be steered using reference audio. Trained on 20,000 hours of music, MusicGen's pre-trained models are available for use by those with the right hardware. [Read more]

🌐 Salesforce announces AI Cloud, a suite of AI products for enterprise use. The AI Cloud offers tools for delivering "enterprise-ready" AI and includes text-generating models from partners like Amazon Web Services, Anthropic, Cohere, and OpenAI. [Read more]

what to know for later

🤖 U.N. Secretary-General supports proposal for international AI watchdog body. Antonio Guterres backed the idea of creating an organization similar to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to oversee AI governance. [Read more]

💼 Generative AI could add $4.4 trillion to global economy annually. The technology, including chatbots like ChatGPT, has the potential to boost productivity by automating 60-70% of workers' tasks, with half of all work to be automated between 2030 and 2060. [Read more]

💻 AMD unveils AI chip M1300X to challenge Nvidia. With mass production starting in Q4 2023, AMD's most advanced GPU for AI could become a strong competitor to Nvidia, which holds over 80% of the market share. [Read more]

🚗 Mercedes-Benz adds ChatGPT to MBUX Voice Assistant in U.S. vehicles. The AI-enhanced "Hey Mercedes" becomes more conversational and intuitive, with a beta program starting June 16, 2023. [Read more]

🔒 Google cautions employees about using chatbots like Bard and ChatGPT. The company advises against entering confidential materials into AI chatbots to safeguard information from potential leaks. This caution reflects a growing trend of companies setting up guardrails on AI chatbots usage. [Read more]

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