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Poe on Quora is introducing subscriptions so that you can communicate with a GPT-4-powered bot

Yesterday, rival Anthropic announced Claude, a ChatGPT competitor to OpenAI’s new GPT-4 model. In a related announcement, Quora stated that its Poe chatbot app will soon have a paid version that will allow you to communicate with bots powered by these models. Poe subscriptions cost $19.99 per month or $199.99 …

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DuckDuckGo tests AI search

DuckDuckGo, a privacy-focused search engine, launched DuckAssist, an AI-powered summarization feature, in beta today. DuckAssist can directly answer simple search queries. DDG says it uses ChatGPT maker OpenAI and Anthropic, an AI startup founded by ex-OpenAI employees, to power its natural language summarization capability, along with its own active indexing …

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Geniee of Japan purchases Zelto, an AdPushup operator, for $70 million

According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Japanese marketing technology company Geniee, a member of the SoftBank Group, paid about $70 million in cash to acquire the revenue optimization platform Zelto (previously known as AdPushup), providing investors in the startup that started out in India with a …

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According to a watchdog, the Secret Service and ICE engaged in warrantless stingray monitoring

A government watchdog found that the Secret Service and ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) section often broke the law when they spied on people’s cell phones in a snoopy way. Last week, the inspector general for Homeland Security, who is in charge of keeping an eye on the U.S. government …

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Figure 1 unveils its humanoid robot from stealth

Humanoid robots are a timeless concept, but their popularity fluctuates over time. Tesla’s Optimus prototype has reignited the debate over general-purpose robot form, efficacy, and viability. In an interview this week, Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert said, “I thought that they’d gotten a lot more done than I expected, and …

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