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OpenAI brings ChatGPT to universities


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Today’s Menu

Appetizer: OpenAI introduces ChatGPT Edu for universities 🎓

Entrée: Google apparently fixes AI Overviews after disaster 👀

Dessert: The Simulation releases AI-powered streaming service 📺


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Q: Why was the broom late for class?

A: It over-swept. 🧹

What’s new? OpenAI has introduced ChatGPT Edu, a specialized AI platform designed to integrate seamlessly into universities’ academic and operational frameworks.

What is ChatGPT Edu? Powered by GPT-4o, ChatGPT Edu features the following implementations:

  • Advanced Capabilities: Possesses the ability to perform advanced text interpretation, coding, and mathematics, along with tailored tools for data analytics, web browsing, and document summarization.

  • Customization and Sharing: Allows universities to build and share custom GPTs within their workspaces, tailored for unique learning objectives.

  • Enhanced Communication: Supports over 50 languages, with improved quality and speed.

  • Robust Security: Ensures data privacy with administrative controls like group permissions, single sign-on (SSO), system for cross-domain identity management (SCIM), and GPT management. Not to mention, conversations and data are not used to train OpenAI models.

  • High Usability: Has significantly higher message limits than the free version of ChatGPT.

Who is using it? Successful implementations at Columbia University, the Wharton School, and Arizona State University highlight the transformative potential of ChatGPT Edu. Columbia employs the model to expedite research on community-based strategies to reduce overdose fatalities, Wharton is using the model to enhance students’ learning experiences through reflective AI-driven conversations, and Arizona State is using the model to optimize language learning through a custom Language Buddies GPT.


Can Google ever come back from its very odd mistakes? 😳

What’s up? Google announced that it has implemented “more than a dozen technical improvements” to its AI systems following instances of its updated AI-driven search telling people to eat rocks, put glue on pizza, and more.

What’s the story? The AI-powered search, introduced a few weeks ago, often displays AI-generated summaries or “overviews” at the top of search results. These overviews, while typically accurate, have sometimes included bizarre and inaccurate information, causing concern among users. Liz Reid, head of Google Search, acknowledged in a blog post that some AI overviews have proven to be “odd, inaccurate, or unhelpful.” Google has defended the feature, noting extensive pre-release testing. However, some errors were not only silly but also potentially harmful, such as suicidal encouragement, leading to immediate fixes and broader updates.

What are the changes? According to Reid, Google’s immediate fixes include the following:

  • “We built better detection mechanisms for nonsensical queries that shouldn’t show an AI Overview, and limited the inclusion of satire and humor content.”

  • “We updated our systems to limit the use of user-generated content in responses that could offer misleading advice.”

  • “We added triggering restrictions for queries where AI Overviews were not proving to be as helpful.”

  • “For topics like news and health, we already have strong guardrails in place. For example, we aim to not show AI Overviews for hard news topics, where freshness and factuality are important. In the case of health, we launched additional triggering refinements to enhance our quality protections.”

“At the scale of the web, with billions of queries coming in every day, there are bound to be some oddities and errors. We’ve learned a lot over the past 25 years about how to build and maintain a high-quality search experience, including how to learn from these errors to make Search better for everyone. We’ll keep improving when and how we show AI Overviews and strengthening our protections, including for edge cases, and we’re very grateful for the ongoing feedback.”

-Liz Reid, Head of Google Search


It seems odd that traditional streaming services might soon be a thing of the past … but then again, I have seen Stranger Things. 🤪

What’s up? AI entertainment startup “The Simulation” (formerly Fable Studio) has unveiled Showrunner, a groundbreaking platform for generating and watching AI-powered TV shows set in virtual, simulated worlds. The studio originally gained attention last year with its viral AI-generated South Park episode demos and its research paper on the SHOW-1 model.

How will this work? Showrunner merges multi-agent simulations with LLMs to create interactive content tailored to specific virtual environments. Users can watch, direct, and even star in shows within these digital worlds, crafting episodes from simple prompts. The platform will debut with 10 original shows, allowing users to generate new episodes and delve into script, shot, and voice editing. Currently in alpha, Showrunner is available to a limited number of users, with select user-created episodes earning payment, revenue sharing, and IMDB credits.

What does this mean? With the release of Showrunner, The Simulation is blurring the lines between authentic, human-created content and AI generation. How we create and watch TV shows might never be the same again.


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