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ChatGPT Experiences Outage, OpenAI Working on Fix

Users of ChatGPT, the popular AI chatbot, are facing issues with the service being down or inaccessible. Reports indicate that users are unable to generate responses, encountering internal server errors. The outage, tracked by Downdetector, began around 12 PM UTC, leading to disruptions for many users. OpenAI is actively investigating and addressing the problem, with the API remaining operational for third-party services. While the exact timeline for resolution remains unknown, this is the second downtime incident for ChatGPT in 2023, impacting its large user base globally. As of this moment, ChatGPT, according to OpenAI, is now operational.

X Updates Policy to Allow AI-Generated Adult Content

Social media platform X has revised its rules to permit users to share consensually-produced AI-generated NSFW content, with clear labelling requirements. This policy change aligns with Elon Musk’s leadership experiments, allowing adult content within designated communities. X emphasizes the importance of consensual creation and distribution of sexual themes as a form of artistic expression, while ensuring restrictions for underage and sensitive users. Users can mark posts as sensitive to restrict access, maintaining strict guidelines against excessively violent or sexually violent content. This decision aims to facilitate discussions on current events and potentially expand revenue streams by accommodating adult content services, aligning with Musk’s vision of X as an “everything app.” Reports suggest a significant presence of adult content on the platform, indicating a potential shift towards adult-centric services and enhanced competitiveness in the market.

AMD Unveils New AI Chips to Challenge Nvidia Dominance

At the Computex technology trade show in Taipei, AMD introduced the MI325X accelerator set for release in Q4 2024. CEO Lisa Su emphasized AMD’s focus on AI development to compete with Nvidia, the current leader in AI semiconductors. AMD plans to release AI chips annually to meet market demands and enhance competitiveness. The upcoming MI350 series in 2025 promises a 35x performance boost in inference compared to the MI300 series. Additionally, AMD announced the MI400 series for 2026 based on the “Next” architecture, showcasing the company’s commitment to innovation in the AI chip market.

Intel Unveils New AI Chips to Challenge Nvidia and AMD

Intel has announced new artificial intelligence chips for data centers to compete with Nvidia and AMD, who recently showcased their upcoming chips. The Xeon 6 processor promises enhanced performance and power efficiency for data center workloads, aiming to reclaim market share. Intel’s CEO, Pat Gelsinger, shared details at the Computex tech conference in Taiwan. The company also disclosed lower prices for the Gaudi 2 and Gaudi 3 AI accelerators, emphasizing high performance and cost-effective solutions for customers. Intel’s upcoming Lunar Lake processors will target the AI PC market, competing with Nvidia and AMD’s offerings. This strategic move reflects Intel’s efforts to catch up in the AI industry, following competitors’ advancements and the growing demand for AI technologies.

Amazon Implements AI and Computer Vision for Defect Detection

Amazon introduces “Project P.I.” utilizing computer vision and AI to enhance product quality and sustainability efforts. The initiative scans millions of products daily in North American fulfilment centers, detecting defects like damage or incorrect colors/sizes before dispatch. The system identifies issues, determines root causes, and enables preventive measures. Flagged items are reviewed by associates for resale, donation, or alternative uses, reducing returns and carbon emissions. Amazon’s VP of Worldwide Sustainability, Kara Hurst, emphasizes customer experience and sustainability benefits, with plans for expansion in 2024. The AI system also aids in investigating customer feedback and supporting selling partners in rectifying issues promptly.