Ep 215: ChatGPT Plugins are leaving, Google and Reddit sign $60M deal – AI News That Matters

Google and Reddit - A Partnership in Store

In a surprising turn, Google was revealed as the mystery company embarking on a $60,000,000 AI content licensing deal with Reddit. This monumental agreement permits Google to leverage Reddit posts in training AI models and enhancing search capabilities, while Reddit gets to access Google's AI models for its internal site search. Given Reddit's rising popularity as a search engine, the significance of this data partnership becomes unavoidable.

Universities Tap Into AI Revenue Model

Institutions of higher learning are venturing into the AI field, selling student data and research study data to giants - Google, Open AI, and Microsoft. This move stirs questions around the ethics of such transactions and their impact on privacy and intellectual property.

AI Image Generators - Google Pauses in its Tracks

In the wake of severe criticism, Google temporarily shut down its AI image generator, Google Gemini Imagine 2. The criticism was sparked by the generator creating stereotypical and historically inaccurate images. In response, Google introduced an open model, named Gemma, aimed at fostering responsible AI development.

AI Disruption in Entertainment Industry

Global entertainment mogul Tyler Perry recently acknowledged the potential impact of AI tool, Sora, pausing a significant expansion project. Sora, known for enabling smaller creators to produce high-quality visuals and stories via a single text prompt, potentially reduces the need for large production crews and expensive equipment.

AI Voices that Mirror Real Ones

The advance in AI technology is staggering, with entities like Sora and 11 Labs achieving high-quality output, rivaling human-produced content. From this vantage point, the future of text-to-speech technology appears promising, especially with recent advancements that make AI voices almost indistinguishable from actual ones.

Ending of ChatGPT Plugin Era

OpenAI recently announced the phasing out of chat GPT plugins, inducing a loss in business productivity due to the absence of autonomous interactions among different plugins, currently not possible with GPTs alone.

AI in Society

While OpenAI's Sora, praised for its exceptional quality, may revolutionize the entertainment industry, it might also lead to job losses due to the realistic and lengthy videos it can generate. The pause in the studio expansion by the likes of Tyler Perry reflects AI's looming disruption on the industry.

The world of AI is not just continually evolving; it's dramatically reshaping our digital landscape. As the technology evolves, it's critical for business leaders and decision-makers to keep pace and adapt to the sweeping changes.

Topics Covered in This Episode

1. OpenAI's changes and future focus
2. Google's Significant AI content deal with Reddit
3. Google's AI model developments and issues
4.  Trends in AI utilization within the entertainment industry


Podcast Transcript

Jordan Wilson [00:00:16]:
ChatGPT plugins are on their way out. Tyler Perry put his new studio on hold because of AI, and Google is making just about all of the news right now. Alright. This is AI news that matters. So we do this every single week. We help you keep up with what's going on in the world of generative AI, and how you can use all of this information to get ahead in your company, in your career. So what's going on y'all? My name is Jordan Wilson. I'm the host of Everyday AI.

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Jordan Wilson [00:02:54]:
Alright? So let's go over what you should be paying attention to in the AI news this week for the week of February 26th. Alright. Well, 25th, 26th. Right? Depends on if you're starting your day on Sunday or Monday. So here's the big one, y'all, and I'm I'm interested to hear, what y'all think of this one. But Tyler Perry is holding off on a 8 $100,000,000 studio expansion because of AI. Alright. So, TV and movi movie mogul, Tyler Perry, has halted the expansion of his studio complex due to concerns about the potential impact of AI tools like OpenAI's video generating tool, Asura, on the entertainment industry.

Jordan Wilson [00:03:42]:
So, Tyler Perry did say that he believes that AI tools like SoRA could lead to job losses and calls for regulation to protect the livelihoods of those working in the industry. So we've been saying this for now, like, a year or more, right, that AI video is going to be extremely disruptive, in 2023. So, this is pretty pretty big news, y'all. Like, if you don't know anything about Tyler Perry, he is one of the most well known, people in entertainment in the movie industry. His studios, Tyler Perry's, Tyler Perry's Studios in Atlanta, I believe, is still the largest, single studio in the United States. Right? So here you have one of the most important and prominent figures in the entertainment industry in video production coming out and saying this OpenAI Soarer was, number 1, the quality was amazing. Right? And that immediately, Tyler Perry said this could be a problem. Right? He had plans to expand his studio with a nearly $1,000,000,000 capital investment, so $800,000,000.

Jordan Wilson [00:04:55]:
He saw what was happening with AI and AI video, and he said, nope. Not expanding right now because the quality here is outstanding. Right? And the potential for job loss, especially in that industry, is huge. It's huge. Right? So make sure to check about check out about this one in, today's newsletter, because I believe there was a a a story that said just just in the state of California, alright, just in the state of California, they're expecting AI to impact 62,000 jobs in the entertainment industry. I actually think it's gonna be a lot more than that. But if you didn't already see OpenAI's Sora, we did a whole episode last week. Alright? So I'll make sure to leave that in the, in the podcast description and in the show notes.

Jordan Wilson [00:05:51]:
But the quality of OpenAI's Sora is like nothing we've seen. Right? If you go back to the days of the original AI video, there's a very famous or infamous, video of of Will Smith eating spaghetti. Right? And it was pretty bad. Right? But it was one of the first kind of AI videos that, you know, took the Internet by storm mainly because of how bad it was. Right? It's like Will Smith was morphing into spaghetti. The spaghetti was kind of eating him. You know, he was shape shifting every every second. So it was it was pretty bad.

Jordan Wilson [00:06:25]:
Right? With OpenAI's Sora, which is not publicly available yet, that's important to talk about, right now, it's just, red teamers have access. So kind of like an internal group that's checking, Sora for safety, and a select group of kind of designers and artists have access to Sora. But if you're joining on the livestream right here, I just have a pretty pretty, simple left to right comparison. We did, a little comparison video when SoRa was first announced. So OpenAI released both the videos and the prompts that they used. And at that time, we grabbed a handful of those examples, downloaded them, and then ran those same prompts through, what I think is still, to this day, the leading AI video platform that's available to everyone, right, which is Runway. So Runway gen 2. And you'll see here there's, it was a woldy mammoth example, so kind of a a group of woldy mammoths walking through the snow.

Jordan Wilson [00:07:22]:
Right? So on the left here, we have the sora example which looks strikingly real. Right? And then on the right, you have the the runway, gen 2. So again, runway is the best one that you can if anyone listening out here today wants to put in a text prompt and create video, Runway is the best one publicly available. But, presumably, once Sora is publicly available, I find I'm I'm I'm finding it hard for any reason to use any other product. Right? Soera is, reportedly allows you to create 1 minute of AI video whereas most other kind of generative AI text to video or photo to video platforms give you about 4 to 16 seconds depending on which way you slice it. Right? But there's no comparison. Right? And the comparison on the right with with runway, I mean, it looks okay. Right? But, you know, one of the woolly mammoths is kind of missing a tail.

Jordan Wilson [00:08:13]:
You know, if you watch it live, you know, they kind of morph a little bit. Right? Tyler Perry is very smart here. Right? I always I always tell people. Right? Like, look look at the money. Look where the money is going. Look where the money is not going. If you wanna know about how AI how AI is impacting, you know, a certain industry, a certain field, maybe where your career or your company is headed, look where the money is going. Right? What are the big tech companies doing? Are they investing more people in these areas? Are they investing more money? Well, here you go.

Jordan Wilson [00:08:46]:
I'd who would I I'd I'd say is one of the most prominent figures in video and in entertainment Tyler Perry saw literally, specifically, saw Sora and said, oh, nope. Hit and pause. Hit and pause on this nearly $1,000,000,000 expansion because of how good Sora is. And right away without, you know, presumably Tyler Perry hasn't used it. He just, you know, according to all these reports, saw the quality and said, oh, this is this is, gonna be bad for the, for the entertainment industry from a jobs perspective. Right? It will allow smaller creators to create much higher quality, visuals, much better stories. Right? So, yes, there will be some, you know, new studios that will pop up that didn't exist before. I get that.

Jordan Wilson [00:09:33]:
But right. With with with a single text prompt. Right. And, again, we'll share examples of this in the newsletter if you haven't seen anything. But Soa, with a single text prompt, can create something that would would have probably taken, you know, a team of maybe 20, 30, 40 people and multimillions of dollars. Right? I'm not kidding. There is there is one example in particular, that I'll make sure that we share. It's it was kind of a a desert scene and, you know, kind of, like some astronaut looking people, but it's like, man, you gotta fly a big crew to some remote place.

Jordan Wilson [00:10:07]:
Right? You gotta have expensive cameras. You gotta have a whole production crew. Right? And simple text prompt and Sora did this all. Right? And actually, Sora, I think, is about much more than AI video. Although, you know, Tyler Perry here is recognizing it in this piece of news. It's recognizing the great impact that it's going to have in the video, in the entertainment industry, but it's actually about AGI. It is. I did a whole episode on that, so not gonna talk about that now.

Jordan Wilson [00:10:38]:
But I'll let you know this. It's it's not just Tyler Perry. Right? This is happening across the industry. Alright? So 11 Labs, as an example, joined Disney's accelerator program. Alright? So, yeah, Disney is investing very heavily in AI. Similarly, Disney just announced their 2024 Disney Accelerator program. Right? So, each year they bring some kind of small companies that they see making big impacts, in the movie and entertainment industry. They bring them kind of in this accelerator program, bring them under the Disney wing, teach them things, invest in them, etcetera.

Jordan Wilson [00:11:17]:
So out of the 5 companies that were in the, Disney Accelerator program this year, 3 3 are just AI companies. Right? So AudioShake, I think that one is Promethean AI and 11 Labs. So huge implications. And 11 Labs, y'all, 11 Labs is amazing. It's it's it's so good. So a text to speech platform, very realistic. And a lot of people are, you know, similarly how Tyler Perry saw Sora and said, oh, this is gonna impact our industry. A lot of people are saying that about text to speech.

Jordan Wilson [00:11:53]:
And these platforms like 11 Labs that I mean, you can type in a text prompt and you can hear the quality of the output, it sounds human. Right? That's the thing. That's the thing right now. If you don't follow if you don't follow this on a, you know, daily or weekly basis, you might remember those things like Will Smith's, you know, eating spaghetti spaghetti AI videos. Or you might, you you know, have heard an AI generated voice a couple months ago, and you're like, no, Jordan. You're crazy. You don't know what you're talking about. Will Smith can't even eat spaghetti in AI.

Jordan Wilson [00:12:25]:
And these, AI voices are so robotic. Nope. They're not. You cannot tell the difference right now between, I think, SoRAAI like, SoRAA's AI video and real real, video produced from humans. Right? If we're talking about basic shots, right, quick edits, you can't tell the difference. Same thing with AI, AI voices. You can't. Text to speech is getting so good over the last couple of months.

Jordan Wilson [00:12:54]:
You know, Even even, you know, even this example of 11 Labs, they've, updated their model, and you won't believe your ears. Alright? Enough on that. Our next piece of AI news that matters, and, hey, this really matters if if if you listen to the show, if you're a huge ChatGPT fan. ChatGPT is killing plugins. Yes. We've known about this for a while, and we've talked about it here on the show for a while, but up until, Friday, right, up until a couple days ago, it was more of just a, you know, well believed rumor. Right? But there is no hard data. But OpenAI did officially announce the, phasing phasing out or the killing of ChatGPT plugins.

Jordan Wilson [00:13:41]:
Alright. So here's exactly what that means. So kind of, OpenAI is pushing GPTs. Right? Which is great. Gpts are cool. You know, if you don't know what gpts are, they're just kind of, I would say, custom, custom versions of ChatGPT that anyone can make. It's no code or low code depending on how you build it. But even if you're not a big techie, you can go create a, you know, slightly customized version of ChatGPT based on your data.

Jordan Wilson [00:14:09]:
You can upload, you know, maybe, documents about yourself or your company in a knowledge base. You can tweak it. You can go and configure it just with text. Pretty cool. Right? So OpenAI is phasing out plugins and they're gonna be officially gone here in a couple of weeks. So here's the dates that you need to know. So if you are using ChatGPT plugins, if they have become an integral part of your workflow, maybe if you've taken our free prime prompt polish course, you've been laughing your way to the bank because you've been creating plugin packs, which is something we love. More on that here in a second.

Jordan Wilson [00:14:40]:
But we have end dates ready. So March 19th is the last day that you can create a new chat with plugins. Okay. So right now plugins has its own dedicated mode. So, you know, when you launch into ChatGPT and you have to have ChatGPT plus to use both plugins or gpts, which is $20 a month. So now if you go in there, you can still create new new chats with plugins but only until March 19th. Alright? And then your existing chats that use plugins, they will work until April 9th. So again, March 19th is the last day that you can create new chats, with plug ins inside of chat g p t, and April 9th is the last day that you can use your current, chats with plugins.

Jordan Wilson [00:15:27]:
So kind of a big bummer, you know? Even what we do here at, at EveryDay AI, we have different, what we call plugin packs. Right? So we teach prime prompt polish, which is creating expert chats inside of chat gbt. And many times, those expert chats for us, and I'm hoping for many of you out there have taken advantage of this over the last year, you know, works with 3 plugins. So here's here's at least in the short term what that means. I think it means a huge loss of business productivity in the short term. Right? Without going into too much details, right now, plugins can work sort of autonomously. Right? So you could have any 3 plugins in a new chat inside of ChatGPT. You can train them and then, you know, put in as an example one text prompt.

Jordan Wilson [00:16:12]:
And then you can essentially tell those 3 plugins to work with each other. Right? So you could have one plugin that scrapes a website. You could have another plugin, that from that, information from a scraped website creates a a PowerPoint presentation, and then you could have Zapier enabled. And you can in one command, you can have these 3 plugins working with each other autonomously, right, which is pretty amazing. You cannot do that right now with GPTs. So that's the big thing that people aren't seeing, at least in the short term. This is a huge step backwards for business productivity, especially for those of you out there that have become really great at using plugins. Right? So right now, you can only work with 1 g p t at a time.

Jordan Wilson [00:16:55]:
So, yes, you can mention any g p t. Right? So in theory, you could create a new chat with 50 GPTs, but you can only work with 1 at a time as it stands now. As we all know, you know, OpenAI is working heavily on AI agents and AI assistants. So presumably, that's gonna change hopefully sometime in the near future, but at least a huge step backwards for business productivity, at least in the short term. Again, you know, tomorrow, you know, open AI might change this. It might allow you to work with multiple g p t's within the same prompt, but right now, you can't. So keep that in mind. And also check out the newsletter.

Jordan Wilson [00:17:33]:
We're gonna have a lot more on that one. Alright. And hey, thank you. Thank you for all your questions. I'm gonna I'm gonna try to get to, I'm gonna try to get to them. So if you do have questions like Douglas here saying, what will the PPP pro look like without plugins? Hey. Great question, Douglas. Well, yeah.

Jordan Wilson [00:17:51]:
We're rebuilding. We're actually rebuilding all of our prime prompt polish courses from scratch. We're having to redo them all, which is okay. Right? But, hey, if you're one of the 24 100 business leaders that have taken our free prime prompt polish program, you might wanna sign up again. Alright. So we're gonna have a lot of new dates out there in April. So we're essentially gonna take a month off of our free training because we gotta rebuild it from scratch. Alright.

Jordan Wilson [00:18:17]:
But, yeah, Douglas, that's what the PPP Pro is gonna look like without plug ins is we're gonna have to rebuild it. That's okay. We always we always keep things up to date. Alright. Next piece of AI news. Another big one here. So the mystery company signing a $60,000,000 AI content licensing deal with Reddit has been revealed, and it's Google. Alright.

Jordan Wilson [00:18:41]:
So we've talked about this on the show last week and in the newsletter, but it had been reported and we had talked about that there is a mystery company signing a $60,000,000 annual deal with Reddit. Alright. So here's here's what this means. So Google and Reddit have struck a $60,000,000 data sharing deal which allows Google to use Reddit post for training its AI models. So it's, you know, Gemini AI model and to improve Google search. Alright. So this deal allows Google to use Reddit post to train its AI models and improve those services. And then Reddit will have access to Google's AI models to improve its internal site search.

Jordan Wilson [00:19:19]:
Alright. So there's, some some wins for both parties here, but this deal is significant for both companies and sets a precedent for obtaining data for AI models. This comes right as Reddit files for its IPO, so its initial public offering. So Reddit is going public. So a great, kind of timely piece of news here for Reddit and Google. But, also, Google is facing a lot of criticisms for its AI chatbot, Gemini, and we're gonna talk about that here in a second. So, I'd say it's it's it's a big win. Big win for both companies, but I'd say, actually, y'all, I think it might be a bigger win for for Google, if I'm being honest.

Jordan Wilson [00:19:58]:
Right? It's timely for Reddit. It's it's it's very timely to get a a 60,000,000 annual partnership with Google. Right, you know, literally this is within a day of announcing that Reddit is going public. Now let me try to, zoom out a little bit and tell you why this is important specifically for generative AI and for large language models. So if you haven't noticed, over the last couple of years, Internet search is getting terrible. Right? And, actually, Reddit has turned into a search engine of types. Right? So a lot of people either are skipping, you know, using Google or skipping using Bing and just going straight to Reddit or when they are searching for something on the Internet, Reddit is often one of the first websites that pops up. It's actually outranking, which I know is weird, It's outranking Google a lot.

Jordan Wilson [00:20:54]:
It's outranking Microsoft a lot. Right? Because what, the algorithm has taught us is that people are finding answers on Reddit to their queries. Right? So they're not necessarily finding answers when they go on other websites. Right? Because internet browsing, and I've talked about this, we had a whole show on this, especially with AI chatbots. Current day internet browsing has become unbearable because internet publishers are losing so much revenue from now getting way fewer clicks because of people are getting those answers in AI chatbots or maybe they're getting them in Reddit. So, generally now, Internet use like using the Internet to find information is becoming unbearable. The the amount of ads that, you know, pop up or take up the full screen or the amount of, like, actual helpful content and its real estate on the screen is shrinking. So this is actually really worth paying attention to.

Jordan Wilson [00:21:48]:
And I think here's here's what's gonna happen. Well, number 1, I think Google got a steal. I think Google got a steal. You might look at that and say $60,000,000 for, data? That's that's a lot. Right? I don't think it is. I think it's a bargain. Right? For the amount of data that Reddit has, the amount of helpful data that will help Google Gemini provide better answers, It cannot be understated. That's huge.

Jordan Wilson [00:22:16]:
Right? And I've been using Google Gemini since the new, Ultra 1 point o update came out. Most people don't have access to the new Ultra 1.5, but, hey, I've been using Gemini since the paid version came out earlier this month. And, if if I'm being honest, it's not good. I don't like it. I don't you know, aside from, you know, using it to recap YouTube videos, which you can only do, f y I, you can only do with your personal Gmail. Right? Or, you you know, because even in the if you're using your workspace account, so if you're like me and if you use Google Workspace for, you know, as an example, your work email, your work calendar, your work Google Drive, even if you are using the enterprise version of Gemini on your work account, you don't have access to all of that data within Gemini. We don't. I'm paying $36 a month for, the the the Gemini enterprise product and it still can't speak with my work data.

Jordan Wilson [00:23:13]:
So if you're using a personal Gmail account at least, you you know, Gemini is good for a couple of things, but not a lot. So I do think this is big news. I think it's gonna push Gemini forward, but I also think it's gonna signal. What about I mean, here's the reality. Almost all large language models have used data from Reddit to build their current models. So what happens now? Right? Are we gonna see more and more partnerships like this? Is there x is there a little exclusivity, in this, Google and Reddit agreement? Will that change a little bit? Again, this is initial reporting, so we have to wait and see. But presumably, what's either gonna happen is, you know, Reddit is gonna be able to get even larger deals with the anthropics and the open AI's of the world or we're gonna see big losses because it is so difficult and so expensive to untrain models, especially off a source like Reddit. Alright? So, like, go, you know, go go use, you know, ChatGPT or anthropicsquad and search for things that you know would probably only you could find on Reddit.

Jordan Wilson [00:24:20]:
Find, like, certain details, and you'll see that these models have gobbled up the again, for the most part, large language models are trained on the history of the open Internet and more, right, which includes Reddit. So it's interesting to see what's gonna happen. Is Reddit gonna be striking a ton of of these large content partnership deals? Will there be some heavy exclusivity, enforced in this Google Reddit partnership? I'm not sure, but we're probably gonna find out over the next week or 2, but it's gonna be interesting. Alright. Yeah. Tanya here asking, I wonder how much it costs to build Reddit. Probably less than other companies. I'm not sure, Tanya.

Jordan Wilson [00:25:03]:
We can probably figure that out. But presumably, a little cheaper. Right? Because if you don't if you don't know Reddit, it is user generated. Right? Uh-huh. The overwhelming majority of everything on Reddit is individuals. It is, you know, for the most part I mean, yeah, there's a lot of garbage on Reddit. Right? A lot of misinformation, disinformation. But for the most part, there's a lot, a ton of very high quality information on Reddit generated by users.

Jordan Wilson [00:25:32]:
So presumably, it is much cheaper, for Reddit to operate than maybe a large, you know, you know, news organization or a large, you know, company like an anthropic or an open AI just because it is end users who are not being paid, who are going in, and they are actually, you know, in theory now, training Reddit and training Google Gemini, you know, in theory to be smarter. You know? And this signals a much deeper conversation that will probably save for another, you know, hot, hot take Tuesday on on what it means for data. Right? Now you see universities selling. Right? Literally, like like it's an open market. Like, it's a bidding war. You know? Literally marketing student data and, you know, large research study data to to to these companies, you know, to the Googles and the Open AIs and the Microsofts of the world and the Anthropics of the world. They're out there selling data. They're collecting and harvesting as much high quality original data as possible and selling it to the highest bidder.

Jordan Wilson [00:26:39]:
Right? I'm not saying that's what Reddit's doing, but you're seeing this at at, you know, very well established universities. So it's it's interesting to see how this is all gonna pan out. Alright. We got a lot of we got a lot of Google news. Alright. Let's get to it as we continue to go over the AI news that matters. So, Google has temporarily shut down its AI image generator called imagine 2. Alright.

Jordan Wilson [00:27:04]:
So Google has paused its Gemini AI tool from generating images of humans after receiving backlash for creating stereotypical images of black founding founders, a female pope, etcetera, or even, you know, gay couples when asking it to generate pictures of straight couples. Alright. So, you've probably seen this a lot on the news, but this highlights kind of ongoing struggles in the AI industry to avoid bias but to also, be more inclusive. Right? We've talked about this on the everyday AI show a lot. Right? So if you a lot of, you know, AI image generating models. If you ask for, you know, this you know, say, hey. Generate, an image of a powerful CEO of a tech company. Right? And almost every single time, it's going to generate a white male.

Jordan Wilson [00:27:57]:
Right? Which is not good. That's that's a bias and that's a stereotype. So, you know, what, we found with, Google's, Google Gemini's AI, Image, Imagine 2 was kind of the opposite. Right? It was actually, you you know, being historically inaccurate. There's a lot of, a lot of, examples here, but this was this example that I'm showing here on the livestream is from, CNN Business. So, this example that someone on CNN Business shared, it said, hi, Gemini. Can you produce for me a picture of a pope? Gemini produces a picture of a pope. And, obviously, every single pope that has existed in history is a white man.

Jordan Wilson [00:28:39]:
And then Google Gemini, you know, just depicted 2 2 different people that are not white. You know, 1 woman, 1 man who are not white. So, you know, this is a tough conversation and I don't I don't have the right answers for this. Right? Because how do you how do you find the middle ground? Right? We don't have it right now. Right? So I I think with, you know, with Google Google Gemini's imagine, the problem is is it was historically inaccurate, but it was, you know, more inclusive. But at the same time, you know, if if if you use like midjourney, like I said, we've talked about this on the show, we've we've showed examples of this on the show, it is, you know, so much of everything that you ask it to produce is, you know, white males which isn't good. So I I I don't know how this is going to pan out, but what we do know right now is you cannot you can no longer, at least as of, you know, late last night, you can no longer use, Google Gemini's Imagine, so it's AI image generator, to produce pictures of people. So they've they've currently paused this capability.

Jordan Wilson [00:29:53]:
So it's not all the Google news. Alright? So there is a new Google model. Yes. Another Google model. This is a little confusing, but I'm gonna do my best to explain it. So, Google has announced another large language model. This time, it's a lightweight open model named JEMMA. Alright.

Jordan Wilson [00:30:14]:
So Google has introduced Gemma. It's a family of lightweight state of the art open models inspired by Gemini, and it is designed for responsible AI development. Alright. So right now, Gemma kind of is released or it comes in 2 flavors. So is there is the 2 b and the 7 b variations. So, you know, that's billions of parameters. So it's the Gemma 2,000,000,000 and the Gemma 7,000,000,000, and each are kind of, come pre trained and instruction tuned. So there's a lot of confusion over what this new Gemma is.

Jordan Wilson [00:30:48]:
Alright? And, again, if you haven't read a lot about it, that's why we do this every week. You don't gotta spend hours every day trying to keep up. Tune in every Monday. We'll tell you what's what and then read our newsletter today as well. Alright. But here's here's essentially now what we got going on with Google and all of its models. Because there's a lot of confusion on the Internet of what Gemma is and especially when Google keeps changing its Gemini model's names. Right? So we talked about this before.

Jordan Wilson [00:31:16]:
Previously, you you know, when Google just released Gemini, you could go in if you had the paid version. It was $20 a month and you would use what was called Gemini advanced and then you could toggle between Gemini Ultra and Gemini Pro. Alright. So that kinda made sense. But now if you're using the enterprise version, there's just Gemini. And it's like, oh, where's Gemini Pro? Where's Gemini Ultra? Which one am I using? I have no clue, and I think most people don't. But I can at least try to explain all the different models because right now, with Gemini, Google has 3 different models. So they have Gemini Ultra, Gemini Pro and Gemini Nano.

Jordan Wilson [00:31:56]:
Alright. So Gemini Ultra and Gemini Pro are the 2 models powering their Gemini chatbot. Alright. And then So if you're using the free version, presumably it used to tell you it doesn't anymore, but presumably you are using Gemini pro. Alright. So if you're using the free version of Gemini, you're presumably using Gemini Pro. It used to tell you it doesn't anymore. If you're using a paid version, so with Gemini advanced or with Gemini enterprise or Gemini business, you are presumably using Gemini Ultra 1.0.

Jordan Wilson [00:32:31]:
Eventually, you'll probably be using Gemini Ultra 1.5. Again, Google's not telling us. But so if you're using Gemini, you're probably using Pro or Ultra. Alright. So Gemini Nano is its edge AI, model. So what that means, it is an an on device. Right? So think the the the new Samsung s 24 phone has the Gemini Nano model. So it's a a smaller version of Gemini that lives on devices and it's kinda fine tuned for those specific purposes, to accomplish things on a device.

Jordan Wilson [00:33:05]:
And kind of the big deal about that is it makes it faster. Right? Because right now, if you're using Gemini Pro or Ultra via the Gemini AI chatbot, it's cloud computing. It's resource heavy. It's quick, but it's not super fast. Right? But when you're using Gemini Nano on your smartphone, if you have the new Samsung Galaxy S 24, it's using it locally, which means it's very fast and it's very secure. Alright. So now let's try to keep up because Gemma, the new model, is none of those. Alright.

Jordan Wilson [00:33:36]:
So it's essentially a much much much much smaller version of Gemini, but it is made, to be downloaded. It is made for developers. It is made to be a local version of Gemini because right now, if you wanna use Gemini, you can really only use it cloud based, right, with Gemini Pro and Gemini Ultra. Both of those 2 Gemini variations are too big. You can't run those locally. Alright. So that's the difference here, with the JEMMA model. It is lightweight.

Jordan Wilson [00:34:06]:
It is much smaller at 2,000,000,007,000,000 parameters. So you can download this and you can run it locally on your desktop and you can also run it on Google Cloud and Hugging Face. Alright. So a lot going on there. A lot going on there with Google, so much. And oh, man. This this week, I don't know about you guys. Right? And I'm gonna get to your questions as as we wrap up here, or you can let me know what you think is the biggest piece of AI news.

Jordan Wilson [00:34:37]:
Or if you're not joining us live, don't worry. You can always reach out. We always I put my email. I put my my LinkedIn URL in the every single episode show notes. So go check out the show description. Give me an email. Let me know what you think. Let me know what your, you know, what you think is the most impactful story this week.

Jordan Wilson [00:34:54]:
So, let me get to a couple comments and questions here as we wrap up. So Cecilia was asking, what's the best text to speech AI? Great question, Cecilia. So, yeah, like we were talking about earlier, you know, we said 11 Labs was entering, Disney's AI accelerator program, and we are talking about, you know, the big news of Tyler Perry halting his $800,000,000 expansion. And, you know, Disney, I said, is investing heavily into these, AI startups as well, with 11 Labs, the text to speech platform joining the Disney Accelerator. Cecilia, I'll stay right there. 11 Labs. You know? There's there's a lot. You know, Well Said Labs is good.

Jordan Wilson [00:35:33]:
You know, Google, Amazon, OpenAI, they're all working on their own text to speech models, none of which their current models are publicly available or their, you know, newest most advanced models are publicly available. So if if you need a text to speech model today, to to go work on something, I would say it's 11 laps. Alright. Justin. Justin, I love this. Justin says, does this mean generative AI, Midea? Right? So, that's Tyler Tyler Perry's, franchises. Yeah. He has he has so many different, movies under his belt.

Jordan Wilson [00:36:07]:
I mean, who who knows? Right? I don't know, You know? Because here's the other thing. OpenAI, Soarra, again, if you haven't watched it, make sure to check out the, the newsletter. We're gonna be dropping some different examples. Here's the thing. I don't know if it's going to be able to produce copyrighted content. You know? Right now, it's the big the big, gray area in the room or the big elephant in the room is, hey. All these models can produce copyrighted content. Right? If you use AI image generators, even if you're not trying to to produce copyrighted content.

Jordan Wilson [00:36:43]:
I did this on the show before. I did it live. Right? We are using Midjourney, and I said, you know, give me a superhero and it spit out copyrighted materials. It spit out marvel. Right? So I I don't know, if if these future models like, SoRAA, will be able to produce, you know, like, oh, but they are. I, like, I don't know. I don't know. Presumably, it's gonna happen, I would assume.

Jordan Wilson [00:37:11]:
Right? At least in the samples, that people have been release, releasing out of Sora, I'm not seeing, any overly flagrant, copy you know, copyrighted materials coming out. But, again, this is a very, kind of closed access right now and everything, presumably everything that's being released from these kind of red teamers who are testing Sora for safety and the select group of AI artists and designers that have access to this. I assume that there's a pretty strict policy on how they are producing content and what they can and can't release. So I'm not sure, but presumably, yeah, we're gonna see some, we're gonna see some AI AI movies that probably contain some type of copyrighted materials. Alright. That is it, y'all. We got to the AI news that matters, but that's not all. There's obviously a lot more.

Jordan Wilson [00:38:08]:
This is just what we're, the the the tip of the iceberg that we're getting to today. So, thank you for joining us. I appreciate it. But let's let's talk about a couple things that are that are happening. Well, number 1, was this helpful? Is is the AI news that matters helpful for you? Let me know in the comments, or just send me an email. Let me know if this is helpful for you. But if it is helpful, please consider sharing this. You know, share this episode with your friends.

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Jordan Wilson [00:39:06]:
So normally we do hot tape Tuesdays. We're gonna have a guest tomorrow, but we're still gonna keep it a little hot. So, we have Tivo, the c CTO from Taplio, gonna be coming on and talking about how to stand out in a world where everyone can create an AI startup. This one, I'm very excited for. Tivo is a very, very talented startup, founder who's created multiple very successful products. So I'm excited about that because, you know, we we like, we've talked about on the show here many times. Like, it's so easy now to just sprinkle AI into something. So we're gonna be talking about what it means to actually stand out, with AI.

Jordan Wilson [00:39:46]:
And then Wednesday, Wednesday, this is going to be, I think, one of our biggest shows ever. I spent, like, the majority of my weekend putting this show together. I'm not even done. We're gonna continue. So make sure to join us Wednesday on the 7 steps on how to actually use chat g p t in 2024. I'll make sure to put the the the link in the show notes. Alright. But this is actually it was our most popular, podcast ever was how to actually use chat gbt.

Jordan Wilson [00:40:13]:
The problem is, that podcast was from like May, so it's, like, 9 months old. So a lot of people are still listening to it, and so much of it is outdated. So been spending so much time to update that. So if you want to know how to properly use ChatGPT to grow your company, to grow your career, even if you're if you're brand new to ChatGPT, this show is for you. If you're using ChatGPT hourly, this show is for you. So we're gonna cover everything from, beginner and kind of the 101 to some very advanced techniques. So this show's for everyone. Please join us Wednesday, and please join us every day.

Jordan Wilson [00:40:47]:
Thank you for tuning in, and we hope to see you back tomorrow in every day for more everyday AI. Thanks y'all.

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