Amazon launches its own AI chatbot Q

30/11/2023
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Amazon finally seems to have an answer to ChatGPT. The tech giant announced yesterday that it will launch Q – a business chatbot powered by generative artificial intelligence.
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The announcement, made in Las Vegas at an annual conference the company hosts for its AWS cloud computing service, represents Amazon's response to rivals that have rolled out chatbots that have captured the public's attention.

San Francisco startup OpenAI's launch of ChatGPT a year ago sparked a wave of public and business interest in generative AI tools that can spit out emails, marketing pitches, essays and other text passages that resemble the work of humans.

That attention initially provided an advantage for OpenAI's main partner and backer, Microsoft, which has rights to the underlying technology behind ChatGPT and has used it to build its own generative AI tools known as Copilot. But it also spurred competitors like Google to build their own generative AI tools.

These chatbots represent a new generation of AI systems that can converse, generate readable text on demand, and even produce new images and videos based on what they learn from a vast database of digital books, online writings, and other media.

Amazon said Tuesday that Q can do things like synthesize content, streamline daily communications and help employees with tasks like generating blog posts. Companies can also connect Q to their own data and systems to get a customized experience that is more relevant to their business.

Een recente Stanford University-index die de transparantie van de top 10 fundamentele AI-modellen meet, waaronder Titan van amazon launches, plaatste Amazon onderaan. Stanford-onderzoekers zeiden dat minder transparantie het moeilijker kan maken voor klanten die de technologie willen gebruiken om te weten of ze dat veilig kunnen doen, naast andere problemen.

Het bedrijf daarentegen maak flinke stappen. Amazon zei in september dat het tot 4 miljard dollar zou investeren in de AI-startup Anthropic, een in San Francisco gevestigd bedrijf dat is opgericht door voormalige medewerkers van OpenAI.

The tech giant has also rolled out new services, including an update to its popular assistant Alexa to allow users to have more human-like conversations and AI-generated summaries of product reviews for consumers.

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