DuckDuckGo gives access to AI chatbots, pledging anonymity and privacy

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1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. [Hebrews1:1-3, ESV]

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  • 🎭️ DuckDuckGo gives access to AI chatbots, pledging anonymity and privacy

  • 🔍️ Feds intensify antitrust scrutiny of AI giants Microsoft, OpenAI, Nvidia

  • ⛅️ Easy Cloud News

  • 📰 AI News

  • 🧰 AI Tools

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DuckDuckGo, known for its private search engine and other products like private email services, is reportedly integrating access to OpenAI’s GPT 3.5, Claude 3 Haiku, and the open-source Meta Llama 3 and Mixtral 8X7B. While the company states it will continue to focus on products that protect user privacy, it is also embracing AI technology, claiming that this new venture will not infringe on user privacy.

Unlike other platforms, DuckDuckGo has promised that user interactions with its chatbots remain anonymous by default, making sure users’ privacy and chats are kept in-house. ChatGPT users, on the other hand, must actively click a toggle to prevent their queries from being used to train the AI system.

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The New York Times reports that the Justice Department and the FTC have struck a deal over the past week to proceed with antitrust investigations into the conduct of these AI giants, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The agreement, expected to be finalized in the coming days, marks the strongest sign yet of the escalating regulatory scrutiny into the powerful technology.

Under the arrangement, the Justice Department will take the lead in investigating Nvidia, the world’s largest maker of AI chips, to determine whether its behavior has violated antitrust laws. Meanwhile, the FTC will spearhead the examination of OpenAI, the creator of the popular ChatGPT chatbot, and Microsoft, which has invested $13 billion in OpenAI and secured deals with other AI companies.

The intensifying scrutiny by the Justice Department and the FTC into AI comes as the technology rapidly advances, with the potential to disrupt jobs, information, and people’s lives. Both agencies have been at the forefront of the effort to rein in the power of the biggest tech companies, having previously investigated and sued Google, Apple, Amazon, and Meta for alleged violations of antimonopoly laws.

Easy Cloud News

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  • ⛪️ Easy Cloud AI: Unlock Powerful AI Sermon Transcription with Unmatched Accuracy (link)

Listen or read the following transcript as Dick Lucas focuses on the story of Elijah in 1 Kings 19:1. Lucas emphasizes God’s response to Elijah’s situation, highlighting themes of divine provision, encouragement, and the importance of rest and spiritual renewal. He encourages believers to trust in God’s faithfulness during times of fear and exhaustion.

The following unedited transcript is provided by Beluga AI.

AI News

  • 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Meta's Facebook says it is attracting most young adults in 3 years (link)

  • 🇸🇪 Microsoft makes $3.2 billion AI bet on Swedish data centers (link)

  • 🎦 Tribeca to screen AI-generated short films created by OpenAI’s Sora (link)

  • 🖥️ Raspberry Pi partners with Hailo for its AI extension kit (link)

  • 🔐 Windows AI feature that screenshots everything labeled a security ‘disaster’ (link)

AI Tools

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  • 🗞️ Newsblocks: Effortless email newsletter creation while you browse (link)

  • 🎬️ Peech: Discover the future of automated video post-production (link)

  • 🐋 Beluga: Christian sermon and lecture transcripts, translations and more (link)

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