ES: Microsoft’s Bing AI has a huge price tag: The tech giant’s cavalier commercialization of generative AI has uncertain profitability. High compute costs are passed on to developers as other challenges mount.
On today's episode, we discuss the significance of Amazon buying a primary care network, how ChatGPT did when it took the US Medical Licensing Exam, and what an Apple mixed reality headset could do to treat pain. "In Other News," we talk about health information being shared for advertising purposes and what to make of CVS buying Oak Street Health. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Lisa Phillips and Rajiv Leventhal.
The share of worldwide video entertainment smart home device shipments will decrease between 2022 and 2026 as the number of smart security device and smart lighting device shipments grow.
Of Microsoft’s $198 billion in revenues last year, only about 6% came from advertising. Could a revamped Bing help build out this revenue stream? It’s hard to imagine, but not impossible. Here are five charts that look at Microsoft’s latest ad moves.
FTC sharpens tech oversight amid AI revolution: Big tech’s opaque algorithms pushed the FTC to create an Office of Technology to rein in the industry. Search wars pose a regulatory wildcard.
On today’s episode, we discuss ChatGPT, generative AI, and AI’s role in banking. In our “Headlines” segment, we examine if 2023 is really going to be the year of the chatbot in banking. In “Story by Numbers,” we reconcile two sets of data to find out how valuable chatbots really are and forecast how many people will consider using a bank chatbot this year. And in “For Argument’s Sake,” we debate new ideas that you may not have thought of when it comes to AI in banking and generative AI. Tune in to the conversation between our host Rob Rubin, analyst Eleni Digalaki, and Victor Chatenay, strategy and innovation manager at NatWest.
Tensions with China flare faster than the US can build its production base: Ford’s CATL partnership for EV batteries illustrates that US dependence on China’s manufacturing won’t be easily overcome.
Though only available in limited preview, the new AI-powered Bing search engine received a thumbs-up from 71% of testers, Microsoft said in a blog released Thursday. In addition, there has been increased engagement in traditional search results as well as with the new chat feature.
Retailers start to test the waters of generative AI: While companies like Carrefour and Fanatics are using it to improve engagement, Amazon has concerns over data privacy.
Tech layoffs hit Twilio, LinkedIn, Ford, and Yahoo: We could be facing a secondary wave of cost-cutting in the tech field. The good news is opportunities are open in other industries.
Last week, Google and Microsoft each unveiled new AI-powered search tools, each of which made factual errors during demos. Both companies have hit stumbling blocks in the race for AI dominance they weren’t fully prepared to run. That said, Microsoft has created more buzz by integrating OpenAI’s popular ChatGPT into its Bing platform.
Is AI-powered search profitable and sustainable? Scaling up commercial generative AI comes with high energy and environmental costs, adding to social concerns. Half-measures on the issue could damage market reception.
From winning “an insane amount of PR coverage” to being nimble enough to strike at the peak of buzz, Aron North, Mint Mobile’s CMO, shares how the ad that had everyone talking came about and what other marketers can learn from his experience.
On today's episode, we discuss how concerning Google's drop in search ad revenues is, the likelihood of Google getting broken up by the US Department of Justice, and the main reason YouTube is struggling. "In Other News," we talk about which cookie alternatives are emerging as favorites and the significance of Microsoft adding ChatGPT's AI technology to its search engine, Bing. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Evelyn Mitchell.
The Information Age 2.0 is upon us: Google’s latest product updates illustrate the movement to embed AI into our information sources. The changes will strain computation and energy resources.
On today's episode, we discuss the significance of Google's ChatGPT rival Bard, whether Instacart's shoppable TV QR codes can be a hit, if Fanatics can crack the US livestream shopping code, whether Twitter allegedly shedding users is a short-term issue, where (and how) we listen to music, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our director of reports editing Rahul Chadha and analysts Blake Droesch and Evelyn Mitchell.
As of last month, 54% of US adults were not familiar with ChatGPT at all, according to YouGov. Familiarity increased with education level, with 67% of those with a postgraduate degree having some knowledge about the conversational AI product.
Industries ignore AI warning label: Voices of dissent over speedy generative AI deployment are getting louder but may be drowned out by promises of lucrative returns. Risks are mounting.
Microsoft versus Google: Which AI-powered approach to search is best? The fate of the $150 billion search ad market could be soon transformed.
Adversarial relationship with China is bad for tech: Retaliation by Beijing shouldn’t surprise us as Biden eyes more tech sanctions and a US general starts preparing for war.
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