AI is coming to your Bing and Google searches, Apple’s M2 chip and Super Bowl streaming • TechCrunch

AI is coming to your Bing and Google searches, Apple’s M2 chip and Super Bowl streaming • TechCrunch

AI is coming to your Bing and Google searches, Apple's M2 chip and Super Bowl streaming • TechCrunch

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Ahoy, everyone. Welcome to the latest edition of Week in Review, the newsletter where we bring you some of the most read TechCrunch stories from the past seven days. Want it in your inbox every Saturday morning (which, for nothing, was once cartoon time for this Gen Xer)? Here is the link.


And now, on to this week in AI – I mean, this week in tech news.

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Microsoft and AI: At a press event this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said “it’s a new day for research.” He was referring to the company’s integration of OpenAI’s ChatGPT-4 into Bing, its 13-year-old search engine. The hope, say the folks at Redmond, is that the integration will help Bing better compete with Google. App downloads increased 10x after the AI ​​announcement, as Microsoft promises priority access to the new Bing to those who have it installed. Want to go deeper? Discover Frédéric’s practical work with the search engine.

Google and AI: Trying not to be outdone, Google this week announced Bard, its counterpart to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. It’s currently in the testing phase, and it will use Google’s language model for dialog apps to power a conversational AI that draws on information from the web. But Devin also says the company is losing control.

MUM is the word (sorry, that was too easy): Google also announced this week that its “multi-search” feature, which lets users search using images and text, is now available globally on mobile. And guess what powers multiple search? AI technology called Multitask Unified Model. MOM!

GitHub dismissals: This week, Microsoft’s GitHub announced that it was laying off 10% of its 3,000 employees. As part of the effort to “protect the short-term health” of the company, GitHub will also close all of its offices and go entirely remote.

Apple Executives on the M2: In an extensive interview with Apple vice presidents, my boss and TechCrunch editor, Matthew Panzarino, explored the latest in the company’s M line of chips and dipped into the M2 MacBook Pro and Mac mini models. . Spoiler alert: they’re faster.

India blocks betting and lending apps: India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has called for blocking 232 betting and lending apps to protect user data, among other reasons.

Soccer!: It’s Super Bowl LVII time and there are ways to stream it. Get all the details here.


On Equity this week, Natasha spoke to Chief Commercial Officer and former CEO of Cleo, SJ Sacchetti, about ego, setting boundaries, quitting and becoming a “statistic” and why a business must succeed without you. And on Found, Darrell and Becca spoke to Keta Burke-Williams, founder and CEO of direct-to-consumer fragrance company Ourside, about what made her interested in disrupting the giant, outdated fragrance industry.

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The bias of the AI: Dom reports that biases appear in most aspects of AI, from investment and hiring to data collection and production. So the question remains: who is the next frontier of AI really for?

The ecosystem of African startups: Last year saw record investments in African startups. Tage spoke to eight investors and found that the key to this was pre-seed and seed investors. But there is still a long way to go. Pitch Deck Teardown: Haje turns his attention to the seed deck of, a company developing its meeting tool for engineers.

For cybersecurity pros: Contributor David J. Bianco writes of the defender’s dilemma: “The idea that attackers have all the advantages and that defenders have to be passive and wait for something to respond is practically an axiom of cybersecurity. It’s also a lie.”


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