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Microsoft and Meta's Gamechanging AI Partnership 🤝

Featuring Meta Open-Sourcing LLaMA 2, Microsoft's Stock Surge, a Generative AI Camera and More

Good morning, AI explorers!

Welcome to another edition of AI Authority, delivering all of the top groundbreaking AI news shaping our world into a bite-sized newsletter every weekday morning.

As always, we’ve got one daily AI headline, two exciting tools, and three pieces of content we love from the community for you today.

In this edition:

✍️ News: Microsoft and Meta’s Game-Changing AI Partnership
🛠️ Tools: Leonardo AI, Adobe Firefly
🎨 Creator Corner: Generative TV, DreamGenerator AI Camera, Book Cover Art

Here’s everything you need to know:

One top headline in the AI space to know:

📚 AI and Authors Clash in Copyright Battle

We tweeted Monday that there would likely be some big news coming out of Microsoft’s Inspire keynote this week — and the company certainly did not disappoint.

The AI giant released a series of announcements that made waves across the space, unveiling a major partnership with Meta to open-source and introduce LLaMA 2 — Meta’s formidable AI language model — onto Azure and Windows platforms.

This partnership extends far beyond just number-crunching power; it offers developers the tools to forge cutting-edge AI applications leveraging LLaMA 2's impressive generative capabilities. And the decision to open-source echoes Microsoft and Meta's shared vision of democratizing AI — aiming to make high-powered tools accessible to all.

Some great notes on LLaMA 2 from the always insightful Dr. Jim Fan:

In their own product lineup, Microsoft also announced the rollout of Bing Chat Enterprise — an AI chatbot for enterprise use cases that keeps business data private and secure. The release brings AI integrations to work (at no added cost) for millions of Microsoft 365 business subscribers — while also providing assurances that company data won’t be shared or used to train models.

Microsoft also revealed pricing and expanded capabilities for Microsoft 365 Copilot — which takes AI productivity to the next level by combining LLMs with a company's Microsoft 365 data.

It can generate meeting notes, analyze data, write content and more. Copilot will cost a substantial $30 per user per month (much higher than most expected), so it remains to be seen if the value matches the price tag.

Additionally, Bing Chat itself is gaining new powers — including a Visual Search feature that allows users to ask detailed questions about any photo (like the cat example we shared yesterday).

The market appeared to love the moves, with $MSFT stock surging on the busy news day:

Microsoft is rapidly executing on an ambitious vision to bring advanced AI to the masses.

And with the decision by Meta open-source their tech, Zuckerberg and co. are bringing serious heat to push competitor OpenAI in the battle for AI supremacy.

Still hungry for more AI headlines? Some other news that caught our eye:

— SEC Chair: AI Transformative, But Could Trigger Financial Crisis (link)
— Tech Leaders Warn U.S. Military is Falling Behind China on AI (link)
— Top Cyber Official: AI Must Have Better Security (link)
— Meta is Giving Away its AI Tech to Try and Beat ChatGPT (link)
— How AI is Bringing Film Stars Back From the Dead (link)

Two AI-powered platforms to add to your toolbox:

While we talk a lot about Midjourney in this newsletter, it is a paid service — so here are a few alternatives to start creating stunning images:

  • Leonardo AI — Generate production quality assets for your creative projects (link)

  • Adobe Firefly — Experiment, imagine, and create an infinite range of images (link)

Three of our favorite tweets, threads, AI generations and more:

An interesting camera for the AI age:

A cool Midjourney prompt to generate awesome book cover art:

Amazing Midjourney website design ideas:

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