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Anthropic's Claude 3 models now support external tools.

PLUS: The Robotaxis are coming

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Good morning, human brains, and welcome back to your daily munch of AI news.

Here’s what’s on the menu today:

  • Careful with that ax, Claude 🪓 👷‍♂️

    Anthropic’s Claude 3 now supports function calling.

  • Your iPhone is now almost worth the price tag 📲 🤓

    Apple unveiled MobileCLIP, cutting-edge models for mobile devices.

  • Robotaxis… Robotaxis everywhere… 🚗 😴

    Elon Musk announced Tesla’s Robotaxi unveiling on August 8.


Tool time with Claude 🪓 👷‍♂️

On Thursday, Anthropic announced external tool support for Claude 3. This allows it to select the most appropriate tool for any given task.

What does this mean?

This allows you to give Claude 3 models access to internal knowledge databases, real-time data, APIs for complex calculations, and more.

Why do I care?

You can use Claude 3 models to perform a wider range of tasks and handle more customized, complicated processes. You can use it to leverage customer data, extract info from large files, and more.

How do the tools work?

It’s not like ChatGPT’s plugins; the tools aren’t built into Claude and must be provided by API users. The tools utilize the JSON format and contain a name, detailed description, and more.

How do I use them?

Anthropic advises thorough descriptions and context for tools. It urges you to clarify the function, appropriate use cases, and more.

Anthropic’s been busy lately.

Last month, we covered a multiplayer app created by Claude 3 Opus. In 3 minutes, Opus made a complete, bug-free, multi-user app when prompted by a developer.

A week later, we reported on Anthropic’s launch of Haiku. It claims to offer unmatched speed, cost-efficiency, and performance for businesses.

Last week, we covered Anthropic’s Many-Shot Jailbreaking. It’s a technique to override safety guardrails in LLMs.

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Your iPhone is about to be dope 📲 🤓

Last week, Apple unveiled MobileCLIP. It’s a suite of image-text models specifically designed for mobile devices.

What are the models?

From smallest to largest, MobileCLIP comes in S0, S1, S2, and B variants. Each one specializes in different mobile applications.

Are they any good?

MobileCLIP-S0 rivals the performance of OpenAI’s comparable model while being 4.8x faster and 2.8x smaller. MobileCLIP-B achieved state-of-the-art, zero-shot ImageNet performance of 77.2%.

So, what?

These models can activate more immersive AR experiences, efficient image search, enhanced multimodal capabilities, and more on your iPhone without an internet connection.

What’s under the hood?

The MovieCLIP models utilize hybrid CNN-transformer architectures to reduce size and latency. They leverage a new multi-modal reinforced training method called DataCompDR.

Has Apple done anything else recently?

Last year, we reported on Sam Altman’s meeting with Apple’s former chief design officer. The goal was to develop the “iPhone of Artificial Intelligence.”

In November, we covered Apple’s new MacBooks for AI developers. Its M3 chips have neural engines optimized for powerful AI models.

In February, we reported on Apple’s cancellation of Project Titan. It stopped developing its electric vehicle and shifted its focus to AI.


The Robotaxis are coming 👵 💤

On Friday, Elon Musk announced Tesla’s upcoming debut of its Robotaxi. He claims Tesla will introduce the Robotaxi on August 8th.

What’s the Robotaxi?

It’s an autonomous vehicle designed without pedals or a steering wheel.

Didn’t he say it was coming out years ago?

Yupp. In April 2019, Tesla aimed to start operating robotaxis by 2020. It claimed each one would last 11 years, drive 1 million miles, and generate $30,000 profit annually.

What else has Tesla been up to?

Last year, we reported on Tesla Optimus. It’s a general-purpose, humanoid robot with five-fingered articulated hands with opposable thumbs.

In July, we covered xAI and Tesla’s collaboration. Musk said the two companies would work together to build silicon, AI software, and more.

In August, we reported on Tesla’s supercomputer. It’s an AI cluster with 10,000 NVIDIA H100 GPUs.



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Think Pieces

A look at the EU and US’s joint statement on AI. It goes over AI safety, governance, defending human rights, and more.

How is Sundar Pichai envisioning Google’s AI future? He gives insights on how he thinks about running the company, Google’s latest multimodal LLM, and more.

Venture Capitalists’ top AI startup picks. A look at some promising investment opportunities from Y Combinator’s event.

Startup News

Meta will require “Made with AI” labels. AI-generated content like images, audio, videos, and more will require labels or be removed.

Spotify unveiled its AI playlists. It generates entire playlists from text prompts and allows you to edit them based on feel, genre, and more.

Gmail leaked an email summarization feature. It allows you to get AI-generated summaries of emails.


MambaMixer — a cost-effective AI architecture that outperforms state-of-the-art SSM-based vision models.

Getting it Right — a framework that enhances the efficiency of image generation models consisting of datasets, training methods, and more.

Octopus v2 — a technique for creating AI agents that outperform GPT-4 in terms of accuracy, latency, context length, and more.



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