New Salesforce and Databricks expansion

PLUS: Google's $20 million AI fund


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

Here’s what’s on the menu today:

  • Skype’s new AI upgrades 🗣️ 💁‍♀️

    Skype’s Bing Chat gets AI-powered rewrites, suggestions, and more.

  • Salesforce and Databricks expand partnership 🏢 💘 

    Simplifying customers’ data access and AI development.

  • Google’s $20 million AI fund 🤖 💰

    Google launched the Digital Futures Fund for AI grants.


Skype’s AI enhancements 🗣️ 💁‍♀️

Microsoft announced updates for Bing Chat in Skype. The updates include message rewrites, tone suggestions, etc.

Skype update, lolcats??

Well, razzle-dazzle:

1/ Skype’s AI now suggests message tones and rewrites messages.

2/ You can switch between tones like professional, casual, witty, etc.

3/ You can switch back to your original message if you don’t like the suggestion.

Our take: we’ll see more filter-outsourcing, so-to-speak, as more apps adopt this functionality. Sure, it’ll mean fewer mishaps in business communication, and maybe even personal relationships — after all, who needs unnecessary hostility?

But the switch between instant message training wheels and in-person conversations might be rough…

“Take this job and shove it.” 👎️ → “I’ve decided to pursue other opportunities.” 👍️ 



The ability for AI models to directly access and learn from raw data sources, which speeds up processes and ensures the most current data is used.

Zero-ETL bypasses the traditional steps of ETL (extracting, transforming, and loading data) before analysis.


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Salesforce and Databricks’ expansion 🏢💘 

We now witness the graceful transition from the Summer of AI-Corporate Love to the Autumn of… erm,

The goal: simplify data sharing across the two platforms to make AI development easier. The partnership enables zero-ETL data sharing for customers.

Love connection:

1/ Users can merge data from Salesforce’s Data Cloud with data from Databricks’ Lakehouse Platform.

2/ The benefit: simplified data management and easier security.

3/ You can now train AI models in Databricks and deploy them in Data Cloud applications.

4/ You get faster, unified data access for more personalized recommendations.

The big | S | F | is tripling down on data sharing across every conceivable data platform. For good reason: the easier it is to integrate with Salesforce, the easier it’ll be to incorporate AI into business’ incumbent CRM.

So who’s next?


Google’s $20 million AI fund 🤖 💰

Google launched their Digital Futures Project yesterday. It’s a grant fund designated for AI-related think tanks and academic institutions.

Some thinks you can put in your own tank:

1/ The Digital Futures Project supports independent AI research in areas such as security, labor, and governance.

2/ Aspen Institute, MIT Work of the Future, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace have all received grants from the fund.

3/ The fund’s mission is to bring together diverse voices to address AI’s opportunities and challenges.

Our take: funding AI safety is officially part of the zeitgeist. $20 million is a drop in the bucket, but hey — something is better than nothing.



Think Pieces

ChatGPT is a water guzzler. It uses around 500ml of water per 50 prompts.

Researchers find new magnetic elements with AI. Future magnets might be made of abundant materials and work more efficiently.

An in-depth, easy-to-understand guide to LLMs. A beginner’s guide to the open-source Falcon model.

Startup News

Amazon requires authors to disclose their AI use. Via updated Kindle publishing guidelines.

Slack unveils a new AI tool. It recaps channels, threads, and more — coming this winter.

Ant Group announces new AI model. The Chinese fintech is creating a wealth management LLM.


A method for creating audiobooks from text. It uses text-to-speech computing to create thousands of audiobooks in different styles and voices.

ProPainter — a video inpainting framework that allows long-range propagation and attention.

Mobile V-MoEs — a method to scale down vision transformers for resource-constrained vision applications.


Loom AI — the video messaging tool’s new AI assistant.

Second — codebase migration tool with AI agents.

G-Prompter — use OpenAI’s API to create several personalized AI prompters.

Cosmos — a video cataloging tool. Search through your saved footage with text.


Ethan Mollick, a Wharton School professor, retweeted a paper on subtractive AI innovation. Included: a neat Star Wars reference.

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