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OpenAI makes first India hire, Meta debuts Llama-3, and more

Good morning. In today’s news OpenAI made its first India hire, Meta debuts Llama-3, and more. Have a great weekend ahead.

OpenAI hired it’s first employee in India

Microsoft backed OpenAI has hired Pragya Misra to lead public affairs and partnerships in India. Mistra previously worked at Truecaller and Meta. OpenAI has been hiring officials around the globe recently. They recently hired Tadao Nagasaki as the President of OpenAI in Japan to lead the ChatGPT enterprise efforts in Japan.

Meta launched Llama-3

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Meta has launched Llama-3 models with 8B and 70B parameters that can support a broad range of use cases. In the coming months, meta is expected to introduce new capabilities, longer context windows, additional model sizes, and enhanced performance.

Meta is using Llama-3 in MetaAI, their AI assistant for social media apps. Meta AI will support multiple use cases to users using their apps such as AI chatbot, AI powered search and content creation tools.

Microsoft released VASA-1

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Microsoft has released VASA framework which can generate lifelike talking faces of virtual characters with appealing visual affective skills (VAS), from a single static image and a speech audio clip. VASA-1 is capable of producing lip movements that are exquisitely synchronized with the audio, but also capturing a large spectrum of facial nuances and natural head motions that contribute to the perception of authenticity and liveliness.

OpenAI adds ability to create projects to their API platform

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To help organizations manage their work, OpenAI is adding support for projects in their API platform. Projects will allow organization owners to assign users and roles to the projects. Projects will allow organizations to set rate limits and billing restrictions to the projects. It will also allow them to see cost breakdown categorized by projects.

That’s all for today’s AI and tech news, what do you think about it? Let us know in the comments.

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