Weekend Whispers: Quick Insights for Your Saturday (January 27)

Here is a quick run down of some stories that I found interesting during the week.

OpenAI Announces Preview Fix for ChatGPT 'Laziness' Sometimes, we all feel lazy, but when your popular AI tool refuses to complete a task, that's a problem. It's precisely the complaint ChatGPT users made a few months ago. OpenAI says a new ChatGPT 4 Turbo preview fixes the problem, but you'll need to access it through the API.

iOS 17.4: Apple continues work on AI-powered Siri and Messages features, with help from ChatGPT Apple is widely expected to unveil major new artificial intelligence features with iOS 18 in June. Code found by 9to5Mac in the first beta of iOS 17.4 shows that Apple is continuing to work on a new version of Siri powered by large language model technology, with a little help from other sources.

How to Choose and Customize a Mechanical Keyboard for Your Typing Needs There is no such thing as the “best” mechanical keyboard. You can find many of our favorites—mechanical or otherwise—in our Best Keyboards guide that suit various needs. These are great for people who just want something that works and feels great. However, the keyboard is the most direct interface between us and our computers, and because of that, it should be the most personalized.

OpenAI announces ChatGPT-4 Turbo and ChatGPT 3.5 Turbo model updates On Thursday, OpenAI announced updates to the AI models that power its ChatGPT assistant. Amid less noteworthy updates, OpenAI tucked in a mention of a potential fix to a widely reported "laziness" problem seen in GPT-4 Turbo since its release in November. The company also announced a new GPT-3.5 Turbo model (with lower pricing), a new embedding model, an updated moderation model, and a new way to manage API usage.

AWS users waste billions by forgoing discount plans, report says More than half of organizations that use the Amazon Web Services Inc. cloud don’t take advantage of savings plans, collectively wasting up to $20 billion annually in cloud spending, according to a new study by ProsperOps Inc.