Google and Anthropic: Strategic Partnership

Google will invest $2 billion in Anthropic to further develop Claude 2, a rival to OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

Claude 2 can summarize up to 75,000 words and is regarded as the most “self-aware” chatbot. It has been trained to be explicit about what it knows and does not know and answers only questions that it has training data to support.

Related: this previous OM in the News post about Amazon and Anthropic leveraging each other’s work on AI.


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Alef’s Flying Car Almost Ready for Lift-Off

Alef is a step closer to making flying cars a reality since its recent receipt of a Special Airworthiness Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The idea of a flying car was conceived in 2015, by Alef’s founders.  A prototype was launched in late 2022.

The certificate allows Alef to test fly the electric car.  Alef will start production and delivery of flying cars in late 2025.


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The Yeezy Hangover at Adidas

After ending its partnership with Ye, Adidas will sell its inventory of unsold Yeezy shoes.

A series of inappropriate comments and behavior by the rapper and fashion designer sealed the fate of a very profitable relationship with Adidas. As a result, the company is expected to lose $700 million this year. Destroying its massive inventory of unsold shoes would have been too expensive and would have tarnished the company’s image even further. Adidas decided to contain its losses by selling its […]

BMW’s Digital Twin Factory

The world’s first digital twin of BMW’s electric vehicle (EV) factory in Hungary is made possible with Nvidia’s simulation technology.

BMW can use the digital replica of its physical factory to detect and correct any problems before actual production, in order to plan and optimize its EV design.  Eventually, BMW will be able to simplify workflow by integrating the physical and virtual world with artificial intelligence.


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