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OpenAI Launches GPT-4 Omni, IBM Consulting Launches Copilot Runway, Solar Storm Disrupts GPS Farming

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OpenAI Launches GPT-4 Omni, IBM Consulting Launches Copilot Runway, Solar Storm Disrupts GPS Farming

OpenAI’s launch of GPT-4 Omni represents a significant advancement in artificial intelligence. This cutting-edge AI model features real-time voice interaction capabilities, allowing users to engage in verbal conversations with a human-like AI chatbot. GPT-4 Omni showcases impressive voice capabilities, including emotional expression and the ability to identify emotions and tones in users’ speech. Moreover, it can process text, vision, and audio simultaneously, making it faster and more versatile than its predecessors. 

The recent solar storm mentioned in a podcast episode disrupted GPS systems, significantly impacting precision farming and critical agriculture operations. The disruption affected the accuracy of GPS systems, particularly real-time kinematic systems used in modern tractors. Precision agriculture heavily relies on these systems for planting crops with uniform spacing, and any inaccuracies could result in crop damage and reduced yield. This incident highlighted the vulnerability of modern tractors to satellite disruptions, emphasizing the need for robust contingency plans and resilient infrastructure in the agriculture sector. 

IBM Consulting has launched Copilot Runway, a service designed to help businesses seamlessly integrate their AI assistants into their workflows. This program allows organizations to collaborate with IBM consultants to develop customized copilots tailored to their specific requirements. The Copilot Runway service includes an adoption framework, a copilot accelerator, and access to pre-built copilots for various use cases such as procurement, customer service, and employee experience.


Three things to know today

00:00 OpenAI Launches GPT-4 Omni: Their Next-Gen AI with Real-Time Voice Interaction Capabilities

03:36 Solar Storm Disrupts GPS, Impacting Precision Farming and Critical Agricultural Operations

05:17 IBM Consulting Launches Copilot Runway to Streamline AI Integration in Business Workflows




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