The Tech Weekender This week’s most important technological developments
Though OpenAI now offers a paid ChatGPT plan, we fill you in on Baidu’s strategy to compete in this space. Find out what the 2023 Budget means for the tech and startup industries, what to expect from artificial intelligence in that year, what the early reviews of the Galaxy S23 series have to say, and why Titanfall 2 won’t be out for a while longer.
The Baidu bot, modelled after the popular ChatGPT platform, will be released in March 2023 by the Chinese internet and search giant. According to Reuters’ sources, the tech giant plans to roll out the AI bot independently at first, before eventually integrating it with its search engine.
In 2023, Counterpoint Research predicts that the Indian smartphone market will expand slowly. They predict that consumers will stay away due to inflation fears. They found that smartphone shipments in India dropped by 9 percent, to 152 million units in 2022. In 2021, shipments increased by 11 percent, totaling 169 million units. IDC predicts shipments will remain flat in 2023 and the report predicts growth in the low single digits.
In the coming years, artificial intelligence (AI) will take up a significant mindshare of the general populace. As AI develops and finds more uses in our daily lives, it will create fresh prospects and possibly reshape entire markets. A few developments in artificial intelligence to keep an eye on for the year 2023 are listed below.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a number of measures for the technology sector in the Budget 2023 on February 1. These included boosting the agritech industry and providing incentives for manufacturing in India as part of an effort to transform the country into a global manufacturing hub. A look at the good and bad of Budget 2023 from the perspective of the startup and technology industries is provided by Moneycontrol.
The Galaxy S23 series from Samsung has been announced to the public. The Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra are all available. Phantom Black, Botanical Green, Cotton Flower, and Misty Lilac are the five available colours for the three new Galaxy S series smartphones. Samsung’s Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus offer up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, while the Galaxy S23 Ultra offers up to 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. For a limited time, we had access to the Galaxy S23, and this is what we discovered.
OpenAI has released news of a premium subscription for its internet-sweeping artificial intelligence chatbot, ChatGPT. The company first hinted at a paid plan for the bot a month ago, and now that plan, called ChatGPT Plus, is live at a monthly cost of $20.
According to Bloomberg’s sources, Mohammad Alavi, best known for the Call of Duty series, was leading the development of a new single-player game set in the Apex Legends and Titanfall universe until he left the EA internal studio Respawn Entertainment in early 2022. Fifty employees have been impacted by the cancellation, and EA is reportedly looking to relocate them.