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Google is consolidating its generative AI teams under the leadership of DeepMind to accelerate the development of more advanced models, building on previous consolidation efforts such as the merger of DeepMind and Brain last year. All teams working on AI models are now under one roof, including the Responsible AI team, which will play a larger role in developing new models, Alphabet CEO Pichai wrote on Thursday. Google also wants to standardize the requirements for rolling out AI capabilities, and invest more in testing to ensure the models' responses are accurate and appropriate. The consolidation effort also extends to AI hardware development, with the Platforms and Ecosystems and Devices and Services teams being combined into a new group called Platforms and Devices.

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OpenAI has filed a motion to dismiss Elon Musk's lawsuit, Bloomberg reports. OpenAI says Musk's claim that the company abandoned its altruistic principles in favor of profits is "revisionist history." OpenAI claims that Musk wants to use OpenAI's success for his own competing AI company, XAI. In his lawsuit, Musk quotes from OpenAI's founding charter, in which the company promises to make its products open source for the benefit of the general public. OpenAI counters that it never promised not to monetize its technology. The charter also states that the open-source clause does not apply in principle, but only when open source is actually useful, which OpenAI says must be constantly discussed. The partnership with Microsoft does not violate any agreements. A hearing on the dismissal of the lawsuit is scheduled for April 24, Bloomberg reports.

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Meta's AI assistant Meta AI uses Google and Bing for web search. This week, Meta introduced the new generation of its assistant, Meta AI, based on the new LLM Llama 3. The assistant is more tightly integrated with search across Meta platforms, but it can also search the open web. Previously, Meta only used Bing for web searches, but now it can access Google as well. According to Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg, Google plans to build a new business with this search offering, although he adds that "not a ton of money" is flowing one way or the other at the moment. Chatbots crawling the web is potentially a big problem for website operators who rely on page views to monetize their content: If users are consuming content directly through chat, they're no longer coming to the site. So far, only OpenAI has signed initial deals with select publishers.

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