Michael Nuñez, VentureBeat

Michael Nuñez


Palo Alto, CA, United States

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Past articles by Michael:

Claude Pro vs. ChatGPT Plus: Which AI chatbot is better for you?

Claude Pro is a new paid subscription service from AI startup Anthropic and is set to compete directly with OpenAI's ChatGPT Plus. → Read More

Adobe publicly launches AI tools Firefly, Generative Fill in Creative Cloud overhaul

Adobe announced a major overhaul to its Creative Cloud suite of apps today, integrating AI capabilities across flagship programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. → Read More

Dropzone AI launches autonomous AI agent to investigate security alerts, raises $3.5M in seed funding

Dropzone AI, a startup that aims to automate the tedious work of investigating security alerts, announced that it has raised $3.5 million in seed funding. → Read More

Tromzo secures $8M to lead the charge in AI-powered application security posture management

Cybersecurity startup Tromzo secures another $8 million in an oversubscribed seed round led by Venture Guides to secure cloud applications. → Read More

Jericho Security uses AI to fight AI in new frontier of cybersecurity

Jericho Security has raised $3 million in pre-seed funding to build solutions using machine-learning capabilities to "fight AI with AI." → Read More

Microsoft launches new features for its AI-powered Bing and Edge

Microsoft announced a major expansion of its artificial intelligence-based search tools today, opening up new features that allow visual and multimodal searches as well as persistent chat tools. The updates significantly expand the capabilities of Bing, the company’s search engine, and Edge, its web browser. → Read More

Letter from the editor: How generative AI is shaping the future of journalism and our newsroom

I sent this memo to the editorial staff at VentureBeat today, explaining the way I think that we should approach this moment in digital media. → Read More

Geoffrey Hinton, a pioneer in artificial intelligence, resigns from Google over ethical fears

Geoffrey Hinton has resigned from his position at Google, citing growing concerns about the ethical implications of AI. → Read More

Developers embrace AI Tools but face ‘Big Code’ challenges, survey finds

A new report from Sourcegraph warns Big Code will hit crisis mode if companies don't get a handle on how their developers use AI at work. → Read More

US federal agencies pledge to uphold fairness and equality in AI systems amid growing concerns

Four federal agencies pledged on Tuesday to enforce their respective laws and regulations to ensure AI is fair and law-abiding. → Read More

Elon Musk quietly starts X.AI, a new artificial intelligence company to challenge OpenAI

Elon Musk is preparing to launch a new artificial intelligence startup, X.AI, that aims to rival OpenAI, according to a bombshell report published by the Wall Street Journal on Friday. → Read More

Poe introduces chatbot creation feature with simple text prompts

Poe, a platform for creating and interacting with chatbots powered by large language models (LLMs), has launched a new feature that lets anyone create their own chatbot with just a few words. → Read More

Titans of AI Andrew Ng and Yann LeCun oppose call for pause on powerful AI systems

Andrew Ng and Yann LeCun argued against a proposed pause on the development of powerful AI systems in an online event on Friday. → Read More

Anthropic quietly expands access to Claude ‘Private Alpha’ at open-source event in San Francisco

Anthropic, one of the chief rivals to OpenAI, quietly rolled out broader access to the “Private Alpha” version of the highly anticipated chat service, Claude, at a bustling Open Source AI meetup. → Read More

Hugging Face hosts ‘Woodstock of AI,’ emerges as leading voice for open-source AI development

Hugging Face drew more than 5,000 people to a local meetup celebrating open-source technology at the Exploratorium in downtown San Francisco. → Read More

Google and Replit Join forces to challenge Microsoft in coding tools

Cloud-based coding platform Replit partners with Google Cloud to provide access to Google's AI and infrastructure — and challenge Microsoft. → Read More

OpenAI turns ChatGPT into a platform overnight with addition of plugins

OpenAI today announced its support of new third-party plugins for ChatGPT, and it already has Twitter buzzing about the company's potential platform play. → Read More

GitHub unveils Copilot X: The future of AI-powered software development

GitHub is introducing Copilot X, adopting the latest OpenAI GPT-4 model and expanding Copilot's capabilities with chat and pull requests. → Read More

Google releases Bard, a competitor to ChatGPT, Claude and Bing Chat

Google has opened access to Bard, its experimental text-based service that lets you collaborate with generative AI. → Read More

OpenAI releases highly-anticipated GPT-4 model in surprise announcement

In a surprise move, OpenAI released GPT-4 today, calling it its "most advanced system, producing safer and more useful responses." → Read More