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This Week in AI: April 28–May 4

This Week in AI: April 28–May 4

On last week's headline selection, enterprise-grade offerings were overshadowed by news of tiny models developed by tech giants to run on resource-constrained devices, such as mobile devices, or automotive and defense applications. We are pleased to announce that the trend of enterprise offerings coming into the market kept

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by Ellie Ramirez-Camara

On last week's headline selection, enterprise-grade offerings were overshadowed by news of tiny models developed by tech giants to run on resource-constrained devices, such as mobile devices, or automotive and defense applications. We are pleased to announce that the trend of enterprise offerings coming into the market kept going strong, dominating this week's selection of headlines, with no news of recently released language models, large or small, standing in the way. To wit, consider Lamini announced it raised $25 million to accelerate its Enterprise AI platform, the UK Government launched a grant program for small and medium-sized enterprises looking to upskill their workforces on AI, and even brand protection services provider Ceartas announced it would be using some of its $4.5M seed round funding to expand its services to the enterprise sector.

Additionally, Anthropic has finally launched a Team plan and an iOS app for Claude, the startup Symbe closed a £1.2 million pre-seed funding round to automate the creation of business cases and enable sales teams to drive more winning sales deals, project management, and enterprise software heavyweight Atlassian launched Rovo, an AI-powered contextual search platform which empowers users to take action on data unearthed from a variety of sources by deploying AI-powered agents with specific skills to suit particular tasks. Finally, MongoDB announced its AI Applications Program (MAAP), an end-to-end solution providing hands-on guidance and all the resources necessary for enterprises to build and deploy AI-powered applications quickly.

On a related note to productivity-boosting AI-powered solutions, Github is building on its previous successes with the launch of its Copilot Workspace technical preview. The Copilot Workspace is a Copilot-native environment that sparks collaborative workflows with Copilot-powered agents throughout the full development process while enabling developers to retain control over every step. Moreover, NVIDIA is following up on ChatRTX, its solution bringing chatbot capabilities to RTX-powered Windows PCs and workstations, with an update that introduces new models, including Google's Gemma, in addition to CLIP-based interactions with image data, and Whisper-based voice interactions.

A significant impact of the increase in demand for enterprise-grade AI-powered applications is the corresponding demand for computing resources, whether to train, fine-tune, and host models, or deploy the applications themselves. Among all the excitement about tools, platforms, and solutions for the enterprise setting, CoreWeave announced that it secured an impressive $1.1 billion Series C funding. Interestingly, CoreWeave attributes its success to being built from the ground up with AI applications in mind, unlike legacy cloud providers, who are just now working to optimize their offerings. On the one hand, newer infrastructure providers like CoreWeave are undoubtedly driving the recent growth boost in the cloud infrastructure market. On the other, numbers show that the Big 3 still reign supreme: Amazon currently holds a 31% market share, followed by Azure, with 25%, and Google, with 11%.

The remainder of our selection covers an interesting topic diversity, including OpenAI's most recent licensing deal, updates from Google and Yelp, healthcare applications, the regeneration of Ukraine's farmland, and even cricket.

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