• Microsoft has trained a massive new generative AI model — and strikingly, it’s entirely disconnected from the internet. The idea is to provide US intelligence agencies with a way to analyze top-secret information without running the risk of leaking any of it. (View Highlight)
  • Microsoft’s new “air-gapped” AI, which is based on OpenAI’s GPT-4 LLM and will reportedly be available to 10,000 users, could allow agencies like the CIA to quickly analyze a wealth of classified data. In other words, civilians will likely never get their hands on it — or at least, Microsoft will do its best that won’t happen. “This is the first time we’ve ever had an isolated version — when isolated means it’s not connected to the internet — and it’s on a special network that’s only accessible by the US government,” Microsoft’s chief technology officer for strategic missions and technology William Chappell told Bloomberg. (View Highlight)