The Generative A.I. Brief
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This is the second issue of my minimalistic link based round-up for professionals who want to know easily what’s going on in A.I. News during the last week. It’s a separate Newsletter and won’t appear here again.
"An A.I. Rundown for professionals"
Issue #2, June 1st, 2023.
💬Introduction for Today🎯
This week was dominated by more design announcements in A.I. with Adobe and Nvidia among them.
📢Top News 📺
Nvidia launches Neuralangelo [link]
Microsoft Teams on Windows 11 gets Discord-like communities and an AI art tool [link]
Google launches its generative AI search [The Decoder, link]
Improving mathematical reasoning with process supervision [OpenAI, link]
Character.AI, the a16z-backed chatbot startup, tops 1.7M installs in first week [link]
Stability AI Releases StableStudio: An Open Source Design Suite For Generative AI [link]
Snap (Snapchat) wants its AI to reply to you with Snaps [link]
Microsoft announces Intelligent meeting recap in Teams Premium [link]
Falcon - Technology Innovation Institute Open-Sourced Falcon LLMs: A New AI Model That Uses Only 75 Percent of GPT-3’s Training Compute, 40 Percent of Chinchilla’s, and 80 Percent of PaLM-62B’s [link]
Products & Announcements🏭
CrowdStrike introduced a generative AI assistant called Charlotte AI to help customers assess cybersecurity vulnerabilities. [link]
Instacart launches new in-app AI search tool powered by ChatGPT [link]
Asana Unveils Generative A.I. Features [link]
Arm released two products — one GPU and one CPU — to support the performance of AI apps on smartphones. [link]
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State of GPT, with Andrej Karpathy [link]
Palantir CEO: Not Sure We Should Sell Our AI to Some Clients
Alex Karp is super entertaining.
Paige - Rewrite your web presence in a page generated in 30 seconds. [link]
Any Summary - Enables users to quickly and accurately summarize various types of files, such as documents, interview audio or video files. [link]
Fina - Financial tracking and analysis tool that lets you create custom calculations or predictions. Connect your bank and crypto accounts and use a notion-style interface to organise your finances. [link]
Checklist.gg - An AI-driven checklist management tool designed to help organizations get things done right every time. [link]
Gamma - A new medium for presenting ideas. Powered by AI. [link] Let AI finish your presentation for you, shape your content, add visuals, and even rewrite sections for you.
Fathom - This tool records, transcribes, highlights and summarizes your meetings so you can focus on the conversations. [link]
Mason - Meet mason - your AI Shopping Copilot! Goodbye lackluster sales, hello shoppers. [link]
Stork - AI-based collaboration for hybrid teams. [link]
📝 Papers 🗏
Landmark Attention: Random-Access Infinite Context Length for Transformers [link]
Direct Preference Optimization: Your Language Model is Secretly a Reward Model [link]
Discovering New Interpretable Conservation Laws as Sparse Invariants [link]
Improving accuracy of GPT-3/4 results on biomedical data using a retrieval-augmented language model [link]
30% Lifetime Discount on A.I. Supremacy [Link]
Last Week in AI #221 [link]
🔥 Top A.I. Newsletters of 2023 🧠🐱💻🤖🚗🚀 [link]
🤖 Robotics 🦿
Just another Humanoid robot that can write poems [link]
💬Large Language Models (LLMs)👅
MIT researchers develop self-learning language models that outperform larger counterparts [link]
A PhD Student's Perspective on Research in NLP in the Era of Very Large Language Models [link]
AI integrated into children’s healthcare at hospital [link]
🧪 Science 🔬
How artificial intelligence is creeping into work routines [link]
Minecraft bot Voyager programs itself using GPT-4 [link]
💰Stock Market 🛒
ChatGPT sparks media frenzy similar to Bitcoin in 2021 [link]
Nvidia became a $1 trillion company thanks to the AI boom [link]
🚀 Startups 🧠
OpenAI’s plans according to Sam Altman [link]
🎓 Education & Learning📚
All-In-One Guide For Midjourney: The Art Of Prompts [link]
What is Gorilla? [link]
Macaw-LLM is an exploratory endeavor that pioneers multi-modal language modeling by seamlessly combining image, video, audio, and text data, built upon the foundations of CLIP, Whisper, and LLaMA. [Github link]
🎥Videos & Podcasts🎙️
Last week in A.I. [Podcast, link]
🎖️National Defense & Military🕊️
Military drones are swarming the skies of Ukraine and other conflict hot spots – and anything goes when it comes to international law [The Conversation, Link)
South Korea’s Naver to target foreign governments with latest ChatGPT-like AI model [link]
🔮Future of Work & Automation🦾
Banking giant JPMorgan advertised more than 3,600 AI-related jobs, report says, as Wall Street starts to embrace the revolutionary tech [link]
The “death of self-driving cars” has been greatly exaggerated [link]
Baidu’s $145M AI fund signals China’s push for AI self-reliance [link]
China AI startup MiniMax raising over $250 million from Tencent-backed entity, others [link]
German AI startup Nyonic aims to build generative AI for Europe [link]
VC Giants Accel, Sequoia Scour Portfolio Startups for AI Risk [link]
London-based Hypervision Surgical raises €7.5 million to redefine surgical imaging with AI and clinical edge computing [link]
🐲 China A.I.🏯
Concerns are growing over China’s AI rules [link]
Alibaba begins rollout of its ChatGPT-style tech as China A.I. race heats up (link)
China Telecom Invests $434 Million (US) to Create China Telecom Quantum Information Technology Group (link)
Creeping toward dystopia [link]
AI copyright far from settled as Japan and Israel stake out early positions [The Decoder, link]
Japan Goes All In: Copyright Doesn’t Apply To AI Training [link]
🏛Governance and Regulation⚖️
Statement on A.I. Risk [link]
AI Everywhere, All at Once [link]
Is Avoiding Extinction from AI Really an Urgent Priority? [link]
The White House agrees you have a small brain [link]
AI Is Not an Arms Race [link]
We are an auto-immune disease [link]
📊Studies &Infographics 📏
A Pew study found that 58% of US adults are familiar with ChatGPT, and 14% have used ChatGPT. [link]
🌏Manifestations of Utopia🏙️
Harnessing AI's Potential to Improve Equity [link]
China Unveils New Quantum Computing Cloud Platform [link]
No great memes this week. Just kidding.
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