AI Weekly Digest Issue #1

Get your AI update with AI Weekly Digest Issue #1 for Week 16 of 2023. A curated selection of the most impactful AI news and events worldwide.

Welcome to the first edition of AI Weekly Digest, your one-stop resource for the most crucial artificial intelligence news and events from across the globe.

As an AI enthusiast, staying informed about the rapid advancements in the field is crucial for both personal and professional growth. Our mission is to bring you a concise and comprehensive roundup of the latest breakthroughs, innovations, and discussions shaping the world of AI.

Apr 21, 2023

Google Bard can now help write software code

Google Bard can now help write software code

Google said on Friday it will update Bard, its generative artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, to help people write code to develop software, as the tech giant plays catch-up in a fast-moving race on AI technology.

From Google AI

Apr 20, 2023

Google Consolidates AI Research Divisions Into Google DeepMind

Google DeepMind

Google has consolidated its AI research divisions into Google DeepMind. The lab has made headlines numerous times in the years since, including when its AlphaGo program defeated a human champion at the ancient Chinese game of Go.

From Twitter

Google’s Fear of Chatbots Saying the Wrong Things Delayed Launch

Google Mobile

Google’s fear of chatbots saying the wrong things delayed the launch of its chatbot, according to CEO Noam Shazeer. Shazeer, who was a lead author on Google’s Transformer paper, said that the company was afraid that the chatbot would say something inappropriate. The delay in launching the chatbot has given competitors like Facebook and Amazon a head start in the market.

From Businessinsider

Apr 19, 2023

Snapchat’s AI chatbot My AI will be available to all users


Snapchat announced at its partner summit that its AI chatbot My AI will be available to all users in the coming weeks. My AI is powered by OpenAI’s ChatGPT and can answer users’ questions and provide information on weather, news, stocks, and other topics.

From Fortune

OpenAI CEO says age of giant AI models is ending

What Are ChatGPT Plugins

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has said that the era of ever-larger artificial intelligence models is coming to an end, as cost constraints and diminishing returns curb the relentless scaling that has defined the field for years. Altman said that OpenAI will focus on developing more efficient AI models that can be trained with less data and less energy.


Apr 18, 2023

Elon Musk Announces ‘TruthGPT’ to counter AI ‘bias’

Elon Musk Interview

Elon Musk has announced that he will create ‘TruthGPT’ to counter AI ‘bias’. Musk was an early investor in OpenAI — the startup behind ChatGPT — and co-chaired its board upon its 2015 founding as a nonprofit AI research lab. However, Musk only lasted there for a few years, resigning from the board in early 2018 in a move that the San Francisco startup tied to Tesla’s work on building automated driving systems.

From Apnews

Italy Says ChatGPT Can Be Back If It Makes ‘Useful’ Changes


Italy’s data protection watchdog has said that OpenAI’s ChatGPT can be back if it makes ‘useful’ changes. The watchdog had temporarily blocked ChatGPT at the end of March over data privacy concerns, becoming the first Western country to take action against the popular artificial intelligence (AI) language model.


DINOv2: Learning Robust Visual Features without Supervision

PyTorch implementation and pretrained models for DINOv2. Developed by Meta AI.

DINOv2 models produce high-performance visual features that can be directly employed with classifiers as simple as linear layers on a variety of computer vision tasks; these visual features are robust and perform well across domains without any requirement for fine-tuning. The models were pretrained on a dataset of 142 M images without using any labels or annotations.

From Github

Superchat: A New AI Chat App Featuring Iconic Characters Powered by OpenAI’s ChatGPT


Gorilla Technologies, the company behind famous apps Brass and StickerHub, has launched a new AI chat app called Superchat, which allows iOS users to chat with virtual characters powered by OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

From Techcrunch

Apr 17, 2023

Google Takes on Bing with AI-Powered Project Magi

Google Takes on Bing with AI-Powered Project Magi

In response to Microsoft’s Bing search engine enhanced by OpenAI’s GPT, Google is gearing up to test a more advanced AI-driven search engine, codenamed Project Magi. The project involves 160 engineers working to improve Google’s existing search features with AI capabilities.

The initial public release is planned for next month, starting with one million users and aiming to reach 30 million users by the end of the year. Google’s move seeks to compete with Microsoft’s heavy investment in AI research and development through OpenAI, which has provided Microsoft with an advantage in the AI product market.

From Artificialintelligence-news

Google CEO: Society isn’t prepared for the rapid advancement of AI

Google CEO Society isn’t prepared for the rapid advancement of AI

In a recent interview on CBS’ esteemed “60 Minutes” programme, Google’s Chief Executive Officer, Sundar Pichai, candidly expressed his concerns that society may be inadequately equipped to handle the swift progress of artificial intelligence (AI).

From Twitter

Every week, we’ll meticulously curate a selection of stories from top AI media outlets and distill them into a digestible format, ensuring you stay up-to-date with the latest developments without having to spend hours browsing the web. From groundbreaking research to real-world applications, ethical debates to policy implications, AI Weekly Digest will be your essential guide to navigating the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence. Join us on this exciting journey as we explore the future of AI together, one week at a time.

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