Welcome back to AI Weekly Digest #15, your go-to resource for the most important artificial intelligence news and events from Week 30 of 2023.
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.
July 28, 2023
Table Of Contents
- Google Cracks Down on Automated AI-Generated Product Ratings
- AI Revives ‘Extinct’ Antibiotics from Neanderthal Genes
- Google Announces RT-2: An AI Model that Translates Vision and Language into Robotic Actions
- Photoshop’s new generative AI feature lets you ‘uncrop’ images
- Stability AI Releases Stable Diffusion XL 1.0: A More Stable and Realistic Image-Generating Model
- AWS Agents for Bedrock: A New Way to Build AI Agents That Can Handle Busywork
- Amazon HealthLake: A New HIPAA-Eligible Generative AI Service for Healthcare Providers
- Anthropic, Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI are launching the Frontier Model Forum
- OpenAI’s G3PO AI: A More Powerful and Versatile Language Model
- Graft: An AI Development Platform for the Masses
- AI Leaders Warn Senate of Twin Risks: Moving Too Slow and Moving Too Fast
- Netflix Lists $900,000 AI Job as Hollywood Strikes for Protections
- ChatGPT for Android is now available for download in the US, India, Bangladesh, and Brazil
- OpenAI Shutters AI Classifier Tool Amid Low Usage and Accuracy Concerns
- Meta’s Llama 2 Is Now Available For Commercial Use
- Microsoft AI Research Proposes AltFreezing: A Novel Training Strategy to Improve Face Forgery Detection
- MIT’s PhotoGuard: A New Tool to Protect Your Images from Malicious AI Edits
- News Publishers to Sue AI Firms for Copyright Infringement
- Job Applicants Use “White Font Hack” to Get Past AI Resume Filters
- New York Police Use AI to Track Drivers on Highways, Raising Legal Concerns
Google Cracks Down on Automated AI-Generated Product Ratings
Google has updated its product ratings policies to crack down on automated AI-generated content. The new policies state that product ratings and reviews must be written by real people, and that they must not be manipulated by AI. This is an important step in ensuring that product ratings are accurate and reliable.
AI Revives ‘Extinct’ Antibiotics from Neanderthal Genes
A team of researchers used AI to search the genomes of Neanderthals and Denisovans for potential antibiotics. They found several promising candidates, including one that is effective against multidrug-resistant bacteria. This suggests that Neanderthals may have had some natural resistance to infection, and that their genes could be used to develop new antibiotics.
Google Announces RT-2: An AI Model that Translates Vision and Language into Robotic Actions
Google DeepMind has developed a new AI model called RT-2 that can translate vision and language into robotic actions. RT-2 is trained on a massive dataset of human-robot interactions, and it can understand and respond to a wide range of natural language commands. This could make it possible for robots to follow instructions more accurately and efficiently, and to interact with humans in a more natural way.
July 27, 2023
Photoshop’s new generative AI feature lets you ‘uncrop’ images
Adobe has announced a new generative AI feature for Photoshop that allows users to “uncrop” images. The feature, called Generative Fill, uses AI to fill in the missing parts of an image, based on the surrounding content. This can be used to restore cropped images, or to add new content to images.
July 26, 2023
Stability AI Releases Stable Diffusion XL 1.0: A More Stable and Realistic Image-Generating Model
Stability AI has released its latest image-generating model, Stable Diffusion XL 1.0. The model is trained on a massive dataset of images, and it is able to generate high-quality images that are both realistic and creative. Stable Diffusion XL 1.0 is also more stable than previous models, making it less likely to produce artifacts or distortions.
AWS Agents for Bedrock: A New Way to Build AI Agents That Can Handle Busywork
AWS has announced the launch of Agents for Bedrock, a new service that allows businesses to build AI agents that can handle busywork instead of just chatting. Agents for Bedrock is powered by AWS’s generative AI technology, which allows agents to learn from data and complete tasks without being explicitly programmed.
Amazon HealthLake: A New HIPAA-Eligible Generative AI Service for Healthcare Providers
Amazon has announced the availability of HIPAA-eligible generative AI for healthcare providers. The service, called Amazon HealthLake, allows healthcare providers to use generative AI to create synthetic data sets that can be used for training and testing machine learning models. This can help to protect patient privacy and improve the accuracy of machine learning models.
Anthropic, Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI are launching the Frontier Model Forum
Four leading AI research organizations, Anthropic, Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI, have announced the launch of the Frontier Model Forum (FMF), an industry body focused on ensuring safe and responsible development of frontier AI models. The FMF will bring together researchers, developers, and policymakers to discuss the potential risks and benefits of these models, and to develop best practices for their development and use.
OpenAI’s G3PO AI: A More Powerful and Versatile Language Model
OpenAI has announced the development of a new AI called G3PO, which is designed to be a more powerful and versatile language model than its predecessor, GPT-3. G3PO is trained on a massive dataset of text and code, and it is able to generate text, translate languages, write different kinds of creative content, and answer your questions in an informative way.
Graft: An AI Development Platform for the Masses
Graft is building an AI development platform that aims to make AI development accessible to everyone. The platform uses a templatized approach to AI development, which allows users to create AI models without having to write code. Graft is still in beta, but it has the potential to democratize AI development and make it easier for people to build AI-powered applications.
July 25, 2023
AI Leaders Warn Senate of Twin Risks: Moving Too Slow and Moving Too Fast
A group of AI leaders have warned the Senate of two twin risks: moving too slowly and moving too quickly in the development of artificial intelligence. The leaders argue that the US government needs to strike a balance between these two risks in order to ensure that AI is developed and used responsibly.
Netflix Lists $900,000 AI Job as Hollywood Strikes for Protections
As Hollywood actors strike for AI protections, Netflix has listed a $900,000 AI job. The job, which is for a “Senior AI Creative Writer,” would involve developing AI-generated content for Netflix’s streaming service. The listing has sparked concerns among actors and other creative professionals that AI could eventually replace them in the entertainment industry.
ChatGPT for Android is now available for download in the US, India, Bangladesh, and Brazil
July 24, 2023
OpenAI Shutters AI Classifier Tool Amid Low Usage and Accuracy Concerns
OpenAI has quietly shut down its AI detection tool, called AI Classifier. The tool was designed to help users identify whether or not text was generated by an AI language model. However, OpenAI has decided to discontinue the tool, citing low usage and concerns about its accuracy.
Meta’s Llama 2 Is Now Available For Commercial Use
Microsoft AI Research Proposes AltFreezing: A Novel Training Strategy to Improve Face Forgery Detection
Microsoft AI Research has proposed a novel training strategy for more general face forgery detection. The strategy, called AltFreezing, involves freezing the weights of a face recognition model during training, which allows the model to learn to identify more subtle forgeries.
MIT’s PhotoGuard: A New Tool to Protect Your Images from Malicious AI Edits
Researchers at MIT have developed a new tool called PhotoGuard that can protect images from malicious AI edits. PhotoGuard works by adding invisible noise to images that makes it difficult for AI models to edit them without leaving traces.
News Publishers to Sue AI Firms for Copyright Infringement
Top news publishers are reportedly planning to sue AI firms for copyright infringement. The publishers allege that the AI firms are using their content without permission, and they are seeking damages. The lawsuit is a sign of the growing tension between news publishers and AI firms.
Job Applicants Use “White Font Hack” to Get Past AI Resume Filters
Job applicants are using a hack to get their resumes past AI filters. The hack involves using white text on a white background, which makes the keywords on the resume invisible to the naked eye but readable by AI. This allows applicants to include keywords that are important for the job but that might otherwise be filtered out by the AI.
New York Police Use AI to Track Drivers on Highways, Raising Legal Concerns
New York State Police used artificial intelligence (AI) to track drivers on highways, according to a report. The AI system used license plate recognition technology to identify vehicles that were traveling above the speed limit or that were suspected of being involved in criminal activity. The attorney general’s office is now investigating the legality of the program.
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