AI Weekly Digest Issue #17

Get your AI update with AI Weekly Digest Issue #17 for Week 32 of 2023. A curated selection of the most impactful AI news and events worldwide.

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Aug 11, 2023

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Microsoft’s Copilot AI Gets a New Feature to Help Deploy Field Workers

Microsoft has announced that its Copilot AI can now help deploy field workers. Copilot is a generative AI model that can generate text, translate languages, write different kinds of creative content, and answer your questions in an informative way. With the new update, Copilot can now help field workers by generating documentation, creating checklists, and troubleshooting problems.

From theverge

AI Village: Where 25 Bots Gossip, Plan Valentine’s Day Parties, and Hold Elections
Google Project Starline

Researchers from Stanford and Google have created an entire AI village, where 25 bots live, work, and socialize. The bots gossip about each other, plan Valentine’s Day parties, and even hold elections. The researchers created the village to study how AI agents interact with each other and with humans.

From businessinsider

Midjourney is rolling out a GPU cluster upgrade today

Americans Distrust AI Giants, Want More Government Regulation
Americans Distrust AI Giants, Want More Government Regulation

A new poll from Axios finds that Americans are distrustful of AI giants like Google and Amazon. The poll found that only 30% of Americans trust AI giants to use their data responsibly, and only 25% trust them to be transparent about how they use their data. The poll also found that 60% of Americans believe that the government should regulate AI giants more closely.

From axios

Aug 10, 2023

TikTok Makes it Easier to Disclose AI-Generated Content

TikTok is reportedly making it easier for creators to disclose if their content was generated by AI. The company is testing a new feature that would allow creators to add a label to their videos that says “AI-generated.” This would help users to know if the content they are watching is real or fake.

From theverge

Gates Foundation Invests in Generative AI to Solve Global Challenges

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced that it will fund nearly 50 generative AI projects in low- and middle-income countries. The projects will use AI to address a variety of challenges, such as improving healthcare, agriculture, and education.

From forbes

AI-Powered Antibodies: The Future of Medicine?
Health DNA

A company called LabGenius is using AI to build highly effective antibodies that humans can’t even imagine. The company’s technology is based on a machine learning algorithm that can search through a massive library of antibodies to find ones that are specifically designed to target a particular disease. The antibodies that LabGenius has created have shown promise in treating a variety of diseases, including cancer, HIV, and COVID-19.

From wired

Aug 09, 2023

Custom instructions are now available to ChatGPT users on the free plan

From openai

Pentagon Launches AI Competition to Secure Computer Systems
Sanctuary AI Robot

The Pentagon has launched an AI competition to solicit help in securing its computer systems. The competition, called the Joint Artificial Intelligence Innovation Challenge (JAIC), is offering a prize of $1 million to the team that can develop the most effective AI-powered solution for detecting and preventing cyberattacks.

From nbcnews

Anthropic Upgrades Entry-Level AI Assistant Claude Instant
Anthropic Claude

AI startup Anthropic has released Claude Instant 1.2, an improved version of its text-generating AI assistant available through an API. Claude Instant incorporates strengths of Anthropic’s more advanced Claude 2 model, with gains in math, coding, reasoning, and safety. The upgrade has a larger context window, longer responses, better formatting adherence, and more resilience to errors.

From techcrunch

Apple Buys Foxconn Servers to Power AI Services
Apple Inc

Apple has reportedly purchased servers from Foxconn to test its AI services. The servers are said to be custom-built for Apple and are designed to handle the demanding workloads of AI training and inference. The purchase is a sign of Apple’s commitment to AI and its plans to expand its AI-powered services.

From appleinsider

Microsoft and Aptos Partner to Bring AI to Web3

Microsoft has partnered with Aptos, a blockchain platform focused on scalability and security, to explore the use of AI to power web3 applications. The partnership will see Microsoft provide its AI expertise to Aptos, while Aptos will provide its blockchain technology to Microsoft. The goal of the partnership is to create more efficient and secure AI-powered web3 applications.

From techcrunch

Amazon Removes AI-Generated Books After Authors Complain
Amazon Shopping

Amazon has removed books that were generated by AI and sold under the names of authors who did not write them. The books were created by a company called NovelAI, which uses AI to generate text that is indistinguishable from human-written text. Amazon removed the books after receiving complaints from authors who said that their names were being used without their permission.

From theguardian

Aug 08, 2023

Google AI AdaTape: A Foundation Model That Is More Efficient and Flexible

Google AI has announced AdaTape, a new foundation model that is designed to be more efficient and flexible than traditional large language models. AdaTape uses a technique called adaptive computation to only compute the parts of the model that are necessary for a given task. This makes it much more efficient than traditional models, which need to compute the entire model for every task. AdaTape also uses a technique called dynamic read-and-write to allow different parts of the model to access and modify each other’s data. This makes it more flexible than traditional models, which are typically limited to a fixed set of operations.

From google

Nvidia Unveils New AI Chip That Could Revolutionize Language Models

Nvidia has unveiled a new AI chip called the GH200. The chip is designed for large language models (LLMs) and is said to be 10 times more powerful than the previous generation of Nvidia AI chips. The GH200 is expected to be released in 2024 and could be used for a variety of tasks, such as generating text, translating languages, and writing different kinds of creative content.

From theverge

Disney Looks to AI to Cut Costs and Boost Efficiency

Disney is looking to AI to help cut costs across its business. The company is exploring how AI can be used to automate tasks, improve efficiency, and reduce waste. For example, Disney is using AI to optimize its supply chain, manage its energy consumption, and personalize its customer experience.

From foxbusiness

Google and UMG in Talks to Develop AI-Powered Music Generation Tool

Google and Universal Music Group (UMG) are reportedly in talks to develop an AI-powered music generation tool. The tool would use artificial intelligence to create new music, which could then be licensed to artists and producers. The news comes as the music industry is increasingly looking to AI to help it create and distribute music.

From forbes

Stability AI Releases StableCode: AI-Powered Coding Assistant That Can Generate, Debug, and Test Code
Stability AI Releases StableCode

Stability AI has just announced the release of StableCode, an AI-powered coding assistant that can generate code, debug, and test code. StableCode is based on a large language model (LLM) that has been trained on a massive dataset of code. The LLM can generate code that is both correct and efficient. It can also debug code and find errors. StableCode is still under development, but it has the potential to revolutionize the way we code.


OpenAI Deploys Web Crawler GPTBot to Train Next-Generation Language Model GPT-5
OpenAI Screen

OpenAI has deployed a web crawler in preparation for the release of GPT-5, its next-generation language model. The web crawler is designed to collect a massive dataset of text and code that will be used to train GPT-5. The dataset is expected to be several times larger than the dataset used to train GPT-3, OpenAI’s previous language model.

From artificialintelligence-news

Microsoft Opens Up AI-Powered Bing Chat to Mobile Browsers
Bing Chat Enterprise

Microsoft is opening up its AI-powered Bing Chat to mobile browsers, such as Google Chrome and Safari. Previously, Bing Chat was only available on Microsoft Edge. The move is a sign that Microsoft is looking to make Bing Chat more widely available and competitive with other chat platforms, such as Google Chat and Facebook Messenger.

From microsoft

AI Discovers First Potentially Hazardous Asteroid: A 600-Foot Space Rock That Could Hit Earth
AI Discovers First Potentially Hazardous Asteroid A 600-Foot Space Rock That Could Hit Earth

An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm has discovered a “potentially hazardous” asteroid 600 feet wide, marking the first time such an asteroid has been found by an AI system. The asteroid, designated 2022 EB5, was discovered on March 2, 2022, by the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) in Hawaii. The AI algorithm, developed by the University of Arizona’s Asteroid Institute, was trained on a dataset of over 100 million known asteroids. It was able to identify 2022 EB5 as a potential threat because of its size and close approach to Earth.

From space

Aug 07, 2023

AI Can Eavesdrop on Your Typing: New Model Can Predict What You’re Writing with 90% Accuracy
AI Robot

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley have developed an AI model that can predict what you are typing by listening to your keystrokes. The model was trained on a dataset of over 100 million keyboard strokes, and it can accurately predict the next word with over 90% accuracy. The model could be used to eavesdrop on people’s typing, or it could be used to improve the accuracy of speech-to-text software.

From decrypt

Zoom Updates Terms of Service to Allow Use of Customer Data for AI Efforts

Zoom has updated its terms of service to allow the company to use customer data for AI efforts. This includes data such as meeting recordings, transcripts, and chat logs. Zoom says that the data will be used to improve its AI-powered features, such as automatic transcription and translation. However, some privacy experts have raised concerns about the company’s new data collection practices.

From foxbusiness

IBM Offers Free AI Courses to Help Developers Build the Future

IBM is offering free AI courses for developers through its IBM Developer Learning platform. The courses cover a range of topics, including machine learning, natural language processing, and computer vision. They are designed to help developers learn the skills they need to build AI-powered applications.

From ibm

Aug 06, 2023

Tech Giants’ AI Strategies: What They’re Saying and What It Means for the Future
Apple Inc

The tech giants are all investing heavily in artificial intelligence (AI), and their strategies are starting to take shape. Meta is focused on using AI to create more immersive experiences for its users, while Amazon is using AI to improve its e-commerce platform and logistics operations. Google is investing in AI for a variety of purposes, including search, machine translation, and self-driving cars. Apple is using AI to power its Siri voice assistant and other products, while AMD is developing AI chips for use in data centers and other applications.


Hadar: AI That Sees in the Dark Like It’s Broad Daylight

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed a new AI method called HADAR that can see through pitch darkness like broad daylight. The method uses a combination of deep learning and computer vision to extract information from thermal images, allowing the AI to see objects and scenes that are invisible to the human eye.

From scitechdaily

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