Get your AI update with AI Weekly Digest Issue #19 for Week 34 of 2023. A curated selection of the most impactful AI news and events worldwide.
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.
Aug 25, 2023
Table Of Contents
- AI Scores in the Top Percentile of Creative Thinking, Study Finds
- Britain to Host AI Summit at Bletchley Park, World War II Code-Breaking Centre
- Bing Image Creator to Add Accurate Text Generation Feature
- Google, Amazon, Nvidia Lead $4.5 Billion Investment in AI Startup Hugging Face
- Claude 2 is now available to customers on Amazon Bedrock
- OpenAI partners with Scale to provide support for enterprises fine-tuning models
- MIT: AI Technique Helps Robots Manipulate Objects with Their Whole Bodies
- Naver Unveils Generative AI Services to Help Businesses Create Content, Products, and More
- Meta Launches AI Code-Writing Tool: Code Llama
- Microsoft and Epic Expand AI Collaboration to Accelerate Generative AI in Healthcare
- OpenAI Opens Up Fine-Tuning for GPT-3.5 Turbo
- YouTube Announces Principles for Partnering with the Music Industry on AI Technology
- Meta Releases New AI-Powered Language Translator That Can Better Understand Context
- ChatGPT’s Custom Instructions Are Now Available In The EU & UK
- US Court Rules AI-Generated Art Not Eligible for Copyright Protection
- White House to Release New Safeguards Against AI Risks Soon
- YouTube to Compensate Artists and Rightsholders for AI-Generated Music
- Singapore Workers Lead the World in Adopting AI Skills
- Scientists Find Biological Parallels to AI Transformers
AI Scores in the Top Percentile of Creative Thinking, Study Finds
A study published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour has found that AI can score in the top percentile of creative thinking. The study, which was conducted by researchers at Stanford University, used a variety of tasks to measure creativity, including generating new ideas, solving problems, and writing stories.
Britain to Host AI Summit at Bletchley Park, World War II Code-Breaking Centre
Britain will host an AI summit at Bletchley Park, the World War II code-breaking centre that helped to crack German Enigma messages. The summit, which will be held in November 2023, will bring together AI experts from around the world to discuss the future of AI and its impact on society.
Bing Image Creator to Add Accurate Text Generation Feature
Microsoft’s Bing Image Creator is set to add a new feature that will allow users to generate accurate text descriptions for their images. The feature, which is still in development, will use AI to analyze the image and generate a text description that accurately reflects its content.
The text generation feature is expected to be released in the coming months. It will be available to all users of Bing Image Creator, regardless of their subscription status.
Google, Amazon, Nvidia Lead $4.5 Billion Investment in AI Startup Hugging Face
Hugging Face, an AI startup that develops tools for natural language processing (NLP), has raised $4.5 billion in a Series D funding round led by Google, Amazon, and Nvidia. The investment values Hugging Face at $4.5 billion, making it one of the most valuable AI startups in the world.
Hugging Face’s platform provides developers with access to a variety of NLP models, datasets, and tools. The platform is used by researchers, engineers, and businesses to develop and deploy NLP applications.
The funding will be used to accelerate Hugging Face’s growth and development. The company plans to use the funds to hire more engineers and researchers, expand its platform, and build new products.
Aug 24, 2023
Claude 2 is now available to customers on Amazon Bedrock
OpenAI partners with Scale to provide support for enterprises fine-tuning models
MIT: AI Technique Helps Robots Manipulate Objects with Their Whole Bodies
MIT researchers have developed an AI technique that can help robots manipulate objects with their whole bodies. The technique takes into account the robot’s entire body, including its arms, legs, and torso, when planning how to move an object. This allows the robot to move objects more efficiently and effectively, even in difficult or cluttered environments.
Naver, a South Korean internet giant, has unveiled a suite of generative AI services that can help businesses create content, products, and more. The services are powered by Naver’s AI technology, which can generate text, images, and videos that are indistinguishable from human-created content.
Meta Launches AI Code-Writing Tool: Code Llama
Meta has launched an AI code-writing tool called Code Llama. Code Llama is designed to make coding more accessible to everyone, regardless of their level of experience.
Code Llama works by generating code based on natural language instructions. Users can simply type in what they want the code to do, and Code Llama will generate the code for them. Code Llama can also be used to debug code and find errors.
Aug 22, 2023
Microsoft and Epic Expand AI Collaboration to Accelerate Generative AI in Healthcare
Microsoft and Epic, a leading electronic health record (EHR) software developer, have announced an expanded collaboration to accelerate the use of generative AI in healthcare. The two companies will work together to develop and deploy generative AI solutions that can address some of the most pressing challenges in healthcare, such as improving patient care, reducing costs, and increasing efficiency.
OpenAI Opens Up Fine-Tuning for GPT-3.5 Turbo
OpenAI has announced that it is opening up fine-tuning for its GPT-3.5 Turbo language model. Fine-tuning is a process that allows users to customize the model to their specific needs.
GPT-3.5 Turbo is a large language model that is trained on a massive dataset of text and code. It can generate text, translate languages, write different kinds of creative content, and answer your questions in an informative way.
With fine-tuning, users can train GPT-3.5 Turbo to perform specific tasks, such as writing product descriptions, generating code, or translating languages. This makes GPT-3.5 Turbo more versatile and powerful.
YouTube Announces Principles for Partnering with the Music Industry on AI Technology
YouTube has announced its principles for partnering with the music industry on AI technology. The principles emphasize the importance of transparency, fairness, and collaboration.
The principles state that YouTube will:
- Work with the music industry to develop AI technologies that benefit both creators and users.
- Be transparent about how AI technologies are used on YouTube.
- Ensure that AI technologies are used fairly and equitably.
- Collaborate with the music industry to address any challenges or concerns that arise.
Meta Releases New AI-Powered Language Translator That Can Better Understand Context
Meta has released a new AI-powered language translator that can better understand context. The new translator is able to translate text across 200 languages, and it is said to be more accurate than previous models.
The new translator uses a technique called “contextual translation,” which allows it to understand the meaning of a sentence in the context of the surrounding text. This means that the translator can better translate idioms, slang, and other language that may be ambiguous or difficult to translate.
The new translator is still under development, but it has the potential to revolutionize the way we communicate across languages. It could be used to improve translation services, make it easier for people to learn new languages, and break down barriers between cultures.
ChatGPT’s Custom Instructions Are Now Available In The EU & UK
Aug 21, 2023
US Court Rules AI-Generated Art Not Eligible for Copyright Protection
A US court has ruled that AI-generated art is not eligible for copyright protection. The ruling came in a case involving Stephen Thaler, a computer scientist who created an AI program called Deep Creativity that can generate images, music, and text. Thaler tried to copyright a painting created by Deep Creativity, but the court ruled that the painting was not the product of human creativity and therefore was not eligible for copyright protection.
White House to Release New Safeguards Against AI Risks Soon
The White House is set to release new safeguards against artificial intelligence (AI) risks in the coming weeks, according to White House science adviser Arati Prabhakar. Prabhakar said the safeguards will focus on areas such as bias, privacy, and security.
YouTube to Compensate Artists and Rightsholders for AI-Generated Music
YouTube is working on a plan to compensate artists and rightsholders for AI-generated music.
The move comes as AI-generated music is becoming increasingly popular. AI musicians can create music that is indistinguishable from human-made music, and they can do it much faster and cheaper. This has raised concerns among artists and rightsholders that they will be left out of the picture as AI music takes over the market.
YouTube’s plan to compensate artists and rightsholders is a positive step towards ensuring that they are fairly compensated for their work. It is also a sign that YouTube is taking the issue of AI music seriously and is committed to finding a solution that works for everyone.
Aug 20, 2023
Singapore Workers Lead the World in Adopting AI Skills
A new report by LinkedIn has found that workers in Singapore are the world’s fastest in adopting artificial intelligence (AI) skills. The report, which analyzed data from over 100 million LinkedIn members, found that the number of AI skills being learned by workers in Singapore has grown by 120% in the past year.
The report attributes Singapore’s rapid adoption of AI skills to a number of factors, including the country’s strong focus on technology, its robust digital infrastructure, and its supportive government policies. The report also notes that Singapore has a large number of multinational companies that are investing in AI, which is creating demand for AI skills among workers.
Scientists Find Biological Parallels to AI Transformers
A team of scientists from MIT, the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, and Harvard Medical School have found that the architecture of powerful AI transformer models bears striking similarities to the structure of biological astrocyte-neuron networks in the brain.
Transformer models are a type of neural network that are used in a variety of tasks, including natural language processing, machine translation, and speech recognition. They are known for their ability to learn long-range dependencies in data.
Astrocytes are cells in the brain that support and regulate neurons. They are thought to play a role in learning and memory. The researchers found that astrocyte-neuron networks share several features with transformer models, including the ability to learn long-range dependencies and the ability to dynamically allocate resources.
The findings suggest that there may be a fundamental connection between the way the brain works and the way that AI transformers work. This could lead to new insights into how the brain learns and remembers information, and it could also help us to develop more powerful AI models.
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