May 29, 2023
Meta's new AI models can recognize and produce speech for more than 1,000 languages
MIT Technoloty Review - Rhiannon Williams
Meta has developed AI models capable of recognizing and producing speech in over 1,000 languages, a significant advancement from the current coverage of around 100 languages. By releasing these models as open source on GitHub, Meta aims to facilitate the creation of speech applications in various languages, promoting inclusivity and accessibility. The researchers trained the models using audio recordings of the New Testament Bible in multiple languages, enabling the algorithm to learn new languages with minimal data. Although the models have shown promising results, they may still have errors and biases, highlighting the need for caution in their application.
The 2023 Tesla AI Update Is Here!
YouTube - The Tesla Space
VIDEO: Tesla is leveraging AI for practical applications in their self-driving technology. While other companies rely on sensor-based driving, Tesla is transitioning to a vision-based neural network. Their approach replicates human driving by using cameras, AI computers, and labeled video frames as memory. Tesla's AI-driven system can recognize objects and navigate the environment based on visual cues. By training the neural network, Tesla can consistently improve its capabilities. This shift toward AI control allows the car to anticipate and plan maneuvers efficiently, mimicking human-like driving behavior. Although challenges remain, AI has the potential to enable driverless Tesla vehicles overnight, showcasing its power and value.
AI Is Changing How Americans Find Jobs and Get Promoted
Gizmodo - Catherine Rymsha
Advancements in AI are transforming the job search and career progression for Americans. Human capital management systems, data-driven HR practices, and bias mitigation are reshaping how people are hired, developed, promoted, and fired. AI is now scrutinizing job applications, evaluating employee performance, and aiding decision-making processes. As AI-driven software rapidly advances, job seekers and employees should be aware of the changing landscape, demand transparency, and proactively understand how they are being assessed in order to optimize their careers in the data-driven workplace.
Microsoft adds an AI copilot to Windows
Axios - Ina Fried
Microsoft unveiled its latest addition to Windows: an AI-powered "copilot." The copilot, set to become a standard feature, will assist users in adjusting settings and accessing various OS functions. It can also be kept in a persistent side panel for continuous availability. Alongside this, Microsoft revealed plans to integrate OpenAI's technology into multiple products, including Bing, Edge, and Office apps. Furthermore, Azure will introduce an AI service to aid in moderating social media comments, a capability already employed by Microsoft on Bing and GitHub.
New AI Research: DragGAN - Pose Characters with AI
YouTube - MattVidPro
VIDEO: A recent paper called 'DragYourGAN' that presents a revolutionary method for interactive image manipulation using AI. It allows users to drag points on an image to manipulate its pose, shape, expression, and layout in real time. The technique works well for characters and other objects, producing realistic outputs even in challenging scenarios. It can be applied to both AI-generated and real images, making it a powerful tool for editing and fine-tuning visuals. The technology is fast, versatile, and offers a quicker and easier alternative to traditional editing methods like Photoshop.
JPMorgan is developing a ChatGPT-like A.I. service that gives investment advice
CNBC - Hugh Son
JPMorgan is developing a ChatGPT-like AI service called IndexGPT, which will use artificial intelligence to select investments for customers. The bank has applied to trademark the product, indicating its potential launch in the near future. While other banks have tested similar technology for internal use, JPMorgan may be the first to release a GPT-like product directly to customers. The filing specifies that IndexGPT will use the same AI flavor as ChatGPT, signaling the bank's intention to disrupt the role of human financial advisors.
May 22, 2023
ChatGPT Plus Has Two Huge New Features You Can Try Right Now
Life Hacker - Jake Peterson
OpenAI's ChatGPT Plus has introduced two game-changing features: internet access and plugins. With internet access, ChatGPT can now browse the web for real-time information, expanding its capabilities beyond its closed knowledge base. Plugins, similar to browser extensions, allow users to add third-party functionalities like restaurant searches, math computations, and travel recommendations. However, these exciting features come at a cost—ChatGPT Plus subscription is priced at $20 per month. So if you're willing to pay, you can now unlock a whole new world of possibilities with ChatGPT.
The Senate’s hearing on AI regulation was dangerously friendly
The Verge - James Vincent
The Senate hearing on AI regulation was practically a tea party, with industry heavyweights such as OpenAI's Sam Altman readily consenting to regulation. But critics are worried about "regulatory capture," where corporations write toothless rules that harm the public. There's also fear of stifling smaller firms, not to mention a lack of focus on immediate AI-related problems. Proposals for a licensing system were met with suspicion, with one critic saying it would just concentrate power. The dialogue, critics suggest, needs to steer towards concrete measures against known harmful AI uses, rather than vague, future-oriented stipulations.
Tesla Bot Update
YouTube - Tesla
VIDEO: Elon Musk's Tesla robot, the Tesla bot, has been hyped up as the invention that will save the world. While it's unlikely to live up to all the promises, Tesla has the resources and expertise to make it happen. The focus on developing this robot stems from Musk's concerns about population decline and the need for automated labor to sustain economic growth. If Tesla can produce robots at a faster rate than the decline in human labor, it could lead to exponential economic expansion and a utopian future.
Google Is Making Strikes With Major Chat GPT Rival
TheStreet - Brian O'Connel
Google continues to make strides in the AI chatbot market with the introduction of its new language model, PaLM 2. The upgraded model aims to enhance conversational AI-based internet searches and is trained in logic, reasoning, and multilingual text. With PaLM 2's improved capabilities in translation, coding, and human reasoning, Google is solidifying its position in the internet search market and competing against OpenAI's GPT-4, owned by Microsoft. As consumer choice expands, Google's advancements in AI position it as the frontrunner in the chatbot market.
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