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Our 162nd episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai Timestamps + links: Tools & Apps (00:02:50) AI-Music Arms Race: Meet Udio, the Other ChatGPT for Music (00:07:42) Anthropic launches external tool use for Claude AI, enabling stock ticker integrations and more (00:11:51) Building LLMs for Code Repair (00:14:16) Early Reviews of Humane AI Pin Aren’t Impressed (00:16:23) Microsoft 365’s Copilot gets a GPT-4 Turbo upgrade and improved image generation (00:18:41) AI editing tools are coming to all Google Photos users Applications & Business (00:19:21) Google announces the Cloud TPU v5p, its most powerful AI accelerator yet (00:23:32) Meta unveils its newest custom AI chip as it races to catch up (00:27:27) Intel Unveils New AI Accelerator in Bid to Challenge Nvidia (00:30:46) Adobe Is Buying Videos for $3 Per Minute to Build AI Model (00:32:55) OpenAI transcribed over a million hours of YouTube videos to train GPT-4 (00:36:23) Waymo will launch paid robotaxi service in Los Angeles on Wednesday (00:37:23) OpenAI removes Sam Altman's ownership of its Startup Fund Projects & Open Source (00:39:51) Mistral AI Stuns With Surprise Launch of New Mixtral 8x22B Model (00:43:54) Google updates its Gemma AI model family with variants for coding and research (00:47:04) Aurora-M: The First Open Source Multilingual Language Model Red-teamed according to the U.S. Executive Order Research & Advancements (00:52:08) Mixture-of-Depths: Dynamically allocating compute in transformer-based language models (00:57:41) Leave No Context Behind: Efficient Infinite Context Transformers with Infini-attention (01:03:31) Octopus v2: On-device language model for super agent (01:07:54) Bigger is not Always Better: Scaling Properties of Latent Diffusion Models (01:09:54) Many-shot Jailbreaking Policy & Safety (01:15:08) Schiff unveils AI training transparency measure (01:20:25) Linwei Ding was a Google software engineer. He was also a prolific thief of trade secrets, say prosecutors. (01:26:11) Responsible Reporting for Frontier AI Development (01:30:08) US govt wants to talk to tech companies about AI electricity demands — eyes nuclear fusion and fission (01:32:39) Washington state judge blocks use of AI-enhanced video as evidence in possible first-of-its-kind ruling (01:36:45) Trudeau announces $2.4 billion for AI-related investments Synthetic Media & Art (01:39:26) Billie Eilish, Pearl Jam, Nicki Minaj Among 200 Artists Calling for Responsible AI Music Practices Fun! (01:41:52) OpenAI's Sora just made its first music video and it's like a psychedelic trip
Our 161st episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there’s a video version on YouTube. Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai Note - one extra story we didn't get to but worth knowing from this week: ‘Totally surreal’: OpenAI shares first short films created with new AI tool Sora Timestamps + links: (00:00:00) Intro / Banter Tools & Apps (00:05:20) Google starts testing AI overviews from SGE in main Google search interface (00:10:00) Adobe’s new GenStudio platform is an AI factory for advertisers (00:13:53) Claude-3 Haiku has reached GPT-4 level by our user preference (00:15:26) Microsoft Teams is getting smarter Copilot AI features (00:17:16) Samsung is beating Apple in the race to bring AI to smartphones (00:19:18) Elon Musk says all premium subscribers on X will gain access to AI chatbot Grok this week Applications & Business (00:22:36) Stability AI CEO resigns to ‘pursue decentralized AI’ (00:26:43) Amazon spends $2.75 billion on AI startup Anthropic in its largest venture investment yet (00:31:16) Intel Gaudi 2 Accelerators Showcase Competitive Performance Per Dollar Against NVIDIA H100 In MLPerf 4.0 GenAI Benchmarks (00:33:43) Chip Startup Celestial AI Lands Massive $175M Series C (00:36:10) Accenture Invests in Sanctuary AI to Bring AI-Powered, Humanoid Robotics to Work Alongside Humans (00:37:44) Humanoid robots are joining the Mercedes-Benz workforce Projects & Open Source (00:38:40) Introducing DBRX: A New State-of-the-Art Open LLM (00:44:06) Common Corpus: A Large Public Domain Dataset for Training LLMs (00:46:07) DROID: A Large-Scale In-the-Wild Robot Manipulation Dataset (00:48:15) InternLM2 Technical Report Research & Advancements (00:51:49) TacticAI: an AI assistant for football tactics (00:55:44) On the Conversational Persuasiveness of Large Language Models: A Randomized Controlled Trial (00:59:26) AutoDev: Automated AI-Driven Development (01:02:48) Reverse Training to Nurse the Reversal Curse (01:07:43) Cobra: Extending Mamba to Multi-Modal Large Language Model for Efficient Inference (01:09:48) Gamba: Marry Gaussian Splatting with Mamba for single view 3D reconstruction Policy & Safety (01:11:12) General Assembly adopts landmark resolution on artificial intelligence (01:16:24) Israel Deploys Expansive Facial Recognition Program in Gaza (01:19:49) LINEARITY OF RELATION DECODING IN TRANSFORMER LANGUAGE MODELS (01:24:52) US Weighs Sanctioning Huawei’s Secretive Chinese Chip Network (01:27:51) New York City welcomes robotaxis — but only with safety drivers (01:28:40) The White House Puts New Guardrails on Government Use of AI Synthetic Media & Art (01:31:17) BBC Will Stop Using AI For ‘Doctor Who’ Promotion After Receiving Complaints
Our 160th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai Timestamps + links: Tools & Apps (00:01:36) Adobe Substance 3D’s AI features can turn text into backgrounds and textures (00:05:04) OpenAI’s chatbot store is filling up with spam (00:11:02) Apple’s AI ambitions could include Google or OpenAI Applications & Business (00:13:31) Nvidia reveals Blackwell B200 GPU, the ‘world’s most powerful chip’ for AI (00:19:34) Microsoft to Pay Inflection AI $650 Million After Scooping Up Most of Staff (00:24:33) Figure 01: Conversations & Actions in Humanoid Robotics! (00:28:07) OpenAI's GPT-4.5 Turbo leaked on search engines and could launch in June (00:30:32) Abu Dhabi in talks to invest in OpenAI chip venture (00:33:43) Nvidia Announces GR00T, a Foundation Model For Humanoids Projects & Open Source (00:35:38) Open Release of Grok-1 (00:41:25) Stability AI brings a new dimension to video with Stable Video 3D (00:44:23) Colossal-AI Team Introduces Open-Sora: An Open-Source Library for Video Generation (00:45:43) Evolutionary Optimization of Model Merging Recipes Research & Advancements (00:46:52) DiPaCo: Distributed Path Composition (00:53:58) MM1: Methods, Analysis & Insights from Multimodal LLM Pre-training (00:59:37) PERL: Parameter Efficient Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (01:01:55) VideoAgent: Long-form Video Understanding with Large Language Model as Agent (01:05:38) MusicHiFi: Fast High-Fidelity Stereo Vocoding Policy & Safety (01:06:44) The WMDP Benchmark: Measuring and Reducing Malicious Use With Unlearning (01:12:43) Exclusive: U.S. Must Move ‘Decisively’ to Avert ‘Extinction-Level’ Threat From AI, Government-Commissioned Report Says (01:18:18) Evaluating Frontier Models for Dangerous Capabilities (01:22:55) Chinese and western scientists identify ‘red lines’ on AI risks (01:26:11) Google fined $272M by French government over AI use of news content (01:27:58) Elvis Act Signed Into Tennessee Law to Protect Musicians From AI Deepfakes Synthetic Media & Art (01:30:17) AI-Generated Science (01:35:35) YouTube adds new AI-generated content labeling tool Fun! (01:37:29) 10 of My Most Popular Text-To-Image Series (+Prompts)
Our 159th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there’s a video version on YouTube. Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai Timestamps + links: Intro / Banter Tools & Apps (00:03:24) Inflection-2.5: meet the world's best personal AI (00:06:37) Introducing Devin, the first AI software engineer (00:11:00) DoorDash’s new AI-powered ‘SafeChat+’ tool automatically detects verbal abuse (00:12:44) Anthropic releases Claude 3 Haiku, an AI model built for speed and affordability (00:13:30) Pika Labs just added sound effects to its generative AI videos — here’s how it sounds (00:15:33) Salesforce announces new AI tools for doctors Applications & Business (00:17:33) Sam Altman Rejoins OpenAI Board Along With Three New Directors (00:21:15) Cohere releases powerful ‘Command-R’ language model for enterprise use (00:23:16) Building Meta’s GenAI Infrastructure (00:25:53) Baidu Launches China's First 24/7 Robotaxi Service Projects & Open Source (00:26:54) Croissant: a metadata format for ML-ready datasets (00:29:40) SaulLM-7B: A pioneering Large Language Model for Law (00:31:45) Kai-Fu Lee’s AI Company “01.AI” Announces the Open Source of the Yi-9B Model Research & Advancements (00:33:50) A generalist AI agent for 3D virtual environments (00:39:16) Stealing Part of a Production Language Model (00:42:01) Data Interpreter: An LLM Agent For Data Science (00:43:54) ShortGPT: Layers in Large Language Models are More Redundant Than You Expect (00:44:55) PixArt-Σ: Weak-to-Strong Training of Diffusion Transformer for 4K Text-to-Image Generation Policy & Safety (00:46:24) World’s first major act to regulate AI passed by European lawmakers (00:48:57) US spearheads first UN resolution on artificial intelligence — aimed at ensuring equal access (00:51:27) Google restricts election-related queries for its Gemini chatbot Synthetic Media & Art (00:52:43) Researchers tested leading AI models for copyright infringement using popular books, and GPT-4 performed worst (00:55:27) Nvidia Says NeMo AI Platform Complies With Copyright After Authors’ Complaint (00:57:23) Five of this year’s Pulitzer finalists are AI-powered Fun! (00:58:12) I made by Superman action figure talk with Pika Labs’ new AI lip sync tool — watch this
Our 158th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai Timestamps + links: Tools & Apps (00:01:05) Introducing the next generation of Claude (00:16:05) Competition in AI video generation heats up as Deepmind alums unveil Haiper (00:19:40) Meta AI creates ahistorical images, like Google Gemini (00:22:12) Ideogram Is A New AI Image Generator That Obliterates the Competition, Outperforming MidJourney and Dall-E 3 (00:24:25) Wix’s new AI chatbot builds websites in seconds based on prompts (00:26:34) I used generative AI to turn my story into a comic—and you can too Applications & Business (00:27:40) Elon Musk sues OpenAI and CEO Sam Altman for putting profits above humanity , OpenAI Fires Back at Musk Allegations With Trove of Emails (00:35:42) Inside the Crisis at Google (00:38:36) It’s official: Waymo robotaxis are now free to use freeways and leave San Francisco (00:40:33) Nvidia's next-gen AI GPUs could draw an astounding 1000 Watts each, a 40 percent increase — Dell spills the beans on B100 and B200 in its earnings call (00:42:43) AI chip startup Groq forms new business unit, acquires Definitive Intelligence Projects & Open Source (00:45:13) StarCoder 2 and The Stack v2: The Next Generation (00:49:05) Introducing TripoSR: Fast 3D Object Generation from Single Images (00:51:21) H2O AI releases Danube, a super-tiny LLM for mobile applications Research & Advancements (00:52:27) AtP*: An efficient and scalable method for localizing LLM behaviour to components (00:58:28) Stable Diffusion 3: Research Paper (01:02:10) Approaching Human-Level Forecasting with Language Models (01:05:34) Here Come the AI Worms (01:08:20) High-speed humanoid feels like a step change in robotics (01:12:26) Functional Benchmarks for Robust Evaluation of Reasoning Performance, and the Reasoning Gap Policy & Safety (01:15:18) India reverses AI stance, requires government approval for model launches (01:19:16) When Your AIs Deceive You: Challenges with Partial Observability of Human Evaluators in Reward Learning (01:24:45) OpenAI signs open letter to build AI responsibly just days after Elon Musk sued the company for putting profit ahead of people (01:27:37) AI-generated articles prompt Wikipedia to downgrade CNET’s reliability rating (01:29:40) Malicious AI models on Hugging Face backdoor users’ machines (01:32:25) China offers AI computing ‘vouchers’ to its underpowered start-ups Synthetic Media & Art (01:34:18) Trump supporters target black voters with faked AI images (01:37:10) AI-Generated Kara Swisher Biographies Flood Amazon (01:39:55) Inside the World of AI TikTok Spammers (01:43:35) Twitter is becoming a 'ghost town' of bots as AI-generated spam content floods the internet Fun! (01:46:35) Man tries to steal driverless car in L.A., doesn’t get far: police
Our 157th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there’s a video version on YouTube. Bonus plug: also check out this new book by Stanford AI expert, bestselling author, and Last Week in AI supporter Jerry Kaplan! Generative Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai Timestamps + links: (00:00:00) Intro / Banter Tools & Apps (00:04:55) Google apologizes for ‘missing the mark’ after Gemini generated racially diverse Nazis (00:15:07) Stability announces Stable Diffusion 3, a next-gen AI image generator (00:19:04) Mistral AI releases new model to rival GPT-4 and its own chat assistant (00:24:56) Windows just got its own Magic Eraser to AI-modify your photos (00:25:47) Adobe previews new cutting-edge generative AI tools for crafting and editing custom audio (00:27:47) AI video wars heat up as Pika adds Lip Sync powered by ElevenLabs Applications & Business (00:30:09) Microsoft Strikes Deal with France’s Mistral AI (00:33:45) Figure Raises $675M at $2.6B Valuation and Signs Collaboration Agreement with OpenAI (00:37:05) Nvidia posts record revenue up 265% on booming AI business (00:39:54) MediaTek’s latest chipsets are now ‘optimized’ for Gemini Nano (00:41:28) Tumblr’s owner is striking deals with OpenAI and Midjourney for training data, says report (00:43:45) Mistral AI models coming soon to Amazon Bedrock Projects & Open Source (00:44:34) Generative AI Startup Mistral Releases Free ‘Open-Source’ 7.3B Parameter LLM (00:46:57) Google Delves Deeper Into Open Source with Launch of Gemma AI Model (00:51:10) Microsoft releases its internal generative AI red teaming tool to the public (00:54:25) Introducing Phind-70B – closing the code quality gap with GPT-4 Turbo while running 4x faster Research & Advancements (00:57:51) Genie: Generative Interactive Environments (01:07:08) Griffin: Mixing Gated Linear Recurrences with Local Attention for Efficient Language Models (01:15:16) Quantum Circuit Optimization with AlphaTensor (01:20:56) Back to Basics: Revisiting REINFORCE Style Optimization for Learning from Human Feedback in LLMs (01:22:10) Repetition Improves Language Model Embeddings Policy & Safety (01:25:45) AI Warfare Is Already Here (01:29:36) Man admits to paying magician $150 to create anti-Biden robocall (01:32:45) Google DeepMind forms a new org focused on AI safety (01:34:53)  Facebook whistleblower, AI godfather join hundreds calling for deepfake regulation US regulators investigate whether OpenAI investors were misled, say reports (01:36:51)  Users Say Microsoft's AI Has Alternate Personality as Godlike AGI That Demands to Be Worshipped Synthetic Media & Art (01:40:23) The Intercept, Raw Story, and AlterNet sue OpenAI and Microsoft (01:41:15) A viral photo of a guy smoking in McDonald's is completely fake — and of course made by AI Fun! (01:42:54) Impossible AI Food
Our 156th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai Timestamps + links: (00:00:00) Intro / Banter Tools & Apps(00:02:16) OpenAI introduces Sora, its text-to-video AI model (00:13:24) Gemini 1.5 is Google’s next-gen AI model — and it’s already almost ready (00:24:00) Groq AI model goes viral and rivals ChatGPT, challenges Elon Musk’s Grok (00:29:26) Introducing IP Adapters: Create Consistent Game Assets in Seconds (00:31:36) Report: OpenAI working on web search product (00:33:20) Adobe Acrobat adds generative AI to ‘easily chat with documents’ Applications & Business(00:34:17) Sam Altman owns OpenAI's venture capital fund (00:38:17) Reddit Signs AI Content Licensing Deal Ahead of IPO (00:41:15) Nvidia reveals its Eos supercomputer for AI processing sporting 4,608 H100 GPUs (00:44:41) Google quietly launches internal AI model named 'Goose' to help employees write code faster, leaked documents show (00:46:24) Chinese start-up Moonshot AI raises US$1 billion in funding round led by Alibaba and VC HongShan amid strong interest for OpenAI-type firms (00:50:06)  AI Computing Firm Lambda Raises $320 Million in Fresh Funding (00:51:01) Exclusive: Ex-Salesforce Co-CEO Bret Taylor and longtime Googler Clay Bavor raised $110 million to bring AI ‘agents’ to business Projects & Open Source(00:51:41) BioMistral: A Collection of Open-Source Pretrained Large Language Models for Medical Domains (00:54:33) Nomic AI Releases the First Fully Open-Source Long Context Text Embedding Model that Surpasses OpenAI Ada-002 Performance on Various Benchmarks Research & Advancements(00:57:33) Meta unveils V-JEPA AI model that improves training by learning from video (01:04:51) Chain-of-Thought Reasoning Without Prompting (01:09:45) OS-Copilot: Towards Generalist Computer Agents with Self-Improvement (01:11:40) World Model on Million-Length Video And Language With RingAttention (01:15:00) Amazon AGI Team Say Their AI Is Showing "Emergent Abilities" Policy & Safety(01:17:15) Hackers for China, Russia and Others Used OpenAI Systems, Report Says (01:21:15) House leaders launch bipartisan artificial intelligence task force (01:25:08) Your fingerprints can be recreated from the sounds made when you swipe on a touchscreen — Chinese and US researchers show new side channel can reproduce fingerprints to enable attacks (01:27:05) States are introducing 50 AI-related bills per week (01:28:12) Air Canada found liable for chatbot's bad advice on plane tickets (01:30:26) The FTC warned about ‘quiet’ TOS changes for AI training. Here’s why it might not be enough Synthetic Media & Art(01:32:13) Sarah Silverman’s lawsuit against OpenAI partially dismissed Fun & Miscellaneous (01:36:14) A Visual Guide to Mamba and State Space Models (01:38:00) Scientific Journal Publishes AI-Generated Rat with Gigantic Penis In Worrying Incident (01:40:50) Helen Mirren Rips Up AI-Generated Speech at American Cinematheque Awards (01:41:40) Microsoft's game-changing Super Bowl ad
Our 155th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Correction: Andrey said CLIP came out with DALL-E 2; it came out alongside the first DALL-E. Check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there’s a video version on YouTube. Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai Timestamps + links: (00:00:00) Intro / Banter Tools & Apps(00:03:45) ChatGPT is getting ‘memory’ to remember who you are and what you like (00:08:20) Reka Flash: An Efficient and Capable Multimodal Language Model (00:14:22) Say What? Chat With RTX Brings Custom Chatbot to NVIDIA RTX AI PCs Applications & Business(00:17:49) Sam Altman Seeks Trillions of Dollars to Reshape Business of Chips and AI (00:26:12) Report: China’s SMIC to begin production of 5nm chips for Huawei (00:30:32) A crowd destroyed a driverless Waymo car in San Francisco (00:34:18) OpenAI reportedly developing two AI agents to automate entire work processes (00:37:23) Cruise names first chief safety officer following crash and controversy Projects & Open Source(00:39:15) Cohere for AI launches open source LLM for 101 languages (00:43:10 ) BUD-E: ENHANCING AI VOICE ASSISTANTS’ CONVERSATIONAL QUALITY, NATURALNESS AND EMPATHY (00:47:36) EVA-CLIP-18B: Scaling CLIP to 18 Billion Parameters (00:51:30) Introducing Stable Cascade Research & Advancements(00:53:14) SELF-DISCOVER: Large Language Models Self-Compose Reasoning Structures (01:01:30) BlackMamba: Mixture of Experts for State-Space Models (01:05:34) An Interactive Agent Foundation Model (01:09:00) Grandmaster-Level Chess Without Search (01:13:42) More Agents Is All You Need (01:16:04) MusicMagus: Zero-Shot Text-to-Music Editing via Diffusion Models Policy & Safety(01:16:41) Debating with More Persuasive LLMs Leads to More Truthful Answers (01:23:49) In Big Tech’s backyard, California lawmaker unveils landmark AI bill (01:28:06) AI Deployed Nukes 'to Have Peace in the World' in Tense War Simulation (01:31:32) Protesters gather outside OpenAI office, opposing military AI and AGI (01:35:43) AI safeguards can easily be broken, UK Safety Institute finds Synthetic Media & Art(01:39:35) Stability, Midjourney, Runway hit back in AI art lawsuit (01:42:25) AI Companies Take Hit as Judge Says Artists Have “Public Interest” In Pursuing Lawsuits (01:44:42) Outro
Our 154th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai Correction: Andrey mentioned "State space machines", he meant "State space models" Timestamps + links: (00:00:00) Intro / Banter Tools & Apps(00:02:06) Google Releases Gemini, an A.I.-Driven Chatbot and Voice Assistant (00:05:56) Copilot gets a big redesign and a new way to edit your AI-generated images (00:09:40) Arc Search's AI responses launched as an unfettered experience with no guardrails (00:12:40) Brilliant Labs’s Frame glasses serve as multimodal AI assistant (00:15:30) Stability AI launches SVD 1.1, a diffusion model for more consistent AI videos (00:16:18) OpenAI launches ChatGPT app for Apple Vision Pro Applications & Business(00:19:04) A Waymo robotaxi hit a cyclist in San Francisco – here’s what happened (00:23:30) Canon plans to disrupt chipmaking with low-cost “stamp” machine (00:27:33) US industry group calls for multilateral chip export controls to address disadvantage over Korea, other allies (00:30:10) U.S. blocks shipment of 24 Nvidia AI GPUs to China over concerns about self-driving truck company (00:32:24) Nvidia reportedly selects Intel Foundry Services for GPU packaging production — could produce over 300,000 H100 GPUs per month Projects & Open Source(00:37:23) Allen Institute for AI launches open and transparent OLMo large language model (00:42:46) Meet ‘Smaug-72B’: The new king of open-source AI (00:47:02) Introducing Qwen1.5 (00:50:54) Hugging Face launches open source AI assistant maker to rival OpenAI’s custom GPTs (00:53:20)  Apple releases ‘MGIE’, a revolutionary AI model for instruction-based image editing Research & Advancements(00:54:30) Learning Universal Predictors (01:01:00) Can Mamba Learn How to Learn? A Comparative Study on In-Context Learning Tasks (01:04:40) MusicRL: Aligning Music Generation to Human Preferences (01:05:47) FP6-LLM: Efficiently Serving Large Language Models Through FP6-CentricAlgorithm-System Co-Design (01:09:06) AgentBoard: An Analytical Evaluation Board of Multi-turn LLM Agents (01:12:36) Specialized Language Models with Cheap Inference from Limited Domain Data Policy & Safety(01:13:22) EU’s AI Act passes last big hurdle on the way to adoption (01:17:04) Building an early warning system for LLM-aided biological threat creation (01:23:44) FCC votes to ban scam robocalls that use AI-generated voices (01:24:33) Biden administration names a director of the new AI Safety Institute (01:26:23) OpenAI's GPT-4 finally meets its match: Scots Gaelic smashes safety guardrails Synthetic Media & Art(01:28:04) AI poisoning tool Nightshade received 250,000 downloads in 5 days: ‘beyond anything we imagined’ (01:30:24) Labeling AI-Generated Images on Facebook, Instagram and Threads (01:33:06) OpenAI is adding new watermarks to DALL-E 3 (01:34:38)  Following lawsuit, rep admits “AI” George Carlin was human-written  (01:36:20) Outro
Our 153rd episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there’s a video version on YouTube. Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai Timestamps + links: (00:00:00)  Intro / Banter Synthetic Media & Art (00:03:15) Trolls have flooded X with graphic Taylor Swift AI fakes (00:08:30) YouTube Deletes 1,000 Videos of Celebrity AI Scam Ads (00:10:20) Iceland Has Its Own AI George Carlin Moment, Considers Law Against Deepfaking the Dead (00:12:20) Guns N’ Roses share AI-generated video for ‘The General’ Tools & Apps (00:13:30) Microsoft Makes Swift Changes to AI Tool (00:16:38) OpenAI drops prices and fixes ‘lazy’ GPT-4 that refused to work (00:20:40) ChatGPT's new "@GPT" feature paves the way for OpenAI's vision of a universal assistant (00:23:47)  ChatGPT finally has competition — Google Bard with Gemini just matched it with a huge upgrade (00:26:37) Browser alternatives Brave, Arc, add new AI integrations (00:28:37) Baidu's Ernie AI chatbot to power Samsung's new Galaxy S24 smartphones Applications & Business (00:30:40) AI companies lose $190 billion in market cap after Alphabet and Microsoft report (00:34:25) Cruise wasn’t hiding the pedestrian-dragging video from regulators — it just had bad internet (00:40:32) Hugging Face teams up with Google to accelerate open AI development (00:43:33) Elon Musk's xAI eyes $6 billion funding to challenge ChatGPT maker OpenAI (00:47:22)  AI Chip Startup Rebellions Snags Funding to Challenge Nvidia Projects & Open Source (00:50:07) New open source AI coding tool surpasses its inspiration: Google DeepMind’s AlphaCode (00:53:00) Meta’s free Code Llama AI programming tool closes the gap with GPT-4 (00:54:30) DeepSeek-Coder: When the Large Language Model Meets Programming -- The Rise of Code Intelligence Lighting round Research & Advancements (00:55:50) Meta-Prompting: Enhancing Language Models with Task-Agnostic Scaffolding (01:05:15) EAGLE: Speculative Sampling Requires Rethinking Feature Uncertainty (01:09:20) Are Vision Transformers More Data Hungry Than Newborn Visual Systems? (01:15:52) Circuit Component Reuse Across Tasks in Transformer Language Models (01:20:30) A ‘Shocking’ Amount of the Web Is Already AI-Translated Trash, Scientists Determine Policy & Safety (01:22:45) Taylor Swift AI images prompt US bill to tackle nonconsensual, sexual deepfakes (01:27:50) OpenAI and Google will be required to notify the government about AI models (01:32:12) The campaign to take down the Biden AI executive order (01:33:06) Rep. Jeff Jackson Introduces Bipartisan CLOUD AI Act to Stop China from Remotely Using American Technology to Build AI Tools (01:39:00) AI Startup ElevenLabs Bans Account Blamed for Biden Audio Deepfake (01:40:06) How the West Can Match Russia in Drone Innovation (01:45:15) Outro
Our 152nd episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or jeremie@gladstone.ai Timestamps + links: (00:00:00) Intro / Banter Tools & Apps(00:02:15) Samsung’s latest Galaxy phones offer live translation over phone calls, texts (00:06:16) The Rabbit R1 will receive live info from Perplexity’s AI ‘answer engine’ (00:10:31) Google is using AI to organize and customize your Chrome browser (00:12:10) Adobe’s new AI-powered Premiere Pro features eradicate boring audio editing tasks (00:13:16) Waymo looks to launch full fleet of robotaxis in LA (00:15:16) Tesla finally releases FSD v12, its last hope for self-driving Applications & Business(00:19:45) OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is still chasing billions to build AI chips (00:25:00) Mark Zuckerberg’s new goal is creating artificial general intelligence (00:32:43) AI voice startup ElevenLabs lands $80M round, launches marketplace of cloned voices (00:35:03) Anthropic’s Margins Raise Questions on AI Startups’ Long-Term Profitability (00:38:00) Cohere in talks to raise as much as $1bn as AI arms race heats up (00:39:40) DOJ and FTC push to investigate Microsoft's OpenAI partnership- Politico (00:41:30)  Figure announces commercial agreement with BMW Manufacturing to bring general purpose robots into automotive production Projects & Open Source(00:43:28) Stability AI unveils smaller, more efficient 1.6B language model as part of ongoing innovation Research & Advancements(00:48:58) AlphaGeometry: An Olympiad-level AI system for geometry (00:54:02) Lumiere: A Space-Time Diffusion Model for Video Generation (00:56:33) ChatQA: Building GPT-4 Level Conversational QA Models (00:59:13) Vision Mamba: Efficient Visual Representation Learning with Bidirectional State Space Model (01:01:28) VMamba: Visual State Space Model (01:03:40) Depth Anything: Unleashing the Power of Large-Scale Unlabeled Data Policy & Safety(01:04:40) OpenAI suspends developer behind Dean Phillips bot (01:06:49) Fake Joe Biden robocall tells New Hampshire Democrats not to vote Tuesday  (01:09:10)  Sharing Fake Nude Images Could Become a Federal Crime Under Proposed Law (01:11:00) San Francisco takes legal action over ‘unsafe,’ ‘disruptive’ self-driving cars (01:13:40) Slew of deepfake video adverts of Sunak on Facebook raises alarm over AI risk to election (01:15:55) AI is the buzz, the big opportunity and the risk to watch among the Davos glitterati Synthetic Media & Art(01:20:27) Test Yourself: Which Faces Were Made by A.I.? (01:23:48) AI models that don’t violate copyright are getting a new certification label
Our 151st episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there’s a video version on YouTube. Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai Timestamps + links: (00:00:00) Intro / Banter Tools & Apps(00:02:55) Microsoft’s new Copilot Pro brings AI-powered Office features to the rest of us (00:04:43) Microsoft Copilot is now using the previously-paywalled GPT-4 Turbo, saving you $20 a month (00:07:02) Amazon launches generative AI tool to answer shoppers’ questions Applications & Business(00:08:07) DeepMind spin-off aims to halve drug discovery times following Big Pharma deals (00:13:16) China planning 1,600-core chips that use an entire wafer — similar to American company Cerebras 'wafer-scale' designs (00:17:12)  ChatGPT will have video functionality and more accuracy in future versions — Sam Altman says GPT-5 will be a big improvement (00:19:38) Huawei Teardown Shows 5nm Chip Made in Taiwan, Not China (00:22:15) OpenAI’s news publisher deals reportedly top out at $5 million a year (00:25:04) Inside AI Unicorn Anthropic’s Unusual $750 Million Fundraise (00:28:46) Microsoft executive Dee Templeton joins OpenAI board - Bloomberg News (00:31:33) OpenAI-backed 1X raises another $100M for the race to humanoid robots Projects & Open Source(00:34:25) Meet LLama.cpp: An Open-Source Machine Learning Library to Run the LLaMA Model Using 4-bit Integer Quantization on a MacBook (00:38:06) LLAMA PRO: Progressive LLaMA with Block Expansion (00:43:48) One of the world’s largest AI training datasets is about to get bigger and ‘substantially better’ Research & Advancements(00:47:52) Towards Conversational Diagnostic AI (00:51:50)  Sleeper Agents: Training Deceptive LLMs that Persist Through Safety Training (00:56:27) LLM Augmented LLMs: Expanding Capabilities through Composition (01:02:23) Self-Play Fine-Tuning Converts Weak Language Models to Strong Language Models (01:05:16) Clinical predictive models created by AI are accurate but study-specific, researchers find (01:09:01) Secure, Governable Chips Policy & Safety(01:14:01) US companies and Chinese experts engaged in secret diplomacy on AI safety (01:18:28) China Cyberspace Security Association releases first batch of Chinese basic corpus (01:22:33) OpenAI Bans Use of AI Tools for Campaigning, Voter Suppression (01:24:49) OpenAI Quietly Deletes Ban on Using ChatGPT for “Military and Warfare” Synthetic Media & Art(01:27:20) Musicians Set to Begin Contract Negotiations With Studios On AI, Streaming Priorities (01:29:26) Scammy AI-Generated Book Rewrites Are Flooding Amazon (01:33:15) Deepfaked Celebrity Ads Promoting Medicare Scams Run Rampant on YouTube (01:35:15) Outro
Our 150th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai Timestamps + links: (00:00:00) Intro / Banter Tools & Apps(00:02:49) OpenAI’s custom GPT Store is now open for business (00:06:52) OpenAI debuts ChatGPT subscription aimed at small teams Lighting round(00:09:18) The Rabbit R1 is an AI-powered gadget that can use your apps for you (00:11:18) Amazon’s Alexa gets new generative AI-powered experiences (00:12:55) Google appears to be working on an ‘advanced’ version of Bard that you have to pay for Applications & Business(00:14:24) Nvidia's newest chips are designed to run AI at home as competition from Intel, AMD looms (00:16:52) Valve opens the door to more Steam games developed with AI Lighting round(00:19:16) AI-powered search engine Perplexity AI, now valued at $520M, raises $73.6M (00:21:33) Waymo will start testing robotaxis on Phoenix highways (00:23:24) Getty and Nvidia bring generative AI to stock photos Research & Advancements(00:25:10) DeepMind is trying to train robots for real-world activities (00:29:03) MoE-Mamba: Efficient Selective State Space Models with Mixture of Experts Lighting round(00:33:18) PIXART-δ: Fast and Controllable Image Generation with Latent Consistency Models (00:35:20)  InseRF: Text-Driven Generative Object Insertion in Neural 3D Scenes (00:37:06) The Impact of Reasoning Step Length on Large Language Models (00:39:33) Mixtral of Experts Policy & Safety(00:40:38) Meta and OpenAI have spawned a wave of AI sex companions—and some of them are children (00:46:30) ‘Impossible’ to create AI tools like ChatGPT without copyrighted material, OpenAI says Lighting round(00:49:52) Judges in England and Wales are given cautious approval to use AI in writing legal opinions (00:51:43) Hallucinating Law: Legal Mistakes with Large Language Models are Pervasive Synthetic Media & Art(00:55:09) A list going viral reveals famous artists whose work was used to train AI generator (00:58:28) YouTube is cracking down on AI-generated true crime deepfakes Lighting round(01:00:27) AI-Generated George Carlin Comedy Special Slammed by Comedian’s Daughter (01:01:56) SAG-AFTRA Signs Deal With Voiceover Studio for AI Use in Video Games (01:03:26) Early Mickey Mouse is now in the public domain—and AI is already on the case
Our 149th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there’s a video version on YouTube. Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai Some recommended resources for keeping up with AI research: Davis Summarizes Papers AK’s Substack Deep Learning Weekly NLP News Timestamps + links: (00:00:00) Intro / Banter (00:08:13) Reflections on 2023 Tools & Apps (00:26:32) Midjourney Version 6: Look Ma, Text! (00:32:09) Baidu's ChatGPT-like Ernie Bot has more than 100 mln users (00:36:05) Android Auto will have Google Assistant summarize your messages with AI (00:37:00) Some of the Samsung Galaxy S24's key AI features just leaked (00:38:33) Microsoft quietly launches dedicated Copilot app for Android Applications & Business (00:39:00) Anthropic forecasts more than $850 mln in annualized revenue rate by 2024-end (00:42:25) Anthropic, the OpenAI rival, is in talks to raise $750 million in funding at an $18.4 billion valuation (00:44:10) OpenAI annualized revenue tops $1.6 billion (00:44:46) Nvidia releases slower, less powerful AI chip for China (00:47:30) SMIC is reportedly working on 3nm process technology despite US sanctions (00:50:16) Huawei Files A Patent That Enhances Wafer Alignment And Efficiency, Hinting At The Company’s Self-Built Fabrication Plants (00:52:36) ASML ships first "High NA" lithography system to Intel -statement Research & Advancements (00:54:45) Unified-IO 2: Scaling Autoregressive Multimodal Models with Vision, Language, Audio, and Action (00:59:11) Task Contamination: Language Models May Not Be Few-Shot Anymore (01:02:49) Evaluating Language-Model Agents on Realistic Autonomous Tasks (01:08:14) TinyGPT-V: Efficient Multimodal Large Language Model via Small Backbones (01:09:47) Improving Text Embeddings with Large Language Models (01:10:41) DeWave: Discrete EEG Waves Encoding for Brain Dynamics to Text Translation Policy & Safety (01:13:23) The Times Sues OpenAI and Microsoft Over A.I. Use of Copyrighted Work (01:18:12) Congress warns science agency over AI grant to tech-linked think tank (01:21:48) Elon Musk’s xAI Jumps on the Bandwagon of Rich Startups 'Benefiting Humanity' (01:23:40) Outro
Our 148th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai Timestamps + links: (00:00:00) Intro / Banter Tools & Apps(00:02:43) Google Deepmind unveils its most advanced AI image generator, Imagen 2 (00:08:21) Anthropic will help users if they get sued for copyright infringement (00:13:50) Midjourney Alpha is here with AI image generations on the web (00:16:34) Instagram introduces gen-AI powered background editing tool (00:17:09) Microsoft drastically expands Azure AI Studio to include Llama 2 Model-as-a-Service, GPT-4 Turbo with Vision (00:18:54) ChatGPT Is Apparently Becoming Lazy as It Has Started Asking Users to Solve Their Own Problems (00:22:17) You can create your own AI songs with this new Copilot extension (00:23:57) Stability AI announces paid membership for commercial use of its models Applications & Business(00:25:42) ByteDance is secretly using OpenAI’s tech to build a competitor (00:31:55) Intel unveils new AI chip to compete with Nvidia and AMD (00:36:36) Chinese chip-related companies shutting down with record speed — 10,900, or around 30 per day, shut down in 2023 (00:40:11) TSMC mentions 1.4nm process tech for the first time, says 2nm remains on track (00:42:57) Meta has done something that will get Nvidia and AMD very, very worried — it gave up on GPU and CPU to take a RISC-y route for AI training and inference acceleration (00:46:17) Nvidia rushes to deliver modified AI GPU chips to China customers, allegedly places 'Super Hot Run' priority order with TSMC (00:49:17) Sam Altman’s OpenAI agrees to pay German media giant Axel Springer for using its content to train AI models Projects & Open Source(00:52:20) Introducing DeciLM-7B: The Fastest and Most Accurate 7 Billion-Parameter LLM to Date (00:57:27) Introducing Stable Zero123: Quality 3D Object Generation from Single Images Research & Advancements(01:00:42) FunSearch: Making new discoveries in mathematical sciences using Large Language Models (01:09:12) OpenAI Demos a Control Method for Superintelligent AI (01:16:41) Cheating Fears Over Chatbots Were Overblown, New Research Suggests (01:18:13) SwitchHead: Accelerating Transformers with Mixture-of-Experts Attention (01:20:04) CogAgent: A Visual Language Model for GUI Agents (01:21:10) Limits to the Energy Efficiency of CMOS Microprocessors Policy & Safety(01:24:24) OpenAI announces ‘Preparedness Framework’ to track and mitigate AI risks (01:32:08) Pro-China YouTube Network Used A.I. to Malign U.S., Report Finds (01:37:07) AI is a danger to the financial system, regulators warn for the first time (01:38:42) Anonymous Sudan hacking group sets sights on ChatGPT (01:40:33) Scenario planning for an AGI future (01:42:51) The widening web of effective altruism in AI security Synthetic Media & Art(01:49:22) Facebook Is Being Overrun With Stolen, AI-Generated Images That People Think Are Real (01:52:34) Pakistan’s former prime minister is using an AI voice clone to campaign from prison
Our 147th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Correction: Gemini also supports audio Also check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there’s a video version on YouTube. Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai Timestamps + links: (00:00:00) Intro/Sponsor Read Tools & Apps (00:03:00) Google Just Launched Gemini, Its Long-Awaited Answer to ChatGPT (00:14:15) Google’s best Gemini demo was faked  (00:19:33) Early impressions of Google’s Gemini aren’t great (00:22:30) Google unveils AlphaCode 2, powered by Gemini (00:24:50) Pixel 8 Pro — the first smartphone with AI built in — is now running Gemini Nano (00:25:55) Meta unveils Audiobox, an AI that clones voices and generates ambient sounds (00:29:55) Oops! Elon Musk's Grok AI Caught Plagiarizing OpenAI's ChatGPT (00:33:21) Elon Musk Fans Horrified When His Grok AI Immediately "Goes Woke" (00:34:51) Gmail’s AI-powered spam detection is its biggest security upgrade in years (00:35:55) Augmenting Local AI with Browser Data: Introducing MemoryCache Applications & Business (00:37:23) Meta and Microsoft say they will buy AMD’s new AI chip as an alternative to Nvidia’s (00:42:02) China poised to break 5nm barrier — Huawei lists 5nm processor presumably built with SMIC tech, defying U.S. sanctions (00:46:44) OpenAI’s Altman Ouster Was Result of Drawn-Out Tensions (00:50:20) The OpenAI Board Member Who Clashed With Sam Altman Shares Her Side (00:51:46)  Google announces the Cloud TPU v5p, its most powerful AI accelerator yet (00:54:08) Tesla’s Dojo Supercomputer Head Exits in Blow to Efforts (00:56:45) AssemblyAI lands $50M to build and serve AI speech models (00:57:41) Sydney-based generative AI art platform Leonardo.Ai raises $31M Projects & Open Source (00:59:20) Mixtral of experts (01:05:50) Meta AI unveils ‘Seamless’ translator for real-time communication across languages (01:07:07) Paving the way to efficient architectures: StripedHyena-7B, open source models offering a glimpse into a world beyond Transformers (01:10:15) Introducing Purple Llama for Safe and Responsible AI Development Research & Advancements (01:13:21) WALT is a new AI video tool that creates photorealistic clips from a single image — you have to see it to believe it (01:14:20) Long context prompting for Claude 2.1 (01:17:40) Real-World Humanoid Locomotion with Reinforcement Learning (01:19:04) Defending ChatGPT against jailbreak attack via self-reminders (01:21:20) Beyond Human Data: Scaling Self-Training for Problem-Solving with Language Models (01:23:40) Who is leading in AI? An analysis of industry AI research Policy & Safety (01:26:41) E.U. Agrees on Landmark Artificial Intelligence Rules (01:33:58) More Trouble Brews For Microsoft As FTC Allegedly Starts Inquiring Into OpenAI Investment (01:39:12) Asking ChatGPT to Repeat Words ‘Forever’ Is Now a Terms of Service Violation (01:41:22)  US in talks with Nvidia about AI chip sales to China (01:44:12) MIT group releases white papers on governance of AI (01:47:25) G7 agrees on first comprehensive guidelines for generative AI Synthetic Media & Art (01:49:03) High Court rules that Getty v Stability AI case can proceed (01:52:55) Top Execs at Sports Illustrated's Publisher Fired After AI Debacle (01:55:57) Outro
Our 146th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Note: this one is coming out a bit late, sorry! We'll have a new ep with coverage of the big news about Gemini and the EU AI Act out soon though. Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai Timestamps + links: (00:00:00) Intro/Banter Tools & Apps(00:02:03) ChatGPT’s 1-year anniversary: how it changed the world (00:06:15) Perplexity AI Introduces New Online LLMs for Real-Time Information Access  (00:11:45) Intuit Adds Generative AI-Powered Tax Prep to TurboTax (00:12:57) Microsoft Paint’s DALL-E 3 integration is rolling out on Windows 11 (00:13:56) Mastercard launches Shopping Muse, an AI to help consumers find the perfect gift (00:14:54) Voicemod will now let you create and share your own AI voices (00:16:15) Amazon finally releases its own AI-powered image generator Applications & Business(00:17:48) Ego, Fear and Money: How the A.I. Fuse Was Lit (00:20:39) Sam Altman returns as CEO, OpenAI has a new initial board (00:25:48) Google is reportedly pushing the launch of its Gemini AI to 2024 (00:27:38) OpenAI Agreed to Buy $51 Million of AI Chips From a Startup Backed by CEO Sam Altman (00:29:03) US Compels Saudi Fund to Exit AI Chip Startup Backed by Altman (00:30:15) OpenAI Rival Mistral Nears $2 Billion Valuation With Andreessen Horowitz Backing (00:31:57) US artificial intelligence leader OpenAI applies for GPT-6, GPT-7 trademarks in China (00:32:59) CoreWeave backed by Fidelity and Jane Street at $7 billion valuation as cloud provider bolsters status as one of AI’s hottest startups (00:34:14) AWS debuts next-generation Graviton4 and Trainium2 chips for cloud and AI workloads (00:35:08) Together lands $102.5M investment to grow its cloud for training generative AI (00:36:09) Indian AI Video Startup Rephrase.ai Announces Acquisition by Adobe (00:36:40) Report: Stability AI Positioning Itself for Acquisition Projects & Open Source(00:39:31) ChatGPT's One-year Anniversary: Are Open-Source Large Language Models Catching up? (00:43:50) China Open Sources DeepSeek LLM, Outperforms Llama 2 and Claude-2 Research & Advancements(00:48:37) Google DeepMind AI reveals potential for thousands of new materials (00:54:11) Researchers quantify the carbon footprint of generating AI images (00:56:40) Adopting and expanding ethical principles for generative artificial intelligence from military to healthcare (00:57:51) White-Box Transformers via Sparse Rate Reduction: Compression Is All There Is? (01:00:09) Can Generalist Foundation Models Outcompete Special-Purpose Tuning? Case Study in Medicine (01:02:30) MMMU: A Massive Multi-discipline Multimodal Understanding and Reasoning Benchmark for Expert AGI Policy & Safety(01:05:19) ChatGPT can leak training data, violate privacy, says Google's DeepMind (01:12:45) UK to invest £500M more in AI compute capacity, launch five new quantum projects (01:13:39) Microsoft's $3.2 bln UK investment to drive AI growth (01:14:35) A new Pentagon program aims to speed up decisions on what AI tech is trustworthy enough to deploy (01:16:06) US gov fires a warning shot at Nvidia: 'We cannot let China get these chips... If you redesign a chip that enables them to do AI, I'm going to control it the very next day' (01:19:13) The UAE’s leading AI CEO addresses bombshell New York Times report alleging China ties, says he didn’t finish reading the story (01:21:07) Meta updates political advertising rules to cover AI-generated images and videos Synthetic Media & Art(01:22:34) AnyDream: Secretive AI Platform Broke Stripe Rules to Rake in Money from Nonconsensual Pornographic Deepfakes (01:25:02) Outro
Our 145th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news, this time around with guest co-hosts Kevin and Gavin from AI For Humans podcast Check out the AI For Humans episode on which Andrey and Jeremie guest co-host here. Also check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there’s a video version on YouTube. Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai Timestamps + links: Tools & Apps (06:00) OpenAI rival Anthropic makes its Claude chatbot even more useful (12:33) Stability AI debuts Stable Video Diffusion models in research preview (16:33) Generative Video Startup Pika Labs Launches Version 1.0, Raises $55 Million in Funding (25:25) Screenshots show xAI’s chatbot Grok on X’s web app (30:37) Amazon Introduces Q, an A.I. Chatbot for Companies Applications & Business (34:28) Unpacking the hype around OpenAI’s rumored new Q* model (47:37) NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal 2024 (52:40) Nvidia Delays Rollout Of China-Focused AI Chip: Report (56:31) Share sale set to test financial impact of OpenAI’s leadership turmoil (58:55) Amazon and Salesforce Expand Partnership to Add New AI Capabilities (59:55) AI21 takes Series C to $208 million with additional $53 million in funding Projects & Open Source (01:03:15) Starling-7B: Increasing LLM Helpfulness & Harmlessness with RLAIF (01:12:10) Defending your voice against deepfakes Research & Advancements (01:16:07) Orca 2: Teaching Small Language Models How to Reason (01:22:16) New technique can accelerate language models by 300x (01:23:35) DeepMind Says New Multi-Game AI Is a Step Toward More General Intelligence (01:27:00) GAIA: A Benchmark for General AI Assistants (01:30:45) Language Models are Super Mario: Absorbing Abilities from Homologous Models as a Free Lunch Policy & Safety (01:33:42) US, Britain, other countries ink agreement to make AI 'secure by design' (01:36:07) Chinese GPU recycling factories have a workaround for the US government's newly imposed export rules — modified NVIDIA RTX 4090 cards serve as great AI accelerators (01:39:00) The EU AI Act needs Foundation Model Regulation Putin to boost AI work in Russia to fight a Western monopoly he says is ‘unacceptable and dangerous’ Inside U.S. Efforts to Untangle an A.I. Giant’s Ties to China (01:41:55) More than half of Americans are worried about AI than excited (01:46:10) State Dept prioritizes ‘AI-ready workforce’ in its first AI strategy US chip export ban is hurting China’s AI startups, not so much the giants yet Synthetic Media & Art (01:48:18) Sarah Silverman Hits Stumbling Block In AI Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Meta (01:52:23) Outro
Our 144th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news, now back with the usual hosts! Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai Timestamps + links: (00:00) Intro/Banter Applications & Business (01:30)  Sam Altman Is Reinstated as OpenAI’s Chief Executive Before Altman’s Ouster, OpenAI’s Board Was Divided and Feuding (20:05) Cruise co-founder and CEO Kyle Vogt resigns GM Cruise cofounder, senior exec Dan Kan quits day after CEO exit (22:30) GM’s Self-Driving Car Unit Skids Off Course (24:00) Leaked email shows Amazon is cutting 'several hundred' jobs across Alexa business, including the newly launched Artificial General Intelligence team (25:35) US Chip Ban Fallout Spreads as Alibaba Scraps Cloud Spinoff (27:48) Tencent Stockpiled Enough NVIDIA AI GPUs To Last Them A Couple More Generations (29:44) Nvidia teases its most powerful GPU ever — no, it's not the newly-announced H200, but the 2024-bound B100 Blackwell AI powerhouse (31:37) US Launches $3 Billion Effort to Boost Advanced Chip Packaging (34:50) Meta disbanded its Responsible AI team Tools & Apps (38:15) Meta launches AI-based video editing tools (39:48) Discord is already killing Clyde, its experimental OpenAI chatbot (40:50) Be My Eyes AI offers GPT-4-powered support for blind Microsoft customers Projects & Open Source (42:25) Kyutai is a French AI research lab with a $330 million budget that will make everything open source Research & Advancements (45:43) Technical Report: Large Language Models can Strategically Deceive their Users when Put Under Pressure (53:35) Meet JARVIS-1: Open-World Multi-Task Agents with Memory-Augmented Multimodal Language Models (58:10) NVIDIA’s “NeMo” Model Now Tuned For Chip Development, Showing Exceptional Results (01:00:33) UFOGen: You Forward Once Large Scale Text-to-Image Generation via Diffusion GANs Policy & Safety (01:02:35) President Biden Issues Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (01:12:44) Tech firms to allow vetting of AI tools, as Musk warns all human jobs threatened As A.I.-Controlled Killer Drones Become Reality, Nations Debate Limits (01:16:41) France, Germany and Italy join forces to propose unified AI regulation in the EU (01:22:02) UK will refrain from regulating AI ‘in the short term’ (01:24:31) If you get sued for an AI-generated creative work, OpenAI says it will protect you while Anthropic says you're on your own (01:29:41) China tightens rare-earth export curbs amid tension with U.S. Synthetic Media & Art (01:32:45) Microsoft AI Image Generator Blocks ‘Disney’ After Viral Movie Poster Trend
Our 143rd episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news, now back with the usual hosts! Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai Check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there’s a video version on YouTube. Timestamps + links: Applications & Business(02:53) Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI (12:00) Everything announced at OpenAI’s first developer event (16:05) GM's Cruise suspends supervised and manual car trips, expands probes (18:30) Under Fire Over Robotaxi Safety, GM Halts Production Of Cruise Driverless Van (20:55) Microsoft unveils first AI chip, Maia 100, and Cobalt CPU (21:35) AV Startup May Mobility Locks Up Another $105M From NTT, Toyota (22:38) Aleph Alpha raises $500m Series B in Europe’s third-largest AI round ever (23:22) AI startup Twelve Labs attracts US$10 mln from Nvidia, Intel, others (24:16) Defense Tech Startup Shield AI Raises $200M At $2.7B Valuation Tools & Apps(25:00) Elon Musk debuts 'Grok' AI bot to rival ChatGPT, others (27:38) Brave responds to Bing and ChatGPT with a new ‘anonymous and secure’ AI chatbot (30:03) ChatGPT is combining its different abilities into a single ‘Voltron-style’ chat (31:01) LinkedIn's new AI chatbot wants to help you get a job (32:07) Meet Samsung's Answer to ChatGPT: A New AI Model Called Gauss (33:33) Humane’s AI Pin: all the news about the new AI-powered wearable Projects & Open Source(36:06) Valued at $1B, Kai-Fu Lee’s LLM startup unveils open source model Research & Advancements(40:03) Google DeepMind wants to define what counts as artificial general intelligence (42:35) Google DeepMind breaks new ground with ‘Mirasol3B’ for advanced video analysis (45:15) MetNet-3: A state-of-the-art neural weather model available in Google products (46:06) Instant3D: Instant Text-to-3D Generation (47:54) Title:One-2-3-45++: Fast Single Image to 3D Objects with Consistent Multi-View Generation and 3D Diffusion (49:12) Holistic Evaluation of Text-To-Image Models Policy & Safety(51:37) Biden Issues Executive Order to Create A.I. Safeguards (56:10) Amy Klobuchar and John Thune introduce legislation for creating generative AI framework (57:55) Midjourney, Stability AI and DeviantArt win a victory in copyright case by artists — but the fight continues (01:00:19) At UK's AI Summit developers and govts agree on testing to help manage risks (01:02:15) White faces generated by AI are more convincing than photos, finds survey Synthetic Media & Art(01:04:12) Striking Actors and Hollywood Studios Agree to a Deal (01:07:46) Google is embedding inaudible watermarks right into its AI generated music (01:10:10) YouTube previews AI tool that clones famous singers — with their permission (01:11:08) Microsoft is bringing AI characters to Xbox (01:11:49) CBS News Launches New Venture To Identify AI Deepfakes And Misinformation
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