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Our 174rd episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! With hosts Andrey Kurenkov (https://twitter.com/andrey_kurenkov) and Jeremie Harris (https://twitter.com/jeremiecharris) In this episode of Last Week in AI, we delve into the latest advancements and challenges in the AI industry, highlighting new features from Figma and Quora, regulatory pressures on OpenAI, and significant investments in AI infrastructure. Key topics include AMD's acquisition of Silo AI, Elon Musk's GPU cluster plans for XAI, unique AI model training methods, and the nuances of AI copying and memory constraints. We discuss developments in AI's visual perception, real-time knowledge updates, and the need for transparency and regulation in AI content labeling and licensing. See full episode notes here. Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ If you would like to become a sponsor for the newsletter, podcast, or both, please fill out this form. Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekinai.com and/or hello@gladstone.ai   Timestamps + links: (00:00:00) Intro AI Song (00:00:41) Pre News Banter Tools & Apps(00:07:09) Odyssey Building 'Hollywood-Grade' AI Text-to-Video Model to Compete With Sora, Gen-3 Alpha (00:10:28) Anthropic’s Claude adds a prompt playground to quickly improve your AI apps (00:15:06) Figma pauses its new AI feature after Apple controversy (00:18:30) Quora’s Poe now lets users create and share web apps (00:20:54) Suno launches iPhone app — now you can make AI music on the go Applications & Business(00:21:42) Groq unveils lightning-fast LLM engine; developer base rockets past 280K in 4 months (00:27:03) Microsoft and Apple ditch OpenAI board seats amid regulatory scrutiny (00:29:39) OpenAI and Arianna Huffington are working together on an ‘AI health coach’ (00:33:38) AI coding startup Magic seeks $1.5-billion valuation in new funding round, sources say (00:37:01) Sequoia and Andreessen Horowitz Clash Over AI Chip Supplies Amid Gen AI Boom (00:43:30) Elon Musk Reveals Plans To Make World’s “Most Powerful” 100,000 NVIDIA GPU AI Cluster (00:46:25) AMD plans to acquire Silo AI in $665 million deal (00:48:00) AI robotics startup raises US$300 million, including from Jeff Bezos (00:52:11) Intel begins groundwork on Magdeburg chip fab despite 13 remaining regulatory and environmental objections Research & Advancements(00:55:21) Learning to (Learn at Test Time): RNNs with Expressive Hidden States (01:03:12) Data curation via joint example selection further accelerates multimodal learning (01:09:11) CopyBench: Measuring Literal and Non-Literal Reproduction of Copyright-Protected Text in Language Model Generation (01:13:25) Just read twice: closing the recall gap for recurrent language models (01:15:25) CodeUpdateArena: Benchmarking Knowledge Editing on API Updates (01:18:31) Composable Interventions for Language Models (01:24:09) Mind-reading AI recreates what you're looking at with amazing accuracy Policy & Safety(01:26:49) Covert Malicious Finetuning (01:31:23) OpenAI’s week of security issues (01:36:39) Here’s how OpenAI will determine how powerful its AI systems are (01:39:56) Me, Myself and AI: The Situational Awareness Dataset for LLMs (01:44:34) Exclusive: OpenAI partners with Los Alamos to study AI in the lab (01:47:36) Judge dismisses coders’ DMCA claims against Microsoft, OpenAI and GitHub (01:49:55) A former OpenAI safety employee said he quit because the company's leaders were 'building the Titanic' and wanted 'newer, shinier' things to sell Synthetic Media & Art(01:52:46) Vimeo joins YouTube and TikTok in launching new AI content labels (01:54:50) Tech Startup Aims to Help Media License Content for AI Training (01:57:23) Etsy adds AI-generated item guidelines in new seller policy  (01:59:44) Bumble users can now report profiles that use AI-generated photos (02:02:05) Outro + AI Song
Our 173rd episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! With hosts Andrey Kurenkov (https://twitter.com/andrey_kurenkov) and Jeremie Harris (https://twitter.com/jeremiecharris) See full episode notes here. Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ If you would like to become a sponsor for the newsletter, podcast, or both, please fill out this form. Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekinai.com and/or hello@gladstone.ai In this episode of Last Week in AI, we explore the latest advancements and debates in the AI field, including Google's release of Gemini 1.5, Meta's upcoming LLaMA 3, and Runway's Gen 3 Alpha video model. We discuss emerging AI features, legal disputes over data usage, and China's competition in AI. The conversation spans innovative research developments, cost considerations of AI architectures, and policy changes like the U.S. Supreme Court striking down Chevron deference. We also cover U.S. export controls on AI chips to China, workforce development in the semiconductor industry, and Bridgewater's new AI-driven financial fund, evaluating the broader financial and regulatory impacts of AI technologies.   Timestamps + links: (00:00:00) Intro / Banter Tools & Apps(00:03:24) Google opens up Gemini 1.5 Flash, Pro with 2M tokens to the public (00:08:47) Meta is about to launch its biggest Llama model yet — here’s why it’s a big deal (00:12:38) Runway’s Gen-3 Alpha AI video model now available – but there’s a catch (00:16:28) This is Google AI, and it's coming to the Pixel 9 (00:17:30) AI Firm ElevenLabs Sets Audio Reader Pact With Judy Garland, James Dean, Burt Reynolds and Laurence Olivier Estates (00:20:06) Perplexity’s ‘Pro Search’ AI upgrade makes it better at math and research (00:23:12) Gemini’s data-analyzing abilities aren’t as good as Google claims Applications & Business(00:26:38) Quora’s Chatbot Platform Poe Allows Users to Download Paywalled Articles on Demand (00:32:04) Huawei and Wuhan Xinxin to develop high-bandwidth memory chips amid US restrictions (00:34:57) Alibaba’s large language model tops global ranking of AI developer platform Hugging Face (00:39:01) Here comes a Meta Ray-Bans challenger with ChatGPT-4o and a camera (00:43:35) Apple’s Phil Schiller is reportedly joining OpenAI’s board (00:47:26) AI Video Startup Runway Looking to Raise $450 Million Projects & Open Source(00:48:10) Kyutai Open Sources Moshi: A Real-Time Native Multimodal Foundation AI Model that can Listen and Speak (00:50:44) MMEvalPro: Calibrating Multimodal Benchmarks Towards Trustworthy and Efficient Evaluation (00:53:47) Anthropic Pushes for Third-Party AI Model Evaluations (00:57:29) Mozilla Llamafile, Builders Projects Shine at AI Engineers World's Fair Research & Advancements(00:59:26) Researchers upend AI status quo by eliminating matrix multiplication in LLMs (01:05:55) AI Agents That Matter (01:12:09) WARP: On the Benefits of Weight Averaged Rewarded Policies (01:17:20) Scaling Synthetic Data Creation with 1,000,000,000 Personas (01:24:16) Found in the Middle: Calibrating Positional Attention Bias Improves Long Context Utilization Policy & Safety(01:26:32) With Chevron’s demise, AI regulation seems dead in the water (01:33:40) Nvidia to make $12bn from AI chips in China this year despite US controls (01:37:52) Uncle Sam relies on manual processes to oversee restrictions on Huawei, other Chinese tech players (01:40:57) U.S. government addresses critical workforce shortages for the semiconductor industry with new program (01:42:42) Bridgewater starts $2 billion fund that uses machine learning for decision-making and will include models from OpenAI, Anthropic and Perplexity (01:47:57) Outro
Our 172nd episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! With hosts Andrey Kurenkov (https://twitter.com/andrey_kurenkov) and Jeremie Harris (https://twitter.com/jeremiecharris) Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ If you would like to become a sponsor for the newsletter, podcast, or both, please fill out this form. Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekinai.com and/or hello@gladstone.ai (00:00:00) Intro / Banter Tools & Apps (00:03:02) Anthropic Debuts Collaboration Tools for Claude AI Assistant (00:08:32) Google rolls out Gemini side panels for Gmail and other Workspace apps (00:12:30) OpenAI delays rolling out its 'Voice Mode' to July (00:15:40) OpenAI’s ChatGPT for Mac is now available to all users (00:17:27) Waymo ditches the waitlist and opens up its robotaxis to everyone in San Francisco (00:18:53) Figma announces big redesign with AI Applications & Business (00:21:37) Meet Sohu: The World’s First Transformer Specialized Chip ASIC (00:29:42) Huawei Has Reportedly Invested Billions In An R&D Facility That Will Allow It To Develop Advanced Chipmaking Machinery Similar To ASML & Others (00:32:17) China's ByteDance working with Broadcom to develop advanced AI chip, sources say (00:35:35) Chinese AI firms woo OpenAI users as US company plans API restrictions (00:39:45) OpenAI walks back controversial stock sale policies, will treat current and former employees the same Projects & Open Source (00:43:42) Meta Large Language Model Compiler: Foundation Models of Compiler Optimization (00:47:54) Google’s Gemma 2 series launches with not one, but two lightweight model options—a 9B and 27B (00:48:50) ESM3: Simulating 500 million years of evolution with a language model Research & Advancements (00:56:57) Finding GPT-4’s mistakes with GPT-4 (01:03:30) Chinese-built ChatGLM exceeds GPT-4 Across Several Benchmarks (01:07:15) Performances are plateauing, let's make the leaderboard steep again (01:11:18) Structural mechanism of bridge RNA-guided recombination (01:15:01) Reconciling Kaplan and Chinchilla Scaling Laws Policy & Safety (01:17:42) Safety Alignment Should Be Made More Than Just a Few Tokens Deep (01:23:02) Y Combinator rallies start-ups against California’s AI safety bill (01:28:20) Pro-Kigali propagandists caught using Artificial Intelligence tools (01:21:40) Coordinated Disclosure of Dual-Use Capabilities: An Early Warning System for Advanced AI (01:35:08) Adversaries Can Misuse Combinations of Safe Models Mitigating Skeleton Key, a new type of generative AI jailbreak technique Synthetic Media & Art (01:39:35) Music labels sue AI music generators for copyright infringement (01:42:43) YouTube is trying to make AI music deals with major record labels (01:45:07) Toys ‘R’ Us Debuts First Video Ad Using Sora, OpenAI’s Text-to-Video Tool (01:49:12) Outro + AI Song
Our 171st episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! With hosts Andrey Kurenkov (https://twitter.com/andrey_kurenkov) and Jeremie Harris (https://twitter.com/jeremiecharris) Feel free to leave us feedback here. 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(00:03:13) Apple Intelligence: every new AI feature coming to the iPhone and Mac (00:10:03) ‘We don’t need Sora anymore’: Luma’s new AI video generator Dream Machine slammed with traffic after debut (00:14:48) Runway unveils new hyper realistic AI video model Gen-3 Alpha, capable of 10-second-long clips (00:18:21) Leonardo AI image generator adds new video mode — here’s how it works (00:22:31) Anthropic just dropped Claude 3.5 Sonnet with better vision and a sense of humor Applications & Business(00:28:23 ) Sam Altman might reportedly turn OpenAI into a regular for-profit company (00:31:19) Ilya Sutskever, Daniel Gross, Daniel Levy launch Safe Superintelligence Inc. (00:38:53) OpenAI welcomes Sarah Friar (CFO) and Kevin Weil (CPO) (00:41:44) Report: OpenAI Doubled Annualized Revenue in 6 Months (00:44:30) AI startup Adept is in deal talks with Microsoft (00:48:55) Mistral closes €600m at €5.8bn valuation with new lead investor (00:53:12) Huawei Claims Ascend 910B AI Chip Manages To Surpass NVIDIA’s A100, A Crucial Alternative For China (00:56:58) Astrocade raises $12M for AI-based social gaming platform Projects & Open Source(01:01:03) Announcing the Open Release of Stable Diffusion 3 Medium, Our Most Sophisticated Image Generation Model to Date (01:05:53) Meta releases flurry of new AI models for audio, text and watermarking (01:09:39) ElevenLabs unveils open-source creator tool for adding sound effects to videos Research & Advancements(01:12:02) Samba: Simple Hybrid State Space Models for Efficient Unlimited Context Language Modeling (01:22:07) Improve Mathematical Reasoning in Language Models by Automated Process Supervision (01:28:01) Introducing Lamini Memory Tuning: 95% LLM Accuracy, 10x Fewer Hallucinations (01:30:32) An Empirical Study of Mamba-based Language Models (01:31:57) BERTs are Generative In-Context Learners (01:33:33) SELFGOAL: Your Language Agents Already Know How to Achieve High-level Goals Policy & Safety(01:35:16) Sycophancy to subterfuge: Investigating reward tampering in language models (01:42:26) Waymo issues software and mapping recall after robotaxi crashes into a telephone pole (01:45:53) Meta pauses AI models launch in Europe (01:46:44) Refusal in Language Models Is Mediated by a Single Direction Sycophancy to subterfuge: Investigating reward tampering in language models (01:51:38) Huawei exec concerned over China’s inability to obtain 3.5nm chips, bemoans lack of advanced chipmaking tools Synthetic Media & Art(01:55:07) It Looked Like a Reliable News Site. It Was an A.I. Chop Shop. (01:57:39) Adobe overhauls terms of service to say it won’t train AI on customers’ work (01:59:31) Buzzy AI Search Engine Perplexity Is Directly Ripping Off Content From News Outlets (02:02:23) Outro + AI Song 
Our 170th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! With hosts Andrey Kurenkov (https://twitter.com/andrey_kurenkov) and Jeremie Harris (https://twitter.com/jeremiecharris) Feel free to leave us feedback here. 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(00:03:33) KLING is the latest AI video generator that could rival OpenAI's Sora (00:09:16) ‘Apple Intelligence’ will automatically choose between on-device and cloud-powered AI (00:12:21) Udio introduces new udio-130 music generation model and more advanced features (00:14:38) Perplexity AI’s new feature will turn your searches into shareable pages (00:16:35) ElevenLabs’ AI generator makes explosions or other sound effects with just a prompt (00:18:37) Google’s updated AI-powered NotebookLM expands to India, UK and over 200 other countries Applications & Business(00:19:40) OpenAI is restarting its robotics research group (00:25:01) Saudi fund invests in China effort to create rival to OpenAI (00:29:34) UAE seeks ‘marriage’ with US over artificial intelligence deals (00:33:01) Zoox to test self-driving cars in Austin and Miami  (00:35:49) Microsoft Lays Off 1,500 Workers, Blames "AI Wave" (00:38:28) Avengers, assemble—Google, Intel, Microsoft, AMD and more team up to develop an interconnect standard to rival Nvidia's NVLink Projects & Open Source(00:40:39) GLM-4-9B-Chat-1M (00:46:37) Hugging Face and Pollen Robotics show off first project: an open source robot that does chores (00:49:40) Zyphra debuts Zyda, a 1.3T language modeling dataset it claims outperforms Pile, C4, arxiv (00:51:59) Stability AI debuts new Stable Audio Open for sound design Research & Advancements(00:54:05) Scaling and evaluating sparse autoencoders (01:04:54) Improving Alignment and Robustness with Short Circuiting (01:12:11) Automatic Data Curation for Self-Supervised Learning: A Clustering-Based Approach (01:16:20) GPT-4 didn't ace the bar exam after all, MIT research suggests — it didn't even break the 70th percentile Policy & Safety(01:20:11) Former OpenAI researcher foresees AGI reality in 2027 (01:28:03) OpenAI Insiders Warn of a ‘Reckless’ Race for Dominance (01:33:52) Testing and mitigating elections-related risks (01:36:26) Teams of LLM Agents can Exploit Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Synthetic Media & Art(01:43:23) The Uncanny Rise of the World's First AI Beauty Pageant (01:46:25) Outro + AI Song
Our 168th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Feel free to leave us feedback here: https://forms.gle/ngXvXZpNJxaAprDv6 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 (00:02:55) Response to listener comments / corrections Tools & Apps (00:04:33) Google’s A.I. Search Errors Cause a Furor Online (00:10:56) Telegram gets an in-app Copilot bot (00:13:13) Opera is adding Google's Gemini AI to its browser (0016:13) Amazon plans to give Alexa an AI overhaul — and a monthly subscription price (00:19:15) Microsoft Edge will translate and dub YouTube videos as you’re watching them (00:21:12) Iyo thinks its gen AI earbuds can succeed where Humane and Rabbit stumbled Applications & Business (00:24:57) PwC agrees deal to become OpenAI's first reseller and largest enterprise user (00:30:07) Vox Media and The Atlantic sign content deals with OpenAI (00:36:27) OpenAI launches programs making ChatGPT cheaper for schools and nonprofits (00:40:03) Huawei patent reveals 3nm-class process technology plans — China continues to move forward despite US sanctions (00:44:32) Nvidia, Powered by A.I. Boom, Reports Soaring Revenue and Profits (00:48:16) Elon Musk’s xAI raises $6 billion in latest funding round Projects & Open Source (00:51:13) Scale AI publishes its first LLM Leaderboards, ranking AI model performance in specific domains (00:56:04) Cohere For AI Launches Aya 23, 8 and 35 Billion Parameter Open Weights Release (01:00:45) Who will make AlphaFold3 open source? Scientists race to crack AI model (01:04:07) Mistral releases Codestral, its first generative AI model for code Research & Advancements (01:09:23) The Road Less Scheduled (01:14:10) Training Compute of Frontier AI Models Grows by 4-5x per Year (01:21:33) gzip Predicts Data-dependent Scaling Laws (01:25:51) Neural Scaling Laws for Embodied AI (01:28:47) Contextual Position Encoding: Learning to Count What’s Important (01:33:09) New AI products much hyped but not much used, study says Policy & Safety (01:37:00) Ex-OpenAI board member reveals what led to Sam Altman's brief ousting (01:46:36) OpenAI researcher who resigned over safety concerns joins Anthropic (01:49:16) Leaked OpenAI Documents Show Sam Altman Was Clearly Aware of Silencing Former Employees (01:54:33) OpenAI Board Forms Safety and Security Committee (01:58:07) Robocaller Who Used AI to Clone Biden’s Voice Fined $6 Million (01:59:08) Hacker Releases Jailbroken "Godmode" Version of ChatGPT (02:00:46) China Creates $47.5 Billion Chip Fund to Back Nation’s Firms Synthetic Media & Art (02:02:23) Alphabet, Meta Offer Millions to Partner With Hollywood on AI (02:04:21) Outro + AI Song
Our 168th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! With guest host Gavin Purcell from AI for Humans podcast! 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 + Response to listener comments / corrections Tools & Apps (00:08:00) OpenAI says Sky voice in ChatGPT will be paused after concerns it sounds too much like Scarlett Johansson (00:16:14) Microsoft’s Copilot assistant is getting a GPT-4o upgrade + Recall is Microsoft’s key to unlocking the future of PCs (00:21:36) ElevenLabs Launches AI-Voiced Screen Reader App (00:22:40) Adobe Lightroom gets a magic eraser, and it’s impressive (00:25:07) Microsoft, Khan Academy provide free AI assistant for all educators in US (00:27:40) Microsoft Paint is getting an AI-powered image generator that responds to your text prompts and doodles Applications & Business (00:29:16) OpenAI founders Sam Altman and Greg Brockman go on the defensive after top safety researchers quit (00:36:58) OpenAI, WSJ Owner News Corp Strike Content Deal Valued at Over $250 Million (00:41:27) CoreWeave Raises $7.5 Billion in Debt for AI Computing Push (00:44:13) Google announced Trillium, its sixth generation of Tensor processors. (00:45:09) Inflection AI reveals new team and plan to embed emotional AI in business bots (00:47:01) Data-labeling startup Scale AI raises $1B as valuation doubles to $13.8B Projects & Open Source (00:48:35) Abacus AI Releases Smaug-Llama-3-70B-Instruct: The New Benchmark in Open-Source Conversational AI Rivaling GPT-4 Turbo (00:52:24) Introducing New Chatbot Arena Category: Hard Prompts (00:54:56) Microsoft brings out a small language model that can look at pictures Research & Advancements (00:56:05) New Anthropic Research Sheds Light on AI's 'Black Box' (01:04:03) Chameleon: Mixed-Modal Early-Fusion Foundation Models (01:08:14) SpeechVerse: A Large-scale Generalizable Audio Language Model (01:09:05) CAT3D: Create Anything in 3D with Multi-View Diffusion Models (01:11:17) Coin3D: Controllable and Interactive 3D Assets Generation with Proxy-Guided Conditioning (01:12:10) SpeechGuard: Exploring the Adversarial Robustness of Multimodal Large Language Models Policy & Safety (01:15:01) World’s first major law for artificial intelligence gets final EU green light (01:17:18) Colorado governor signs sweeping AI regulation bill (01:22:10) Senators Propose $32 Billion in Annual A.I. Spending but Defer Regulation (01:23:25) Google DeepMind launches new framework to assess the dangers of AI models (01:25:05) Tech giants pledge AI safety commitments — including a ‘kill switch’ if they can’t mitigate risks Synthetic Media & Art (01:28:32) Sony Music warns tech companies over ‘unauthorized’ use of its content to train AI (01:32:34) Hollywood agency CAA aims to help stars manage their own AI likenesses (01:38:28) What Do You Do When A.I. Takes Your Voice? (01:42:01) Outro + AI Song
Our 167th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! With guest host Daliana Liu (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalianaliu/) from The Data Scientist Show! And a special one-time interview with Andrey in the latter part of the podcast. 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 (00:03:42) OpenAI releases GPT-4o, a faster model that’s free for all ChatGPT users (00:12:06) Project Astra is the future of AI at Google (00:18:06) Google is redesigning its search engine — and it’s AI all the way down (00:19:39) Google unveils Veo and Imagen 3, its latest AI media creation models (00:23:36) Google Unveils Music AI Sandbox Making Loops From Prompts (00:26:27) Anthropic AI Launches a Prompt Engineering Tool that Generates Production-Ready Prompts in the Anthropic Console Applications & Business (00:31:02) OpenAI’s Chief Scientist and Co-Founder Is Leaving the Company (00:35:15) Mike Krieger joins Anthropic as Chief Product Officer (00:36:28) $16k G1 humanoid rises up to smash nuts, twist and twirl (00:41:02) GM's Cruise to start testing robotaxis in Phoenix area with human safety drivers on board (00:42:52) US agency probes Amazon-owned Zoox self-driving vehicles after two crashes (00:43:58) Waymo’s robotaxis under investigation after crashes and traffic mishaps Projects & Open Source (00:44:48) Introducing PaliGemma, Gemma 2, and an Upgraded Responsible AI Toolkit (00:46:24) Falcon 2: UAE’s Technology Innovation Institute Releases New AI Model Series, Outperforming Meta’s New Llama 3 (00:48:00) License to Call: Introducing Transformers Agents 2.0 Research & Advancements (00:49:22) The Platonic Representation Hypothesis (00:53:08) SUTRA: Scalable Multilingual Language Model Architecture Policy & Safety (00:54:46) Bipartisan Senate bill on AI security would bolster voluntary cyber reporting processes (00:56:17) U.K. agency releases tools to test AI model safety (00:57:25) Protesters Are Fighting to Stop AI, but They’re Split on How to Do It Synthetic Media & Art (00:58:54) Google’s invisible AI watermark will help identify generative text and video (01:00:50) How One Author Pushed the Limits of AI Copyright (01:03:27) Stellaris gets an DLC about AI that features AI-created voices, director insists it's 'ethical' and 'we're pretty good at exploring dystopian sci-fi and don't want to end up there ourselves' (01:04:46) At the AI Film Festival, humanity triumphed over tech (01:06:37) Daliana Interviews Andrey (01:42:00) AI Outro Song
Our 166th 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(00:04:23) ElevenLabs previews music-generating AI model (00:09:31) Mysterious “gpt2-chatbot” AI model appears suddenly, confuses experts (00:13:00) SoundHound AI and Perplexity Partner to Bring Online LLMs to Next Gen Voice Assistants Across Cars and IoT Devices (00:14:50) Stability AI sows gen AI discord with Stable Artisan (00:16:35) Apple Will Revamp Siri to Catch Up to Its Chatbot Competitors (00:18:54) Alibaba rolls out latest version of its large language model to meet robust AI demand Applications & Business(00:19:34) OpenAI and Stack Overflow partner to bring more technical knowledge into ChatGPT (00:17:31) New Microsoft AI model may challenge GPT-4 and Google Gemini (00:31:08) Wayve, an A.I. Start-Up for Autonomous Driving, Raises $1 Billion (00:32:00) Motional delays commercial robotaxi plans amid restructuring (00:33:54) The rise of the Chinese AI unicorns doing battle with OpenAI Projects & Open Source(00:35:25) Prometheus 2: An Open Source Language Model Specialized in Evaluating Other Language Models (00:40:12) DeepSeek-V2: A Strong, Economical, and Efficient Mixture-of-Experts Language Model (00:44:31) OpenVoice V2: Evolving Multilingual Voice Cloning with Enhanced Style Control and Cross-Lingual Capabilities (00:45:20) Granite Code Models: A Family of Open Foundation Models for Code Intelligence (00:46:00) Hugging Face launches LeRobot open source robotics code library (00:48:50) Vibe-Eval: A new open and hard evaluation suite for measuring progress of multimodal language models Research & Advancements(00:50:02) Google DeepMind’s Groundbreaking AI for Protein Structure Can Now Model DNA (00:57:20) xLSTM: Extended Long Short-Term Memory (01:06:35) StoryDiffusion: Consistent Self-Attention for Long-Range Image and Video Generation (01:07:55) Chain of Thought Empowers Transformers to Solve Inherently Serial Problems (01:11:48) KAN: Kolmogorov-Arnold Networks Policy & Safety(01:13:20) US lawmakers unveil bill to make it easier to restrict exports of AI models (01:17:30) OpenAI’s Model Spec outlines some basic rules for AI (01:20:18) Robot dogs armed with AI-targeting rifles undergo US Marines Special Ops evaluation (01:25:15) OpenAI Releases ‘Deepfake’ Detector to Disinformation Researchers Synthetic Media & Art(01:28:15) Audible’s Test of AI-Voiced Audiobooks Tops 40,000 Titles (01:32:30) TikTok will automatically label AI-generated content created on platforms like DALL·E 3 (01:33:23) Katy Perry's Fan-Made AI Image Is So Real It Fooled the World Into Thinking She Was at the Met Gala (01:35:32) South Korean woman falls for deepfake Elon Musk, loses $50K in romance scam  (01:37:18) Why young Russian women appear so eager to marry Chinese men (01:40:18) AI Outro Song
Our 165th 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(00:01:27) GitHub releases an AI-powered tool aiming for a 'radically new way of building software' (00:07:05) China unveils Sora challenger able to produce videos from text similar to OpenAI tool, though much shorter (00:12:23) ChatGPT’s AI ‘memory’ can remember the preferences of paying customers (00:14:21) Rabbit R1 review: Avoid this AI gadget (00:18:30) Amazon Q, a generative AI-powered assistant for businesses and developers, is now generally available (00:19:54) Yelp’s Assistant AI bot will do all the talking to help users find service providers Applications & Business(00:21:31) Video of super-fast, super-smooth humanoid robot will drop your jaw (00:25:22) Tesla’s 2 million car Autopilot recall is now under federal scrutiny (00:29:32) Tesla shares soar as Elon Musk returns from China with FSD 'Game Changer' (00:32:11) OpenAI inks strategic tie-up with UK’s Financial Times, including content use (00:35:21) OpenAI Startup Fund quietly raises $15M (00:37:00) Huawei backs HBM memory manufacturing in China to sidestep crippling US sanctions that restrict AI development Research & Advancements(00:39:20) Capabilities of Gemini Models in Medicine (00:45:34) Let's Think Dot by Dot: Hidden Computation in Transformer Language Models (00:52:20) NExT: Teaching Large Language Models to Reason about Code Execution (00:55:08) SenseNova 5.0: China’s latest AI model surpasses OpenAI’s GPT-4 (00:57:20) Octopus v4: Graph of language models (01:00:28) Better & Faster Large Language Models via Multi-token Prediction Policy & Safety(01:03:15) Refusal in LLMs is mediated by a single direction (01:09:19) Rishi Sunak promised to make AI safe. Big Tech’s not playing ball. (01:15:09) DOE Announces New Actions to Enhance America’s Global Leadership in Artificial Intelligence (01:18:21) The Chips Act is rebuilding US semiconductor manufacturing, so far resulting in $327 billion in announced projects (01:20:50) Analysis-Second global AI safety summit faces tough questions, lower turnout (01:24:03) Sam Altman, Jensen Huang, and more join the federal AI safety board Synthetic Media & Art(01:26:30) Air Head creators say OpenAI's Sora finicky to work with, needs hundreds of prompts, serious VFX work for under 2 minutes of cohesive story ↺ (01:29:50) Eight newspaper publishers sue OpenAI over copyright infringement
Our 164th 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 (00:04:02) Meta, in Its Biggest A.I. Push, Places Smart Assistants Across Its Apps (00:07:26) Microsoft launches Phi-3, its smallest AI model yet (00:15:35) The Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses have multimodal AI now (00:17:32) OpenAI winds down AI image generator that blew minds and forged friendships in 2022 (00:18:44) Baidu claims 200 million users for Ernie chatbot after only 13 months (00:21:13) The new Adobe Photoshop gets an in-app image generator, major Generative Fill upgrades Applications & Business (00:22:22) Intel & The Pentagon Deepen Ties To Develop World’s Most Advanced Chips (00:27:58) Meta Says It Plans to Spend Billions More on A.I. (00:31:36) OpenAI CEO Sam Altman invests in solar power firm Exowatt to fuel AI datacenters (00:33:58) Google consolidates AI-focused DeepMind, Research teams (00:36:22) Microsoft and OpenAI bet $100 billion to free themselves from the shackles and overreliance on the world's most profitable semiconductor chip brand for AI chips Projects & Open Source (00:39:03) Apple releases OpenELM: small, open source AI models designed to run on-device (00:44:12) Snowflake launches Arctic, an open ‘mixture-of-experts’ LLM to take on DBRX, Llama 3 Research & Advancements (00:48:08) The Instruction Hierarchy: Training LLMs to Prioritize Privileged Instructions (00:55:11) Groq’s breakthrough AI chip achieves blistering 800 tokens per second on Meta’s LLaMA 3 (00:59:52) Microsoft shows off VASA-1, an AI framework that makes human headshots talk, sing (01:01:59) Intel Builds World’s Largest Neuromorphic System to Enable More Sustainable AI Policy & Safety (01:05:11) Deepfakes of Bollywood stars spark worries of AI meddling in India election (01:08:51) LLM Agents can Autonomously Exploit One-day Vulnerabilities (01:15:27) The Necessity of AI Audit Standards Boards (01:19:45) A Mechanism-Based Approach to Mitigating Harms from Persuasive Generative AI (01:22:45) COERCING LLMS TO DO AND REVEAL (ALMOST) ANYTHING (01:26:40) China acquired recently banned Nvidia chips in Super Micro, Dell servers, tenders show Synthetic Media & Art (01:29:08) Drake threatened with lawsuit over diss track featuring AI Tupac
Our 163rd episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Note: apology for this one coming out a few days late, got delayed in editing it -Andrey 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 (00:02:16) Meta releases Llama 3, claims it’s among the best open models available (00:14:01) Elon Musk’s xAI Unveils Grok-1.5 Vision, Beats OpenAI’s GPT-4V (00:17:55) Reka releases Reka Core, its multimodal language model to rival GPT-4 and Claude 3 Opus (00:21:50) Cohere Compass Private Beta: A New Multi-Aspect Embedding Model (00:23:48) Amazon Music’s Maestro lets listeners make AI playlists (00:24:36) Snap plans to add watermarks to images created with its AI-powered tools Applications & Business (00:25:52) Boston Dynamics unveils new Atlas robot for commercial use (00:30:32) TSMC’s $65 billion bet still leaves US missing piece of chip puzzle (00:36:30) U.S. blacklists Intel's and Nvidia's key partner in China — three other Chinese firms also included in the blacklist for helping the military (00:38:37) Elon Musk says the next-generation Grok 3 model will require 100,000 Nvidia H100 GPUs to train (00:40:22) Dr. Andrew Ng appointed to Amazon’s Board of Directors (00:41:55) Collaborative Robotics Locks Up $100M, Latest Robot Startup To Raise Big Projects & Open Source (00:44:08) OpenEQA: Embodied Question Answering in the Era of Foundation Models (00:50:03) Introducing Idefics2: A Powerful 8B Vision-Language Model for the community Research & Advancements (00:51:21) RHO-1: Not All Tokens Are What You Need (00:57:21) Scaling Laws for Fine-Grained Mixture of Experts (01:03:20) Chinchilla Scaling: A replication attempt (01:07:18) China develops new light-based chiplet that could power artificial general intelligence — where AI is smarter than humans (01:10:45) OSWorld: Benchmarking Multimodal Agents for Open-Ended Tasks in Real Computer Environments Policy & Safety (01:13:44) U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Announces Expansion of U.S. AI Safety Institute Leadership Team (01:17:18) NSA Publishes Guidance for Strengthening AI System Security (01:19:19) Foundational Challenges in Assuring Alignment and Safety of Large Language Models (01:24:11) Former OpenAI Board Member Calls for Audits of Top AI Companies (01:27:35) SoA survey reveals a third of translators and quarter of illustrators losing work to AI Synthetic Media & Art (01:30:25) Medium bans AI-generated content from its paid Partner Program
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
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