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Elon Musk Is Launching His Own AI Company After Calling for a Pause on AI Research
⚡ Today’s Highlights
📰 News: Elon Musk enters the AI race with his own company after calling for a 6-month pause on AI research
💰 Funding: CYFIRMA, Tvarit, and Pera
🦾 Tools: AI tools to make online marketers’ dreams come true
📅 Events: The Future of Chatbots and Conversational AI Summit is tomorrow and the Stable Diffusion AI Hackathon continues today!
📰 Today's Top Stories
(5 min read) (Source: Financial Times)
TLDR: Elon Musk has founded a new company called X.AI and is assembling a team of AI experts to compete with OpenAI, as he seeks to build generative AI systems that can produce humanlike writing and realistic imagery.
Elon Musk left OpenAI in 2018 to focus on Tesla due to differences with the board over AI safety. Sources claim Musk had disagreements with OpenAI board members and staff over their "choices" regarding AI safety. Musk's departure caused a happy hour among OpenAI employees, according to sources.
Musk is said to have secured thousands of high-powered GPU processors from Nvidia for his new project. He has recruited engineers from top AI labs, including DeepMind, and will be competing with OpenAI.
The Big Picture: It will be interesting to see how far X.AI’s research will go considering founder Elon Musk is one of the main proponents for the 6-month pause on AI research more advanced than GPT-4.
(5 min read) (Source: TechCrunch)
TLDR: OpenAI is not currently training GPT-5, its next-generation AI language model, despite recent requests to pause development of AI systems "more powerful than GPT-4" due to safety concerns. Sam Altman, OpenAI's CEO, clarified that the open letter was "missing most technical nuance" and that the company is not working on GPT-5 and won't for some time.
OpenAI is still expanding the capabilities of GPT-4 and considering the safety implications of such work. Altman highlighted that there are other things on top of GPT-4 that have "all sorts of safety issues" that were not mentioned in the open letter.
Altman also stated that he does not believe that bigger language models are always better. He thinks that size is a false measurement of model quality, and that we are approaching the limits of LLM size for size's sake. He believes that it is important to focus on rapidly increasing capability and delivering the most capable, useful, and safe models.
(10 min read) (Source: The New York Times)
TLDR: Google is working on a new search engine, called Magi, that would offer users a more personalized experience and be powered by artificial intelligence technology. The new search engine would keep ads within search results, which are Google's primary source of revenue. It would also feature preselected options for objects to buy and be more conversational.
The move is in response to competitors like Bing, which has added AI technology, and OpenAI's ChatGPT. The development comes after Samsung (which has a $3 billion contract with Google) was rumoured to be considering replacing Google with Microsoft's Bing. Apple has a similar contract worth about $20 billion which is up for renewal this year.
Google is also exploring various product ideas that involve AI, such as using Google Earth's mapping technology, generating images in Google Image results with GIFI, teaching languages through open-ended AI text conversations with Tivoli Tutor, and enabling users to ask a chatbot questions while browsing the web through Chrome with a new tool called “Searchalong”.
(3 min read) (Source: TechCrunch)
TLDR: TechCrunch's Disrupt conference will feature a new stage this year focused on AI and machine learning. The AI stage will host panels on diverse topics including start-ups, generative AI, art-generating AI, automation and more, with experts discussing ethical, entrepreneurial, and investment considerations for the technology.
Attendees can expect insights on the ethical and legal issues surrounding generative AI and its potential use in fields such as marketing and journalism. Panels will also discuss how AI can help automate workflows that were previously done by humans while advising AI start-ups on how to make compelling pitches to VCs.
💰 Funding Alerts
CYFIRMA, an external threat landscape management company, has raised a Pre-Series B funding round of $18 million from OurCrowd and L&T Innovation Fund, among others.
CYFIRMA offers a platform that utilizes AI to analyze threat indicators from multiple sources to provide actionable insights on imminent attacks and help enterprises mitigate risks across both technology and non-technology domains.
The funds will be used for product innovation, global market expansion, and brand building.
Tvarit has raised €5 million in funding from Momenta (Ken Foster, Executive Director) and Futury Capital (Benjamin Krahmer, Managing Partner), among others, to help drive net-zero metal manufacturing.
Tvarit's hybrid AI solution, which focuses on metal manufacturing processes such as casting and welding, combines deep metal processing domain knowledge with data-driven AI to provide continuous, accurate prescriptions and actionable insights that help machine operators achieve higher productivity.
With this funding, Tvarit plans to continue developing its technology to reduce manufacturing quality defects by 50% and reduce energy costs by up to 30%.
Pera, a company that uses AI language technology to help businesses find the right talent, has raised €5 million in fresh capital from investors such as the Brabant Development Agency and ECG Ventures.
Pera's analysis is diverse and inclusive because it looks at objective characteristics of applicants that matter for job success, ensuring more diversity based on talent and potential, not on background or experience.
Pera plans to further develop its platform, the Pera Skope, to expand its position in the Benelux and the UK while adding more intelligence for users, such as specific IT profiles.
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👀 More Reading
Banning ChatGPT will do more harm than good (MIT Technology Review)
AI can make movies, edit actors, fake voices. Hollywood isn’t ready. (The Washington Post)
The AI noise machine is blaring (Axios)
The NYPD Brings Robot Dogs Back (WIRED)
🌎 Fresh Content
1. A song called “heart on my sleeve” by Drake and The Weeknd has absolutely taken over social media. The catch? It was entirely generated using AI by TikTok user “Ghostwriter977”. Fans were perplexed by how convincing the song was and it now has over 250,000 streams on Spotify. The generative AI landscape for music is now changing rapidly and will soon be as complicated as the AI art landscape. Universal Studios is already taking action against AI music. (Twitter)
Listen to this AI generated song featuring Drake & The Weeknd.
It goes so damn hard.
It's by "Ghostwriter977" on TikTok and it's blowing up on socials + streaming platforms.
UMG, which controls around 1/3 of the global music market, has already asked streaming platforms to ban… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
2. AI Explained broke down what has been happening in the AI space following the proposed 6-month pause in AI research including very important announcements from key players such as OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and Elon Musk. (YouTube)
3. Reddit user u/Flat_Performer_9789 used ChatGPT to write a revised version of the Declaration of Independence that accounts for the problems of modern times. (Reddit)
📅 Upcoming Events
The Stable Diffusion AI Hackathon starts today (April 14 - 21, 2023), a 7-day hackathon in which participants must develop a product that leverages the power of Generative AI to solve real-world problems. To participate in the hackathon, you must create the solution using Stability.AI API and Vercel software. 1st place wins $5000 USD, 5000 API tokens, and a virtual coffee chat with @hardmaru!
The Future of Chatbots and Conversational AI Summit (April 18, 2023, 9:00 AM BST / Doubletree By Hilton London - Kingston Upon Thames, London, UK) is a networking event featuring groundbreaking keynotes, innovative case studies, and panel discussions. The unique industry forum is made up of senior representatives from leading organizations, innovative startups, governments, and universities worldwide who are key decision-makers. It aims to discuss issues and explore best practices, including artificial intelligence platforms, natural language processing, and speech-optimized responses.
Check out the AI in Finance Summit New York (April 20-21, 2023, etc.venues - New York, NY) and discover unique insights and technical use cases from AI specialists and data scientists across Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance sectors.
Today’s prompts can help you convert colors for design tasks, interpret and execute code, and create social media marketing plans. Our goal is to make difficult tasks easier and more efficient for you. Don't worry if you're not an 'AI Whisperer,' give them a try and let us know what you think. We're excited to hear your feedback! Remember, these prompts are just a starting point. Tailor them to fit your needs and carefully review the outputs to ensure their accuracy and effectiveness. Let's get started!
Color Code Conversion with ChatGPT
ChatGPT will help you convert color codes into different formats and suggest names for the colors. The AI will provide the Hex, RGB, and HSL values of the given color code and suggest a name for it.
Prompt: "Your task is to convert a color code into different formats and suggest a name for the color. I will provide you with a color code, and you will convert it into Hex, RGB, and HSL values. Then, you’ll suggest a name for the color based on its values. Please confirm that you're ready by saying 'Ready, enter your color code.'"
Python Interpreter with ChatGPT
ChatGPT will act as a Python interpreter and execute the provided Python code, without providing any explanations. The AI will only respond with the output of the code.
Prompt: "I want you to act like a Python interpreter. I will give you Python code, and you will execute it. Do not provide any explanations. Do not respond with anything except the output of the code. Please confirm that you're ready by saying 'Ready, please provide the code.'"
Social Media Management with ChatGPT
ChatGPT will act as a social media manager and help you develop and execute campaigns, engage with the audience, monitor conversations, measure success, create engaging content, and update regularly. The AI will guide you through the process of social media management.
Prompt: "I want you to act as a social media manager. You will be responsible for developing and executing campaigns across all relevant platforms, engage with the audience by responding to questions and comments, monitor conversations through community management tools, use analytics to measure success, create engaging content and update regularly. ChatGPT will guide you through the process of social media management. Please confirm that you're ready by saying 'Ready, let's start managing social media.'"
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