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⚡ Today’s Highlights
📰 News: Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis breaks down Google’s AI plan
💰 Funding: Pano AI and Gamercraft
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📰 Today's Top Stories
Inside Google’s big AI shuffle — and how it plans to stay competitive, with Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis
(30 min read) (Source: The Verge)
TLDR: Demis Hassabis, CEO of Google DeepMind, the newly created division of Google responsible for AI efforts across the company recently spoke to The Verge about the recent moves Google has made to focus more on AI.
Hassabis acknowledged the challenges with LLMs, noting their tendency to sometimes 'hallucinate' or provide inaccurate information. He expressed the need to balance these models' factual grounding and creative lucidity.
Although he trusts Google's Search Generative Experience, Hassabis also double-checks its output, emphasizing the need for AI systems to better comprehend academic references and other specific information units.
Commenting on the inaccuracies that AI can sometimes produce, Hassabis suggested that stricter quality control and fact-checking mechanisms should be put in place before any large-scale deployment of these systems.
In light of potential model collapse and the risk of AI spreading false information, Hassabis suggested the possibility of using encrypted watermarks on AI-generated content to indicate its AI origins.
(5 min read) (Source: Financial Times)
TLDR: China's Cyberspace Administration plans to introduce licensing requirements for generative AI systems, aiming to strike a balance between promoting technological development and maintaining content control.
The regulations, expected to be finalized this month, demonstrate China's challenge in reconciling its goals of AI leadership and information control.
Companies like Baidu and Alibaba have engaged with regulators to ensure compliance with the rules, which prioritize content aligned with socialist values and prohibit material that undermines state power or national unity.
The requirement for data veracity, accuracy, objectivity, and diversity aligns with European regulatory scrutiny, but China's standards are set higher, posing challenges for companies in obtaining suitable training data for large language models.
(3 min read) (Source: Reuters)
TLDR: Today, the White House will hold a classified briefing for senators focused on AI, focusing on its use in national security and understanding adversaries' AI capabilities.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, who has called for comprehensive AI legislation, aims to learn from experts and translate their insights into legislative action, as governments worldwide grapple with regulating AI's potential risks.
(8 min read) (Source: WIRED)
TLDR: Earlier this year, Meta conducted a global deliberative process involving over 6,000 participants from 32 countries and 19 languages to inform its decision-making regarding the metaverse.
The success of this process has led Meta to commit to a similar approach for governing generative AI, aligning with other organizations exploring democratic innovation in AI governance.
The use of representative deliberations, where a diverse group of individuals is selected to discuss and provide recommendations on policy questions, offers a potential solution for making decisions about technologies that impact people across national boundaries.
However, improvements are needed, such as granting participants greater agency and power, ensuring transparency and public access, and clarifying the conditions under which recommendations would apply in the rapidly evolving AI landscape.
💰 Funding Alerts
1. Pano AI, an AI-driven company that specializes in active wildfire detection and extinguishment, raised $17M in growth funding, bringing their total funding to $45M. The round was led by Valor Equity Partners, with participation from Salesforce Ventures, T-Mobile Ventures, and the 5G Open Innovation Lab, among others.
With the funds, Pano AI plans to further develop and enhance their AI-based wildfire detection solution. They will also focus on talent acquisition and expanding their market presence to additional high fire-risk areas in North America and Australia.
2. Gamercraft, an AI-powered skill-gaming platform for console and PC games, raised $5M in a funding round led by the co-founders of Alienware, with participation from Le Fonds, Mistral Ventures, Quantic Fund, Stellaria Capital, and others.
Gamecraft utilizes AI and blockchain technology, leveraging the AWS Quantum Ledger for transparency and verifiability of transactions. Gamercraft's proprietary scoring and player-tracking system uses AI to analyze data points per game and provide performance assessments and insights.
The company plans to expand its engineering and platform capabilities, develop new games and genres, grow its marketing arm, and explore innovative areas of competitive and blockchain gaming with the funds raised.
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👀 More Reading:
Why everyone is mad about New York’s AI hiring law (MIT Technology Review)
Bank Regulators Look to Existing Tools to Police AI Advances (Bloomberg Law)
🌎 Fresh Content
1. Fireship’s Code Report reviewed ChatGPT’s new Code Interpreter plugin which allows the chatbot to write, run, and test its own Python code. (YouTube)
2. In his recent TED Talk, Scale AI founder and CEO Alexandr Wang discussed how AI is changing warfare forever and why data will be one of the most valuable commodities in the global arms race. (YouTube)
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