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OpenAI is finding new ways to fight AI hallucinations
⚡ Today’s Highlights
📰 News: OpenAI is finding new ways to fight AI hallucinations
💰 Funding: Lightmatter, Sana Labs, Hyro, and Predibase
🦾 Tools: AI is supercharging security
📅 Events: Data Science Salon NYC is next week!
📰 Today's Top Stories
(6 min read) (Source: OpenAI)
TLDR: OpenAI is addressing the issue of “AI hallucinations” by developing a new training method that focuses on rewarding correct steps of reasoning rather than just the final conclusion. This approach, called "process supervision," aims to mitigate logical errors and improve the explainability of AI models.
OpenAI's research aims to make models more capable of solving complex reasoning problems and detecting and addressing misinformation or falsehoods generated by AI systems. The company has released a dataset of 800,000 human labels used to train the model mentioned in the research paper.
Experts have expressed skepticism and highlighted the need for further examination of the research. Concerns remain regarding the effectiveness of the approach in real-world scenarios and the transparency and accountability of AI systems.
OpenAI plans to submit the paper for peer review and has not disclosed when the new strategy will be implemented in its products. While the efforts to reduce errors are welcomed, there are ongoing challenges in ensuring meaningful accountability and transparency in AI development and deployment.
(4 min read) (Source: Reuters)
TLDR: The U.S. Treasury seeks to curb investments specifically related to China and its military based on proposed rules yesterday aimed to limit U.S. investments and knowledge transfer to Chinese companies engaged in advanced semiconductors, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing.
The Biden administration plans to ban investments in certain Chinese technology firms and increase oversight of others to address concerns over American capital and know-how benefiting sensitive sectors in China.
Efforts are being made to restrict the supply of U.S.-origin goods to Chinese companies such as telecommunications company Huawei, but the Commerce Department has not yet drafted a rule. Scrutiny of exports to China has intensified, with a significant number of requests denied or left unaddressed to prevent the advancement of Beijing's military objectives.
(3 min read) (Source: Reuters)
TLDR: Baidu, the Chinese search giant, plans to establish a 1 billion yuan ($145 million USD) venture capital fund to support startups focusing on content generated by artificial intelligence applications. This move reflects the growing interest in AI-generated content.
Baidu will also launch a competition inviting developers to create applications utilizing its ERNIE LLM or integrate the model into their existing products. This initiative follows the trend of Chinese tech companies developing their own LLMs in response to the success of OpenAI's ChatGPT.
💰 Funding Alerts
1. Lightmatter, a company developing photonic processors, raised $154 million in a Series C investment round, with participation from SIP Global (Jeffrey Smith, General Partner), Fidelity Management & Research Company, Viking Global Investors, Google Ventures (Erik Nordlander, General Partner), HPE Pathfinder, and existing investors.
Their goal is to revolutionize large-scale computing by developing photonic processors that outperform conventional processors in speed, efficiency, and cooling to address the demands of advanced AI computing workloads.
Lightmatter plans to use the funds to expand their customer base to major cloud providers, semiconductor companies, and enterprises.
2. Sana Labs, a leading AI-powered learning and knowledge platform, raised an additional $28 million in funding from NEA and Workday Ventures, bringing their Series B total to $62 million.
The company aims to augment human intelligence through its suite of tools, including Sana AI, which functions as an all-in-one assistant for enterprise search, knowledge management, meeting tools, and learning management systems.
With the new funds, Sana plans to further develop its product and expand its teams across offices in Stockholm, London, and New York.
3. Hyro raised $20 million in a Series B funding round led by Macquarie Capital, with participation from Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, Black Opal Ventures, K20, Hanaco Ventures, Spero Ventures, and Mindset Ventures, bringing the total funding to $35 million.
Hyro is a leading Adaptive Communications Platform, using AI to automate workflows and conversations across various platforms and channels.
With the funds, Hyro plans to meet the increasing demand for conversational AI in the healthcare sector, improve operational efficiencies, expand its AI-powered call center, web, and mobile solutions, hire top talent, and strengthen partnerships and integrations across key industries.
4. Predibase, an end-to-end machine learning platform, raised $12.2 million in expansion funding, led by Felicis, adding to its $16.25 million Series A funding from last year.
Predibase offers a low-code, declarative ML platform for developers to build and deploy custom large language models (LLMs), as well as provides a Data Science Copilot for model performance improvements.
Predibase intends to use the funds to expand its go-to-market functions, further develop its platform, and support the mission of making it easy for both novices and experts to build ML applications with just a few lines of code.
🦾 Trending Tools
Blink Copilot empowers security operators to automate workflows effortlessly. Generate no-code workflows using a simple prompt. Leverage generative AI and a library of 7,000+ pre-built workflows. Simplify security workflow creation and management.
Tactiq AI Meeting Kits helps you maximize meeting productivity. Extract insights, automate actions, and create personalized notes using AI prompts. Available for Google Meet, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and more.
Recraft.AI can generate and edit vector art, icons, 3D images, and illustrations in various styles. Ideal for websites, print materials, and marketing campaigns. Free for everyone, including commercial use.
Help.center empowers businesses with AI-powered self-serve customer support. Reduce customer support tickets with AI search and chat capabilities. Instant answers and continuous learning improve customer satisfaction effortlessly. (Built by Micro.company)
Lasso Moderation simplifies content moderation with AI-powered tools. Effortlessly monitor and filter text, images, and user behavior. Customizable rules, toxicity detection, translations, and more. Foster a secure and thriving online community.
👀 More Reading:
A Week With the Wild Children of the A.I. Boom (The New York Times Magazine)
Help! My Political Beliefs Were Altered by a Chatbot! (The Wall Street Journal)
🌎 Fresh Content
1. Biometric security such as voice and facial recognition have become more prevalent in recent years for important things such as personal devices, banking, and border security. Some people have already demonstrated the very real danger that deefakes and other generative AI pose to this type of security by hacking into their own bank accounts using AI copies of their voices. The Babbage podcast recently had a series of experts on to discuss biometric security, the risks that AI poses to it, and the possible solutions that could deal with such vulnerabilities and protect our identities. (Spotify)
2. Two Minute Papers recently covered Khanmigo, the amazing new AI learning tool for Khan Academy, and the revolutionary potential that AI holds for education. (YouTube)
📅 Upcoming Events
Don’t miss Data Science Salon NYC (June 7-8, 2023 / New York, NY, USA + Virtual), the annual one-day 150-person conferences focused on AI and machine learning applications in finance & technology (June 7) and media & advertising (June 8). Finance & Technology takes place at S&P Global Market Intelligence and Media & Advertising takes place at Blender Workspace in the heart of NoMad. The events bring local industry leaders and specialists face-to-face to educate each other on innovative solutions in artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive analytics and acceptance around best practices. Register today to attend in-person or virtually!
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