Hey folks, this is Ben’s Bites. Today we have Discord + OpenAI, news about GPT-4 and AI safety and danger. Also, GANs are making a comeback, and we’ll have to see how they do over the weekend.
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Microsoft Germany’s CTO Andreas Braun was at an AI kickoff event yesterday and he mentioned “We will introduce GPT-4 next week, there we will have multimodal models that will offer completely different possibilities – for example, videos.”
Now with Sam Altman saying that they’ll release GPT-4 after a long wait in January, this comes as a surprise. So, I’m not sure if this is an error, a spoiler or speculation!
The description of it being multimodal and multilingual is impressive and something I can digest as what we can expect with GPT-4 and Microsoft.
For now, they’ve added a paragraph to their original announcement that says: “Clyde is designed to help friends hang out, with a privacy-first and optional-only approach.”
In addition to the AI features, they’ve also announced an AI incubator for dedicating resources to developers that want to build AI on Discord.
In the batch of leading AI startups, Anthropic makes AI safety the forefront of its conversations the most. So when they talk about it explicitly, it’s worth reading (especially after seeing the reaction to Discord’s announcement).
In this long essay, they clarify the basis of their concerns about AI safety, how they are researching it and what’re the possible scenarios we can end up in. They are also talking about the unintended effects of this research (which is often dismissed when coming from critics).
“We must make every effort to avoid a scenario in which safety-motivated research accelerates the deployment of dangerous technologies.” Yes, we should.
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Product launches, updates and demos
Miro AI - your new launchpad for team creativity, collaboration, and productivity. (link)
Kajabi’s AI creator hub - Free tools built for creators to turn their ideas into something they can sell. (link)
Social Bee - Free AI social media post generator. (link)
Second - Developer bots that generate new web applications or add full-stack features to existing ones. (link)
WriteMage - The only AI app you need to use ChatGPT. (link)
Imaginary - Implementation-free TypeScript functions, powered by AI. (link)
PM Cardio - Interpret any ECG accurately in less than 5 seconds. (link)
Lighthouse from Triple Whale - Use AI to surface insights and deliver tactical recommendations to make your ecommerce store more profitable. (link)
Wonder Studio - An AI tool that automatically animates, lights and composes CG characters into a live-action scene. (link)
Adventure AI - Kids learn real AI skills with games. (link)
Easily create banners using Stable Diffusion in Zootools’ referral marketing tool. (link)
Botz - Set your blog on autopilot. (link)
Census GPT - Query the census database with just natural language. (link)
News, podcasts, videos, blogs etc
Wonder Dynamics puts a full-service CG character studio in a web platform. (link)
The hot mess theory of AI misalignment - More intelligent agents behave less coherently. (link)
ChatGPT is now available in Azure OpenAI Service. (link)
Four companies from spring ‘23 cohort of Sequoia’s Arc come out of stealth and discuss what drives them. (link)
OpenAI president on Musk criticism - We made a mistake. (link)
The future of AI and how it has the potential to revolutionise content. (link)
Disappearing exits and seven other charts that explain tech today. (link)
Artificial intelligence is booming - So is its carbon footprint. (link)
The long shadow of GPT. (link)
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Published research papers
Cones - Concept neurons in diffusion models for customised generation. (link)
3DGen by Meta - Triplane latent diffusion for textured mesh generation. (link)
GigaGAN from Adobe - Large-scale GAN for text-to-image synthesis. (link)
MathPrompter from Microsoft - Mathematical reasoning using large language models. (link)
Planning with large language models for code generation. (link)
Cherry-picking with reinforcement learning. (link)
3D video loops from asynchronous input. (link)
Open-world instance segmentation from Meta - Top-down learning with bottom-up supervision. (link)
PAC-NeRF - Physics augmented continuum neural radiance fields for geometry-agnostic system identification. (link)
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