Anthropic, Kaggle, Nat Friedman's new tool + ChatGPT Puzzles
PLUS: Behind the scenes of some cool AI projects.
Hey folks, this is Ben’s Bites. More funds coming down the pipeline for Anthropic! We have an update about an ML competition platform, Nat Friedman’s new tool and some behind-the-scenes to inspire you to keep tinkering.
Let’s get to it.
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Early in February, Google announced it was investing $300M in Antropic, another AI startup that created a ChatGPT competitor called Claude. Just one month later, Anthropic is raising another $300M from Spark Capital.
According to Crunchbase, that puts their current valuation at $4.1B and the amount of money raised totalling $1.3B, all while having no significant revenue. Although these numbers are significantly less than Microsoft’s investment in Open AI, let’s see how this goes when Anthropic starts pushing for revenue.
Kaggle will make integrating pre-trained models in their projects easier for participants in competitions hosted on Kaggle. Before this, many of them used Kaggle's dataset features to use pre-trained models.
They are starting with about 2000 public models from TensorFlow hub. If you want a shorter version of the full announcement, check out this thread from them.
Nat Friedman not only ran GitHub but he invests in AI companies through AI Grant, alongside Daniel Gross. Nat built a (familiar-looking) AI prompt playground, but the kicker is being able to compare the output of basically any LLM out there. I highly recommend cancelling those boring Zoom meetings and just playing around with it.
Sumplete is a unique puzzle game where you remove numbers from a grid to make the sum of rows and columns equal to some random values.
Daniel Tait created this game, and you all loved it in Monday’s edition of Ben’s Bites. He has added an about page going through his process of finding the right idea, coding the game, and finally naming it—all using ChatGPT.
If you’re the person who makes your own rules in board games, you can now make them official in your own game. Hit reply and let me know your unique game ideas.
“Hey Zoë (Sponsor), show me subscription revenue by marketing channel, in the state that Lebron James was born, in the quarter that apple released iOS update 14.5.”
When everyone on your team can ask questions and get the answers they need to do their job, better things will happen for your brand.
Zenlytic combines the power of Open AI’s GPT-3 with the accuracy of their own proprietary data model to empower humans with data.
🛠️ Cool Tools
Product launches, updates and demos
Zuva - Embeddable contracts AI that’s dead simple to use. (link)
Chat by Copy AI - Research, create, and achieve. (link)
AI Chat from User - Automate your customer support instantly with AI. (link)
Atri Labs - The Python web framework to build stunning apps. (link)
Lume - Automate data integrations with no code. (link)
DuckAssist - A new feature that generates natural language answers to search queries using Wikipedia in the DuckDuckGo browser. (link)
Fini - Turn your knowledge base into an AI chat, in 2 minutes. (link)
AI lawyer - Get instant legal advice and document creation tools. (link)
KnowBuddy - Meet the most knowledgeable contact on your phone. (link)
ChatGPT template in FlutterFlow - Launch your own branded version of chatGPT. (link)
Teleprompter - A recurrent neural network trained on 50,000 of the best Midjourney prompts. (link)
Supafan - Tell what you love about Supabase and generate GIFs to show it. (link)
Micasa - AI interior designer, mobile app on playstore. (link)
CaptionGen - Generate the perfect caption with the help of ChatGPT. (link)
FinalScout - Email hunter for Linkedin. (link)
News, podcasts, videos, blogs etc
How Google’s 2021 AI ethics debate foreshadowed the future. (link)
Behind the scenes of generating a short film “Do the Evolution”. The creator Ricardo Villavicencio used Runway ML’s Magic tools to create it. (link)
Secret cyborgs - The present disruption in three papers. (link)
Microsoft, Google-backed group wants to boost AI education in low-income schools. (link)
Worldcoin, cofounded by Sam Altman, is betting the next big thing in AI is proving you are human. (link)
GPS for GPUs - Accurately tracking supercomputer clusters around the world. (link)
Forethought aims to build more accurate chatbots with constrained generative AI models. (link)
ChatGPT's API is so good and cheap, it makes most text generating AI obsolete. (link)
The new Bing and Edge - Progress from our first month. (link)
Humane raises $100m in Series C round as it builds device and services platform for the AI era. (link)
Sam Altman invested $180 million into a company trying to delay death. (link)
How-to’s and resources
How to use Apple Shortcuts to integrate GPT-3 in macOS and iOS. (link)
Make a question answer chatbot using LLama-Index & LangChain. (link)
Part 1 of Python for AI development course from Assembly AI - Dev environment setup. (link)
Introduction to data labelling in Hugging Face spaces using Label Studio. (link)
How Sumplete, an unique puzzle game, was invented and coded entirely by AI. (link)
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Published research papers
TRACT from Apple - Denoising diffusion models with transitive closure time-distillation. (link)
Video-P2P - Video editing with cross-attention control. (link)
ODISE from Nvidia - Open-vocabulary panoptic segmentation with text-to-image diffusion models. (link)
Magnushammer - A transformer-based approach to premise selection increasing the proof rate from 57% to 71%. (link)
X-Avatar - Expressive human avatars. (link)
Cost-effective hyperparameter optimization for large language model generation inference. (link)
Visual ChatGPT from Microsoft - Talking, drawing and editing with visual foundation models. (link)
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