Last Week in AI

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6 days ago

Our 162nd episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/
Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai
Timestamps + links:
Tools & Apps
(00:02:50) AI-Music Arms Race: Meet Udio, the Other ChatGPT for Music
(00:07:42) Anthropic launches external tool use for Claude AI, enabling stock ticker integrations and more
(00:11:51) Building LLMs for Code Repair
(00:14:16) Early Reviews of Humane AI Pin Aren’t Impressed
(00:16:23) Microsoft 365’s Copilot gets a GPT-4 Turbo upgrade and improved image generation
(00:18:41) AI editing tools are coming to all Google Photos users
Applications & Business
(00:19:21) Google announces the Cloud TPU v5p, its most powerful AI accelerator yet
(00:23:32) Meta unveils its newest custom AI chip as it races to catch up
(00:27:27) Intel Unveils New AI Accelerator in Bid to Challenge Nvidia
(00:30:46) Adobe Is Buying Videos for $3 Per Minute to Build AI Model
(00:32:55) OpenAI transcribed over a million hours of YouTube videos to train GPT-4
(00:36:23) Waymo will launch paid robotaxi service in Los Angeles on Wednesday
(00:37:23) OpenAI removes Sam Altman's ownership of its Startup Fund
Projects & Open Source
(00:39:51) Mistral AI Stuns With Surprise Launch of New Mixtral 8x22B Model
(00:43:54) Google updates its Gemma AI model family with variants for coding and research
(00:47:04) Aurora-M: The First Open Source Multilingual Language Model Red-teamed according to the U.S. Executive Order
Research & Advancements
(00:52:08) Mixture-of-Depths: Dynamically allocating compute in transformer-based language models
(00:57:41) Leave No Context Behind: Efficient Infinite Context Transformers with Infini-attention
(01:03:31) Octopus v2: On-device language model for super agent
(01:07:54) Bigger is not Always Better: Scaling Properties of Latent Diffusion Models
(01:09:54) Many-shot Jailbreaking
Policy & Safety
(01:15:08) Schiff unveils AI training transparency measure
(01:20:25) Linwei Ding was a Google software engineer. He was also a prolific thief of trade secrets, say prosecutors.
(01:26:11) Responsible Reporting for Frontier AI Development
(01:30:08) US govt wants to talk to tech companies about AI electricity demands — eyes nuclear fusion and fission
(01:32:39) Washington state judge blocks use of AI-enhanced video as evidence in possible first-of-its-kind ruling
(01:36:45) Trudeau announces $2.4 billion for AI-related investments
Synthetic Media & Art
(01:39:26) Billie Eilish, Pearl Jam, Nicki Minaj Among 200 Artists Calling for Responsible AI Music Practices
Fun!
(01:41:52) OpenAI's Sora just made its first music video and it's like a psychedelic trip

Sunday Mar 31, 2024

Our 161st episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
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Note - one extra story we didn't get to but worth knowing from this week: ‘Totally surreal’: OpenAI shares first short films created with new AI tool Sora
Timestamps + links:
(00:00:00) Intro / Banter
Tools & Apps
(00:05:20) Google starts testing AI overviews from SGE in main Google search interface
(00:10:00) Adobe’s new GenStudio platform is an AI factory for advertisers
(00:13:53) Claude-3 Haiku has reached GPT-4 level by our user preference
(00:15:26) Microsoft Teams is getting smarter Copilot AI features
(00:17:16) Samsung is beating Apple in the race to bring AI to smartphones
(00:19:18) Elon Musk says all premium subscribers on X will gain access to AI chatbot Grok this week
Applications & Business
(00:22:36) Stability AI CEO resigns to ‘pursue decentralized AI’
(00:26:43) Amazon spends $2.75 billion on AI startup Anthropic in its largest venture investment yet
(00:31:16) Intel Gaudi 2 Accelerators Showcase Competitive Performance Per Dollar Against NVIDIA H100 In MLPerf 4.0 GenAI Benchmarks
(00:33:43) Chip Startup Celestial AI Lands Massive $175M Series C
(00:36:10) Accenture Invests in Sanctuary AI to Bring AI-Powered, Humanoid Robotics to Work Alongside Humans
(00:37:44) Humanoid robots are joining the Mercedes-Benz workforce
Projects & Open Source
(00:38:40) Introducing DBRX: A New State-of-the-Art Open LLM
(00:44:06) Common Corpus: A Large Public Domain Dataset for Training LLMs
(00:46:07) DROID: A Large-Scale In-the-Wild Robot Manipulation Dataset
(00:48:15) InternLM2 Technical Report
Research & Advancements
(00:51:49) TacticAI: an AI assistant for football tactics
(00:55:44) On the Conversational Persuasiveness of Large Language Models: A Randomized Controlled Trial
(00:59:26) AutoDev: Automated AI-Driven Development
(01:02:48) Reverse Training to Nurse the Reversal Curse
(01:07:43) Cobra: Extending Mamba to Multi-Modal Large Language Model for Efficient Inference
(01:09:48) Gamba: Marry Gaussian Splatting with Mamba for single view 3D reconstruction
Policy & Safety
(01:11:12) General Assembly adopts landmark resolution on artificial intelligence
(01:16:24) Israel Deploys Expansive Facial Recognition Program in Gaza
(01:19:49) LINEARITY OF RELATION DECODING IN TRANSFORMER LANGUAGE MODELS
(01:24:52) US Weighs Sanctioning Huawei’s Secretive Chinese Chip Network
(01:27:51) New York City welcomes robotaxis — but only with safety drivers
(01:28:40) The White House Puts New Guardrails on Government Use of AI
Synthetic Media & Art
(01:31:17) BBC Will Stop Using AI For ‘Doctor Who’ Promotion After Receiving Complaints

Sunday Mar 24, 2024

Our 160th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
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Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai
Timestamps + links:
Tools & Apps
(00:01:36) Adobe Substance 3D’s AI features can turn text into backgrounds and textures
(00:05:04) OpenAI’s chatbot store is filling up with spam
(00:11:02) Apple’s AI ambitions could include Google or OpenAI
Applications & Business
(00:13:31) Nvidia reveals Blackwell B200 GPU, the ‘world’s most powerful chip’ for AI
(00:19:34) Microsoft to Pay Inflection AI $650 Million After Scooping Up Most of Staff
(00:24:33) Figure 01: Conversations & Actions in Humanoid Robotics!
(00:28:07) OpenAI's GPT-4.5 Turbo leaked on search engines and could launch in June
(00:30:32) Abu Dhabi in talks to invest in OpenAI chip venture
(00:33:43) Nvidia Announces GR00T, a Foundation Model For Humanoids
Projects & Open Source
(00:35:38) Open Release of Grok-1
(00:41:25) Stability AI brings a new dimension to video with Stable Video 3D
(00:44:23) Colossal-AI Team Introduces Open-Sora: An Open-Source Library for Video Generation
(00:45:43) Evolutionary Optimization of Model Merging Recipes
Research & Advancements
(00:46:52) DiPaCo: Distributed Path Composition
(00:53:58) MM1: Methods, Analysis & Insights from Multimodal LLM Pre-training
(00:59:37) PERL: Parameter Efficient Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback
(01:01:55) VideoAgent: Long-form Video Understanding with Large Language Model as Agent
(01:05:38) MusicHiFi: Fast High-Fidelity Stereo Vocoding
Policy & Safety
(01:06:44) The WMDP Benchmark: Measuring and Reducing Malicious Use With Unlearning
(01:12:43) Exclusive: U.S. Must Move ‘Decisively’ to Avert ‘Extinction-Level’ Threat From AI, Government-Commissioned Report Says
(01:18:18) Evaluating Frontier Models for Dangerous Capabilities
(01:22:55) Chinese and western scientists identify ‘red lines’ on AI risks
(01:26:11) Google fined $272M by French government over AI use of news content
(01:27:58) Elvis Act Signed Into Tennessee Law to Protect Musicians From AI Deepfakes
Synthetic Media & Art
(01:30:17) AI-Generated Science
(01:35:35) YouTube adds new AI-generated content labeling tool
Fun!
(01:37:29) 10 of My Most Popular Text-To-Image Series (+Prompts)

Monday Mar 18, 2024

Our 159th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
Check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there’s a video version on YouTube.
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Timestamps + links:
Intro / Banter
Tools & Apps
(00:03:24) Inflection-2.5: meet the world's best personal AI
(00:06:37) Introducing Devin, the first AI software engineer
(00:11:00) DoorDash’s new AI-powered ‘SafeChat+’ tool automatically detects verbal abuse
(00:12:44) Anthropic releases Claude 3 Haiku, an AI model built for speed and affordability
(00:13:30) Pika Labs just added sound effects to its generative AI videos — here’s how it sounds
(00:15:33) Salesforce announces new AI tools for doctors
Applications & Business
(00:17:33) Sam Altman Rejoins OpenAI Board Along With Three New Directors
(00:21:15) Cohere releases powerful ‘Command-R’ language model for enterprise use
(00:23:16) Building Meta’s GenAI Infrastructure
(00:25:53) Baidu Launches China's First 24/7 Robotaxi Service
Projects & Open Source
(00:26:54) Croissant: a metadata format for ML-ready datasets
(00:29:40) SaulLM-7B: A pioneering Large Language Model for Law
(00:31:45) Kai-Fu Lee’s AI Company “01.AI” Announces the Open Source of the Yi-9B Model
Research & Advancements
(00:33:50) A generalist AI agent for 3D virtual environments
(00:39:16) Stealing Part of a Production Language Model
(00:42:01) Data Interpreter: An LLM Agent For Data Science
(00:43:54) ShortGPT: Layers in Large Language Models are More Redundant Than You Expect
(00:44:55) PixArt-Σ: Weak-to-Strong Training of Diffusion Transformer for 4K Text-to-Image Generation
Policy & Safety
(00:46:24) World’s first major act to regulate AI passed by European lawmakers
(00:48:57) US spearheads first UN resolution on artificial intelligence — aimed at ensuring equal access
(00:51:27) Google restricts election-related queries for its Gemini chatbot
Synthetic Media & Art
(00:52:43) Researchers tested leading AI models for copyright infringement using popular books, and GPT-4 performed worst
(00:55:27) Nvidia Says NeMo AI Platform Complies With Copyright After Authors’ Complaint
(00:57:23) Five of this year’s Pulitzer finalists are AI-powered
Fun!
(00:58:12) I made by Superman action figure talk with Pika Labs’ new AI lip sync tool — watch this

Sunday Mar 10, 2024

Our 158th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
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Timestamps + links:
Tools & Apps
(00:01:05) Introducing the next generation of Claude
(00:16:05) Competition in AI video generation heats up as Deepmind alums unveil Haiper
(00:19:40) Meta AI creates ahistorical images, like Google Gemini
(00:22:12) Ideogram Is A New AI Image Generator That Obliterates the Competition, Outperforming MidJourney and Dall-E 3
(00:24:25) Wix’s new AI chatbot builds websites in seconds based on prompts
(00:26:34) I used generative AI to turn my story into a comic—and you can too
Applications & Business
(00:27:40) Elon Musk sues OpenAI and CEO Sam Altman for putting profits above humanity , OpenAI Fires Back at Musk Allegations With Trove of Emails
(00:35:42) Inside the Crisis at Google
(00:38:36) It’s official: Waymo robotaxis are now free to use freeways and leave San Francisco
(00:40:33) Nvidia's next-gen AI GPUs could draw an astounding 1000 Watts each, a 40 percent increase — Dell spills the beans on B100 and B200 in its earnings call
(00:42:43) AI chip startup Groq forms new business unit, acquires Definitive Intelligence
Projects & Open Source
(00:45:13) StarCoder 2 and The Stack v2: The Next Generation
(00:49:05) Introducing TripoSR: Fast 3D Object Generation from Single Images
(00:51:21) H2O AI releases Danube, a super-tiny LLM for mobile applications
Research & Advancements
(00:52:27) AtP*: An efficient and scalable method for localizing LLM behaviour to components
(00:58:28) Stable Diffusion 3: Research Paper
(01:02:10) Approaching Human-Level Forecasting with Language Models
(01:05:34) Here Come the AI Worms
(01:08:20) High-speed humanoid feels like a step change in robotics
(01:12:26) Functional Benchmarks for Robust Evaluation of Reasoning Performance, and the Reasoning Gap
Policy & Safety
(01:15:18) India reverses AI stance, requires government approval for model launches
(01:19:16) When Your AIs Deceive You: Challenges with Partial Observability of Human Evaluators in Reward Learning
(01:24:45) OpenAI signs open letter to build AI responsibly just days after Elon Musk sued the company for putting profit ahead of people
(01:27:37) AI-generated articles prompt Wikipedia to downgrade CNET’s reliability rating
(01:29:40) Malicious AI models on Hugging Face backdoor users’ machines
(01:32:25) China offers AI computing ‘vouchers’ to its underpowered start-ups
Synthetic Media & Art
(01:34:18) Trump supporters target black voters with faked AI images
(01:37:10) AI-Generated Kara Swisher Biographies Flood Amazon
(01:39:55) Inside the World of AI TikTok Spammers
(01:43:35) Twitter is becoming a 'ghost town' of bots as AI-generated spam content floods the internet
Fun!
(01:46:35) Man tries to steal driverless car in L.A., doesn’t get far: police

Sunday Mar 03, 2024

Our 157th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
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Timestamps + links:
(00:00:00) Intro / Banter
Tools & Apps
(00:04:55) Google apologizes for ‘missing the mark’ after Gemini generated racially diverse Nazis
(00:15:07) Stability announces Stable Diffusion 3, a next-gen AI image generator
(00:19:04) Mistral AI releases new model to rival GPT-4 and its own chat assistant
(00:24:56) Windows just got its own Magic Eraser to AI-modify your photos
(00:25:47) Adobe previews new cutting-edge generative AI tools for crafting and editing custom audio
(00:27:47) AI video wars heat up as Pika adds Lip Sync powered by ElevenLabs
Applications & Business
(00:30:09) Microsoft Strikes Deal with France’s Mistral AI
(00:33:45) Figure Raises $675M at $2.6B Valuation and Signs Collaboration Agreement with OpenAI
(00:37:05) Nvidia posts record revenue up 265% on booming AI business
(00:39:54) MediaTek’s latest chipsets are now ‘optimized’ for Gemini Nano
(00:41:28) Tumblr’s owner is striking deals with OpenAI and Midjourney for training data, says report
(00:43:45) Mistral AI models coming soon to Amazon Bedrock
Projects & Open Source
(00:44:34) Generative AI Startup Mistral Releases Free ‘Open-Source’ 7.3B Parameter LLM
(00:46:57) Google Delves Deeper Into Open Source with Launch of Gemma AI Model
(00:51:10) Microsoft releases its internal generative AI red teaming tool to the public
(00:54:25) Introducing Phind-70B – closing the code quality gap with GPT-4 Turbo while running 4x faster
Research & Advancements
(00:57:51) Genie: Generative Interactive Environments
(01:07:08) Griffin: Mixing Gated Linear Recurrences with Local Attention for Efficient Language Models
(01:15:16) Quantum Circuit Optimization with AlphaTensor
(01:20:56) Back to Basics: Revisiting REINFORCE Style Optimization for Learning from Human Feedback in LLMs
(01:22:10) Repetition Improves Language Model Embeddings
Policy & Safety
(01:25:45) AI Warfare Is Already Here
(01:29:36) Man admits to paying magician $150 to create anti-Biden robocall
(01:32:45) Google DeepMind forms a new org focused on AI safety
(01:34:53)  Facebook whistleblower, AI godfather join hundreds calling for deepfake regulation
US regulators investigate whether OpenAI investors were misled, say reports
(01:36:51)  Users Say Microsoft's AI Has Alternate Personality as Godlike AGI That Demands to Be Worshipped
Synthetic Media & Art
(01:40:23) The Intercept, Raw Story, and AlterNet sue OpenAI and Microsoft
(01:41:15) A viral photo of a guy smoking in McDonald's is completely fake — and of course made by AI
Fun!
(01:42:54) Impossible AI Food

Sunday Feb 25, 2024

Our 156th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/
Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai
Timestamps + links:
(00:00:00) Intro / Banter
Tools & Apps(00:02:16) OpenAI introduces Sora, its text-to-video AI model
(00:13:24) Gemini 1.5 is Google’s next-gen AI model — and it’s already almost ready
(00:24:00) Groq AI model goes viral and rivals ChatGPT, challenges Elon Musk’s Grok
(00:29:26) Introducing IP Adapters: Create Consistent Game Assets in Seconds
(00:31:36) Report: OpenAI working on web search product
(00:33:20) Adobe Acrobat adds generative AI to ‘easily chat with documents’
Applications & Business(00:34:17) Sam Altman owns OpenAI's venture capital fund
(00:38:17) Reddit Signs AI Content Licensing Deal Ahead of IPO
(00:41:15) Nvidia reveals its Eos supercomputer for AI processing sporting 4,608 H100 GPUs
(00:44:41) Google quietly launches internal AI model named 'Goose' to help employees write code faster, leaked documents show
(00:46:24) Chinese start-up Moonshot AI raises US$1 billion in funding round led by Alibaba and VC HongShan amid strong interest for OpenAI-type firms
(00:50:06)  AI Computing Firm Lambda Raises $320 Million in Fresh Funding
(00:51:01) Exclusive: Ex-Salesforce Co-CEO Bret Taylor and longtime Googler Clay Bavor raised $110 million to bring AI ‘agents’ to business
Projects & Open Source(00:51:41) BioMistral: A Collection of Open-Source Pretrained Large Language Models for Medical Domains
(00:54:33) Nomic AI Releases the First Fully Open-Source Long Context Text Embedding Model that Surpasses OpenAI Ada-002 Performance on Various Benchmarks
Research & Advancements(00:57:33) Meta unveils V-JEPA AI model that improves training by learning from video
(01:04:51) Chain-of-Thought Reasoning Without Prompting
(01:09:45) OS-Copilot: Towards Generalist Computer Agents with Self-Improvement
(01:11:40) World Model on Million-Length Video And Language With RingAttention
(01:15:00) Amazon AGI Team Say Their AI Is Showing "Emergent Abilities"
Policy & Safety(01:17:15) Hackers for China, Russia and Others Used OpenAI Systems, Report Says
(01:21:15) House leaders launch bipartisan artificial intelligence task force
(01:25:08) Your fingerprints can be recreated from the sounds made when you swipe on a touchscreen — Chinese and US researchers show new side channel can reproduce fingerprints to enable attacks
(01:27:05) States are introducing 50 AI-related bills per week
(01:28:12) Air Canada found liable for chatbot's bad advice on plane tickets
(01:30:26) The FTC warned about ‘quiet’ TOS changes for AI training. Here’s why it might not be enough
Synthetic Media & Art(01:32:13) Sarah Silverman’s lawsuit against OpenAI partially dismissed
Fun & Miscellaneous(01:36:14) A Visual Guide to Mamba and State Space Models
(01:38:00) Scientific Journal Publishes AI-Generated Rat with Gigantic Penis In Worrying Incident
(01:40:50) Helen Mirren Rips Up AI-Generated Speech at American Cinematheque Awards
(01:41:40) Microsoft's game-changing Super Bowl ad

Friday Feb 16, 2024

Our 155th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
Correction: Andrey said CLIP came out with DALL-E 2; it came out alongside the first DALL-E.
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Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai
Timestamps + links:
(00:00:00) Intro / Banter
Tools & Apps(00:03:45) ChatGPT is getting ‘memory’ to remember who you are and what you like
(00:08:20) Reka Flash: An Efficient and Capable Multimodal Language Model
(00:14:22) Say What? Chat With RTX Brings Custom Chatbot to NVIDIA RTX AI PCs
Applications & Business(00:17:49) Sam Altman Seeks Trillions of Dollars to Reshape Business of Chips and AI
(00:26:12) Report: China’s SMIC to begin production of 5nm chips for Huawei
(00:30:32) A crowd destroyed a driverless Waymo car in San Francisco
(00:34:18) OpenAI reportedly developing two AI agents to automate entire work processes
(00:37:23) Cruise names first chief safety officer following crash and controversy
Projects & Open Source(00:39:15) Cohere for AI launches open source LLM for 101 languages
(00:43:10 ) BUD-E: ENHANCING AI VOICE ASSISTANTS’ CONVERSATIONAL QUALITY, NATURALNESS AND EMPATHY
(00:47:36) EVA-CLIP-18B: Scaling CLIP to 18 Billion Parameters
(00:51:30) Introducing Stable Cascade
Research & Advancements(00:53:14) SELF-DISCOVER: Large Language Models Self-Compose Reasoning Structures
(01:01:30) BlackMamba: Mixture of Experts for State-Space Models
(01:05:34) An Interactive Agent Foundation Model
(01:09:00) Grandmaster-Level Chess Without Search
(01:13:42) More Agents Is All You Need
(01:16:04) MusicMagus: Zero-Shot Text-to-Music Editing via Diffusion Models
Policy & Safety(01:16:41) Debating with More Persuasive LLMs Leads to More Truthful Answers
(01:23:49) In Big Tech’s backyard, California lawmaker unveils landmark AI bill
(01:28:06) AI Deployed Nukes 'to Have Peace in the World' in Tense War Simulation
(01:31:32) Protesters gather outside OpenAI office, opposing military AI and AGI
(01:35:43) AI safeguards can easily be broken, UK Safety Institute finds
Synthetic Media & Art(01:39:35) Stability, Midjourney, Runway hit back in AI art lawsuit
(01:42:25) AI Companies Take Hit as Judge Says Artists Have “Public Interest” In Pursuing Lawsuits
(01:44:42) Outro

Sunday Feb 11, 2024

Our 154th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
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Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai
Correction: Andrey mentioned "State space machines", he meant "State space models"
Timestamps + links:
(00:00:00) Intro / Banter
Tools & Apps(00:02:06) Google Releases Gemini, an A.I.-Driven Chatbot and Voice Assistant
(00:05:56) Copilot gets a big redesign and a new way to edit your AI-generated images
(00:09:40) Arc Search's AI responses launched as an unfettered experience with no guardrails
(00:12:40) Brilliant Labs’s Frame glasses serve as multimodal AI assistant
(00:15:30) Stability AI launches SVD 1.1, a diffusion model for more consistent AI videos
(00:16:18) OpenAI launches ChatGPT app for Apple Vision Pro
Applications & Business(00:19:04) A Waymo robotaxi hit a cyclist in San Francisco – here’s what happened
(00:23:30) Canon plans to disrupt chipmaking with low-cost “stamp” machine
(00:27:33) US industry group calls for multilateral chip export controls to address disadvantage over Korea, other allies
(00:30:10) U.S. blocks shipment of 24 Nvidia AI GPUs to China over concerns about self-driving truck company
(00:32:24) Nvidia reportedly selects Intel Foundry Services for GPU packaging production — could produce over 300,000 H100 GPUs per month
Projects & Open Source(00:37:23) Allen Institute for AI launches open and transparent OLMo large language model
(00:42:46) Meet ‘Smaug-72B’: The new king of open-source AI
(00:47:02) Introducing Qwen1.5
(00:50:54) Hugging Face launches open source AI assistant maker to rival OpenAI’s custom GPTs
(00:53:20)  Apple releases ‘MGIE’, a revolutionary AI model for instruction-based image editing
Research & Advancements(00:54:30) Learning Universal Predictors
(01:01:00) Can Mamba Learn How to Learn? A Comparative Study on In-Context Learning Tasks
(01:04:40) MusicRL: Aligning Music Generation to Human Preferences
(01:05:47) FP6-LLM: Efficiently Serving Large Language Models Through FP6-CentricAlgorithm-System Co-Design
(01:09:06) AgentBoard: An Analytical Evaluation Board of Multi-turn LLM Agents
(01:12:36) Specialized Language Models with Cheap Inference from Limited Domain Data
Policy & Safety(01:13:22) EU’s AI Act passes last big hurdle on the way to adoption
(01:17:04) Building an early warning system for LLM-aided biological threat creation
(01:23:44) FCC votes to ban scam robocalls that use AI-generated voices
(01:24:33) Biden administration names a director of the new AI Safety Institute
(01:26:23) OpenAI's GPT-4 finally meets its match: Scots Gaelic smashes safety guardrails
Synthetic Media & Art(01:28:04) AI poisoning tool Nightshade received 250,000 downloads in 5 days: ‘beyond anything we imagined’
(01:30:24) Labeling AI-Generated Images on Facebook, Instagram and Threads
(01:33:06) OpenAI is adding new watermarks to DALL-E 3
(01:34:38)  Following lawsuit, rep admits “AI” George Carlin was human-written
 (01:36:20) Outro

Sunday Feb 04, 2024

Our 153rd episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
Check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there’s a video version on YouTube.
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Timestamps + links:
(00:00:00)  Intro / Banter
Synthetic Media & Art
(00:03:15) Trolls have flooded X with graphic Taylor Swift AI fakes
(00:08:30) YouTube Deletes 1,000 Videos of Celebrity AI Scam Ads
(00:10:20) Iceland Has Its Own AI George Carlin Moment, Considers Law Against Deepfaking the Dead
(00:12:20) Guns N’ Roses share AI-generated video for ‘The General’
Tools & Apps
(00:13:30) Microsoft Makes Swift Changes to AI Tool
(00:16:38) OpenAI drops prices and fixes ‘lazy’ GPT-4 that refused to work
(00:20:40) ChatGPT's new "@GPT" feature paves the way for OpenAI's vision of a universal assistant
(00:23:47)  ChatGPT finally has competition — Google Bard with Gemini just matched it with a huge upgrade
(00:26:37) Browser alternatives Brave, Arc, add new AI integrations
(00:28:37) Baidu's Ernie AI chatbot to power Samsung's new Galaxy S24 smartphones
Applications & Business
(00:30:40) AI companies lose $190 billion in market cap after Alphabet and Microsoft report
(00:34:25) Cruise wasn’t hiding the pedestrian-dragging video from regulators — it just had bad internet
(00:40:32) Hugging Face teams up with Google to accelerate open AI development
(00:43:33) Elon Musk's xAI eyes $6 billion funding to challenge ChatGPT maker OpenAI
(00:47:22)  AI Chip Startup Rebellions Snags Funding to Challenge Nvidia
Projects & Open Source
(00:50:07) New open source AI coding tool surpasses its inspiration: Google DeepMind’s AlphaCode
(00:53:00) Meta’s free Code Llama AI programming tool closes the gap with GPT-4
(00:54:30) DeepSeek-Coder: When the Large Language Model Meets Programming -- The Rise of Code Intelligence
Lighting round
Research & Advancements
(00:55:50) Meta-Prompting: Enhancing Language Models with Task-Agnostic Scaffolding
(01:05:15) EAGLE: Speculative Sampling Requires Rethinking Feature Uncertainty
(01:09:20) Are Vision Transformers More Data Hungry Than Newborn Visual Systems?
(01:15:52) Circuit Component Reuse Across Tasks in Transformer Language Models
(01:20:30) A ‘Shocking’ Amount of the Web Is Already AI-Translated Trash, Scientists Determine
Policy & Safety
(01:22:45) Taylor Swift AI images prompt US bill to tackle nonconsensual, sexual deepfakes
(01:27:50) OpenAI and Google will be required to notify the government about AI models
(01:32:12) The campaign to take down the Biden AI executive order
(01:33:06) Rep. Jeff Jackson Introduces Bipartisan CLOUD AI Act to Stop China from Remotely Using American Technology to Build AI Tools
(01:39:00) AI Startup ElevenLabs Bans Account Blamed for Biden Audio Deepfake
(01:40:06) How the West Can Match Russia in Drone Innovation
(01:45:15) Outro

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