Last Week in AI

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Saturday Aug 26, 2023

Our 134th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
Apologies for pod being a bit late this week!
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Timestamps + links:
(00:00) Intro / Banter
(02:30) Response to listener comments / corrections
Tools & Apps(03:53) ElevenLabs Comes Out of Beta and Releases Eleven Multilingual v2 - a Foundational AI Speech Model for Nearly 30 Languages
(07:20) Meet Lilli, our generative AI tool that’s a researcher, a time saver, and an inspiration
(09:55) Google Tests an A.I. Assistant That Offers Life Advice
(11:42) Runway launches new ‘Watch’ feature as CEO says Hollywood AI discourse ‘needs to be more nuanced’ 
(12:45) The AI-powered Adobe Express is now generally available
(14:30) Snapchat is expanding further into generative AI with ‘Dreams’
(17:35) NCSoft's new AI suite is trained to streamline game production
Applications & Business(19:45) Gartner Places Generative AI on the Peak of Inflated Expectations on the 2023 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies
(28:52) State of AI Q2'23 Report
(35:45) China GPT? Tencent to Unleash Homegrown AI as Big Tech Races for Supremacy
(38:23) What you need to know about Sakana AI, the new startup from a transformer paper co-author
(43:00 )AI startup Anthropic raises $100M from Korean telco giant SK Telecom
(45:58) OpenAI acquires AI design studio Global Illumination
Projects & Open Source(48:13) Announcing AI2 OLMo, an open language model made by scientists, for scientists
(51:50) Introducing IDEFICS : An Open Reproduction of State-of-the-art Visual Langage Model
(55:45) Introducing Arthur Bench: The Most Robust Way to Evaluate LLMs
Research & Advancements(58:45) Self-Alignment with Instruction BacktranslationAutomatically Correcting Large Language Models: Surveying the landscape of diverse self-correction strategies
(01:07:00) DeepMind’s AlphaStar Benchmark Improves RL Offline Agent With 90% Win Rate Against SOTA AlphaStar Supervised Agent
(01:12:12) RAVEN: In-Context Learning with Retrieval Augmented Encoder-Decoder Language Models
(01:14:16) BOLAA: Benchmarking and Orchestrating LLM-augmented Autonomous Agents
(01:21:40) Risky Giant Steps Can Solve Optimization Problems Faster
Graph of Thoughts: Solving Elaborate Problems with Large Language Models
Policy & Safety(01:24:08) China’s new AI regulations begin to take effect
(01:28:08) The Associated Press sets AI guidelines for journalists
(01:30:45) AI Detection Tools Falsely Accuse International Students of Cheating – The Markup
Synthetic Media & Art
(01:32:08) Inside the AI Porn Marketplace Where Everything and Everyone Is for Sale
(01:35:10) AI Botched Their Headshots
(01:37:52) Outro

Friday Aug 18, 2023

Our 133rd episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
Apologies for pod being a bit late this week!
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(00:00)  Intro / Banter
Response to listener comments / corrections
Tools & Apps(05:05) ChatGPT gets several new features, including multi-document chat
(09:02) Tinder tests AI photo selection feature to help users build profiles
(12:35) GitHub Copilot can now tell developers when its suggestions match code in a public repository
Applications & Business(15:55) CoreWeave raises $2.3 billion in debt collateralized by Nvidia chips
(20:25) Nvidia GPU shortage is ‘top gossip’ of Silicon Valley
(23:30) NVIDIA: GPU Supply Issues Involve Packaging, Not Chip Wafers
(27:06) Nvidia's AI GPUs Are Selling for up to $70,000 in China
(30:00) AMD considers making a specific A.I. chip for China to comply with export controls
(31:10) AI chip firm Tenstorrent raises $100 mln from Hyundai, Samsung
(33:22) Cruise begins testing self-driving vehicles in Atlanta
(35:45) Toyota, plan to mass produce robotaxis in China
Projects & Open Source(38:08) Alibaba rolls out open-sourced AI model to take on Meta's Llama 2
Research & Advancements(42:00) Introducing AudioCraft: A Generative AI Tool For Audio and Music
(46:25) ToolLLM: Facilitating Large Language Models to Master 16000+ Real-world APIs
(52:03) Tool Documentation Enables Zero-Shot Tool-Usage with Large Language Models
(54:54) Open Problems and Fundamental Limitations of Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback
(01:00:05) Towards Generalist Biomedical AI
(01:03:53) Studying Large Language Model Generalization with Influence Functions
Policy & Safety 
(01:05:55) The AI-Powered, Totally Autonomous Future of War Is Here
(01:12:37)  ‘So important’: UK minister endorses Google’s training drive in AI arms race
(01:15:10) Generative AI services pulled from Apple App Store in China ahead of new regulations
(01:16:40) Experience: scammers used AI to fake my daughter’s kidnap
(01:19:22) The Stanford University ‘boot camp’ teaching Congress about AI
(01:22:23) Eight Months Pregnant and Arrested After False Facial Recognition Match
Synthetic Media & Art
(01:24:37)  Greg Rutkowski Was Removed From Stable Diffusion, But AI Artists Brought Him Back
(01:25:48)  An Asian MIT student asked AI to turn an image of her into a professional headshot. It made her white, with lighter skin and blue eyes.
(01:26:47) Outro

Tuesday Aug 08, 2023

Our 132nd episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
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(00:00) Intro / Banter
(01:36) Response to listener comments / corrections
Tools & Apps(05:05) OpenAI Quietly Shuts Down Its AI Detection Tool
(07:45) New AI Tool 'FraudGPT' Emerges, Tailored for Sophisticated Attacks
(10:55) JetBrains IDE update previews “deeply integrated” AI Assistant
(14:35) No More Paperwork? Amazon AI Tool Transcribes Patient Visits for Doctors
(16:11) Photoshop’s new generative AI feature lets you ‘uncrop’ images
(19:11) Wayfair’s AI tool can redraw your living room and sell you furniture
Applications & Business(21:25) Apple Tests ‘Apple GPT,’ Develops Generative AI Tools to Catch OpenAI
(28:10) Facing more nimble rivals, OpenAI won’t bend … yet
(32:00) OpenAI's head of trust and safety steps down
(33:15) Google turns to AI in the race to dub YouTube
(35:28) Samsung extends cut in memory chip production, will focus on high-end AI chips instead
(36:50) Microsoft to supply AI tech to Japan government, Nikkei reports
(38:20) Protect AI raises $35M to build a suite of AI-defending tools
Projects & Open Source(41:56) Why Meta is giving away its extremely powerful AI model
(49:25) Llama and ChatGPT Are Not Open-Source
(52:15) Hugging Face, GitHub and more unite to defend open source in EU AI legislation
Research & Advancements(55:45) AI researchers say they've found 'virtually unlimited' ways to bypass Bard and ChatGPT's safety rules
(01:03:48) RT-2: New model translates vision and language into action
(01:09:50) (Ab)using Images and Sounds for Indirect Instruction Injection in Multi-Modal LLMs
(01:13:26) Retentive Network: A Successor to Transformer for Large Language Models
(01:18:50) STEVE-1: A Generative Model for Text-to-Behavior in Minecraft
(01:20:42) Brain2Music: Reconstructing Music from Human Brain Activity
Policy & Safety(01:23:48) Major generative AI players join to create the Frontier Model Forum
(01:29:14) Cleaning Up ChatGPT Takes Heavy Toll on Human Workers
(01:32:46) America Already Has an AI Underclass
(01:35:04) AI leaders warn Senate of twin risks: moving too slow and moving too fast
(01:38:35) The Robots We Were Afraid of Are Already Here 
Synthetic Media & Art(01:42:30) This new tool could protect your pictures from AI manipulation
(01:44:16) Outro

Tuesday Aug 01, 2023

Our 131th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
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Timestamps + links:
(00:00) Intro / Banter
(04:18) Listener feedback/comments
Tools & Apps
(07:00) ChatGPT Plus gets custom instructions, allowing it to remember how you want it to behave
(09:20) GitHub’s Copilot Chat AI feature is now available in public beta
(12:38) Wix’s new tool can create entire websites from prompts
(15:32) Google Bard is now available in the EU
Applications & Business
(17:15) An A.I. Supercomputer Whirs to Life, Powered by Giant Computer Chips
(20:35) Microsoft closes at record after revealing pricing for new A.I. subscription
(23:00) Elon Musk threw nine-figure promises at top AI researchers
(26:28) Machine Learning Market to Hit $419.94 Billion by 2030: Grand View Research, Inc.
(28:31) Jasper, Mutiny AI Startups Cut Workers As Chatbot Rivalry Grows
(31:50) Cognaize raises $18M to build a better LLM for the finance sector, one that keeps humans in the loop
(34:34) China’s OpenAI challenger Zhipu AI gets Meituan funding
Projects & Open Source
Lighting round
Research & Advancements
(36:50) A Real-World WebAgent with Planning, Long Context Understanding, and Program Synthesis
(43:20) Is ChatGPT getting worse over time? Study claims yes, but others aren’t sure
(48:36) A simple yet effective design, coupled with remarkable durability and low cost, make this robotic gripper a promising option for many industries
(51:24) Deepfake videos prompt false memories of films in half of participants
(55:16) Researchers From Tsinghua University Introduce A Novel Machine Learning Algorithm Under The Meta-Learning Paradigm
(58:47) MLCommons launches a new platform to benchmark AI medical models
Policy & Safety
(01:02:20) Our Oppenheimer Moment: The Creation of A.I. Weapons
(01:11:55) Frontier Model Security
(01:17:15) The $1 billion gamble to ensure AI doesn’t destroy humanity
(01:22:32) 7 A.I. Companies Agree to Safeguards After Pressure From the White House
(01:27:35) The Illusion Of AI’s Existential Risk
(01:35:05) Large majority of Americans have strong reservations about A.I. emergence, CNBC survey shows
Synthetic Media & Art
(01:38:12) You’re going to see more AI-written articles whether you like it or not
(01:41:13) ‘World Of Warcraft’ Players Trick AI-Scraping Games Website Into Publishing Nonsense
(01:41:49) Google says AI tools meant to help journalists and not to replace them
(01:45:12) Actors decry 'existential crisis' over AI-generated ‘synthetic’ actors
(01:47:49) AI tool creates South Park episodes with user in starring role
(01:50:51) Outro

Monday Jul 24, 2023

Our 130th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
Co-hosted this week by Jon Krohn of the Super Data Science Podcast podcast.
Correction: Elon Musk's company is named xAI, not x.AI.
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Timestamps + links:
(00:00) Intro / Banter
(07:30) Response to listener comments / corrections
Tools & Apps
(08:30) Google’s AI-assisted note-taking app gets limited launch as NotebookLM
(14:38) Artists are losing the battle against AI. Glaze, a tool that's found a way to trick algorithms, is giving them a fighting chance.
Applications & Business
(18:20) Meta and Microsoft release Llama 2, an AI language model for commercial use
(33:24) U.S. companies are on a hiring spree for A.I. jobs—and they pay an average of $146,000 +  San Francisco Companies Got Half the World’s AI Funding So Far This Year
(35:42) 65% Of Top AI Companies Have Immigrant Founders
(36:50) Elon Musk unveils his AI company, X.AI
Spotify CEO’s startup for AI-powered preventive healthcare raises €60M
(44:25) OpenAI strikes deal with AP to pay for using its news in training AI
(46:03) Shutterstock expands deal with OpenAI to build generative AI tools
Projects & Open Source
(47:20) WormGPT – The Generative AI Tool Cybercriminals Are Using to Launch Business Email Compromise Attacks
Research & Advancements
(50:53) Meet LongLLaMA: A Large Language Model Capable of Handling Long Contexts of 256k Tokens
(56:37) Mixture-of-Experts Meets Instruction Tuning:A Winning Combination for Large Language Models
(01:03:50) AI tools are designing entirely new proteins that could transform medicine
(01:08:25) Sketch-A-Shape: Zero-Shot Sketch-to-3D Shape Generation
(01:12:57) Patch n' Pack: NaViT, a Vision Transformer for any Aspect Ratio and Resolution
(01:14:20) Scientists just used A.I. to map a fruit fly’s brain. Here’s why it’s a ‘turning point in neuroscience’
Policy & Safety
(01:25:40) What are the chances of an AI apocalypse?
(01:35:40) China finalizes first-of-its-kind rules governing generative A.I. services like ChatGPT
(01:38:57) US senators to get classified White House AI briefing Tuesday
(01:40:08) US FTC opens investigation into OpenAI
(01:41:55) UK universities draw up guiding principles on generative AI
Synthetic Media & Art
(01:42:57) Producers allegedly sought rights to replicate extras using AI, forever, for just $200 + Hollywood's 'Groundbreaking' AI Proposal for Actors Sounds Like a Nightmare
(01:44:20) Outro

Sunday Jul 09, 2023

Our 129th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
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(00:00:00) Intro / Banter
Tools & Apps(00:05:40) These 'A.I. humans' are letting gamers modify their voices in real time
(00:07:48) New Clippy app gives us a taste of AI in Windows 11
(00:10:40) ChatGPT on iOS now comes with Bing built-in
Applications & Business(00:11:50) Junk websites filled with AI-generated text are pulling in money from programmatic ads
(00:14:28) AI startups buck funding winter, grow share in ’23
(00:18:35) The TSA will use facial recognition in over 400 airports
(00:20:18) OpenAI Chooses London for Its First Corporate Office Outside US
(00:21:24) Unity shares rise 12% after company announces A.I. marketplace
(00:22:40) Fundings Inflection lands $1.3B investment to build more ‘personal’ AI
Runway, a startup building generative AI for content creators, raises $141M
Typeface, which is building generative AI for brands, raises $100M at a $1B valuation
Celestial AI raises $100M to transfer data using light-based interconnects
Gleamer, which provides AI software for radiologists, raises $29.5M
Parrot, an AI-powered transcription platform that turns speech into text, raises $11M Series A
(00:26:45) AcquisitionsDatabricks Strikes $1.3 Billion Deal for Generative AI Startup MosaicML
Meituan buys founder’s months-old ‘OpenAI for China’ for $234M
As the generative AI craze rages on, Ramp acquires customer support startup
Nvidia Acquired AI Startup That Shrinks Machine-Learning Models
Projects & Open Source(00:30:51) Unraveling GPU Inference Costs for Fine-tuned Open-source Models V/S Closed Platforms
Research & Advancements(00:33:48) Researchers From LinkedIn And UC Berkeley Propose A New Method To Detect AI-Generated Profile Photos
(00:35:35) China's Baidu claims its Ernie Bot beats ChatGPT on key tests as A.I. race heats up
(00:38:47) LeanDojo: Theorem Proving with Retrieval-Augmented Language Models
(00:40:21) Self-Improving Robots: Embracing Autonomy in Robot Learning
(00:41:48) RoboCat: A self-improving robotic agent
(00:45:05) NVIDIA H100 GPUs Set Standard for Generative AI in Debut MLPerf Benchmark 
Policy & Safety(00:46:50) From ChatGPT to executive orders: Inside the White House’s urgent push to regulate AI
(00:53:50) US considering new restrictions on AI chip exports to China, Wall Street Journal reports
(00:57:10) 17 fatalities, 736 crashes: The shocking toll of Tesla’s Autopilot
(01:00:32) European companies claim the EU’s AI Act could ‘jeopardise technological sovereignty’
Synthetic Media and Art(01:04:22) Adobe Stock creators aren’t happy with Firefly, the company’s ‘commercially safe’ gen AI tool
(01:08:27) Adobe indemnity clause designed to ease enterprise fears about AI-generated art
(01:12:17) Outro

Wednesday Jul 05, 2023

Our 128th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
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(00:00:00) Intro / Banter
Tools & Apps(00:02:00) Google extends generative AI search to places, products and virtual models
Applications & Business(00:05:52) China's ByteDance Has Gobbled Up $1 Billion of Nvidia GPUs for AI This Year
(00:10:33) Inside China's underground market for high-end Nvidia AI chips
(00:14:20) OpenAI plans app store for AI software, The Information reports
(00:16:22) AI human-voice clones are coming for the Amazon, Apple, Google audiobook
(00:18:45) Hugging Face and AMD partner on accelerating state-of-the-art models for CPU and GPU platforms
(00:22:20) Inflection debuts its own foundation AI model to rival Google and OpenAI LLMs
Projects & Open Source(00:25:05) Imitation Models and the Open-Source LLM Revolution
Research & Advancements(00:29:52) AIs trained on other AI output will start producing junk within a few generations, scientists warn
(00:34:42) GPT-4's Secret Has Been Revealed
(00:42:00) We should all be worried about AI infiltrating crowdsourced work
Policy & Safety(00:44:10) Good News! China and the US Are Talking About AI Dangers
(00:50:25) Five big takeaways from Europe’s AI Act
(00:54:44) President Biden meets with AI tech leaders in San Francisco
(00:56:25) AI-generated child sex images spawn new nightmare for the web
Synthetic Media & Art(01:00:00) LinkedIn Reveals AI Image Hunter That Catches Fake Profiles
(01:03:42) The Reddit API Blackout and the Generative AI Connection
(01:07:23) Grammys approve new rules on use of artificial intelligence

Wednesday Jun 21, 2023

Our 127th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
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(00:00) Intro / Banter
(02:50) Listener comments / corrections
(05:33) News Preview
Tools & Apps
(06:38) Teaser’s AI dating app turns you into a chatbot
(11:38) LinkedIn launches generative AI tool to write ad copy
(14:26) Adobe Express Gets Generative AI for Flashy Fliers, Social Videos
(15:33) WordPress has a new AI tool that will write blog posts for you
(17:00) Google’s Bard AI can now write and execute code to answer a question
Applications & Business
(19:00) AI at Work: What People Are Saying
(22:15) Doctors Are Using Chatbots in an Unexpected Way
(26:05) Bankers Shopping FTX's 'Hundreds of Millions of Dollars' Stake in AI Startup: Report
(28:15) OpenAI chief executive does not plan to take company public
(29:49) The $500 million robot pizza startup you never heard of has shut down, report says
(31:16) Adobe opens up its Firefly generative AI model to businesses
(32:32) Google Cloud and Salesforce team up to bolster AI offerings
(33:50) A new important Generative A.I. startup has come out of stealth
Projects & Open Source
(36:05) RedPajama 7B now available, instruct model outperforms all open 7B models on HELM benchmarks
(40:23) LlamaIndex adds private data to large language models
Research & Advancements
(42:20) Faster sorting algorithms discovered using deep reinforcement learning
(47:17) ControlVideo: Adding Conditional Control for One Shot Text-to-Video Editing
(49:50) The Curse of Recursion: Training on Generated Data Makes Models Forget
(51:20) InstructZero: Efficient Instruction Optimization for Black-Box Large Language Models
(52:55) Simple and Controllable Music Generation
(54:28) Can Large Language Models Infer Causation from Correlation?
(57:24) Inference-Time Intervention: Eliciting Truthful Answers from a Language Model
(01:01:22) Scaling audio-visual learning without labels
(01:02:34) Tree-Ring Watermarks: Fingerprints for Diffusion Images that are Invisible and Robust
(01:03:59) Shining a light on neuromorphic computing
(01:05:34) Orca: Progressive Learning from Complex Explanation Traces of GPT-4
(01:07:20) From Pixels to UI Actions: Learning to Follow Instructions via Graphical User Interfaces
(01:09:00) Mind2Web: Towards a Generalist Agent for the Web
Policy & Safety
(01:11:25) ChatGPT took their jobs. Now they walk dogs and fix air conditioners.
(01:14:04) These are the American workers most worried that A.I. will soon make their jobs obsolete
(01:17:02) A.I. poses new threats to newsrooms, and they're taking action
(01:19:18) City of Yokosuka adopts ChatGPT after favorable trial results
(01:20:35) AI generated content should be labelled, EU Commissioner Jourova says
(01:23:35) OpenAI Sued for Libel After ChatGPT Allegedly Hallucinates Man Into Embezzlement Lawsuit
(01:27:12) Lawyers blame ChatGPT for tricking them into citing bogus case law
(01:30:16) U.S. Congress to consider two new bills on artificial intelligence
Synthetic Media & Art
(01:31:46) Why Nature will not allow the use of generative AI in images and video
(01:34:30) Blush, the AI lover from the same team as Replika, is more than just a sexbot
(01:37:47) Redditor creates working anime QR codes using Stable Diffusion
(01:38:53) Runway’s Gen-2 shows the limitations of today’s text-to-video tech
(01:42:17) Outro

Tuesday Jun 13, 2023

Our 126th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
NOTE: sorry about the poor audio quality :( will be better next week!
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(00:00) Intro / Banter
(02:35) Response to listener comments / corrections
(03:20) News Preview
Tools & Apps
(04:24) Zoom can now give you AI summaries of the meetings you’ve missed
(06:02) A majority of Americans have heard of ChatGPT, but few have tried it themselves
Lighting round
(12:04) Google says Gmail on your phone just got a lot faster thanks to A.I.
(13:00) Artifact news app now uses AI to rewrite headline of a clickbait article
(15:06) Instacart launches new in-app AI search tool powered by ChatGPT
(17:17) Microsoft Has Launched “Jugalbandi”—A New Generative AI App for India
(18:34) Microsoft Teams on Windows 11 gets Discord-like communities and an AI art tool
Applications & Business
(19:55) Baidu’s $145M AI fund signals China’s push for AI self-reliance
(22:25) AI Market Set To Break The Trillion-Dollar Barrier: Surging Toward $1.06 Trillion By 2028 Whether You Trust It Or Not
(26:07) The A.I. job culling has already begun and 4,000 people lost work last month to the technology, according to a new report
(30:15) AI chatbots lose money every time you use them. That is a problem.
Lighting round
(34:00) Tech stocks surge as wave of interest in AI drives $4tn rally
(35:16) ANYBotics raises $50 million to help deploy its robot dog
(37:14) Microsoft signs deal for A.I. computing power with Nvidia-backed CoreWeave that could be worth billions
(39:40) Apple is looking for engineers to work with Generative AI in a mixed reality environment
(41:15) Lightmatter’s photonic AI hardware is ready to shine with $154M in new funding
(43:05) Character.AI, the a16z-backed chatbot startup, tops 1.7M installs in first week
Projects & Open Source
(45:21) UAE’s Falcon 40B AI model is now royalty free for commercial, research use
(47:45) Evaluating and uncovering open LLMs
Research & Advancements
(53:10) QLoRA: Efficient Finetuning of Quantized LLMs
(58:05) OpenAI is pursuing a new way to fight AI 'hallucinations'
(01:02:20) Do You Really Need Reinforcement Learning (RL) in RLHF? A New Stanford Research Proposes DPO (Direct Preference Optimization)
(01:06:50) Reward Collapse in Aligning Large Language Models
Lighting round
(01:11:15) How Should We Maximize the Planning Ability of LLMs While Reducing the Computation Cost? Meet SwiftSage : A Novel Generative Agent for Complex Interactive Reasoning Tasks, Inspired by the Dual-Process Theory of Human Cognition
(01:15:15) How to Keep Scaling Large Language Models when Data Runs Out? A New AI Research Trains 400 Models with up to 9B Parameters and 900B Tokens to Create an Extension of Chinchilla Scaling Laws for Repeated Data
(01:17:58) This AI Research Dives Into The Limitations and Capabilities of Transformer Large Language Models (LLMs), Empirically and Theoretically, on Compositional Tasks"
Policy & Safety
(01:20:55) ChatGPT Plugins Open Security Holes From PDFs, Websites and More
(01:25:02) US, Europe Working on Voluntary AI Code of Conduct as Calls Grow for Regulation
Lighting round
(01:27:58) With new grant program, OpenAI aims to crowdsource AI regulation
(01:30:34) Lawyer cited 6 fake cases made up by ChatGPT; judge calls it “unprecedented”
(01:33:13) Japan Goes All In: Copyright Doesn’t Apply To AI Training
(01:36:48) China warns of ‘complicated and challenging circumstances’ posed by AI risk
Synthetic Media & Art
(01:39:39) Welcome to the new surreal. How AI-generated video is changing film.
(01:41:02) ‘Those who hate AI are insecure’: inside Hollywood’s battle over artificial intelligence"
(01:43:20) Outro

Tuesday Jun 06, 2023

Our 125th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
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(00:00) Intro / Banter
(02:33) Response to listener comments / corrections
(05:30) News Preview
Tools & Apps(06:21) A.I. May Help Design Your Favorite Video Game Character
(12:16) Watch this Nvidia demo and imagine actually speaking to AI game characters + Nvidia unveils Avatar Cloud Engine for Games at Computex
(15:27) JPMorgan is developing a ChatGPT-like A.I. service that gives investment advice
(16:40) TikTok is testing an AI chatbot called Tako
(18:32) Zoo, a playground for text to image models
Applications & Business(20:10) Insights from American Workers: A Comprehensive Survey on AI in the Workplace
(24:29) The A.I. chip boom is pushing Nvidia toward $1 trillion, but it won't help Intel and AMD
(29:12) Hoffman and Suleyman's AI startup Inflection launches ChatGPT-like chatbot
(31:31) Eating Disorder Helpline Fires Staff, Transitions to Chatbot After Unionization
(33:51) AI startup Figure raises $70 million to build humanoid robots
Projects & Open Source(35:21) PandaGPT: One Model to Instruction-Follow Them All
(41:50) Uncensored Models
(47:30) Guanaco
(50:50) 🦍 Gorilla: Large Language Model Connected with Massive APIs
(52:17) BLOOMChat: a New Open Multilingual Chat LLM
(53:27) GirlfriendGPT - Your personal AI companion
Research & Advancements(55:45) Voyager: An Open-Ended Embodied Agent with Large Language Models
(01:02:55) A Pretrainer's Guide to Training Data: Measuring the Effects of Data Age, Domain Coverage, Quality, & Toxicity
(01:07:33) RWKV: Reinventing RNNs for the Transformer Era
(01:09:35) Enabling Large Language Models to Generate Text with Citations
(01:11:12)  Training Diffusion Models with Reinforcement Learning
Policy & Safety 
(01:14:43) PM meeting with leading CEOs in AI: 24 May 2023
(01:18:05) An early warning system for novel AI risks
[3 min] Lighting Round(01:22:07) How Rogue AIs may Arise
(01:24:30) Democratic Inputs to AI
(01:26:20) Top AI researchers and CEOs warn against ‘risk of extinction’ in 22-word statement
(01:29:30) Why an Octopus-like Creature Has Come to Symbolize the State of A.I.
Synthetic Media & Art
(01:31:48) Grimes Invited Anyone to Make A.I. Grimes Songs. Here Are Her Reviews. + I used Grimes’ AI vocals to make a hit – here’s how I did it
(01:34:27) As a lifelong Beatles fan, this AI-generated Beatles music is blowing my mind
(01:36:00) Outro

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