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Greetings and welcome to this week's AI Brews for a concise roundup of the week's major developments in AI.
In today’s issue (Issue #23):
AI Pulse: Weekly News & Insights at a Glance
AI Toolbox: Product Picks of the Week
AI Skillset: Learn & Build
🗞️🗞️ AI Pulse: Weekly News & Insights at a Glance
Stability AI launches Stable Doodle, a sketch-to-image tool that converts a simple drawing into a dynamic image. Under the hood, Stable Doodle combines Stable Diffusion XL with T2I-Adapter, which offers additional guidance to pre-trained text-to-image (SDXL) models while keeping the original large text-to-image models unchanged. Stable Doodle is available on the Clipdrop by Stability AI website and app (iOS and Google Play) [Details].
Anthropic launched Claude-2, a ChatGPT rival, supporting up to 100K tokens per prompt (corresponding to around 75,000 words), with enhanced performance in coding, math and reasoning. It’s available via API and a beta website, claude.ai, for US and UK users [Details ].
Poe by Quora has been updated: availability of Claude-2 with 100k-token window length (including for all free users), ChatGPT-16k and GPT-4-32k models and new file uploading, URL retrieval, and continue chat features. Poe also released a macOS version [Details].
Objaverse-XL, an open dataset of over 10 million 3D objects, was announced by LAION, Stability AI and others. It was used to train Zero123-XL, a foundation model for 3D that displays remarkable generalization abilities [Details |Paper].
Google's chatbot Bard has new features: Python code export to Replit, tone adjustment, audio responses, image prompts, and more. Now available in Brazil, Europe and in 40 languages [Details].
Shopify to roll out Sidekick, a new AI assistant to support merchants by providing insights into sales trends, inventory statuses etc., along with assistance in editing website themes and responding to common queries [Twitter Link].
Vercel has announced the 40 successful applicants for its AI Accelerator, selected from over 1500 applications [Details].
LAION AI released Video2Dataset: an open-source tool designed to curate video and audio datasets efficiently and at scale [Details].
Google launches NotebookLM, an experimental AI-based notebook that can interpret and interact with your Google Docs to provide insightful summaries, answer queries, create document guides and generate ideas. Currently available in the U.S. only [Details].
Elon Musk has announced the formation of a new AI startup, xAI with the goal to "understand the true nature of the universe." Elon in a twitter Space: “I think a maximally curious AI, one that is just trying to sort of understand the universe is, I think, going to be pro-humanity.” [Details].
Google's AI medical chatbot, Med-PaLM 2, is undergoing testing in several hospitals, including the Mayo Clinic. The testers of Med-PaLM 2 will have control over their encrypted data, which Google won't be able to access [Details].
ElevenLabs announced ElevenLabs Voice AI Hackathon - a 3-day online event to build applications powered by ElevenLabs voice AI models [Details].
Meta AI released a Speech Fairness Dataset with 27,000 utterances from 600 U.S. participants, aimed at enhancing speech recognition fairness [Details].
Stable Diffusion XL is available free on PlaygroundAI now [Link].
Shutterstock will supply OpenAI with training data in a six-year extended deal, in exchange of gaining priority access to OpenAI's technology. The deal also includes a collaboration to bring generative AI capabilities to mobile users through Giphy, the GIF library Shutterstock recently acquired from Meta [Details].
Chinese startup Baichuan Intelligent Technology released Baichuan-13B, a 13 billion-parameter model trained on Chinese and English data. This Transformer-based model is open-source and optimized for commercial use. Baichuan-13B is trained on 1.4 trillion tokens, exceeding Meta's LLaMa model, which uses 1 trillion tokens for its 13 billion-parameter model [Details | GitHub].
🔦 Weekly Spotlight
AI companions with memory: an open-source project by a16z to create and host AI companions that you can chat with on a browser or text via SMS [Link].
gpt-prompt-engineer: An open-source AI tool that can generate a variety of possible prompts based on a provided use-case and test cases. The system tests each prompt against all the test cases, comparing their performance and ranking them using an ELO rating system [Link].
PoisonGPT - An article on how one can modify an open-source model, GPT-J-6B, and upload it to Hugging Face to make it spread misinformation while being undetected [Link].
Danswer: an open-source Enterprise QA tool that provides reliable answers to natural language queries from internal documents, supported by source citations. [Link].
🔍 🛠️ AI Toolbox: Product Picks of the Week
💎 Textomap: Generate interactive geo maps from text sources and ChatGPT prompts.
💎 Coframe: an AI-powered A/B testing tool for websites and apps that generates user-specific content and uses feedback to continually improve it.
💎 Afforai: summarizes, translates, and answers your questions about documents, spreadsheets, and websites. It can also scrape through multiple websites and extract key information.
📕 📚 AI Skillset: Learn & Build
What AI can do with a toolbox - Getting started with Code Interpreter [Link].
Free course: Build AI Apps with ChatGPT, Dall-E and GPT-4 [Link].
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