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PLUS: Zuckerberg, Altman Offer Support for EU Regulation of AI

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Ryan Renolds has to be AI. Everything he touches turns to gold. Deadpool. Any Ad he does. Wrexham FC. And now, through the transitive property, the F1 Team Alpine Racing. An unreal track record.

Oh wait… he was in Green Lantern. Hmm, nvm actually, he might be human.

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🧵 In today's edition:

  • 🪬 Adobe has your back

  • 🌌 Starships were meant to… talk?

  • 🙏 😨 🤖 Hope, Fear, and AI

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

🤖 Top AI News

🪬 Adobe has your back

Source: Ars Technica || Actual Source: Adobe Firefly 😏

In this new age of AI-generated images and art, some companies are concerned about legal issues if the AI-generated content infringes on copyrights or violates any laws.

To address this, Adobe is doing something pretty neat.

They have written an indemnity clause for the company's generative AI art creation tool, Firefly, that will cover any copyright claims related to works generated in the tool.

What does it mean? Adobe will cover the costs and take care of any damages or claims for legal disputes related to AI-generated content created using Firefly.

It's a great safety net for their enterprise customers, giving them peace of mind regarding the potential legal headaches of AI-generated content.

Considering this is a huge cause for concern for businesses, this move is lowkey genius, allowing their enterprise customers to use Firefly-generated content freely by taking away any legal downside risk.

Jeff Bezos would be proud of their consumer-centric approach. 

Read more: TechCrunch

🌌 Starships were meant to… talk?

NASA is developing a chatbot-like assistant to aid astronauts during space missions.

The system would be deployed on NASA's Lunar Gateway, the space station supporting their Artemis mission.

The AI’s primary goal is to support astronauts by:

  • Offering quick access to information and troubleshooting guidance

  • Helping them carry out tasks efficiently

  • Learning from interactions with astronauts, allowing it to improve its performance over time.

Over time, NASA plans to integrate the system into the larger mission control system on the ISS, enabling seamless communication between astronauts and ground control.

But don’t worry: the assistant will undergo extensive testing and development before it is deployed in space. While the chatbot is still in its early stages, NASA hopes it will enhance astronaut productivity and reduce the workload of mission control personnel.

All we can think is Oh my god. 2001: A Space Odyssey nailed it.

We all know what happened next, right…

Only a slightly terrifying situation, but we are sure nothing like this will ever happen. 🧿

Read more: Dexerto

🙏 😨 🤖 Hope, Fear, and AI

The Verge and Vox Media conducted a Trust Survey to understand consumer attitudes toward AI. They surveyed over 2,000 people in April 2023 to determine how Americans use and think about AI.

Here’s a summary of the findings:

  1. Despite AI suddenly bursting into popularity, the use of AI tools is still somewhat limited. Apart from ChatGPT, which gained 100M users in a record time, other tools like Midjourney, Bard, and Stable Diffusion are not as popular.

  2. Only 1 in 3 people have tried generative AI tools.

  3. Millennials and GenZ have the highest AI adoption rate.

  4. 74% said AI would have the biggest impact on society when given a choice between AI, AR/VR, NFTs’ and Electric Vehicles.

  5. Search, Brainstorming, and Art are the biggest AI use cases, with honorable mentions for Data Analysis and Coding.

  6. Across artwork, emails, coding, and music, most folks thought AI tools did a better job than they could have.

  7. ~ 80% of participants expressed concerns about privacy and data security issues.

  8. Expected: There was overwhelming support for AI regulation, with ~ ⅓ worried about AI’s impact on personal life and jobs.

  9. Unexpected: 64% of people were not opposed to companies producing an AI that is “conscious or sentient.

Overall: Folks have a generally positive outlook on AI but also have concerns about privacy and data security.

Despite these worries, AI adoption is increasing, and folks are becoming more comfortable with AI-powered technologies.

Check out the complete study here.

Read more: The Verge

🤑 AI Fundraising News

French VC firm Frst reaches an $80 million first close for its new seed fund to invest between €1 million and €3 million in around 30 companies.

BentoML Raises a $9M Seed Round to simplify the process to provide an all-in-one toolkit for building, scaling, and shipping AI apps.

🗞️ AI Quick-Bytes

What else is going on?

  1. AI is killing the old web, and the new web struggles to be born

  2. As the generative AI craze rages on, Ramp acquires customer support startup Cohere.io

  3. WinGPT is a new ChatGPT app for your ancient Windows 3.1 PC

  4. Databricks picks up MosaicML, an OpenAI competitor, for $1.3B

  5. SnapCalorie taps AI to estimate the caloric content of food from photos

  6. Zuckerberg, Altman Offer Support for EU Regulation of AI

  7. Amazon, Google to Expand India Investments After Modi Visit

  8. Check out Clem Delangue’s 5-minute testimony before the US Congress

🐦️ Tweet of the day

🖼️ Midjourney 5.2 is a thing of beauty

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