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PLUS: Designers sue Shein over AI ripoffs of their work

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🧵 In today's edition:

  • 🧑‍🎨 Meta gets artsy

  • 🛫 Air AI

  • 🥸 Fighting Deep Fakes

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

🤖 Top AI News

🧑‍🎨 Meta gets artsy

In today’s edition of “Meta Clones,” we have CM3Leon, the “best-in-class” art-generation model projected to perform better than DALL-E and Google’s Imagen.

Their blog states, “We believe CM3Leon’s strong performance across a variety of tasks is a step toward higher-fidelity image generation and understanding.”

Here’s why they believe that:

Traditional models rely on a process called “diffusion” to create art, where the model is given a “noisy” image, and the prompts help make the image less noisy and clearer.

Stable Diffusion and other companies have had great success with this, but it is immensely computationally heavy.

CM3Leon, on the other hand, is a transformer model that uses a technique called “attention” to “weigh the relevance of input data such as text or images.”

This technique makes the computations relatively simpler, requiring five times less compute power and a smaller training dataset than previous transformer-based methods.

The model can even follow various prompts to generate captions and answer questions about a particular image.

However, the model is yet to be released. Holding back the model seems like the smart thing to do, given the increased litigation involving copyright materials.

Read more: TechCrunch

🛫 Air AI

Holy Cow. Conversational AI might officially be here.

Introducing Air, the first-ever AI that:

  • Can have a full 10-40 minute long sales phone calls that sound like a REAL human

  • Has infinite memory and perfect recall

  • Can autonomously take actions across 5,000+ applications

Their tag: 100,000 sales and customer service reps at the tap of a button.

And no, this isn’t some theoretical product still in development.

CEO Caleb Mattix states, “Air is currently on live calls, talking to real people every single day, profitably producing for real businesses.”

With Air, you can create:

  • AI SDRs

  • 24/7 CS agent

  • Account Executives

  • Or literally anything specific for your use case (“talk like you’re Einstein,” “Be a sales rep from the 1970s,” etc.)

Overall: Air is positioning itself as the best replacement for an entire tech sales team. This is absolutely wild.

Read more: Air

🥸 Fighting Deep Fakes

Taken from Maverick AI

Out of all the AI applications we have seen to date, deep fake technology might be the most dangerous, allowing everything from spreading misinformation to hacking.

To help combat this, Intel Labs has developed a real-time deepfake detection technology, which uses AI to detect synthetic content generated by machines.

How? Instead of looking for artifacts of fakery, the technology focuses on detecting what's real.

The technique, called (take a deep breath) photoplethysmography, focuses on detecting aspects of reality, such as heart rate. 

It allows the system to see color changes in the veins due to oxygen content, indicating whether the person is real or fake.

Intel's deep fake detection technology is being implemented across various sectors and platforms, including social media tools, news agencies, and broadcasters, to mitigate the spread of deepfakes and misinformation.

Read more: ZD Net

🤑 AI Fundraising News

Zluri secures $20 million in funding to bolster its AI CoPilot feature.

🗞️ AI Quick-Bytes

What else is going on?

  1. China’s military pays tribute to AI war games “pioneer” Feng Yanghe

  2. MIT study: ChatGPT increases productivity for human workers

  3. Google's Bard AI chatbot is vulnerable to use by hackers. So is ChatGPT.

  4. Designers sue Shein over AI ripoffs of their work

  5. Elon Musk threw nine-figure promises at top AI researchers

  6. China mandates that AI must follow the “core values of socialism..”

  7. Co-founder of Stability AI, worth billions, says he was tricked into selling stake for $100

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