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🧑‍💻 Bard continues to evolve

PLUS: Congress is trying to stop discriminatory algorithms

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Google. Meta. Stability AI. Today’s edition is filled with news involving some heavy hitters in the AI space.

Cool way to end the week.

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🧵 In today's edition:

  • 🧑‍💻 Bard continues to evolve

  • 🫥 Stable Doodle

  • 💼 Meta to release AI model for enterprise

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

🤖 Top AI News

🧑‍💻 Bard continues to evolve

Bard is facing a ton of competition in the chatbot space.

Hence, it’s only fitting that Google announced more Bard updates - because with great competition comes great product innovation.

Or something like that.

Here’s some rapid-fire tea:

  • Bard now supports 40 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, German, Hindi, and Spanish

  • As of today, Bard is available in Brazil and Europe

  • You can now customize Bard’s responses, making them simpler, longer, shorter, more professional, or more casual

  • ^Customization is only available in English

  • Google also announced the ability to pin, edit, revisit previous chats, and export them via shareable links.

  • Last but certainly not least - the company mentioned its commitment to its AI principles but did not provide further details, as per usual. 😏

Overall: Since announcing Bard at Google I/O in May, Google has continued to iterate heavily on V1. And from a birds-eye view, ChatGPT, Claude, and Bard are pretty much neck and next in the race for the best ChatBot.

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Read more: Mashable

🫥 Stable Doodle

Calling everyone who “professionally” doodles on the back of their notebook while they’re on hold with Spirit Airlines customer support:

Stability AI has released Stable Doodle, a service that uses AI to turn sketches into visuals.

Here are the deets:

  • Using a doodle and a quick description, the system spits out an AI-generated image.

  • How? Combining the power of Stability AI’s Stable Diffusion XL with the powerful T2I-Adapter (a condition control solution) allows for precise control over AI image generation.

Why is this important? This tool comes at an excellent time for Stability AI, which has been rapidly burning through cash and has hit a speed bump with its commercial revenues.

A viral tool = more publicity = better brand recognition = more money (occasionally)

Although Stable Doodle is currently free, we don’t expect it to be for much longer.

Give it a crack, and let us know how you like it!

Read more: TechCrunch

💼 Meta set to release open-source AI model for enterprise

The biggest question in AI today is, “Should projects be open-sourced or closed-sourced?”

Ok, maybe the biggest question is, “Will AI end us all,” but for the sake of the article, let’s go with this one :)

Meta, who previously allowed researchers and academics to access its language model LLaMA, is preparing to release a new commercial version that companies can customize.

This is a BIG move. Why?

  • Because it can catapult Meta to the level of OpenAI and Google.

  • And because businesses can build tailored software with the new model, which can help Meta’s model learn faster than other closed-source models.

Meta’s Chief AI scientist Yann LeCun is confident that AI's competitive landscape will completely change as open-source platforms become as good as closed-source ones.

But to be clear: the argument between open vs closed-source code is important, and is extensively debated because both have their pros and cons.

Only time will tell which one will come out on top.

Read more: Engadget

🤑 AI Fundraising News

Causaly, an AI platform for drug discovery and biomedical research, raises $60M in Series B funding.

Spline, a no-code design tool for creating 3D assets, raises $15M in Seed funding.

🗞️ AI Quick-Bytes

What else is going on?

  1. Congress is trying to stop discriminatory algorithms again

  2. China unveils provisional rules for generative AI, including a licensing regime

  3. Big pharma is warming to the potential of AI

  4. Meta's newest dataset will train speech recognition engines on 'clusters' of speakers.

  5. Apple removes AI-powered content generator impersonating Meta’s Threads app after it appeared in top charts.

  6. Microsoft tests an AI hub for the Windows 11 app store

  7. An AI detector mislabeled nearly every essay written by a non-native English speaker as being written by a bot

🐦️ Tweet of the day

😍 Wowza.

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