📖 Open-sourcing Grok

PLUS: Can AI figure out the meaning of life?

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Elon Musk tweeted that he would open-source Grok “this week,” in a move that can only be seen as a slight towards OpenAI’s modus operandi.

Plus, there are some interesting developments at the intersection of AI and biology that could potentially help us understand “life’s boundaries” 👀 

Let’s dive into it…

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🧵 In today's edition:

  • 📖 Open-sourcing Grok

  • 👕 Virtual shopping

  • 🧬 Can AI figure out the meaning of life?

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

  • 🗞️ AI Quick-Bytes

  • 🐦 Tweet Post of the Day

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Elon Musk can’t stop taking shots at OpenAI 😂

Following his lawsuit against OpenAI and Sam Altman, in which he claimed they abandoned their objective to openly share AI technology, Elon Musk is reaffirming his commitment to open-source AI. 

In an early Monday morning tweet, he said he would make Grok’s code publicly available, aligning himself with other open-source AI pioneers like Meta and France's Mistral AI.

Musk's advocacy for open-source isn’t something new. In the past, he has:

  • Open-sourced Tesla’s patents, leading to broad adoption of its EV charging connector.

  • Shared the code for X/Twitter’s "For You" feed, promoting complete transparency.

He has also long expressed concerns about profit-driven technology and even proposed a "third-party referee" for AI development.

By open-sourcing Grok, Musk aims to encourage public experimentation with the technology behind his ChatGPT competitor, fostering a collaborative and transparent approach to AI development. 

However, a common concern among AI experts is that while open-source AI could accelerate innovation, it could also be used for harmful purposes, such as creating chemical weapons or uncontrolled superintelligent systems.

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Read more: Engadget

Have you ever hesitated to buy clothes online because you’re haunted by the memory of that one pair of ill-fitted denim jeans that were a little too... cropped?

Google's "Virtual try-on" feature might just be the solution to that fear.

How does it work? Google captured hundreds of images of diverse models in different clothing to feed its genAI, showcasing over 80 models across various skin tones, body shapes, and ethnicities.

The goal? To show you how a clothing item drapes, stretches, and fits on a model similar to your body type and size.

Google uses AI to merge images of the clothing item with a model of your choice, creating a convincingly realistic preview of how the garment would look on you.

The result is a personalized shopping experience designed to greatly reduce the hassle of returns due to poor fitting or unexpected appearance.

Early indicators suggest Google's on to something big. Shoppers are: 

  • Engaging more with the virtual try-on feature, and

  • Exploring how clothes look on up to 4 different models on average.

Good signs for all you online shopaholics. 

Read more: KTLA

Image source: NYT

The Norn cell is a rare kidney cell that makes erythropoietin - a hormone that accelerates the production of red blood cells when your body is low on oxygen. 

It took humans 134 years to discover the Norn cell. 

It took some computers in California 6 weeks to do the same.

(These computers were at Stanford, btw, but being a Berkeley alum, I can’t, in good conscience, give them credit 😏)


  • Stanford researchers trained computers on raw data about millions of real cells and their chemical and genetic makeup. 

  • Without being told what the measurements meant, the computers created a model of all the cells based on their similarities, classifying a cell they had never seen before as one of over 1,000 different types, including the previously unidentified Norn cell.

  • Mind you - the model did NOT have any previous knowledge about Norn cells 🤯

These AI models, akin to ChatGPT but for biology, are also getting good at identifying cell types and making predictions about genetic functions.

Such abilities could lead to virtual experiments, new cell creations with specific functions, and even a deeper understanding of life's boundaries.

Read more: Yahoo News

🤑 AI Fundraising News

  • Reach Security raises $20M in funding to offer AI tools that reprogram an organization's security infrastructure based on who they are and how they're being attacked.

  • UG Labs raises $7M in funding to infuse conversational AI into games for kids.

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