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PLUS: Will AI models always hallucinate?

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Here’s a fun fact: The first AI program was the Logic Theorist, created in 1956 by Allen Newell, J. C. Shaw, and Herbert Simon. It was capable of proving mathematical theorems and even discovering new ones.

This AI thing really isn’t all that new, huh…

Anyway, let’s dive into it…

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🧵 In today's edition:

  • 🛩️ India’s Drone Destroyer

  • 🌊 Overflowing with AI

  • 🫥 Will AI models always hallucinate?

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

🤖 Top AI News

🛩️ India’s Drone Destroyer

Taken from Business Today

Cutting-edge AI tech and it’s barely Tuesday.

An Indian robotics company, Grene Robotics, has developed an AI-powered anti-drone defense system called Indrajaal that can protect entire cities.

  • Demonstrated recently near Hyderabad, Indrajaal is the world's only wide-area counter-drone system.

  • It provides 360-degree drone detection and neutralization over thousands of square kilometers.

  • It uses AI to identify, track, and take down all drone threats in real time, including swarms.

  • Its 12 layers of technology can counter nano to high-altitude drones and loitering munitions.

Why is this important? India has witnessed a surge in hostile UAV activity, prompting the need for advanced countermeasures. In 2020, there were 76 reported cases of such activity, which increased to 109 in 2021 and 266 in 2022. Indrajaal hopes to address this growing concern.

How is this different from existing systems? Today’s systems are limited by line-of-sight, but Indrajaal is scalable across vast areas like borders, airports, and cities.

Overall: With drone warfare advancing globally, Indrajaal puts India at the forefront of full-spectrum drone defense.

Its AI-enabled detection and neutralization capabilities make Indrajaal a cutting-edge system tailored to India’s security needs.

Read more: NDTV

🌊 Overflowing with AI

Taken from Blogiestools

Stack Overflow is integrating generative AI across its developer community platforms with the launch of OverflowAI. This new suite of products leverages AI to improve access to Stack's massive knowledge base of 58 million Q&As.

OverflowAI features include:

Overall: While introducing AI capabilities, Stack Overflow is committed to strengthening its community foundation, with human-generated Q&As being a vital feature.

According to CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar, OverflowAI aims to augment (not replace) the contributor community that is Stack's "lifeblood."

Read more: InfoQ

🫥 Will AI models always hallucinate?

Large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT have a knack for spinning tales, often straying from reality's path. These “hallucinations” are one of the few things that harm AI’s reputation.

The big issue? The way LLMs are trained is based on patterns from vast datasets. They predict words, mages, and music by stitching together context. While this approach usually crafts sensible content, it's no guarantee of consistency.

Hallucinations essentially emerge from an LLM's inability to grasp its own uncertainty. It's a tool that blindly generates outputs based on associations rather than truth. At its worst, they can be exploited to:

Can we banish hallucinations entirely? Not likely, but we can rein them in:

  • Strategy 1: Pair LLMs with high-quality knowledge bases for better accuracy. The trade-off is worth it if the AI's benefits outweigh the minor hiccups.

  • Strategy 2: Reinforcement learning from human feedback (RLHF). OpenAI's method involves training an LLM, having humans rank its outputs, and fine-tuning based on the feedback. But even this, as we’ve seen, isn't the answer.

The one benefit of hallucinations might be that they can allow LLMs to serve as creative partners, offering unconventional yet valuable ideas. It isn’t ideal if these ideas hurt reputations or make up facts, but they can push the limits of creativity.

Overall: In the end, AI, like humans, isn't perfect. And to navigate AI's hallucinatory tendencies, skepticism might be the long-term key.

Read more: TechCrunch

🤑 AI Fundraising News

Mimetrik raises £2M in seed funding to develop 3D-scanning technology that uses machine learning to create digital images of patients’ dentition and facial structure.

Miri raises USD 1.2 M in pre-seed funding to utilize large language model AI to give users the authentic experience of communicating with a team of health and wellness experts.

🗞️ AI Quick-Bytes

What else is going on?

  1. The Battle Over Books3 Could Change AI Forever

  2. The UK releases key ambitions for global AI summit

  3. Greece is working with Israel on AI technology to detect wildfires quickly

  4. The Use Of AI In Automating And Optimising Storage Solutions

  5. Radio broadcasters sound off on artificial intelligence

  6. OpenAI warns teachers that ChatGPT cannot detect AI-generated content but offers tricks to identify copied answers

  7. Hong Kong should prepare for rapid AI uptake by ramping up education technology, former finance chief John Tsang says

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