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PLUS: DuckDuckGo builds AI 🦆

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  • 🦙 Is Meta’s LLaMA now truly open-source after leak?

  • 🦆 DuckDuckGo builds AI

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

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🦙 Is Meta’s LLaMA now truly open-source after leak?

Meta's LLaMA AI language model was released as an open-source package to spur research into its problems, but it was leaked on 4chan a week later.

This has spurred a debate about the impact of open access to AI systems, with some arguing that safeguards need to be developed while others are worried about the potential for malicious use.

Downloading the system requires a lot of time, expertise, and right hardware, and the model has yet to be "fine-tuned" for conversation.

The leak has sparked discussion about the proper way to share cutting-edge research, and it can potentially reduce trust between companies and the academics they share their research.

Read more: The Verge

🦆 DuckDuckGo builds AI

DuckDuckGo, the privacy-first search engine, has launched a new AI-based tool called DuckAssist which provides summaries of information from Wikipedia as part of its search engine. It’s triggered when users enter questions with straightforward answers in Wikipedia, and the responses are AI-generated summaries.

DuckAssist is available on mobile apps and browser extensions but may be added to the web search engine if the trial succeeds. It uses OpenAI and Anthropic language models and does not share personally identifiable information.

Read more: The Verge

🤑 AI Fundraising News

AutoLeadStar Raised $40M -now rebranded as Fullpath, provides dealers a comprehensive platform to connect with consumers from initial lead interest to sale-closing

Humane raises $100m - a company founded in 2018 by ex-Apple team Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno

🗞️ Byte size: AI article summaries

Disclaimer: AI is (partially) used to summarize these articles.

The hidden army of workers in China influencing how AI is built - This article explores the crucial role of data annotators in the development of artificial intelligence technology. (Read more)

A lawyer said it is 'plainly ridiculous' to name AI as an inventor amid an ongoing legal battle about a patent, comparing it to giving credit to a cat - This legal battle is taking place in the UK's Supreme Court and concerns Dr Stephen Thaler's patent application for inventions created by his AI machine, DABUS. (Read more)

Ken Griffin, billionaire founder of Citadel, said his firms are in the process of negotiating an enterprise-wide license to use OpenAI’s ChatGPT tool. (Read tweet)

🔥 Trending tools & resources

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  • Chat by Copy AI - Research, create, and achieve. (link)

  • CaptionGen - Generate the perfect caption with the help of ChatGPT. (link)

  • Fini - Turn your knowledge base into an AI chat, in 2 minutes. (link)

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