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🧵 In today's edition:

  • 🎨 Secret Invasion’s Artificial Art

  • 🤖 Dropbox with big AI updates

  •  💻️ New Turing Test

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

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🎨 Secret Invasion’s Artificial Art

You know those trippy visuals you see during the credits of your favorite shows? Well, Marvel took it to the next level.

In Secret Invasion’s (SI) opening credits, the showrunners used AI-generated art, making SI the first major show to display art in such a way.

Marvel collaborated with a group of artists and programmers to develop a cutting-edge AI system, trained on a massive dataset of Marvel comics and illustrations to teach it the style and aesthetics of the Marvel universe.

The result? A mind-blowing blend of vibrant colors, dynamic compositions, and iconic characters.

It’s no longer shocking that AI allows for endless creativity. This particular AI system can generate countless variations of the artwork, ensuring that each episode's opening credits are unique.

The team even mentions that they plan to incorporate fan-submitted art into the mix, making it a truly interactive experience.

Negative pushback: While the use of AI for the sequence was intended to represent the show's shape-shifting character, Skrull, its official use in mainstream media raises concerns about displacing jobs for human artists, crediting practices, and plagiarism.

And all of this makes it difficult to say what the implications of Marvel's use of AI could be for the industry at large.

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Read more: Gizmodo

🤖 Dropbox with big AI updates

Dropbox just dropped some back to back to back AI news.

First, Dropbox launched a massive $50 million venture fund focused on AI. The fund aims to support startups working on innovative AI technologies and applications.

But that's not all. Dropbox is also introducing some exciting new AI features to its platform.

  • Dash: a “universal” search bar that can canvas across tools, content, and apps from third-party platforms, including Google Workspace, Microsoft Outlook, Salesforce, and Notion. Available to select users in beta.

  • Dropbox AI for files: a tool that lets you summarize and ask questions about your files. Want a quick summary of that 30-page T&C doc you saved but will never read? Dropbox has your back. Available in the U.S. to all Dropbox Pro customers

Launching a fund and elite AI features on the same day - what a way to lead by example.

What’s the over/under on Dropbox Ventures IRR for Fund 1?

Read more: TechCrunch

P.S.: Check out Dropbox’s AI Principles to understand how they approach the AI revolution.

💻️ New Turing Test

The Turing Test is a test of a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to or indistinguishable from a human's.

No computer has ever passed the Turing Test to date.

But Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of DeepMind and CEO of Inflection AI, argues that the best measure of an AI's intelligence is its ability to stack cash, and hence proposes a "modern Turing Test":

Give AI $100,000, and wait for it to make $1 million on its initial investment.

Sounds wild, I know 😂

Reason: His “new Turing test” aims to evaluate AI systems based on their ability to generate economic value.

DeepMind wants to shift the focus from solving abstract problems to real-world applications that can make AI a valuable asset in the business world.

They want AI that can make it rain, baby! (ChatGPT came up with this line. Blame ChatGPT.)

Not entirely sure if I agree with this idea, but a fascinating thought regardless.

Read more: Gizmodo

🤑 AI Fundraising News

Big-data discovery platform Acryl Data raises $21M in Series A funding to accelerate the development of its big-data discovery platform.

AccurKardia Closes $2.7M Seed Funding to deliver automated clinical-grade ECG interpretation software to cardiac monitoring companies.

🗞️ AI Quick-Bytes

What else is going on?

  1. Chuck Schumer calls on Congress to pick up the pace on AI regulation

  2. Otter’s AI-powered chatbot can answer questions about your meetings

  3. Harness releases generative AI assistant to help increase developer efficiency

  4. AT&T says it's developed a ChatGPT-based tool with help from Microsoft so that its employees can safely use it

  5. AI reveals ancient symbols hidden in Peruvian desert famous for alien theories

  6. SoftBank’s Son Goes Back on Offense to Cement His Tech Legacy

  7. President Biden meets with AI tech leaders in San Francisco

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