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🪖 OpenAI’s war on misinformation
PLUS: Nikon cameras detect when cows are about to give birth
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1️⃣ OpenAI’s war on misinformation
Election season is upon us, and OpenAI is trying to do everything possible to provide transparency on AI-generated content and improve access to accurate voting information.
OpenAI will release an image-detection tool that allows users to determine if an image was generated by Dall-E. The company reported 99% accuracy when using the tool in internal testing. My inner brown man is forcing me to ask, “What happened to that last 1%?” but I shall resist.
For ChatGPT, OpenAI will enable real-time access to information about current events, including attribution and links to articles.
To help with this, the company is engaged in discussions with media companies like CNN, Fox Corp., and Time for content licensing deals.
2️⃣ Meta AI’s future
Mark Zuckerberg took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the future of Meta’s AI efforts.
Here’s the TL;DR:
By the end of the year, Meta will have ~350,000 Nvidia H100 chips, or roughly 600,000 H100 equivalents of compute when combined with all other GPUs.
They are training their next-gen model, Llama 3, and plan to release it later this year.
Their focus on bringing AI to the metaverse remains strong as they plan to continue developing the Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses to make them more functional and robust.
Read more: Instagram
3️⃣ Nikon cameras detect when cows are about to give birth
Nikon might have just won the “AI Application of the Month” award.
The camera company developed an imaging and AI system that can alert farmers when a cow is about to give birth, reducing the need to constantly check pregnant cows during busy birthing seasons.
Connected to a dedicated smartphone application with an AI component, the system triggers an alert when signs of imminent calf delivery are detected, providing farmers with timely information to take necessary actions.
Read more: Engadget
4️⃣ DeepMind solves geometry
Looking for a better way to do geometry? Well … DeepMind has you covered.
Google's AI research lab recently introduced AlphaGeometry, a system designed to solve complex geometry problems at the level of an International Mathematical Olympiad gold medalist.
The open-sourced code can solve 25 Olympiad geometry problems within the standard time limit, surpassing the previous state-of-the-art system's performance of 10 problems.
Why is this important? DeepMind believes mastering Olympiad-level geometry problems is crucial in developing deep mathematical reasoning for advanced and general AI systems.
DeepMind's long-term goal is to build AI systems that can generalize across mathematical fields, enabling sophisticated problem-solving and reasoning capabilities.
Read more: TechCrunch
5️⃣ Microsoft x Vodafone
Microsoft won’t stop investing in AI.
The tech giant recently entered into a strategic partnership with Vodafone to invest $1.5 billion over the next decade to drive advancements in AI, digital payments, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
The goal? To enhance customer service operations, streamline company processes, and bolster Vodafone's enterprise offerings.
Microsoft and Vodafone benefit mutually in this agreement because:
Vodafone will leverage OpenAI’s technology to optimize consumer chatbot experiences while employees gain access to Microsoft Copilot.
Vodafone can sell Microsoft services, including Azure and Teams, to business clients.
This transition enables Vodafone to move away from its data centers and utilize Microsoft Azure for enhanced operational efficiency.
6️⃣ Claude analyzes images
Anthropic is quietly developing an image analysis feature for its chatbot, Claude.
But here’s the catch - Anthropic didn’t actually … “announce” anything.
Bloomberg thoroughly reviewed the website's code, revealing Claude's recent advancement in image analysis.
This newfound ability enables users to pose questions such as 'What type of bird is this?' or 'What's happening in this painting?' and receive insightful answers.
While currently limited to text, Claude's potential addition of image analysis signifies a major step forward, making it more versatile for a broader range of tasks while allowing for more natural and intuitive interactions.
7️⃣ Premier Pro, but make it AI
Adobe is introducing new AI-powered features into Premiere Pro to help streamline tedious tasks and boost creative efficiency.
Here are two remarkable features:
Interactive Fade Handles allows users to create custom audio transitions effortlessly by dragging them across the editing timeline.
The Enhanced Speech feature automatically cleans up dialogue by removing background noise and improving clarity.
Read more: The Verge
8️⃣ Samsung’s AI is out of this Galaxy
Samsung recently showcased its flagship S24 phone models featuring the innovative Galaxy AI technology.
Some exciting features of the Galaxy AI include:
Instant Translations: The device offers instant translations in multiple languages, even in airplane mode.
Slow-Motion Video Editing: Users can turn videos into slow-motion, even AFTER recording. The functionality is customizable, allowing users to select specific areas of the video to enable the effect.
Read more: Mashable
9️⃣ ASU x OpenAI
Arizona State University made history by becoming the first higher education institution to collaborate with OpenAI.
Here are the key deets:
ASU plans to utilize ChatGPT to develop personalized AI tutors, providing students with enhanced learning support.
Writing assistance will be offered to students, particularly in their largest class, Freshman Composition, leveraging the natural language processing capabilities of ChatGPT.
Read more: Axios
🔟 Will AI worsen inequality?
The IMF released an interesting analysis report on the global effects of AI:
Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva states AI will impact nearly 40% of all jobs, potentially worsening societal inequalities.
The study also suggests that advanced economies may see up to 60% of jobs affected. In contrast, low-income countries (with fewer resources and trained workers) may be less affected, although they could see increased inequality over time.
While some workers benefit from increased productivity due to AI integration, others face the risk of job displacement as AI takes over tasks traditionally performed by humans.
To help counter these effects, Georgieva stressed the importance of establishing comprehensive social safety nets and retraining programs for vulnerable workers to ensure an inclusive AI transition.
Read more: BBC
🤑 AI Fundraising News
Bronze raises $1.3M in funding to use AI to generate music for commercial use. Funded by Method Music, Disclosure, and September Management.
CellVoyant raises $9.7M / £7.6M to create a platform that can extract spatial and temporal information from hundreds of millions of cells, helping scientists understand cell composition and how they will evolve. Funded by Octopus Ventures, Horizons Ventures, Air Street Capital, and Verve Ventures.
Zeal raises $4M in funding to develop advanced data and analytics solutions for SMCGs and Telecom sectors and leverage AI to optimize retail client engagement globally. Funded by Raed Ventures and Cur8 Capital, along with other angel investors.
Vicarius raises $30M in Series B funding to use AI to automate the discovery, prioritization, and remediation workload of IT professionals. Funded by Bright Pixel, AllegisCyber Capital, AlleyCorp, and Strait.
SeeTree raises $17.5M in Series C funding to expand its "tree intelligence platform," which digitizes the tree health monitoring for orchards and forests. Funded by HSBC Asset Management and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Forta raises $55M in Series A funding to expand its family-powered autism therapy practice, develop its suite of clinical algorithms, and continue AI and LLM research to improve care outcomes and accessibility. Funded by Insight Partners, Exor Ventures, and Alumni Ventures.
Thomvest Ventures closes a $250M fund to invest across fintech, cybersecurity, and AI.
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— Rory Flynn (@Ror_Fly)
Jan 18, 2024
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