🧬 Poe continues evolving

PLUS: Autoblocks is now available to everyone

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Happy Wednesday, fellow humans. 👋

The #AppleEvent is happening on September 12th. I can’t help but wonder if there will be any cool AI announcements 👀 🤷 .

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🧵 In today's edition:

  • 🔳 Autoblocks: Available to Everyone

  • 🥸 DeepMind Cracks Deepfakes

  • 🧬 Poe continues evolving

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

🤖 Top AI News

🔳 Autoblocks: Available to Everyone

📣 Hey Team, some big news coming out of Autoblocks: the platform is now available to everyone!

We built Autoblocks to help teams improve & differentiate their LLM-powered products. Here's how Autoblocks can be your secret weapon:

  • 🔍 Unparalleled visibility into user behavior: With Autoblocks, you get unparalleled visibility into how your users use your LLM products, so you can understand behavior and debug issues.

  • Full-pipeline simulation: We layer in full-pipeline simulations to let you simulate product experiences using historical user inputs.

  • ⛏️ Dynamic fine-tuning dataset curation: We help you create powerful proprietary datasets for fine-tuning (new features coming soon 👀).

  • 🧪 Experiment tracking: Run experiments to compare how LLM models impact user behaviors. Evaluating which models work for you shouldn’t only rely on thumbs-up and thumbs-down.

Summary: We are helping supercharge LLM-powered products for companies by providing powerful debugging, testing, and fine-tuning capabilities.

Want to learn more about how Autoblocks can give you an edge? Sign up for Autoblocks at https://autoblocks.ai, or drop me a line!

Read more: Autoblocks

🥸 DeepMind Cracks Deepfakes

From DeepMind

Detecting AI-generated images has been a big issue for companies and individuals… until now.

Google's DeepMind claims to have cracked deepfake detection with its new SynthID watermarking system. The AI method embeds hidden identifiers inside pixels of images created by Google's Imagen model. While invisible to the human eye, the watermarks allow detection tools to pinpoint AI-generated fakes.

Currently, SynthID only works within Google's closed ecosystem. Available for Google Cloud's Vertex AI platform, it's limited to enterprise partners utilizing Imagen. DeepMind remains tightlipped on technical details, though we think that’s probably for the best (to prevent workarounds)

The only problem is this: With countless AI image generators now available, detecting just Imagen-sourced deepfakes seems of narrow value.

Plus, experts argue watermarking merely mitigates harms rather than preventing them. Clever internet users inevitably find ways to remove or circumvent watermarks.

Overall: The Biden administration stresses the need for Big Tech to enable AI content identification.

But until universal deepfake solutions emerge, watermarking looks more like a limited stopgap than a sweeping fix.

Though imperfect, SynthID moves the ball forward. This could be a critical first step that leads to a proper deepfake solution.

Read more: Gizmodo

🧬 Poe continues evolving

Quora's speedy AI chatbot Poe shows no signs of slowing down. So far this year, they have:

  • Launched Poe for iOS public in February

  • Launched premium subscriptions in March

  • Launched an Android App in May

  • Launched a native Mac App for one-click access to chatbots in July

Now, they are adding more features to the chatbot:

  • The bot is now available in Japanese

  • Poe also recently launched a search to uncover custom bots made by others

  • Custom bot builders got temperature control last month for more varied or consistent responses

  • Threading debuted this month, enabling separate context conversations with one bot

Poe is also launching an enterprise package for employee groups. Details on that remain mysterious, but interested companies are invited to join a waitlist.

Overall: The rapid pace of new products and capabilities shows Quora's pedal-down commitment to advancing Poe as a top-tier AI chatbot.

Premium subscriptions help fuel Poe's innovation engine, with the upcoming enterprise package signaling Poe's move into the lucrative corporate market.

Read more: TechCrunch

🤑 AI Fundraising News

Refiberd sews up $3.4M seed round to use its AI to tackle textile waste

Rockset lands $44M to power real-time search and analytics apps

🗞️ AI Quick-Bytes

What else is going on?

  1. Google's Duet AI is coming to Workspace apps, but pro users must pay extra.

  2. Snapchat launches a new AI selfie feature called ‘Dreams

  3. Calm’s new Sleep Story is narrated by TikTok’s text-to-speech voice artist

  4. Grubhub is bringing Amazon’s cashier-less tech to colleges this fall

  5. Amazon acquires Fig, a startup building autocomplete for the command line

  6. DoorDash’s voice ordering service could have AI take your carryout order

  7. Americans growing anxious as AI adoption expands, Pew Research finds

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