🏈 Thursday Night AI

PLUS: Twilio introduces AI capabilities

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🧵 In today's edition:

  • 🏈 Thursday Night AI

  • 🧑‍💻 Llama can code

  • ⚒️ Twilio introduces AI capabilities

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

🤖 Top AI News

🏈 Thursday Night AI

Thursday Night Football is about to get more technical.

Amazon Prime Video is set to enhance its viewer experience by integrating advanced AI features during TNF broadcasts.

These features aim to provide real-time statistics and analysis, including player information and game insights. By leveraging AI, Amazon aims to offer viewers a more engaging and informative sports-watching experience, allowing them to delve deeper into the game.

The AI features will empower viewers with various interactive elements, transforming their passive watching into an immersive experience. Viewers can access player details, game statistics, and team comparisons through X-Ray technology while watching the game.

Next Gen Stats will also provide advanced metrics such as player speed and distance traveled. Integrating these AI-driven enhancements reflects Amazon's commitment to redefining how audiences engage with live sports content.

Overall: Amazon Prime Video's incorporation of AI features signifies a shift in sports broadcasting.

This move underscores the company's dedication to leveraging cutting-edge technology to redefine the future of sports entertainment.

P.S. 2 more weeks till the return of the NFL football season!!

Read more: TechCrunch

🧑‍💻 Llama can code

From Meta

More open-source goodness from Meta.

Meta AI has introduced an open-source coding assistant named Llama Code, designed to streamline the coding process.

Llama Code employs AI to provide real-time code suggestions, catch errors, and improve code quality by writing, debugging, and describing code in C++, Java, Typescript, Bash, and Python.

The model is based on Meta's Llama 2 language model and trained on "code-specific datasets” that enhance developer productivity by offering intelligent code completion and assistance across various programming languages.

Code Llama is available in three models:

  • Code Llama, the foundational code model

  • Codel Llama - Python specialized for Python

  • Code Llama - Instruct, fine-tuned for understanding natural language instructions

Overall: The introduction of Llama Code represents Meta AI's commitment to advancing open-source AI tools for the developer community.

By harnessing AI's potential, Llama Code simplifies the coding process, helping programmers write code more effectively and fostering collaboration within the open-source community.

Read more: Gizmodo

⚒️ Twilio introduces AI capabilities

Twilio, a cloud communications platform, has unveiled a set of AI tools intended to expand its offerings and capabilities.

These tools include:

  • An AI-powered virtual assistant for handling customer inquiries and automating responses, enhancing customer service efficiency.

  • An AI-powered language translation tool to facilitate real-time multilingual communication, catering to global business needs.

These tools empower businesses by improving customer interactions and communication across language barriers.

  • The virtual assistant can handle routine queries, freeing human agents for more complex tasks.

  • Meanwhile, the translation tool enables real-time language translation, facilitating seamless conversations between people who speak different languages.

These advancements align with Twilio's mission to provide innovative solutions that enhance customer engagement and global collaboration.

Overall: With the launch of these AI tools, Twilio aims to bolster its role as a vital communication infrastructure provider for businesses.

By integrating AI capabilities like virtual assistants and language translation, Twilio enables companies to better connect with customers and partners worldwide, fostering efficient and meaningful interactions.

Read more: Yahoo Finance

🤑 AI Fundraising News

Modular secures $100M to create a platform for developing and optimizing AI systems.

Ikigai lands $25M in Series A funding to bring generative AI to develop its no-code platform for prediction, sparse data reconciliation, and optimization.

a16z-backed AI video generator Irreverent Labs raises funding from Samsung Next

🗞️ AI Quick-Bytes

What else is going on?

  1. Nvidia CEO Dispels Fears of a Chip Shortage Amid the AI Boom

  2. AI Startup Hugging Face Valued at $4.5 Billion After Raising Funding From Google, Nvidia

  3. OpenAI partners with Scale AI to allow companies to fine-tune GPT-3.5

  4. Studios Advertise $1 Million AI Jobs While Hollywood Writers Remain on Strike

  5. Korea’s internet giant Naver unveils generative AI services

  6. AI to binge LAPD bodycam footage to weed out rude tone, aggressive language

  7. AI can spot early signs of a tsunami from atmospheric shock waves

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