ChatGPT’s brainstorming capabilities to optimize and enrich DALL E 3’s imaging prowess
DALL E 3 IS HERE 👀 and natively integrated into ChatGPT.
DALL E 3 is rolling out, and it’s a big deal! This new version understands the small stuff way better, letting you turn ideas into super accurate images. It’s teamed up with ChatGPT, which helps you find just the right words to get the image you’re picturing. Some smart folks at Harvard said these AI doodads kinda see the world in 3D, even if they learn from flat pictures.
For fun, imagine a “super duper sunflower hedgehog.” DALL E 3 can show you what that looks like, and even create a story with it! OpenAI’s also been real clear about who owns the images: they’re yours!
OpenAI Red Teaming Network
OpenAI’s Red Teaming Network is a way to get involved in testing and improving AI models. If you join, you might be tapped to test new stuff or work on existing models. There’s some paperwork to keep things hush-hush, but you’ll get paid for your time. You can be as involved as you want; even 5 hours a year is cool with them.
You’ll know if you’re in by December 1, 2023, but don’t expect to be called up for every new thing they roll out. They’re looking for folks who know their stuff, care about AI safety, and bring different viewpoints and skills to the table.
Beyond that, you can also jump into other safety projects. They’ve got this thing called an Evals repository where you can run tests on AI, from simple questions to tricky simulations. You can even get some credits for your research if you’re diving deep into responsible AI use.
Every Amazon AI announcement today you’ll want to know about
So, Amazon had a big shindig where they showcased some fresh AI tech. Remember Alexa from a decade ago? Well, she’s had a glow up.
1. Alexa’s Major Upgrade: Now, she can chat with you like those fancy AI chatbots – hands-free! You can ask her for date ideas, game scores, and even interrupt her without her missing a beat. And she’s gotten smarter at understanding what you want around the house. Say “make my light spooky”, and she’ll figure it out.
2. Kids Can Chat with Alexa: With “Explore with Alexa”, kiddos can chat away, learning fun facts or getting answers to those endless “why” questions. And if they start to stray? Alexa’s got it covered and will steer them right.
3. Eye Gaze: For folks with mobility or speech issues, the Fire 11 Max Tablet will let them control stuff just by looking. Play music, make calls, and more – all with a glance.
4. Fire TV Search: Tired of endless scrolling for a movie? Just chat with Alexa like she’s your movie buddy. Can’t remember that actor’s name? She’s got you!
5. Art On-Demand: Fire TV 4K Max lets you describe the art you wanna see on the screen. So if you’re in a “cyberpunk Guggenheim” mood, you got it.
6. Call Translation: Alexa will now caption and translate calls on-the-fly. So, if grandma only speaks Spanish, you can still chat without saying “Si” to everything.
7. Echo 8 Knows When You’re Close: This nifty device shifts its screen based on how close you are. Far away? You’ll see basics like the time. Up close? More detailed info.
Amazon’s going all out with their AI game. Time to see what Alexa can really do!
GitHub’s AI-powered coding chatbot is now available for individuals
GitHub, owned by Microsoft, has just expanded its AI chatbot for coding. Previously, it was just for businesses, but now individual coders can use it too. It’s called Copilot Chat and it’s like a buddy helping you out when you’re coding.
You can chat with it, learn new programming stuff, or just fix annoying bugs. Want in? It’s gonna run you $10 a month or $100 a year. And, just so you know, other big names like Google and Amazon have their own versions of coding chatbots too. Cool, huh?
Former Meta AI VP debuts Sizzle, an AI-powered learning app and chatbot
Jerome Pesenti, once the AI bigwig at Meta, has launched Sizzle – a free learning app that helps with math and word problems. Like apps Photomath and Symbolab, but with extra mustard, Sizzle can tackle topics from physics to biology. Unlike cheat apps, Sizzle shows you the play-by-play to understand the game. Pesenti’s aim? Use AI for real good, leveling the learning field for all.
Sizzle’s got some OpenAI tech inside, and boasts a 90% hit rate. Cool features include homework grading from pics and offering different problem-solving routes. Sizzle’s had 20,000 downloads since its August debut, with solid 4.6-star reviews. While it’s free now, they’re eyeing premium features down the road. Recently, Sizzle bagged $7.5M in funding and aims to beef up its offerings soon.
Internal memo spills some of the AI-centric details on Thursday’s special Microsoft Surface event
Microsoft’s got a big shindig on September 21 in New York, and thanks to a leaked note, we’ve got a sneak peek of what’s coming. They’re going big on AI stuff for their Surface gear, Microsoft 365, and Windows. This memo even gives us the skinny on Panos Panay, a big deal at Microsoft, stepping down. Also, Microsoft’s teaming up with OpenAI (another big player in the tech world).
They’re also chatting about something called Windows Copilot which will come in new Windows 11 computers, not just Microsoft’s but others too. And there’s buzz about new chips that could be all about AI. With Panay heading out, Microsoft’s shaking things up to focus even more on AI for everyday users. So, keep an eye out; Microsoft’s getting ready to drop some cool AI stuff soon.
AI startup speeds up the creation of climate-resilient crops
A North Carolina startup named Avalo is using machine learning to whip up crops ready for future climate challenges, ditching old-school breeding and guesswork. By zeroing in on genes linked to things like heat tolerance, they can pick the star players before even planting. Their trick? Speedy breeding in growth rooms, pulling off four growth cycles a year instead of just one.
Their game plan is based on some brainy research from Duke, and they’ve already rustled up a quick-growing broccoli (though we can’t taste-test it yet). The team’s also tinkering with stuff like drought-friendly cotton. Avalo’s dream? Make top-notch genomics affordable and reachable for every crop, not just the big guys like corn.
With the climate acting up, farmers are exploring new crops and tech companies are crafting new solutions to save water and make better crops. Avalo’s in the mix with other players like Keygene and Benson Hill.
HiddenLayer raises $50M for its AI-defending cybersecurity tools
HiddenLayer, a startup that guards AI systems from cyber attacks, just landed $50 million in funding from big players like IBM and Capital One. The cash infusion will help them nearly double their workforce and invest in research. They’re out to tackle a growing concern: as AI becomes a bigger part of everyday business, it becomes a bigger target for hackers.
While it’s tough to measure how often these attacks are happening, there’s growing chatter from government bodies warning about the risks. Even companies are saying they’re worried about keeping their AI tools safe. HiddenLayer claims its tech can fend off a whole laundry list of attacks and is already scoring business from Fortune 100 companies. The jury’s still out on whether their approach is revolutionary, but they’re definitely in a hot market.
SambaNova unveils new AI chip to power full-stack AI platform
SambaNova Systems, based in Palo Alto, just rolled out a new AI chip, the SN40L, to juice up its all-in-one platform for AI. They’re going beyond what Nvidia offers by guiding companies in training their models the right way.
SambaNova Suite will feature a bunch of these ready-to-use, open-source AI models tailored for business needs. And they’re making it hassle-free: no need for companies to mess around with figuring out hardware like GPUs.
The new chip itself is pretty beefy, capable of handling a 5 trillion parameter model and doing so faster and cheaper than the competition, claims the company. They’re also throwing in a bunch of new AI models and features like multilingual support and speech recognition.
Fighting Canada’s record wildfires with a combination of AI and intuition
AltaML, a tech company, has created a smart tool that can predict the chance of a wildfire in Canada about 80% of the time. This tool is gaining trust among wildfire officers, especially the newbies who don’t have years of experience. It also helps the big shots plan their staff schedules better. This smart guesswork can save up to 5 million Canadian bucks a year by helping avoid unnecessary costs like hiring planes and heavy equipment on days when no fire occurs. The goal is to make the tool even smarter, so it can tell where and when a fire might start and how bad it could get.
AltaML is working with the Alberta government and a nonprofit to use AI for good, like figuring out where to build new schools and keeping an eye on forest pests. Microsoft is also pitching in with tech support. The aim? To stop wildfires from tearing through Canada, where they’ve already messed up lives and hit the oil and gas industry hard.
‘Digital necromancy’: why bringing people back from the dead with AI is just an extension of our grieving practices
Digital necromancy ain’t as spooky as it sounds. It’s using AI like ChatGPT or fancy video tech to bring back images, voices, or texts of folks who’ve passed on. People started freaking out when this tech made Michael Jackson or Tupac show up in videos or concerts. But now, thanks to generative AI, anyone can do it, not just Hollywood bigwigs.
Startups are even using AI to help people chat with digital versions of their deceased loved ones. Some folks think it’s crossing a line—like it’s too weird or wrong to talk to a digital ghost. But sociologists say, chill out! It’s just a high-tech version of keeping photos or keepsakes from people you miss.
AI: the answer to everyday finances?
Not everyone’s got their own money guru, but AI is steppin’ in to play that role. More folks are turning to tech to get a handle on their cash, with apps analyzing your bank account to offer personalized financial tips.
According to UK stats, about a quarter of adults feel clueless handling their money. Apps like Wally, Cleo, and Plum are poppin’ up to help with that. They can track all your financial activity and offer tips based on your goals. Some even penalize you for splurging on stuff you don’t need! Wallet.AI, a San Francisco startup, is getting even nosier – they’ll tell you if you tend to overspend on certain days or even with certain friends. The idea? Changing how you spend.
On the lending side, companies like Salad Money use AI to give loans to folks who might normally get a big fat “no” due to a rocky credit history. They look past old mistakes and focus more on if you can actually pay back now.