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Google ups the AI ante with investment in ChatGPT rival Anthropic

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Google has ramped up efforts to compete with OpenAI's ChatGPT by investing in a rival generative AI startup. Per Financial Times(Opens in a new window), Google confirmed it had invested over $300 million for a 10 percent stake in Anthropic, an artificial intelligence company that was founded by former employees of OpenAI. Google and Anthropic declined to provide details about the investment, but in a separate statement, Anthropic announced(Opens in a new window) a partnership with Google Cloud to scale its AI computing systems. Since the new application was released in December, it has been used by Tinder users to message matches, by students to write (i.e. In January, Microsoft invested $10 billion in ChatGPT maker OpenAI, which is now rumored to eventually power Microsoft's search engine Bing -- a distant second place to Google's search engine.


Microsoft is holding a press event tomorrow, with ChatGPT expected to feature heavily

Engadget

You might not have to wait long to see how Microsoft and OpenAI deepen their relationship. Microsoft has confirmed plans for an event tomorrow (invitations were sent out last week) at its Redmond headquarters at 1PM Eastern. The company will only say that chief Satya Nadella will share details on some "exciting projects," but it's expected to show its integration of ChatGPT into Bing and other uses of the conversational AI technology. Microsoft is already heavily invested in OpenAI's ecosystem with a DALL-E graphic design app, a natural language programming tool and a Teams Premium service with AI translations and chapters. ChatGPT is coming to Azure cloud services, too, and Microsoft just released a GPT-based text generator trained on medical literature.


The original startup behind Stable Diffusion has launched a generative AI for video

MIT Technology Review

Set up in 2018, Runway has been developing AI-powered video-editing software for several years. Its tools are used by TikTokers and YouTubers as well as mainstream movie and TV studios. The makers of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert used Runway software to edit the show's graphics; the visual effects team behind the hit movie Everything Everywhere All at Once used the company's tech to help create certain scenes. In 2021, Runway collaborated with researchers at the University of Munich to build the first version of Stable Diffusion. Stability AI, a UK-based startup, then stepped in to pay the computing costs required to train the model on much more data.


Google trials its own AI chatbot Bard after success of ChatGPT

The Guardian

Google is releasing its own artificial intelligence chatbot, called Bard, in response to the huge success of the Microsoft-backed ChatGPT. The company is also adding the technology behind Bard to the Google search engine to enable complex queries – such as whether the guitar or piano are easier to learn – to be distilled into digestible answers. Bard will be released to specialist product testers on Monday and will then be made more widely available to the public in the coming weeks, Google says. Like ChatGPT, Bard is powered by a so-called large language model – in Google's case called LaMDA. Large language AI models such as LaMDA and the one behind ChatGPT are types of neural network – which mimic the underlying architecture of the brain in computer form – that are fed huge amounts of text in order to be taught how to generate plausible responses to text-based prompts.


How Implicit Neural Representations are used part4(Artificial Intelligence)

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Abstract:: Implicit Neural Representations (INR) have recently shown to be powerful tool for high-quality video compression. However, existing works are limiting as they do not explicitly exploit the temporal redundancy in videos, leading to a long encoding time. Additionally, these methods have fixed architectures which do not scale to longer videos or higher resolutions. To address these issues, we propose NIRVANA, which treats videos as groups of frames and fits separate networks to each group performing patch-wise prediction. This design shares computation within each group, in the spatial and temporal dimensions, resulting in reduced encoding time of the video.


Quora opens its new AI chatbot app Poe to the general public • TechCrunch

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Q&A platform Quora has opened up public access to its new AI chatbot app, Poe, which lets users ask questions and get answers from a range of AI chatbots, including those from ChatGPT maker, OpenAI, and other companies like Anthropic. Beyond allowing users to experiment with new AI technologies, Poe's content will ultimately help to evolve Quora itself, the company says. Quora had first announced Poe's mobile app in December, but at the time, it required an invite to try it out. With the public launch on Friday, anyone can now use Poe's app. For now, it's available only to iOS users, but Quora says the service will arrive on other platforms in a few months.


Google AI updates: Bard and new AI features in Search

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It's a really exciting time to be working on these technologies as we translate deep research and breakthroughs into products that truly help people. That's the journey we've been on with large language models. Two years ago we unveiled next-generation language and conversation capabilities powered by our Language Model for Dialogue Applications (or LaMDA for short). We've been working on an experimental conversational AI service, powered by LaMDA, that we're calling Bard. And today, we're taking another step forward by opening it up to trusted testers ahead of making it more widely available to the public in the coming weeks.


Development of technology and artificial intelligence

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The development of technology and artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most important topics in the world today. Technology continues to evolve and advance, and AI is becoming increasingly involved in various industries, leading to a transformation in the way people work, communicate and live. Artificial intelligence is defined as the ability of a computer to perform tasks that are usually beyond the capability of computers. This technology is used for automation of various processes, such as data processing, facial and voice recognition, and even creating artistic works. AI also plays a key role in various industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, and finance. The significance of AI is particularly visible in the automation industry.


AI Seinfeld was surreal fun until it called being trans an illness

Engadget

Twitch has banned "Nothing, Forever," the AI-generated Seinfeld stream, for at least 14 days following a transphobic and homophobic outburst. It's the latest example of "hate in, hate out" when AI chatbots are trained on offensive content without adequate moderation. Like Seinfeld, "Nothing, Forever" rotates between standup bits and scenes in the comedian's apartment (he's called "Larry Feinberg" in the AI version). As first reported by Vice, during one of the recent AI-scripted standup acts, the Seinfeld counterpart suggested that being transgender is a mental illness. In what almost seemed like an awareness of the material's offensiveness, the AI comedian quickly added, "But no one is laughing, so I'm going to stop. Although Twitch hasn't confirmed that the "joke" was the reason for the ban, the stream was removed soon after the problematic segment aired. The program's creators blame the hurtful rant on a model change that inadvertently left the stream without moderation tools. "Earlier tonight, we started having an outage using OpenAI's GPT-3 Davinci model, which caused the show to exhibit errant behaviors (you may have seen empty rooms cycling through)," a staff member wrote on Discord. "OpenAI has a less sophisticated model, Curie, that was the predecessor to Davinci.


Google unveils Bard, its ChatGPT rival

Engadget

ChatGPT, the automated text generation system from OpenAI, has taken the world by storm in the two months since its public beta release but that time alone in the spotlight is quickly coming to an end. Google announced on Monday that its long-rumored chatbot AI project is in fact real and very much on the way. It's called Bard and we expect to hear a lot more about it during Wednesday's "Google Presents" event from Paris. Bard will serve as an "experimental conversational AI service," per a blog post by Google CEO Sundar Pichai Monday. It's built atop Google's existing Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) platform, which the company has been developing for the past two years.