A fast-growing startup just released a first-of-its-kind tool that can turn your documents into presentations -- beating both Google and Microsoft to the punch. The startup: In September 2022, San Francisco-based startup Tome launched a free product similar to Powerpoint, but with features that make it easier to create presentations on mobile and to add a range of visuals, from tweets to videos, into slides. In December, Tome integrated generative AI -- software trained to produce text, images, and other content on demand -- into the product. "We want to use AI to shape and aid in every part of the process." This gave users the ability to use research firm OpenAI's GPT-3 model and DALL-E 2 tool to quickly and easily generate original text and images, respectively, for their presentations without leaving the Tome platform.
While Silicon Valley has transformed every industry from health care to banking, agriculture has remained largely untouched -- until now. Ever since OpenAI's breakthrough with ChatGPT, the term AI has been thrown around so many times it's starting to lose its meaning. Nevertheless, artificial intelligence has seeped into every industry from enterprise software to autonomous vehicles, taking around 10% of global venture dollars in 2022. Grow your revenue with all-in-one prospecting solutions powered by the leader in private-company data. Agriculture has not been immune to the AI revolution that has gripped the tech world.
UK/California-based tech startup Stability AI has launched Stable Diffusion Reimagine, an image-to-image AI that generates brand new pictures inspired by one uploaded by a user -- and it's going to be open sourced. The background: 2022 saw the release of a number of impressive text-to-image AIs -- programs that can create images based on text prompts -- with one of the most popular examples being Stability AI's Stable Diffusion. A major reason for this popularity was that, unlike DALL-E 2 and most other text-to-image AIs, Stable Diffusion was open source -- users could access the code and make unique models, such as ones that only generated Pokémon or artwork in their personal style. Stability AI has now announced the release of a new tool called Stable Diffusion Reimagine; instead of generating new images based on text prompts, it creates ones inspired by uploaded images. Stable Diffusion already had a feature called "img2img" that allowed users to upload images along with a text prompt to guide the AI.
General Motors is studying the possibility of an artificial intelligence voice assistant in future vehicles, according to the company. GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra, who was asked for details Tuesday by Fox Business channel anchor Liz Claman, referenced the company's Ultifi "end-to-end" vehicle software platform. "It's one of many things we can put on the vehicle. The vehicle really is a software platform and starting in 2019, General Motors started rolling out vehicles where you could do over-the-air updates for almost every module in the vehicle," Barra said, in an interview that touched on artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles and a current production shutdown tied to supply chain issues at one of GM's truck plants. "Having an assistant with a voice that's clear enough where you can ask questions and get answers, I think that's what the artificial intelligence will enable us to do," Barra said, noting that "we'll be able to make your car better as you own it."
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The video below looks back at a remarkable six decades of artificial intelligence work at Stanford University. Stanford has been a leader in AI almost since the day the term was dreamed up by John McCarthy in the 1950s. McCarthy would join the Stanford faculty in 1962 and found the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL), initiating a six-decades-plus legacy of innovation. Over the years, the field has grown to welcome a diversity of researchers and areas of exploration, including robotics, autonomous vehicles, medical diagnostics, natural language processing, and more. All the while, Stanford has been at the forefront in research and in educating the next generation of innovators in AI.
A football playing robot is to compete in an international tournament later this year - and experts say'she' is better than Lionel Messi. The 4ft 8in humanoid, named Artemis, can walk and jump, and is among the only three robots across the globe with the ability to run. Researchers from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) refer to Artemis as an anagram for'A Robot That Exceeds Messi In Soccer'. Dennis Hong, director at the Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory said: 'We're very excited to take Artemis out for field testing here at UCLA and we see this as an opportunity to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics to a much wider audience.' The human-sized robot will show off its football skills as a contender at France's RoboCup23 in July.
A'robot' that was set to make history for advising the first defendant in court with artificial intelligence (AI) has now been accused of operating without a law degree. The AI-powered app DoNotPay faces allegations that it is'masquerading as a licensed practitioner' in a class action case filed by US law firm Edelson. The chatbot-style tool is centred around making legal information and'self-help' accessible to support consumers fighting against large corporations. But Chicago-based law firm Edelson has claimed the service is'unlawful' and the company itself has'substandard' legal documents. In a file published by the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of San Francisco, the complainant said: 'Unfortunately for its customers, DoNotPay is not actually a robot, a lawyer, nor a law firm.
DoNotPay, which describes itself as "the world's first robot lawyer," has been accused of practicing law without a license. It's facing a proposed class action lawsuit filed by Chicago-based law firm Edelson on March 3 and published Thursday on the website of the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of San Francisco. The complaint argues: "Unfortunately for its customers, DoNotPay is not actually a robot, a lawyer, nor a law firm. DoNotPay does not have a law degree, is not barred in any jurisdiction, and is not supervised by any lawyer." The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Jonathan Faridian, who said he'd used DoNotPay to draft various legal documents including demand letters, a small claims court filing, and a job discrimination complaint.
As the search AI chatbot shindigs -- like Microsoft's Bing bot debut and Google's Bard launch -- wind down for now, who knew the hottest, trendiest party in generative AI would be … business productivity apps? After years of being relegated to nerdy, wallflower AI status while self-driving cars, robot dogs and the future of the AI-powered metaverse got the spotlight, generative AI's email-writing, blog-producing, copy-powering abilities are suddenly popular. And top companies from startups to Big Tech are developing tools to gain admittance to the generative AI bash. Follow VentureBeat's ongoing generative AI coverage Arriving fashionably late to this generative AI soiree is San Francisco-based Grammarly. The digital writing assistant with a browser extension is far from a newbie to the AI space, but today the company announced its GPT-powered, chatbot-style GrammarlyGo. The new offering will start rolling out to its 30 million daily customers in beta in early April, as well as 50,000 teams in Grammarly Business.