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Nov 22, 2023
Wild Times at OpenAI, Do Generative AI and Politics Mix?, More GPUs On the Way, Taming Transformers
The Batch - AI News & Insights: I’m delighted that the crisis at OpenAI, which you can read about below, seems to have been resolved with an agreement in principle for Sam Altman to return as CEO after his sudden firing last week.
Nov 15, 2023
Cyberattack Strikes OpenAI, Actors Reach Accord on AI, Anthropic Goes Steady with Google and Amazon
The Batch - AI News & Insights: This week, I’m speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in San Francisco, where leaders in business and government have convened to discuss AI and other topics.
Nov 08, 2023
OpenAI Empowers Developers, AI Risk in the Spotlight, Decoding Schizophrenic Language, Synthetic Data Helps Image Classification
The Batch - AI News & Insights: The past week has been an unusual split-screen time in AI. On one side, I see rapidly developing innovations from OpenAI, as well as Elon Musk's Grok and Kai-Fu Lee's open source Yi-34B large language model.
Nov 01, 2023
Problematic White House AI Policy, Parked Cruise Robotaxis, Transparency For Foundation Models, Synthetic Data Helps Image Generators
The Batch - AI News & Insights: I’ve always believed in democratizing access to the latest advances in artificial intelligence. As a step in this direction, we just launched “Generative AI for Everyone” on Coursera.
Oct 25, 2023
Feel the Fear! AI Turns Deadly, Data Disappears, Criminals Clone Voices, Hype Overshoots Reality
The Batch - AI News & Insights: Welcome to the Halloween special issue of The Batch, where we take a look at fears associated with AI. In that spirit, I’d like to address a fear of mine: Sensationalist claims that AI could bring about human extinction will cause serious harm.
Oct 18, 2023
AI for Brain Surgery, Microsoft's ChatGPT Bill, Google's Generative Phones, Better Prompts
The Batch - AI News & Insights: I wrote earlier about how my team at AI Fund saw that GPT-3 set a new direction for building language applications, two years before ChatGPT was released.
Oct 11, 2023
GPT-4 Opens Its Eyes, Meta’s Generative Facelift, Newsrooms Respond to AI, Beware Training on Generated Data
The Batch - AI News & Insights: Over the weekend, Hamas launched a surprise terrorist attack on Israel, slaughtering and kidnapping civilians.
Oct 04, 2023
AI's New Power Couple, Movie Industry Limits AI, YouTube Goes Generative, More Web Data = More Bias
The Batch - AI News & Insights: Andrej Karpathy, one of the Heroes of Deep Learning who currently works at OpenAI, quipped, “The hottest programming language is English.” While I appreciate the sentiment...
Sep 27, 2023
ChatGPT Goes Multimodal, Dating Apps Embrace AI, Microsoft Doubles Down on Chatbots, AI Drives Energy Efficiency
The Batch - AI News & Insights: As you can read below, improvements in chatbots have opened a market for bots integrated with dating apps. I’m excited about the possibilities for large language models (LLMs) in romantic relationships…
Sep 20, 2023
Text-to-Music Generation, Military Drone Swarm, Machine Translation Blocks Asylum Seekers
The Batch - AI News & Insights: While AI is a general-purpose technology that’s useful for many things, it isn’t good for every task under the sun. How can we decide which concrete use cases to build? If you’re helping a business figure out where to apply AI...
Sep 13, 2023
ChatGPT Keeps Your Secrets, Microsoft Embraces GenAI Risk, Google Demands GenAI Disclosure
The Batch - AI News & Insights: I recently spoke about “Opportunities in AI” at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. I want to share a few observations from that presentation.
Sep 06, 2023
High Wages for AI Talent, Fake Newscasters, DeepMind’s Offspring Proliferate
The Batch - AI News & Insights: Amidst rising worry about AI harms both realistic (like job loss) and unrealistic (like human extinction), It’s critical to understand AI’s potential to do tremendous good. Our new specialization, AI for Good...
Aug 30, 2023
Text to 3D Animation, China Restricts Face Recognition, Self-Driving Cars Get Crash Recorders
The Batch - AI News & Insights: I’d like to share a part of the origin story of large language models that isn’t widely known. A lot of early work in natural language processing (NLP) was funded by U.S. military intelligence...
Aug 23, 2023
Battle Over Training Data Heats Up, AI Chip Challenger Gains Traction, Vision Transformers Get Flexible
The Batch - AI News & Insights: Machine learning development is an empirical process. It’s hard to know in advance the result of a hyperparameter choice, dataset, or prompt to a large language model (LLM).
Aug 16, 2023
GPU Shortage, Affordable Robodog, Humanizing Large Language Models, China's Open LLMs
The Batch - AI News & Insights: An increasing variety of large language models (LLMs) are open source, or close to it. The proliferation of models with relatively permissive licenses gives developers more options for building applications.
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