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Sep 20, 2023
Text-to-Music Generation, Military Drone Swarm, Machine Translation Blocks Asylum Seekers
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, I’ve found the following recipe useful as a brainstorming aid:
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.
Aug 09, 2023
Medical AI Advances, Chatbots Work the Drive-Thru, ChatGPT Racks Up Server Fees, Image Generators Get an Upgrade
The Batch - AI News & Insights: Do large language models understand the world? As a scientist and engineer, I’ve avoided asking whether an AI system “understands” anything.
Aug 02, 2023
Drones of War, Generative AI in the Cloud, K-Pop in Many Tongues, Better Weather Forecasts
The Batch - AI News & Insights: Last week, I returned home from Asia, where I spoke at Seoul National University in Korea, the National University of Singapore, and the University of Tokyo in Japan and visited many businesses.
Jul 26, 2023
ChatGPT Performance Drifts, Apple Grapples With Generative AI, Big AI Accepts Voluntary Limits
The Batch - AI News & Insights: The White House announced voluntary commitments by seven AI companies, as you can read below. Most of the points were sufficiently vague that it seems easy for the White House and the companies to declare success without doing much that they don’t already do.
Jul 19, 2023
Generative AI On Trial, Chatbot Shoot-Out, Top AI Startups, No Hyperparameters External Inbox
The Batch - AI News & Insights: Many laws will need to be updated to encourage beneficial AI innovations while mitigating potential harms. One example: Copyright law as it relates to generative AI is a mess!
Jul 12, 2023
Stable Biases, Jobs at Risk, Efficient Robot Training, Banks Embrace AI
The Batch - AI News & Insights: Internalizing this mental framework has made me a more efficient machine learning engineer: Most of the work of building a machine learning system is debugging rather than development.
Jul 05, 2023
The Secret Life of Data Labelers, Letting Chatbots See Your Data, Making Government Multilingual
The Batch - AI News & Insights: Prompt-based development is making the machine learning development cycle much faster: Projects that used to take months now may take days.
Jun 28, 2023
Meta’s Generative Strategy, Robots Invade Mechanical Turk, U.S. Gears Up to Regulate, Better Fine-Tuning
The Batch - AI News & Insights: Suddenly it seems like everyone wants to regulate AI. The European Union is on the verge of enacting a comprehensive AI Act that’s intended to mitigate risks and protect individual rights.
Jun 21, 2023
Generative Economic Engine, Tesla Semiautonomous Crashes, LLMs in the Courtroom, Seeing What the Brain Sees
The Batch - AI News & Insights: I spent Sunday through Tuesday at the CVPR computer vision conference in Vancouver, Canada, along with over 4,000 other attendees. With the easing of the pandemic, it’s fantastic that large conferences are being held in person again!
Jun 14, 2023
Taught by a Bot, Game Devs Embrace Generative AI, Japan's Data Free-For-All, Faster Diffusion
The Batch - AI News & Insights: AI risks are in the air — from speculation that AI, decades or centuries from now, could bring about human extinction to ongoing problems like bias and fairness.
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