Guest panel, including Andrew Ng, at the AI Governance Summit 2023 by the World Economic Forum
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.
OpenAI Empowers Developers, AI Risk in the Spotlight, Decoding Schizophrenic Language, Synthetic Data Helps Image Classification
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.
"Generative AI for Everyone" course promotional banner
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.
Feel the Fear! AI Turns Deadly, Data Disappears, Criminals Clone Voices, Hype Overshoots Reality
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.
Left: Datacenter Right: Human hands holding and manipulating a mobile phone
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.
Illustration of a firey cloud over a city
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.
Illustration of two people greeting each other in two languages: English and Python
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...
Text message exchange: "Idk how to tell my partner I want to breakup. Can you help?"
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…
O-Net Online Tasks for Computer Programmers
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...
ChatGPT Keeps Your Secrets, Microsoft Embraces GenAI Risk, Google Demands GenAI Disclosure
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.
High Wages for AI Talent, Fake Newscasters, DeepMind’s Offspring Proliferate
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...
Text to 3D Animation, China Restricts Face Recognition, Self-Driving Cars Get Crash Recorders
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...
Battle Over Training Data Heats Up, AI Chip Challenger Gains Traction, Vision Transformers Get Flexible
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).
Two coworkers interacting: - I prompted it to play Mozart. - Try Fine-Tuning!
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.
Medical AI Advances, Chatbots Work the Drive-Thru, ChatGPT Racks Up Server Fees, Image Generators Get an Upgrade
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.

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