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Google Adds AI Inside and Out: Generative AI highlights from Google I/O 2023
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Google Adds AI Inside and Out: Generative AI highlights from Google I/O 2023

Google showcased a flood of new features in its latest bid to get ahead in the generative AI arms race. The company demonstrated AI features for consumers and developers at its annual I/O conference.
Language Models in Lab Coats: The chatbot search engines for scientific research
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Language Models in Lab Coats: The chatbot search engines for scientific research

Specialized chatbots are providing answers to scientific questions. A new breed of search engines including Consensus, Elicit, and Scite use large language models to enable scientific researchers to find and summarize significant publications, Nature reported.
Battlefield Chat: A military chatbot can create battle plans.
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Battlefield Chat: A military chatbot can create battle plans.

Large language models may soon help military analysts and commanders make decisions on the battlefield.
Runaway LLaMA: How Meta's LLaMA NLP model leaked
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Runaway LLaMA: How Meta's LLaMA NLP model leaked

Meta’s effort to make a large language model available to researchers ended with its escape into the wild. Soon after Meta started accepting applications for developer access to LLaMA, a family of trained large language models...
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Hot Bot Turns Cold: Why Replika's chatbot stopped flirting with users.

A chatbot that simulated erotic companionship stopped sharing intimacies, leaving some users heartbroken. Replika, a chatbot app, deactivated features that allowed premium users to engage in sexually explicit chat with the 3D avatar of their choice, Vice reported.
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China Chases Chatbots: Chinese tech companies race to cash in on ChatGPT fever.

ChatGPT fever has reached China despite legal and technical barriers. Two months after its debut, ChatGPT is a viral sensation on Chinese social media, MIT Technology Review reported. Companies in that country are racing to cash in.
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Bing Unbound: A roundup of wacky behavior from the new AI-powered Bing

Microsoft aimed to reinvent web search. Instead, it showed that even the most advanced text generators remain alarmingly unpredictable. In the two weeks since Microsoft integrated an OpenAI chatbot with its Bing search engine, users have reported...
Illustration of the Dialogue Transformer Language Model (DLM)
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The Sound of Conversation: AI Learns to Mimic Conversational Pauses and Interruptions

In spoken conversation, people naturally take turns amid interjections and other patterns that aren’t strictly verbal. A new approach generated natural-sounding audio dialogs without training on text transcriptions that mark when one party should stop speaking and the other should chime in.
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Toward Machines That LOL: Scientists Teach a Speech Recognition Robot to Laugh

Even if we manage to stop robots from taking over the world, they may still have the last laugh. Researchers at Kyoto University developed a series of neural networks that enable a robot engaged in spoken conversation to chortle along with its human interlocutor.
A living room made out of cups of coffee: the people, the seats, the chimney, the lamp, all gather around a cozy fire.
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One Architecture to Do Them All: Transformer: The AI architecture that can do it all.

The transformer architecture extended its reach to a variety of new domains.What happened: Originally developed for natural language processing, transformers are becoming the Swiss Army Knife of deep learning.
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Multimodal AI Takes Off: Multimodal Models, such as CLIP and DALL·E, are taking over AI.

While models like GPT-3 and EfficientNet, which work on text and images respectively, are responsible for some of deep learning’s highest-profile successes, approaches that find relationships between text and images made impressive
Frozen Pretrained Transformer (FPT) explained
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Transformers Are Smarter Than You Think: Language transformers can do math, vision, and logic.

The transformer architecture has shown an uncanny ability to model not only language but also images and proteins. New research found that it can apply what it learns from the first domain to the others.
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Up for Debate: IBM's NLP-powered debate bot mines LexisNexis.

IBM’s Watson question-answering system stunned the world in 2011 when it bested human champions of the TV trivia game show Jeopardy! Although the Watson brand has fallen on hard times, the company’s language-processing prowess continues to develop.
Annual list of the most promising private AI companies in different fields
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Cream of the Startup Crop: CB Insights published its list of top AI startups for 2021.

AI startups continue to roared ahead, global pandemic or no. Tech industry analyst CB Insights published its fifth annual list of the 100 most promising private AI companies.
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Large Language Models for Chinese: A brief overview of the Wu Dao NLP models.

Researchers unveiled competition for the reigning large language model GPT-3. Four models collectively called Wu Dao were described by Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence, a research collective funded by the Chinese government, according to Synced Review.

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