Dec 20, 2023

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The View From NeurIPS 2023: NeurIPS 2023 was chockablock with generative AI, large multimodal models, autonomous agents ‚ÄĒ and anxiety about the pace of development.
Dec 20, 2023

The View From NeurIPS 2023: NeurIPS 2023 was chockablock with generative AI, large multimodal models, autonomous agents ‚ÄĒ and anxiety about the pace of development.

Last week, I attended the NeurIPS conference in New Orleans. It was fun to catch up with old friends, make new ones, and also get a wide scan of current AI research.
Top Stories of 2023: Generative Everything, Doomsday Visions, Hollywood Versus AI, AI's Hit Record, Copyright Owners Revolt
Dec 20, 2023

Top Stories of 2023: Generative Everything, Doomsday Visions, Hollywood Versus AI, AI's Hit Record, Copyright Owners Revolt

The Batch - AI News & Insights: Last week, I attended the NeurIPS conference in New Orleans. It was fun to catch up with old friends, make new ones, and also get a wide scan of current AI research.
Deep Learning Rocks: How 2023's soundtrack became mostly AI-generated
Dec 20, 2023

Deep Learning Rocks: How 2023's soundtrack became mostly AI-generated

Fans of AI-driven music pressed play, while a major recording company reached for the stop button. AI grabbed listeners by the ears when it helped produce a new single by The Beatles, mimicked the voices of beloved stars, and generated music from text prompts.
High Anx-AI-ety: A recap of 2023's battle between AI doomsday warnings and regulatory measures
Dec 20, 2023

High Anx-AI-ety: A recap of 2023's battle between AI doomsday warnings and regulatory measures

Angst at the prospect of intelligent machines boiled over in moves to block or limit the technology. Fear of AI-related doomsday scenarios prompted proposals to delay research and soul searching by prominent researchers. Amid the doomsaying, lawmakers took dramatic regulatory steps. 
Can I Use This Data?: Conflict over information sources sparked legal and business turmoil in 2023.
Dec 20, 2023

Can I Use This Data?: Conflict over information sources sparked legal and business turmoil in 2023.

Information may not want to be free after all. The age-old practice of training AI systems on data scraped from the web came into question as copyright owners sought to restrict AI developers from using their works without permission.
Hollywood Squares Off: This year, AI helped reshape the film industry landscape.
Dec 20, 2023

Hollywood Squares Off: This year, AI helped reshape the film industry landscape.

The movie capital became a front line in the battle over workplace automation. U.S. film and television writers went on strike in May, and actors followed in July. They took up a variety of issues with their employers, but concern that AI would damage...
Generative AI Everywhere: How Large Language Models, chatbots, and other generative AI took off in 2023
Dec 20, 2023

Generative AI Everywhere: How Large Language Models, chatbots, and other generative AI took off in 2023

This year, AI became virtually synonymous with generative AI. Launched in November 2022, OpenAI’s ChatGPT ushered in a banner year for AI-driven generation of text, images, and an ever widening range of data types. 

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