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GPT-4 Biothreat Risk is Low: Study finds GPT-4 no more risky than online search in aiding bioweapon development.
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GPT-4 Biothreat Risk is Low: Study finds GPT-4 no more risky than online search in aiding bioweapon development.

GPT-4 poses negligible additional risk that a malefactor could build a biological weapon, according to a new study. OpenAI compared the ability of GPT-4 and web search to contribute to the creation of a dangerous virus or bacterium. The large language model was barely more helpful than the web.
More Consistent Generated Videos: Lumiere, a system that achieves unprecedented motion realism in video
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More Consistent Generated Videos: Lumiere, a system that achieves unprecedented motion realism in video

Text-to-video has struggled to produce consistent motions like walking and rotation. A new approach achieves more realistic motion.
Learning the Language of Geometry: AlphaGeometry, a system that nears expert proficiency in proving complex geometry theorems
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Learning the Language of Geometry: AlphaGeometry, a system that nears expert proficiency in proving complex geometry theorems

Machine learning algorithms often struggle with geometry. A language model learned to prove relatively difficult theorems. 
SingSong's process for manufacturing instrumental music to accompany input vocals.
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Sing a Tune, Generate an Accompaniment: SingSong, a tool that generates instrumental music for unaccompanied input vocals

A neural network makes music for unaccompanied vocal tracks. Chris Donahue, Antoine Caillon, Adam Roberts, and colleagues at Google proposed SingSong, a system that generates musical accompaniments for sung melodies. You can listen to its output here.
AGI Defined: Researchers propose a taxonomy for artificial general intelligence (AGI).
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AGI Defined: Researchers propose a taxonomy for artificial general intelligence (AGI).

How will we know if someone succeeds in building artificial general intelligence (AGI)? A recent paper defines milestones on the road from calculator to superintelligence.
Sharper Vision for Cancer: An AI-powered microscope that helps pathologists detect cancer
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Sharper Vision for Cancer: An AI-powered microscope that helps pathologists detect cancer

A microscope enhanced with augmented reality is helping pathologists recognize cancerous tissue. The United States Department of Defense is using microscopes that use machine learning models based on research from Google to detect cancers.
Google’s Multimodal Challenger: All you need to know about Gemini, Google's new multimodal model
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Google’s Multimodal Challenger: All you need to know about Gemini, Google's new multimodal model

Google unveiled Gemini, its bid to catch up to, and perhaps surpass, OpenAI’s GPT-4. Google demonstrated the Gemini family of models that accept any combination of text (including code), images, video, and audio and output text and images. The demonstrations and metrics were impressive...
Figure showing how PaLM-E operates on multimodal sentences
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This Language Model Speaks Robot: PaLM-E, the model that improves robot control with large language model expertise

A pretrained large language model has helped a robot resolve high-level commands into sequences of subtasks. It can do this more precisely with additional training — both on language-vision tasks and robotics tasks. 
Assembly pseudocode before and after applying the AlphaDev swap move
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AI Builds Better Sorting Algorithms: AlphaDev, a new system for high-speed sorting of lists and numbers

Online sorting algorithms run trillions of times a day to organize lists according to users’ interests. New work found faster alternatives. Daniel J. Mankowitz and colleagues at Google developed AlphaDev, a system that learned to generate algorithms that sort three...
Anthropic logo on top of Google and Amazon logos
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Anthropic Cultivates Alternatives: Anthropic secures $2 billion investment from Google, weeks after Amazon deal

Weeks after it announced a huge partnership deal with Amazon, Anthropic doubled down on its earlier relationship with Alphabet.
Synthetic Data Helps Image Classification: StableRep, a method that trains vision transformers on images generated by Stable Diffusion
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Synthetic Data Helps Image Classification: StableRep, a method that trains vision transformers on images generated by Stable Diffusion

Generated images can be more effective than real ones in training a vision model to classify images. Yonglong Tian, Lijie Fan, and colleagues at Google and MIT introduced StableRep, a self-supervised method that trains vision transformers on images generated by...
Excerpt from Google Pixel 8 promotional video
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Generative AI Calling: Google brings advanced computer vision and audio tech to Pixel 8 and 8 Pro phones.

Google’s new mobile phones put advanced computer vision and audio research into consumers’ hands. The Alphabet division introduced its flagship Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones at its annual hardware-launch event. Both units feature AI-powered tools for editing photos and videos.
A YouTube Short showing an edited video of the Paris Fashion Week featuring penguins
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Video Sharing Goes Generative: YouTube’s upcoming AI features help producers easily reach bigger audiences.

YouTube is reinventing itself for the era of generative AI. The Google-owned video platform is adding generated topic ideas, backgrounds, music suggestions, and audio translations. These capabilities will be available in late 2023 or early 2024.
Diagram of AI cooling process on large data centers
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Energy-Efficient Cooling: Google's DeepMind algorithms dramatically boost energy efficiency in commercial buildings.

A reinforcement learning model maintains cooler temperatures in large data centers and other buildings.
Truth in Online Political Ads: Google tightens restrictions on AI-made political ads.
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Truth in Online Political Ads: Google tightens restrictions on AI-made political ads.

Google, which distributes a large portion of ads on the web, tightened its restrictions on potentially misleading political ads in advance of national elections in the United States, India, and South Africa.
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