Large Language Models (LLMs)

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Generated Video Gets Real(er): OpenAI's Sora, a new player in text-to-video generation
Large Language Models (LLMs)

Generated Video Gets Real(er): OpenAI's Sora, a new player in text-to-video generation

OpenAI’s new video generator raises the bar for detail and realism in generated videos — but the company released few details about how it built the system.
LLMs Can Get Inside Your Head: AI models show promise in understanding human beliefs, research reveals
Large Language Models (LLMs)

LLMs Can Get Inside Your Head: AI models show promise in understanding human beliefs, research reveals

Most people understand that others’ mental states can differ from their own. For instance, if your friend leaves a smartphone on a table and you privately put it in your pocket, you understand that your friend continues to believe it was on the table.
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.
New Leaderboards Rank Safety, More: Hugging Face introduces leaderboards to evaluate model performance and trustworthiness.
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New Leaderboards Rank Safety, More: Hugging Face introduces leaderboards to evaluate model performance and trustworthiness.

Hugging Face introduced four leaderboards to rank the performance and trustworthiness of large language models (LLMs). The open source AI repository now ranks performance on tests of workplace utility, trust and safety, tendency to generate falsehoods, and reasoning.
High Yields for Small Farms: AI elevates chili farming in India with smarter yields.
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High Yields for Small Farms: AI elevates chili farming in India with smarter yields.

Indian farmers used chatbots and computer vision to produce higher yields at lower costs. The state government of Telangana in South India partnered with agricultural aid organization Digital Green to provide AI tools to chili farmers. 
Products showcased at 2024's Consumer Electronics Show
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AI Busts Out at CES: CES 2024 showcased AI's reach beyond browsers and smartphones.

The 2024 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showcased products that take advantage of increasingly powerful, increasingly accessible AI capabilities. Many debuts at the massive CES show showed that large language models (LLMs) are moving beyond browsers and smartphones.
Inference time procedure for GILL
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Text or Images, Input or Output: GILL, an innovative approach to multimodal model training

GPT-4V introduced a large multimodal model that generates text from images and, with help from DALL-E 3, generates images from text. However, OpenAI hasn’t fully explained how it built the system. A separate group of researchers described their own method.
Vive L’Intelligence Artificielle: Paris emerges as a hub for AI ventures.
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Vive L’Intelligence Artificielle: Paris emerges as a hub for AI ventures.

AI ventures are thriving in the French capital. Paris is host to a crop of young companies that focus on large language models. TechCrunch surveyed the scene.  Paris is well situated for an AI boomlet...
GPT-4 Wouldn’t Lie to Me . . . Would It?: Researchers showed how GPT-4 can deceive users without being prompted to do so explicitly.
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GPT-4 Wouldn’t Lie to Me . . . Would It?: Researchers showed how GPT-4 can deceive users without being prompted to do so explicitly.

It’s well known that large language models can make assertions that are blatantly false. But can they concoct outright lies? In a proof-of-concept demonstration, Jérémy Scheurer, Mikita Balesni, and Marius Hobbhahn at Apollo Research...
Demo of Q, Amazon's enterprise chatbot
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Amazon Joins Chatbot Fray: The pros and cons of Q, Amazon’s new enterprise chatbot

Amazon launched a chatbot for large companies even as internal tests indicated potential problems. Amazon introduced Q, an AI-powered assistant that enables employees to query documents and corporate systems.
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. 
Diagram showing how open source tool Giskard works
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Testing for Large Language Models: Meet Giskard, an automated quality manager for LLMs.

An open source tool automatically tests language and tabular-data models for social biases and other common issues. Giskard is a software framework that evaluates models using a suite of heuristics and tests based on GPT-4.
Sequence of industrial machines working
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Industrial Strength Language Model: Siemens and Microsoft launch GPT-powered Copilot for manufacturing machinery.

ChatGPT is pitching in on the assembly line. Siemens and Microsoft launched a joint pilot program of a GPT-powered model for controlling manufacturing machinery. German automotive parts manufacturer Schaeffler is testing the system in its factories, as is Siemens itself. 
Chart showing the number of AI/ML devices approved by FDA by year from 2012 to 2023
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Doctors Wary of Medical AI Devices: U.S. regulatory system criticized for approving AI medical devices without transparency.

The United States’ regulatory regime may not be clear or flexible enough to ensure the safety of AI-powered medical devices. Physicians and other health professionals believe that U.S. regulators have approved AI-powered medical products without proper oversight or disclosure.
The CEO Is O̶u̶t̶ In: All about the leadership shakeup at OpenAI
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The CEO Is O̶u̶t̶ In: All about the leadership shakeup at OpenAI

OpenAI abruptly fired and rehired its CEO Sam Altman, capping five days of chaos within the company. On Friday, the OpenAI board of directors — whose membership since has changed — ousted CEO and co-founder Sam Altman from his leadership position and his seat on the board.
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