week of 5/22/2023 - 5/26/2023
Microsoft and Adobe announce their next steps for AI, Neuralink plans humans brain-implant testing, and OpenAI braces for superintelligence.
what to know for now
🎤 AI takes center stage at Microsoft’s Build 2023 conference. Numerous announcements were made, including a persistent version of Copilot (MS’s AI assistant) within Windows 11, AI plugins to work across the entire MS ecosystem, and GitHub Copilot integration for Windows’ terminal. [Read more]
🖼️ Adobe launches AI features for Photoshop. The new Generative Fill functionality allows users to highlight portions of their photos and have AI automatically adjust it visually based on user-provided prompts. [Read more]
💬 Everyone gets an AI bot. Both TikTok and Opera announce AI chatbots that sit on the side of their apps and allow users to ask questions. [Read more about TikTok; Read more about Opera]
📺️ Google’s DeepMind advances video metadata. The company announced a new visual language model (called “Flamingo”) that detects what is in videos and auto-generates appropriate metadata to help with recommendations, starting with YouTube Shorts. [Read more]
what to know for later
🌐 ChatGPT’s browsing model will soon be free. The “Browsing with Bing” model that has traditionally only been available for ChatGPT Plus subscribers will be opened to everyone shortly, enabling ChatGPT users’ models to be able to access up-to-date information from the internet. [Read more]
📜 OpenAI advises on superintelligence. Seemingly confident that artificial superintelligence (AI with intellect beyond humans) is coming within a decade, OpenAI released a doc with suggestions for the governance of existing and future AI technology in hopes of getting ahead of problems it may bring. [Read more]
🧠 Neuralink gets approval for first human tests. Elon Musk’s brain-implant company has received FDA approval for its first study in humans. The company was recently under fire following reporting on the alleged death of numerous monkeys in tests. [Read more]
🧑🔬 Meta announces massive language identification model. The model (called Massively Multilingual Speech or MMS) can identify over 4,000 spoken languages, expanding text-to-speed and speech-to-text technology to more users. [Read more]
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