AI roundup #9 👩💻
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🇨🇳 US sanctions prompt Chinese AI developers to find alternatives to latest chips
Chinese tech companies are developing AI capabilities without relying on American chips due to US sanctions.
US restrictions on semiconductor exports have cut off Chinese AI developers from advanced chips such as Nvidia's A100 chips.
Huawei, Baidu, Alibaba are exploring techniques for achieving state-of-the-art AI performance with fewer or less powerful semiconductors.
They are also researching how to combine different types of chips to avoid relying on any one type of hardware.
The companies are using existing American chip stocks to create their own ChatGPT equivalents.
Sources: Wall Street Journal, FinnoExpert, CoinTelegraph
🌐 ChatGPT interprets code, unlocks possibilities
OpenAI's ChatGPT can now browse the internet using plugins.
The plugin can solve various problems, convert files into different formats, and upload and process large datasets.
The new ChatGPT code interpreter plugin allows ChatGPT to utilize a Python interpreter for coding abilities.
It has the ability to perform basic video editing tasks and create visualized maps from location data.
💣 Buffett compares AI to atom bomb
Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor, expressed concerns over the rise of AI at the annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway.
When we get something that can do all kinds of things, I get a little bit worried.
- Warren Buffet stated, comparing AI tech to an Atom Bomb
Buffett, who received a lesson on ChatGPT from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, also voiced his fears over the rapidly evolving programs.
He stated that AI will change "everything in the world, except how men think and behave."
Munger, his partner, expressed skepticism towards AI, stating that "old-fashioned intelligence works pretty well."
Meanwhile, Samsung has banned its employees from using generative AI tools like ChatGPT over concerns about data security.
Sources: The Mint, Business Today
💡 OpenAI's Shap·E: A new 3D asset generation model
OpenAI's new project, Shap·E, is a generative model that produces 3D assets by learning the conditional distribution of implicit function parameters given input data.
Shap·E can generate diverse and complex 3D assets in seconds, utilizing two types of implicit neural representations (INRs) called Neural Radiance Field and DMTet.
It has been compared to another generative model and has shown faster convergence and better sample quality. Shap·E is a promising addition to the contributions of Generative AI.
Sources: MarTech Post, Research Paper by Cornell
📊 Microsoft upgrades Bing, Edge features
Microsoft has opened up access to its Bing GPT-4 chatbot to all users after a private preview in February.
The company is upgrading Bing Chat and Edge with new features such as image and video results, plug-in support, and more.
Microsoft is working with OpenTable and WolframAlpha to enable restaurant bookings and visualizations respectively.
In 90 days, Bing has grown to 100 million daily active users. Bing combines large language models like GPT-4 with its search index to provide conversational results.
Sources: Microsoft Blog, IBL News
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