⚙️ Potential AI Apocalypse

Good morning. The UK Government has released an exhaustive report highlighting the incredible promise and potential risks of frontier AI. Just ahead of the AI Safety Summit, the document underscores the urgency of balanced, collaborative measures to manage AI's double-edged sword. It's a critical read for anyone invested in the future of AI.

In today’s newsletter:

  • 🎬 Quick Cuts: Pika Beta 2.0's AI-Generated Commercial Shakes Up Advertising

  • 💣 OpenAI's Preparedness Team: Bracing for AI's Potential Apocalypse

  • 📈 Anthropic Ascends: Google's $2 Billion Investment Fuels AI Race

  • 🌐 LAION's Emotional Quest: Open-Sourcing Empathy in AI

  • 🆕 ChatGPT Plus Enhancements: Smoother Browsing and More File Flexibility

  • 💲 High-Stakes Wearables: Humane's Ai Pin Priced at $1,000


Revamping Classics: Pika Beta 2.0 Unveils AI-Generated Commercial in Less Than a Day

In a game-changing move for the advertising industry, AI technologies are slashing both production costs and timelines. Take Pika Beta 2.0, for example. It recently generated a commercial that originally required a 30-person team and an entire month to produce—accomplishing the feat in less than a day. Click the video below to see the ad it created…

Just One Dev Behind the Magic: Created by Pika Labs 2.0, this AI-driven feat underscores the power of machine learning in content creation. A one-man show replaces what used to be a full production team, casting a spotlight on the potential of AI to revolutionize the commercial landscape.

Pika Beta 2.0—The Real Star

The engine behind this transformation is Pika Beta 2.0, a soon-to-be-released AI software. While details are scarce, its role in this quick-turnaround project has certainly got tongues wagging about what else it could accomplish. Expectations? Sky-high.

Setting the Stage for AI in Ads: With the ability to reproduce complex creative works in a fraction of the time and manpower, the future of advertising could be leaning heavily into AI. As we wait for the full release of Pika Beta 2.0, one thing's clear: the commercial game has a new player, and it's coded, not cast.


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In this live interactive session, you’ll get step-by-step instructions on:

  • How to leverage the RAG framework to apply custom data to your app

  • How to clone an OctoAI Llama2 model template to create your own endpoint

  • How to deploy and test your Llama2 endpoint in a sample Q&A application

    Everyone will get free GPU hours to follow along with OctoAI’s Llama2 development endpoints. Register here.


Ready for AI Doomsday? OpenAI Launches "Preparedness" Team

OpenAI is taking the threat of AI misuse to a new level with its freshly minted "Preparedness" team, led by MIT's Aleksander Madry. Tasked with forecasting and mitigating catastrophic risks from phishing to, believe it or not, nuclear threats, this team aims to create a safety net for future AI developments. Got an idea to contribute? OpenAI is offering $25,000 for top community suggestions on risk studies.

An Eye on "Superintelligent" AI: The team's unveiling comes amid rising concerns from OpenAI's top brass about the emergence of AI models exceeding human intelligence. CEO Sam Altman and Chief Scientist Ilya Sutskever believe that this 'superintelligent' AI could be on the horizon within a decade and may not be all sugar, spice, and everything nice. Preparedness is designed to build upon OpenAI's existing safety initiatives, focusing on both pre-and post-model deployment phases to keep us from an AI-induced apocalypse.

Safety at the Forefront: As AI models become increasingly capable, OpenAI emphasizes the need for a "risk-informed development policy" that will oversee the company's model evaluations and governance structure. The Preparedness team aims to be the gatekeeper, ensuring that as we harness the powers of AI, we're also prepared for its potential dark side.

High Stakes, High Rewards: With the grand reveal happening at a major U.K. government summit on AI safety, OpenAI is making it clear: they're not just worried about AI risks; they're doing something about it. If human-surpassing AI is indeed a decade away, OpenAI's Preparedness team might just be the safety net we didn't know we needed.

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📈 Google Backs Anthropic: $2 billion boosts the AI firm into top ranks.

Anthropic has received a substantial $2 billion investment from Google, joining OpenAI as a leader in the field of artificial intelligence. This financial backing, which also includes a commitment of up to $4 billion from Amazon, positions both companies as invaluable assets in the emerging "proxy war" between tech giants vying for leadership in the AI space.

🌐 Nonprofit LAION Launches Open Empathic

Nonprofit LAION aims to develop open-source AI systems capable of understanding human emotions. The initiative is recruiting volunteers to contribute audio samples for training emotion-sensitive chatbots and other AI models. While the team believes in the potential benefits across various sectors, concerns about bias and misuse persist.

🆕 ChatGPT Plus Rolls Out New Features

OpenAI has introduced new beta features for ChatGPT Plus members, including the ability to upload and analyze files and automatic mode switching like the new internet capability “browse with Bing.” The chatbot can now handle a variety of file types and even transform images, as demonstrated by a user who turned a capybara photo into a Pixar-style image.

👚Ai Pin to Cost $1,000: Humane's Bold Move in the Wearables Market

Humane's upcoming wearable device, the Ai Pin, is reported to cost around $1,000 and may require a monthly subscription. The device is said to be about the size of a saltine cracker and will offer various features like a camera, microphone, speaker, and laser projector powered by a Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm. As its November 9th launch approaches, further details reveal Humane's ambition to create a paradigm shift in consumer computing.

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  • Neverinstall: AI-powered platform offering a personal cloud computer accessible from any browser. (link)

  • Alli AI: Alli AI tool allows users to optimize their websites to improve search rankings and organic traffic through insightful recommendations. (link)

  • Grain: Grain is a tool that integrates with your meetings on platforms like Zoom, Google Meet, and teams.(link)

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