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OpenAI is no longer in clear ownership of AI's future. Now what?
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We’re always looking for fun implementations of AI. Fun is the key word there. Far too few of our software products bring about joy in a lighthearted way. Why so serious?
It’s why we gravitate towards prototype work like this from Matt Webb. So many fun details here – the morphing of space, how the AI appears, the metaphors! The insights are rich for builders and designers.
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What we're reading.
1/ This week’s flame war between Google and OpenAI revolves around the excellent Substack, SemiAnalysis, after their report that Google’s new TPUv5e will blow OpenAI out of the water. How much of this to take away is still TBD, but it’s required reading. Learn more at Futurism >
2/ Google’s new SynthID watermark is a new-age optical illusion, solely for machines. It also has other benefits, of course, like detecting AI-generated images. They’re confident it will be part of the solution for identifying deepfakes. Learn more at The Verge >
3/ Evals for LLMs are at early stages, so when we see performance metrics on GPT-4, what are we to think? A great article on AI testing with a banger of a line below. Learn more at MIT Technology Review >
5/ An analytics deep dive into ChatGPT usage. Helpful to understand how people are using AI…and bookmarking purposes. Learn more at SparkToro >
6/ Microsoft just introduced Algorithm of Thought technique to train LLMs to “think”. They’re confident it’s a game changer. Learn more at Decrypt >
7/ VCs are plugged into the AI world like very few of us. Their perspectives bring an element of hope that we have to balance, but we still can see their side of the story. This from Andreesen Horowitz looks at the financial opportunity of AI beyond this decade. Learn more at a16z >
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