Sunday Signal #38
Grammy's AI Gamble, Google's Political Protocol and DeepMind's Suleyman Speaks
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💎 5 News Nuggets
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🔗 Link: AI-generated song mimicking Drake and The Weeknd submitted for Grammy consideration. The deepfake track is in the running for Best Rap Song & Song of the Year. The Recording Academy states the human-written aspect makes it eligible.
🔗 Link: Google requires AI disclosure in political ads. Starting mid-November, advertisers must declare when their content is AI-generated, a move to ensure transparency during the upcoming US presidential election.
🔗 Link: All 50 US state prosecutors urge Congress to combat AI-generated child exploitation. Attorneys general request an expert commission to study AI's role in child exploitation and expand restrictions on AI-created abuse materials.
🔗 Link: Harvard Medical School announces AI in Medicine PhD. Kicking off in the fall of 2024, the program is set to bridge the gap between cutting-edge AI research and practical medical applications.
🔗 Link: Amazon One's palm scanning leverages generative AI. By using synthetic data from millions of artificial palms, the system boasts 99.9999% accuracy and surpasses the precision of two iris scans. Now available in 500+ Whole Foods stores.
🎨 4 Cool Creations
🔗 Link: HubSpot showcases its AI suite at INBOUND 2023. With tools ranging from AI-driven email drafting to ChatSpot powered by ChatGPT, it's poised to reshape digital marketing dynamics.
🔗 Link: Zoom boosts its AI Companion capabilities. Aiming to enhance virtual meetings, features include email drafting, meeting summaries, and intelligent processing of recordings.
🔗 Link: Royal Navy unveils AI vessel XV Patrick Blackett. Launched by NavyX in Cornwall, the £7M ship tests next-gen tech like unmanned vehicles and quantum navigation.
🔗 Link: Apple is investing millions daily in AI, with their advanced language model "Ajax" reportedly surpassing ChatGPT's capabilities. Multiple AI teams at Apple are working on projects from chatbots for AppleCare to automating multistep tasks with Siri.
💡 3 Startup Spotlights
🔗 Link: Tokyo-based AI software firm Mujin secures $85M in a Series C led by SBI Investment, raising total funding to $150M. MujinController, described as "the brain for robots," aids in automating industrial tasks.
🔗 Link: Imbue has secured $200M in a Series B round, reaching a valuation of over $1B. With investments from NVIDIA and notable tech leaders, the firm focuses on developing AI systems capable of reasoning and coding.
🔗 Link: Glass Health are building a “personal knowledge management system” for learning and practising medicine. The tool provides evidence-based diagnoses and treatment options for physicians.
🐥 2 Top Tweets
🔗 Link: My friend Tibo shares some of the best recent creations from AI hackers. With powerful tools like GPT-4 and Copilot readily accessible, it's evident that barriers to impactful creation are at an all-time low.
🔗 Link: Aaron Levie weighs in on the importance of picking a niche when building an enterprise AI startup. Rarely does a generalist system outperform a specialised one.
🍿 1 Media Marvel
Diary of a CEO / Youtube
🔗 Link: Diary of a CEO podcast host Steven Bartlett chats with DeepMind's co-founder, Mustafa Suleyman, about the increasing risks posed by AI. Suleyman highlights the potential dangers and threats AI evolution brings—an entertaining listen if you’re on the go.
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