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Lore #73: Elon Musk VS OpenAI

Good morning,

This week, the AI world was shaken by two significant events. First, Elon Musk filed a lawsuit against OpenAI, claiming they breached their original contractual agreements by turning the company into a for-profit entity. I predicted in April of last year that this would be one of the most important lawsuits ever, and I stand by that assertion. The outcome of this legal battle could have far-reaching implications for the future of AI development.

Second, Anthropic released Claude 3 to compete with ChatGPT. Based on benchmarks and my own testing, the top Claude 3 model, named Opus, appears to outperform GPT-4, particularly in writing tasks. This development raises an interesting question: will OpenAI accelerate the release of GPT-5 to maintain their competitive edge, or will the lawsuit cause them to delay their plans?

One thing is certain—the next few months are going to be wild. As AI technology continues to advance at a breakneck pace, we find ourselves at the center of an exciting and transformative time in history.

Stay tuned for more updates on this unfolding story.

Lore - Venture Capital
  • Figure AI raised $675M for humanoid robots (Link)

  • MiniMax raised $600M to create social AI experiences (Link)

  • Ideogram raised $80M for AI image generation (Link)

  • Overjet raised $53.2M to enhance clinical care and administrative efficiency (Link)

  • Taalas raised $50M for silicon AI technology (Link)

  • IO Research raised $30M for AI blockchain solutions (Link)

  • Ema (Enterprise Machine Assistant) raised $25M to help workplaces enhance tech adoption and productivity (Link)

  • Codified raised $4M to increase reliance on business data for insights and address growing concerns over data security and privacy (Link)

  • Looq raised $2.6M to advance critical infrastructure digitization and diagnosis (Link)

Coming up:

  • Perplexity poised to become latest AI startup to hit unicorn status (Link)

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News - Lore

Anthropic announced the Claude 3 model family, setting new benchmarks in AI capabilities with three models: Claude 3 Haiku, Sonnet, and Opus. They are designed to be fast and cost-effective, with Opus providing unparalleled intelligence and Sonnet offering a balance between speed and intelligence at lower costs. Haiku stands out for its rapid response times. All models demonstrate advanced vision capabilities, fewer refusals, improved accuracy, and long context processing.

Based on benchmarks and our testing, Claude 3 Opus outperforms GPT-4 on many tasks. There is something about how it writes that feels a lot more human.

India has issued a directive requiring tech companies to obtain government approval before publicly releasing AI tools that are deemed "unreliable" or still under trial. These tools must also be clearly labeled for their potential to produce incorrect responses. The advisory, aimed at regulating the use of generative AI tools, reflects India's efforts to tighten control over social media and other tech platforms, especially with the country's general elections approaching.

This move comes after an incident where Google's Gemini AI tool provided a controversial response about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, prompting swift action from Google and criticism from India's deputy IT minister, Rajeev Chandrasekhar. The advisory also emphasizes the importance of ensuring that AI tools do not compromise the integrity of the electoral process.

Critics of this move believe it will kill India’s ability to compete in AI entirely.

The US Commerce Department has informed AMD that the AI chip it designed specifically for the Chinese market requires a license to be sold due to its high performance, marking another instance of the US tightening control over the export of advanced technologies to China. Despite AMD's effort to create a processor with reduced capabilities compared to its international offerings, US officials demand compliance with export control regulations overseen by the Bureau of Industry and Security. This move reflects broader US efforts to prevent China from accessing state-of-the-art semiconductors and semiconductor manufacturing tools, motivated by concerns over potential military applications.

Notably, the development follows similar restrictions placed on Nvidia, another leading semiconductor company, which has also had to adjust its products to meet US export controls.

Other news

  • Playground v2.5 is now a default image generation tool within Perplexity (Link)

  • Concern as the gambling industry embraces AI (Link)

  • Apple stock gloom deepens as pressure to show AI progress mounts (Link)

  • As AI's influence grows, lawmakers struggle to keep up (Link)

  • US Army tests AI chatbots as battle planners in a war game simulation (Link)

Coolest Things - Lore

Lip syncing with Pika Labs

Playground AI’s impressive new model

ChatGPT can now read responses to you

First impressions of Claude 3

AI Tools - Lore
  • ClipDrop Uncrop: Generate and extend the body or backgrounds in photos (Link)

  • LeiaPix: Turn 2D images into 3D animations (Link)

  • Kaiber: Turn text, videos, photos, and music into videos (Link)

  • Genmo: A free way to make videos from text or images (Link)

Find more tools at FutureTools.io.

AI Further Study - Lore
  • The Era of 1-bit LLMs: All Large Language Models are in 1.58 Bits (Link)

  • EMO: Emote Portrait Alive - Generating Expressive Portrait Videos with Audio2Video Diffusion Model under Weak Conditions (Link)

  • StarCoder 2 and The Stack v2: The Next Generation (Link)

  • ChatMusician: Understanding and Generating Music Intrinsically with LLM (Link)

  • Sora: A Review on Background, Technology, Limitations, and Opportunities of Large Vision Models (Link)

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