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🧙‍♂️ Lore AI Issue #21: AI progresses to mind reading

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The lines between sci-fi and reality are starting to blur as Artificial Intelligence is everywhere we look.

According to a recent MIT study, people are experiencing a 50% productivity gain due to AI. And this is just the beginning of AI's exponential ascent.

Let's get to it.


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In today's issue:


  • PROMPT HERO (sponsored)

  • 📰 AI NEWS: D-ID gives ChatGPT a voice and face, Nvidia’s big bet on AI is paying off as its core technology powers ChatGPT, Stability AI looks to raise funds at $4B valuation

  • 💰WHO GOT FUNDING THIS WEEK: Abound, Indent, Glider AI, Unitary, Daily Blends, Overhaul, SpotDraft, Plus One Robotics, Soci

  • 🤯 COOLEST THING: Generative AI progresses to mind reading

  • 🧠 LEARN SOMETHING NEW: AI-powered LinkedIn networking

  • 📖 FURTHER STUDY: Additional industry links and resources



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D-ID gives ChatGPT a voice and face, Nvidia’s big bet on AI is paying off as its core technology powers ChatGPT, Stability AI looks to raise funds at $4B valuation

D-ID gives ChatGPT a voice and face

Nvidia’s big bet on AI is paying off as its core technology powers ChatGPT

Stability AI looks to raise funds at $4B valuation

In other news

  • Chatbot Character.ai valued at $1bn in Andreessen-led funding round — read article

  • Sceptical investors worry whether advances in AI will make money — read article

Who got funding this week

  • Abound raised $601M to supercharge its AI-based consumer lending platform.

  • Indent raised $8.1M for its AI-powered customer video review tool.

  • Glider AI raised $10M to help enterprises shift to skills-based hiring and guarantee candidate fit.

  • Unitary raised $8M to automate content moderation.

  • Daily Blends raised $2M for AI-powered fresh food vending machines.

  • Overhaul raised $73M to help secure physical supply chains with AI.

  • SpotDraft raised $26M for AI-powered legal software.

  • Plus One Robotics raised $50M for advanced AI vision software and solutions for robotic parcel handling.

  • Soci raised $120M to boost AI for digital marketing.

Further reading on funding for AI startups

  • Cohere among first investments from Salesforce's new $250M AI fund — read article

  • Inflection seeks up to $675mn as funding for AI groups heats up — read article


Generative AI progresses to mind reading

It's now possible to reconstruct visual images from MRI scan data using stable diffusion 🤯

Read paper: High-resolution image reconstruction with latent diffusion models from human brain activity

 okay so AI can literally read our minds now.

a team from osaka was able to reconstruct visual images from mri scan data using stable diffusion.

first row is the image presented to the test subject, second row is the reconstructed image from mri data.

wild. pic.twitter.com/AvTakwQinb— Siqi Chen (@blader) March 3, 2023 

What else we found this week

What people are saying about ChatGPT's API

 🐱 Attention everyone! 🐱

🙀 Big news from OpenAI! 🙀

🤖 The API Playground now has a Chat mode! 🤖

😻 thanks to @nadipity @_chestercho 😻 pic.twitter.com/IvPV3QHaxn— Joanne Jang (@joannejang) March 2, 2023 

 The ChatGPT API has practically doubled the viable use-cases in education overnight 🤯

ChatGPT is great but it lacks interactivity and visuals (impt for learning!)

I built an app that allows ChatGPT to control an visual interface - in this case, an interactive IDE pic.twitter.com/lhbIDEsPAG— zack (@wenquai) March 2, 2023 

Nvidia's New AI is 30X faster than Stable Diffusion

Word-As-Image for Semantic Typography

 Word-As-Image for Semantic Typography

abs: https://t.co/WZJcC54oBG 

project page: https://t.co/wGc6p7cpPZ pic.twitter.com/fgq7GALR9Q— AK (@_akhaliq) March 6, 2023 

Redesign your room in seconds with roomGPT.io

 Announcing roomGPT!

Redesign your room in seconds with AI! 100% free and open source.https://t.co/VuseUvF4kJ pic.twitter.com/LOL8qVVmJm— Hassan El Mghari (@nutlope) March 2, 2023 

It feels like many text-to-image platforms are merging into one common style

 Now that the DALL-E has been successfully midjourneyfied, it is becoming apparent that instead of simulating all possible ›styles‹, AI is fostering the emergence of a distinct visual style, born out of popular aesthetic preferences dominating platforms like DeviantArt

1/6 pic.twitter.com/tZd9Hrz27s— Roland Meyer (@bildoperationen) March 7, 2023 

 #dalle's new beta update - dalle doesnt look like dalle anymore

prompt credit @Sixela_Akire 

"Dinosaur 🦖 riding a bike 🚲 wearing a monocle and holding balloons 🎈"

V.2 vs V.2 experimental beta pic.twitter.com/qCtuVXopCz— AmliArt (@amli_art) March 3, 2023 


AI-powered LinkedIn networking

🥋 Prompt Tip of the Week: How to use ChatGPT to generate better Midjourney prompts 👇

 Now I'm getting the first ChatGPT to generate prompts for Midjourney.

A second ChatGPT evaluates the quality of those prompts and ask for changes.

I give them a starting subject. pic.twitter.com/tnEECOFadw— fofrAI (@fofrAI) March 3, 2023 

People are using AI for their LinkedIn networking

One such platform is NetworkAI by Wonsulting, which allows you to connect with industry professionals using their automated AI networking tool.

Another option is GPT for Work, a plugin that works with Google Sheets and Google Docs.

You can use it to:

  • Clean lists

  • Generate tags, ad copy, taglines, titles, descriptions, outlines, blog posts and emails

  • Recap a meeting and summarize notes

  • Rephrase in perfect English

Not everybody is happy about AI being used in this way and it has generated some controversy.

 Oh god , I wanna throw up. pic.twitter.com/jKF2N0yXJA—  Q-Cap  (@qcapital2020) March 4, 2023 

Further Study 📖


  • Can artificial intelligence ever be sentient? — watch video

  • The AI revolution is coming for your email — read article

  • The new world of AI chatbots like ChatGPT — read article

  • The generative AI arms race is just starting — read article

  • Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market to Hit $85 Billion by 2033 — read article


  • Stability AI acquires Init ML amid fundraising rumors — read article

  • Brightflow AI and CircleUp Announce Strategic Partnership — read article

Law & Government

  • Is the US government ready for the rise of artificial intelligence? — read article

  • Experts shed light on applications of artificial intelligence in justice — read article

  • Defence Artificial intelligence research network contracts signed in Australia — read article

Investing in AI

  • Nvidia will soar 19% as the market's top semiconductor stock because their chips work most seamlessly with AI and they already have a head start, Credit Suisse says — read article

  • 3 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Stocks With 54% to 675% Upside, According to Wall Street — read article

  • What are artificial intelligence (AI) crypto coins, and how do they work? — read article

AI in Healthcare

  • Real AI Will Need Biology: Computers Powered by Human Brain Cells — read article

Researchers used artificial intelligence to detect Alzheimer’s risk with over 90% accuracy and could transform how medicine is practiced — read article

  • New WHO Equity Fund Eyes AI-based Technology to Help Stroke Patients — read article

  • Artificial intelligence in dentistry — read article

  • Artificial Intelligence Proves to be an Effective Tool for Documenting Orthopaedic Encounters in Hand Surgery — read article

  • Artificial intelligence for the histological prediction of ulcerative colitis remission — read article

  • UK Government funding to accelerate research in AI healthcare technologies — read article

AI in Education

  • Artificial intelligence and academic integrity, post-plagiarism — read article

  • The Importance of Skills in the Age of Artificial Intelligence — read article


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-Nathan Lands & Michele du Toit

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