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🧙🏼‍♂️ Lore AI Newsletter #11

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It's been an amazing year filled with incredible technological advancements such as Stable Diffusion and ChatGPT. It's hard to process how fast things are changing, which is why we created this newsletter in the first place.  

We can't wait to see what the future holds for 2023, and we have some exciting news to share with you. Our new website will be launched on January 4th, and we have a surprise announcement planned for February 1st.

We also want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has joined our Generative AI community. We're now over 850 members strong, making us the largest community of its kind on Twitter.

Let's get to it.

In today's issue:


  • 📰 AI NEWS: OpenAI releases Point-E, Quora releases Poe, AI triples recovery in stroke patients. Plus: Some AI predictions for 2023

  • 💰WHO GOT FUNDING THIS WEEK: Exyn, Perfect, DarwinAI, DeepVoodoo, Katonic.ai, Tredence, PVmed

  • 🤯 COOLEST THING OF THE YEAR: Midjourney V4

  • 🧠THINGS WE LEARNED: ChatGPT will be dwarfed by AGI, Twitter doesn't like AI bot tweets, AI can summarize podcasts, and AI has a cyclical nature




When 2022 is looked back on in the history books, I believe ChatGPT will be considered the most significant release of 2022 overall.

In Lore Issue #8 we covered ChatGPT and its implications for society:

Many are still trying to wrap their heads around the implications of ChatGPT and what it means for the future. It's a reminder that humans often struggle to process major changes and understand their long-term effects. This is not unlike the reaction to the advent of the internet in the 90s, when people were unsure of what it would mean for society.

Since then, ChatGPT has reached millions of users, many of which came in the very first week.

 ChatGPT launched on wednesday. today it crossed 1 million users!— Sam Altman (@sama) December 5, 2022 

It has become a major talking point around the world. Silicon Valley legend Marc Andreessen has started using it for humorous Twitter content.

 Well played, ChatGPT, well played. pic.twitter.com/mIoyaBeQsV— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) December 27, 2022 

The product has been so successful that now more people know about ChatGPT than the parent company, OpenAI.

And, people in Silicon Valley are now talking about how most products in 2023 should have chat interfaces like ChatGPT.

 seems right tbh.https://t.co/wEnwFTcpCu— pm (@pm) December 28, 2022 

Myself, I've found ChatGPT to be the best coding companion ever. I've been using it on our new website and in most cases, it's a 10x improvement over going to StackOverflow.

I can't imagine what awaits us all in 2023 with the coming of GPT-4 and rumors that Google secretly has something even better up its sleeves.

 Random email, what do you think, cap or facts?

“Knowledgeable people tell me @google is four years ahead of #chatgpt. They have not released it because of the political ramifications of dramatic job losses etc from this technology” pic.twitter.com/bgGhMQvTN1— @jason (@Jason) December 20, 2022 



OpenAI releases Point-E, Quora releases Poe, AI triples recovery in stroke patients

OpenAI releases Point-E, an AI that generates 3D models

Text to 3D was always the next logical step in AI image generation. Although it's not unique, OpenAI released its own 3D model generator this week.

Quora releases Poe

Quora has released an iOS app called Poe ("Platform for Open Exploration") which uses an AI chatbot to answer questions through dialog, similar to ChatGPT. The Android version will be available "soon".

AI is revolutionizing recovery in UK stroke patients

Thanks to cutting-edge AI technology, the number of stroke patients recovering and able to perform daily activities has tripled, increasing from 16% to 48% in a UK study.

GPT-4 is trending on Twitter and it's not even out yet

GPT-4 is expected to be 500x more powerful than GPT-3, and the below infographic has been posted a lot recently.

 Fascinated by #GPT3 and #ChatGPT? #GPT4 will be 500 times more powerful and is coming pic.twitter.com/QWV7RjOuPh— John Nosta (@JohnNosta) December 21, 2022 

 Get ready for a major shift in the economy with the upcoming release of GPT-4!

This powerful new model has the potential to revolutionize the way hundreds of millions of knowledge workers do their jobs.

🧵 There will be a before/after GPT-4 pic.twitter.com/2gM2bAGXVv— Linus (●ᴗ●) (@LinusEkenstam) December 25, 2022 

TechCrunch's AI Predictions for 2023

  • More (problematic) art-generating AI apps

  • Artists lead the effort to opt out of data sets

  • Open source and decentralized efforts will continue to grow

  • AI companies buckle down for incoming regulations

  • Investments aren’t a sure thing

More predictions:

  • By NVIDIA: 2023 Predictions: AI That Bends Reality, Unwinds the Golden Screw and Self-Replicates — read article

  • Extended Reality to rise of AI: The tech trends that could be big in 2023 — read article

  • The 5 top AI stories I’m waiting for in 2023 — read article

Who got funding this week

  • Exyn raised $35M to operate a robotic autonomy for complex, GPS-denied environments.

  • Perfect raised $13M for its AI-powered recruitment platform.

  • DarwinAI raised $6M for AI-powered visual quality inspection.

  • DeepVoodoo raised $20M for its professional deepfake studio for creators.

  • Katonic.ai raised $1.6M for its enterprise Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) platform.

  • Tredence raised $175M to accelerate data-driven growth and AI value realization for industries.

  • PVmed raised $14M to further develop its AI cancer treatment product portfolio and ecosystem.


Midjourney V4

There were so many cool things in AI this year that it was hard to pick a winner, but if I had to pick just one, it'd be Midjourney V4.

The year started off with mostly Silicon Valley insiders sharing photos of Dall-E. Then Midjourney public beta started in July, which was seen as an improvement over Dall-E. Then Stable Diffusion launched in August, which got tons of attention because it was open-source and allowed for more freedom.

Then, Stable Diffusion made bizarre moves with their community, which we covered in Lore Issue #2. Ever since then, they've been on the decline.

Then, Midjourney V4 dropped in November, which was a huge visual improvement over V3, which we created a thread to highlight.

 #midjourney #aiart #aiartwork

Midjourney V4 i2iテスト

V3 + Remaster / V4 i2i pic.twitter.com/ZNn3Q8mDak— スノク200 (@sunouku) November 6, 2022 

And, well this chart does a pretty good job of summarizing what happened next and the current state of of Generative AI Art. As of now, Midjourney is the clear leader.

But as the chart shows, things can change quick. And not everyone thinks Midjourney has been a positive. Our community member Blind Imagery pointed out that with MJ V4 it 'leveled the field' and made outputs look too similar. Which is a fair point. Now with MJ V4 it's easy to create incredibly beautiful art.

 Imo too much of the same. Seems like MJ V4 'leveled the field' by making alot of outputs look the same. Takes extra effort to get it to diverge from what it's defaulting to most times— Blind Imagery ¦ BlinDImagery.tez 🐀 (@blind_imagery) December 28, 2022 


 Started with a landscape in #midjourney. Used a depth map in @sidefx #houdini to create a scene mesh. Imported to #UnrealEngine5 @UnrealEngine to add grass and animate. Added music. Breakdown thread 1/8 #aiartprocess #MachineLearning #deeplearning #aiartcommunity #genart #aiia pic.twitter.com/r9iJWpL9ut— CoffeeVectors (@CoffeeVectors) October 14, 2022 

 I had success with a new method of projection. Improved cohesion of nadir and zenith wrapping - no more seams. The blending of diffusion is more practical and clean.

Tools used:https://t.co/UrbdGfuG1F https://t.co/DnWVFZcRAl#aiart #vr #stablediffusion #touchdesigner #deforum pic.twitter.com/QD9eOCBfr5— ScottieFox (@ScottieFoxTTV) October 30, 2022 

What else we found this week

ChatGPT can help with graphics programming

 I asked chatgpt to generate an .obj file of a tetrahedron. It generated a list of vertices/faces in the .obj format. If you paste that into an empty file, it will open up in a 3D viewer, like meshlab! (It's even topologically correct: manifold, correct face normals, etc) 1/ pic.twitter.com/1bCyKLcTl4— Rana Hanocka (@RanaHanocka) December 24, 2022 

A product image generator using a custom Stable Diffusion model

 ✨ We just released our Product Image generator tool - which is available in the toolbox right now 🔨 !

Powered by our own fine-tuned version of @StabilityAI #SD using Dieter Rams style 😎

More fine-tuned models coming soon... 👀 pic.twitter.com/qwYcQcmgGR— Fermat (⨍) (@Fermat_ws) December 22, 2022 

Use your own art to train custom models using Runway

 Did you know you can use your own artwork to train custom AI style models? Take 30 sec. to watch how with @runwayml 👇👇 pic.twitter.com/0urnOhfNq7— Always Editing (@notiansans) December 21, 2022 

AI-generated videos are being used in commercials

 When the world needed kindness, you were there. Time and time again, donation by donation.

Here’s a video to show the power of all your help. Thank you for donating.

Learn more: https://t.co/336ZVh0GdI pic.twitter.com/W6PvO0SKTq— GoFundMe (@gofundme) December 21, 2022 

Awesome low-poly Midjourney art looking 👌 on websites

 When I discovered Midjourney, I wanted to use it productively.

It took some time to figure out a consistent visual style.

I decided for low-poly 3D render aesthetic.

Here's the before and after images: pic.twitter.com/nWDjVFzXuT— Lukas Hermann @ Thailand (@_lhermann) December 23, 2022 


ChatGPT will be dwarfed by AGI, Twitter doesn't like AI bot tweets, AI can summarize podcasts, and AI has a cyclical nature

🥋 Prompt Tip of the Week: Try using "long exposure" in your prompts to capture a sense of movement. Credit to Midjourney Witch!

 long exposure #aigenerated #midjourneyV4 #AIArtwork pic.twitter.com/VzjZGPeIec— Midjourney Witch (@midjourneywitch) December 26, 2022 

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman says AGI "will make ChatGPT look like a boring toy"

According to OpenAI's Sam Altman (and literally everyone else), artificial general intelligence (AGI) will be the next major technological breakthrough, offering “amazing” upsides but also major challenges.

 there will be scary moments as we move towards AGI-level systems, and significant disruptions, but the upsides can be so amazing that it’s well worth overcoming the great challenges to get there.— Sam Altman (@sama) December 26, 2022 

Twitter doesn't like AI bot tweets

With the rise of ChatGPT, people are trying all sorts of ways to use it for automation. One of these is automatic AI-generated tweets — but Twitter is not a fan.

 Twitter started to ban automatic AI-generated tweets, a friend of mine had the dumb idea to try it and his account was banned a few hours after, so, probably won't be an issue for long— Nico (@nico_jeannen) December 27, 2022 

AI can summarize podcasts

When Andrew Wilkinson tweeted that someone should develop an AI tool to summarize podcasts, several people pointed out that this had already been done.

 Someone should build a GPT3 powered podcast summarizer.

“Summarize the latest episode of HubermanLab”

And have it spit out key points and takeaways.— Andrew Wilkinson (@awilkinson) December 25, 2022 

Check out Feather AI, which was built in a week!

 Introducing Feather AI.

The premier audio-to-text summarizer.

It's as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Drop in a link to a podcast or YouTube video

2. Enter your email

3. Receive a polished summary in your inbox in 5-10 min

Built in 1 week during @bentossell's hackathon

Here's the story 🧵 pic.twitter.com/lwgJCkzHkN— Josh Cadorette (@joshcadorette) December 21, 2022 

and Podly.ai 👇

 We used AI to summarize every @LexFridman podcast.


Give it a try -> https://t.co/esnCBaPZ5a pic.twitter.com/glMDlPgnrg— C (@CedricMakes) December 22, 2022 

The cyclical nature of AI

2022 has been an incredible year for Artificial Intelligence, especially generative AI. In the last few months we've seen ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion 2.0, and countless startups built on this infrastructure.

The industry is sailing high at the moment, although things tend to be cyclical in nature — and 2022 actually saw fewer deals than 2021 for AI as a whole.

This doesn't necessarily mark the beginning of an AI winter, though, and rapid developments in the industry are keeping it hot and, given the macroeconomic environment, doing relatively well.

When innovation slows and public interest starts to wane, we may see a cyclical decline in the overall industry. But for now, the buzz surrounding the upcoming release of GPT-4 next year is keeping everyone's attention focused, and much debate abounds on its implications for the world at large.

The year behind us

 The AI explosion is warping our sense of time. Can you believe Stable Diffusion is only 4 months old, and ChatGPT <4 weeks old 🤯? If you blink, you miss a whole new industry. Here are my TOP 10 AI spotlights, from a breathtaking 2022 in rewind ⏮: a long thread 🧵 pic.twitter.com/5k8Q6VQ0tD— Jim Fan (@DrJimFan) December 27, 2022 

Further Study 📖

AI in Healthcare

  • How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming the Medical Field — read article

  • 10 ways AI will once again aid scientists fight against the new Covid wave — read article

  • MHRA wins funding for digital, data and AI innovation linked to clinical trials and software as medical device — read article

  • How the adoption of AI in healthcare is advancing in medical treatment — read article

All the rest

  • Can Anti-Plagiarism Tools Detect When AI Chatbots Write Student Essays? — read article

  • Machines that think like humans: Everything to know about AGI and AI Debate 3 — read article

  • AI cyber attacks are a ‘critical threat’. This is how NATO is countering them — read article

  • Debate on AI’s Role in Society Intensifies after ChatGPT Tests — read article

  • AI is fast addressing data requirements and advancing interoperability, says one expert — read article

  • Use of Analog Computers in Artificial Intelligence (AI) — read article

  • This New Artificial Intelligence (AI) Method is Trying to Solve the Memory Allocation Problem in Machine Learning Accelerators — read article


Digiguru, SILKROAD KUNOICHI, S Z O E Y, Ben Kanizay

This week's contest theme was UTOPIA.

Winner: Digiguru



Created by S Z O E Y

Created by Ben Kanizay


Thank you all for your continued support. We look forward to improving Lore in 2023 and doing our best to be the most useful resource for Generative AI.

See you next year!

-Nathan Lands & Michele du Toit


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