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🧙🏼‍♂️ Lore AI Newsletter #15

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Good morning.

Another wild week in AI with Microsoft investing $10B in OpenAI and Google going into red-alert mode by firing 12,000 employees and bringing in Larry & Sergey to help with 20 AI products they have in the works.

There's a lot to cover today. Let's get to it.

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  • 🎨 CREATIVE REALITY STUDIO by D-ID (sponsored)

  • 📰 AI NEWS: Microsoft confirms investment in OpenAI, ChatGPT passes MBA exam

  • 💰WHO GOT FUNDING THIS WEEK: Scenario, Qritive, GSS, Impel, Myelin Foundry, Oxpit, Aiola, SoundHound, Sheeva AI, Waire Health, VisioLab, Coho AI, Presso

  • 🤯 COOLEST THING: Playground

  • 🧠THINGS WE LEARNED: OpenAI CEO surprised that no one built ChatGPT sooner, The rise of "AI Fluency", Midjourney has a new blend feature, Github Copilot looking sus

  • FEATURED ARTISTS: P A N C A K E S !, julsme.eth, Reigh, Lukas Hermann

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 🪄 We're finally ready to release the public beta for Magician, a magical AI-powered design tool for Figma.

Try for free → https://t.co/qtxyyKmhyF pic.twitter.com/41Ze81YHq2— Diagram (@diagram) January 24, 2023 

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Microsoft confirms investment in OpenAI, ChatGPT passes MBA exam

Microsoft confirms investment in OpenAI

It's now official — Microsoft's “multibillion-dollar investment” in ChatGPT maker OpenAI. The deal came just days after Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced massive layoffs in response to the tech downturn, so the stake in OpenAI signals an obvious belief that AI represents a technology that could transform Microsoft and secure its position as an exclusive cloud computing provider (Azure) to one of the world’s leading AI start-ups.

ChatGPT passes MBA exam

New research conducted by a professor at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School found that ChatGPT was able to pass the final exam for the school's MBA program.

The bot's score shows its "remarkable ability to automate some of the skills of highly compensated knowledge workers in general and specifically the knowledge workers in the jobs held by MBA graduates including analysts, managers, and consultants." — Wharton Professor Christian Terwiesch

ChatGPT could also pass the US Medical Licensing Exam and the Bar. Plus, an AI rival to ChatGPT recently passed a university level law and economics exam.

Who got funding this week


From our community:


for its AI platform that generates game art assets.

  • Qritive raised $7.5M to develop AI solutions to advance digital pathology for cancer diagnosis, enhance imaging accuracy and improve health outcomes.

  • Global Screening Services (GSS) raised £37M to screen financial institutions’ transaction data with AI.

  • Impel raised $104M for its AI-powered customer engagement platform for the auto industry.

  • Myelin Foundry raised $3M to deploy Edge AI solutions on complex unstructured data in real-time.

  • Oxpit raised $4.9M for AI medical imaging.

  • Aiolaraised $25M for its product that uses voice and image recognition to streamline inspection processes in food and pharmaceutical factories.

  • SoundHound raised $25M for its voice artificial intelligence product.

  • Sheeva.AI raised $9.25M to automate the driver experience.

  • Waire Health raised £2M for remote patient monitoring technology.

  • VisioLab raised €2M for AI-based self-checkout solutions for food service providers.

  • Coho AI raised $8.5M for AI services and tools to convert customer usage data into revenue.

  • Presso raised $8M to automate dry cleaning services with AI-powered machines.

Further reading on funding for AI startups

  • Generative AI funding exploded over the past 2 years — read article

  • University of Chicago launches incubator for AI healthcare startups — read article



Suhail Doshi, the well-known Silicon Valley founder of MixPanel and Mighty, released a new feature on Playground that produces beautiful results. Suhail has said he's burned all his boats and is all in on AI. We're excited to see where Playground goes.

 1/ Introducing AI-first image editing to Playground—a way to instruct an AI to synthesize spectacular yet subtle edits

Try it here: https://t.co/ox9QV94A7O

We are blown away by the creative possibilities with this.

Example: "Make it summer"

(More examples in a thread) pic.twitter.com/lNHR6SpuPJ— Suhail (@Suhail) January 23, 2023 

What else we found this week

A new contender among AI-powered search engines

 Announcing a major update to Perplexity Ask: the world’s first conversational search engine! Now, you can read answers with up-to-date sources and ask follow-up questions to dig deeper. In other words, you can chat with your search engine!

Try it out at https://t.co/ut3wdOxstL pic.twitter.com/rQCyeJhzto— Perplexity AI (@perplexity_ai) January 19, 2023 

A fan-made Batman animated movie

 I spent 6 hours using ChatGPT, MidJourney, and a couple of other AI tools to make a fan-made Batman animated movie!

Here’s how 🧵 pic.twitter.com/LDjZq7EFtf— Ammaar Reshi (@ammaar) January 16, 2023 

Personal interactive avatar teachers on any topic

 Hyper + ChatGPT + AI Animation = personal interactive avatar teachers on any topic. pic.twitter.com/kihNNwSwRQ— Aaron Ng (@localghost) January 23, 2023 

An AI financial search tool

 Introducing StockGPT, an AI financial search tool 🤖 https://t.co/M8xOXuU1gy

StockGPT is trained on all of $TSLA's earnings call transcripts dating back to Q2 2011 - this is a prototype for a larger project I'm working on.

Keep reading to see what all it can do 👇 pic.twitter.com/qN6dFgAft6— Alec Corum (@AlecCorum) January 22, 2023 


OpenAI CEO surprised that no one built ChatGPT sooner, The rise of "AI Fluency", Midjourney has a new blend feature, Github Copilot looking sus

🥋 Prompt Tip of the Week: When asking GPT-3 a question about a technical concept, be specific about the level of complexity desired in the answer — Marc-Alexandre Cartiant

 GPT-3 tip of the day: when asking a question about a technical concept, be specific about the level of complexity desired in the answer. pic.twitter.com/THAZ7C88az— Marc-Alexandre Cartiant (@macartiant) January 18, 2023 

OpenAI CEO surprised that no one built ChatGPT sooner

 Sam Altman was also surprised that no one built ChatGPT before OpenAI:

"we had the model for ChatGPT in the API for ~10 months before we made ChatGPT ..

I sort of thought someone (else) was gonna just build it"

(reminder: there are *many* similarly unbuilt products right now) https://t.co/SrVmMTtlff pic.twitter.com/GXmzSOp7hc— nearcyan (@nearcyan) January 18, 2023 

The rise of "AI Fluency"

It's worth developing your prompt engineering skills.

 In coming years, I think we'll hear a lot more about "AI fluency"

It may be called something else, but the same way ppl have varying fluency with spoken language X or programming language Y, some ppl will learn to prompt waaay better than others.

And they'll be rewarded for it.— Steph Smith (@stephsmithio) January 20, 2023 

Midjourney has a new blend feature to combine images and styles

 Midjourney new feature. Command /blend

"— /blend looks at the ‘concepts’ and ‘vibes’ of your images and merges them together into novel interpretations"

Article 👇https://t.co/XVwhuqgPbA pic.twitter.com/yTVs6gsk1L— Zaesar 📽️ AIFILMS.ai 🤖 (@zaesarius) January 19, 2023 

GitHub Copilot looking sus

 i just learned something interesting about co-pilot

it will suggest very dangerous / deprecated apis because its corpus of learning


(just suggested Buffer.slice for nodejs)— ThePrimeagen (@ThePrimeagen) January 18, 2023 

Further Study 📖


credit Kevin Cannon

  • ChatGPT is 'not particularly innovative,' and 'nothing revolutionary', says Meta's chief AI scientist — read article

  • ChatGPT Is Just the Beginning – AI Is Quietly Reshaping Every Aspect of Your Life — read article

  • ChatGPT Is Doing for AI What Apple's iPhone Did for Smartphones — read article

+ What have people been using ChatGPT for? A bunch of people shared their use cases on this thread 👇

 Reply with the main things you’ve been using ChatGPT for?

Go!— Linus (●ᴗ●) (@LinusEkenstam) January 22, 2023 


  • Data and AI projects to help NHS tackle winter crisis — read article

  • Digital health funding and deals roundup: Bayer acquires AI platform company — read article

  • Optimizing the Healthcare Supply Chain: The Predictive Power of Artificial Intelligence — read article

  • Using motion capture technology and AI to monitor the progression of movement disorders — read article

  • Sanofi, CytoReason expand AI deal into IBD — read article

Ethics and bias

  • AI isn’t always bad news. Here’s how to deploy it ethically — read article

  • How AI Can Rid The Internet of Fake News and Bias — read article

  • Improving lending profitability and fairness with AI — read article


  • Google Research, 2022 & Beyond: Language, Vision and Generative Models — read article

  • The economy is down, but AI is hot. Where do we go from here? — read article

  • Learning to lie: AI tools adept at creating disinformation — read article

  • Top 7 AI trends to watch out for in 2023 — read article

  • How ChatGPT and other new AI tools are being used by lawyers, architects and coders — read article

  • All-In on AI: How Smart Companies Win Big With Artificial Intelligence — read article

  • I’m a copywriter. I’m pretty sure artificial intelligence is going to take my job — read article


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