🧙🏼♂️ Lore AI Newsletter #16
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This week, Michèle du Toit joined us full-time as Chief Content Officer. Expect a lot more GenAI content from us soon, including an eBook published in partnership with one of the largest tech companies in the world.
And we've got partners in Japan now and will translate Lore to Japanese soon. And have a great new engineer from India helping us. We're working hard to become one of the best resources for Generative AI!
Okay, you get it. We're growing. 😅
Let's get to it.
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In today's issue:
💡MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT: MusicLM by Google
🪄 WAND (sponsored)
📰 AI NEWS: Baidu plans to launch own AI Chatbot | Microsoft, GitHub, and OpenAI ask court to throw out AI copyright lawsuit | Shutterstock rolls out a generative AI toolkit | UK Chancellor used ChatGPT to help write his speech
💰WHO GOT FUNDING THIS WEEK:Atomic AI, Inscribe, Hippoc, Hume AI, BridgeWise, Supernormal, Alto Neuroscience
🤯 COOLEST THING: ministudio
🧠THINGS WE LEARNED: AI generator used to make celebrity voices read offensive messages, The looming threat of AI for Google
MusicLM by Google
💡MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT
Google’s new AI tool can turn text, whistling and humming into actual music 🤯
Researchers at Google have revealed a text-to-music AI called MusicLM that creates songs that can last as long as five minutes.
👉 Try it out here: https://google-research.github.io/seanet/musiclm/examples/
We first noticed Wand in December with their impressive demo on Twitter. If they can make it simple and fun to draw, their app could be huge when it comes out soon.
They're now hiring Swift devs with full-stack experience. You can get more info by DMing Wand's Twitter.
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Baidu plans to launch own AI Chatbot | Microsoft, GitHub, and OpenAI ask court to throw out AI copyright lawsuit | Shutterstock rolls out a generative AI toolkit | UK Chancellor used ChatGPT to help write his speech
Chinese Search Giant Baidu to Launch ChatGPT-Style Bot
Baidu, known as the Google of China, is planning to roll out an AI chatbot service similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT — potentially China’s most prominent entry in a race touched off by the tech phenomenon.
Microsoft, GitHub, and OpenAI ask court to throw out AI copyright lawsuit
The three companies want to dismiss a complaint that alleges that the AI-powered Copilot relies on ‘software piracy on an unprecedented scale.’
Microsoft and GitHub say the complaint “fails on two intrinsic defects: lack of injury and lack of an otherwise viable claim,” while OpenAI similarly says the plaintiffs “allege a grab bag of claims that fail to plead violations of cognizable legal rights.” The companies argue that the plaintiffs rely on “hypothetical events” to make their claim and say they don’t describe how they were personally harmed by the tool.
Shutterstock rolls out a generative AI toolkit to create images based on text prompts
Customers of Shutterstock’s Creative Flow online design platform will now be able to create images based on text prompts, powered by OpenAI and Dall-E 2.
Last year, Shutterstock and OpenAI announced a partnership to help develop OpenAI’s Dall-E 2 AI image-generating platform with Shutterstock libraries to train and feed the algorithm.
UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt used ChatGPT to help write his speech on the economy
Who got funding this week
Further reading on funding for AI startups
Artificial intelligence pioneers back $550M fund for AI start-ups — read article
Generative AI Startups Attract Business Customers, Investor Funding — read article
AI Startup Anthropic Close to Securing $5 Billion Valuation with New Funding Round — read article
Chatbot Startup Character Seeks $250 Million, Testing Investor Appetite for AI — read article
🤯 COOLEST THING
Based in New York, they're helping turn kids' drawings into comic books! They're making reading fun again for kids. As a parent, I'm really excited to try this.
What else we found this week
GenAI climbing the dimensional ladder
Kris got featured in The Wall Street Journal this week for her work in AI!
New leaps in healthcare: differential diagnosis and clinical plans using AI
GPT as a backend
AI-assisted game dev
Artifact: an AI-driven news aggregation app from the creators of Instagram (coming soon)
🧠THINGS WE LEARNED
AI generator used to make celebrity voices read offensive messages, The looming threat of AI for Google
'Extra safeguards' coming after AI generator used to make celebrity voices read offensive messages
The looming threat of AI for Google
Further Study 📖
Macquarie: Next generation AI is revolutionising organisational processes and creative ideation — read article
Forbes: The Generative AI Revolution Is Creating The Next Phase Of Autonomous Enterprise
Forbes: AI And The Public Sector: Strategies For Success — read article
The Economist: The race of the AI labs heats up — read article
Top AI startup news of the week: generative AI is blowing up — read article
C3ai has soared 86% year-to-date as investor frenzy for artificial intelligence builds amid ChatGPT success — read article
Is AI ready to take over Formula 1 strategy? — read article
See you next week!
Nathan Lands & Michele du Toit