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Lore Issue #26: AutoGPT Experiments + Elon Musk Buys 10,000 GPUs

Good morning.

At the beginning of this week, I didn't expect to write something resulting in Jeff Bezos following me and several of my friends in AI. But that's what happened. All because of a simple Twitter thread.

As a result of that thread, we've got a lot of new readers with us today. Welcome!

Let's get started.

In today's issue:

  • INSIGHTS: AutoGPT Experiments

  • COOLEST THING: AutoGPT Open World


  • EVENTS: AI LA Earth Summit + GPT Plugins Hackathon

  • INDUSTRY UPDATES: Elon Musk Buys 10,000 GPUs for Twitter Generative AI

  • FURTHER STUDY: China is Using AI to Enhance Government Control


Boost Your Productivity: Weekly Generative AI Insights for Work

So much has happened since our tweet thread about AutoGPTs went viral last week that we've created a new thread to highlight all the updates, as they are too extensive to fit into the newsletter.

Check it out:

 AutoGPTs are improving at a blazingly fast speed and could soon transform the face of business.

Here's what you need to know:— Nathan Lands (@NathanLands) April 12, 2023 

Key takeaways:

  1. AutoGPTs are gaining significant attention from developer communities. If you can, find a way to contribute.

  2. Although they're not yet useful for businesses, this could change rapidly as updates and new experiments are emerging hourly.

  3. Businesses should start experimenting with this ASAP. I believe that within 1-3 months, AutoGPTs will become incredibly useful, whether empowering employees or enabling the automation of business functions.


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The Generative AI Application That Wowed Us

This paper about Generative Agents from Stanford is incredible.

 Love it 👏 - much fertile soil for indie games populated with AutoGPTs, puts "Open World" to shame. Simulates a society with agents, emergent social dynamics.

Paper: https://t.co/I07IJwweHE

Demo: https://t.co/pYNF4BBveG

Authors: @joon_s_pk @msbernst @percyliang @merrierm et al. pic.twitter.com/CP4tH9iAVV— Andrej Karpathy (@karpathy) April 10, 2023 

The researchers provided 25 AI agents with motivations and memory before placing them in a simulated town. These agents demonstrated complex behavior, such as organizing a Valentine's Day party, and their actions were considered more human-like than human roleplaying.

While currently, it may be too expensive to implement this technology in video games, as costs decrease, it could become the standard for game worlds.

Imagine this in a game like Red Dead Redemption 3. It would be amazing.

Other things we found

CoffeeVectors is doing some extraordinary experiments with the real-time NeRFs from Luma Labs we mentioned in the last issue of Lore.

 Barebones test of adding 2D sidescrolling mechanics and collision to realtime #NeRFs in #UnrealEngine5 @UnrealEngine imported with @LumaLabsAI plugin (and some fun Tetris music)! Links to the various tutorials I used follows. 🧵1/6: pic.twitter.com/mDp4JCrNDv— CoffeeVectors (@CoffeeVectors) April 11, 2023 

Our friend Siqi Chen automated the process of lead qualification using GPT-4. Amazing. We're going to try setting up something similar for Lore.

 lead qualification is 100% automated @runwayco, gpt4 will even write a nice little email ready for me to send in my drafts folder

here’s what happens if someone like @jeffbezos signs up to the waitlist: (he hasn’t, this is just for illustrative purposes) pic.twitter.com/yx4TbynQ6E— Siqi Chen (@blader) April 9, 2023 

Bilawal Sidhu is experimenting with Wonder Studio + Meta SAM; the results are incredible.

 One of my favorite moments from @ilyasut's interview by @dwarkesh_sp, exploring the role of AGI in human society 🎙️🌐

Who says tech talks can't be entertaining? Just sprinkle in some VFX! 📺👽

⚙ Made with Wonder Studio + Meta SAM + Mocha + After Effects

🧵 Workflow below 👇 pic.twitter.com/cNajvp0Kou— Bilawal Sidhu (@bilawalsidhu) April 11, 2023 


The Most Interesting Generative AI Tool We Discovered This Week

Keeping with the theme of Auto-GPTs, this week we discovered an Auto-GPT that requires no technical knowledge to use, AgentGPT.

You can try the whole thing in your browser. But they're getting a lot of traffic. So you need an Open API key to use it!

AgentGPT Links:

Other Tools We Found

  • Wonder Studio - Incredible new AI VFX tool.

  • DesignerGPT - Plugin that lets you create any website directly in chatGPT. (requires plugin access)


List of upcoming AI conferences, meetups, and hackathons

AI LA Earth Summit 2023

We're excited to be a media sponsor for this year's AI LA Earth Summit!

Join AI LA's Earth Summit to learn from experts about climate issues and explore investment opportunities in climate tech, focusing on Los Angeles' carbon footprint. Participate in collaborative exercises, network with professionals, and enjoy refreshments during this engaging event, part of SoCal Climate Tech Week.

Other events

Find more events in our AI events database


News, Investments, and Acquisitions Shaping the Generative AI Landscape

Elon Musk Buys 10k GPUs

Elon Musk has bought 10k GPUs. Reports are that he plans to use the GPUs for Generative AI at Twitter.

 Twitter GPU maxing. 💪 https://t.co/f34bqGCLLz— Bojan Tunguz (@tunguz) April 11, 2023 

The purchase is notable because of the quantity. It's the 3rd most significant purchase of GPUs by any one company.

In theory, if Elon can combine data from Twitter + Tesla's real-world data with car and robot data, things could get very interesting.

Other News

  • Germany considers ChatGPT ban - Read article

  • Petition for Open-Source AI Research by LAION -Learn more

  • Kuwait news outlet unveils AI-generated presenter Fedha - Read article

  • OpenAI CEO considers opening office as Japan government eyes adoption - Read article


Expand Your Knowledge with Key Generative AI Papers, Articles, and Resources

 China's Xi is using AI to enhance his government’s totalitarian control—and he’s exporting this technology to regimes around the globe. And some want us to slow down and lose the most important war, the techno-economic war, of the next twenty years? https://t.co/0soA4WH6lY— Vinod Khosla (@vkhosla) April 5, 2023 


See you next week!

-Nathan Lands

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