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Last week, Marc Andreessen, the legendary entrepreneur and co-founder of Netscape who played a pivotal role in developing the early internet, wrote an epic essay titled Why AI Will Save The World. He wrote it to counter what he calls a "full-blown moral panic about AI."
If you haven't read it yet, we suggest you do. It's a must-read for all AI entrepreneurs, executives, and innovators.
Here are some of the key insights:
AI has the potential to solve some of society’s most pressing challenges including inequality, environmental issues, and healthcare, provided that regulatory capture doesn't hinder its progress.
AI is not human. There is no current scientific evidence to support the notion that AI will become sentient and pose a threat to humanity.
AI can foster economic growth and job creation by enabling individuals to engage in creative work that was previously impossible.
Thegeopolitical risk of a nation without democratic values taking the lead in AI development is a more realistic and pressing concern than dystopian sci-fi scenarios.
Companies of all kinds should be building and implementing AI rapidly without regulation.
We generally agree with the points made in the article. Companies must be mindful of how they implement AI; however, this is also a time for boldness and innovation.
Democracy has been a dominant force since the mid-20th century, largely because democratic nations were at the forefront of two major technological revolutions: nuclear technology and the internet. There's a strong parallel here – it's highly conceivable that democracy will only continue flourishing if a democratic nation leads in this next major technological revolution, AI.
If you prefer video, Marc did a great interview with A16Z partner Martin Casado.
OpenAI updates GPT3.5 and GPT4 while reducing API pricing (Read Article)
A leaked document of Amazon's ideas for using ChatGPT and AI at work lists 67 ways to take advantage of the ChatGPT boom (Read Article)
Hugging Face and AMD partner on accelerating state-of-the-art models for CPU and GPU platforms (Read Article)
Paul McCartney used AI to make anew Beatles song (Read Article)
Hairstyle.ai was acquired by Danny Postma in a 5-figure private deal. (Read Tweet)
France’s Mistral AI blows in with a $113M seed round at a $260M valuation to take on OpenAI (Read Article)
Legal AI company EvenUp raises $50 million at $325 million valuation (Read Article)
Salesforce pledges to invest $500M in generative AI startups (Read Article)
SiMa.ai Raises $13M in Funding (Read Article)
Jon Radoff, whom we previously collaborated with on a GDC Generative AI event, was part of a team that won the grand prize in the LA Techweek Virtual Worlds hackathon by creating a fully-playable RPG in 1 day.
MusicGen by Meta. Create incredible AI-generated music with prompts. (Link)
Clipdrop by Stability.ai. The ultimate ecosystem of apps, plugins & resources for all creators, powered by artificial intelligence. (Link)
Generative Recolor in Adobe Illustrator. Effortlessly explore new color palettes using natural language. (Link)
Gen-2 by Runway is now available to all. Create videos in any style you can imagine with Text to Video generation. (Link)
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Rerender A Video: Zero-Shot Text-Guided Video-to-Video Translation (Read Paper)
Meta releases 'human-like' AI image creation model (Read Article)
Chat with OpenAI CEO and Co-founder Sam Altman, and Chief Scientist Ilya Sutskever (Watch Video)
Hundreds attend AI church service in Germany (Read Article)
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