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Lore Issue #50: OpenAI Launches Voice and Multi-Modal Features

Good morning.

This is the most exciting week we’ve had in AI since the initial launch of ChatGPT. Just in time for our 50th issue!

Key Updates:

  • OpenAI is rolling out voice and image features for Plus users. This is bringing us dramatically closer to AGI now that AI can actually detect what is in images that it wasn’t even trained on.

  • Spotify unveils AI-powered podcast transcriptions.

  • Amazon injects a game-changing $4B into Anthropic, an OpenAI competitor.

The vibe has changed. As those in E/ACC say, it’s time to accelerate.

  • Corti raised $60M for a medical AI “copilot” (Link)

  • Kneron raised $49M to develop AI chips to power self-driving cars and other autonomous machines (Link)

  • Legit Security raised $40M to help businesses protect their AI applications from malicious threat attacks and security breaches (Link)

  • KYP.ai raised €17.5M for its data-driven insights platform for process automation (Link)

  • AI data startup Secoda raises $14M (Link)

  • DynamoFL raised $15M for privacy-focused AI solutions (Link)

  • Raven AI raised $12M to provide data contextualization software for frontline operations (Link)

  • Genus AI raised $11M for its generative AI platform for D2C and e-commerce brands (Link)

  • Qbiq raised $10M for its generative AI and real estate space planning platform (Link)

  • Paxton AI raised $6M for its law-based AI chatbot (Link)

  • Catalyte raised $3.2M to develop AI-for-workforce solutions (Link)

Coming up:

  • AI Mapit is looking to raise funding to digitize real-world infrastructure with AI and geotagging (Link)

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OpenAI is rolling out new voice and image capabilities in ChatGPT. These let you have a voice conversation with ChatGPT or show it what you’re talking about.

Amazon has agreed to invest up to $4 billion in Anthropic, as part of a broader collaboration to develop reliable and high-performing foundation models.

Getty Images has released an AI image generator powered by a Nvidia model trained on its own licensed images.

Customers who create visuals using the tool will receive Getty’s standard royalty-free license which includes protection against copyright lawsuits and the right to “perpetual, worldwide, nonexclusive” use across all media.

Other news

  • Huge updates to Microsoft Copilot; Personalized AI experiences from Windows (Link)

  • YouTube releases Dream Screen + other new AI tools (Link)

Spotify’s instant voice translation for podcasts

Encrypting text in videos

Illusion Diffusion on HuggingFace

Simulating game actions in realtime with GPT-4

  • Wonder Studio: An AI tool that automatically animates, lights and composes CG characters into a live-action scene (Link)

  • Pictory: Produce a month of video and social content from long-form content in minutes (Link)

  • QR Craft: Create artistic QR codes (Link)

  • Truewind: AI-powered Bookkeeping and Financial Modeling for Startups (Link)

  • BuildBox: Create video games with AI (Link)

Find more tools at FutureTools.io.

  • Multimodal Foundation Models: From Specialists to General-Purpose Assistants (Link)

  • A Large-scale Dataset for Audio-Language Representation Learning (Link)

  • Small-scale proxies for large-scale Transformer training instabilities (Link)

  • DeepSpeed-VisualChat: Multi-Round Multi-Image Interleave Chat via Multi-Modal Causal Attention (Link)

That's it!

See you next week!

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