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Lore #71: OpenAI Reveals Biggest Breakthrough in AI Since ChatGPT with Sora

Good morning.

This has been the craziest week in AI since the release of ChatGPT.

Sora, an AI video technology by OpenAI, came out of nowhere last week and blew everyone away with AI Video demos that make everything else we’ve seen so far look “cute” in comparison.

I suggest checking out the demo videos here if you haven't seen them yet. They’re truly mindblowing. It feels like you’re watching people walk around a real world that was computer generated. I have a suspicion that GPT-5 was somehow involved in the creation of this.

Also, this week, Google launched Gemini 1.5 with a far larger context window than ChatGPT. People are already putting entire codebases in it and analyzing them for bugs, or having it read several books and draw meaningful insights from them.

Every week, we’re taking another step forward into uncharted territory. Exciting times.

On a personal note, I’ve begun filming a project with a friend of mine and a major company that many of you know. I hope to have more to share about it soon.

Lore - Venture Capital
  • Moonshot raised $1B for its chatbot Kimi Chat and LLM (Link)

  • Lambda raised $320M for AI hardware and infrastructure (Link)

  • Recogni raised $102M to design AI chip (Link)

  • Bioptimus raised $35M to build biology foundation models (Link)

  • Rasa raised $30M to advance conversational AI innovation (Link)

  • Flower Labs raised $20M for software that allows AI models to be trained ‘at the edge’ (Link)

  • Clarity raised $16M for deepfake detection (Link)

  • AZmed raised €15M for AI-powered radiology software (Link)

  • Armilla AI raised $4.5M to safeguard enterprises from risks of AI (Link)

  • UnityAI raised $4M to revolutionize hospital flow (Link)

  • Cambio raised $3M to revolutionize debt negotiation with AI (Link)

  • Levr raised $1M for its AI-powered loan platform for small businesses (Link)

Coming up:

  • GPU cloud company Together AI to raise $100M (Link)

AI Video Agency - Lore Labs

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News - Lore

OpenAI has announced Sora, a text-to-video diffusion model capable of generating up to 60-second videos with intricate scenes, complex camera movements, and dynamic character emotions. This model marks a significant step towards understanding and simulating real-world interactions in motion, aligning with the aim to develop models that assist in solving real-world problems. Sora can create videos based on detailed prompts, featuring a variety of subjects from animated cityscapes to natural environments and futuristic settings. It's now available for red team assessment and feedback from visual artists, designers, and filmmakers to refine its capabilities for creative uses.

Google Labs has announced the release of Gemini 1.5, the next-generation AI model featuring a Mixture-of-Experts (MoE) approach, offering faster and higher quality responses. Available for Private Preview, Gemini 1.5 Pro is optimized for a wide range of tasks and introduces an experimental 1 million token context window, surpassing the previous limit of 200,000 tokens. This expansion allows developers to process large datasets, including PDFs, code repositories, or videos, in a single prompt. Gemini 1.5 Pro's capabilities include analyzing entire codebases and reasoning across up to an hour of video content.

Meta has released the Video Joint Embedding Predictive Architecture (V-JEPA), advancing towards Yann LeCun's vision of Advanced Machine Intelligence (AMI). V-JEPA, designed to understand complex object interactions in videos, uses a self-supervised learning method for efficiency and generalization across tasks. It predicts video content in abstract representation space, allowing it to learn from unlabeled data, with significant implications for future AI development. This model paves the way for AI that can plan and make decisions over longer periods, potentially enhancing AI assistants and embodied AI technologies.

Reddit has entered into a $60 million annualized contract with an unnamed AI company, permitting the use of its social media content to train artificial intelligence models. This move comes as Reddit approaches its anticipated IPO, with the company being advised to seek a valuation of at least $5 billion. Read what people are saying about it here.

Other news

  • Elon Musk's X Enters the Artistic Fray: A Potential Partnership with Midjourney AI Art on the Horizon (Link)

  • StabilityAI: Introduces Stable Cascade (Link)

  • Microsoft to expand its AI infrastructure in Spain with $2.1 billion investment (Link)

  • Sanofi CEO: AI promises a great era of drug discovery that could fundamentally change medicine–but only if we allow it to deliver (Link)

  • Artificial intelligence, real emotion. People are seeking a romantic connection with the perfect bot (Link)

  • Generative AI dominates Google's data and analytics roadmap (Link)

Coolest Things - Lore

A Conversation with the Jensen Huang of Nvidia: Who Will Shape the Future of AI?

First impressions of Sora

First impressions of Gemini 1.5

Karpathy's AI Operating System

Altera: an AI Agent you can directly play with in Minecraft

AI Tools - Lore
  • kAI: Plan your day in less than a minute (Link)

  • Imagica: Build a no-code AI app (Link)

  • CourseFactory: Create your online course with AI assistance (Link)

  • Kartiv: A visual creator for eCommerce businesses and agencies (Link)

Find more tools at FutureTools.io.

AI Further Study - Lore
  • Chain-of-Thought Reasoning Without Prompting (Link)

  • Linear Transformers with Learnable Kernel Functions are Better In-Context Models (Link)

  • BASE TTS: Lessons from building a billion-parameter Text-to-Speech model on 100K hours of data (Link)

  • Aya Model: An Instruction Finetuned Open-Access Multilingual Language Model (Link)

  • Generative Representational Instruction Tuning (Link)

That's it!

See you next week!

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