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Packed inside we have
- AI chip startup d-Matrix raises $110 million with backing from Microsoft
- Control your computer using natural language - Open Interpreter
- and Meta's commercial license release of state of the art computer vision model: DINOv2
- and more...
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Key Recent Developments
Open Interpreter: Let AI run your computer
What: OpenInterpreter enables a new way to use computers by directly querying your station to perform actions. It does this by enabling LLMs to run code locally on your PC giving it the ability to manipulate your pc; and the package is entirely opensource.
Example actions may include:
- "Convert all these word docs to PDFs"
- "Open my calendar and email the contents"
- "Cut final 10% of video stored in <this> file location"
Key Takeaway: LLMs have unlocked a new type of automation driven by natural language understanding, OpenInterpreter is leveraging this to unlock a whole new medium of interaction with our computers.
I'm excited to explore the multimodal interactions that will undoubtably be available in the future, i.e. instead of writing prompts, prompts may be input by voice or other media.
It's difficult to convey in text just how much can be unlocked with this tool, but the video above does pretty well so check it out!
AI chip startup d-Matrix raises $110 million with backing from Microsoft
What: Artificial intelligence chip startup d-Matrix has raised $110 million from investors that include Microsoft Corp. This is at a time where the most dominant chipmaker, Nvidia has almost tripled its market cap over the past year.
d-Matrix has found differentiation from Nvidia by aiming at the inference portion of AI processing as opposed to the training portion. They believe they can provide the specialist tooling required for GenAI inference with a focus on running models with under 100B parameters. The question remains if Nvidia and other chip providers will be launching their own specialist chips for low parameter models soon?
AI Ethics and 4 good
🚀 Mapping oak wilt disease from space using land surface phenology - Reminder that not all AI is GenAI
Other interesting reads
🚀 Google’s Gemini AI is a Serious Threat to ChatGPT – Here’s Why - Note that Gemini has not been released yet
🚀 MVDream: Multi-view Diffusion for 3D Generation [Tiktok] - Generate geometrically consistent multi-view images from a given text prompt.
🚀Perception, performance, and detectability of conversational artificial intelligence across 32 university courses - Comparing performance of ChatGPT across 32 university courses and the ability for detectors to find AI generated content
🚀LLaSM: Large Language and Speech Model - LLaSM is an end-to-end trained large multi-modal speech-language model with cross-modal conversational abilities, capable of following speech-and-language instructions.
Cool companies found this week
d-Matrix - d-Matrix powers next generation compute for generative AI and large language models.
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