WednesdAI // Week 11

Innovations and Ethical Dilemmas

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Welcome to WednesdAI – Pixel Dreams’ weekly update with top stories from the rapidly evolving world of Artificial Intelligence.

AI filmmaking and the march towards computers smarter than people both took huge strides this week so let’s dive in.

 


 
 

Claude VS ChatGPT street fight
 

Claude 3: the ChatGPT Killer?

Claude 3 – better than ChatGPT? Is it self-aware?

Anthropic releases Claude 3, setting new industry benchmarks across reasoning, math, coding, multilingual understanding, and vision. Some observers have stated that it’s reached the status of being self-aware, having detected being tested, and generating a self-portrait. Anthropic was founded in 2021 by a group of former OpenAI engineers who didn’t agree with OpenAI’s decision to work closely with Microsoft.

Read the announcement from Anthropic.ai.

 
 


 
 

advanced-ai
 

OpenAI, Elon, and AGI

Elon Musk is suing OpenAI, the company he co-founded in 2015.

Elon’s suit claims that “OpenAI is currently developing a model known as Q* (Q-Star) that has an even stronger claim to AGI”, which would void their agreement with Microsoft, that only applies to pre-AGI tech. Regarding that Microsoft deal, Musk states that “the name, the open in open AI, is supposed to mean open source, and it was created as a nonprofit open source. And now it is a closed source for maximum profit”, fearing that the company is turning into merely a production shop for Microsoft.

AGI stands for Artificial General Intelligence which is a type of AI that can carry out decisions and tasks without the involvement of a supervisor, being a substitute for human intelligence.

Read more at Reuters.

 
 


 
 

office bot in the 1980s
 

Human-Like Conversational AI Voice Agents

Synthflow AI aims to simplify scheduling and lead qualification with AI.

 
The company says that their AI Voice Assistants “sound just like humans, and can be trained quickly with your data.” Their website seems to put a lot of focus on the real estate market but their stated use cases include making and receiving calls, appointment scheduling, call follow-up via SMS, and more. Their AI chatbot agent add-on can adapt to different stages of interaction, minimizing ‘hallucinations’ and extracting crucial information from conversations.

Visit Synthflow.ai for full details.

 
 

 
 


 
 

fighter pilots
 

Chinese National Arrested for Stealing AI Secrets from Google

A former Google software engineer has been indicted for stealing over 500 proprietary files related to Google’s supercomputing infrastructure.

Linwei Ding, a Chinese national residing in California, faces four counts of trade secret theft after allegedly transferring confidential information to a personal account. He began working at Google in 2019, focusing on AI and machine learning software development, and is accused of engaging in this illicit activity from May 2022 until December 2023. Following his resignation and a brief attempt to leave for Beijing, Ding was arrested after an FBI investigation. This case highlights the U.S. Justice Department’s heightened focus on protecting artificial intelligence technology from foreign theft, marking it as a top priority for national security.

Read the story at CBSnews.com.

 
 


 
 

Lil Reeezy over a Volcano
 

AI Videos of the Week

Here comes Hollywood!

Jared Leto’s band 30 Seconds to Mars released the trailer for a movie video they’re calling “a motion picture event”, generated in Runway:

Interesting to note the tone of the comments on this video. One in particular exemplifies a particular attitude a lot of people have towards AI art in general (I couldn’t resist replying):


 
 
Citizen Kane is regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time but @cfryant on X.com has given us Citizen Wick:

 
 
A combination of live action production and innovative use of AI results in the Victorious music video by Lit Reeezy:

 
The space is evolving very quickly so come back every week for the latest AI news and our favorite AI-generated videos of the week.

 
 


 
 

The images accompanying the news items in this article were generated in Midjourney using the following prompts:

Claude VS ChatGPT street fight
giant brown robot and big white robot hitting each other, battling through Brooklyn, destruction, sunshine, in the film Saturday Night Fever directed by John Badham.

an advanced intelligence takes humanoid form made out of light and nature, stepping out of a wall of computer monitors in a 1983 movie directed by John Hughes.

office bot in the 1980s
a cinematic photo of a retro humanoid robot with a screen for a face, dressed in professional menswear, using the telephone at a desk with a typewriter, in a workplace comedy from the 80s.

fighter pilots
high-speed fighter jet chase, clear blue sky above rugged mountains, lead jet is solid red, chased by a jet adorned with the stars and stripes of the American flag, in the movie Top Gun directed by Tony Scott.

 
 


 
 

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