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Startup Behind AI Image Generator Stable Diffusion Is In Talks To Raise $1 Billion
With the image generator Stable Diffusion, you can conjure within seconds a potrait of Beyoncé as if painted by Vincent van Gogh, a cyberpunk cityscape in the style of 18th century Japanese artist Hokusai and a complex alien world straight out of science fiction.
Built on Reliable, Fast, and Accurate Transcription
To power their cutting-edge audio and video editing solution, Descript needed a fast, accurate, reliable ASR partner. See how Rev AI provides the lightning-fast turnaround times and unparalleled accuracy at the core of Descript’s technology.
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Signal makes Google strike organizer Meredith Whittaker its first president
Privacy-focused messaging app Signal has hired former Google manager and tech critic Meredith Whittaker as its first president. Her focus, she said, will be on strategy, communication and the foundation's long-term financial health.
Can AI help Oracle take on Salesforce to boost B2B sales?
When Oracle announced its next generation of Fusion Sales in late July, as part of its Oracle Fusion Cloud Customer Experience (CX) powered by artificial intelligence (AI), a PR representative wrote in an email to VentureBeat that the product “raises the bar for the entire industry and stomps all over Salesforce’s territory.”
Banned U.S. AI chips in high demand at Chinese state institutes
High-profile universities and state-run research institutes in China have been relying on a U.S. computing chip to power their AI technology but whose export to the country Washington has now restricted, a Reuters review showed.
Applied use cases
AI wins state fair art contest, annoys humans
Stealth win for AI-generated art inspires heated ethics debate on social media.
AI is getting better at generating porn
Red-headed woman stands on the moon, her face obscured. Her naked body looks like it belongs on a poster you’d find on a hormonal teenager’s bedroom wall — that is, until you reach her torso, where three arms spit out of her shoulders.
In conversation with AI: building better language models
New research drawing upon pragmatics and philosophy proposes ways to align conversational agents with human values.
The Pope’s AI adviser on ensuring algorithms respect human dignity
Franciscan monk Paolo Benanti is the brains behind the Rome Call, a pact aimed at making sure artificial intelligence is developed with ethics in mind. He tells us why religions should be part of that conversation.
BigScience’s OpenRAILs Can Promote Responsible Use of AI
With the recent advancements in the field of AI and the community embracing a more open-source culture, it becomes even more critical to promote AI’s ethical and responsible use.
Effective altruism’s most controversial idea
You’d know there’s only a tiny probability your donation or actions will help humanity avoid catastrophe, but you’d reason that it’s worth it — if your bet does pay off, the payoff would be enormous.
Who is Afraid of the Brave New Robotic Future?
The impact of automation is broader than in previous industrial revolutions. Humans are still needed, for example to train machines, and robots and AI can enhance human capabilities. But unless we significantly prepare our economies and societies for the robot revolution that has already begun, we...
Robots Chop a Few Bucks off the Price of Lunch at This Fully Automated Restaurant
Even before labor shortages and supply chain issues began plaguing the economy, the food service industry was bringing in robots. From flipping burgers to making pizzas, automation has been taking over a variety of food preparation tasks.
Researchers in Italy and Germany unveil neuromorphic approach to robotics
Scientists have tapped neuromorphic computing to keep robots learning about new objects after they’ve been deployed.
DALL·E 2 Preview - Risks and Limitations
Below, we summarize initial findings on potential risks associated with DALL·E 2, and mitigations aimed at addressing those risks as part of the ongoing Preview of this technology.
A Deep Dive into Transformers with TensorFlow and Keras: Part 1
This lesson is the 1st in a 3-part series on NLP 104: A Deep Dive into Transformers with TensorFlow and Keras: Part 2 A Deep Dive into Transformers with TensorFlow and Keras: Part 3 To learn how the attention mechanism evolved into the Transformer architecture, just keep reading.
State of AI for Earth Observation (preprint) [Research]
Hello r/machinelearning. I'd like to share here a potentially valuable resource for those in our field looking to understand how ML is transforming remote sensing, or get into the field of Earth Observation. (See also related Twitter thread).