Top Data Science and AI News: April 2023
April has been a fantastic month for AI news. Between new open source programs, to Microsoft upsetting Google in the search engine space. AI has yet again proven to be an impactful disruptor in multiple industries. So let’s take a dive into some of the top... Read more
DeepMind Co-founder Warns Governments of AI’s Possible Negative Impact on the Job Market
Mustafa Suleyman, a co-founder of DeepMind, the London-based AI lab acquired by Google, has cautioned governments about the potential negative consequences of AI on the job market. According to Fortune, while speaking at the GIC Bridge Forum event in San Francisco, Suleyman emphasized the need for... Read more
Google Search Getting a Makeover Thanks to AI
In a bid to take back lost ground from Microsoft’s Bing, Google is planning to revamp its search engine with more advanced AI technology in response to the biggest threat to its position as the internet’s main gateway. In a report by the Associated Press, the... Read more
Skyrim Mod Powered by ChatGPT Gives NPCs Memories
A new mod for Skyrim allows for in-game NPCS to hold memories, and generate conversations with the player using ChatGPT.  The gaming community has had a long fascination with creating immersive environments and realistic NPCs. The ChatGPT-powered mod is so powerful, that communities online have taken... Read more
Fast Food Giant Wendy’s to Automate its Drive-Through With AI
Wendy’s, the Ohio-based fast-food chain, has announced plans to deploy AI chatbots in its drive-through service according to The Wall Street Journal. The chatbots will be powered by NLP software developed by Google and trained to understand how customers order off the menu. The initiative is... Read more
Midjourney 5.1 Brings New Changes to AI Image Creation
Midjourney, the popular online service that allows users to create images using generative artificial intelligence, has released a new version that promises significant changes in the quality and style of images. Midjourney 5.1, released on May 3, features improved accuracy, fewer unwanted borders or text artifacts,... Read more
Geoffrey Hinton Leaves Google and Warns of Future Dangers in AI
On his way out of Google, Geoffrey Hinton, pioneering researcher and the so-called “Godfather of AI,” left his role at the tech giant so he could be more open about concerns he has with AI. While speaking with the BBC, Hinton warned of the rapid advancement... Read more
Google AI Unveils JaxPruner: A Powerful Open-Source Library for Pruning and Sparse Training in Machine Learning
Google AI has released an open-source pruning and sparse training library for machine learning researchers called JaxPruner. The library was created to provide a comprehensive toolkit that would make it easier for researchers to quickly develop and assess sparsity concepts against various dynamic benchmarks. Over the... Read more
Meet StableVicuna, The First Large-Scale Open-Source RLHF Chatbot by Stability AI
The development and release of chatbots have been significant in recent months. Open-source alternatives have further fueled interest in tuning large language models for a chat. However, there is a lack of open-source models that have applied both instruction finetuning and reinforcement learning through human feedback... Read more
According to Q1 Reports, Microsoft Holding AI Edge Over Rival Google
According to an earnings report on Tuesday, Microsoft is holding the AI edge over rival Google. The company has been making no secret that it views AI as a significant ingredient to its future prospects. This could be an issue for rival Google as Bard, their... Read more