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ODSC’s AI Weekly Recap: Week of April 12th ODSC’s AI Weekly Recap: Week of April 12th
Open Data Science Blog Recap Microsoft has announced plans to establish a new AI hub in London. (Source) OpenAI and Meta... ODSC’s AI Weekly Recap: Week of April 12th

Open Data Science Blog Recap

Microsoft has announced plans to establish a new AI hub in London. (Source)

OpenAI and Meta are on the cusp of introducing advanced AI models poised to redefine the landscape of machine cognition. (Source)

California’s representatives have established an AI Task Force, to focus on potentials and risks associated with AI. (Source)

J.P. Morgan Chase’s CEO, Jamie Dimon, compares AI development and effects to the printing press. (Source)

IBM and the Spanish Government have agreed to a collaborative partnership to further AI strategy while building Spanish language AI models. (Source)

A new survey released on Friday has unveiled insights that predict a significant transformation in the global employment landscape over the next five years. (Source)

In a bid to fight off OpenAI poachers, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced significant pay raises for the company’s AI engineers. (Source)

 

AI News Highlights

Artificial intelligence will show how smart humans can become.

Big Tech usually dismisses fears that AI kills jobs. Now it’s studying them.

Real Estate Industry Increasingly Relies on Artificial Intelligence

Cohere AI Releases C4AI Command R+: An Open Weights Research Release of a 104B Parameter Model with Highly Advanced Capabilities Including Tools like RAG

‘Proceed with caution’ before tapping AI chatbots to file your tax return, experts warn

AI Will Make Mental Healthcare More Human

In a massive investment for the future, Canada Unveils Billions for Artificial Intelligence

Mental health chatbots powered by artificial intelligence developed as a therapy support tool

NY State Bar Association Joins Florida and California on AI Ethics Guidance – Suggests Some Surprising Implications

Italian state lender to invest 1 bln euros in 5 years in AI

HuggingFace Releases Parler-TTS: An Inference and Training Library for High-Quality, Controllable Text-to-Speech (TTS) Models

Artificial beauty: Warning of threats to girls’ self-esteem, Dove recommits to never using AI in ads

Artificial intelligence tools can replace much of Wall Street’s entry-level white-collar work, raising tough questions about the future of finance.

Amazon adds Andrew Ng, a leading voice in artificial intelligence, to its board of directors

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Trending New Open Source Projects

  • MistralAI debuts Mixtral 8x22B, one of the most powerful open-source AI models yet, outperforming the company’s previous model, Mixtral 8x7B, Downloadable via a torrent
  • Valkey (formerly open-source Redis)is a high-performance data structure server that primarily serves key/value workloads. It supports a wide range of native structures and an extensible plugin system for adding new data structures and access patterns.
  • VoiceCraft is a token-infilling neural codec language model, that achieves state-of-the-art performance on both speech editing and zero-shot text-to-speech (TTS) on in-the-wild data including audiobooks, internet videos, and podcasts.
  • OpenUI aims to make UI building fun, fast, and flexible. It’s also a tool Weight & Biases to test and prototype our next generation tooling for building powerful applications on top of LLM’s
  • LLocalSearch is a completely locally running search aggregator using LLM Agents. The user can ask a question and the system will use a chain of LLMs to find the answer.
  • Clarity AI |Image Upscaler & Enhancer. Image upscale can be used to raise the quality of older photos or those that have a lower resolution.
  • Open-source repository that contains the files to build and control a low-cost robot arm that costs about $250
  • Fully autonomous AI Agent that can perform complicated tasks and projects using terminal, browser, and editor.
  • Official impl. of “Visual Autoregressive Modeling: Scalable Image Generation via Next-Scale Prediction” paper
  • Chunking documents is a challenging task that underpins any RAG system. Open Parse is designed to provide a flexible, easy-to-use library capable of visually discerning document layouts and chunking them effectively.
  • Thunder is a source-to-source compiler for PyTorch. It makes PyTorch programs faster by combining and using different hardware executors at once

New Trending Research From Around The Globe

  • Stream of Search (SoS): Learning to Search in Language – Paper
  • Evaluating Mathematical Reasoning Beyond Accuracy – Paper
  • Ferret-UI: Grounded Mobile UI Understanding with Multimodal LLMs – Paper
  • No “Zero-Shot” Without Exponential Data: Pretraining Concept Frequency Determines Multimodal Model Performance – Paper
  • Advancing LLM Reasoning Generalists with Preference Trees – Paper
  • QuaRot: Outlier-Free 4-Bit Inference in Rotated LLMs – Paper
  • Noise-Aware Training of Layout-Aware Language Models – Paper
  • Effector: A Python package for regional explanations – Paper
  • VoiceCraft: Zero-Shot Speech Editing and Text-to-Speech in the Wild – Paper
  • AutoWebGLM: Bootstrap And Reinforce A Large Language Model-based Web Navigating Agent – Paper
  • ST-LLM: Large Language Models Are Effective Temporal Learners – Paper
  • PiSSA: Principal Singular Values and Singular Vectors Adaptation of Large Language Models – Paper
  • CodeGemma: A Set of Open Code Models Built on Top of Gemma, Capable of a Variety of Code and Natural Language Generation Tasks – Paper
  • Direct Nash Optimization: Teaching Language Models to Self-Improve with General Preferences – Paper
  • SiloFuse: Cross-silo Synthetic Data Generation with Latent Tabular Diffusion Models – Paper

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Start-Up Funding News

New York-based Cyera, an AI-powered data security platform that gives enterprises deep context on their data to assure cyber-resilience and compliance, raised over $460M in Series C.

China-based Terminus Technologies, a city-level AI+IoT platform operator in China, raised $899M in Series D.

Denmark-based Reshape Biotech, a builder of lab robots that automate the everyday tasks of microbiologists, from filling plates to analyzing images, raised over $28M in Series A.

Virginia-based Andesite AI, a company focused on improving the capabilities and efficiencies of cyber defense teams, raised over $15M in Series A.

Washington D.C.-based  Procurement Sciences AI, a Vertical AI SaaS that offers a transformative platform powered by advancements in generative AI, raised over $11M in Series A.

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