ODSC’s AI Weekly Recap: Week of April 19th ODSC’s AI Weekly Recap: Week of April 19th
Every week, the ODSC team researches the latest advancements in AI. We review a selection of the most impactful research, trending... ODSC’s AI Weekly Recap: Week of April 19th

Every week, the ODSC team researches the latest advancements in AI. We review a selection of the most impactful research, trending open-source projects, and significant startup investments. We carefully curate and share a selection of the most impactful developments, bringing you the insights that matter most to the AI and data science community.

Open Data Science Blog Recap

Meta AI has introduced Llama 3 to the world (Source)

A recent report from Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence reveals that AI systems now almost match or surpass human abilities. (Source)

The integration of AI in forensic science is poised to revolutionize the field, promising transformative changes across criminal investigations and judicial processes. (Source)

Demis Hassabis, CEO of DeepMind, hinted that Google’s investment in artificial intelligence might exceed the whopping $100 billion mark. (Source)

Microsoft has committed $1.5 billion to Abu Dhabi-based artificial intelligence company G42. (Source)


AI News Highlights

Former OpenAI Board Member Says AI Needs Reporting Mechanism, Auditors

OpenAI: Introducing a series of updates to the Assistants API

Robotics News: An Electric New Era for Atlas

SAG-AFTRA and Major Labels Reach Deal for Artificial Intelligence Protections

‘Godfather of AI’ explains why today’s artificial intelligence ‘sucks’ – and why Elon Musk is wrong

Pushing Against Trends, Big Tech is on a generative AI hiring spree

CMA outlines growing concerns in markets for AI Foundation Models

Artificial intelligence can predict political beliefs from expressionless faces

Opinion: What Philosopher Ibn Sina Can Teach Us about AI

How the U.S. government is regulating artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence tools improve skin cancer diagnostic accuracy

U.K. to Criminalize Creating Sexually Explicit Deepfake Images

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New Trending Open Source Projects

  • ATAC is Arguably a Terminal API Client, that is based on well-known clients such as Postman, Insomnia, or even Bruno, but inside your terminal without any specific graphical environment needed.
  • Mini-Gemini: Mining the Potential of Multi-modality Vision Language Models
  • Harbor is an open source trusted cloud native registry project that stores, signs, and scans content.
  • Anthropic Cookbook provides code and guides designed to help developers build with Claude, providing copy-able code snippets that you can easily integrate into your own projects.
  • STORM: Synthesis of Topic Outlines through Retrieval and Multi-perspective Question Asking
  • Sad Talker – Using a single image, and audio, users are able to create talking head videos. 
  • The Composable Architecture (TCA, for short) is a library for building applications in a consistent and understandable way, with composition, testing, and ergonomics in mind.
  • Screen-Shot-to-Code: A simple tool to convert screenshots, mockups and Figma designs into clean, functional code using AI.
  • AnythingLLM: A private ChatGPT to chat with anything!
  • Graphite is an in-development raster and vector graphics package that’s free and open source that is powered by a node graph compositing engine that fuses layers with nodes, providing a fully nondestructive editing experience.

New Trending Research From Around The Globe

  • VASA-1: Lifelike Audio-Driven Talking Faces Generated in Real Time – Project
  • Assisting in Writing Wikipedia-like Articles From Scratch with Large Language Models – Paper
  • LLaVA-UHD: an LMM Perceiving Any Aspect Ratio and High-Resolution Images – Paper
  • OSWorld: Benchmarking Multimodal Agents for Open-Ended Tasks in Real Computer Environments – Paper
  • Mini-Gemini: Mining the Potential of Multi-modality Vision Language Models – Paper
  • Policy-Guided Diffusion – Paper
  • Magic Clothing: Controllable Garment-Driven Image Synthesis – Paper
  • KIVI: A Tuning-Free Asymmetric 2bit Quantization for KV Cache – Paper
  • From Google Gemini to OpenAI Q* (Q-Star): A Survey of Reshaping the Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Landscape – Paper
  • AutoCodeRover: Autonomous Program Improvement – Paper
  • SambaLingo: Teaching Large Language Models New Languages – Paper
  • GNNBENCH: Fair and Productive Benchmarking for Single-GPU GNN System – Paper
  • pfl-research: a simulation framework for accelerating research in Private Federated Learning – Paper
  • Elephants Never Forget: Memorization and Learning of Tabular Data in Large Language Models – Paper

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Start-Up Funding News

South Korea-based Upstage AI, a developer of artificial intelligence tools to automate tasks, enhance productivity, and provide decision support for various industries, raised over $125M in Series B.

New York-based Kontakt.io, a startup that  utilizes cloud, AI, and IoT (RTLS) technology to provide inpatient and indoor customer journey analytics, raised $68M in Series C.

Japan-based Ubie, a  health-tech startup, that provides AI-based healthcare products, hospital SaaS products, and AI symptom checkers, raised over $100M in debt financing.

Israel-based BridgeWise, a company becoming the industry standard for equity research by applying advanced AI, raised $35M in Series A.

Israel-based  Greeneye Technology, a company with a mission to dramatically reduce chemical usage while increasing productivity and profitability for farmers, raised over $51M in Series funding.

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