ODSC’s AI Weekly Recap: Week of December 29th ODSC’s AI Weekly Recap: Week of December 29th
Artificial intelligence has been moving at the speed of light with all of the news that has come out. So let’s... ODSC’s AI Weekly Recap: Week of December 29th

Artificial intelligence has been moving at the speed of light with all of the news that has come out. So let’s recap what we covered here at ODSC and other stories that we may have missed so you can stay in the know of all things AI.

ODSC Recap:

Microsoft Copilot add AI Music Creation: In a blog post, Microsoft announced a new AI-powered music creation feature in its Copilot program.

Apple’s Ferret LLM Getting New Attention: Back in October, a team of researchers from Apple and Columbia University subtly released its own large language model named Ferret. An open source multimodal LLM, at the time of its release it was available for research purposes with no commercial license option.

AI News

Google Announces VideoPoet: A large language model that is capable of a wide variety of video generation tasks, including text-to-video, image-to-video, video stylization, video inpainting and outpainting, and video-to-audio.

Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world’s most problematic disease-causing bacteria, including some strains that are resistant to all known antibiotics.

OpenAI announces Preparedness a new set of processes to track, evaluate, forecast, and protect against catastrophic risks posed by increasingly powerful models to make frontier AI models safer.

The rapid rise of artificial intelligence is raising concerns about how the technology could impact next year’s election as the start of 2024 primary voting nears

GitHub Repos

MLX – An array framework for Apple silicon.

MagicAnimateTemporally Consistent Human Image Animation using Diffusion Model.

Weak-to-strong generalization – Explores how a “weaker” AI model can supervise and guide a “stronger” model to achieve superior performance beyond the limitations of the weaker model’s supervision.

PowerInfer: Fast Large Language Model Serving with a Consumer-grade GPUHigh-speed Large Language Model Serving on PCs with Consumer-grade GPUs.

Research From Around The Globe

Retrieval-Augmented Generation for Large Language Models: A Survey – Large language models (LLMs) demonstrate powerful capabilities, but they still face challenges in practical applications, such as hallucinations, slow knowledge updates, and lack of transparency in answers.

An In-depth Look at Gemini’s Language Abilities – The recently released Google Gemini class of models are the first to comprehensively report results that rival the OpenAI GPT series across a wide variety of tasks. In this paper, we do an in-depth exploration of Gemini’s language abilities, making two contributions.

Top AI Videos:

AI, Elon Musk and the biggest tech stories of 2023

Why AI Will Spark Exponential Economic Growth | Cathie Wood | TED

Inside the massive boom of artificial intelligence in 2023

Notre Dame professor weighs in on creative uses for Artificial Intelligence

Some amazing stuff is going on in the world of AI. Keep up with the latest news by stopping by ODSC.com as often as possible. Don’t forget, now is your time to get your passes to ODSC East. There, you’ll engage with the leaders driving the industry forward, and have opportunities to upskill and build your network so you can push your career forward.



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