ODSC’s AI Weekly Recap: Week of January 26th ODSC’s AI Weekly Recap: Week of January 26th
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 January 26th

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.

Open Data Science Blog Recap:

Colleges and Universities are looking to embrace generative AI with investments in hopes of shaping the future of education (Source)

Author Rie Kudan, after winning Japan’s most prestigious literary awards, has admitted to using ChatGPT to aid her in her work (Source)

Meta AI introduced, “Prompt Engineering with Llama 2.”, an interactive guide that is a significant stride forward, designed specifically for the Llama community (Source)

OpenAI has led to the rollout of the GPT Store, which is now accessible to ChatGPT Plus, Team, and Enterprise users. (Source)

Researchers from the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for AI have set a new precedent in the work of fine-tuning LLMs. (Source)

AI News Highlights

Researchers from the University of Washington and Allen Institute for AI Present Proxy-Tuning: An Efficient Alternative to Finetuning Large Language Models

iFit Wants to Power Your Workout Using Artificial Intelligence

 AI Advances the Electrocardiogram

Artificial intelligence to analyze rush hour traffic

This AI Paper from Johns Hopkins and Microsoft Revolutionizes Machine Translation with ALMA-R: A Smaller Sized LLM Model Outperforming GPT-4

Surprisingly, scientists decline to move the Doomsday Clock closer to midnight

Meta’s “general intelligence” quest

UAE president issues law establishing an artificial intelligence council

Benton County, Wash., Sheriff May Use AI Photo Searches

Maryland General Assembly Could Be Dealing With Artificial Intelligence During The Current Session

Governor Glenn Youngkin Signs Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence

Germany, France, and Poland announced the ‘Weimar Triangle’ for artificial intelligence.

Artificial intelligence still costs more to replace humans: Research

Opinion | Artificial intelligence technology is essential to combat retail theft

Trending AI Open Source Projects

  • Maybe – A personal finance and wealth management app
  • Openvoice – An instant voice cloning project by MyShell
  • Powerinfer – High-speed LLM serving on PCs with Consumer-grade GPUs
  • Photomaker – An app that allows the customization of realistic human photos via stacked ID embedding
  • Rags – Build ChatGPT using your own data with all-natural language
  • Surya – A multilingual document OCR toolkit.

Research From Around The Globe

  • Vision Mamba: Efficient Visual Representation Learning with Bidirectional State Space Model – Paper
  • CoVO-MPC: Theoretical Analysis of Sampling-based MPC and Optimal Covariance Design – Paper
  • A new paper touches on the promise of machine learning in creating individualized treatments.
  • (Certified!!) Adversarial Robustness for Free! – Paper
  • PythiaCHEM: a user-friendly machine learning toolkit for chemistry – Paper
  • Researchers from UC Berkeley and NYU AI Research are exploring the gap between the visual Embedding space of clip and vision-only self-supervised learning – Paper
  • Asynchronous Local-SGD Training for Language Modeling – Paper

Start-Up Funding News

Israel-based Bluewhite, a provider of autonomous solutions, raised north of  $87M in a Series C round.

New York-based ElevenLabs, is a research company developing AI voice synthesis software for creators and publishers. raised $101M in series B.

California-based AiDash, a SaaS company enabling climate-resilient and sustainable infrastructure with satellites and AI, raised north of $83M in series C.

Germany-based Qdrant, an open-source vector search engine and database for next-generation AI applications., raised €91M in series B.

Canada-based Spellbook, a legal software startup that developed the first generative artificial intelligence contract drafting tool, raised north of $32M in series A.

China-based Guangdong Shi Robot, a cold chain cloud factory platform supplier that specializes in artificial intelligence supply chain management, raised north of CN¥110 in seed round.

California-based Aniai, a developer of a labor solution for quick service restaurants by building robotic kitchens, raised $15M in seed round.

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