ODSC’s AI Weekly Recap: Week of January 5th ODSC’s AI Weekly Recap: Week of January 5th
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 5th

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:

Samsung Poised to Show Off New Smartphone With AI Taking The Lead Role: The electronics maker is poised to introduce a new smartphone that will have AI taking the lead role for its new Galaxy S series phone.

U.S. Supreme Court Warning of Dangers Related to AI in the Legal Profession: The high court published the 13-page 2023 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary that acknowledged how AI could potentially benefit and harm the legal system.

Microsoft Adding New Windows Keyboard Will Activate Copilot: Microsoft announced that the company will be adding a new Windows key that will allow users to activate its AI tool, Copilot. According to the company, this move is to help users “key off the year of AI-powered Windows PCs“.

AI News

Big Tech outspends venture capital firms in AI investment frenzy. Microsoft, Google, and Amazon crowd out traditional Silicon Valley investors in blockbuster deals with AI start-ups in 2023

The AI revolution’s first year: has anything changed? The launch of ChatGPT was heralded as the dawn of a new age. But companies are wondering how useful generative AI really is

Over 1 Billion Generative AI (GenAI) Smartphones: Over the next three years, over 1 billion generative AI smartphones will enter the market, reaching 40% of the smartphone market

AI is poised to help in the fight against wildfires: This will be through data collection and predictive modeling.

GitHub Repos

CrewAI: The repository crewAI introduces a framework for orchestrating role-playing, autonomous AI agents. It enables AI agents to assume roles, share goals, and work together cohesively, enhancing multi-agent interactions.

StreamDiffusion: StreamDiffusion is an open-source GitHub repository that introduces a novel diffusion pipeline designed for real-time interactive image generation. It improves upon existing diffusion-based image generation techniques through several key features, including streamlined data processing, enhanced guidance mechanisms, advanced GPU filtering, and efficient input/output management.

Mixtral Offloading: Exciting news for Open Souce AI enthusiasts! You can now run Mistral-8x7B, a cutting-edge Large Language Model, on free Colab or your desktop. Thanks to innovative mixed quantization and a unique MoE offloading strategy, it fits within combined GPU and CPU memory.

Research From Around The Globe

Generative Multimodal Models are In-Context Learners: Researchers from Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence, Tsinghua University, and Peking University introduce Emu2, a 37-billion-parameter model, trained and evaluated on several multimodal tasks.

A robust and flexible deep-learning workflow for animal tracking:  A UK-based research team introduced a hybrid method, merging deep learning and traditional computer vision techniques to enhance tracking accuracy for fish in complex experiments.

Hyper-VolTran: Fast and Generalizable One-Shot Image to 3D Object Structure via HyperNetworks: Introduced by researchers from Meta AI, this approach integrates the strengths of HyperNetworks with a Volume Transformer (VolTran) module, significantly diminishing the need for per-scene optimization and enabling more rapid and efficient 3D reconstruction.

Start-Up Funding News

San Francisco-based Perplexity AI that builds an AI-chat-based conversational search engine that delivers answers to questions using language models raised a $70M Series B round.

London-based Robin AI that provides an AI-driven legal assistant designed to automate and expedite the drafting and negotiations of contracts raised a $26M Series B.

New York City-based Hatz AI, a provider of MSPs an AI-as-a-service business raised $2.5M in seed round.

Hangzhou-based Yunziang Commercial, a developer of commercial cleaning robots that are dedicated to providing users with safe cleaning services for indoor spaces raised a CN¥10,000,000 Seed Round.

Top AI Videos:

A Deep Look into the AI Revolution

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Meta’s Chief AI Scientist Yann LeCun talks about the future of artificial intelligence

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