ODSC’s AI Weekly Recap: Week of May 17th ODSC’s AI Weekly Recap: Week of May 17th
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 May 17th

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

  • Google Introduces Generative AI Into Search and More. (Source)
  • CorePlus Using AI To Enhance Cervical Cancer Screenings(Source)
  • Microsoft Offering Relocation to AI Staff due to U.S.- China Tensions (Source)
  • IMF Chief Sees AI Impacting Labor like a “Tsunami” (Source)
  • US and China to Meet to Discuss AI Risk in Geneva (Source)
  • NASA Appoints David Salvagnini as First Chief AI Officer (Source)
  • Elon Musk Shares Skepticism Through the AI Hype (Source)
  • Apple Making the Move to Push AI With in-House Chip Development (Source)

AI News Highlights

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September 5th to 6th, 2024 – London

Featuring 200 hours of content, 90 thought leaders and experts, and 40+ workshops and training sessions, Europe 2024 will keep you up-to-date with the latest topics and tools in everything from machine learning to generative AI and more.


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Enhance their expertise in AI-Native applications, offering a blend of theory and practical exercises. Whether starting from scratch or aiming to polish your skills, this workshop will equip you with the knowledge and hands-on experience to innovate and excel in the field.
Topics Covered:
  • Introduction to AI-Native Applications
  • Different ways to search with a Vector DB
  • Enhancing search with Generative AI (RAG)
  • Balancing performance and cost

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New Trending Open Source Projects

  • NocoBase – a scalability-first, open-source no-code/low-code platform for building business applications and enterprise solutions.
  • Bilibot – A local chatbot fine-tuned by bilibili user comments.
  • Gemini Cookbook – A collection of guides and examples for the Gemini API.
  • Piko – An open-source alternative to Ngrok, designed to serve production traffic and be simple to host (particularly on Kubernetes)
  • Hunyuan-DiT – A Powerful Multi-Resolution Diffusion Transformer with Fine-Grained Chinese Understanding
  • Phidata – Allows for the building of AI Assistants with memory, knowledge and tools.
  • Apache Superset – a data visualization and data exploration platform
  • OpenAI Cookbook – Examples and guides for using the OpenAI API
  • Lobe Chat – an open-source, modern-design LLMs/AI chat framework. Supports Multi AI Providers( OpenAI / Claude 3 / Gemini / Ollama / Bedrock / Azure / Mistral / Perplexity ), Multi-Modals (Vision/TTS) and plugin system.

New Trending Research From Around The Globe

  • OpenGait: A Comprehensive Benchmark Study for Gait Recognition towards Better Practicality – Paper
  • SambaNova SN40L: Scaling the AI Memory Wall with Dataflow and Composition of Experts – Paper
  • Harmonics of Learning: Universal Fourier Features Emerge in Invariant Networks – Paper
  • RobustMVS: Single Domain Generalized Deep Multi-view Stereo – Paper
  • RSHazeDiff: A Unified Fourier-aware Diffusion Model for Remote Sensing Image Dehazing – Paper
  • Color Space Learning for Cross-Color Person Re-Identification – Paper
  • MMFusion: Multi-modality Diffusion Model for Lymph Node Metastasis Diagnosis in Esophageal Cancer – Paper
  • TimeX++: Learning Time-Series Explanations with Information Bottleneck – Paper
  • Gaze-DETR: Using Expert Gaze to Reduce False Positives in Vulvovaginal Candidiasis Screening – Paper
  • ReconBoost: Boosting Can Achieve Modality Reconcilement – Paper
  • ICAL: Implicit Character-Aided Learning for Enhanced Handwritten Mathematical Expression Recognition – Paper
  • Xmodel-VLM: A Simple Baseline for Multimodal Vision Language Model – Paper
  • No Time to Waste: Squeeze Time into Channel for Mobile Video Understanding – Paper
  • Lens functions for exploring UMAP Projections with Domain Knowledge – Paper
  • Energy-based Hopfield Boosting for Out-of-Distribution Detection- Paper

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October 29th-31st, 2024 – Burlingame, CA

Join us for 300+ hours of expert-led content, featuring hands-on, immersive training sessions, workshops, tutorials, and talks on cutting-edge AI tools and techniques, including our first-ever track devoted to AI Robotics!


Start-Up Funding News

  • San Francisco-based Sigma Computing, a business intelligence solution providing live access to cloud data warehouses, raised over $581M in Series D
  • France-based Constellation, a cloud and artificial intelligence-powered information technology company, raised over €116 in private funding
  • California-based WEKA, a global data platform company that delivers a cloud-native, software-based data platform for AI & next-generation workloads, raised over $375M in Series E
  • South Korea-based DeepX, a software company that offers artificial intelligence services., raised over $80M in Series C
  • Shanghai-based Gaussian Robot, a robotics company that develops intelligent cleaning robots, raised over $394M in Series D
  • London-based PlolyAI developer a machine learning platform for conversational artificial intelligence, raised $116M in Series C
  • New York-based SmarterDx, a clinical AI company that develops automated pre-bill review tech to help hospitals maintain revenue integrity, raised over $55M in Series B
  • Michigan-based Voxel51, Refinery for visual data + models that enable AI builders to bring the value of visual AI into their applications, raised over $45M in Series B

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