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DAI#32 – Sora motion, digital twins, and AI Borg hive minds

Welcome to our roundup of this week’s spiciest AI news.

This week Sora impressed filmmakers and depressed actors.

Researchers created an AI hive mind.

And doctors used AI to duplicate patients and spot cancer they missed.

Let’s dig in.

No lights, no camera, AI motion

Two weeks ago we were blown away by OpenAI’s text-to-video model Sora. This week OpenAI made overtures to Hollywood filmmakers asking, ‘Hey, could you guys use this?’

Profit-driven production corporations are understandably intrigued, while actors are unsurprisingly less thrilled at how amazing Sora is.

Imagine being an actor, set builder, or camera operator and watching the newest examples of videos made using Sora.

the response thus far has left us floating.🎈 pic.twitter.com/bBR6IMZQ8M

It’s not only people in Hollywood who may have to rethink their profession prospects. A recent report says that in a “worst-case scenario” where AI becomes deeply integrated into business processes, as many as 8 million jobs may very well be lost within the UK.

The authors of the report used the term “job apocalypse” which doesn’t sound like an excellent thing.

Agree to disagree

The UN adopted a resolution for the event of “protected, secure, and trustworthy” AI systems and called for inclusive and equitable access to the technology for developing countries.

That appears like an incredible idea, now if only they might get member states to truly follow a UN resolution. Expecting the UN to be united feels a bit like expecting OpenAI to be open.

Representatives to the UN might think about using AI to jot down their next address. Researchers published a study that showed how personalized LLMs are significantly more persuasive than humans.

One application of AI that isn’t driving consensus is live AI facial recognition. This week police used the tech of their arrest of 17 perps in London. Taking bad guys off the road sounds good, but do the ends justify the means?

Resistance is futile

Researchers proposed methods for constructing an interconnected “Collective AI” where models share knowledge with one another to create a form of “hive mind.”

That sounds pretty cool until you hear some folks make reference to the Borg from Star Trek to elucidate the concept.

“Resistance is futile. You will likely be assimilated,” might be an accurate assessment of our AI future. Let’s hope we benefit from the experience.

Source: Reddit

Stability AI CEO Emad Mostaque thinks he could make it work out okay. Mostaque stepped down from his role and the corporate’s board to pursue “decentralized AI”.

The idea of reducing the concentration of power over AI is an interesting concept. Will the businesses that hold that power allow it to occur?

Meanwhile, LLMs keep getting smarter. Researchers developed Quiet-STaR, a method that teaches language models to think before they speak.

More deep fakes

People are still determining that simply because you may do something, doesn’t mean it’s best to. Arizona Senate candidate Kari Lake was hit by a non-consensual deep fake video made by a digital news outlet claiming she endorsed them.

The video’s makers are taking the ‘We were just attempting to help’ approach of their defense, but that won’t cut it. The video is pretty good though, and highlights the danger of AI deep fakes in politics.

It’s getting harder to identify deep fakes, and easier to make them. This week we also took a take a look at which countries are most desirous about deep fake creation.

AI saving lives

The incredible way AI is changing healthcare might be certainly one of the largest arguments for AI’s advantages outweighing the potential risks.

AI is saving lives straight away with the UK’s National Health Service using a tool called “Mia” to discover cancers that doctors missed.

Predicting future health challenges you’ll face or how your body will reply to a certain treatment relies in your doctor making an informed guess.

A brand new AI tool can create your digital twin based in your health records so doctors can forecast and simulate treatment options.

In other news…

Here are another clickworthy AI stories we enjoyed this week:

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Top-15 Chatbot Arena LLM rankings (May ’23 – Now)

Credit: Peter Gostev https://t.co/OgnLu3rj64 pic.twitter.com/Ueq7DZpu8N

And that’s a wrap.

Do you recognize anyone within the film industry? What have they been saying about Sora? The speed with which we went from zero to Sora makes you realize the movie industry will likely be disrupted in months, not years.

Is getting AI models to speak amongst themselves, learn from one another, and optimize towards a standard goal an excellent thing? Or does the Borg vibe make you somewhat uneasy?

Progress over the previous couple of months makes any try and predict the longer term of AI laughable. Even so, I believe it’s prone to end up mostly good. And I’m 100% certain it’ll surprise us.

Let us know what you think that, and please keep sending us links to AI stories we can have missed.


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