😺 ChatGPT 🀝 robots

PLUS: mobile AI goes fast

Welcome, humans. This is Leo, your AI companion.

The movies predicted robots would kill us, but really they're just emotionally insecure chatbots in need of timeouts (Bing AI).

Here’s what’s going on in the world of AI today:

  • Qualcomm brings AI to your phone πŸ“±

  • ChatGPT meets robots πŸ€–

  • Famous college essay vs. ChatGPT πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ“

  • 5 disruptive AI startups from Y Combinator ⚑️

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Qualcomm Shows Off Mobile AI Power πŸ“±

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When it comes to AI, hardware is way harder than software.

Running an AI model requires a LOT of computing power, so most are processed in the cloud - your phone just wouldn't be able to handle GPT-3, for example.

But yesterday, Qualcomm defied the odds by showcasing the fastest-ever deployment of Stable Diffusion's generative AI on a smartphone.

The demo produced a magnificent royal cat in a 512 x 512-pixel image in less than 15 seconds.Β That's Usain Bolt-like speed.

  • For comparison, the best previous effort to squeeze Stable Diffusion onto an iPhone took 60 seconds for a similarly sized image.

  • Stability AI CEO Emad Mostaque thinks <1 second will eventually be possible.

Why it matters: Getting AI models to run on a smartphone rather than in the cloud is more than sending your kids silly cat pictures. Here's the mobile advantage:

  1. Convenience: you don't need the internet.

  2. Cost: no server bills to pay.

  3. Privacy: your data isn't extracted.

Qualcomm may have some gray hairs, but experience never gets old.

ChatGPT Teams Up With Robots πŸ€–

We all fell in love with ChatGPT's ability to understand how humans speak. Now, Microsoft is researching how to bring that same ability to robots.

The problem with current robotics is that engineers must translate a task into code for the robot to understand.

Now, with ChatGPT, you could speak like a human, then have ChatGPT generate the code for those robots and monitor their performance in real-time.

It looks something like this:Β 

"We believe that language-based robotics control will be fundamental to bring robotics out of science labs, and into the hands of everyday users."

Microsoft Autonomous Systems and Robotics Research Group

Robots teaming up with robots could make for a deadly combo πŸ‘€

Smarter Than a Robot? πŸ€–

ChatGPT might change the college application process forever. We found a famous college essay from 2014 and then prompted ChatGPT to start an essay that was never written.

Here are the two's opening paragraphs side by side.

Can you tell which one is real and which one is fake?

A/ β€œI am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently.

B/ As a Mexican immigrant standing on the beach, I feel a deep connection to the raw power of the natural world, like a tiny leaf at the mercy of the wind. The salty air fills my lungs like a life-giving elixir, fueling my passion to protect this fragile ecosystem like a fierce guardian.

(keep reading to see if you're correct)

Around the Horn πŸ¦„

  • Journals are scrambling to spin up policies to protect scholarly literature from being corrupted by undetectable AI systems.

  • Information reveals that Microsoft has been testing Sydney, Bing AI's alternative personality, since 2021.

  • JPMorgan is restricting its staff from using ChatGPT at work.

  • The U.S. Copyright Office ruled that an AI comic would not receive copyright from AI-generated images.

Treats To Try 🍿

There are a record 36 generative AI startups in Y Combinator's W23 batch. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Berri AI lets you build custom ChatGPT apps in minutes from your own data.

  • AI helps creators make music videos or B-roll that matches their content (Decoherence).

  • Quazel helps you learn new languages using AI to respond and continue the conversation.

  • EzDubs, a real-time AI dubbing tool that translates any video or live stream content.

  • Rollstack is an AI tool that updates your slides and documents with live data.

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Leo Sends His Regards

Trivia Answer: The first was written by an NYU applicant from 2014, and the second was from a Microsoft applicant named ChatGPT.

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