Day: December 8, 2023

Stanford and Meta inch towards AI that acts human with new ‘CHOIS’ interaction model

Researchers from Stanford University and Meta’s Facebook AI Research lab have developed a groundbreaking AI system, CHOIS (Controllable Human-Object Interaction Synthesis), that generates natural and synchronized motions between virtual humans and objects based solely on text descriptions. This system allows virtual beings to understand and respond to language commands as fluidly as humans, representing a […]

Sam Altman’s Right-Hand Man Says AI Is Overhyped

OpenAI’s ChatGPT has experienced unprecedented growth, reaching 100 million weekly active users and propelling the company’s valuation to around $86 billion. Despite the hype, the company’s leadership acknowledges certain aspects of AI are overhyped, emphasizing that AI systems are still evolving and facing limitations. OpenAI COO Brad Lightcap, while surprised by the success of ChatGPT, […]

Busted! Drive-Thru Run by “AI” Actually Operated by Humans in the Philippines

The AI drive-thru system used at Checkers and Carl’s Jr relies heavily on outsourced laborers to intervene in over 70% of customer interactions, despite being marketed as an autonomous technology by Presto Automation, the company behind the system. The SEC is currently investigating claims regarding aspects of Presto’s AI technology. The reveal of the extensive […]

Paving the way to efficient architectures: StripedHyena-7B, open source models offering a glimpse into a world beyond Transformers

Together Research has introduced the StripedHyena models, including StripedHyena-Hessian-7B (SH 7B) and StripedHyena-Nous-7B (SH-N 7B). These models are designed to improve training and inference performance for long-context sequence modeling tasks. They are the first alternative models competitive with the best open-source Transformers in short and long-context evaluations, achieving comparable or better performance with faster and […]

OpenAI cofounder Ilya Sutskever has become invisible at the company, with his future uncertain, insiders say

The article discusses the status of Ilya Sutskever, the chief scientist and co-founder of OpenAI, following the ousting of CEO Sam Altman. There are indications that Sutskever’s role within the company is uncertain, and there are discussions about finding a new position for him. However, his influence and importance at the company are significant, especially […]

X’s AI chatbot Grok now ‘rolled out to all’ US Premium+ subscribers, English language users are next

Elon Musk’s xAI startup, X, has rolled out its AI chatbot, Grok, to Premium+ subscribers in the U.S., with plans to expand to all English language users and then to Japanese users by early 2024. The chatbot will initially face issues but is expected to improve rapidly based on user feedback. The rollout is part […]

OpenAI taps former Twitter India head to kickstart in the country

OpenAI is strategically engaging with former Twitter India head Rishi Jaitly to navigate Indian policy and regulatory landscapes as the company looks to set up a local team in India. The move comes amidst OpenAI’s effort to expand its presence in India, one of the world’s biggest internet markets. This aligns with the company’s interest […]



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