Paris-based startup Mistral AI has secured an investment of €450 million, leading to a valuation of $2 billion. Their flagship LLM, Mistral 7B, is known for its ability to compress knowledge and facilitate deep reasoning with fewer parameters. This not only improves performance but also contributes to sustainability. Mistral AI's successful funding round reflects Europe's growing prominence in the global AI landscape.
Alex McFarland's wraps it up for Unite.ai: https://www.unite.ai/paris-based-startup-and-openai-competitor-mistral-ai-valued-at-2-billion/
Mistral AI launches beta access to API endpoints
Despite the widespread use of generative AI, students still need to learn how to write: https://www.insidehighered.com/opinion/views/2023/12/08/ai-wont-replace-writing-instruction-opinion
Per questo ritenere che l'AI Act sia un freno è una visione ristretta e senza prospettiva
We use these services as if they are working on our behalf. In fact, they are double agents, also secretly working for corporate owners. We trust them, but they are not trustworthy. They're not friends; they're services.
It's going to be no different with #AI. And the result will be much worse, for two reasons.
Remember when "Don't be evil" was part of everything #Google did, and was even enshrined in their code of conduct?
Yeah... That went away in 2015. Now they can be as evil as they want. :P
@dangillmor @egeltje And near-term AIs will be controlled by corporations. Which will use them towards that profit-maximizing goal. They won't be our friends. At best, they'll be useful services. More likely, they'll spy on us and try to manipulate us.
This is nothing new. Surveillance is the business model of the Internet. Manipulation is the other business model of the Internet.
🧠 Ho fatto alcuni test usando #Distillery, un sistema di generazione immagini creato da FollowFox.
💡 Distillery si basa su #Cosmopolitan un modello open source creato attraverso il fine tuning di #StableDiffusion 1.5.
🦾 Oltre ad essere open source, in questo post viene spiegato in dettaglio come si è ottenuto il modello a partire da SD: https://followfoxai.substack.com/p/full-fine-tuning-guide-for-sd15-general
Dear Friends of #Q-Star and its new computer chippy chappy, :byebrows:
- Mirror, mirror on the Wall, who is the fairest after All?
- We come in Pieces?
- What are the rulers for?
Der Zeitpunkt von Schneiers Artikel ist übrigens sehr passend: Gerade kurz vor dem Wochenende hat die #EU die Pflöcke für das #AIAct eingeschlagen. Leider mit zu vielen Schlupflöchern; allgemein und bezüglich #Vertrauen.
1️⃣ Vertrauen gibt es in zwei Formen: #Zwischenmenschlich (zwischen Freunden) und #gesellschaftlich (gegenüber Fremden und Organisationen)
2️⃣ Diese zwei funktionieren so unterschiedlich, dass sie immer klar zu trennen sind.
I checked out Google's Gemini thingy, and it just looks boring?
I don't care about this anymore.
Split over the leadership of Sam Altman, board members and executives at OpenAI turned on one another. Their brawl exposed the cracks at the heart of the artificial intelligence movement. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/business/2023/12/11/tech/open-ai-crisis-backstory/?utm_content=bufferc3ee5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #business #tech #ai #openai #samaltman
“Last year, a record 39% of the US workforce did freelance work, per the freelance platform Upwork... freelancers whose work was the most exposed to #AI earned over 5% less in April 2023 than they did before that chatbot's release.”
Granted @Daojoan didn’t provide a link, but that chart is clearly from #FinancialTimes. Read about the research from @jburnmurdoch https://www.ft.com/content/b2928076-5c52-43e9-8872-08fda2aa2fcf
Or on the birdsite
This still remains one of the most informative summaries I've ever seen on LinkedIn in a long time. Every paragraph Satya writes in this post is loaded with a "holy smokes" announcement.
If you missed Satya's Keynote at Microsoft Ignite 2023, this is kinda like the highlights.
"The Age of Copilots" - Satya Nadella
Legacy of #AI : Oops! We automated bullshit. #blogpost
Bezos is on record saying he gets asked all the time “what will change the most in 10 years?” that almost no one ever asks “What won’t change in 10 years?”, and the latter is more important.
Hypothesis: In the age of Augmented Pattern Synthesis, the opportunity to innovate is in anti-patterns.
There is no “artificial intelligence” without pattern recognition, and there is no pattern recognition without humans. AI is a semiotic Ponzi scheme that exploits the intellectual work of the most vulnerable to reinforce the control of the most powerful. #AI
Sharing this from one of my friends, a combat veteran who also has extensive background in the work of AI.
Excerpt: However, these are in fact not Kumbayah times and the government of Israel has in my opinion crossed a CLEAR boundary line. They have reportedly deployed truly autonomous weapons systems in Gaza where the AI is deciding who to suggest that they kill.
It's still too hard to tell an AI what I want it to do. Especially in a multi-modal contextual kind of way. I think the next big things here are going to be stuff like, having an AI screen reader + whisper integrated voice interface so I can talk with the AI Agent about what we BOTH see on screen. Including an understanding of what was on screen but isnt now, what is up in the scroll buffer that we both remember.
An example is I've been coding with co-pilot a lot lately, but I really want to just speak to it, like I might someone sitting next to me who is looking at my screen over my shoulder. Even be able to point / annotate things on the screen (bonus points if its touch enabled) and highlight an area, and do things like "hey, why do I get that error? Is it related to sessions.go and that function we set the expiry of the token?" and have the AI be able to respond with helpful information, doing its OWN annotations on the screen (but not taking control).
So yeah, voice integration with a local AI agent that can see my screen, and an annotation layer over the screen with both have access to to draw on, highlight etc.
"Moderators of r/Dune said they’ve been removing AI-generated art from the community for months."
Lol the irony
If you've read Dune, you know that in that universe, they no longer allow computers or AI to exist.
Apple joins AI fray with release of model framework https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/6/23990678/apple-foundation-models-generative-ai-mlx #ai
Ich lach mich weg.
Musks Grok Chatbot antwortet mit ner ChatGPT Fehlermeldung, weil die Large Language Modelle sich natuerlich auch massenhaft Inhalte einverleiben, die von OpenAI Plattformen stammen.
Die AI-Schlange futtert schon lustig ihren eigenen Schwanz.
P.S. Und das von dem Typen, der Twitter so "closed source" gemacht hat, weil ja ansonsten LLMs die Inhalte abgreifen koennten 😂
I just saw an ad for how to break up with someone using #AI
This truly is the worst timeline.
We should have stopped when the Philip K Dick chatbot *escaped instead of "heading" to Google HQ.
*How To Build An Android
This is a bit concerning especially for streamers. It may be a good idea to learn a habit of muting your mic when entering passwords in the future.
Science paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/2308.01074
#twitch #youtube #streaming #livestreaming #streamers #ai #keyboard #typing
Historic Milestone in AI Regulation: The European Union's AI Act. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antoniovieirasantos_ai-innovation-aiact-activity-7139589036473491456-HUiL?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_ios #AI
Hey folks, IDK who needs to hear this...
If you're interested in working with vectors ( like AI databases ) then vespa.ai have a fun Advent of Tensors challenge.
Coming from a web coding background, I was fully hesitant about even looking at the first one!
But, 10 days into December, I gave it a try, I'm happy to share that the folks at vespa have made this a delightfully fun intro to tensors! I'm on day 3 and there's no stopping me :D
VCs are funding generator for unethical and illegal images. 404 Media
Finally, a use-case for all those fancy #AI tools:
A website that looks like Wikipedia, but instead of searching you tell it what you want it to say.
You‘ll win all arguments when discussing stuff with friends! Just show them the „Wikipedia“ entry you made up on the spot, how practical!
Proud to see #GNUHealth as a global telemedicine platform on the paper "Early Detection of Lung Nodules Using a Revolutionized Deep Learning Model"
A bright future ahead for #OpenScience ❤️ ✊
#cancer #SocialMedicine #AI #medicine #MedicalImaging #Orthanc #GNU
"Artificial text is a statistical mashup of human quotes. When we quote AI, we quote quotes. We quote a Bircher muesli of quotes, write over it, and then feed it back into the AI system. There our input gets rehashed again. The way it currently works, AI is more likely to reach lukewarm entropy than ice-cold super-intelligence."
I reposted the quote on my blog too: https://preslav.me/scratchpad/2023/12/artificial-text-a-statistical-mashup-of-human-quotes/
Google hat in der zurueckliegenden Woche Gemini vorgestellt, sein bisher groesstes und bestes Large Language Model. Google Bard nutzt Gemini Pro nun als Grundlage, aber ist es auch besser als ChatGPT-4?
Ich habe das fuer euch hier 👉 https://www.metacheles.de/p/google-gemini-im-test-besser-als getestet und bleibe ein wenig ratlos zurueck.
Wie immer freue ich mich ueber euer Feedback und wenn ihr diese Ausgabe wieder mit einem Boost/Repost versehen koenntet.
Danke fuer euren Support!
As he concludes: 'Underpinning it all, though, is the real takeaway: the tech giants knowingly rushed imperfect products to market, worried that being cautious would allow rivals to dominate AI. Safety and ethical concerns took a backseat to the profit motive. Plus ça change'!
In this issue of the Bulletin, you'll read and learn about: An examination of trends toward investing in machine potential in lieu of human potential. Outreach & communications coordinator Devin Ulibarri examines the fervor around artificial intelligence in this light, and makes the case that free software has always been a sound investment in human potential. https://u.fsf.org/41t #FSFBulletin #FreeSoftware #AI #Potential
"Users of works should never have to clear the hurdle of meeting the approval of a copyright owner before getting to use the work, but if copyright can foreclose AI training because the copyright owner does not like the use it would fundamentally change copyright law and allow owners to say no to uses even in the non-AI context if they didn’t like them, no matter whether those uses could even possibly be infringing or were otherwise fair."
"No matter how one might feel about some of AI's more dubious applications, copyright law is no remedy [...] trying to use copyright to obstruct development of the technology instead creates its own harms [...] Copyright law was not intended, or written, to give copyright owners an implicit veto over any or all uses of works – the power of a copyright is limited to what its exclusive rights allow control over" — @cathygellis on #AI and #copyright
Progress on legal frameworks around AI safeguards is being made. The EU now has a political agreement around their framework, and is now expected to make it law early next year.
“…threatens stiff financial penalties for violations…7% of a company’s global turnover.”
“Strong and comprehensive rules from the EU ‘can set a powerful example for many governments considering regulation…’”
In this week's #Linux and #OpenSource news video, we're seeing the EU regulate #AI, as most big players in the PC industry band together to create an AI Alliance. We also have the beta of ZorinOS 17, details about #LinuxMint 21.3, a big security flaw affecting most Linux and Windows PCs, and Linux "gaining" a blue screen of death:
I'm not arguing that it's not *useful*. It's very much so. So easy. And we humans are hardwired to be efficient with our energy.
It starts as a way to augment our work. But will slowly replace more and more of the effort (physical & mental).
I'm *just* using #AI for ______, becomes why not use AI for _____, becomes why wouldn't you use AI for _____, becomes oh my gosh almost no one does _____ without AI these days.
And how do we feel about a slow creep toward relying on #AI to make every day decisions for us? What should I wear today? What should I make for dinner? What book should I read this week? Summarize this book for me so I don't have to read it.
It's a tool for creating right now. But what happens when it becomes a tool for decision making and brainstorming of all kinds?
Which employee should I hire? Should I approve this insurance application? Should this couple be approved for adoption? #LLM
A chat with my Dad inspired by his use of #ChatGPT to choose aesthetically pleasing wood combos, turned into an interesting thought exercise.
How much #AI assistance in art does it take for it to cross the line into being no longer a work of human creativity?