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Stability AI Announces Text to Video
PLUS: UK CEOs face many claims of AI expertise, complicating decisions.
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Stability AI Gets Into The Video-Generating Game
The mechanics involve two models: SVD and SVD-XT. SVD transforms stills into videos with up to 14 frames, while SVD-XT ups this to 24 frames. These models, having trained on millions of videos, generate clips that rival tech giants' outputs. Despite their high-quality rendering, they face limitations like inability to capture static scenes or slow pans, and struggle with text and face generation. Yet, Stability suggests these models are adaptable for various uses, hinting at future enhancements including text-to-video capabilities. Potential applications span multiple sectors, with ambitions for broader commercial deployment. techcrunch
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We have reached an agreement in principle for Sam Altman to return to OpenAI as CEO with a new initial board of Bret Taylor (Chair), Larry Summers, and Adam D'Angelo.
We are collaborating to figure out the details. Thank you so much for your patience through this.
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Nov 22, 2023
Billion-Dollar AI Start-Up AI21 Raises $208m Backed By Intel
AI21 Labs' recent funding surge to $208 million signals a strategic consolidation in the AI sector. With Intel Capital's backing, the Tel Aviv-based trailblazer continues to sculpt the landscape of generative AI. "Our approach is about designing AI with purpose," says Co-CEO Goshen, spotlighting the tailored solutions that set AI21 apart. Instead of a one-size-fits-all model, they're championing a nuanced understanding of enterprise needs.
The capital influx will amplify AI21's capabilities in the LLM and NLP arenas, crucial for their flagship AI21 Studio and Wordtune. Efficiency and cost-effectiveness are the watchwords, as Shoham articulates a vision where AI isn't just about statistical inference but enriched with discrete knowledge and reasoning. Could this be the dawn of an era where AI's value is measured in precision rather than power? siliconrepublic
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Generative AI: UK Business Leaders Face Investment Challenges As Everyone Claims To Be An Expert
In the whirlwind of generative AI, UK business leaders face a cacophony of claims to expertise, complicating investment decisions. Recent EY and KPMG surveys underscore the challenges CEOs encounter as they navigate the generative AI landscape amidst economic uncertainties and the absence of solid AI frameworks. With 71% of UK CEOs prioritizing AI investments, they must discern true innovation from mere noise. "The struggle to separate hype from reality," as one report puts it, becomes critical amidst a surge of companies professing AI expertise.
Action is non-negotiable. 74% of UK CEOs feel pressured to leverage AI or risk losing competitive ground. They're embedding AI into their organizations, with 54% recruiting relevant skills and 42% initiating AI partnerships. Yet, this rush comes with caution. EY found 68% of leaders grappling with AI adoption uncertainty, while KPMG urges starting now, with a thoughtful approach to avoid potential FOMO-driven missteps. Silvia Rindone of EY stresses the "huge opportunities" AI presents for productivity and competitive advantage, yet emphasizes tempered optimism. techrepublic
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Nov 22, 2023
MusicGen Reimagined: Meta’s Under-The-Radar Advances In AI Music
Meta's MusicGen has subtly yet significantly advanced the music AI frontier, eclipsing Google's MusicLM. It's not just about better sound quality; imagine 24kHz to 32kHz outputs that feel more natural. What changed? Meta embraced open-source, commercially licensed data and smarter data usage.
MusicGen's evolution is quiet but noteworthy. The key? Multi-band diffusion and stereo generation. These aren't just tweaks—they're transformative, breathing life into AI-generated music. The result is a sound that's not just clearer, but also more immersive—proof's in the listening. bbc
Written by Isaac R. Ward, Casey Clifton, and Alex Brogan.
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