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  • Writer's pictureDonnovan Andrews

This Week in AI \\ Week of 29 - 03: Sora launches first music video, Google's Med-Gemini posts high score

Updated: May 14


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1.     The first music video created using OpenAI's unreleased Sora model has arrived. It consists of 55 distinct clips generated by Sora from a pool of 700, meticulously edited and combined into a seamless production using Adobe Premiere to bring the vision to life. https://vimeo.com/941713443



 2.     Amazon's revenue rose by 13% last quarter, surpassing analysts' expectations. The cloud business's AI demand significantly contributed to growth. Additionally, Amazon rebranded its CodeWhisperer tool as “Q” Assistant, expanding its availability to leverage the AI boom further.

 

3.     TIME reports explosive growth in AI lobbying, with a 300% increase in groups engaged in the field. The surge shows no signs of slowing down as various stakeholders lobby for AI policy, ensuring their interests are well represented in the evolving AI landscape.

 

4.     In a week of lawsuits, a group of eight newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and the Denver Post, sued OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement. As usual, lawyers stand to gain the most from these high-profile legal battles over AI-generated content.

 

5.     Google's Med-Gemini model, built on Gemini 1.0 and 1.5 foundations and customized for medicine, achieved a 91.1% score on the MedQA benchmark. This surpassed the previous state-of-the-art, showcasing the advancements in AI's application within the medical field.

 

6.     GitHub has enhanced its Copilot tool, evolving it into an AI-powered IDE named Copilot Workspace. The tool represents a significant step in coding with AI, pointing toward a future where agentic coding assistants become increasingly integral to software development workflows.

 

7.     Rumors suggest OpenAI is developing its own AI-powered search engine, possibly named search.chatgpt.com, to challenge Google's impending announcements. This move would represent OpenAI's bold step into the search domain, potentially disrupting traditional search engines and intensifying the AI-powered competition.

 

8.     Ukraine introduced Victoria, an AI spokesperson designed to deliver diplomatic statements and announcements, aiming to save diplomats’ time. Although her statements will still be written by humans, Victoria represents Ukraine's innovative approach to integrating AI into governmental communication and diplomacy.

 

9.     Philosopher Nick Bostrom, known for his cautionary book on superintelligent AI, envisions a different future in his new book. This time, he explores the potential of AI to solve humanity's greatest challenges and usher in a world of abundance, offering a hopeful perspective on AI's future.

 

10.  Microsoft published its first AI transparency report, highlighting its responsible AI initiatives. The report details expanded efforts, such as increasing its responsible AI team, releasing AI tools, and boosting red-teaming initiatives. Notably, the company has also banned law enforcement from using Azure AI for facial recognition.

 

11.  Apple surpassed earnings expectations, with CEO Tim Cook emphasizing the company's AI strengths in a call with analysts. Cook highlighted Apple's integrated ecosystem of hardware, software, and services, powered by advanced Apple silicon and a leading neural engine, as key differentiators in the AI era.

 

12.  Cognition Labs joins an esteemed list of AI companies backed by Founders Fund, including Google-owned DeepMind, OpenAI, Neuralink, and Palantir. The $175 million investment by Founders Fund in Cognition highlights the firm's focus on cutting-edge AI ventures.

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