Welcome to our roundup of this week’s spiciest AI news.

This week Sora impressed filmmakers and depressed actors.

Researchers created an AI hive mind.

And doctors used AI to duplicate patients and spot cancer they missed.

Let’s dig in.

No lights, no camera, AI motion

Two weeks ago we were blown away by OpenAI’s text-to-video model Sora. This week OpenAI made overtures to Hollywood filmmakers asking, ‘Hey, could you guys use this?’

Profit-driven production corporations are understandably intrigued, while actors are unsurprisingly less thrilled at how amazing Sora is.

Imagine being an actor, set builder, or camera operator and watching the most recent examples of videos made using Sora.

‘air head’ is considered one of the primary short movies made using #Sora by @OpenAI.

the response to this point has left us floating. pic.twitter.com/bBR6IMZQ8M

— shy kids (@shykids) March 25, 2024

It’s not only people in Hollywood who might have to rethink their profession prospects. A recent report says that in a “worst-case scenario” where AI becomes deeply integrated into business processes, as many as 8 million jobs could possibly be lost within the UK.

The authors of the report used the term “job apocalypse” which doesn’t sound like a great thing.

Agree to disagree

The UN adopted a resolution for the event of “protected, secure, and trustworthy” AI systems and called for inclusive and equitable access to the technology for developing countries.

That appears like an incredible idea, now if only they might get member states to really follow a UN resolution. Expecting the UN to be united feels a bit like expecting OpenAI to be open.

Representatives to the UN might think about using AI to put in writing their next address. Researchers published a study that showed how personalized LLMs are significantly more persuasive than humans.

One application of AI that isn’t driving consensus is live AI facial recognition. This week police used the tech of their arrest of 17 perps in London. Taking bad guys off the road sounds good, but do the ends justify the means?

Resistance is futile

Researchers proposed methods for constructing an interconnected “Collective AI” where models share knowledge with one another to create a form of “hive mind.”

That sounds pretty cool until you hear some folks make reference to the Borg from Star Trek to elucidate the concept.

“Resistance is futile. You might be assimilated,” might be an accurate assessment of our AI future. Let’s hope we benefit from the experience.

Source: Reddit

Stability AI CEO Emad Mostaque thinks he could make it work out okay. Mostaque stepped down from his role and the corporate’s board to pursue “decentralized AI”.

The idea of reducing the concentration of power over AI is an interesting concept. Will the businesses that hold that power allow it to occur?

Meanwhile, LLMs keep getting smarter. Researchers developed Quiet-STaR, a method that teaches language models to think before they speak.

More deep fakes

People are still determining that simply because you may do something, doesn’t mean you must. Arizona Senate candidate Kari Lake was hit by a non-consensual deep fake video made by a digital news outlet claiming she endorsed them.

The video’s makers are taking the ‘We were just attempting to help’ approach of their defense, but that won’t cut it. The video is pretty good though, and highlights the danger of AI deep fakes in politics.

It’s getting harder to identify deep fakes, and easier to make them. This week we also took a have a look at which countries are most occupied with deep fake creation.

AI saving lives

The incredible way AI is changing healthcare might be considered one of the most important arguments for AI’s advantages outweighing the potential risks.

AI is saving lives right away with the UK’s National Health Service using a tool called “Mia” to discover cancers that doctors missed.

Predicting future health challenges you’ll face or how your body will reply to a certain treatment relies in your doctor making an informed guess.

A brand new AI tool can create your digital twin based in your health records so doctors can forecast and simulate treatment options.

In other news…

Here are another clickworthy AI stories we enjoyed this week:

  • The AI and Big Data Expo North America 2024 will concentrate on challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the industry.
  • Amazon invests $2.75b in AI startup Anthropic in its largest enterprise investment yet.
  • Intel confirms Microsoft’s Copilot AI will soon run locally on PCs.
  • Startup Databricks just released DBRX, probably the most powerful open-source LLM yet. It beats Llama 2, Mixtral MoE, Grok-1, and comes really near GPT-4.
  • ChatGPT can produce medical record notes 10 times faster than doctors without compromising quality.
  • OpenAI gave just a few creatives access to Sora. Here are the videos they got here up with.
  • Claude 3 Opus now beats GPT-4 to the highest of the Chatbot Arena list. Here’s a fast have a look at the LLM race since May 2023.

[Community creation]
Top-15 Chatbot Arena LLM rankings (May ’23 – Now)

Credit: Peter Gostev https://t.co/OgnLu3rj64 pic.twitter.com/Ueq7DZpu8N

— lmsys.org (@lmsysorg) March 27, 2024

And that’s a wrap.

Do you realize anyone within the film industry? What have they been saying about Sora? The speed with which we went from zero to Sora makes you realize the movie industry might be disrupted in months, not years.

Is getting AI models to speak amongst themselves, learn from one another, and optimize towards a standard goal a great thing? Or does the Borg vibe make you a little bit uneasy?

Progress over the previous couple of months makes any try and predict the longer term of AI laughable. Even so, I believe it’s more likely to prove mostly good. And I’m 100% certain it’ll surprise us.

Let us know what you’re thinking that, and please keep sending us links to AI stories we can have missed.

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