OpenAI's DevDay updates
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Today we will discuss-
👥OpenAI to host its first-ever developer conference today
🦾Elon Musk debuts 'Grok' to rival ChatGPT, others
🗣️AI godmother calls for action on current AI risks
😱 9 fantastic AI tools you might not have heard of
All this and more - Let's dive in!
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👩🍳What’s cooking in the newsroom?
OpenAI set to host DevDay, providing a platform for developers to engage with experts
♨️News - OpenAI is set to host its first-ever developer conference, OpenAI DevDay. The one-day conference scheduled for 6 November plans to bring together developers and employees from the San Francisco-based AI company.
The conference highlights OpenAI's goal of moving beyond consumer-focused products to providing a platform for developers.
🤓What to expect and where to watch?
This is the company's first conference that will focus on its technology and provide a platform for developers to engage with OpenAI experts.
CEO Sam Altman has hinted via a post on X that OpenAI would unveil 'new developments' at the event. It has been reported that attendees will have the opportunity to preview new AI tools developed by the company.
OpenAI is also expected to announce new improvements and features in its current AI models, aimed at reducing costs for developers and making the models more affordable overall.
Additionally, as a unique highlight of this year's event, a forum member will attend DevDay in person.
For those unable to attend in person, OpenAI will broadcast the keynote address live on its official YouTube channel.
Elon Musk's AI chatbot 'Grok' to have real-time access to the X platform
🤖News - On 5 November, Elon Musk unveiled 'Grok', an AI chatbot developed by his newly established AI company, xAI.
The chatbot which is currently in testing will soon be available to Premium+ subscribers on the X platform and also be offered as a standalone app.
🤔How is it different from other chatbots?
Grok is designed to handle "spicy questions," such as 'what is the recipe for cocaine' - that are typically avoided by most other AI systems. Here, it is important to note that when faced with such questions, it responds with humor and sarcasm without offering any harmful advice.
The chatbot has access to real-time information from the X platform, setting it apart from the initial versions of some competitors.
Grok, inspired by "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," mimics the series' guidebook by providing answers to a wide range of questions and helping users find the right question to ask.
Lastly, compared to ChatGPT's free version GPT-3.5, Grok-1 excels in specific benchmarks like solving middle-school math problems. However, it falls short in comparison to the most powerful version, GPT-4.
Nevertheless, similar to other GenAI tools, Grok is error-prone even though its writing may seem convincing. For instance, it made a notable time-related error when asked about crypto entrepreneur SBF's trial.
AI godmother Fei-Fei Li urges addressing immediate risks over concerns of AI destroying humanity
☕News - In a recent interview, Fei-Fei Li, a Stanford professor known for her contributions to AI, said that addressing the immediate risk posed by AI systems is more important than addressing the potential existential threats that were largely discussed at the UK's AI safety summit last week.
😃What's more? Speaking about the debate on facial recognition AI systems, Li emphasized that such technology can be beneficial when used responsibly but stressed on the importance of identifying and fixing limitations, such as racial bias.
Furthermore, she stressed the need of continually improving AI systems through critique and iteration. As an example, she spoke about the issue of bias seen in her own AI, ImageNet, which despite initial efforts required further debiasing in 2017.
Moreover, acknowledging that AI systems can generate and spread false information, a concern that has been spotlighted with the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, Li highlighted the potential of AI to be used as a force for good when used correctly. To this end, she advocated for a balanced and thoughtful approach to AI regulation to avoid extreme rules that could hamper innovation.
👩🏼💻What else is happening?
In 2018 Google launched Google Duplex, an AI system with the ability to place lifelike phone calls for tasks such as scheduling appointments. The AI is known for employing natural language and strategically incorporating pauses in its conversation to create a human-like interaction.
A glitch in an AI-driven trading algorithm caused Knight Capital Group to experience a flash crash in August 2012. Within 45 minutes, this glitch executed millions of orders, leading to a $440 million loss. This incident highlighted the susceptibility of AI systems to errors and their capacity to trigger substantial market upheavals.
Deep Panda, a hacking group, gained prominence in 2022 for using AI to automate cyberattacks. The group's use of AI extended to crafting convincing and precise phishing emails, increasing the difficulty of identifying these malicious communications and underscoring AI's growing role in advancing the intricacy of cyber threats.
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Kili Technology - A platform that offers data labeling services for machine learning projects
Myth - Machine learning using "neural nets" means that computers can learn the way humans learn
Fact - The statement that neural networks enable machines to learn in the same way as humans do is not entirely accurate. While neural networks, a type of machine learning model inspired by the structure of the human brain, have shown remarkable capabilities in various tasks, they do not replicate human learning in the same way.
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