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The AI Citizen Weekly News (Through March 10, 2024)

This Week's Top AI & Tech Highlights from Around the Globe

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Hello AI Citizens,

This week in AI and tech, Anthropic's Claude 3 outshines GPT-4, Zapata AI's quantum-enhanced generative AI transforms cancer drug discovery, Upwork witnesses a transformation in job listings post-ChatGPT, reflecting AI's impact on the freelance market, OpenAI counters Elon Musk's claims amid a legal dispute, shedding light on the intricacies of AI governance.

Anthropic's Claude 3 Surpasses GPT-4 in Groundbreaking Performance

Anthropic has unveiled its new AI chatbot model, Claude 3, which surpasses OpenAI's GPT-4 in various areas, particularly in coding. Claude 3's variant, Claude Opus, boasts an 85% success rate in zero-shot coding tasks, outperforming GPT-4's 67% and Gemini's 74%. Additionally, Claude 3 excels in reasoning, math problem-solving, and basic knowledge. Anthropic's more economical and swifter models, Claude Sonnet and Claude Haiku, also hold their own against the top models from OpenAI and Google. Source

AI Outshines Humans in Creative Thinking

In a study testing divergent thinking, ChatGPT-4 outperformed 151 humans, showcasing superior creativity. The AI generated more original and elaborate solutions across different tests, highlighting its advanced capability in producing unique responses. Source

AI-Generated Prompts Threaten the Future of Prompt Engineers

Prompt engineering, a role created to optimize AI interactions, is facing an existential crisis as new research indicates that AI models are more effective at generating prompts than human engineers. With businesses widely adopting AI and relying on prompt engineers, this revelation challenges the profession's longevity, suggesting that many of these jobs could be temporary in the rapidly evolving AI landscape. Source

killer Drones and AI Facial Recognition Spark Security Fears 

Engineer Luis Wenus developed an AI-powered drone capable of recognizing and following people based on facial recognition technology, raising concerns about privacy and public safety. This drone, initially presented as part of a game, demonstrates how easily such technology could be misused, including potential weaponization for terrorist purposes. The incident underscores the need for stringent regulations to prevent abuse of advanced AI and drone technology. Source

Waymo's Robotaxi Expansion Sets the Pace for California's Transportation Future

California has authorized Waymo to extend its robotaxi services to highways in select Los Angeles and Bay Area regions, marking a significant milestone in the company's expansion. With this approval, Waymo's self-driving vehicles can now travel at speeds up to 65mph on designated local roads and highways. Source

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RoboChem Outperforms Human Chemists in Laboratory Revolution

The University of Amsterdam's RoboChem, an AI-powered robot, outperforms human chemists by optimizing chemical syntheses with higher yields and efficiency. Utilizing machine learning and automated lab equipment, RoboChem significantly advances laboratory productivity and cost-effectiveness in sectors like pharmaceuticals and renewable energy. Source

The four models it tested were OpenAI’s GPT-4, Anthropic’s Claude 2, Meta’s Llama 2 and Mistral AI’s Mixtral. ‘We pretty much found copyrighted content across the board, across all models that we evaluated, whether it’s open source or closed source,’ Rebecca Qian, Patronus AI’s cofounder and CTO, who previously worked on responsible AI research at Meta, told CNBC in an interview. Source

Enhancing Large Language Models' Math Skills

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have developed a method to enhance the mathematical abilities of large language models (LLMs). Their method involves breaking down complex arithmetic tasks into simpler subtasks, making it easier for LLMs to handle challenging operations like multiplication and division of large numbers. The new model, named GOAT, was fine-tuned using a synthetic dataset and significantly outperformed GPT-4 and other LLMs in arithmetic accuracy. This improvement demonstrates that LLMs possess untapped potential for mathematical reasoning, which can be unlocked through strategic fine-tuning. Source

Quantum-Enhanced Generative AI Revolutionizes Cancer Drug Discovery

Zapata AI, in collaboration with various institutions, has successfully used quantum-enhanced generative AI to identify new cancer drug candidates, specifically targeting the KRAS protein. This breakthrough marks the first time quantum models have outperformed classical ones in generating viable drug molecules, showcasing the potential of combining quantum and classical computing for advanced drug discovery. Source

Alibaba's EMO AI animates photos into talking, singing avatars with lifelike expressions

Alibaba has unveiled EMO, an AI-powered video generator that animates still photos into talking and singing avatars, matching facial expressions and lip movements to audio inputs. Developed by the company's Institute for Intelligent Computing, EMO demonstrates its capabilities through various demonstrations, including animating figures like Audrey Hepburn and the Mona Lisa to sing contemporary songs. The technology, which is based on Stable Diffusion, supports multiple languages and artistic styles, showcasing its potential in creating synchronized audio-visual content despite some initial imperfections. Source

Post-ChatGPT, Upwork sees a rise in tech jobs and a dip in writing gigs

A recent analysis of Upwork job postings since the release of ChatGPT shows a dynamic shift in the freelance job market, with significant changes in demand across various categories. The data indicates a surge in opportunities in fields such as backend development, market research, and sales, reflecting an increased need for expertise in areas potentially complemented by AI capabilities. Conversely, there has been a noticeable decrease in listings for writing and translation jobs, hinting at the impact of AI's proficiency in natural language tasks. These trends suggest a reconfiguration of the freelance job market as it adapts to the evolving capabilities of AI technology. Source

OpenAI Counters Musk's Claims with Revealing Emails Amid Lawsuit

In a striking move against Elon Musk's legal actions, OpenAI has released a set of correspondences negating Musk's claims. The emails outline Musk's initial agreement with OpenAI's need for increased funding to rival Google and his subsequent withdrawal when denied dominant control. Additionally, the communications show Musk's acceptance of AI's privatization with escalating potency. With a jest suggesting a rename to "ClosedAI," these disclosures spotlight the personal undercurrents in the debate over AI governance. Source

This Week's AI Tool Highlights

  • Vidyo is an AI-powered tool that quickly turns long videos into short, social-ready clips with subtitles and more—great for Short/TikTok creators.

  • DecorAI creates custom dream room designs for all.

  • Flot AI embeds ChatGPT into apps, websites, documents, and emails seamlessly.

  • MyMap AI turns ideas into visual narratives.

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