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Startup Extropic plans to revolutionize AI hardware by embracing the power of randomness

Summary Startup Extropic has published its first “litepaper” presenting an approach to overcome the limitations of conventional computer chips. Startup Extropic provides a first look at the company’s planned AI hardware. The Austin, Texas-based startup was founded in 2022 by former Google researchers Guillaume Verdon and Trevor McCourt. Both have experience in research and development; …

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New open language model outperforms Elon Musk’s Grok-1

Summary Databricks has introduced DBRX, a new powerful open language model that outperforms GPT-3.5, Grok, Mixtral, and Llama 2. The company aims to drive the trend toward greater transparency and open models in the AI industry. Technology company Databricks has released DBRX, a new open language model that it claims outperforms established open-source models. In …

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Amazon invests four billion dollars in OpenAI competitor Anthropic

Summary Update from March 27, 2024: Amazon is investing an additional $2.75 billion in AI startup Anthropic, bringing its total investment to the $4 billion announced in the fall of 2023. Amazon will take a minority stake in Anthropic, but will not have a seat on the company’s board. Under the terms of the agreement, …

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Real-time rendering of complex volumetric effects just got easier with Gaussian Frosting

Summary Researchers develop Gaussian Frosting, a technique for rendering and editing high-quality 3D effects in real-time. Scientists at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech in France have presented Gaussian Frosting, an innovative method for rendering and editing complex 3D content. The approach combines 3D Gaussian and classical meshes to capture subtleties and lighting effects in detail. Gaussian …

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Researchers discover a surprisingly simple retrieval mechanism in LLMs

Summary Scientists at MIT and other institutions have discovered that large language models often use a simple linear function to retrieve stored knowledge. This finding could help find and correct incorrect information in models. Linear functions are equations with only two variables and no exponents. They describe a direct relationship between two variables. By identifying …

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A personalized chatbot is more likely to change your mind than another human, study finds

Summary New research shows that large language models (LLMs) such as GPT-4 can significantly outperform humans in terms of persuasiveness in face-to-face debate situations. In a controlled study, researchers from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Italian Fondazione Bruno Kessler investigated the persuasive power of large language models such as GPT-4 in …

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New Microsoft tool can compress AI prompts by up to 80 percent, saving time and money

Summary Microsoft Research has released LLMLingua-2, a model for task-agnostic compression of prompts. It enables shortening prompts to as little as 20 percent of their original length, reducing costs and latency. According to Microsoft Research, LLMLingua-2 intelligently compresses long prompts by removing unnecessary words or tokens while preserving essential information. This can reduce prompts to …

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AI could detect early risk of psychosis based on brain images

Summary A recent study used structural MRI data to predict the risk of subsequent psychosis in high-risk individuals. The results may help in the early detection of psychosis. Researchers from the ENIGMA Clinical High Risk for Psychosis working group have developed a method using machine learning and structural magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI) to identify individuals …

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LATTE3D generates 3D models almost in real time

Summary Nvidia’s LATTE3D turns text input into detailed 3D objects in less than a second, making it the fastest generative AI model for 3D content available today. LATTE3D can generate three-dimensional representations of objects and animals from text input in less than a second. Developed at NVIDIA’s AI lab in Toronto under the direction of …

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Sakana AI’s evolutionary algorithm creates capable AI models by merging existing ones

Summary Japanese AI startup Sakana AI has developed a method for automatically generating new AI models by combining existing models using an evolutionary algorithm. Initial results are promising. The core idea of Sakana AI is to use natural principles such as evolution and collective intelligence to create new AI models. The goal is to develop …

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