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📅 ThursdAI Oct 4 - AI wearables, Mistral fine-tunes, AI browsers and more AI news from last week
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📅 ThursdAI Oct 4 - AI wearables, Mistral fine-tunes, AI browsers and more AI news from last week

Coming to you live (well, it was live but you weren't there!) from Weights and Biases office in San Francisco, this was a great AI week! 📅

Boy am I glad that not all AI weeks are like last week, where we had so much news and so many things happening that I was barely able to take a breath for the week!

I am very excited to bring you this newsletter from San Fancisco this week, the AI mecca, the arena, the place where there are so many AI events and hack-a-thons that I don’t actually know how people get any work done!

On that topic, I’m in SF to participate in the AI.engineer (by

and ) next week, to host spaces and interviews with the top AI folks in here, and to discuss with the audience, what is an AI engineer, if you have any questions you’d like me to ask, please comment with them and I’ll make sure I’ll try to answer.

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Here’s a table of contents of everything we chatted about:

[00:00:00] Intro and welcome

[00:04:53] Alex in San Francisco - AI Engineer

[00:07:32] Reka AI - Announcing a new multimodal Foundational model called Yasa-1

[00:12:42] Google adding Bard to Google Assistant

[00:18:56] Where is Gemini?

[00:23:06] Arc browser adding Arc Max with 5 new AI features

[00:24:56] 5 seconds link AI generated previews

[00:31:54] Ability to run LLMs on client side with WebGPU

[00:39:28] Mistral is getting love from Open Source,

[00:48:04] Mistral Open Orca 7B

[00:58:28] Acknowledging the experts of ThursdAI

[01:01:14] Voice based always on AI assistants

[01:09:00] Airchat adds voice cloning based translation tech

[01:14:23] Effects of AI voice cloning on society

[01:21:32] SDXL IKEA LORA

[01:23:17] Brief Recap

Show notes:

Big Co

  • Google - adding Bard to Google Assistant (Announcement)
    Come on google, just give us Gemini already!

  • Reka AI - Multimodal Yasa-1 from Yi Tay and team (Announcement)
    With Yi Tay from Flan/Bard fame as chief scientist! But I wasn’t able to test myself!

  • Arc - first browser AI features (My thread, Brief video review, Arc Invite)
    I love Arc, I recommend it to everyone I meet, now with AI preview features it’s even more a non brainer, strongly recommend if you like productivity

Open Source LLMs

  • Mistral vs LLaMa 2 boxing match (link)
    A fun little battle arena to select which responses you personally find better to see the difference between Mistral 7B and LLaMa 13B

  • Mistral-7B-OpenOrca (announcement)
    The folks from Alignment labs do it again! Great finetune that comes very close (98%) to LLaMa 70B on benchmarks!

  • SynthIA-7B-v1.3 - (Huggingface)
    An uncensored finetune on top of Mistral that Reddit claims is a great model, especially since a chain of thought is somehow built in apparently

VISION

  • Radiologists thread about GPT-4 V taking over radiology (or maybe not?) (Thread)

Voice

  • AirChat added voice clone + translation features (Room, Demo)
    I’ve been an avid AirChat user (It’s Naval’s social media platform that’s voice based) for a while, and am very excited they are destroying language barriers with this feature!

  • Tab was revealed in a great demo by Avi Schiffman (Demo)
    Go Avi! Rooting for you brother, competition makes folk stronger!

  • Rewind announced Rewind Pendant (Announcement)
    I ordered one, but Rewind didn’t announce a date of when this hits the market, going to be interesting to see how well they do!

Ai Art and Diffusion

- IKEA Lora generate IKEA style tutorials for everything with SDXL (Announcement, HuggingFace)

  • DALL-E3 seems to be available to all Plus members now

    This weeks pod was generated by talking to chatGPT, it’s so fun, you gotta try it!

No longer breakdown this week ,but we covered a bunch of it in the show, and I highly recommend listening to it!

Don’t forget to follow me on X to be aware of the spaces live from ai.engineer event in SF, the conference will be live-streamed as well on youtube!

See you next week 🫡

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ThursdAI - Recaps of the most high signal AI weekly spaces
ThursdAI - The top AI news from the past week
Every ThursdAI, Alex Volkov hosts a panel of experts, ai engineers, data scientists and prompt spellcasters on twitter spaces, as we discuss everything major and important that happened in the world of AI for the past week.
Topics include LLMs, Open source, New capabilities, OpenAI, competitors in AI space, new LLM models, AI art and diffusion aspects and much more.