AI Tidbits June Round-Up
The rise of open-source LLMs with MPT-30B and Falcon, Meta's AI turning text into music, Google's StyleDrop capable of copying a specific style based on one image, and more!
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Welcome to the June edition of AI Tidbits, where we unravel the latest and greatest in AI. This month we witnessed the rise of further SOTA open-source language models, with the likes of MPT-30B and Salesforce's XGen-7b. In the realm of multimodal AI, Microsoft published Otter, an exceptional model that masters the art of perceiving and reasoning across various modalities.
On the image and video front, Google released StyleDrop, a versatile method that allows the generation of images in specific styles with outstanding quality. Midjourney released v5.2, granting users the power to extend the canvas of images beyond their original boundaries, and Runway unlocked access to Gen-2, its revolutionary text-to-video model.
Meta AI made waves with the release of MusicGen, a beautifully simple and controllable model for music generation based on text prompts and input melodies.
Lastly, MosiacML's staggering $1.3B acquisition, followed by Inflection’s remarkable $1.3B funding round, demonstrates that the flow of investment into AI shows no signs of slowing down. Let's dive in!
Large Language Models (LLMs)
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