AI Tidbits May Round-Up
Google's host of generative AI updates, Anthropic's 100k context window, a new commercially permissible LLM seizing the 1st place on the LLM Dashboard, and much more!
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Welcome to the May edition of AI Tidbits, your monthly dose of awe-inspiring developments in the dynamic world of artificial intelligence. This month didn’t fall short of amazing breakthroughs: Google's host of generative AI updates (PaLM 2, Bard Plugins), Anthropic’s new 100k context window, a new commercially permissible LLM seizing the 1st place on Hugging Face’s LLM Dashboard, and an autonomous agent that learns skills on the fly using GPT-4 to dominate Minecraft.
Also, healthcare has seen much progress with the release of Google’s Med-PaLM 2 - the first language model to achieve expert-level performance on U.S. Medical Licensing Examination-style questions, and a paper showing that ChatGPT’s responses are preferred over human physicians.
This progress has also warranted industry leaders and distinguished AI researchers to warn against the potential harms of AI, urging lawmakers to regulate AI development. Let's dive in!
Large Language Models (LLMs)
Google infuses generative AI across its product lines (summarized Google I/O keynote):
PaLM 2 released with improved multilingual, reasoning, and coding capabilities
Bard Tools - connecting Bard to Google products (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Maps) and third-party services such as Instacart
Search - AI-powered snapshots of key results, with links to dig deeper
Gmail - generating full emails in one click
Photos - Magic Editor to remove, replace, and recreate parts in pictures
Google Workspace is getting Duet AI - a suite of improvements such as automatic table generation in Sheets and image creation in Slides and Meet
Gemini - a secret collaboration between Google and DeepMind to release a next generation multimodal model
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