Weekly AI #8
In the eighth issue of Weekly AI, you can expect to find the following:
What caught my attention in the AI World this week: The Trio of LLMs - Perplexity.ai, Google Bard, and ChatGPT
GM of the Week
The Art of Life Through the Eyes of AI - Week 20 Summary
Prompt of the Week
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Greetings from my regular spot in the local cafeteria! As I am crafting the 8th edition of the "Weekly AI" newsletter, I'm savoring a cup of my favorite fabulous coffee. My addiction to this blend has become a delightful part of my routine. Its bold and complex flavors serve as an apt metaphor for the intricate topic we're about to delve into - the future of AI and its evolving regulations.
The rapidly evolving landscape of AI presents something noteworthy each week. The past week was no exception, with OpenAI's CEO, Sam Altman, testifying at a Senate hearing on AI regulation. As a leading figure in the AI field, Altman voiced his concerns about potential overregulation that could impede progress. He advocated for a 'light-touch' approach to regulation, aiming to strike a balance between nurturing innovation and ensuring accountability.
However, finding equilibrium in AI regulation is a complex task. Altman's viewpoint sparked an engaging public debate. Critics argue that under-regulated AI could lead to the rise of an "AI industrial complex", where companies exploit the hype around AI for unjust gains, thus stifling real innovation and burdening entrepreneurs.
Conversely, advocates, including Altman, underscore the importance of a progressive approach to AI development. They acknowledge the potential for misuse and unforeseen consequences of AI but argue for a path forward that encourages technological progress while upholding ethical standards. AI, like any potent technology, has the potential for both good and harm. Therefore, robust regulation is essential to ensure its development aligns with societal norms and ethical benchmarks.
In this edition, I'm thrilled to take you on an in-depth journey into the world of The Trio of LLMs - Perplexity.ai, Google Bard, and ChatGPT. In my weekly column, GM of the Week, we'll delve into the week's standout AI achievements. Additionally, I'll illuminate life's many nuances through an AI lens in The Art of Life Through the Eyes of AI - Week 20 Summary.
I've also prepared a detailed article where we dissect the intricacies of working with Midjourney, sharing fascinating insights about the art of prompting. And to round off this edition, I'm excited to reveal my latest discovery - Skybox AI. We'll discuss its potential and impact on the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence. So come along as I navigate these compelling topics, exploring the countless ways AI continues to shape our world.
As we stand on the brink of an AI-driven era, our responsibility is to steer this transformative technology toward a future that aligns with human values and societal well-being. So, buckle up as we navigate these intricate issues and contribute to the discussion shaping the future of AI.
Stay curious and stay connected,
2. What caught my attention in the AI World this week: The Trio of LLMs - Perplexity.ai, Google Bard, and ChatGPT
The realm of artificial intelligence always keeps us on our toes, and this week, my focus is on three intriguing large language models (LLMs) - Perplexity.ai, Google Bard, and ChatGPT. These trailblazers are redefining how we view content creation, translation, creativity, and conversational capabilities in AI, leaving a significant mark on the fast-evolving field of machine learning.
The All-Rounder: Perplexity.ai
Leading the AI pack, we have Perplexity.ai, a brainchild of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Trained on an enormous pool of text and code data, this LLM prides itself on its ability to generate creative content with an artistic touch.
Perplexity AI is an AI-powered search engine and chatbot that uses large language models and natural language processing to provide comprehensive and accurate answers to user questions. It can display the source of the information it provides, provide personalized recommendations, and search the web in real time. Perplexity AI is a relatively new tool and is designed to challenge existing conversational search engines like ChatGPT and Google
The Fact Machine: Google Bard
Up next is Google Bard, a product of the relentless innovation from Google AI. Like its counterparts, Google Bard feeds on a massive dataset of text and code for training. However, its core strength is accuracy.
Pose a question, and Google Bard responds with the precision of a seasoned expert. Using a modified transformer architecture, Google Bard combines unsupervised and supervised learning, making it an adept poet. Coupled with its ability to stay updated with real-world events, Google Bard serves as an unrivaled resource for current, factual information.
The Conversationalist: ChatGPT
Rounding out our AI triad, we have ChatGPT, a marvel from OpenAI. This model's brilliance lies in its versatility and user-friendliness. Trained on a broad corpus of text and code like its peers, it employs the GPT architecture to hone its conversational skills.
From generating text and translating languages to answering queries, ChatGPT offers a user-friendly interface for all its capabilities. It stands out with its ability to adjust to user needs while being free to use (GPT 3.5 only). However, it sometimes struggles with accuracy, misunderstanding questions, or generating incorrect text. Yet, its impressive capabilities come with a price tag, which might deter some users.
So, Which One is for You?
This trio of LLMs is at the forefront of AI advancements. Each one embodies unique strengths and weaknesses, crafting its own niche in the AI landscape.
Perplexity AI is an advanced AI-driven search engine that delivers precise and correct responses to user inquiries. Its distinguishing characteristics, including personalized suggestions, automated query broadening, and comprehension of natural language, make it more accurate than conventional search engines.
Google Bard, with its commitment to factual accuracy, is your reliable source for real-time, factual information. Whether you're intrigued by current events or searching for accurate answers, this LLM is ready to deliver.
ChatGPT is the jack of all trades. With its versatility and ease of use, it's a fitting choice for a variety of tasks, making it a one-stop solution for many.
Choosing the ideal LLM depends on your specific needs and the context. Just like choosing the right tool for the job – each could work, but one might be more suited than the others.
In conclusion, these three trailblazing LLMs - Perplexity.ai, Google Bard, and ChatGPT - are contributing to a significant shift in the AI landscape. They're reshaping how we generate and interact with content, how we learn from AI, and how we can harness its power in our day-to-day lives.
It's an exhilarating time to witness the development and deployment of these AI powerhouses. Their differences illuminate the vast capabilities AI can provide across various fields. They're not only revolutionizing the game but also expanding the playing field.
Yet, while each LLM excels in its niche, none of them is a one-size-fits-all solution. Each model continues to evolve, and as they do, they will likely become more adept at addressing their current shortcomings.
The world of LLMs is advancing at breakneck speed, with each breakthrough propelling us further into a future where AI is an integral part of our daily lives. As we continue to explore this exciting frontier, one thing is clear: the potential for these LLMs is vast, and their journey is just beginning.
So, whether you're intrigued by the search capabilities of Perplexity.ai, the factual precision of Google Bard, or the conversational versatility of ChatGPT, there's an LLM out there waiting to meet your needs. As we navigate this exhilarating era, I'll keep my finger on the pulse, ready to bring you the latest in the thrilling saga of AI development. Stay tuned, and let's explore this brave new world together!
3. GM of the Week
The GM of the week is this picture featuring the letters G and M floating in the water, and interestingly, the letters themselves are made from ice. I've always been attracted to water as a medium; it's always evoked positive emotions in me. I associate water with life and its beginnings, which inspired me to create a GM from water.
My initial concept was to fashion the GM letters out of the water, not ice, but I'm still refining that depiction—it hasn't yet reached the level I envisioned. In the meantime, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this current GM.
4. The Art of Life Through the Eyes of AI - Week 20 Summary,
Last week marked the 20th week of my "Art of Life Through the Eyes of AI" series, teeming with a multitude of online meetings and a substantial workload. Despite my intense schedule, I remained committed to my professional duties, experimenting with new approaches and pushing my creative boundaries from the haven of my home office and the stimulating environment of local cafeterias.
Besides my professional obligations, I found myself engrossed in managing virtual meetings and keeping pace with the demands of my remote work setup. Regardless of these challenges, I ensured to maintain an active presence on social media platforms, sharing my progress with my followers and engaging with the expansive digital community.
I savored the shift in scenery offered by various charming cafeterias within my city. These locales became my makeshift workspaces, blending the comfort of social settings with the concentration needed for work.
The past week was also brimming with treasured family moments, a joyous unity that was as invigorating and inspiring as any expedition could be. Balancing time with my loved ones and professional commitments became a significant aspect of my life, leading to moments of unexpected joy and inspiration.
Looking back on the week, I am thankful for the opportunities to develop both personally and professionally. The experience emphasized the importance of finding a balanced rhythm in my life, contributing to creative breakthroughs and personal growth. As I continue with my "Art of Life Through the Eyes of AI" series, I'm eager to delve deeper into the potential of AI and its influence on art, society, and our work life.
5. Prompt of the Week.
This week, we're diving into the fascinating world of AI-powered image generation with Mid-Journey. Available on Discord, it allows users to create unique, visually striking images based on textual prompts. Whether you want to generate a cybernetic dinosaur in a dystopian cityscape or a peaceful lakeside cabin, this tool has got you covered.
Mid-Journey offers a variety of artistic styles, image modification options, and advanced commands to customize your image generation process. It even supports video creation, tileable texture generation, and multi-prompts for more complex creations. The tool also promotes collaboration and sharing within the Discord community, making it a fun and interactive experience for all users.
For those interested in exploring the possibilities of AI-assisted creativity, Mid-Journey is a must-try. It's a great platform for artists, storytellers, or anyone looking to unlock their potential to create unique and captivating imagery.
For a detailed guide to its features, parameters, and commands, check out the full article here.
6. Closing note
As we wrap up this week's issue of Weekly AI, I'm thrilled to share with you an incredible discovery I made. This week, I had the chance to experiment with a technological marvel that left me both astonished and excited. It's like the final trick of a magician that leaves the audience in awe: Skybox AI by Blockade Labs.
This tool is a dream come true for those who've always wished they could craft their own celestial panorama. Get ready to be astounded because Skybox AI allows you to create a fully immersive 360-degree skybox. With this tool, it feels as though you have been given a cosmic palette, and you can craft a universe of your own.
One of the most striking aspects of Skybox AI is how it combines simplicity with immense power. Just imagine: you log in, write a few words to describe the kind of world you'd like to create, and in no time, your vision is turned into reality! My daughter, who's a Graphic Artist, has traditionally been skeptical about AI. But even she was intrigued by this tool and decided to give it a go!
However, it's important to remember that despite its impressive capabilities, AI is a tool. It's a tool that can enhance our creativity, make our work more efficient, and open the door to entirely new forms of innovation.
We must also acknowledge that this path is not without its challenges. We will have to confront important issues like intellectual property rights, the risk of misinformation, and the question of whether AI could overshadow human creativity. But I am confident that we can address these challenges through open dialogue and responsible actions.
In my view, tools like Skybox AI are not a threat to human creativity; they're catalysts. They're like a canvas to a painter or a block of marble to a sculptor - instruments that help us reach new heights of imagination.
The prospect of collaborating with AI to bring our creative visions to life is incredibly exciting. It's akin to having a tireless creative partner, always ready with fresh ideas. By learning how to effectively communicate with these AI tools—a skill we refer to as "prompt engineering"—, we can make full use of their potential and unlock a world of creativity.
In this rapidly changing landscape, it's crucial to stay prepared. Embracing AI is not about giving up our unique creative abilities. Instead, it's about enhancing them, learning new skills, and being open to new methods of creation.
So, as we sign off, I encourage you to join me on this thrilling journey. As we explore the capabilities of AI, let's continue to celebrate the beauty of human creativity and consider how AI can augment, not replace our creative spirit.
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Until next time,