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This AI newsletter is all you need #17

Last Updated on October 24, 2022 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Towards AI Editorial Team

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What happened this week in AI by Louis

Designer was announced this week. A DALLE-powered product by Microsoft for creating designs with AI’s help. It’s a similar platform to Canva but uses even more AI to generate custom images rather than pre-available ones. I believe it is just the first of many to use generative AI in a product, just like all the GPT-3-based companies that were created.

The gist of Designer is to spam for generations until you get the right one, as the results are not perfect, especially not on the first run, which is one approach of AI design companies. The other option would be to wait for the perfect results before using it, so the user doesn’t have to work.

I’d love to know about your preferred approach for creating AI-based content. Would you mind having to click refresh a few times before getting something great, or would you rather wait indefinitely for a model that provides good-looking results every time? Another question is: would you rather have an AI you can spam for generations, or get only generations “approved” by a real/trustable designer/artist to give you confidence that the generation does indeed look great? I know that some of us (like me) have a pathetic eye for design quality.

Hottest News

  1. An AI Music Generator based on Diffusion!
    StabilityAI, the company behind Stable Diffusion, announced an “AI Music Generator” called Harmonai based on the “Dance Diffusion” Model, which is basically a stable diffusion model for generating sound instead of images.
  2. Designer, a Microsoft AI design app powered by OpenAI’s DALL-E 2
    Yes, Microsoft is opening up access to a Canva-like web app for free to users on a waitlist. Just type in a text description of the image you want, and the AI will generate examples that they can add to your design. This is pretty scary news for Canva and Adobe!
  3. A podcast entirely generated by artificial intelligence
    “Every week, we explore a new topic in depth, and listeners can suggest topics or even guests and hosts for future episodes. Whether you’re a machine learning enthusiast, just want to hear your favorite topics covered in a new way or even just want to listen to voices from the past brought back to life, this is the podcast for you.”

Most interesting papers of the week

  1. EVA3D: COMPOSITIONAL 3D HUMAN GENERATION FROM 2D IMAGE COLLECTIONS
    “EVA3D, an unconditional 3D human generative model learned from 2D image collections only able to sample 3D humans with detailed geometry and render high-quality images (up to 512×256) without bells and whistles (e.g. super-resolution).”
  2. UNDERSTANDING HTML WITH LARGE LANGUAGE MODELS
    “We show that LLMs pretrained on standard natural language corpora transfer remarkably well to HTML understanding tasks.”
  3. Reconstructing Personalized Semantic Facial NeRF Models From Monocular Video
    A novel semantic model for the human head defined with a neural radiance field. The 3D-consistent head model consists of a set of disentangled and interpretable bases, and can be driven by low-dimensional expression coefficients.

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This week we would like to highlight an exciting new AI application from our friends at Kinnu:

In a collaboration with Deepmind’s head of product, a new startup is using artificial intelligence to increase human intelligence.

A new learning startup called Kinnu is implementing AI to find “cognitive shortcuts” and increase the effectiveness of human learning. They see the future of accelerated learning as a melding of neuroscience and AI. They’re testing the approach with a free course on AI, co-authored with Deepmind’s very own head of product. Kinnu is also experimenting with entirely AI-generated learning material (check out the French Revolution course to see what that looks like). Is this the future of education, like Dall-E for learning content?

The Learn AI Together Community section!

Meme of the week!

😂😂 Meme shared by Robino > Toi#0475.

Featured Community post from the Discord

One of our members just started a personal project I definitely support: writing!

The user in question, friscons93#3360 (or Davide), just published his first article ever:
“I just wanted to share with you my first data science article on medium: it’s about aqueous solubility prediction of drugs by using Machine Learning and PCA.” Read Davide’s article!

AI poll of the week!

Join the discussion on Discord

TAI Curated Section

Articles of the week

Outline a Smaller Class With the Custom Loss Function by Konstantin Pluzhnikov

The accuracy metric may not always be adequate to produce the desired results. We could want to lower the rate of false positives or false negatives. When a dataset is unbalanced, and the answer we’re looking for falls into a narrower class, it can be useful. The author gives an overview of how to maximize classification while working with unbalanced datasets.

Our must-read articles

How To Create a Siamese Network With Keras to Compare Images by Pere Martra

A Simple Adjustment Improves Out-of-Distribution Detection for Any Classifier by Ulyana Tkachenko

DeepMind’s AlphaTensor: Deepmind’s Alphatensor: The AI That Is Reinventing Math by Salvatore Raieli

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Ethical Take on AI’s role in the labor market by Lauren

We often mention how new AI technologies can be disruptive to workers, such as image generation tools potentially disrupting the work of visual arts workers such as graphic designers, photographers or painters. But it’s important to note that many labor markets have historically adapted along with new AI advancements (speaking from a U.S. perspective). Many thought that Photoshop was the end for graphic design, and then graphic designers became the experts on it. If you’re an engineer that works with designers and artists, you know how invaluable the artwork is in bringing code to life through beauty and storytelling. As an editor, Grammarly certainly hasn’t put me out of a job! The good news is that there’s a whole area of AI ethics that studies the impact of AI on various labor markets, and this gives us incredible insight into the jobs that will change, the jobs that will be created, and the economic and social impacts due to novel AI.

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