Top 5 stories of the week: Generative AI market heating up
Top AI News for the Week of March 20-24
1. With GPT-4, dangers of ‘Stochastic Parrots’ remain, say researchers; no wonder OpenAI CEO is a ‘bit scared’
A new research paper published in the journal Nature Machine Intelligence warns of the potential dangers of large language models (LLMs) like GPT-4. The paper, titled “On the Dangers of Stochastic Parrots: Can Language Models Be Too Big?”, argues that LLMs can be used to generate text that is indistinguishable from human-written text, and that this could be used to create fake news, propaganda, and other forms of disinformation.
The paper’s authors, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Washington, argue that LLMs like GPT-4 are a “stochastic parrot” because they can simply repeat what they have been trained on. They say that this makes them a powerful tool for generating text, but also a dangerous one, because it means that they can be used to create fake news and propaganda that is indistinguishable from human-written text.
2. GitHub unveils Copilot X: The future of AI-powered software development
GitHub has unveiled Copilot X, the latest version of its AI-powered code completion tool. Copilot X is based on OpenAI’s Codex model and can generate code, complete comments, and suggest code completions.
3. As Nvidia pushes to democratize AI, here’s everything it announced at GTC 2023
Copilot X is available in beta and is free to use for all GitHub users. It is also available for Visual Studio Code and IntelliJ IDEA.
Nvidia held its annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC) this week, where it announced a number of new products and services related to AI.
Most notably, the company announced DGX SuperPOD, a new AI supercomputer that can perform up to 20 petaflops of AI calculations. DGX SuperPOD is designed for large-scale AI training and inference workloads.
Nvidia also announced a number of new AI-powered tools for developers, including a new AI-powered code editor called AI Workspace and a new AI-powered code completion tool called AI Code Completion.
4. Nvidia will bring AI to every industry, says CEO Jensen Huang in GTC keynote: ‘We are at the iPhone moment of AI’
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang delivered a keynote at GTC 2023 where he discussed the company’s vision for AI. Huang said that AI is “the iPhone moment of AI” and that it will revolutionize every industry.
Huang also announced a number of new partnerships with companies like Google, Microsoft, and Oracle. These partnerships are designed to bring AI to every industry.
5. TestGPT, a generative AI tool for ensuring code integrity, is released for beta
TestGPT is based on OpenAI’s Codex model and can generate code, complete comments, and suggest code completions. It is currently available in beta and is free to use for all Codium AI users.