Genai: The Search for a New Generation of Artificial Intelligence Molecules. David Rogenmoser at Stability Ai
generativeai is a leap in the potential of the technology which could change the tech industry as well as the products it offers. When engineers found out that artificial neural networks were capable of performing new tricks if given enough data and power, they began to wonder how they could do it.
Social media has recently been overrun with stunning and strange images, thanks to advances by Hugging Face and others. Related machine learning technology allows algorithms to generate reams of surprisingly coherent text on a given subject. A few of the companies that are now termed generative AI companies have collectively raised hundreds of million of dollars, which is sparking a search for a new generation of artificial intelligence moguls.
Stability Ai held a party of its own last week in San Francisco, offering tools for generating images with few restrictions. It announced $101 million in new funding, valuing the company at a dizzy $1 billion. The gathering attracted tech celebrities including Google cofounder Sergey Brin.
“When we launched Jasper two years ago, it was mostly considered a really cool toy, and a year ago I couldn’t get some of you in this room to return my emails,” Rogenmoser said to the crowd, looking a little wide-eyed. My inbox has become flooded. Love was in the time of generative artificial intelligence.
Dave Rogenmoser, the chief executive of Jasper, said he didn’t think many people would show up to his generative AI conference. It was just a last-minute event, and it was scheduled for February 14th. Surely people would rather be with their loved ones than in a conference hall along San Francisco’s Embarcadero, even if the views of the bay just out the windows were jaw-slackening.
Jasper had an event called Genai that sold out. There were more than 1,200 people that registered, and by the time they got to the stage at the coffee bar, it was already a standing room only. The lighting on the walls were similar to that of a New Jersey wedding banquet.
Ask Jeeves for the Modern Era: Generative AI and Autocompleters for Autonomous Code Creation on Roblox
OpenAI, a company that is an artificial intelligence company, introduced a search box late last year. AI got a UI. And suddenly, we understood. This was Ask Jeeves in the modern era. A new kind of search that interpreted our dumb questions and spit out smart answers (or at least, smart-sounding). Microsoft made an investment in Openai and launched a virtual assistant within Bing. It wasn’t the only company that noticed and demoed a version of a chatbot-powered search tool. Jasper, which sells its artificial intelligence tools to business users, is facing a tech idiosyncrasy. There is a shadow of Big Tech over you, but there is also a sunny side to it.
Roblox (the company) is working on generative AI tools to help developers who build experiences on Roblox more easily create games and assets. The first two tests of the tools will roll out in the coming weeks: a tool to make “generative AI materials from a text prompt” and a tool for generative AI to complete code, according to a blog post from Daniel Sturman, Roblox’s chief technology officer.
You can get an idea of how they’ll work in this short video, which I’ve also embedded at the top of this post. A pattern for a car is applied right away if someone types in different descriptions of materials. In others, you can see how autocompleting code might work for things like turning on the car’s lights and making it rain in the game’s world.
The company is already thinking about moderation, which is particularly important given Roblox’s popularity with kids. It’s important to keep Roblox civil in all cases. “This means we need to build a fast and scalable moderation flow for all types of creation.”
Reputation-based Chatbots for Programming in the Presence of AI-enabled Systems and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Microsoft was the first to harness the latest generation of AI for coding, through a deal with OpenAI, which has adapted a general purpose language technology called GPT to power a code generator called Codex. The Codex received data from the popular repository of software development, GitHub, in order to further improve its coding abilities.
Visual Studio and other AI-enabled programming environments typically write code in response to a developer’s comment or when the user starts typing. Replit, a company that makes a popular online programming tool, recently launched a chatbot-like interface that will answer programming questions.