Sunday Signal #12

GPT-4 Announced, Predicting Cancer Survival and Integrating Video With Your Imagination

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Happy Sunday my AI compadres. It's been a big week with boatloads of announcements. Luckily, you’re reading Sunday Signal where I filter > 500 pieces of AI-related content and deliver them straight to your inbox. I’m about to tuck into a very British Sunday roast dinner (with all the trimmings). But first things first, let's get into this week's best AI news.

🤖 AI Summary

This week’s newsletter, summarised with humour, by ChatGPT in 3 sentences:

Microsoft Germany's CTO announced that GPT-4 will be introduced next week, offering new possibilities including video. Canadian researchers have built an AI model that predicts cancer survival rates with 80% accuracy. Wonder Dynamics integrates video with imagination, and can replace actors with computer-generated characters—in conclusion, AI is on a roll and taking over everything, so let's just sit back and watch as it becomes our overlords.

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⛏ 5 News Nuggets

Dr. Andreas Braun, CTO Microsoft Germany / AI in Focus, Screenshot

  • 🔗 Link: Microsoft Germany’s CTO Andreas Braun mentioned in an AI kickoff event on 9th March that "We will introduce GPT-4 next week." He highlighted there will be multimodality, offering new possibilities including video—who's excited?

  • 🔗 Link: An AI model can predict cancer survival rates with 80% accuracy. Canadian researchers used data from 47,625 patients to build a model that could help personalise and optimise cancer care.

  • 🔗 Link: Wing is developing an automated logistics platform that supports high-volume drone delivery. By the middle of 2024, Wing expects to handle millions of deliveries for millions of consumers at a lower cost per delivery than ground transportation can achieve for fast delivery of small packages.

  • 🔗 Link: Discord is in on the AI frenzy, launching a trio of updates. Clyde bot has been improved with OpenAI's ChatGPT technology, updating its AutoMod moderation tool alongside implementing AI-generated conversation summaries.

  • 🔗 Link: PwC predicts AI’s contribution to the global economy will reach $15.7 trillion by 2030. Who's placing bets?

😎 4 Cool Creations

Tim Urban / TED

  • 🔗 Link: summarises hours of YouTube content in seconds. I see a big opening to gain immediate insights from lengthy podcasts when you’re pushed for time.

  • 🔗 Link: AI Lawyer is your personal AI legal expert. It provides instant advice so you can say goodbye to expensive consultations.

  • 🔗 Link: Poetry camera writes poems based on images. I personally can’t wait for haikus about my aesthetic workstation setup.

  • 🔗 Link: Captiongen is an AI-powered caption generator that can create funny, smart and creative captions for your social media posts. You already know I've tried these creations for myself. My personal favourite: "Going from three monitors to one is like losing two-thirds of your personality."

🔦 3 Startup Spotlights

Envisics demo image / CC BY 2.0 Licence

  • 🔗 Link: Envisics raises $50M Series C at a $500M valuation for its in-car holographic tech. The new technology will enable "in-car 3D volumetric experiences".

  • 🔗 Link: Generative AI startup Anthropic raises another $300M at a $4.1B valuation. This follows a previous $300 million investment from Google in February 2022.

  • 🔗 Link: Humane, a startup founded by ex-Apple design and engineering team Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno, raises $100M Series C to build an “integrated device and cloud services platform” for AI. Chaudhri and Bongiorno have promised to reveal what the company has been building for the past five years in spring 2023.

🐥 2 Top Tweets

Lawyer Notes / attorneyatwork

  • 🔗 Link: How to save hours each week—let ChatGPT organise your notes for you.

  • 🔗 Link: A timelapse of 120 years of how we consume music as shown by an AI algorithm. This really hit me right in the nostalgia with the iPod Nano, wired headphones & MP3 files. Will AI change how we listen to and produce music?

😮 1 Media Marvel

Wonder Dynamics /

  • 🔗 Link: Wonder Dynamics integrates video with your imagination. The LA-based AI company can replace any actor with a computer-generated character, reducing the need for 90% of VFX work. They claim that “AI does the heavy lifting so you can focus on the creative storytelling”. I reckon I’ll get a computer-generated R2D2 to play me, who do you choose?

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