Sunday Signal #29

The End of Computer Programming, ChatGPT Pleasure Companion and OpenAI’s Code Interpreter

Hey friends 👋 You’re reading Sunday Signal where I filter > 500 AI updates and deliver the best straight to your inbox. I’m off to Hyde Park to watch Lana Del Rey today, after Glastonbury let’s hope she’s on time with perfect hair. In a week full of noise let’s get to the signal.

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💎 5 News Nuggets

The Mandalorian: Episode 6 / IGN

  • 🔗 Link: AI girlfriend encouraged man to kill Queen Elizabeth II. Jaswant Singh Chail was detained on Christmas Day 2021 caught with a loaded crossbow—the Star Wars-inspired plot was revealed in court this week.

  • 🔗 Link: Microsoft and LinkedIn launch a free generative AI professional certificate. The course gives you the skills needed to apply generative AI in your career in 3 hours and 49 minutes.

  • 🔗 Link: OpenAI is launching a new team. ‘Superalignment’ will ensure AI systems much smarter than humans follow human intent. OpenAI is dedicating 20% of its total computing power over the next four years to solve the problem of superintelligence alignment.

  • 🔗 Link: US plans to limit China’s access to cloud computing services to slow down AI development. Under the new rule, providers like Amazon and Microsoft would need government permission to serve Chinese clients.

  • 🔗 Link: “In 5 years’ time there will be no programmers left.” Stability AI’s Founder & CEO Emad Mostaque talked about the dominant role that generative AI systems like ChatGPT are already playing in programming.

🎨 4 Cool Creations

AI Romance / Technode

  • 🔗 Link: Adult toy company Lovense announced its ChatGPT pleasure companion. It allows you to create stories tailored to your chosen fantasies. The AI then voices your selected adventure whilst syncing with your companion.

  • 🔗 Link: OpenAI is rolling out its code interpreter feature to ChatGPT Plus users. The update allows ChatGPT to execute code, interact with uploaded files, and perform tasks such as data analysis, chart creation, file editing, and mathematical operations.

  • 🔗 Link: Midjourney's new panning feature allows you to extend the canvas in any direction. The uninterrupted extension means you can pan out your image repeatedly, taking your designs to another level.

  • 🔗 Link: Google’s supercomputer instantly makes calculations that take rivals 47 years. While the 2019 machine had 53 qubits, the building blocks of quantum computers, the next generation device has 70. The new machine is 241 million times more powerful.

💡 3 Startup Spotlights

voice ai / Steam

  • 🔗 Link: raised $6M as its real-time voice changer approaches 500K users. The round was led by Mucker Capital and M13.

  • 🔗 Link: Celestial AI raised $100M in Series B funding to help solve the bottleneck issue that arises in data centres when memory capacity and computing power can't scale up efficiently together.

  • 🔗 Link: Japanese robotics firm Telexistence raised $170M in Series B funding from SoftBank. Telexistence develops AI-powered robotic arms for the retail and logistics industry.

🐥 2 Top Tweets

Futuristic City / @SmokeAwayy (Twitter)

  • 🔗 Link: Is this what our future looks like? The user @SmokeAwayy posts some of my favourite AI-generated images depicting a utopic future.

  • 🔗 Link: The best examples of OpenAI’s code interpreter. I wrote a thread this week highlighting the plugin’s functionality. It’s like having access to a junior programmer at the speed of your fingertips.

🍿 1 Media Marvel

Sir Arthur C Clarke / Wikipedia

  • 🔗 Link: Si-Fi writer Sir Arthur C Clarke predicts the future of AI in a 1964 BBC archive. The rise of AI has been coming for decades, only recently making its way into the mainstream media.

🔥 A Little Something Extra

  • Babbel lets you learn a language in bite-sized lessons (it came in handy for my recent trip to France).

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