Sunday Signal #32

Naughty Netflix, Dark Web Cyber Crime and Criminal Catching AI

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💎 5 News Nuggets


  • 🔗 Link: As actors and writers strike, Netflix is hiring a $900,00/year AI product manager role. Disney and Sony are also following suit seeking specialists in generative AI and ethics.

  • 🔗 Link: Researchers develop an AI that detects breast cancer. The system is designed to support radiologists, potentially leading to earlier diagnoses.

  • 🔗 Link: Red Cross looks to use Japan-developed AI to detect landmines in conflict zones such as Ukraine. Their drones photograph from several metres above ground and locate hidden landmines via infrared cameras.

  • 🔗 Link: Universities say it’s “too difficult, if not impossible” to prevent students from using AI to cheat. They're advocating for a fundamental shift in teaching methods instead of futile attempts to restrict AI use.

  • 🔗 Link: FraudGPT, an all-in-one cybercrime AI tool is being sold on the dark web. With over 3,000 confirmed sales, it’s raising alarm bells with its potential to craft undetectable malware and identify system vulnerabilities.

🎨 4 Cool Creations

RoboCop / Mike Bryan

  • 🔗 Link: A police van equipped with AI has caught hundreds of drivers using mobile phones or neglecting seat belts. In one week, it flagged 86 drivers for phone use, 273 for seatbelt neglect, 132 for mechanical faults, and contributed to five drug-driving arrests.

  • 🔗 Link: Stability AI announces SDXL 1.0 to rival Midjourney. The model is capable of generating high-quality images in any form or art style, including photorealism.

  • 🔗 Link: ElevenLabs broadens its AI platform by adding a new range of high-quality voices, set to transform industries like gaming, podcasting, and audiobook production.

  • 🔗 Link: Cohere introduces Coral, a knowledge assistant for enterprises. It’s designed to help knowledge workers receive responses to specific requests across their business data.

💡 3 Startup Spotlights

AutogenAI / Evening Standard

  • 🔗 Link: London-based startup AutogenAI secures $22.3M. The tool allows you to write draft bids, proposals and tenders in minutes, not days. The new capital will enable expansion via team scale-up and platform development.

  • 🔗 Link: Mental health platform Thymia raises £2M. By using AI-powered video games, Thymia aims to objectively identify symptoms of mental health conditions, analysing millions of biomarkers like patients' voices, facial expressions, and behaviour.

  • 🔗 Link: AI cybersecurity firm Cyclops raises $6.4M. Backed by investors like CrowdStrike Falcon Fund, it's set to launch a platform to streamline data analysis for security teams.

🐥 2 Top Tweets

F1 car / Midjourney

  • 🔗 Link: How AI and data are disrupting Formula One. I wrote a thread on why race simulations allow teams to model billions of race parameters to push the performance of both cars and drivers.

  • 🔗 Link: StackOverflow loses 50% of its traffic. The question-and-answer website for programmers is getting disrupted by Copilot and ChatGPT’s on-demand answers.

🍿 1 Media Marvel

Rewind for iPhone / Dan Siroker Twitter

  • 🔗 Link: Rewind AI launches their iPhone app. It allows you to browse & search for anything you’ve seen on your phone (including screenshots).

🔥 A Little Something Extra

  • ChatGP-Me allows you to turn a headshot into a chatbot, powered by ChatGPT, with a human face and voice.

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