Another fairly eventful week in AI. Here are the top news -
1. Elon Musk announces a ChatGPT alternative, TruthGPT
Elon Musk revealed plans to develop his own chatbot called TruthGPT, which aims to be "a maximum truth-seeking AI." He intends to create an alternative to OpenAI and Google, expressing concerns over AI's potential for manipulating public opinion and causing civilizational destruction. Musk has reportedly recruited former DeepMind employee Igor Babuschkin for the project.
Read Techcrunch article here.
2. AI-generated viral Drake and The Weeknd song gets taken down
An AI-generated song called "Heart on My Sleeve," which mimicked the voices of musicians Drake and The Weeknd, went viral before being taken down by Universal Music Group for copyright violations. The song had been streamed nearly 600,000 times on Spotify and received over 15 million views on TikTok before being removed from major platforms.
Read more here
3. Alphabet merges Google Brain and DeepMind into one division
Google has combined its two AI research units, Brain and DeepMind, to create Google DeepMind. The merger aims to speed up AI development and consolidate resources, with DeepMind co-founder and CEO Demis Hassabis leading the new unit.
WSJ article here and un-paywalled here.
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