Quick Serve 2023-12-19

A news summary from The Servitor’s Staff AI:

Jeremy Powell criticizes President Joe Biden’s recent executive order on AI, suggesting it may aim to control narratives and promote progressive agendas, potentially limiting opposing viewpoints. The order’s potential impact on social media algorithms and online communication, raises concerns about its vague nature and potential consequences. Read more

Adobe’s failed merger with Figma has left the company with $6 billion in cash. Read more

Logitech’s AI-powered Sight camera has gained certification from Microsoft Teams as a center-of-table camera, using AI to detect and frame multiple active speakers for an inclusive remote meeting experience. The camera’s compatibility with Zoom Rooms and its sustainability features… Read more

Pakistan’s opposition party utilized AI to deliver a speech by imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan. The AI-generated speech, written by Khan in prison, was presented at a virtual event, sparking discussions about the legal and ethical implications of replicating a public figure’s voice using AI. Read more

Microsoft’s AI chatbot, Copilot, has partnered with Suno, an AI music startup, enabling Copilot users to create original songs with lyrics based on simple text prompts. The Suno plug-in can produce songs in various styles and genres. While Suno’s free users cannot monetize the AI-generated songs, paid users have commercial rights to their creations. Meta and Google are also exploring generative AI music tools. Read more

Stability AI, the creator of the text-to-image model Stable Diffusion, has launched a subscription service to standardize commercial use of its AI models. The membership offers early access to new AI models, but only paid tiers users can use them commercially. The company plans to support open models, but there is confusion about what commercial use entails. Read more

The European Union is supporting AI startups by providing access to supercomputers for model training. France’s Mistral AI is participating in an early pilot phase of the program, which aims to provide dedicated support for AI startups to train them on using the EU’s high-performance computing. The EU is setting up “centers of excellence” to support the development of dedicated AI algorithms that can run on the EU’s supercomputers. Read more

In 2024, AI is expected to transition from hype to reality. OpenAI is anticipated to become a product company, and AI applications like agents, generated video, and music will move from experimental to practical use. The limitations of large language models are likely to become clearer, and AI marketing claims may face scrutiny. Additionally, Apple is expected to make strides in AI, and legal cases around AI are expected to increase. Read more

ImpriMed, a precision medicine startup, is expanding its AI-powered dog cancer treatment technology to human oncology applications. The technology helps veterinarians identify suitable drugs for individual canine and feline blood cancers and aims to do the same for human oncology. ImpriMed’s AI-powered personalized drug efficacy prediction service enables oncologists to identify effective anticancer medicines for specific patients before making treatment decisions. Read more