Research Alert: Lifelike Audio-Driven Talking Faces Generated in Real Time

Research Alert: Lifelike Audio-Driven Talking Faces Generated in Real Time Authors: Sicheng Xu et al. (2024). Abstract: We introduce VASA, a framework for generating lifelike talking faces of virtual characters with appealing visual affective skills (VAS), given a single static image and a speech audio clip. Our premiere model, VASA-1, is capable of not only […]

Student-developed AI chatbot opens Yale philosopher’s works to all

Student-developed AI chatbot opens Yale philosopher’s works to all The public is often closed off from scholarly perspectives on the potential benefits of generative artificial intelligence (AI). Studies often reside behind pricey paywalls. And even if they are accessible, they are frequently written in esoteric language that non-academics struggle to parse. Nicolas Gertler, a first-year […]

Alibaba Leads Record Deal to Mint $2.5 Billion China AI Firm

Alibaba Leads Record Deal to Mint $2.5 Billion China AI Firm This article is written by Jane Zhang and Sarah Zheng and published in Time. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. led the largest single financing round for a Chinese artificial intelligence startup, the latest in a string of sizable investments that suggest the e-commerce firm is […]

AI’s Achilles Heel: New Research Pinpoints Fundamental Weaknesses

AI’s Achilles Heel: New Research Pinpoints Fundamental Weaknesses This article was originally published in SciTechDaily. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have become the first in the world to mathematically prove that, beyond simple problems, it is impossible to develop algorithms for AI that will always be stable. ChatGPT and similar machine learning-based technologies are on […]

Article Alert: A Philosophical Introduction to Language Models

Article Alert: A Philosophical Introduction to Language Models This article was co-authored by Raphaël Millière and Cameron Buckner. Abstract: Large language models like GPT-4 have achieved remarkable proficiency in a broad spectrum of language-based tasks, some of which are traditionally associated with hallmarks of human intelligence. This has prompted ongoing disagreements about the extent to […]

New York Times sues OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement

New York Times sues OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement This article was published in The Guardian on 28th December 2023. The New York Times has sued OpenAI and Microsoft over the use of its content to train generative artificial intelligence and large-language model systems, a move that could see the company receive billions of dollars in […]

Research Article: Mathematical discoveries from program search with large language models

Research Article: Mathematical discoveries from program search with large language models This article has recently been published in Nature and authored by Bernardino Romera-Paredes and colleagues. Abstract: Large Language Models (LLMs) have demonstrated tremendous capabilities in solving complex tasks, from quantitative reasoning to understanding natural language. However, LLMs sometimes suffer from confabulations (or hallucinations) which […]