Wednesday, February 7, 2024

AI Weekly Roundup: Exciting Developments and Breakthroughs Across the Industry!

Welcome to another thrilling week in the realm of Artificial Intelligence! From open-source chat assistants to groundbreaking advancements in neurotechnology, let's dive into the latest updates that are reshaping the landscape of AI.

Hugging Face's Hugging Chat Assistant: Your Personal AI Companion

Philip Schmid from Hugging Face introduces the Hugging Chat Assistant, allowing users to build their own personal assistant in just two clicks. Similar to OpenAI's GPTs, this open-source alternative offers customization without the need for a pricey subscription. With various models like Mistol, Metal Llama, and Hermes, users can create a tailored assistant. It's worth noting that shared content is publicly accessible, emphasizing the need for cautious use.

Google Bard Evolves Into Gemini: A Generative AI Assistant

Google Bard undergoes a transformation and emerges as Gemini, the generative AI assistant. Available in three versions – Nano, Pro, and Ultra – Gemini's Ultra model is said to rival GPT-4 in certain aspects. The announcement includes the availability in 150 countries, an upcoming app, and the option to upgrade to Gemini Advance for enhanced features.

Apple's AI Teasers: Siri's Evolution and Language Models On the Horizon

Tim Cook hints at major Apple AI announcements later in the year, likely unveiling advancements in Siri and on-device language models. The breakthrough lies in running large language models in flash memory instead of RAM, promising groundbreaking developments for iPhone users.

Alibaba's Quen VL Models: GPT-4 Competitors Released to the Public

Alibaba introduces Quen VL and Quen VL Max, two models that are on par with, and even surpass, the performance of GPT-4. These models are made publicly accessible, allowing users to explore and utilize them for various tasks, including coding and more.

Mistel's Leak Confirms New Open-Source AI Model Nearing GPT-4 Performance

Mistel accidentally leaks an internal AI model, Meiku Mi quu 170b, boasting 70 billion parameters and rivalling GPT-4 in performance. Available on Hugging Face, it achieves remarkable scores on EQ benchmarks, showcasing Mistel's prowess in the AI domain.Google Introduces Mobile Diffusion: Real-Time Text-to-Image Generation on Devices

Google presents Mobile Diffusion, enabling rapid text-to-image generation on mobile devices in real-time. This on-device model, with under 500 million parameters, outperforms larger models like Stable Diffusion XL Turbo, running in milliseconds on an iPhone 15 Pro.

Neuralink Achieves Milestone: First Human Patient Connected to Brain Implant

Elon Musk's Neuralink achieves a monumental feat by connecting the world's first human patient to a brain implant. Aimed at assisting those with severe paralysis, this development marks a significant step towards bridging the gap between human capabilities and artificial general intelligence.

Meta's Code Llama: Large Language Model for Coding

Meta introduces Code Llama, a state-of-the-art large language model designed for coding. With 70 billion parameters, it outperforms existing models on various code-related tasks, presenting a formidable competitor in the coding AI space.


The AI landscape is evolving at a rapid pace, with innovations and breakthroughs reshaping the future of technology. Stay tuned for more updates as we explore the ever-expanding frontiers of artificial intelligence. And remember, in the world of tech, all your AI are belong to us!


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