🧠 The Age of LLMs is upon us
PLUS: Can AI predict startup success?
Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Big Brain!
It’s been a crazy past week with banks around the world in serious trouble.
I just hope that we get to see AGI before the global financial system comes crashing down.🤞
🔦 Today's AI spotlights:
The Age of LLMs is upon us
Can AI predict startup success?
Runway’s Gen-2 is a game changer for generative video
🔦 THE AGE OF LLMS IS UPON US
Stanford researchers have developed an AI model called Alpaca. It's built on an open-source language model and cost less than $600 to make!
Alpaca AI performs similarly to ChatGPT on many tasks across a variety of domains. This includes writing emails, social media posts and productivity tools.
(Notably, it even won 90 out of 179 tests against ChatGPT itself)
The team used Meta's open-source LLaMA 7B language model and fed it with 52,000 instruction/output pairs to post-train it to fine-tune the LLaMA model.
They also used GPT-3.5 to provide Alpaca with instructions on how to do its job.
Google, Apple, Meta and other companies are working on developing their own large language models. They will soon be flooding the market.
This will most likely increase competition and supply within the AI sector.
Stanford has released the 52,000 questions used in this research, along with the code for generating more and the code used for fine-tuning the LLaMA model.
You can find the latter here.
📢 LEARN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD. POWERED BY GEN AI.
Imagine this: What if you could take a course on any subject in the world?
With code “BIGBRAIN” on Learn.xyz you can. They’re a learning platform that uses AI to make learning about anything fun again.
We’re not exaggerating: type something you've always wondered, like:
"Why do we hiccup?"
"What is hyperinflation?"
And in seconds, their app spits out an entire course with lessons, images, and quizzes.
It also suggests new topics, so you’ll spend hours going down (productive) 🐇 rabbit holes.
We tried it on the subway and we love it. But a quick warning: if you love to learn, this might replace your TikTok habit.
They’re in closed beta but are giving Big Brain readers exclusive access to the platform with code “BIGBRAIN”.
P.S. The image had nothing to do with AI- we just hoped you would read this🤭
🔦 CAN AI PREDICT STARTUP SUCCESS?
With the new advancements in AI, it was only a matter of time until users started looking to it for investing advice.
As a result, retail investors now have a brand new tool to add to their arsenal.
PitchBook has launched a tool called VC Exit Predictor. It uses machine learning algorithms to predict what will happen to venture capital-backed startups.
This includes whether or not it will be acquired, go public, become self-sustaining or go bankrupt.
The tool was trained on PitchBook's internal data set comprised of deal activity, active investors and company details.
It’s been tested on a historical set of companies with known exits, achieving a 74% success rate.
The tool can be used by venture capitalists to evaluate potential investments or by industry players to identify potential IPO candidates.
However, it does have limitations and biases that are inherent in the data it has been trained on.
🔦 RUNWAY’S GEN-2 IS A GAME CHANGER FOR GENERATIVE VIDEO
Runway has announced a new text-to-video generative model called Gen-2. The AI startup will make it available to users in the coming weeks.
Text-to-video AI allows users to type a description and generate a corresponding video in any style they like.
Gen-2 is focused on generating videos from scratch. In the demo above you can see just how powerful this tool can be.
To think, just a few weeks ago Runway had announced Gen-1. Their rate of acceleration is INSANE!
Users will have to sign up to join a waitlist for Gen-2 via Runway's Discord.
The prospect of text-to-video AI is both exciting and scary. While it promises new creative opportunities, there are also new threats of deep fakes.
📰 OTHER HEADLINES & STORIES
🛠️ AWESOME AI TOOLS
Naval AI: Life & business advice by GPT-ized Naval Ravikant
Feedback with ChatGPT by AI Characters: Get instant feedback from AI characters for ideas & more
Stable Diffusion Reimagine: Let’s users reimagine designs through stable diffusion
Moviebot: Make hilarious 3D animation with AI
🖼️ AI ART PIECE
Hands are fixed with Midjourney V5! ✋
🤖 CHATGPT PROMPT OF THE DAY
Wait so is this a win or not?
How would you rate today's newsletter?