πŸͺ„ Weekly Magic AI: Google's Gemma | X and Midjourney | Opinions about OpenAI's Sora

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πŸͺ„ Weekly Magic AI: Google's Gemma | X and Midjourney | Opinions about OpenAI's Sora

Hi AI Enthusiasts,

Welcome to our weekly Magic AI, where we bring you the latest updates on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in an accessible way. This week's Magic AI tool is a graphic design tool for creating hand-drawn diagrams. We think that's a hidden gem, so be sure to check it out! πŸ˜€


In today's Magic AI:

  • Google introduces AI model Gemma

  • Partnership between X and Midjourney?

  • Opinions about OpenAI's Sora

  • Magic AI tool of the week: Excalidraw - Create diagrams with AI

  • Article of the week: Exploring Prompt Engineering for Developers - A Practical Guide


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Top AI news of the week

πŸ’¬ Google introduces AI model Gemma

Google has unveiled Gemma, a family of open-source AI models based on the same research and technology as the Gemini models. Google releases the model in two sizes: Gemma 2B and Gemma 7B. Both are available in pre-trained and instruction-tuned variants. In addition, Gemma outperforms Meta's Llama-2 model in key benchmarks.

Image by Google

Image by Google

The Gemma models are not as powerful as the Gemini models but the models provide speed and cost efficiencies, allowing them to run directly on a laptop.

Our thoughts

Google goes open-source! That's good news. While the Gemma models may not be as powerful as the commercial Gemini variant, they are directly competing with Meta's Llama models.

Google's Gemma release could also put pressure on OpenAI, as OpenAI is one of the few AI companies without an open-source model on the market. Very irritating, because OpenAI was founded on the idea of openness.

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πŸŽ‡ Partnership between X and Midjourney?

Musk said in a live Space that X is looking for a partnership with image generator Midjourney. X could integrate the image generator into its Grok chatbot. In addition, some X users are hinting that X could soon be labeling AI images. This could also indicate a deal with Midjourney. It is still unclear whether the partnership will actually take place.

Our thoughts

Integrating Midjourney into Grok could take the chatbot to a whole new level. Midjourney is one of the best image generators on the market. It could also allow users to create and share unique AI-generated images. This could significantly improve the user experience on the platform and increase interaction. The combination of Grok's ability to produce creative texts and Midjourney's image generation could enhance X's offering.

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πŸ€” Opinions about OpenAI's Sora

The AI model Sora is primarily perceived as a text and video-to-video model. However, the research goal of OpenAI is a world simulator. In the opinion of Meta's AI boss Yann LeCun, OpenAI's Sora is not suitable as a world simulator and therefore no progress towards Artificial General Intelligence.

He argues that generative models for sensory inputs will fail due to their complexity. Generative AI works well for texts because text is discrete and has a finite number of symbols. However, sensory inputs generate a higher level of complexity.

Instead, LeCun presents his model, the Video Joint Embedding Predictive Architecture (V-JEPA), which aims to predict and interpret complex interactions. V-JEPA operates in a broader conceptual space, similar to human cognitive image processing. It can adapt to different tasks without requiring complete retraining. Meta's AI team plans to enhance V-JEPA's capabilities and develop comprehensive world models for autonomous AI systems.

Elon Musk has also commented on the Sora hype. He says that Tesla video generation outperforms OpenAI's model by predicting "extremely accurate physics" for its self-driving functions.

Our thoughts

World models are essential for the development of autonomous systems like Tesla's FSD. Everyone takes a different approach to creating good world models. We'll see which ones work best.

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Magic AI tool of the week

πŸͺ„ Excalidraw - Create beautiful-looking diagrams with AI

Have you ever looked for a tool that lets you create hand-drawn diagrams with ease? Then, Excalidraw is right for you! This open-source, privacy-first, and user-friendly sketching tool is perfect for crafting diagrams, wireframes, and concept maps.

In addition, it offers a range of features like collaborative drawing and diagramming, enabling multiple users to work together on the same drawing in real-time. And the best thing is that you can even use a prompt to create diagrams (OpenAI API key required). How cool is that?

Example:

We use Excalidraw very often to create diagrams for presentations. The AI feature is a useful addition.


Article of the week

πŸ“– Exploring Prompt Engineering for Developers: A Practical Guide - Tinz Twins Hub

On the Internet, you often find websites titled β€œThe 100 Best Prompts to Boost Your Productivity.” These prompts are mostly for tools like ChatGPT, Grok or Microsoft Copilot to optimize simple repetitive tasks. But most of the time, you still need to customize these prompts to your use case. That’s why you should learn to write effective prompts yourself, especially as a software developer. That’s exactly what this article covers. Check it out!

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