May 29, 2022 • 47M

Autonomous Boats, DeepMind’s General AI, Google’s DALLE-2, Cringe AI Novel

Autonomous cargo ship completes 500 mile voyage, Investors pull back on AI, DeepMind’s new AI can perform over 600 tasks, Google's text-to-image AI delivers 'unprecedented photorealism', and more!

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Andrey Kurenkov
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All these images were generated by Google's latest text-to-image AI - The  Verge

Our 98th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!


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(00:00) Intro
(2:22) Autonomous cargo ship completes 500 mile voyage, avoiding hundreds of collisions
(6:47) Investors pull back on artificial intelligence 
(9:49) Clearbot Neo autonomously clears plastic from harbors
(10:30) You can practice for a job interview with Google AI
(11:02) Uber Eats Dabbles With Delivering Food Via Robots
(12:12) Ford-backed robotaxi startup Argo AI is ditching its human safety drivers in Miami and Austin
(13:17) DeepMind’s new AI can perform over 600 tasks, from playing games to controlling robots
(20:10) Google claims its text-to-image AI delivers 'unprecedented photorealism'
(25:30) Simultaneous emulation of neuronal and synaptic properties promotes the development of brain-like artificial intelligence
(26:27) Face-to-face screening combined with machine learning model performs best at suicide risk prediction
(27:11) Google’s Universal Pretraining Framework Unifies Language Learning Paradigms
(27:49) Robotic surgery is safer and improves patient recovery time
(28:20) Ad break
(29:48) AI may be searching you for guns the next time you go out in public
(35:09) Israeli firm hopes AI can curb drownings
(38:12) Fatal Tesla Model S Crash in California Prompts Federal Probe
(39:10) Facebook issues $397 checks to Illinois residents as part of class-action
(39:50) Clearview AI's Facial Recognition Tool Coming to Apps, Schools
(41:00) A Novelist and an AI Cowrote Your Next Cringe-Read
(44:03) AI Made This Thumbnail!

(45:46) Outro