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Open AI has acquired the entire team of Global Illumination in its first public acquisition. They’re being vocal about how the team will work on their core products, including ChatGPT.

Global Illumination is a design studio with team members having built early products at Instagram, Youtube, Pixar, Riot Games, etc. Their website links to a Minecraft-like game called Biomes. This acquisition hints at Open AI’s plans to make more consumer-facing products and not just be an API for businesses.

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Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt to launch AI-science moonshot. The aim is to achieve scientific breakthroughs using AI. The org structure is modelled after Open AI (which started as a non-profit and then extended into a for-profit arm).

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One of Google’s AI units, DeepMind, is using generative AI to develop at least 21 different tools for life advice, planning and tutoring. These tools will not provide therapy assistance; they are more in the realm of talking with a friend.

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Open challenges in LLM research. This excellent post from Chip Huyen covers the 10 major challenges that are yet to be solved with LLMs. Must read if you’re looking to find a problem to work on or evaluating potential AI ideas.

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