The CodeKarate AI Podcast is the place to go to keep up with AI News while learning more about AI terminology and tools. Every day we hit your podcast feed with a short daily episode to keep you in the know about all things AI.
Triple News Episode! AI updates from Meta, YouTube, and LinkedIn
In this special 50th episode, the podcast discusses exciting developments in AI from tech titans Meta, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Meta is set to unveil AI-powered "personas" in its services, with distinct personalities aimed at boosting user engagement and enhancing its ad targeting capabilities. YouTube is experimenting with AI to auto-generate video summaries to help users gauge if a video aligns with their interests. LinkedIn is reportedly testing an AI-powered 'coach' to guide users in job search and networking, potentially reshaping job seeking, networking, and recruitment processes. However, the company has not officially confirmed the development. While AI advancements hold the promise of enhancing user experiences across these platforms, they also pose challenges and raise questions about their impact on users and creators.
News: Meta's AI personas, YouTube AI summaries, and LinkedIn AI Coach
AI improvements to Google Assistant, Prompt Injection, and Developer quick picks
In this podcast episode, we first explore Google Assistant's planned AI overhaul, as revealed in an internal email. The new Assistant aims to harness generative AI technologies, including large language model technology, for enhanced capabilities and user experiences. Amid this transformation, Google is restructuring its teams and anticipates some job losses. We also note that Amazon plans a similar upgrade for its digital assistant, Alexa. The second segment delves into Prompt Injection Attacks, a new form of cybersecurity threat affecting Large-Language Models (LLMs). These attacks manipulate prompts to produce unintended or harmful responses from LLM-based tools, with potentially severe consequences such as data breaches and unauthorized access. Solutions like Penetration testing as a Service (PtaaS) can help mitigate these risks. Lastly, we spotlight three developer tools: Tempo for building UIs with AI, Axilla, an opinionated LLM framework for TypeScript, and Hegal AI for evaluating prompts and LLMs. All three are backed by Y Combinator, highlighting the investment trend in AI dev tools.
Term: Prompt Injection
Tool: Tempo, Axilla, and
Deepmind’s RT-2, Transformer models, and DashAI
In this episode, the focus was on the advancements in robotic learning by Google's DeepMind team. The team introduced RT-2, an innovation that builds upon its previous creation, the Robotics Transformer or RT-1. Unlike RT-1, which required extensive training to perform tasks, RT-2 can learn from relatively small datasets and apply these learnings to different scenarios, demonstrating a shift from strictly trained actions to a more abstract understanding of tasks. The episode also discussed the concept of transformer models in AI, their increasing relevance in fields ranging from translation to drug discovery, and the ongoing research to make them even more efficient. In the tools section, the AI-based chatbot DashAI by DoorDash, currently under testing, was explored. DashAI aims to provide personalized restaurant recommendations to users and potentially redefine food ordering.
News: Google’s DeepMind team highlights new system for teaching robots novel tasks
Term: What Is a Transformer Model?
Tool: DoorDash working on AI Chatbot
Artifact adds AI voices, Cost vs Loss vs Objective Function, and OverflowAI
Today's podcast discussed the introduction of an AI-powered text-to-speech feature in the news app Artifact, offering customizable, natural-sounding voices and celebrity narrations for reading news. It also detailed the nuanced differences between loss, cost, and objective functions in machine learning, emphasizing their roles in model prediction and optimization. Lastly, Stack Overflow's new initiatives under OverflowAI were introduced, aimed at improving search functionality through conversational questions and generative answers, while also offering an integration extension for Visual Studio Code in their enterprise offering, complementing existing AI tools like Microsoft's Github Copilot.
News: Artifact adds AI voices
Term: Cost vs. Loss vs. Objective Function
Tool: StackOverflow introduces OverflowAI
Amazon Bedrock is making moves, MLOps, and more quick picks
In this podcast episode, the spotlight is on Amazon's cloud division and its growing role in the world of AI. Amazon's Bedrock, a service that lets businesses create applications using various AI models, is already being used by big names like Sony, Ryanair, and Sun Life. Amazon recently announced new AI tools, including a conversational customer service program and AWS HealthScribe, a healthcare system for generating clinical notes post-patient visit. In its quest to transform every company into an AI company, Amazon is also tapping into technology from startups Anthropic and Stability AI. Bedrock faces some launch challenges, including cost allocation and enterprise control. The episode also delves into the concept of ML Ops, a paradigm for deploying and maintaining machine learning models in production environments, a field set to grow significantly by 2025. The podcast wraps up with tool recommendations, including the personal AI, Rewind for iPhone, the AI prompt generator, Prompt Pup, and the AI-powered video creation platform, HeyGen.
News: Amazon has drawn thousands to try its AI service and Amazon expands Bedrock
Tool: Rewind for iPhone, PromptPup, and HeyGen
Bing chat expands, Hyperparameter, and Coral
In a recent podcast episode, Microsoft's expansion of its AI-powered chatbot, Bing Chat, into non-Microsoft browsers such as Google Chrome and Safari was discussed, despite certain limitations reported by users. The episode also explained the concept of machine learning hyperparameters, highlighting their role in controlling the learning process and influencing the model's performance. Finally, the introduction of Coral, a Cohere's Command model-powered enterprise chatbot, was discussed. Coral aims to enhance productivity by assisting with various business tasks and addressing concerns related to data privacy and misinformation in the workplace.
News: Bing chat comes to Chrome and Safari