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AI agents in Minecraft, showcasing a future where artificial intelligence learns, collaborates, and evolves within virtual universes

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AgentVerse | Society of AI Minds 👀

The video dives into how AI agents are getting better at teamwork and problem-solving. Researchers found that when you throw multiple AI agents into a task, they do better than one AI alone. They're even testing this in virtual worlds like Minecraft, where different AIs have specific roles like logging or engineering.

Also, researchers from both the U.S. and China are hyped about this, even though there's some geopolitical tension around tech. The main idea is, the more these AIs work together and "talk," the smarter they get. Sort of like a brainy version of the Avengers.

New Study: AI Chatbots Surpass the Average Human in Creativity

New study says AI chatbots are getting pretty slick at creative thinking, sometimes even beating us regular folks. Researchers put people and chatbots like ChatGPT3 and ChatGPT4 through some quick "think on your feet" tests, asking 'em to brainstorm cool new uses for stuff like pencils and ropes. On average, chatbots scored higher in creativity and "out-of-the-box" thinking.

But hold your horses, the brainiacs among us haven't lost their crown yet. The top-scoring humans still blew the best chatbot out of the water in most scoring areas. So, while these chatbots might help us average Joes get more creative, they ain't replacing the Einsteins anytime soon.

Singapore arms firefighters with AI glasses

Singapore's firefighters are getting a tech upgrade with smart glasses that can check their gear for flaws and help them be ready for emergencies. This two-year test run uses the latest in fast 5G networks and artificial intelligence to make their jobs easier and more efficient. Several government agencies, along with local telecom company StarHub and tech giant IBM, are behind this pilot program.

The smart glasses will show firefighters real-time information, like the condition of their equipment, and allow them to talk to fire experts through video. All this info gets sent to a main computer screen that helps the firefighters make better decisions on the spot. The program also includes security features to keep all this sensitive data safe.

AI Can Already Design Better Cities Than Humans

Researchers from Tsinghua University in China say their AI system can design urban spaces that are about 50% better than what humans can do. We're talking about more parks, easier access to services, and less traffic. They trained their AI for just two days and boom! It whipped up designs that even seasoned planners take ages to work on.

Sure, the AI's not ready to design a whole city yet—more like a few blocks—but it's a big step forward. The AI helps planners by doing the boring, number-crunching stuff in seconds, freeing them up to focus on making cities look and feel good for people.

When tested, their AI-assisted designs got the thumbs up for improving access to parks and services. The end goal isn't to kick humans out of the planning room but to have AI act like a super-smart assistant. Experts still need to review and tweak these designs based on what real people need and want. So, the future of city living could be a team effort between humans and AI. And that sounds pretty cool to me.

AI voice cloning ushers in new scamming frontier

Well, there's this new tech that lets folks copy voices using AI, and it ain't just for the big shots anymore. Bad guys are using it to scam regular Joes, like pretending to be a family member in trouble or faking a co-worker's voice to swindle cash. One expert even made a fake voicemail for just 5 bucks using a reporter's voice from online clips. And guess what? This tech isn't just about voices; it might soon fake videos too.

The FBI's on it, but they say it's tough to catch these sneaky scammers. Lost over $10 billion to this kinda trick last year. Wanna keep safe? Check your online privacy, trust your gut, and if a call feels off, think twice before handing over your cash.

How to access thousands of free audiobooks, thanks to Microsoft AI and Project Gutenberg

Want free audiobooks that don't sound like a robot? Microsoft AI teamed up with Project Gutenberg to offer a ton of 'em. They've used fancy AI to make the speech sound super natural. Plus, they’ve sped up the whole process, turning eBooks into audiobooks in no time.

You can find these freebies on the Project Gutenberg Open Audiobook Collection. Most of these are classics, think Shakespeare and Mark Twain. Ready to listen? Jump on sites like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or even straight from your browser. The goal? Get everyone hooked on some good ol' literature, no matter how they prefer to "read". Rock on, bookworms! 🎧📚

Conversational AI vs. generative AI: What's the difference?

AI has two main types: conversational AI and generative AI. Conversational AI is like your chatbots and virtual assistants—think Siri or Alexa. It's trained to talk to you, answer questions, and make it feel like you're having a real convo. Generative AI is a bit different; it's the creative type. It can whip up new content like text, images, or even animations.

How they work? Well, conversational AI is trained on a bunch of human chats. It uses that info to talk back to you in a way that makes sense. Generative AI, on the other hand, looks at lots of data and then comes up with new stuff based on what it's learned.

Key differences? Conversational AI is all about making chat easier, mostly used in customer service or as virtual pals. Generative AI has a wider range, like writing stories or making marketing content.

But hey, they're not like oil and water; they can mix. Some things, like ChatGPT, act as both. It can chat with you and also generate new content. So, each has its own gig, but they can work together too.

Investigating Answerability of LLMs for Long-Form Question Answering

Researchers are trying to figure out the strengths and weaknesses of big language models like ChatGPT compared to smaller, open-source ones. They're mainly looking at how good these models are at answering questions based on long texts, which is important for stuff like customer service.

They came up with a new way to test these models by creating questions based on summaries of long articles. Turns out, big models like ChatGPT have a leg up in this game, especially when the questions come from summarized info. Smaller models? Not so hot, especially when the text gets really long. So, basically, size matters when it comes to understanding and answering questions based on lengthy texts.

A Data Source for Reasoning Embodied Agents

Scientists have been making big strides using computer programs (called machine learning models) to make sense of information. Now, there's this new tool that creates training data for these programs. This tool creates questions and answers about virtual worlds where a digital agent (think of it like a video game character) interacts.

When tested, some fancy computer programs could answer questions about this world pretty well, but others not so much. So, there's more work to do, but it's a step in the right direction. If you're into coding, you can check out the tool at github.com/facebookresearch/neuralmemory.

DOES SAM ALTMAN KNOW WHAT HE’S CREATING?

Sam Altman, the big cheese at OpenAI, says they've made some AI that's too hot to handle—so dangerous they can't let it out. But he's all good with releasing ChatGPT, which has taken the world by storm. He thinks it's actually good to give folks a heads-up about what's coming down the pipe. ChatGPT is like a stepping stone for people to wrap their heads around the idea of smarter AIs in the future.

Altman and crew, including Elon Musk, kicked off OpenAI back in 2015. They aim to make a super-smart AI, smarter than any human, but want to do it safely and for the good of everyone, not just for quick bucks. OpenAI's been kinda under the radar until ChatGPT hit the scene and blew up, big time. Now, everyone's scrambling to catch up, throwing billions into similar tech.

Altman's got some wild ideas, even wondering if future AI might outgrow us and head off to conquer the universe. But for now, he's focused on making AI that benefits humanity, while being aware of the risks.

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