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Meta has introduced Code Llama 70B, a powerful AI programming tool that outperforms GPT-3.5 and offers improved accuracy, generating and debugging larger programming strings. This latest addition to Meta's Code Llama series is available for free and can handle more queries, making it a valuable resource for developers in both research and commercial applications. It was built on Llama 2, offers better coding assistance, and competes with other AI code generators like Amazon's CodeWhisperer and Microsoft's GitHub Copilot.
The Biden administration is requiring major AI companies to report their safety test results to the US government as part of its efforts to ensure AI systems' safety before public release. This mandate was established following President Joe Biden's executive order, and the government will work on developing a uniform framework for assessing safety standards in AI. This move reflects the growing importance of AI in economic and national security considerations, with the government also exploring legislative and international collaborations to manage AI technology effectively.
OpenAI is partnering with Common Sense Media to create AI guidelines and educational materials for teenagers and families. They aim to ensure safe and responsible AI use, especially for those with limited access to AI. Common Sense Media is working on an AI ratings system for children, parents, and educators. The partnership's goal is to provide resources and curate family-friendly AI models. OpenAI's CEO, Sam Altman, hopes to make helpful AI accessible to all. The collaboration was supported by a $3 million contribution from Craig Newmark Philanthropies. OpenAI is also preparing to address potential issues with AI-generated deepfakes.
South Korean startup Rebellions Inc. has raised $124 million in a Series B funding round led by KT Corp., valuing the company at over $650 million. The funds will be used to accelerate the development of their next-generation AI chip, "Rebel," designed for large language models. Rebellions competes in the AI chip market against other startups and established players like Nvidia Corp. South Korea has also allocated significant funding to support homegrown AI chip designers. The company designs specialized silicon for tasks like computer vision and chatbots and has chosen Samsung Electronics Co. to manufacture its chips using 4-nanometer technology.
The U.S. Department of Defense is developing an AI program, called OPEN, to estimate prices and supplies of critical minerals like nickel and cobalt. It aims to improve market transparency and support domestic mineral production. Contractors will create an AI model to determine metal prices based on various factors. The program will roll out in three phases over two years and aims to predict supply disruptions. While it won't replace existing metal pricing systems like the London Metal Exchange, it will provide valuable data for government and commercial decisions. This initiative addresses the Pentagon's need for critical minerals used in defense and other applications.