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Sam Altman returns as the CEO of OpenAI after a brief ousting, settling a period of upheaval that highlighted the battle for control over the future of AI. A restructured board now features notable individuals like Larry Summers and Bret Taylor.
Google's AI chatbot Bard has been enhanced to analyze YouTube videos and provide specific information like ingredients from a recipe video, making it more convenient for users but raising concerns for content creators about the implications for their viewership and revenue. While the feature is currently in an opt-in Labs experience and not directly integrated into YouTube, its potential impact on the creators' value from their content is still being debated.
Sam Altman hinted at a significant technical breakthrough by OpenAI just a day before his dismissal, suggesting it could greatly expand research capabilities. This innovation, believed by some employees to be a path to more potent AI models, was led by chief scientist Ilya Sutskever and has sparked internal worries about the adequacy of safeguards for commercializing advanced AI.
Windows 10 users now have access to the Copilot feature, an AI-powered assistant previously limited to Windows 11, available through the OS's Release Preview channel. Microsoft, while committed to ending support for Windows 10 in October 2025, is enhancing the user experience with AI integrations like Copilot, acknowledging Windows 10's enduring popularity over Windows 11.
Osium AI leverages AI to enhance material innovation, significantly reducing the reliance on trial-and-error methods in materials science. The company, started by Sarah Najmark and Luisa Bouneder, has developed technology that predicts material properties and optimizes formulations, promising a tenfold increase in development and analysis speed for industrial companies.
This is a demonstration of real-time sketch-to-image conversion using LCM and gradio, which allows model interchangeability and performance variability across different GPUs, with decent results on an M2 Max MacBook Pro.
On November 21, 2023, Stable Video Diffusion was released for research, featuring models SVD and SVD-XT for generating 14 and 25 frames respectively, along with demo scripts and a technical report.
Fooocus is an offline, open-source image generation software inspired by Stable Diffusion and Midjourney, simplifying user interaction by automating optimizations and requiring minimal installation effort.