The age of robot wars is at our door. For real.
AI news is so abundant that it's hard to keep up with the sources. We have a pretty unique situation on our hands...
Thing 1 - The Age of Robot Wars
Swarms of robots fighting in the sky, on the ground, and underwater. They're smart, adaptive, and can handle complex missions solo. Sounds like sci-fi?
Yep! It's also the US military's next big move!
💡 The Game Plan
China's military might is growing, and the US plans to level up with robot armies. By rolling out thousands of these robotic soldiers, the US aims to deter any potential future aggression.
The new Replicator program aims to deploy thousands of autonomous systems in various domains (land, sea, air, space) in the next 18 to 24 months.
Allowing machines to decide life and death poses significant moral challenges. If a robot makes a wrong call, who's to blame?
Robots, no matter how advanced, can malfunction or be fooled. A single error in code or a smart enemy tactic could turn these robots from assets to liabilities.
Wars aren't just about firepower. They involve strategy, empathy, and at times, discretion. Can a robot understand the nuances of a conflict or the implications of its actions?
Thing 2 - AI of the week
- OpenAI announced ChatGPT Enterprise
Enterprise-grade security, unlimited high-speed GPT-4 access, extended context windows, etc.
- Llama 2 and Code Llama models are now available in the Vertex AI Model Garden
- E2B released Operating System for AI Agents
- Meta announced DINOv2 model
A Self-supervised Vision Transformer Model
- Meta released FACET
Comprehensive benchmark dataset for evaluating the fairness of models
- OpenAI released a guide for teachers using ChatGPT in the classroom
- Google released Duet
A direct competitor of Microsoft’s Copilot AI assistant
- AI21 Labs raised $155M at a $1.4B valuation
- Google announced Genesis - ChatGPT rival
- Meta released Belebele (bless you, who comes up with these names)
Multilingual reading comprehension dataset - 122 language variants
- Automorphic launches.
Allows you to fine-tune LLMs
Thing 3 - When people copy you
When people copy you, the best strategy is usually to ignore them. People who copy you are (a) unoriginal and (b) opportunists, and those are both strong predictors of failure. If you wait them out, they'll eventually drop away.
- Paul Graham
It shows you're on the right track. It's a sign of your innovation and leadership. Stay true to your path, focus on your unique strengths, and let your authenticity shine. Those who simply imitate often find it challenging to sustain success.
If you're doing something that comes to you as second nature, you'll work harder, with original insight, and, with patience, you'll win.