I can't believe we're already at issue #10!
Last week we created a Generative AI Twitter group. Now, it's already at 500 members. If you're interested, please join us!
For those celebrating Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas. Lot of exciting things to cover this week.
Let's get to it.
In today's issue:
- 💡MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT: D-ID's Creative Reality™ Studio
- 📰 AI NEWS: Google tries to read doctors' handwriting, NASA maps moon surface using AI, FIFA World Cup AI predictions were 67% accurate
- 💰WHO GOT FUNDING THIS WEEK: Dataiku, Protect AI, Shield AI, Infinity AI, Altris AI, EnCharge AI, Helm.ai, Nomad Data, LexCheck, tap., Peech, Sparrow, Vic.ai, Retrain.ai, Sana
- 🤯 COOLEST THING: Peech
- 🧠THINGS WE LEARNED: AI scripts and directs movies now, deepfakes could be a huge problem
- ✨FEATURED ARTISTS: dave.ai, Yomi 黄泉 Kibagami 牙神, Ben Kanizay, Gothlytical Art
Creative Reality™ Studio
💡MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCTTry It
This week we're featuring D-ID's Creative Reality™ Studio, which recently hit Product Hunt's Product of the Day and Product of the Week, an incredible accomplishment for any startup.
They made a great video explaining how it works.
They describe it as the world's first platform to combine GPT-3, Stable Diffusion, and their unique face animation technology.
With it, you can easily create realistic, lifelike avatars that can speak and express themselves using your own words and ideas.
Technology like this can dramatically reduce costs and open up new opportunities that weren't possible before. Imagine using it to create an avatar that gives a presentation for your company in many different languages. Or as a teacher for students to learn at their own pace using AI.
I'm excited to see how this technology develops and what people create with it.
Google tries to read doctors' handwriting, NASA maps moon surface using AI, FIFA World Cup AI predictions were 67% accurate
Google attempts the impossible: reading doctors' handwriting
Google is working with pharmacists to decipher the handwriting of doctors using AI — but it hasn't made any commitments towards a public release and the project is currently a research prototype. It works by processing images sent by users, and detecting the medicines mentioned in the prescription note.
NASA is developing AI to navigate the lunar surface using landmarks
A NASA engineer is teaching a machine to use features on the Moon's horizon to navigate across the lunar surface.
"For safety and science geotagging, it's important for explorers to know exactly where they are as they explore the lunar landscape. Equipping an onboard device with a local map would support any mission, whether robotic or human." — Alvin Yew, research engineer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
World Cup: Kashef AI predicted results with 67% accuracy
Al Jazeera's Kashef AI crunched the numbers to predict the results of each game during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
It didn't predict Argentina as the winner, but did call out several results better than random chance, and better than humans in many of the polls.
Who got funding this week
Protip: Looking to grow a career in AI? Use our weekly list of freshly-funded AI startups for jobhunting inspiration — many are hiring 👀
- Dataiku raised $200M funding round to develop tools for building artificial intelligence software.
- Protect AI raised $13.5M for cybersecurity related to artificial intelligence and machine learning systems.
- Shield AI raised another $60M for its military autonomous flying tech.
- Infinity AI raised $5M for its synthetic data generation tools.
- Altris AI raised almost €1M to develop new eye care solutions.
- EnCharge AI raised $21.7M to build computers for AI & commercialize its semiconductor hardware/software stack.
- Helm.ai raised $31M to scale its ‘unsupervised’ autonomous driving software.
- Nomad Data raised $3.2M to puts the right data into the right knowledge worker’s hands at the right time.
- LexCheck raised $17M to automate common contracting processes.
- tap. raised $1.8M to develop a digital entertainment marketplace for industry professionals.
- Peech raised $8.3M for its generative AI platform that automatically turns in-house content into professional branded videos.
- Sparrow raised $5.7M for its AI-focused golf app, plans expansion to other sports.
- Vic.ai raised $52M to expand its suite of AI enterprise accounting offerings.
- Retrain.ai raised $14M for its AI-driven Talent Intelligence Platform.
- Sana raised $34M for its AI-powered learning platform.
Further reading on AI funding
- As OpenAI Reportedly Aims For $1B In Revenue By 2024, A Closer Look At Who’s Backing The Biggest Names In AI — read article
- Digital health news, funding round up in the prior week; December 19, 2022 — read article
- Amsterdam-based AI startups that raised €1M+ in 2022; 11 of them are hiring right now — read article
🤯 COOLEST THING
Peech is a video editing platform that lets you automatically transcribe, edit, repurpose, and brand your video content - all in one place.
- Manage your content in a smart library
- Easily edit video content just like a doc
- Auto-generate subtitles with highlight keywords
- Calibrate the automatic editing to fit your brand
- Professional visual elements to empower content
Check it out on Product Hunt:
What else we found this week
HairstyleAI launched on Product Hunt this week. We've watched Nick #buildinpublic since day one and would encourage our community to show him some support ❤️
Super cool: Mentioned.ai — Influencer outreach & link building on auto-pilot
Canva's text-to-image tools (recommended by Audrey)
A comic with images generated by Midjourney (and a storyline written by a human)
3D Avatar Diffusion by Microsoft (suggested by Anshuldhawan)
An iOS app called Digirama for creating beautiful AI characters
🧠THINGS WE LEARNED
AI scripts and directs movies now, deepfakes could be a huge problem
🥋 Prompt Tip of the Week: When creative energy runs dry, use the tools and resources that are available to you 👇
The Safe Zone: First Film DIRECTED & WRITTEN by Artificial Intelligence
Using ChatGPT, Richard Juan and Aaron Kemmer were able to have a short film scripted and directed completely by AI.
ChatGPT's assistance included a full shot list, specific instructions for the Director of Photography and camera operators (choice of camera lenses, camera movements and lighting requirements), recommendations on wardrobe preferences, and even specific prompts to let Dall-E 2 create a full storyboard.
The 6-minute film is available on YouTube:
Read more on this topic: AI is here, and it’s making movies. Is Hollywood ready? — read article
Deepfakes could be a huge problem
Deepfakes have a lot of people worried right now, with some talking about an "infocalypse." These can be synthetic photos, audio and videos that are created or manipulated by AI to appear real.
People are concerned that Generative AI could be used to spread disinformation, or be used for criminal purposes such as fraud or extortion.
and today, we learned that the US Government has already used AI-generated images for operations in the Middle East.
It's hard to imagine that Russia, China, and all countries with intelligence agencies won't use this technology in the future. And maybe, they already are.
Further Study 📖
A must-read on the history and future of Artificial Intelligence:
- Non-invasive artificial intelligence approach for IVF embryo selection — read article
- AI Eye Could Be Best Option for Predicting Brain Cancer Outcomes — read article
- AI image recognition allows automatic identification and sorting of single bacterial cells — read article
- The Global AI In Cancer Diagnostics Market size is expected to reach $509 million by 2028, rising at a market growth of 28.6% CAGR during the forecast period — read article
- Data governance, AI among the past year's analytics trends — read article
- Why tech insiders are so excited about ChatGPT, a chatbot that answers questions and writes essays — read article
- Big Tech sat out this year’s generative AI craze. Will it join the party in 2023? — read article
- Generative AI Market Size Will Achieve USD 110.8 Billion by 2030 growing at 34.3% CAGR - Exclusive Report by Acumen Research and Consulting — read article
- Machine Learning Chip Market is Expected to Touch USD 144.24 billion by 2029 with Highest CAGR of 41.10% by 2029 — read article
AI in Government: Tory MP reads out AI-generated speech in Commons ‘first’ — read article
AI Bias: Using Social Determinants of Health Data in Machine Learning Reduced Bias — read article
AI in Logistics: Overcome Supply Chain Challenges with Artificial Intelligence — read article
AI in Energy: Searching for better battery electrolytes through Artificial Intelligence — read article
dave.ai, Yomi 黄泉 Kibagami 牙神, Ben Kanizay, Gothlytical Art
This week's contest theme was Christmas.
As we head to the new year, we want to thank you all for being a part of this incredible community. The new site will be released when Issue #12 comes out. And we have other exciting announcements on the way.
See you next week!
-Nathan Lands & Michele du Toit