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The week's developments in AI, quantum, and biotech, explained | 15.11.23

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This week Humane released the AI Pin, a groundbreaking AI wearable with a camera, poised to potentially replace smartphones. Meanwhile, robotics may be about to reach its 'GPT moment' – expect a surge in commercial deployment of more versatile and intelligent robots in 2024.


The results are in: Vectara has developed a novel method to assess hallucinations LLMs, shedding light on the performance of the market's leading models - with OpenAI at the top, and Google at the bottom.


We cover these stories, and more — from quantum flickering, to superconducting chips – plus a whole suite of AI tools to organise, dine, and understand, in the CogX Must Reads.

Charlie and the Research and Intelligence Team

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CogX Must Reads


The Humane AI Pin is finally here

Humane unveiled the AI Pin, a wearable device featuring an ‘always on’ camera, that aims to replace smartphones. Its impressive feature set lets you take calls from your palm, speak in other languages, and evaluate if food is fit for your dietary requirements. (The Verge)


Are robots about to have their ‘GPT moment’?

The ‘foundational model approach’, which brought LLM’s the success they have today, could bring about the same transformational change in AI robotics. We can expect to see widespread commercial deployment of more capable and adaptable robots by 2024. (TechCrunch)


This AI satellite will search planets for anomalies

Germany's SONATE-2 will launch in March 2024 to test AI’s capability to detect anomalies on planets and asteroids. The AI will train from images from its cameras, and will be uniquely trained in orbit, with the Earth as its first project. (TNW)


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Latest Research

Are vacuums actually empty? 

Most people think of vacuums as completely void, but they’re actually brimming with quantum fluctuations. These fluctuations are still largely mysterious, hence researchers are preparing a unique experiment to both authenticate, and understand them. (ScienceDaily)


Laser induced superconductivity, on a chip 

Researchers have shown that K3C60 — a laser-activated superconducting material — can be integrated onto a chip. This integration opens up a huge field of possibility for opto-electronic applications, from solar cells, to fibre optics. (Nature)


The ‘reversal curse’ of LLMs

Studies have uncovered that LLM understanding is biased by the order of tokens in training data, due to the next-token-prediction method they are trained on. To address this a new bidirectional training approach has been developed which may improve accuracy by 70%. (Arxiv)



AI Tools of the Week

🔍 Understand - ​​Detangle will demystify your legal documents, offering concise summaries, jargon simplification, and document encryption. 


🍽️ Dine - FindAMeal is an AI-powered restaurant search engine that suggests the best places to eat - based on your personal preferences. 


📅 Organise - Circleback will optimise your meetings, providing automated summaries, and AI-written action items, in over 100 languages. 


In case you missed it

Vectara have developed a new method for evaluating hallucinations in LLMs. Here are the conclusive results, of the markets top models:

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