Chinese AI bests GPT-4T

PLUS: AI avatars now express emotion

Welcome, AI enthusiasts.

The U.S. has been confident it’s winning the global battle for AI supremacy — but a Chinese model may have just shown the battle is far from over.

SenseTime’s new release just bested GPT-4T across many key benchmarks, proving the country’s AI progress is not to be underestimated. Let’s explore…

In today’s AI rundown:

  • Chinese AI model bests GPT-4 Turbo

  • Sanctuary releases next-gen Phoenix

  • Access Llama 3 on your Phone

  • Synthesia unveils ‘Expressive Avatars’

  • 6 new AI tools & 4 new AI jobs

  • More AI & tech news

Read time: 3 minutes



Image source: SenseTime

The Rundown: Chinese tech firm SenseTime just launched SenseNova 5.0, a major update to its large model — featuring capabilities that beat GPT-4 Turbo across nearly all key benchmarks.

The details:

  • The ~600B parameter model features a 200k context window and was trained on over 10TB of largely synthetic data.

  • The model shows major advancements in knowledge, math, reasoning, and coding — outperforming top models like GPT-4T across major benchmarks.

  • According to the company, a text-to-video model featuring stylistic consistency and presets will also be available soon.

Why it matters: SenseNova 5.0’s insane scores across key benchmarks suggest that China’s AI might be much closer to competing with the U.S. than previously realized. But without public availability to test the validity of the models’ capabilities, there are still many unknowns.


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Image source: Sanctuary AI

The Rundown:Sanctuary AI just released the seventh-gen of its Phoenix humanoid robot, featuring substantial new enhancements to both the physical design, AI systems, and training process.

The details:

  • Gen 7 brings longer operational times, streamlined manufacturing, and significantly lower production costs.

  • The robot’s body has been overhauled with improved dexterity, durability, visual perception, and sensing capabilities.

  • Phoenix’s ‘Carbon’ AI system can now master new tasks in under a day, a major leap from earlier generations' weeks-long training times.

Why it matters: Humanoid robots continue to advance at lightning-fast speeds — with new models inching closer and closer to sci-fi capabilities. With rapidly accelerating AI models coming alongside improved hardware, it’s only a matter of time before these robots are integrated into the real world.


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Image source: Synthesia

The Rundown: AI startup Synthesia just unveiled a new generation of “Expressive Avatars” that can convey a wide range of human emotions, bringing new levels of hyper-realism to the video outputs.

The details:

  • The avatars use a custom EXPRESS-1 model to understand emotional sentiment — adjusting tone, facial expressions, and body language.

  • The upgrade unlocks more emotionally driven use cases, such as promotional videos, customer support, and healthcare content.

  • The company said the ‘digital actors’ will also soon be capable of moving in 3D spaces and communicating with other avatars.

Why it matters: The line between real and digital has officially been completely blurred. Synthesia’s AI avatars can reshape how employees connect, interact, and learn — and we’re not far off from wild concepts like 3D digital assistants, AI tour guides, full AI avatar presentations, and more.


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Elon Musk is escalating his legal battle with OpenAI, subpoenaing ex-board member Helen Toner demanding documents and communications relating to the November drama surrounding Sam Altman.

A Huawei-led group of Chinese chipmakers is working to produce high-bandwidth AI chips by 2026, hoping to lessen reliance on Western production and circumvent export restrictions.

xAI is reportedly close to securing $6B in funding, which would boost the Elon Musk venture’s value to $18B.

Microsoft reported a significant revenue increase in its 2024 Q1 earnings, led by strong growth in AI and cloud computing alongside major AI investments.

Adobe introduced VideoGigaGAN, a new feature coming to its platforms capable of upscaling videos 8x with new levels of sharpness and minimal quality loss.

Sam Altman’s Worldcoin is reportedly aiming to collaborate with OpenAI, coming despite regulatory concerns and scrutiny surrounding its eye-scanning orbs.



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