Gemini gets schooled by... GPT 3.5?

PLUS: 'Hallucinate' named Word of the Year

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Google's prized AI asset Gemini just got a lump of coal in a new third-party study — achieving subpar results versus free OpenAI models like GPT-3.5.

With expectations sky-high, the tech giant looks to have some serious work to do to deliver on its massively hyped promises. Let’s investigate…

In today’s AI rundown:

  • Google’s Gemini lags behind GPT 3.5 Turbo

  • ‘Hallucinate’ named Word of the Year

  • 9 new AI tools to try

  • How to generate full music tracks with Copilot

  • LongAnimateDiff lengthens AI video outputs

  • Users trick ChatGPT in car dealership negotiations

Read time: 3 minutes



Image source: Gemini

The Rundown: Fresh third-party testing just found that Google's new (and polarizing) Gemini Pro LLM lags slightly behind free OpenAI models like GPT-3.5 on most benchmarks, despite the hype around its launch.

The details:

  • On questions across academics, reasoning, math, and other tasks, Gemini solved slightly fewer problems than GPT-3.5.

  • Flaws seemingly responsible included struggling on longer queries, aggressive content blocking, and bias towards end choices.

  • One area where Gemini excelled was in non-English language generations — but content filtering resulted in responses being blocked in 10 language pairs.

  • A Google representative disputed the paper’s claims, pointing to the company’s own research and calling attention to Gemini Ultra’s release in early 2024.

Our thoughts: Is Gemini getting coal in its stocking this holiday season? With all eyes on Google’s flagship AI launch, the numbers in this study certainly seem to show that the tech giant is lagging behind. If Gemini Ultra doesn’t show significant upgrades early next year, things could get ugly for Google.


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The Rundown: selected "Hallucinate" as its 2023 Word of the Year, pointing to its emergent AI context meaning "to produce false information and present it as fact." 

The details:

  • Lexicographers noted lookups jumped 46% this year as articles mentioned "hallucinate" 85% more in reference to AI outputs.

  • The site added the novel definition in 2022, with experts drawing comparisons to past tech metaphorical extensions like "virus."

  • Other AI words like LLM, chatbot, generative AI, and GPT also saw upticks in searches — with AI-related words increasing by an average of 62% on the platform.

Our thoughts: While AI enthusiasts probably laugh, AI hallucinations are an important thing for the broader world to understand. The blind trust new users may put into the tech (especially young students) is a massive risk as AI continues to become more mainstream.


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Ready to tap into your musical talent? Thanks to a new integration with Suno, Microsoft Copilot can now create full AI-generated tracks from simple text prompts —  complete with lyrics, instruments, and vocals.

Create one yourself below:

Enable Suno: Navigate to Microsoft Copilot → Plugins tab. Make sure ‘Search’ is enabled, and then activate the new Suno integration.

Start Prompting: Type the details of the song you’d like to generate into the Copilot chat. Don’t overthink it — simple prompts work well. The prompt used for our example: “Make a groovy rap jazz song about AI advancing society”.

Get Your Song: After about a minute, Copilot will provide an external link to listen to your song. Re-prompt and tweak as needed!

Check out the results of our example song (it has a bit of a Kayne West vibe to it 🤣)


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Lightricks just introduced LongAnimateDiff, extending its AnimateDiff video diffusion model to handle 16-64 frames. Also launching a 32-frame specialist variant, the labs' updated model expands AI-generated video clips for longer and more flexible generations.

After discovering a car dealership’s chatbot was powered by ChatGPT, hilarity ensued — with users deploying prompt injections and various tricks to persuade the bot to offer cars for $1, throw in vacation packages, and complete other unrelated tasks.

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