The 'ChatGPT for music' moment

PLUS: Mistral's massive new frontier LLM

Welcome, AI enthusiasts.

A newly launched AI app is being hailed as the ‘ChatGPT for music‘.

Udio’s ability to create indistinguishable audio tracks from text prompts has the Internet buzzing — and audio creation may never be the same again. Let’s explore…

In today’s AI rundown:

  • Udio levels up AI music creation

  • Meta unveils powerful new custom AI chip

  • Edit images in ChatGPT with new interface

  • Mistral releases massive new open-source LLM

  • 6 new AI tools & 4 new AI jobs

  • More AI & tech news

Read time: 4 minutes



Image source: Udio

The Rundown: A new AI-powered music creation app from former Google DeepMind researchers called Udio just launched with the backing of prominent tech and music industry figures.

The details:

  • Udio allows users to generate full audio tracks in under 40 seconds with simple text prompts from descriptions like genre, lyrics, or inspirational artists.

  • The app offers powerful editing and capabilities, as well as a variety of vocal languages, music types, and remixing options.

  • Udio has secured $10M in seed funding from investors including a16z, Instagram co-founder Mike Kreiger, and musicians and Common.

  • The company is also working with artists directly to explore new ways of creating and monetizing music using AI.

Why it matters: Udio's launch marks a watershed moment for AI in music — showing off capabilities that far surpass previous audio models. As generations become indistinguishable, the music industry will face complex questions in a world where hit songs are just a prompt away.

Check out some of the impressive sample generations here.


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Image source: Meta

The Rundown: Meta just released the next generation of its custom Meta Training and Inference Accelerator (MTIA) AI chip family, delivering significant improvements in compute performance and efficiency.

The details:

  • The next-gen MTIA chips perform 3x better than last year’s MTIA v1 across four key model evaluations.

  • The new chip is currently serving Meta’s recommendation and ranking models, with plans to expand support to GenAI models like Lllama.

  • The company isn’t alone in the custom silicon world — with rivals like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft all surging ahead with their own chips.

Why it matters: Meta's next-gen chip is a crucial part of the company's urgent (and expensive) effort to close the gap with competitors in the AI arms race. By developing its own hardware, Meta’s striving to reduce its reliance on costly Nvidia GPUs — while optimizing for their own systems in the process.


The Rundown: In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use ChatGPT’s new editor interface to edit your generated images with precision — providing a lot more control over your images.


  1. Visit ChatGPT and generate an image with DALL-E 3 by prompting “Create an image of [desired image]”. You’ll need a ChatGPT+ subscription.

  2. Click the image to open the editor interface.

  3. Highlight the area you want to modify using the selection tool.

  4. Describe your desired changes in the conversation panel (e.g., add, remove, or modify elements).

  5. That’s it! You can now download it for future use by pressing the Save button.

Hot tip: You can also access the editor on the ChatGPT mobile app.

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Image source: Mistral

The Rundown: French AI startup Mistral just released Mixtral 8×22B, a powerful new frontier LLM, dropped quietly via a 281GB file on X available for download.

The details:

  • Mixtral 8×22B features a 65,000-token context window and 176B parameters and is expected to surpass the previous Mixtral in capabilities.

  • The model uses a sparse mixture of experts (SMoE) approach, optimizing performance and cost by combining specialized models for tasks.

  • Mistral joins a wave of companies releasing or teasing model updates this week, including OpenAI, Google, and Meta.

Why it matters: It's apparently that time of the season — and all the major players are rushing to push the LLM bar higher. But impressive open-source rollouts from startups like Mistral and Cohere continue to challenge the notion that only the big tech giants have the resources to develop top-performing models.


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OpenAI CEO Sam Altman met with officials in the UAE this week to discuss building a global coalition to support infrastructure for AI development, including chips, energy, and data centers.

Gary Marcus and Damion Hankejh have offered to bet up to $10M against Elon Musk to challenge his prediction that AI will surpass human intelligence by next year.

A newly revealed patent from Microsoft Bing detailed ‘Visual Search’, describing a reverse image search with personal results tailored to user preferences and interests.

Google announced that the company is rolling out its AI-powered editing tools like Magic Editor, Photo Unblur, and Magic Eraser to all Photos users by May 15.

ElevenLabs and Pika Labs launched FilmFAST, a 72-hour competition encouraging creators to generate short films using AI tools.

Adobe is reportedly offering creators an average of $3 per minute for video submissions to train its AI text-to-video generator, aiming to catch up with competitors like OpenAI's Sora.

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