It’s been another crazy week in AI, and today’s no exception.
Robots, self-driving cars, a ChatGPT update, and more!
🦾 Advanced humanoid robots can now draw
🚗 Volkswagen starts testing self-driving vans
💻 Code interpreter coming to ChatGPT Plus users
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Image source: Engineered Arts, YouTube
The Rundown: Researchers at Engineered Arts have equipped Ameca (an advanced humanoid robot) with Stable Diffusion giving it ‘the power to imagine drawings.‘
Developed in 2021, Ameca is an advanced humanoid robot equipped with microphones, cameras, and facial recognition software.
Engineered Arts upgraded Ameca's software using Stable Diffusion, a deep-learning model for generating images based on text prompts
Ameca skillfully sketched a cat on its canvas and even signed the drawing
For interactions, Ameca utilizes both GPT-3 and human telepresence, featuring motorized articulation in its arms, fingers, and neck.
The company previously showcased Ameca's ability to express human emotions and speak in multiple languages
Why it matters: While Ameca’s drawing was not exactly Picasso-level, this development showcases that AI and robots are becoming significantly more human-like.
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The Rundown: Volkswagen has launched an autonomous vehicle test program in Austin, partnering with Mobileye and utilizing a fleet of 10 all-electric ID Buzz vehicles.
Volkswagen has created a new subsidiary called Volkswagen ADMT to lead its autonomous driving efforts (in the United States)
Volkswagen plans to expand testing to at least four more American cities over the next three years and aims to launch commercial operations in Austin by 2026
Its autonomous vehicle program in Austin will initially involve data collection through the equipped vehicles
Human safety operators will be behind the wheel during testing
This move comes nine months after the shutdown of Volkswagen's previous autonomous vehicle technology partner, Argo
Why it matters: Tesla and Mobileye are neck-and-neck in the current automated-driving car space. If this Volkswagen test program goes well, it will be a huge step up for Mobileye.
Image source: OpenAI, Twitter
The Rundown: Over the next week, all ChatGPT Plus users will gain access to the Code Interpreter beta feature.
It allows ChatGPT to run code, optionally with access to files you’ve uploaded.
You can request ChatGPT to analyze data, edit files, and solve math problems—and that’s just the start
As with all ChatGPT beta features, you must enable it in your profile settings
Hot tip: We’ve tried it, and our favorite use case is getting it to create visuals such as graphs and plots. It’s a game changer for people who work with lots of data.
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