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Autodesk announced its acquisition of Wonder Dynamics.

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Good morning, human brains, and welcome back to your daily munch of AI news.

Here’s what’s on the menu today:

  • Add CGI to your videos, instantly 🤖 🔥

    Autodesk announced its acquisition of Wonder Dynamics.

  • Devs get Devin 👨‍💻 ✨

    Microsoft is integrating Devin into Visual Studio Code, GitHut, and more.

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AI + CGI = look out, Hollywood 🤖 🔥

On Tuesday, Autodesk announced its acquisition of Wonder Dynamics. It created Wonder Studio, an AI-powered 3D animation and VFX tech platform.

What’s Wonder Studio?

Wonder Dynamics has an advisory board featuring Steven Spielberg, Joe Russo, and more. Its platform, Wonder Studio, allows you to integrate CGI characters, animations, lighting, and more into live-action scenes.

How does it work?

Simply upload a video, select a CG character model, and it detects, tracks, and transfers the performance to the CG character, including animation, lighting, and composition, without motion capture or complex software.

That’s insane. What about Autodesk?

Autodesk is known for tools like AutoCAD, Revit, and Maya. Its tech enables the creation of buildings, products, movies, games, and more.

So, what?

This will bring faster, affordable, and efficient creation of high-quality 3D content and VFX to any creator. It has the potential to transform the media and entertainment industries.

Where do animators go for a drink? CGI Friday's. 😂

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I learned about a tool called Jasper, an AI writing tool. I poured my life savings into various business ventures that utilized this tool.

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Then, ChatGPT came out. You could talk to it like a human. It gave advice, generated code, automated repetitive tasks and more.

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Devs get Devin 👨‍💻 ✨

On Tuesday, Microsoft and Cognition announced a partnership. The goal is to bring Devin, an autonomous AI agent, to Microsoft Azure.

What is Devin?

Devin is an AI software engineer that writes code, creates websites, makes software, learns from its mistakes, and more.

What can you do with it?

You can generate full websites or programs from a text prompt. It generates code, performs debugging and deployment, anticipates problems, gives real-time progress reports, and more.

So, why partner with Microsoft?

Devin will be powered by Microsoft Azure and integrate into Visual Studio Code, GitHub, and more.

"Devin is an absolutely amazing tool. If you can imagine for yourself some of the most tedious things that you do as an engineer or software developer, Devin is a tool designed to help you with those tasks."

Kevin Scott, CTO of Microsoft

Why was the developer unhappy at her job? She wanted arrays... 🤦‍♂️


Think Pieces 🧠

Ex-Googler criticizes Google’s AI strategy. Scott Jenson claims its AI projects as panic-driven and poorly motivated, comparing them to the Google+ fiasco.

Startup News 💰

Anthropic released a blog on AI safety. It addresses the need for improved standards to manage AI risks and plans to update its policies.

Baidu trains AI models using mixed GPU clusters. It mitigates U.S. sanctions' impact and aids Baidu's AI-focused transformation by 2025.

Research 👨‍🔬

Octo — an open-source, transformer-based robot policy that can be pretrained on diverse datasets and fine-tuned to new tasks and robot setups.

FIFO-Diffusion — generates infinitely long videos from text without training by using a novel inference technique based on pretrained diffusion models.


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