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DARPA announced its RACER Heavy Platform (RHP) vehicle.

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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:

  • Enemies? Obliterate them with an AI tank 🤖 💥

    DARPA unveiled its 12-ton, 20-foot autonomous combat vehicle.

  • Instantly convert images into 3D models 🌠 ➡️ ⭐️

    InstantMesh renders complete 3D objects from images in seconds.


Blow thine enemies to tiny bits 🤖 💥

🇺🇸 ‘Murica. Last week, DARPA announced its RACER Heavy Platform (RHP) vehicle. It’s a 12-ton, combat vehicle that navigates autonomously.

I want one.

Right? The RHP weighs 12 tons, is about 20 feet long, and speeds through heavily varied terrains with ease.

Besides being awesome, what’s the point?

The RHP is the latest edition to the RACER (Robotic Autonomy in Complex Environments with Resiliency) program. It complements its smaller vehicles, which are already in use.

What are the other vehicles?

The RFVs (RACER Fleet Vehicles) weigh 2 tons, are about 11 feet long, and autonomously navigate through terrain with rocks, slopes, obstructed ditches, creek crossings, and more.

Here’s the RFV in action:

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Instant image-to-3D objects 🌠 ➡️ ⭐️

Earlier this month, Tencent introduced InstantMesh. It renders complete 3D objects from images in less than 10 seconds.

What’s under the hood?

It combines a multi-view diffusion model with a sparse-view reconstruction model based on the Large Reconstruction Model (LRM) architecture.

Can I use it?

Yes, it’s fully open-source. Click here to take it for a spin.

We tried it out on the Bot Eat Brain logo:

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Think Pieces 🧠

The space industry advances its efforts to integrate AI in space. How satellites increase autonomy and handle the increasing data from space.

OpenAI’s latest GDPR complaint in the EU. ChatGPT's inability to correct personal data inaccuracies, violating EU data protection laws, and more.

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Startup News 💰

Tesla previewed its Robotaxi ride-sharing app. It includes features like a “Summon” button, estimated wait times, 3D route map, climate control, and more.

OpenAI announced a partnership with Financial Times. The goal is to improve model accuracy and develop new AI features for FT readers.

Google reportedly laid off its entire U.S. Python team. It plans to establish a new team in Munich, Germany, since the salaries there are generally lower.

Research 👨‍🔬

InterVL 1.5 — an open-source multimodal model that rivals commercial models, enhances visual understanding, supports high-resolution inputs, and more.

AdvPrompter — generates human-readable, adaptive adversarial prompts for LLMs, and boosts security by identifying vulnerabilities.

MaPa — generates photorealistic materials for 3D objects from text descriptions, which enables detailed and editable material design for diverse applications.



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Until next time 🤖😋🧠 

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