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Google's Med-PaLM 2 AI trialed in hospitals 🏥

PLUS: AI vs brain tumors


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

Here’s what’s on the menu today:

  • AI architects CPU faster than humans 🖥️

    Achieving early 90’s CPU performance in just five hours.

  • Google's AI chatbot in hospitals 🏥

    Tentative results from trials at the Mayo Clinic.

  • AI aid for brain tumor treatment 🧠

    Less time on the operating table for brain tumor patients.


An AI tool designs a CPU in 5 hours 🖥️

This breakthrough proves machines can create computer chips like humans, a step towards self-evolving machines.

The freaky part? It arrived von Neumann architecture on its own, without prior knowledge.

The CPU's performance is modest compared to modern computers, akin to a 1991 Intel 80486SX CPU.

Nonetheless, developing this AI approach could revolutionize the computer chip industry by drastically reducing the design cycle.

Our View: So… a robot designed the brain of another robot and it worked?

Oh my Skynet.


Self-evolving machines

Self-evolving machines are AI systems that can learn, adapt, and improve on their own without human intervention, making them constantly better over time.

Similar to how AI is able to design a CPU…


Chop cloud bills in half with Salad 🔪

Need to generate 1000’s of images using stable-diffusion? Want to save money? Then keep reading…

Salad offers developers an easy-to-use and fully managed Inference API for stable-diffusion, allowing developers to scale their inferences infinitely without worrying about configuring their infrastructure.

Benchmarking Salad against several other “one-click deployment” services reveals that Salad is the most cost-effective solution:

You can generate more than 1000 images per dollar and only pay for what you need. Easily scale from 10,000 images per hour, to zero, and back again.

The secret sauce: community cloud. SaladCloud is a fully people-powered alternative to traditional cloud services.

10,000+ consumer GPUs are available at any moment, offering high availability, top performance, and scalable container solutions for a fraction of the cost.


Google’s medical AI in hospitals 🏥

Is there a doctor in the house?

Med-PaLM 2 is the medical upgrade of PaLM 2, and Google hopes it'll close the gap in places where doctors are scarce.

So, how’s it going?

Well, the real doctors found accuracy issues — just like all the other LLM’s. But it nailed reasoning and consensus answers.

Another forte: bedside manner. Since it was trained on specific medical demos, it should outperform other chatbots like ChatGPT when it comes to conversations about healthcare.

In the very near future, medical AI could offer care in countries with limited access to human doctors, resulting in better patient outcomes.

Literal life-saver.

But Med-PaLM 2 won’t be out of diapers, at least for a little while. Google's senior research director, Greg Corrado, admitted he wouldn’t trust it with his own family's health just yet.

Our take: a perfect example of how AI scales humans instead of replacing them. Doctors aren’t going anywhere, but more patients will get care that would have been impossible otherwise.


Harvard study unveils AI aid for faster brain tumor treatment 🧠 

Gliomas, an umbrella term for common brain tumors, are a nightmare to operate on. For each glioma-type surgery, a pathologist analyzes the affected brain tissue — since each type of glioma needs a specific procedure.

But the only way to analyze the glioma? Gotta open that skull first.

A 10-15 minute analysis window is typical — all while the patient is open on the table.

Basically, an extreme version of ‘winging it’.

Enter CHARM; an AI tool glioma classification tool developed using 2,334 brain tumor samples.

No hard numbers yet, but the improvement in glioma analysis with the AI is already notable. That means less operating room time and better accuracy.

Dr. Dan Cahill of Massachusetts General Hospital offered praise, emphasizing its impressive accuracy, surpassing traditional methods for analyzing glioma molecular makeup.

Our take: anything that reduces skull-wide-open times must be the meta, right?


Sneaky Bing AI.


Think Pieces

Don’t ban AI in schools, embrace it  an open letter from a 13-year-old student.

If AI can predict the weather, will it understand climate change? How forecasting with AI might work with our changing climate.

Startup News

Vellum raises $5M — taking prompt engineering into production.

Dashworks expands seed round to $5M — an internal knowledge tool to centralize company knowledge with a single API.

AI on the blockchain — Giza raises $3M to bring machine learning to smart contracts.


Quantexa pledges over $250m in AI research funding — the UK AI company commits to funding until 2027.

Scientists at MIT develop AI for biology research — a super speedy AI system, named BioAutoMATED.


10web — create high-quality WordPress websites with ease.

Looka — design your own brand logos with this AI tool.

Resume.io — featuring easy-to-use templates and AI editing for a polished and professional resume.


Oh, my. The smoothness ❤️

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