Google's new AI updates

PLUS: $500M AI-powered NPCs


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

Here’s what’s on the menu today:

  • Meta’s new audio AI tool 😤🤘

    A new open-source text-to-audio tool which combines 3 models.

  • Google Search updates 🔎

    SGE gets images, videos, dates, and 50% faster speed in AI overviews.

  • $500M AI-powered NPCs 👾

    All aboard the AI NPC hype train.


Meta’s new AI, AudioCraft 😤🤘

Meta announced AudioCraft on Wednesday. It’s an open-source text-to-audio AI tool.

Groundhog Day, anyone?

It combines AudioGen, MusicGen, and an “improved“ EnCodec.

The tool isn’t limited to music. It can also synthesize audio clips with sounds from real life, like engines, wind, and whistling — you name it.

Check it:

1/ AudioCraft’s trained on raw audio files.

2/ It’s open-source.

3/ It generates music and sound effects from text descriptions.

4/ It’s trained with 20,000 hours of owned/licensed data and public sounds.

Our take: Many musicians protest AI-generated music. Stepping into their shoes, we get it. And this feels like the cleanest music that Meta’s been able to generate so far — just take a listen to the examples.

AudioCraft’s a cost-effective, convenient solution for musicians, developers, and moviemakers.

For now.


Procedural Generation

Procedural generation refers to programatically creating content within games, such as levels, landscapes, characters, objects, or even entire worlds.

As AI becomes more ingrained in gaming, we’ll see increasingly intricate and nuanced generated worlds. Classic procedural generation methods combined with AI flavor, for the win.


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Google Search’s AI updates 🔎

Google announced a round of SGE updates (Search Generative Experience). It’s adding images, videos, publish dates, and a speed boost.

Your move, Bing.

SGE means you’ll get AI-generated summaries along with search results you’re already used to.

No meat:

1/ SGE delivers images and YouTube snippets with search results.

The YouTube feature is set to launch “over the next week.“

2/ It takes 50% less time to generate overviews.

3/ Publish dates and in-line links appear in the summaries.

“With our generative AI powered search experience (SGE), you can quickly get up to speed on a new topic, uncover quick tips for your specific questions or discover products and things to consider — with article links to dig deeper.”

-Hema Budaraju, Senior Director, Product Management, Search

Our take: it feels like a proper response to Bing Chat. Even stronger, it’s built right into (basically) everyone’s default search engine. After being behind the curve for a while, it looks like they could surpass Microsoft in the browser AI game.

We anticipate Microsoft may reply in kind by doubling down on chat on Windows on the OS level.

You pickin’ up steam, Google?


The $500M AI gaming startup, Inworld 👾

Inworld’s valuation has hit $500 million, at barely two years old. Nasdaq even has a billboard slot for Inworld: “best-funded AI and games startup.”

Game on.

The cheese:

1/ Inworld creates AI-powered NPCs (non-playable characters).

2/ It reports that 99% of a 1,000 gamer sample say AI NPCs would benefit gameplay.

3/ Its latest funding round brought in $50 million, for a total of $120 million raised.

YouTube modders have already implemented Inworld’s AI in popular games.

Stale NPC’s are… taking an arrow to the knee?

Our take: AI-powered NPCs offer different experiences every time they’re interacted with. The new level of immersion gets our nerdy spider senses tingling. If this keeps up, virtual worlds will legitimately start feeling three-dimensional.



Think Pieces

U.S. lawmakers are considering SI regulations. More specifics on what they’ve got in mind.

Goldman Sachs investment forecast specifically for AI. $200 billion of capital inflow by 2025.

By 2023, 30% of U.S. working hours will be automated. A McKinsey report on America’s working future.

Startup News

““ no longer goes to ChatGPT. Now, it goes to Elon Musk’s xAI.

Databricks and Trustible have partnered up. Trustible will offer governance and deployment systems to Databricks users

AMD is making export-compliant processors to sell AI chips to China. AMD’s CEO, Su, didn’t specify what the compliant chipset would look like.


Alfred-40b-0723 — an open-source LLM similar to Falcon-40B.

Audio LDM2 — a demo of the text-to-audio/speech/music generation tool. A paper is coming.

Skeleton-of-thought — a new method of reducing LLMs’ generation latency.


Guidde [Sponsored] — the AI tool that makes how-to videos for any product, feature, or workflow.

Spuddie — an AI-powered potato pal. — a developer toolkit for debugging, monitoring, and creating LLM apps.

Humanlike — AI-powered call center agents trained on your data.


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