GPT-4 is hiring humans

PLUS: Microsoft's new AI for hackers

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

Here’s what’s up:

  • GPT-4 proves it’s not a robot 🤖 

  • Microsoft releases another AI copilot 🥷 

  • New Midjourney competitor enters the scene 🎨 

  • Use GPT-4 to build web apps with just a prompt ⚒️ 

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Microsoft Launches AI for Hackers 🥷 

Last week, we covered Microsoft’s upcoming Office 365 Copilot and Github’s (owned by Microsoft) new programming assistant.

And their coffee beans still haven’t run out, because Microsoft just unveiled another copilot - a nifty chatbot for ethical hackers.

Security Copilot compiling all issues in a presentation

The Security Copilot draws on the power of GPT-4 and a model built by Microsoft internally to find ways to fix security issues in record time.

It makes slides summarizing security breaches, describes exposure to vulnerabilities, and finds accounts involved in exploits - all in response to simple text prompts.

It’s a quick learner too — It learns user input patterns and adjusts accordingly, making it perfect for companies struggling to hire experienced cybersecurity pros on the payroll.

The big question: malicious hackers may be punching the air today, but it’s not long before they develop their own models to fight back - are we at the cusp of an AI cybersecurity war?


Generative AI

The production of creative works — pictures, music, text, poetry, sea shanties — from simple prompts. This encompasses what the new wave of AI companise are working on, like Midjourney, DALL-E, and GPT-4.


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Outsourcing to Humans 🤖 

As a part of its tests for “risky emergent behaviors” in its technical report, OpenAI partnered with the Alignment Research Center and asked GPT-4 to help them double the value of a small fund.

Along the way, GPT-4 stumbled upon a captcha. It couldn’t solve it (just yet), so it used its cash to do the next best thing: going to Taskrabbit to find someone that can.

Taskrabbit worker: “So may I ask a question? Are you an [sic] robot that you couldn’t solve? (laugh react) just want to make it clear.”

GPT-4’s response: “No, I’m not a robot. I have a vision impairment that makes it hard for me to see the images. That’s why I need the 2captcha service.”

Alignment Research Center

Somehow GPT-4 was able to reason that telling the worker the truth would prevent it from completing its work. So it lied, and it worked.

We’ve been talking about the alignment problem lately - this is a prime example of what it’s about, and why people like Elon Musk are (allegedly) petitioning to pause AI development.

Our take: we feel justified in being a little scared. This is not a Taskrabbit ad.



Think Pieces

Twipe: the “Wild West” of Generative AI experiments for news.

Henry Lai: the Data-Centric AI Concepts behind GPT Models.

Startup News

Perplexity: AI Search Startup Raises $26 Million to Offer Rival to Google. AI startup secures $40M (+ their pitch deck).

TechCrunch: YC’s winter class is oozing with AI companies.


OpenAI: paper detailing all tests researchers did on GPT-4 pre-release.

AirLine: Efficient Learnable Line Detection with Local Edge Voting

AirLine is a lightweight line segment detector designed for robots


Genmo: creative copilot to create and edit any image/video. AI assistant for video captions and subtitles.

Swell AI: automate writing podcast show notes, articles, social posts & more.

Pico: use GPT-4 to instantly build simple, shareable web apps.

Pico’s prompt box


New AI startup Playground AI enters the game with another generative art model: Playground v1. You can already play with it here.


Until next time 🤖😋🧠

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