TWIL: April 2, 2023

This week I want to recommend you Lex Fridman’s incredible podcast and, in particular, the conversation with Sam Altman which is really interesting. But also, a ChatGPT episode on AI Portugal’s podcast, and a set of articles on how to build a ChatGPT-like solution and a guide to prompt engineering. Finally, the launch of Microsoft Loop, a new app designed for co-creation, and a few digital avatar solutions. Enjoy!


Lex Fridman Podcast

Episode 367: Sam Altman: OpenAI CEO on GPT-4, ChatGPT, and the Future of AI
Sam Altman is the CEO of OpenAI, the company behind GPT-4, ChatGPT, DALL-E, Codex, and many other state-of-the-art AI technologies. A fantastic conversation about topics such as GPT-4, political bias, AI safety or AGI (Artificial General Intelligence). Highly recommended!

Episode 368: Eliezer Yudkowsky: Dangers of AI and the End of Human Civilization
Eliezer Yudkowsky is a researcher, writer, and philosopher on the topic of superintelligent AI. Another awesome conversation about AI topics such as AGI, AI alignment, superintelligence, consciousness and GPT-4.

Building the Future AI Portugal Podcast

Portuguese podcast born out of the annual Building the Future event where technologies, ideas and initiatives that transform our world are discussed, with a particular focus on Artificial Intelligence. The episodes of this podcast are spoken in portuguese, as are their descriptions.

Episode 62: ChatGPT
Ora com todo o hype existente em torno do chatGPT acho que é importante e bastante atual dedicarmos um episódio a debater esta nova ferramenta que está a tomar o mundo todo por assalto. O chatGPT (Chat Gnererative Pre-Trainded Transformer) é um chatbot desenvolvido pela OpenAI, e lançado em Novembro do ano passado. Está construído sobre o modelo linguístico GPT-3.5, que pode ser utilizado separadamente do chatbot para geração de texto em outros cenários. Este chatbot tem recebido imensos comentários, tanto bons como maus desde o seu lançamento e hoje vamos dedicar o nosso tempo de episódio a falar sobre ele. Fiquem desse lado pois tenho a certeza que não vão querer perder este episódio.

.NET Rocks

Episode 1838: Blazor United with Javier Nelson and Steve Sanderson
What if you didn’t have to choose between client-side and server-side Blazor? Carl and Richard talk to Javier Nelson and Steve Sanderson about Blazor United in its early stages of development, providing flexibility at the web component level for client- and server-side rendering. At the simplest level, Blazor United offers server-side rendering when a site is first hit so that you can load the larger client-side components over time. But deeper is the idea that some elements on your web page benefit from being client-side, and some from being server-side, and why should you have to choose only one?

Microsoft Loop

New Microsoft Loop app is built for modern co-creation
At its core, Microsoft Loop is about people—people who want to create together with ease, no matter where they are or what tools they use. It’s a transformative co-creation experience that brings together teams, content, and tasks across your tools and devices. We’ve previously shared the three key parts of Microsoft Loop: components, workspaces, and pages. The new Loop app is where you can access all of these.

Microsoft Loop app | First Look & Full Tutorial
The Loop app is a transformative co-creation experience that brings together teams, content, and tasks across your tools and devices. It gives you a central place to bring people together to create real-time content in a simple, collaborative and structured way, from using intelligent search to build your first shared workspaces, where you can enjoy super-fast synchronized collaboration to leveraging AI with Copilot in Loop, to generate ideas with others on your team to get in your flow. Copilot capabilities in Loop will begin rolling out in the next few months.

Digital Avatars

Soul Machines
Design Digital People with faces and emotional personalities that relate to your audiences. Pair them with a conversation developed with the Natural Language Processing (NLP) platform of your choice. Or for less technical creators, use our skill library to generate standardized conversations. Deploy in minutes and start collecting user insights.

Wav2Lip: Accurately Lip-sync Videos to Any Speech
In our paper, A Lip Sync Expert Is All You Need for Speech to Lip Generation In the Wild, ACM Multimedia 2020, we aim to lip-sync unconstrained videos in the wild to any desired target speech. Current works excel at producing accurate lip movements on a static image or videos of specific people seen during the training phase.

Experience the future of conversational AI with chat.D-ID, the world’s first app that lets users hold a real-time conversation with a digital human powered by a combination of D-ID’s technology and ChatGPT. D-ID’s advanced capabilities in facial animation allow users to experience what it’s like to chat with an AI-powered digital person in a more human and natural way, using speech and video instead of just text.


How to create a private ChatGPT with your own data
In this article, I will discuss the architecture and data requirements needed to create “your private ChatGPT” that leverages your own data. We will explore the advantages of this technology and how you can overcome its current limitations.

“Infra/Security Stuff” In the Azure OpenAI Service
Microsoft describes how the data is processed and secured for the Azure OpenAI Service in the public documentation. Customers should additionally review the Microsoft Products and Services Data Protection Addendum and specific product terms. Another great resource to review is documentation within the Microsoft Services Trust Portal.

The Basics of Prompt Engineering with Azure OpenAI
Revolutionize your Enterprise Data with ChatGPT! Did you know the hottest new programming language is English? On this episode of the AI Show, we are excited to welcome Marco Casalaina for a demo on how you can program your own ChatGPT – with natural language. And how prompt engineering really works.

Hello Dolly: Democratizing the magic of ChatGPT with open models
We show that anyone can take a dated off-the-shelf open source large language model (LLM) and give it magical ChatGPT-like instruction following ability by training it in 30 minutes on one machine, using high-quality training data. Surprisingly, instruction-following does not seem to require the latest or largest models: our model is only 6 billion parameters, compared to 175 billion for GPT-3. We open source the code for our model (Dolly) and show how it can be re-created on Databricks. We believe models like Dolly will help democratize LLMs, transforming them from something very few companies can afford into a commodity every company can own and customize to improve their products.

Azure Cosmos DB

Now in preview – Change Data Capture (CDC) with Azure Cosmos DB analytical store
Azure Cosmos DB analytical store now supports Change Data Capture (CDC), for Azure Cosmos DB API for NoSQL and Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB. This capability, available in public preview, allows you to efficiently consume a continuous and incremental feed of changed (inserted, updated, and deleted) data from analytical store. CDC is seamlessly integrated with Azure Synapse and Azure Data Factory, providing a scalable no-code experience for high data volume.

Have a fantastic week!