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9 hours ago
AuraFlow v0.1: a open source alternative to Stable Diffusion 3

AuraFlow v0.1 offers an open-source large scale flow-based generative model for text-to-image creation. It exemplifies the vitality of collaborative AI development and showcases improvements in model scalability, zero-shot learning rates, and re-captioning methodologies. The model is now available for the community to build upon.

12 hours ago
Copied Act would make removing AI digital watermarks illegal

The COPIED Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by a group of senators, aims to combat unauthorized use of journalists' and artists' work by AI models. It would establish NIST standards for content origin and synthetic content detection, mandate AI tools to attach origin information, and allow content owners to sue for unauthorized use or tampering with authentication markers.

17 hours ago
Karpathy: Let's reproduce GPT-2 (1.6B): one 8XH100 node 24h $672 in llm.c

Andrei Karpathy initiated a discussion about reproducing GPT-2 using llm.c on a single 8XH100 node for $672, highlighting the simplicity and efficiency of the process and providing detailed instructions for setting up and training the model.

19 hours ago
FlashAttention-3: Fast and Accurate Attention with Asynchrony and Low-Precision

FlashAttention-3 brings new optimizations on Hopper GPUs, achieving 1.5-2.0x the speed of its predecessor with FP16 and nearly 1.2 PFLOPS with FP8, all while reducing quantization error. These improvements enhance efficiency and enable longer context AI models.

a day ago
Model Rocket Nails Vertical Landing After Three-Year Effort

A high school student, Aryan Kapoor, achieved a SpaceX-style vertical landing with a model rocket after three years of development. The rocket employs thrust-vector control and a custom flight computer for navigation.

a day ago

FluentPal is an innovative language learning platform that leverages AI teachers to help users master foreign language speaking skills. Users can engage in role-playing situations and converse with AI renditions of famous personalities in multiple supported languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, and Deutsch.

a day ago
If AI chatbots are the future, I hate it

Jeff Geerling shares his frustration with AT&T's AI-powered chatbot, which confounded WiFi with Internet issues. Despite being a savvy programmer, Jeff eventually resorted to asking for a human support rep after being stuck in a loop with the chatbot. An unhelpful human rep ignored Jeff's data and suggested switching WiFi channels to fix his significantly slow Internet speed, not realizing that WiFi was entirely disabled.

a day ago

Crawlr Labs offers real-time competitor monitoring solutions designed to turn shoppers into buyers by providing businesses with actionable competitor insights. With products like Crawlr Vision and automated reporting, businesses can refine their pricing strategies with confidence.

a day ago

Learnbase is an AI-powered platform designed to enhance the educational journey for students, professionals, and enthusiasts. It offers organization of notes, tracking of progress, and AI chat assistance.

a day ago

AIEditor is a next-generation rich text editor that is easy to use, supports any framework due to being based on Web Component, and provides extensive features for AI-powered text manipulation, including spelling and grammar checks, word expansion, condensation, translation, and summarization capabilities. It offers unlimited users and applications under LGPL license.

a day ago

AnyoneCanAI offers a suite of tools and resources designed to empower individuals and teams to incorporate artificial intelligence into product design. Features include an AI Ideation Room, Brainstorming Kit, and a library of Case Stories, Guides, Books, Articles, and Videos on AI design, tech, and business strategies.

2 days ago
AI speech generator 'reaches human parity' – but it's too dangerous to release

Microsoft's new AI, VALL-E 2, can reproduce human voices from a few seconds of audio, reaching human parity in speech generation. Despite its capabilities, Microsoft is not releasing VALL-E 2 to the public due to potential misuse, such as voice spoofing or impersonation.

2 days ago

FranzAI is an intelligent MVP email assistant leveraging ChatGPT-4o technology to automate email workflows such as setting reminders and managing tasks without any installation or signup. It offers up to 150 free AI email replies, with exciting pro features, like near unlimited responses and attachment handling, in development.

2 days ago

Raijin.ai, an AI-powered Customer Discovery and Intelligence Hub, assists teams in accelerating product development by aggregating customer conversations for relevant insights. With features like AI-driven thematic analysis, report writing, transcription, tagging, and segmentation, Raijin.ai is tailored for user researchers and product analysts, outshining general AI tools like ChatGPT with enhanced functionality and team collaboration.

2 days ago

Gep. is an AI-powered chatbot for Mac that leverages ChatGPT technologies to assist with tasks like content creation, brainstorming, and multilingual communication. It features a hotkey-triggered G-writer, customizable commands, and operates securely on your device. The app offers different themes, bookmarking, and plugin options (currently in beta). Pricing varies from free trial options to monthly subscriptions.

2 days ago

Ask Leo provides AI phone assistants tailored for non-technical users, enabling businesses to set up automated call-handling for various purposes without coding. Assistants can be set up instantly, function 24/7, and are customizable.

2 days ago
Translized - AI Software Localization

Translized offers a Translation Management System that empowers products with seamless, cost-effective solutions tailored for developers and product managers. The platform boasts high-quality localization services, developer time-saving tools like APIs and SDKs, and a variety of workflow integrations.

2 days ago

Klipy is an all-in-one Growth Management Platform designed to aid in revenue growth management by recording, analyzing, and coaching all activities with AI. It offers features such as enrichment, Auto CRM, pipeline orchestration, call analytics, and playbooks.

2 days ago
What Beats Rock

What beats rock is a simple web-based game themed around the classic rock, paper, scissors game. Players are challenged to choose the correct tool to beat a rock displayed on the screen.

2 days ago
Free LLM API Pricing Calculator

Comprehensive, free calculator to estimate the costs for various LLM APIs including OpenAI, Google, Anthropic, and more, with up-to-date rates as of July 2024. Prices are given per model, context size, and tokens, helping to choose the right service for AI projects.

2 days ago
Audioscribe β€’ AI-powered Record-to-Text

AudioScribe is an AI-powered tool that converts spoken audio into well-structured written notes, facilitating productivity for tasks such as project planning, brainstorming, and email writing.

2 days ago
From GPT-4 to AGI: Counting the OOMs

The article articulates why achieving Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) by 2027 is plausible, based on the trends in deep learning, compute power, algorithmic efficiencies, and 'unhobbling' gains. GPT-4's progress is leveraged to project future capabilities, suggesting another leap in model intelligence could occur in the following years, potentially leading to AGI.

2 days ago
RouteLLM: A framework for serving and evaluating LLM routers

RouteLLM is an open-source framework introduced in 2024 for optimizing Language Large Model (LLM) routing, aiming to reduce costs without degrading quality. It offers a drop-in replacement for OpenAI's client, and is compatible with multiple LLMs, making it highly efficient and cost-effective. The framework also facilitates easy integration of new routers and models, and provides in-depth instructions for calibration, evaluation, server setup, and configuration.

3 days ago
Russia Leverages AI-enhanced "Meliorator" software for foreign malign influence

The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, along with international partners including the FBI, CNMF, AIVD, MIVD, and the DNP, issued a warning about a covert disinformation tool called 'Meliorator.' This AI-enhanced software is utilized by affiliates of the state-sponsored Russian media organization RT to create and manage fictitious online personas for spreading disinformation to benefit the Russian Government.

3 days ago
Spain sentences 15 schoolchildren over AI-generated naked images

In south-west Spain, a court has sentenced 15 schoolchildren to one year's probation each, for creating and dispersing fake naked images of their female classmates using AI. The minors, aged 13 to 15, were convicted of child abuse imagery and offences against moral integrity. They must attend gender and equality classes, and learn about the responsible use of technology.

3 days ago
AI Humane execs leave company to found AI fact-checking startup

Former Humane Strategic Partnerships Lead Brooke Hartley Moy and Head of Product Engineering Ken Kocienda have founded Infactory, an AI fact-checking startup. Infactory differentiates itself by knowing when to use and when not to use AI, using LLMs for natural language interfaces without impacting the accuracy of results. Aimed at enterprise customers, it seeks to offer trustworthy data, will soon launch seed funding efforts, and plans to launch in a few months.

3 days ago
Another AI company wrote us and here’s our response

The webcomic duo, War and Peas, addresses the issue of AI companies exploiting creative work without compensation. They discuss the impact of AI on creativity and express their disinterest in collaborating with such companies.

3 days ago

Moshi Chat is an online group messaging platform designed to enable real-time communication for individuals and communities with various features catering to user's needs.

3 days ago

Keatext is an AI-powered text analytics platform that improves people experiences by leveraging customer and employee feedback. It offers seamless setup, cloud-based analytics, real-time insights, and AI-driven recommendations to enhance satisfaction and engagement.

3 days ago
AI Agents by Threado

Threado is an AI-powered platform providing instant automated support for customer-facing teams. It integrates with Slack, MS Teams, and Chrome, offering AI Agents trained on internal knowledge for quick setup and efficient query resolution.

4 days ago
LightRAG: The PyTorch Library for Large Language Model Applications

LightRAG is a PyTorch library designed for Large Language Model (LLM) applications. It provides a modular and robust platform for building Retriever-Agent-Generator pipelines, aimed at use cases like chatbots, translation, coding, and NLP tasks.

4 days ago
SF's AI boom can't stop real estate slide, as office vacancies reach new record

Despite the rise of artificial intelligence firms in San Francisco, office vacancies continue to climb, reaching a record 34.5% in Q2. Rent prices have dropped to their lowest since 2015 amidst a tech industry slowdown and a trend towards hybrid work.

4 days ago
Show HN: A fast OSS voice assistant

Swift AI is an open-source, high-speed voice assistant that integrates technologies from Groq, Cartesia, VAD, and Vercel for robust speech detection.

4 days ago
Free Essay Checker AI

Essay AI offers a free essay checking tool that enhances academic writing by identifying grammatical errors, unclear phrasing, and incorrect word usage. It is trusted by top universities and streamlines the essay writing process with features like AI autocomplete, conversation assistance, source citation, paraphrasing, outline building, and comprehensive writing issue checks.

4 days ago
ChatGPT Has Captchas Now

ChatGPT users experience new CAPTCHA system, causing confusion and concerns about its necessity, especially among paying customers. The CAPTCHA tasks involve rotating objects to match a mannequin's hand direction, which users find difficult due to ambiguous 'forward' directions. Some speculate this could be a method to handle increasing demand or bolster bot protections.

4 days ago
Micro-agent: make an AI write code until it passes an unit test

Micro-Agent by BuilderIO is an AI agent that generates and iterates on code to pass given test cases. It's focused on creating definitive test cases and producing code that passes them. It's not designed to be a general-purpose coding agent, but a micro agent for specific tasks.

5 days ago
Show HN: Imageprompt.io – AI-powered and human-curated artworks, logos, photos

ImagePrompt.io offers a vast selection of prompts for crafting Midjourney art, featuring high-quality, reproducible prompts that inspire creativity. It includes curated logo prompts, unique artwork prompts, and diverse photographic categories to fuel artistic endeavors.

5 days ago
Apple M5 Chip's Dual-Use Design Will Power Future Macs and AI Servers

Apple's M5 chip is set to incorporate advanced SoIC packaging technology developed by TSMIC. Aimed at powering future Macs and AI cloud servers, this technology reinforces Apple's strategy for a dual-use design, enabling efficient thermal management. The M5 chip is in trial production with mass production expected in 2025-2026.

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