From Apple's AI-narrated audiobooks to Nvidia's Omniverse
Plus AI-generated video spam, ChatGPT detectors and Open AI's $29bn valuation.
Hello from Las Vegas,
I’m at CES this week, where we’ve been exploring how Generative AI is going to change the future of entertainment. More to come on that, but here are Henry and I on this week’s developments in Generative AI.
1. Apple launches AI-narrated audiobooks
Apple is making moves by launching AI-narrated audiobooks.
Is the AI-narrated audiobook the death of the human narrator?
What’s the state of voice-synthesis technologies?
2. Nvidia integrates GenAI into its ‘Omniverse’
Nvidia continues to innovate by integrating generative AI into its virtual world-building (or Metaverse) platform, ‘the Omniverse.’
From reimagining 3D environments to creating AI avatars — its capabilities are seriously impressive.
The Metaverse has seemingly become a dirty word — but Nvidia cuts through that.
3. ChatGPT Detectors
Can text generated by ChatGPT and other LLMs (large language models) be detected?
What are the hallmarks of content generated by ChatGPT?
Why is it so tricky to detect AI-generated content in general?
4. QuickVid: The birth of AI-generated video spam?
Quickvid combines AI-generated video, audio, text and image to create short videos from text prompts
Is this the AI-made ‘multi-media’ version of the pop-up spam banners?
Are we ready for the tidal wave of synthetically-generated content that is coming?
5. Is Open AI worth $29bn?
Open AI is in funding talks which would value it at $29bn
This rises from a valuation of $14bn in 2021
Microsoft CEO says generative models like DALLE and GPT-3 will lead to a ‘golden age’ in AI.
Breakthrough or Bullshit?
Finally, on Breakthrough or Bullshit, it turns out that Henry and I love nuance.
We decided that services like QuickVid are a breakthrough as a new form of content creation…albeit one which will engender a lot of bullshit. (Spammy AI-generated videos, for instance.)
Similarly, we decided that Apple AI-narrated audiobooks are also a 'breakthrough’ for content creation — but that it’s bullshit to claim that AI-narrated audio will replace humans.
We’ll be more categorical next week!
Enjoy your weekend,
Namaste from Nevada,