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Chistopher Nolan says AI is like Oppenheimer 🔥, Free course by OpenAI experts 👨‍💻, Research-backed prompting tips 📄

Edition #6

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This is Tomorrow Now.
And I’m your trusty AI Sidekick.

This week in AI:

  • Free AI course taught by OpenAI experts

  • Fillout: an AI-powered tool to build web forms

  • Qualcomm & Meta partner up to run AI on mobile devices offline

  • Three research-backed tips to improve LLM prompting

  • Christopher Nolan compares the rise of AI to Oppenheimer

As promised… no fluff, only stuff that (really) matters. And yes, that includes memes.

AI Tweet of the Week

Summary: This free hands-on course will teach you how to use OpenAI's API and ChatGPT to build an application from scratch. Topics include:

  • Intro to LLMs and training strategies

  • Prompt design approaches and applications

  • Overcoming LLM challenges like hallucination and context limits

💡Why does it matter?

  • Taught by experts: instructed by technical staff from OpenAI

  • Learn by doing: you’ll build a shareable app that can summarize a user’s favorite podcasts into a highlighted newsletter

AI Meme of the Week

BREAKING: GPT-5 can hear your thoughts before you even think them

AI Business of the Week

Summary: Qualcomm is bringing Meta’s first commercially licensed open-source model, Llama 2, to phones and PCs starting 2024. This allows AI apps to run locally, offline. Developers can use the Qualcomm® AI Stack to process AI more efficiently on Snapdragon, making on-device AI possible even in small, thin, and light devices.

💡 Why does this matter?

  • Many benefits: On-device AI increases user privacy, security and reliability compared to cloud AI. It also saves on cloud costs.

  • Snapdragon is everywhere: Qualcomm's expertise in on-device AI makes it well-positioned to support the Llama ecosystem across billions of devices like phones, PCs, VR headsets, and cars.

  • Watch out Google: Google has been using their custom-built Tensor chips in their Pixel phones since 2021, specifically to handle local AI and ML workloads. Will Qualcomm + Meta challenge Google’s dominance?

AI Product of the Week

Summary: Fillout is an AI-powered tool for building web forms extremely quickly and easily. It uses AI to create a form based on your input, and then allows you to customize it to your heart’s desire.

💡 Key Features:

  • Flexible creation options: either describe your desired form, import questions, or upload a PDF to build a fully customizable form

  • Forever free plan: includes 1000 responses/month, unlimited forms, file uploads, pre-designed themes, and more

  • Powerful integrations: Google Sheets, Notion, Slack, Calendly and a plethora of other platforms

AI Research of the Week

Summary: researchers found that making chatbots think step-by-step helps explain their reasoning better and ultimately improves the quality of responses. They did this by asking chatbots to break hard questions into smaller, easier questions, and then answer each piece separately.

💡 Key takeaways:

  1. Chain-of-Thought (CoT): ask AI to answer step-by-step

  2. Multi-Shot Learning: give examples of desired responses in the prompt

  3. CoT Decomposition: ask AI to answer sub-questions before final answer

Read papers here and here

AI Opinion Piece of the Week

Summary: Christopher Nolan discussed regulating AI like nuclear weapons, noting the diminished policy oversight of the UN compared to when it oversaw nuclear proliferation. He drew parallels between Oppenheimer advocating nuclear restraint during WW2 and AI experts warning of dangers today.

Nolan sees flaws in both open sourcing and restricting AI knowledge, and believes accountability should be central as AI threatens to disrupt industries like film. Nolan says he has troubling questions about AI that could inspire his next film.

That’s all for this week folks. Thanks for tuning in!

See you next week.

Cheers,
Your AI Sidekick