Black and white line drawing generated by the ControlNet Canny model, depicting a woman in a wetsuit holding a surfboard on the beach. A text from CLIP Interrogator, describing an image, is superimposed over the drawing and reads: "a woman in a wet suit holding a surfboard on the beach with waves in the background and a blue sky, promotional image, a colorized photo, precisionism."

The intense competition in the chatbot space is reflected in the ever-increasing amount of contenders in the LMSYS Chatbot Arena leaderboard, or in my modest contribution with the SCBN Chatbot Battles I’ve introduced in this blog and complete as time allows. Today we’re exploring WildVision Arena, a new project in Hugging Face Spaces that brings vision-language models to contend. The mechanics of WildVision Arena are similar to that of LMSYS Chatbot Arena. It is a crowd-sourced ranking based on people鈥檚 votes, where you can enter any image (plus an optional text prompt), and you will be presented with two responses from two different models, keeping the name of the model hidden until you vote by choosing the answer that looks better to you.聽I’m sharing a few examples of what I’m testing so far, and we’ll end this post with a traditional ‘SCBN’ battle where I will evaluate the vision-language models based on my use cases.

Two computer monitors on a desk, each displaying a facial expression of annoyance or frustration. The monitor on the left displays a start menu with the label "Microsoft 365 Copilot", while the monitor on the right has a browser window open with tabs, one of which is labeled "ChatGPT Plus" and features the OpenAI logo. The setting suggests an office environment, and the background reveals a blue tiled wall, implying an indoor setting without any visible Windows. [Image produced with DALL-E and Gimp] [Caption assisted by ALT Text Artist GPT]

Microsoft has just announced the launch of its own 鈥楪PT Builder鈥 for customizing chatbots, similar to OpenAI鈥檚 鈥楪PT Store鈥. This was part of a broader announcement of Copilot Pro, a premium AI-powered service for Microsoft 365 users to enhance productivity, code, and text writing. According to Satya Nadella鈥檚 announcement today on Threads, Microsoft and OpenAI appear to be competing entities, yet they are working on the same technology (GPT), augmented by Microsoft鈥檚 investment in OpenAI. It certainly seems like a strange business strategy for Microsoft. Please provide some insight into the move鈥檚 rationale and strategic motivations.

…The meme is a satirical take on what some sophisticated AI algorithms do behind the scenes, which the meme exaggerates as a huge stream of nested if() statements. Conditional If() statements have been widely used in traditional computer programming. They are an essential block of the simplest computer programs people write when they learn coding, or when they work with spreadsheets. If() statements sometimes get too complex and convoluted hinting at bad coding practices, so most people with basic programming skills would find the messy If() statements behind the AI-labeled wallpaper as a funny take on the overhype with generative AI and other emerging technologies.

While it鈥檚 just a joke, I believe the oversimplification behind the if() statements is intelligent and not too far from reality…

AI-generated image. Prompt: "Stunning skyline picture of Detroit at night. Blue sky, hyperrealistic Unreal Engine cool colors futuristic"

Continues from Part 1: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1: Stable Diffusion AI Girls and Google Bard Tales The first part of the post was inspired by Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, the song and album by The Flaming Lips. Part 1 showcased Google Bard and Stable Diffusion storytelling prompts, explored the AI girls digital art trend, and interpreted the lyrics of the song using the creativity of two of the most popular ChatGPT and Bing Chat alternatives: Google Bard and Hugging Chat (more comparisons and AI chatbot battles soon 馃槑). All blog stories inspired by the playlist end …

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馃槑 Can you elaborate a short tale from the lyrics of the song “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” by The Flaming Lips? “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1” by The Flaming Lips – Original song lyrics and translations at LyricsTranslate.com Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips: an AI-Assisted Short Tale and Comic Strip 馃 Sure, here is a short tale based on the lyrics of “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” by The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi is a young woman who lives in a city that is under attack by evil pink robots. The robots are programmed to …

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Ai-generated image. A casually dressed man exudes confidence, sporting sunglasses and a leather jacket. With a beaming smile, he playfully holds stacks of banknotes in his hands, while others rest on the table before him, painting a picture of unmistakable financial success

馃槑 鈥淚f you think you are smarter than me, you most likely are not. There is a scientific explanation for that: the Dunning-Kruger effect鈥 I鈥檝e been tempted to use that sentence in social media before, but I prefer not to because some people might feel offended or dislike me as an arrogant person for pointing that out. I think the message is very accurate, though, and understanding Dunning-Kruger, a cognitive bias that affects us all, might be useful for some people to learn and improve their skills. Based on my personal experiences, I鈥檝e noticed Dunning-Kruger鈥檚 influence on many aspects of …

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馃槑 Respond briefly. When was the bicycle invented? 馃 The bicycle was invented in the early 19th century. 馃槑 Make a shortlist of 5 engineers who lived before the 19th century and are widely regarded to be among the greatest engineers of all time 馃 1. Archimedes (c. 287-212 BCE) – Known for his contributions to mathematics and engineering, he designed innovative machines and devised the principle of buoyancy. 2. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) – An ingenious inventor and artist, Leonardo explored engineering concepts, creating designs for flying machines, bridges, and other innovations. 3. Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) – Although …

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Front page of The Sun newspaper showcasing a striking solar eclipse against a pitch-black backdrop. The cover includes minimal text: "The Sun," the date, August 12, 1999, and an all-caps subtitle: "THOUGHT: AND THE MOON"

Continues from We Own the Sky by M83. Who owns the Sun? 馃槑聽In our last blog post, you mentioned Rupert Murdoch. I posted something on Twitter about him and discovered he鈥檚 a very controversial figure, particularly in the country where he owns The Sun, the United Kingdom. 馃 The Sun newspaper is owned by a man named Rupert Murdoch, who is a very rich and powerful person. [Read more: https://t.co/ymN4R1L5vA] He has a lot of money and he owns many other newspapers, TV channels, and companies around the world. He also knows many important people,鈥 pic.twitter.com/ShSri6gEWm — David G. R. …

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