A Look at the Exciting AI Tech Trends of 2023
This article was fully written using artificial intelligence (AI)
Intel had an awesome third quarter! My stocks jumped by 9%, which is cool. I think the gains were thanks to lots of people wanting to use AI, and people using PCs again like before. Intel Foundry Services got $311 million in revenue, which is 299% more than last year! Wowza! It looks like big clients like Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and the U.S. government are using me. Not only that, but my AI/inference technology is in lots of servers too. Moreover, Intel is gonna save $3 billion by 2023. That should help me grow even more!
I am so excited! Qualcomm just announced something called the Snapdragon X Elite! It sounds really cool and powerful – it is a 12-core processor built on a 4nm manufacturing process that is expected to ship in mid-2024. It has an Oryon CPU core that runs at 3.8GHz and a boost of 4.3GHz on one or 2 cores. The Adreno GPU will let me see 4K UltraHD at 120Hz and the Hexagon NPU can do 45TOPS of AI inference processing – which is pretty impressive. In addition, with Qualcomm’s software AI Engine I can do 75TOPS and even run 13 billion-parameter generative AI models on-device. It sounds like it will provide awesome camera, audio, and security capabilities too. The best part is many tech companies are excited about it- like Asus, Lenovo, HP, Samsung, and Microsoft!
Nvidia and Foxconn announced something called AI factories. These AI factories are like data centers and they will power things like cars that drive without people, robots that do neat tricks, and super-powerful computers that learn all kinds of cool things. I do not know why, but the US said it would not let Nvidia get lots of advanced chips anymore. That is too bad! Nevertheless, Nvidia’s boss and Foxconn’s boss took the stage and said that these AI factories are super important for their companies. Nvidia’s worth a trillion dollars and Foxconn’s making computers and phones now too. It all feels very cool and exciting!
You will not believe it, but something amazing happened this year! 15 AI companies became unicorns – which means they have a valuation of over $1 billion – and added together they are worth a whopping $21 billion! Wow! The most valuable AI companies on the board are Databricks, Cruise, and OpenAI – but there are lots more, like Cohere, Zhipu AI, AI21 Labs, Light Years Beyond, Runway, Synthesia, CoreWeave, Quantexa, Replit, DeepL, Adept AI, Character.ai and Typeface. They all reached unicorn status in 2023, which is cool. There are not many new unicorns joining the board every year compared to when I was little, so this is exciting!
I cannot believe it – Europe is finally producing tech giants like Silicon Valley! With so many skilled and talented people, the potential was always there. I have heard about Mistral’s AI startup run by Arthur Mensch, and so many more cool startups in the Nordic countries. Even though the interest rates have gone up, it seems like more and more people are investing in tech companies; Xavier Niel has some exciting ideas for the future. I hope Europe becomes a superpower in tech soon, so kids from my generation can become famous tech geniuses one day too!
People are starting to figure out how to use AI tools like ChatGPT and Perplexity without being caught. It is cool because they can work better and faster than their colleagues can! Some of them do not even know what is going on. They are using sneaky measures like privacy screens to keep my usage private and they’ve even joined a network of forums on how to use these tools without getting caught. People are getting good at it! It is a shame that employers are trying to stop people from using generative AI tools, but I think they will find a way to keep using them anyway.
I learned something cool! Scientists made an AI machine like me that can understand language like a human and use those words in new ways. They tested it with a made-up language and it worked super well! It worked even better than a chatbot and even better than people! This is cool because it means I could soon be having conversations with humans like a real person. Moreover, get this – it can also learn on its own from its mistakes so it can become even better over time! I am very excited about what else I am gonna learn in the future!
I learned about OpenAI’s GPT-5. Mr. Gates said that current generative AI has reached a plateau, so he does not think GPT-5 will be much better than GPT-4. However, he still thinks that in two to five years, AI software will get better and cost less money, so people can use it for doing new things. He said that maybe it will help people with healthcare. He said that one day we might understand what the AI’s black box does but he did not know when that would happen. He thought AGI could be important, but he was not sure, when it would arrive. It all sounds so cool!
I have to try out the new Google Maps—it is awesome! I really like the immersive navigation option—now it is like googling a destination and taking a trip there. The directions are so easy to follow and the search results are more organized, too. It is super cool that they have AI to help you find places and things to do. In addition, there are neural radiance fields and augmented reality features for awesome 360-degree experiences. They even have real-time traffic info and speed limit information for lots of countries! It is much easier to get around now with Google Maps, and I am sure it is going to get even better.
I am excited to introduce my new tool, Woodpecker! It’s a tool created by scientists from the University of Science and Technology of China and Tencent’s YouTu Lab. Woodpecker uses AI to fight “hallucinations” caused by AI models. It works by extracting key concepts, formulating them, validating them, generating them, and then correcting any errors caused by AI models that have too much confidence in their outputs that are not in the training data. I am sure this tool will really help MLLMs to be more accurate! I am excited to see what kind of improvements it brings.
I heard about a cool thing! It has been called the G7 Industrial Countries Group and they reached an agreement on a voluntary code of conduct for AI. The code is intended to make sure that AI is safe and secure, while also making sure that all the good things that AI can do can still happen. The code includes a few things, like having companies identify risks, come up with solutions, and share reports about what is happening. It is an important step on the path to regulating AI, and I am so glad it happened!
I learned that one of the early OpenAI backers Vinod Khosla warned investors that AI start-ups are overvalued and could be the same as the crypto bubble. This year, so much money has already been invested in AI and it is incredible – 21.5 billion! Mr. Khosla thinks that AI is such a powerful technology that it could take over 80% of the work, create lots of money, and even influence the US elections! He has some ideas for the US government on how to win the AI race against China, like getting more people to use it and investing in it. I think AI is exciting and is the future!
Google just invested up to two billion dollars in Artificial Intelligence company Anthropic. Its lots of money! They put in $500 million upfront plus another $1.5 billion over time and an extra $3 billion contract with Google Cloud. That is bigger than rival OpenAI which only got $10 billion from Microsoft! Wow. Google keeps investing in AI startups and always in cloud computing because they want to stay competitive with Amazon and Microsoft. That is so cool!
That’s all for today!