How Michelangelo Accelerates Uber’s AI Journey

🦾Plus: 🛡️ OpenAI’s New Safety Committee

Hey folks! Let’s get into Big Data and AI craziness…

In today's edition:

  • 🧠Is Claude solving the Black Box problem?

  • 📊40 Best Data Visualization Tools and Software list for 2024

  • 📈Uber Migrates 1 Trillion Records to Save $6 Million Annually

  • 🛡️ OpenAI’s New Safety Committee

  • 🌟 Chromebook Plus laptops are getting Google Gemini

  • 🤝 Former OpenAI safety co-lead joins Anthropic

  • 🤖 AI Tools and Data Tools to checkout

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The black box problem has long been the most critical headache of AI and machine learning. This problem refers to the struggle that explaining how computers, algorithms, or AI behave the way they do is impossible. Some questions might be: Why do specific posts get boosted while others do not?

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Figure: Uber’s ML journey from 2016 to 2023.

As Uber’s centralized ML platform, Michelangelo has been instrumental in driving Uber’s ML evolution since it was first introduced in 2016. It offers a set of comprehensive features that cover the end-to-end ML lifecycle, empowering Uber’s ML practitioners to develop and productize high-quality ML applications at scale.

Data visualizations are everywhere today. From creating a visual representation of data points to impress potential investors, report on progress, or even visualize concepts for customer segments, data visualizations are a valuable tool in a variety of settings.

Uber migrated all its payment transaction data from DynamoDB and blob storage into a new long-term solution, a purpose-built data store named LedgerStore. The company was looking for cost savings and had previously reduced the use of DynamoDB to store hot data (12 weeks old). The move resulted in significant savings and simplified the storage architecture.

A deep dive into how a fully remote, open source-first, tech company is building a challenger social media platform. What can small teams learn from Bluesky about punching above your weight?

👨‍💻 Data Tools, Libraries 

Amber (GitHub Repo)

Amber is a high-level programming language that makes it easy to create shell scripts.

Turmoil is a testing framework for distributed systems. It can run multiple concurrent hosts within a single thread to provide deterministic execution.

A monotonic indexer to speed up grepping by >10x.

pixi is a cross-platform, multi-language package manager and workflow tool build on the shoulders of the conda ecosystem. pixi supports Python, R, C/C++, Rust, Ruby, and many other languages.

AI News:

OpenAI has begun training a new flagship AI model, expected to surpass the capabilities of its current industry-leading technology, GPT-4, and aiming to usher in 'the next level of capabilities' in its pursuit of 'artificial general intelligence' (AGI).

OpenAI’s newly formed Safety and Security Committee will oversee crucial safety and security decisions for the company. The committee is staffed entirely by OpenAI insiders, including CEO Sam Altman and prominent team members such as Bret Taylor, Adam D’Angelo, and Nicole Seligman

Former OpenAI executive and AI safety lead Jan Leike just announced that he is joining rival Anthropic — leading a new superalignment team focused on safety and security.

Microsoft unveiled a new Copilot Telegram bot, allowing users to search, chat, and ask the chatbot questions directly in-app.

Google is integrating its Gemini AI into Chromebook Plus laptops, starting with new models from Acer and existing ones from Asus and HP. Features include the “Help me write” tool, generative AI for custom wallpapers, and Magic Editor in Google Photos.

AI Tutorial

How to use Anthropic’s prompt generator

Anthropic has launched a new tool for creating optimized prompts tailored to your specific goals.

Here's how to use it:

  1. Go to Anthropic’s Console and sign up or log in.

  2. Choose the ‘Generate a prompt’ option to open the prompt creation interface.

  3. Enter your goal or task in the text box provided and click ‘Generate Prompt’ to get a custom prompt.

  4. Click ‘Start Editing’, fill in any specific details for the {variables}, and then click ‘Run’.

 🔥Top AI tools to increase productivity: 

  1. Clipwing A tool for cutting long videos into dozens of short clips

  2. Haller AI set out to construct an all-encompassing solution that taps into AI’s potential to streamline workflows

  3. AIQrArt is a revolutionizing platform where art meets code, offering unique, AI-generated QR Art that is user-friendly, trackable, and editable

  4. Google AI Platform: Effortless machine learning, speech/text conversion, insightful image analysis.

  5. Sensey is a platform that enriches market and competitive data with AI.

  6. Robopic by StackForward LLC transforms your digital photography experience

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