Udio AI’s Music Magic, Aqua’s Unique Dictation, Copyright Laws & the 1000x Potential of AI | E1931

Udio AI’s Music Magic, Aqua’s Unique Dictation, Copyright Laws & the 1000x Potential of AI  | E1931

Sunny joins Jason to dive into this weeks AI news and demos. (00:00:00)

  • Sunny missed an episode of the All-In Podcast due to a dental emergency.
  • He had a cracked tooth that required emergency surgery.
  • The pain medication affected his sleep and made him unable to focus.
  • He decided to take a day off instead of appearing on the show while loopy.
  • Udio AI is a music generation tool that allows users to create custom music tracks.
  • Users can input text or select from a variety of genres and styles to generate music.
  • The generated music can be used for personal or commercial purposes.
  • Udio AI is currently in beta and is available for free.
  • Aqua is a dictation tool that uses AI to transcribe speech into text.
  • Aqua's unique feature is that it can transcribe speech in real-time, making it ideal for taking notes or recording interviews.
  • Aqua is available as a desktop app and as a browser extension.
  • The basic version of Aqua is free, while the premium version offers additional features such as cloud storage and transcription editing.
  • There is currently a debate about the copyright laws surrounding AI-generated content.
  • Some argue that AI-generated content should be considered copyrighted material, while others believe it should be in the public domain.
  • The outcome of this debate will have a significant impact on the future of AI-generated content.
  • AI has the potential to revolutionize many industries, including software development, art, and music.
  • By leveraging the power of AI, individuals and businesses can achieve 1000x growth and productivity.

AI News: Meta, Google and Intel all launched chips this week. (00:04:02)

  • Meta launched a new chip called MTIA (Meta Training and Inference Accelerator).
  • Google made some of their chips available to the public from their conference: TPU V5.
  • Intel launched the G3 AI chips for mass production in Q3.
  • These major companies are investing in new hardware for AI, driven by fear of losing business and greed for potential opportunities.
  • The competition will drive prices lower and make everyone sharper in the industry.
  • Most of these projects will likely fail to be significant, but they will collectively drive down prices.
  • Google also introduced a new ARM-based CPU, targeting the traditional compute stack.
  • Companies like Google and Facebook have pushed for open-source and commodity hardware, which benefits their business models.
  • Nvidia and other hardware-focused companies may be concerned about the commoditization of hardware.
  • The competition is becoming real, but it will take years for these new chips to reach consumers.
  • The Project that Facebook started in 2009 has driven a lot of server-based and cloud-based computing, leading to the commoditization of hardware.

Adam Schiff and the new bill to force AI companies to reveal use of copyrighted art (00:09:03)

  • Adam Schiff has proposed a bill, the Copyright Disclosure Act, that requires AI companies to disclose the sources of their content.
  • This is significant because it addresses concerns about AI-generated content potentially crossing into legal boundaries.
  • Udio AI is an AI-powered music creation tool that allows users to generate unique music tracks.
  • The tool uses machine learning algorithms to analyze and generate music based on user preferences and inputs.
  • Aqua is an AI-powered dictation tool that offers unique features such as voice commands and the ability to generate text in different styles.
  • The tool is designed to enhance productivity and creativity by providing users with a more efficient and versatile dictation experience.
  • The discussion highlights the potential of AI to revolutionize various industries, with a focus on the music and content creation sectors.
  • However, concerns are raised regarding copyright laws and the need for ethical considerations as AI-generated content becomes more prevalent.
  • The potential of AI is immense, but it must be accompanied by responsible practices and regulations to ensure fair use and protection of intellectual property.

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  • Gusto is a user-friendly platform that simplifies payroll, HR services, and other administrative tasks for small and midsize businesses.
  • OpenAI's use of stolen content without permission or compensation violates copyright laws and undermines the rights of content creators.
  • The fair use doctrine allows limited use of copyrighted material for educational purposes, but it does not extend to creating derivative products or exploiting them for commercial gain without proper licensing.
  • The speaker supports the New York Times' potential legal action against OpenAI and encourages journalists, publishers, and content creators to unite in protecting their intellectual property.
  • OpenAI should be required to remove its product from the market and start over, as its value is based on stolen content.
  • The content industry should unite and take legal action against OpenAI to protect their businesses from being undermined by AI-generated content.
  • A new music service called Udio, backed by tech and music industry heavyweights, has recently launched.

Sunny demos Udio - the recent AI music creator catching a lot of hype. (00:17:48)

  • Udio is a new AI music creator backed by tech and music heavyweights.
  • It has powerful capabilities and can generate music in various styles.
  • Sunny demonstrates Udio by creating a song in the style of Dire Straits about New York City and big money.
  • The song is impressive and of high quality, passing the Turing test for AI-generated music.
  • It closely resembles the style of Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band.
  • Sunny expresses excitement about the potential of Udio to create new music in the styles of famous artists.

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  • Its AI assistant can quickly generate pro forma cap tables from term sheets.
  • This automation allows founders to focus on important tasks rather than worrying about equity management.
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  • Many founders are switching to Mantle for its efficiency and effectiveness.

Sunny and Jason further explore Udio and discuss the copyright issues around AI models. (00:20:56)

  • Udio AI, backed by ex-DeepMind employees, an Instagram co-founder, and A6, generates music resembling the style of Counting Crows, raising concerns about copyright infringement due to unclear training data sources.
  • The music industry faces questions about rights to artists' likenesses and future works, exemplified by Bob Dylan's potential lawsuit against Columbia Records for licensing his lyrics and voice without permission.
  • Udio AI employs an AI to detect similarities to existing works, similar to the New York Times lawsuit where AI generated exact words from an article.
  • Copyright cases like Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" and Queen and David Bowie's "Under Pressure" illustrate the difference between inspiration and copying, with AI-generated content fundamentally changing the dynamic.
  • The technology industry, unlike the hip-hop industry, is reluctant to pay licensing fees for copyrighted content used in AI-generated output.
  • A proposed bill by Adam Schiff aims to ensure disclosure and transparency from AI companies regarding the content used to train their models.
  • Arguments that AI companies may be unaware of the specific content their models have been trained on are unconvincing given their high level of technical expertise.
  • The presence of YouTube videos embedded in web pages complicates determining whether an AI crawler has accessed copyrighted content without permission.
  • OpenAI's exclusion of certain content, such as pornographic or non-English websites, raises questions about potential bias in their AI systems.
  • Accusations of arrogance against OpenAI for claiming ignorance about the content gathered by their crawlers are justified considering the extensive optimization efforts put into web crawlers.

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  • HubSpot's report suggests using AI for sales, marketing, and customer support, including customer list segmentation, personalization, and encouraging team creativity.
  • OpenAI's training on the open internet raises copyright concerns since it doesn't imply ownership of the content.
  • AI-generated content may require licensing similar to how cover bands pay licensing fees for performing copyrighted music.
  • Udio AI's Music Magic and Aqua's Unique Dictation are examples of AI's potential but also raise copyright issues.
  • Obtaining permission when using copyrighted material is crucial and considered reasonable.
  • The speaker highly rates Udio.com but has a specific observation to share.

Sunny creates a song with Udio on the fly about Jason’s passion for copyright laws. (00:36:31)

  • Sunny uses Udio AI to create a song about Jason's passion for copyright laws in the style of Dire Straits.
  • The AI initially gives an error about not being able to do direct trades.
  • The generated song is humorous and has potential for creating great art.
  • Sunny expresses concerns about copyright laws and the potential impact of AI on artists' rights.
  • He believes it is important for AI-generated content to be fair and for artists to be compensated for their work.
  • Sunny uses Taylor Swift's decision to remove her music from Spotify as an example of artists' rights.
  • He argues that AI services should obtain permission and pay artists for using their content.
  • Sunny acknowledges that artists have the right to negotiate their own terms and that AI services should respect their decisions.

Sunny demos Aqua. (00:39:10)

  • Aqua is a note-taking app that allows users to edit text by speaking, without touching the keyboard. It understands context and can make corrections or changes as the user speaks. It can also create bulleted lists and tables from spoken instructions.
  • Grammarly is an AI-based tool that helps improve writing by providing suggestions for grammar, spelling, and style. It is effective in enhancing writing quality and reducing embarrassment caused by grammatical errors.
  • Apple's dictation tool could be improved by adding more advanced navigation and formatting options.
  • A world-class note-taking app with advanced formatting capabilities would be widely adopted.
  • Grammarly is rated eight out of ten and its continued development is encouraged.

Sunny demos SWE-Agent (00:45:36)

  • WeAgent, an open-source software engineer agent, automates coding tasks and enhances productivity.
  • Language models improve search engines by providing natural language processing and understanding user intent.
  • Retrieval augmented generation (RAG) enables natural language queries for structured data and has been implemented by Google BigQuery and Snowflake.
  • AI is revolutionizing digital creation, allowing users to generate a large number of images, songs, or mockups quickly, similar to mass production in the Industrial Revolution.
  • AI tools like Midjourney, Udio AI, and Aqua's Unique Dictation have the potential to significantly enhance productivity and efficiency, making those who master them highly valuable to companies.
  • AI's impact on software development is comparable to the industrial revolution, enabling the creation of highly customized products and services and promising a significant "THX jump" in productivity.
  • Grock Console, a cloud platform with over 85,000 developers and 45,000 apps, is expected to surpass 100,000 users soon.

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