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Hey AI enthusiasts! Welcome to another exciting edition of The AI Crunch. I'm your host, Mr. Byte, and today we're diving deep into the world of visual AI 3D advancements. Get ready to uncover some hidden gems in the realm of cutting-edge technology. From groundbreaking innovations to thrilling tech revelations, this newsletter is your ticket to staying ahead in the AI game. Buckle up, because we're about to embark on a thrilling ride through the latest in AI advancements!

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Stability AI’s SV3D: Simplifying 3D Video Creation

Stability AI has introduced its latest innovation in the realm of 3D technology with the release of Stable Video 3D (SV3D). This generative AI model, based on Stable Video Diffusion, aims to simplify the creation of 3D videos by offering two components: SV3D-u for orbital videos with static images and SV3D-p for 3D videos with camera motion. The company emphasizes the improved quality and view-consistency of SV3D, positioning it as a powerful tool in the 3D content creation landscape.

SV3D's capabilities extend beyond single images, as it can generate multi-view videos of objects, leveraging video diffusion models for enhanced generalization and output consistency. While Stability AI previously introduced Stable Zero 123 for 3D object generation, SV3D represents a significant advancement, surpassing open-source alternatives like Zero123-XL. Commercial access to SV3D is available through Stability AI Membership, offering users a streamlined and efficient way to create compelling 3D videos starting at $20 a month, with non-commercial usage options also provided on platforms like Hugging Face.

Adobe Substance 3D's AI-Powered Text-to-Texture and Generative Background Tools

Adobe Substance 3D is unleashing a wave of excitement in the world of 3D design with its groundbreaking AI-driven features! Imagine turning text descriptions into photorealistic or stylized textures effortlessly with the new "Text to Texture" tool in Substance 3D Sampler 4.4 beta. From scaled skin to woven fabric, designers can now conjure up stunning textures directly from their imagination, bypassing the tedious hunt for reference materials.

But wait, there's more! Introducing the "Generative Background" tool in Substance 3D Stager, where magic meets technology. With a simple text prompt, designers can create captivating background images for their 3D scenes, all powered by the innovative Firefly AI model. This isn't just about 3D—it's about redefining creative workflows and bringing ideas to life with speed and precision. Adobe Substance 3D is paving the way for a new era of dynamic and immersive design experiences!

New Tool Requires Disclosure of AI Content on YouTube

YouTube is stepping up transparency for creators and viewers alike with a new tool in Creator Studio. The tool mandates creators to disclose when their content involves altered or synthetic media that could be mistaken for real-life elements. This move aligns with YouTube's commitment to responsible AI innovation, emphasizing disclosure, privacy, and accountability across its platform.

The disclosure requirement focuses on realistic content, such as digitally altered faces or voices, manipulated footage of real events or places, and generated scenes depicting fictional major events realistically. However, YouTube acknowledges the diverse uses of generative AI in content creation and exempts certain cases from disclosure, like productivity tools and inconsequential changes in synthetic media. The platform aims to strengthen trust between creators and viewers while promoting transparency in digital content creation.


Quick bites to start your morning:

  • xAI has open-sourced Grok-1 (X)

  • Apple and Google in talks on iPhone AI integration (B)

  • Nvidia unveils Project GR00T, AI model for humanoids (SA)

  • Word on the street is that GPT-5 is materially better than GPT-4 (BI)

  • Microsoft poaches DeepMind co-founder for AI team (TC)

  • Google DeepMind unveils AI football tactics coach honed with Liverpool (FT)

  • Google is planning an AI fitness coach with Fitbit and Gemini integration (PC)

  • China is falling way behind the US in the AI race (SCMP)

  • US holds conference on military AI use (FN)

  • The EU AI Act was finally approved in Europe (TV)

  • Roblox launched Avatar Auto Setup and Texture Generator (RB)

AI Funding

Lilac: Startup simplifying unstructured data was acquired by Databricks (DB)

Sensor Tower: AI data analytics platform was acquired by data.ai (TC)

Hippocratic AI: Startup building a safety-focused LLM for healthcare raised $53M (FN)

NeuReality: AI inference and data center infrastructure startup raised $20M (BW)

DraftWise: An AI-powered contract and negotiation platform for lawyers raised $20M (FN)

Lily AI: Retail AI platform raised $20M (FN)

HiLabs: AI-powered healthcare data management startup raised $39M (PRN)

Together AI: Generative AI startup raised $106M (RT)

Big Sur AI: Startup building an AI platform for e-commerce raised $7M (BW)

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