Venture Investing, Proof of Concept, and AI Tools Discussion
Introductions and Backgrounds:
- Vishal Tripathi, Venture Investor, worked on a fund of funds strategy for Google Ventures - Plexo Capital. Currently with Legacy Venture, investors in many of the funds people have mentioned above (Sequoia, A16z, Matrix, Accel, True, etc).
- Someone mentioned Yohei (from untapped VC) above, he’s a close friend and has collaborated with him on some GPT tools.
Proof of Concept Script:
- A member has a proof of concept script that they would like to take to customers.
- Shared a fun blog post for folks who are in marketing or content or do a lot of writing work in other ways.
- The last line of the link is “This will make certain people really mad.”
Excitement over a Tool:
- Members express excitement over a tool that has been shared.
- A member shares their opinion that infinite customization is actually a pain.
- Firefly is given as an example of limiting functionality and making it more useful than competitors.
- A question is asked about whether Adobe was doing all its ML inference on user’s local system before Firefly.
- Adobe Express is mentioned as not being local and allowing users to do stuff online.
- A member shares a paper they came across and plan to try on HF and look through.
- The paper was published in CVPR 2023 and works with video compression.
Project Related to Healthcare:
- A member asks if anyone is working on any projects related to healthcare.
- Another member responds with a yes and is asked to tell more.
The description and link can be mismatched because of extraction errors.
- https://replicate.com/pharmapsychotic/clip-interrogator: mentioned as a possible URL, but no further context is given.
- https://www.cs.umd.edu/~shishira/Nirvana/nirvana.html: The person mentioned in the message published in CVPR 2023 and works with video compression. They are also a good friend of the speaker.
- The GitHub link https://github.com/microsoft/MM-REACT is related to video compression and the message mentions that the demo looks good and better than BLIP-2. The person who shared the link is also a good friend of the developer.
- https://huggingface.co/spaces/microsoft-cognitive-service/mm-react: The link leads to a website where the langchain repo has been cloned. The message in the same link mentions that the user uploaded their picture and the website described them in close detail, doing a decent job.