Exploring Generative AI and Brain-Computer Interfaces

Generative AI:

  • GoogleAI’s new Flan-UL2 20B is out
  • Discussion on compute required for good/useful throughput
  • Comparison with chatGPT API in terms of cost and data localization/compliance needs
  • Need for specialized models and configurable/finetunable base models
  • Two interesting articles from a16z on generative AI platform and everyday AI for consumers
  • Links to personal articles on generative AI product strategy and AI products arms race
  • Discussion on fMRI to SD research from Japan and its limitations
  • Personal experience with off-the-shelf brain devices and noise in data
  • Use of fMRI data for cleaner and more interesting analyses
  • Request for resources on using SD for designers and artists
  • Recommendation for Automatic1111 for using SD with plugins, but requires GPU and technical setup
  • Excitement over possibility of getting actual footage of dreams


  • YC Founder talks to YC Partner in YouTube video

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  • Two interesting a16z articles: https://a16z.com/2023/01/19/who-owns-the-generative-ai-platform/ https://a16z.com/2023/02/07/everyday-ai-consumer/
  • https://a16z.com/2023/01/19/who-owns-the-generative-ai-platform/ and https://a16z.com/2023/02/07/everyday-ai-consumer/ are related to the topic of AI ownership and consumer applications, while https://www.amoghvaishampayan.com/post/generative-ai-product-strategy provides a deeper dive into successful AI product strategies.
  • The URL https://a16z.com/2023/02/07/everyday-ai-consumer/ is related to an article about successful AI products, and the author provides a deeper dive into the topic in their own article at https://www.amoghvaishampayan.com/post/generative-ai-product-strategy. The author has experience as an AI product manager and summarizes the essence of their article as a strategy for generative AI products.
  • https://www.reforge.com/blog/ai-products-arms-race and https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.11.18.517004v2.full.pdf - The author, who has worked as an AI product manager for the last 5 years, shares their insights on generative AI in an article.
  • https://www.reforge.com/blog/ai-products-arms-race: A blog post about the AI products arms race.
  • https://youtu.be/hQC5O3WTmuo - YC Founder talks to YC Partner about getting actual footage of your dreams.