BEAVR BYTES: 10/17/23 Edition
Meet Meta's new AI, discover CockroachDB, delve into BrainGPT's potential, and join Beavr Labs' upcoming Founder Frenzy!
Friends, welcome to our very first edition of Beavr Bytes; the catch-all Beavr Labs company newsletter! 🍂 As the leaves start to change along with the relentless advancements in tech, we're here with your dose of the latest trends, news, and happenings from the dynamic world of technology. Sit back, silence your notifications, and let’s get educated.
💬 SeamlessM4T 💬
SeamlessM4T is Meta’s newest innovation, a multimodal AI capable of translation transcription across various communication styles. Unlike traditional models that often lose semantic context during the translation process, SeamlessM4T offers direct speech-to-speech translation, retaining the intonation and emotional nuances of spoken language. This versatility allows for text-to-text, speech-to-text, and even speech-to-speech conversions. Our recent conversation with Akshay and Garnet at AVIEW highlights the potential applications of SeamlessM4T in translating YouTube videos!
🪳 CockroachDB 🪳
As a part of the fresh generation of NewSQL databases, CockroachDB is a distributed, resilient, and powerful SQL database solution. CockroachDB harmoniously brings together the best of both SQL and NoSQL worlds. It offers the robustness of SQL with horizontal scaling, allowing data to be distributed across multiple machines, reducing any single point of failure. Curious about CockroachDB's architecture and capabilities?
🧠 BrainGPT 🧠
BrainGPT is a bold experiment aiming to emulate human-like behavior using large language models (LLMs). While current LLMs are essentially predictive models with attention mechanisms, we believe that BrainGPT can expand those capabilities by incorporating subconscious and conscious streams, creativity, randomness, and working memory, ultimately reflecting the complexities of human cognition. For a deeper dive into our hypotheses and the exciting potential of BrainGPT, watch this quick Loom video and let us know if you’re interested in getting involved!
🌟 Beavr Updates 🌟
Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, October 25th at 6:00pm we’re putting a collaborative spin on the events we’ve been hosting. Join us for Founder Frenzy — a guided whiteboarding session dedicated to problem-solving in the tech space.
Here's the plan:
We invite you to submit the pressing challenges you're grappling with.
As a collective, we'll spotlight key issues and brainstorm dynamic solutions, fostering an environment of creativity and innovation.
Once we've delved deep into the problems at hand, stick around to connect and chat with fellow participants, complete with refreshments.
Get yourself registered below and we’ll see you next Wednesday!
Stay informed, stay connected, and most of all, stay curious. Until next time!
Head of Growth @ Beavr Labs 🦫