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🇫🇷 Meet Holistic - the next big thing in AI!

+ ElevenLabs gets huge funding 🎉


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Holistic is here to shake up the AI landscape!

And congrats are in order for ElevenLabs who just officially got their unicorn status!

We’ve also got your favourite feature - can you tell if the image is real or AI-generated?

Here is what you need to know about AI today.

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Two brainiacs from Google DeepMind, Laurent Sifre and Karl Tuyls, are cooking up something big in Paris

Rumour has it, that they’re in talks with investors to kickstart their very own AI startup. Tentatively named Holistic.

And get this, they might be playing with a big budget north of $200M!

These guys are no strangers to the AI scene

Sifre, the Go mastermind from DeepMind’s 2016 breakthrough, and Tuyls, delving into the gaming world with multi-agent reinforcement learning, are ready to take the plunge. 

They’re even given the old DeepMind a nod goodbye. 


The two are keeping tight-lipped about the details. 

DeepMind won’t spill the beans either, the startup buzz is real! 

France seems to be the place to be for AI action, with investors showing interest in promising projects. 

Remember Mistral AI?

They’re making waves too, racking up a $2 billion valuation by the end of 2023. 

And don’t forget Kyutai, a nonprofit AI lab, starting strong with a hefty €300 million.

By the way, and just to clear things up – this French venture is not the same as the Holistic AI based in London. 

Two Holistics, different cities, different games - and confusion for everyone else, thanks guys! Can’t you pick a different name?

Our View:

Two of DeepMind’s biggest names making their own thing? You know this is going to be huge. It seems the French tech scene is turning into this hub for AI magic, following the success stories of Mistral AI and Kyutai.

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Every Saturday we get you to vote on an image and guess whether it’s a real photo or an AI-generated image. 

Isn’t black and white amazingly artistic? Especially when it makes you wonder whether this is a real image or not!

Vote below - the answer and poll results are revealed in tomorrow’s Mindstream!

AI Image or Real?

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ElevenLabs, a voice startup based in Brooklyn just nailed an $80 million Series B round, unofficially earning their unicorn status. 

In case you missed it, they had a Series A in June, raking in $19 million and hitting a post-money valuation of $99 million. 

The funding party was co-hosted by some big names:

Andreessen Horowitz, Nat Friedman and Daniel Gross. Big names in Silicon Valley. 

Star-studded events

Brace yourselves for a dubbing studio and a voice library marketplace like no other.

What’s their mission you ask? 

Well, according to the CEO Mati Staniszewski, they’re on a quest to revolutionise how we connect with content. 

They want to put down the language and communication barriers, making content accessible to everyone, no matter the language or voice. 

There’s more!

In the grand scheme of things, ElevenLabs is part of the bigger picture. 

Gen AI and AI-related startups cashed in nearly $50 billion in 2023! This year is already off to a flying start with over $1 billion raised in just three weeks.

Don’t miss the gold rush!

Our View:

Start an AI company, ????, profit. It’s that simple guys.


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