Day: January 27, 2024

ElevenLabs reportedly banned the account that deepfaked Biden’s voice with its AI tools

ElevenLabs found itself in hot water after a user created a deepfake audio clip of Joe Biden, which was then used in a robocall to disrupt the elections in New Hampshire. The security firm Pindrop confirmed that ElevenLabs’ tools were used to generate the deepfake audio, prompting the company to ban the responsible account, though […]

Experts Warn North Korea Is Using AI Nefarious Purposes

In a world where technological advancements are shaping the landscape of national security and warfare, the usage of AI for surveillance and military applications is a significant cause for concern. Recent research sheds light on North Korea’s efforts to harness AI despite facing international sanctions.   Hyuk Kim of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation […]

Intel to deliver a 5X jump in AI in just two chip generations — Panther Lake in 2025 will double the AI performance over Arrow Lake and Lunar Lake

Intel’s CEO Pat Gelsinger revealed during the Q4 earnings call that the company is targeting significant AI performance improvements for its upcoming processors – Arrow Lake, Lunar Lake, and Panther Lake.   The fast-paced release schedule for these processors, coupled with aggressive AI performance gains, positions Intel as a potent contender in consumer AI hardware, […]

Elon Musk implies that Tesla’s procuring AMD’s Instinct MI300 for AI

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has announced that the company will spend billions on AI processors for its artificial intelligence training workloads, with a significant portion earmarked for Nvidia’s AI GPUs. The company is also considering hardware from AMD, which offers various AI accelerators.   A data center full of Tesla’s Dojo processors is projected […]

Open source vector database startup Qdrant raises $28M

Qdrant, a Berlin-based company, has raised $28 million in a Series A funding round led by Spark Capital to capitalize on the growing importance of unstructured data in the AI revolution. The company offers an open source vector search engine and database, which is essential for processing unstructured data in real-time AI applications. The funding […]

RagaAI secures $4.7M to support its foundation model, RagaAI DNA

RagaAI, an AI testing platform, has made a significant stride by launching its groundbreaking Foundation Model, RagaAI DNA. The model is designed specifically for AI testing and offers more than 300 tests to automatically detect issues, diagnose, and fix them instantly. This release marks a pivotal moment in RagaAI’s journey, reflecting its mission to revolutionize […]

Google cancels contract with an AI data firm that’s helped train Bard

Google has ended its contract with Appen, an Australian data company involved in training its language model AI tools, which has had a significant impact on Appen’s revenue.   Employees at companies like Appen often handle the more distasteful parts of training AI and are often lower-paid and ignored, leading to issues like wage disputes […]

Google’s new Gemini-powered conversational tool helps advertisers quickly build Search campaigns

Google has integrated its multimodal large language models, known as Gemini, into the Google Ads platform to enhance the conversational experience and simplify the creation and scaling of Search ad campaigns. The new chat-based tool uses generative AI to suggest ad content and images tailored to the campaign, with advertisers having the final approval before […]

Waymo seeks to expand driverless service to Los Angeles

Waymo, Alphabet’s autonomous driving unit, has filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission to extend its driverless service to Los Angeles. This expansion would allow Waymo to fully operate its fleet in Los Angeles, where it is currently testing rides by invitation only. The company aims to work with local policymakers, first responders, […]

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg sees AI as big part of network growth

Verizon CEO Outlines AI Vision for the Future   At the 2024 World Economic Forum, Verizon’s CEO, Hans Vestberg, shared his vision for the company’s future focus on artificial intelligence (AI). He emphasized the importance of AI at the network’s edge to enable quick decision-making close to end users.   Verizon’s AI Strategy and Partnerships […]

OpenAI and Other Tech Giants Will Have to Warn the US Government When They Start New AI Projects

The Biden administration is utilizing the Defense Production Act to mandate that tech companies inform the Commerce Department when training high-powered AI algorithms, giving the US government access to critical information about sensitive AI projects.   The new rule will require companies to share details about training new large language models and safety testing being […]

Anthropic confirms it suffered a data leak

Anthropic, a leading AI startup, faced a data breach when a contractor inadvertently sent non-sensitive customer information to a third party. The breach affected a subset of customers and included account names and open credit balances as of the end of 2023.   The breach coincides with the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation into Anthropic’s strategic […]

Ex-Salesforce Co-CEO to Win Funding for AI Startup at Near-$1 Billion Value, Sources Say



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