Day: January 30, 2024

Adept Fuyu-Heavy: A new multimodal model

Adept Fuyu-Heavy introduces the world’s third-most-capable multimodal model, designed for digital agents, excelling in multimodal reasoning, and maintaining strong performance on traditional benchmarks. Adept aims to build Useful General Intelligence and has successfully scaled up the Fuyu architecture, overcoming challenges associated with image modeling. Fuyu-Heavy outperforms other models in various benchmarks, showcasing both language modeling […]

New education features to help teachers save time and support students

In a bid to improve education, Google has introduced an array of new Chromebooks and over 30 Google for Education features at the Bett exhibition. From using AI in the classroom to creating interactive video activities, the focus is on enhancing productivity and personalizing learning. The updates also emphasize greater connectivity across platforms and products, […]

Feds kick off National AI Research Resource with pilot program live today

The National AI Research Resource (NAIRR) is set to launch as a pilot project, striving to democratize access to AI resources and expertise, and keep the U.S. competitive in the global tech scene. With a coalition of U.S. agencies and major tech companies involved, the NAIRR initiative will offer diverse AI resources to qualified researchers […]

Autonomous synthesis robot uses AI to speed up chemical discovery

In a groundbreaking development, the University of Amsterdam has created an autonomous chemical synthesis robot, RoboChem, which incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) to significantly accelerate chemical discovery. The robot outperforms human chemists in terms of speed, accuracy, and ingenuity, producing impressive results while working autonomously around the clock. Its integration with AI-driven machine learning allows it […]

Google adds AI to Android Auto to reduce driver distraction

Google is set to revolutionize the driving experience with the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) features to Android Auto, aimed at minimizing distractions for drivers. The new functionality will include the ability to summarize and suggest responses for long messages or chats, provide estimated time of arrival (ETA) based on Google Maps route, and enable […]

New Texas Center Will Create Generative AI Computing Cluster Among Largest of Its Kind

The University of Texas at Austin is making a significant investment in artificial intelligence (AI) by launching the Center for Generative AI, powered by a new GPU computing cluster named Vista, which is among the largest in academia. The cluster will focus on biosciences, health care, computer vision, and natural language processing and aims to […]

Gmail: Google is reportedly adding an AI voice feature

Google’s AI-assisted email drafting feature, “Help Me Write,” may soon support voice commands, allowing users to dictate email prompts on the Gmail mobile app. The feature uses generative AI to assist users in drafting emails and is currently available through the Labs testing ground for new AI features. Google has been actively introducing AI-related features […]

Tomorrow.io’s radar satellites use machine learning to punch well above their weight

Tomorrow.io has released the groundbreaking results from its first two radar satellites, demonstrating competitive performance with larger, traditional weather forecasting technology through machine learning.   The innovative approach utilizes small, modern Ka-band radar satellites weighing only 85 kilograms each, showing comparable or superior accuracy and precision to NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement satellite and ground-based systems. […]

Google Update Reveals AI Will Read All Your Private Messages

The article discusses Google’s introduction of Bard, an AI assistant that will analyze private messages on Android smartphones. Bard will analyze the content of messages, including sentiment and relationship dynamics, in order to personalize responses. This raises concerns about privacy and data security, particularly as the data will be sent to the cloud for processing […]

Nvidia’s Big Tech Rivals Put Their Own A.I. Chips on the Table

Amazon’s $4 billion investment in Anthropic, a San Francisco-based start-up focusing on artificial intelligence, was driven by its interest in building specialized computer chips to compete with Nvidia, a dominant force in the A.I. chip market.   The expansion of generative A.I. has revealed the heavy reliance of big tech companies such as Amazon, Google, […]

Nvidia’s Big Tech Rivals Put Their Own A.I. Chips on the Table

Amazon’s $4 billion investment in Anthropic, a San Francisco-based start-up focusing on artificial intelligence, was driven by its interest in building specialized computer chips to compete with Nvidia, a dominant force in the A.I. chip market.   The expansion of generative A.I. has revealed the heavy reliance of big tech companies such as Amazon, Google, […]

OpenAI partners with Common Sense Media to collaborate on AI guidelines

OpenAI has partnered with Common Sense Media to collaborate on AI guidelines and education materials for parents, educators, and young adults.   The partnership aims to curate “family-friendly” GPTs in OpenAI’s GPT marketplace, based on Common Sense’s rating and evaluation standards.   OpenAI is under pressure to demonstrate that its GenAI-powered apps, including ChatGPT, are […]

The New York Times is building a team to explore AI in the newsroom

“The New York Times” is embracing generative AI and plans to build a team to explore its use in the newsroom. The team will prototype uses of generative AI and machine learning techniques to aid reporting and presentation to readers. The initiative will involve hiring roles such as machine learning engineers, software engineers, designers, and […]

Microsoft adds new Designer protections following Taylor Swift deepfake debacle

Microsoft’s graphic design app, Designer, includes the Image Creator, which leverages DALLE-3 to generate realistic images. However, recent incidents of AI-generated deepfakes sexualizing celebrities have prompted Microsoft to implement new protections, as loopholes allowed inappropriate content generation. The company has strengthened safety systems and prohibited the creation of adult or non-consensual intimate content to address […]

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