Day: February 4, 2024

Rebellions lands $124M to develop its new AI Rebel chip with Samsung

Rebellions, a South Korean AI chip startup, has secured $124 million in a Series B funding round, with strategic investors such as KT, Temasek’s Pavilion Capital, Korea Development Bank, Korelya Capital, and DG Daiwa Ventures participating. The funding will be used to develop its third AI chip, Rebel, and to ramp up production of its […]

FBI enlists Amazon Rekognition AI surveillance tech

The FBI plans to use Amazon’s Rekognition cloud service to extract information and insights from lawfully acquired images and videos, with the project in the “initiation” phase listed as code-named Tyr.   Amazon’s Rekognition service offers various capabilities, including facial recognition, object detection, and identifying inappropriate content in images and videos.   While Amazon previously […]

Tech Layoffs Not Tied to Economic Struggles, but AI Investments

Tech layoffs are a strategic move by companies to realign priorities and invest in AI, rather than a sign of economic struggles.   Despite recent layoffs, tech stocks are at all-time highs and the unemployment rate remains low, reflecting investor confidence in these strategic moves.   Investments in AI are central to the tech industry’s […]

Open-source PixArt-δ image generator spits out high-resolution AI images in 0.5 seconds

Move over Stable Diffusion, because PixArt-δ is giving you a run for your money. This new open-source image generator is faster, more accurate, and churns out high-resolution images with breathtaking speed. Researchers from Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab, Dalian University of Technology, Tsinghua University, and Hugging Face have collaborated to present PixArt-δ, a robust text-to-image synthesis […]

Open-source PixArt-δ image generator spits out high-resolution AI images in 0.5 seconds

Move over Stable Diffusion, because PixArt-δ is giving you a run for your money. This new open-source image generator is faster, more accurate, and churns out high-resolution images with breathtaking speed. Researchers from Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab, Dalian University of Technology, Tsinghua University, and Hugging Face have collaborated to present PixArt-δ, a robust text-to-image synthesis […]

Eagle 7B : Soaring past Transformers with 1 Trillion Tokens Across 100+ Languages (RWKV-v5)

The RWKV Project recently announced the release of the RWKV-v5 Eagle 7B language model, which is a 7.52B parameter model licensed under the Apache 2.0 license. The model showcases significant multi-lingual performance improvements across 23 languages, with particularly noteworthy advancements in common sense reasoning and world knowledge benchmarks. Additionally, the new model demonstrates a substantial […]

Robot trained to read braille at twice the speed of humans

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a robotic sensor incorporating artificial intelligence techniques to read braille at speeds roughly double that of most human readers, marking a significant advancement in tactile sensing technology.   The robotic braille reader, using machine learning algorithms, was able to achieve a reading speed of 315 words per […]

Volkswagen Opens AI Lab as Carmakers Embrace Artificial Intelligence

Volkswagen is reportedly in discussions with technology companies to launch an artificial intelligence partnership. The German carmaker aims to create digital prototypes for products and features that use AI and has opened an “artificial intelligence lab” to foster new product ideas, collaborating with technology companies across China, North America, and Europe. The ultimate goal is […]

Generative AI in a Nutshell

A full day AI course crammed into 18 mins of drawing & talking. Target audience: Everyone. Covers questions like What is generative AI, how does it work, how do I use it, what are some of the risks & limitations. Also covers things like autonomous agents, the role of us humans, prompt engineering tips, AI-powered […]

Pentagon now considers China’s 3D NAND maker YMTC a ‘military company’ — designation bars company from using US-designed chipmaking equipment

The Pentagon has designated several Chinese technology firms, including Yangtze Memory Technologies Corp. (YMTC), as ‘military companies’ due to national security risks, leading to a ban on the U.S. military from purchasing devices featuring their chips and restricting these companies from buying advanced chipmaking equipment based on U.S. intellectual property. SMIC Hong Kong International Co. […]

China’s top AI accelerator and CPU makers are bleeding tens of millions — Longsoon and Cambricon losses continue despite billions in government subsidies

Chip designers in China, particularly Loongson and Cambricon Technologies, are facing significant financial challenges in 2023. Loongson, a leading CPU developer, is projected to experience a 31% year-over-year decrease in revenue and an expected loss of ¥310 million, attributed to a sluggish market for industrial chips and high research and development expenses. Similarly, Cambricon Technologies, […]

OpenAI launches ChatGPT app for Apple Vision Pro

OpenAI has released ChatGPT, a new app for the Apple Vision Pro augmented reality headset that allows users to interact with the latest GPT-4 Turbo model, enabling them to ask questions, get advice, learn about new topics, and generate images and text directly in the app.   ChatGPT for Vision Pro is one of the […]

Deepfake News: Donald Trump Says AI Is ‘So Scary‘

Former U.S. President Donald Trump expressed concerns about the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI), particularly in relation to deepfake technology, during an interview with Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo. Trump highlighted the potential threats posed by AI-generated deepfakes, emphasizing their impact on security and the potential for misinformation and manipulation. The interview also highlighted the broader […]

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