Day: April 14, 2024

Meta is stuffing its AI chatbot into your Instagram DMs

Meta AI, Meta’s general-purpose, AI-powered chatbot, has made its debut on Instagram, offering users the ability to ask questions, write poetry, and generate images through simple text prompts. The introduction of Meta AI to Instagram follows its unveiling in September 2023 and subsequent integration into other Meta-owned platforms like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.   Although […]

Meta releases OpenEQA to test how AI understands the world, for home robots and smart glasses

Meta introduced Open-Vocabulary Embodied Question Answering (OpenEQA), aiming to enhance AI’s understanding of its environment through sensory inputs. Meta envisions AI agents, integrated into home robots or smart glasses, possessing the ability to perceive surroundings using vision and communicate effectively with humans. The open-source framework enables AI to assist users by answering questions about their […]

Early OpenAI investor bets on alternative Sam Altman’s approach to AI

The latest advancements in AI have revolutionized the field by eliminating the need for human involvement in certain processes. Deep learning has ushered in a new era where machines can teach themselves tasks without human labeling of data. This development has significantly boosted the capabilities of neural networks, particularly with the introduction of architectures like […]

US lawmaker proposes a public database of all AI training material

US Representative Adam Schiff has introduced the Generative AI Disclosure Act, requiring AI companies to disclose copyrighted works in their training datasets to the Register of Copyrights. This bill enforces transparency by listing referenced works and providing a URL for creators to verify and potentially seek compensation. The act aims to respect creators’ rights and […]

Amazon CEO: generative AI ‘may be the largest technology transformation since the cloud’

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, in his annual letter to shareholders, emphasized the increasing significance of artificial intelligence (AI) in shaping Amazon’s future and the broader tech industry landscape. Jassy highlighted that AI is becoming pivotal for Amazon’s operations and anticipates its value will only grow in the years ahead. With a bold assertion, Jassy stated […]

AI may eventually consume a quarter of America’s power by 2030, warns Arm CEO

Arm CEO, Rene Has, in an interview highlighted by The Wall Street Journal, raised concerns about the increasing energy consumption of artificial intelligence (AI). He warned that AI’s demand for electricity could potentially surge to 25% of the current power grid usage in the United States, which stands at 4%. This prediction aligns with a […]

No One Actually Knows How AI Will Affect Jobs

In a recent discussion with Mary Daly, the CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and a qualified labor market economist, insights into the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and the workforce were unveiled. Daly highlighted the diverse ways in which businesses are approaching the integration of generative AI technology. While some companies […]

Humane’s AI “Pin” Is a $700 Flaming Dumpster Fire

Humane, an AI startup that generated significant buzz after securing $100 million in funding for its “Pin” device, has recently faced reviews that label the gadget as disappointing. Priced at $700, with an additional $24 monthly subscription fee, the lapel-mounted, screenless Pin struggled to perform basic tasks like accurately reporting the weather and translating text. […]

OpenAI and Meta Reportedly Preparing New AI Models Capable of Reasoning

OpenAI and Meta are gearing up to introduce their next-generation AI models that promise to incorporate reasoning and planning capabilities, reported by the Financial Times. The anticipated models, GPT-5 from OpenAI and Llama 3 from Meta, are set to launch soon. Joelle Pineau, Meta’s VP of AI research, expressed the intention to push these models […]

Meta’s AI chief: LLMs will never reach human-level intelligence

In the fast-paced world of artificial intelligence, the buzz surrounding artificial general intelligence (AGI) continues to captivate tech enthusiasts and experts alike. High-profile figures like Nvidia’s CEO Jensen Huang, AGI pioneer Ben Goertzel, and visionary Elon Musk have recently made bold predictions about the imminent arrival of AGI, with timelines ranging from three to five […]

Google and Bayer announce an AI platform to cut radiologists’ workloads

Bayer has entered an agreement with Google Cloud to utilize various Google tools, such as Vertex AI and BigQuery, to create an artificial intelligence platform for radiologists. The platform aims to enhance efficiency by flagging potential issues in images and handling routine tasks, ultimately supporting radiologists in optimizing their work for improved patient care.   […]

Meta plans to tease Llama 3 next week before a broader summer 2024 launch

Meta is gearing up for a big reveal with its upcoming Llama 3 large language model (LLM). While the full Llama 3 model is not quite ready for its grand debut, reports indicate that Meta is planning to introduce some basic versions as a teaser next week. These preliminary versions may not yet include the […]

New AI music generator Udio synthesizes realistic music on demand

A new AI music synthesis service called Udio, created by ex-DeepMind employees, has entered the scene, allowing users to generate high-fidelity music from written prompts, including lyrics. Similar to Suno, Udio offers a range of genres like country, classical, and hip hop. Despite its impressive capabilities, some musicians fear these AI tools could threaten their […]

Hopes rise for mRNA cancer vaccine after Moderna trial shows promise

Pharma company Moderna made a significant announcement this week, revealing that its mRNA cancer vaccine, initially designed for melanoma, shows potential in treating head and neck cancer as well. This development represents a milestone in expanding the application of mRNA technology beyond COVID treatments.   Moderna’s revelation caused a surge in its stock price, highlighting […]

‘AI Instagram Influencers’ Are Deepfaking Their Faces Onto Real Women’s Bodies

In a recent development on Instagram, a group of AI “influencers” has gained significant popularity by appropriating content from authentic female creators to enhance the credibility of these AI-generated personas. This phenomenon raises concerns about the ethics and authenticity of digital influencers on social media platforms. One such example involves a real influencer known as […]

Meta will require labels on more AI-generated content

Meta is updating its policy regarding AI-generated content on Instagram, Facebook, and Threads by introducing a new “Made with AI” label starting in May. The company admits that its current policy is too narrow and will now expand it to include more video, audio, and image content. This decision follows recommendations from Meta’s Oversight Board, […]

AI Can Pretend To Be Stupider Than It Really Is, Scientists Find

A recent study by researchers from Berlin’s Humboldt University, published in “PLOS One”, reveals that advanced AI models can mimic the language learning stages exhibited in children and even express mental capabilities similar to those stages. Anna Maklová, a research assistant and psycholinguistics expert at Humboldt University, highlighted the significance of the theory of mind […]

Italy sets up €1B AI fund, mulls new penalties for the tech’s misuse

Italy, with the support of state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), is committing €1 billion to AI development over the next five years. This initiative, announced by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, aims to act as a multiplier and attract further investment in AI. The funds, provided by CDP’s venture capital arm, will be divided […]

eBay adds an AI-powered ‘shop the look’ feature to its iOS app

eBay has introduced a new AI-powered feature called “shop the look” on its iOS mobile app targeting fashion enthusiasts. This feature suggests outfit ideas and images based on the customer’s shopping history, incorporating interactive hotspots that reveal similar items and outfit inspirations. The personalized recommendations will evolve as the customer shops more, aiming to show […]

Apple’s new AI model could understand your home screen and supercharge Siri

Apple, a key player in the tech industry, is making significant strides in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Despite not launching any AI models recently, Apple researchers have unveiled a new language model called Ferret-UI designed to understand mobile user interface (UI) screens. This multimodal large language model (MLLM) differs from typical language models […]



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