In today’s AI roundup, IIT Bombay has introduced an AI-driven microscope for malaria diagnosis at a district hospital in Malkangiri, Odisha. According to a study by Bain & Company, generative AI is expected to have a major impact on over 50 percent of video game development within the next 5-10 years. Additionally, Guide to Europe has unveiled its travel planner powered by generative AI.
1. Artificial intelligence powered microscope for malaria detection installed in Odisha’s Malkangiri
PTI reported on Thursday that the first artificial intelligence-powered microscope has been installed at the district headquarters hospital in Malkangiri, Odisha. Developed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, the microscope has been installed on a pilot basis and was inaugurated by Malkangiri District Medical and Public Health Officer Prafulla Kumar Nanda. It can help diagnose malaria easily with clinical accuracy and can differentiate between the two parasites of the disease, P falciparum and P vivax.
2. Databricks raises $500 million in funding, develops more AI tools
US software company Databricks raised $500 million in funding, including investment from chip maker Nvidia, bringing its total valuation to $43 billion, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The company recently announced an AI LLM that can be used to create apps like ChatGPT. Ali Ghodsi, CEO of Databricks, said: “We are very excited about this strategic partnership with Nvidia to build custom large language models. This investment allows us to double down on our generative AI strategy.”
3. Generative artificial intelligence helps more than 50 percent of video game development, research reveals
According to a study by Bain & Company, generative AI will drive more than 50 percent of video game development in the next 5 to 10 years. The study, titled “How Generative AI is Changing the Video Game Industry,” surveyed 25 game executives. According to the survey, most of them believe that generative AI will improve the quality of games and deliver games faster, while 20 percent believe that it will also reduce development costs.
4. Now book your travel plans with artificial intelligence
Travel agency Guide to Europe announced its generative AI-powered travel planner called Travis on Thursday. In a release, the company revealed that its new chatbot uses artificial intelligence algorithms to create optimized travel plans based on customer preferences, proximity to attractions, review data, hours of operation and other critical variables. Dr. Helgi Helgason, Head of AI at Guide to Europe, said: “We are delighted to introduce a chatbot that is revolutionizing the way people plan their trips. Travis allows users to interact and search for the perfect trip using natural language.”
5. Lumafield introduces an AI tool to solve technical problems
On Thursday, Lumafield introduced its new AI tool called Atlas, which can solve complex manufacturing and design problems in simple language. The company announced in a release that its new AI-powered tool will help engineers work faster by answering questions and solving complex design and manufacturing challenges in plain language. Andreas Bastian, founder and chief product officer of Lumafield, said: “Atlas gives every engineer access to a level of expertise that has only been available to the largest and richest companies – until now.”