AI experts are calling for more regulation around the creation of deepfakes. (Pixabay) AI 

‘Leading figures in AI call for increased regulation of deepfakes in public letter’

A group of artificial intelligence experts and industry leaders, including pioneering figure Yoshua Bengio, have penned an open letter advocating for increased regulation on the development of deepfake technology due to its potential societal dangers. “Today’s deepfakes often involve sexual imagery, fraud or political disinformation. As AI advances rapidly and makes deepfakes much easier to create, safeguards are needed,” the group said in the letter, which was drafted by AI researcher Andrew Critch. researcher at UC Berkeley. Deepfakes are realistic images, sounds and videos created by artificial intelligence algorithms, and…

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Google says is built from the same research and technology that was used to create Gemini. (Google) AI 

Learn about Gemma, Google’s new family of AI models for open-source developers

Google has introduced its newest advancement in artificial intelligence (AI) known as Gemma shortly after unveiling Gemini Pro 1.5 Pro a few days earlier. Created by Google DeepMind, Gemma is a collection of lightweight and accessible AI models that utilize the same research and technology as Gemini. Announcing Gemini, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet posted on X: “Introducing Gemma – a family of lightweight, top-of-the-line open models built from the same research and technology used to create Gemini models.” Google announces Gemma Google has introduced Gemma in two…

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Most companies have decided to end the work-from-home setup and people will now have to also tackle the challenges posed by the threat of AI. AI 

TCS Chief Clarifies: AI Won’t Replace Jobs, But Employees Must Return to Office for Work Opportunities

People who are used to working from home in India, their time is up and companies are now ready to invite their employees back to the office as things go back to pre-pandemic state. TCS is one of the many tech companies asking their employees to return to the office, meaning many people will have to move back to the metros. Tech companies also give a clear warning to their employees that if you don’t come to the office, the chances of hikes and promotions are slim. Speaking on the…

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5 AI developments you might have overlooked today: Reliance supports AI model, AI to forecast land suitability, and more

AI update: Today, a leading engineering institute in India is teaming up with BharatGPT to introduce a ChatGPT-inspired service called “Hanooman,” supported by Reliance Industries Ltd. Additionally, researchers utilized AI to forecast potential changes in agricultural land suitability by 2050. Stay informed about the latest developments in the AI industry on February 21, 2024. Confidence in supporting the development of the ChatGPT-style Hanooman service BharatGPT and its eight affiliated universities presented a teaser of their large language model similar to ChatGPT, Hanooman. The initiative is also backed by Reliance Industries…

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Abode incorporates generative AI into Acrobat PDF management tool; Explore key features

Abode Acrobat, known for its exceptional features, security, and user-friendly interface, has now incorporated an AI-powered conversational engine to further improve its capabilities. Users can now interact with the tool through voice commands. The new AI features are designed to revolutionize the way digital documents are managed, with the generative AI feature allowing users to quickly comprehend lengthy documents. Discover the benefits of this AI integration for Abode Acrobat users. Adobe Acrobat’s creative AI features According to Adobe’s blog post, its PDF management tool Acrobat has an AI assistant that…

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Tech companies are gradually investing their resources in AI and this brand has decided the mobile business has enough to keep people happy. AI 

This Brand Will No Longer Produce Phones, Embracing AI as the Future

Phone brands are starting to focus on AI, but one company has decided that phones don’t make sense anymore and is fully investing in AI for the future. Meizu is a company that has confirmed its plans to exit the smartphone business and is ready to put all its eggs in the AI basket. Meizu wants to focus on an AI-powered operating system tailored for mobile devices and even launch its first AI-enabled hardware product in 2024. Meizu has proven its hardware with phones launched around the world, but the…

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Tinder's new identity verification program aims to address rising crime on dating apps by requiring users to submit a valid ID and a video selfie. (REUTERS) AI 

Tinder Implements Stricter Measures to Combat AI Scams and Dating Crimes; Passport and Video ID Checks Introduced

Tinder is introducing an enhanced identity verification program in response to the increasing difficulty in distinguishing real users from AI-generated profiles and the rise in criminal activity on dating apps. The popular dating platform will be implementing the system in the US, UK, Brazil, and Mexico in the upcoming weeks and months, following successful testing in Australia and New Zealand. According to a statement released by the company on Tuesday, verified users in these regions experienced a 67% increase in matches compared to unverified users. The process requires a valid…

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5 AI updates you might have overlooked today: Samsung offers AI training, Truecaller explores AI for fraud prevention, and more.

In the latest AI news, Samsung has introduced a new initiative at Visvesvaraya Technological University aimed at offering training in AI and IoT to more than 1100 students to prepare them for the future. Additionally, Truecaller CEO announced plans to utilize AI for company growth and fraud prevention. Stay updated on the latest developments in the world of AI. 1. The Samsung Innovation Campus program was launched to train 1,100 young people in artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things Samsung Semiconductor India Research announces Samsung Innovation Campus program at…

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Microsoft will expand its artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud infrastructure in Spain through an investment of $2.1 billion in the next two years. AI 

Microsoft is allocating $2.1 billion in Spain to support its AI goals.

US software giant Microsoft will expand its artificial intelligence and cloud infrastructure in Spain by investing $2.1 billion over the next two years, the company’s vice chairman and president Brad Smith said on social media X. The move follows its announcement of a €3.2 billion ($3.45 billion) AI-focused investment in Germany over the next two years. Microsoft did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for more information about the investment in Spain. “Our investment is not just about building data centers, it is a demonstration of our 37-year commitment to…

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Otter is working on developing AI avatars that could take your place in meetings, says CEO Sam Liang. (Unsplash) AI 

Otter CEO Sam Liang unveils plans for AI avatar to represent you in meetings

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you spend your entire workday attending meetings without accomplishing any actual work? This can result in wasted time and reduced productivity. Fortunately, a solution may be on the horizon. According to Otter CEO Sam Liang, an AI avatar could soon step in to take your place in meetings, answering questions and participating in discussions just like you would. AI avatars in meetings Speaking to Business Insider India, Otter CEO Sam Liang said that he often wonders if all the scheduled work…

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Reddit has signed a contract allowing an Artificial Intelligence (AI) company to train its models on the social media platform's content from its users. AI 

This AI Company Signs Content Licensing Deal with Reddit

(Reuters) – Reddit has signed a deal to allow the artificial intelligence (AI) company to train its models on the social media platform’s content, Bloomberg News reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Reddit, which is planning an initial public offering (IPO), has told potential investors it signed a $60 million annual deal earlier this year, according to a report. The details of the AI deal could change as negotiations continue for the Reddit IPO, which could come in March. The content licensing agreement comes at a time when interest…

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Some game studios are experimenting with AI tools to give voice to a potentially unlimited number of characters and conversations. (AP) AI 

Some video game actors are allowing AI to replicate their voices, but they are wary of being replaced.

Actor Andy Magee may be the voice behind a video game goblin with a Cockney accent or a gruff Scottish blacksmith forging a virtual sword. Except it’s not exactly Magee’s voice. It is a synthetic voice clone created by artificial intelligence. As video game worlds expand, some game studios are experimenting with artificial intelligence tools to voice a potentially limitless number of characters and conversations. It also saves time and money on “vocal scratch” recordings, which game developers use as placeholders for testing scenes and Scripts. Feedback from professional actors…

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Generative AI startups face challenges due to high costs of AI infrastructure, leading many to struggle in competing with large tech firms. (AFP) AI 

Google and Microsoft to Lead AI Market as Computing Expenses Rise

Sam Altman’s aim to secure approximately $7 trillion for the development of artificial intelligence chips reveals more than just his ambitious goals. The rising costs of building AI infrastructure and the concentration of value in the hands of a few tech giants highlight the challenges and potential risks of an increasingly monopolistic industry. Despite all the competition fueled by the launch of ChatGPT in late 2022 and the influx of new startups jumping into the hyped generative AI market, most of these new players are likely to exit or join…

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5 AI developments you might have overlooked today: AI is not meant to replace jobs, Tamil Nadu launches AI mission, and more

Recent developments in the world of artificial intelligence include S&P Global Market Intelligence President Adam Kansler stating that AI will not replace jobs, but may create a demand curve that requires a deeper understanding of the technology. Additionally, Tamil Nadu has announced an Artificial Intelligence Mission to drive innovation and development within the state. Stay informed about the latest advancements in AI. S&P Global Market Intelligence highlighted how AI can create a demand curve In a recent interview, Adam Kansler emphasized that AI is not here to take our jobs…

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OpenAI CEO aims to secure massive investment for AI computer chip production. AI 

AI systems like ChatGPT are not genuinely intelligent, experts say

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, is said to be seeking up to $7 trillion in investment to produce the large quantities of computer chips necessary for running AI systems, according to reports. Altman also recently said that the world will need more energy in the AI-saturated future he envisions — so much more that some kind of technological breakthrough like nuclear fusion might be necessary. Altman clearly has big plans for his company’s technology, but is the future of artificial intelligence really that rosy? As a long-time “artificial intelligence” researcher,…

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Copilot and Opera pages showing the incorporation of AI technology are displayed in London, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. The rise of generative AI chatbots is giving people new and different ways to look up information. (AP) AI 

Tech Tip: Looking to explore beyond Google? Learn how to utilize new generative AI search platforms

Many individuals believe that Google searches are declining in quality, and the emergence of generative AI chatbots is providing alternative methods for accessing information. Although Google has been a one-stop shop for decades – after all, we usually call searches “Googling” – its long-standing dominance has attracted sponsored or spammy links and junk content fueled by “search engine optimization” techniques. It undermines really useful results. According to a recent study by German researchers, the quality of Google, Bing and DuckDuckGo results is indeed declining. Google says its results are significantly…

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A group of 20 tech companies announced on Friday they have agreed to work together to prevent deceptive artificial intelligence content from interfering with elections across the globe this year. AI 

Tech Giants including OpenAI and Meta Join Forces to Combat AI Election Interference

(Reuters) – A group of 20 technology companies said on Friday they have agreed to work together to prevent fraudulent artificial intelligence content from interfering with elections around the world this year. The rapid growth of generative artificial intelligence (AI), which can create text, images and videos in seconds in response to prompts, has fueled fears that the new technology could be used to influence this year’s major elections, as more than half the world’s population heads to the polls. Signatories to the technical agreement announced at the Munich Security…

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Sam Altman seeks government approval for his AI venture, while Google introduces free cybersecurity tools: 5 AI updates you might have overlooked today.

In our daily roundup, we have news that Sam Altman is seeking approval from the US for his multibillion dollar AI chip venture. Additionally, Google has introduced free AI cyber tools to enhance online security, while Apple is preparing to launch an AI code completion tool for developers. However, there is a concern that AI hiring tools may unintentionally exclude top candidates, despite efforts to reduce bias. 1. Sam Altman seeks US approval for a multi-billion dollar AI chip project OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is seeking US government approval for…

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Google's Gemini 1.5 is out, just two months after the release of Gemini 1.0, bringing forth a slew of meaningful changes. Here's all you need to know. AI 

Gemini 1.5 Generative AI Model Unveiled by Google

Google Gemini has only been around for about two months, but the search giant has already released its successor, and it’s its newest Large Language Model (LLM) to date – Gemini 1.5. This version is currently only available to businesses and developers, with a full consumer rollout expected soon. Google CEO Sundar Pichai says Gemini 1.5 features “dramatic improvements in multiple dimensions” while achieving quality comparable to Gemini 1.0 Ultra, its most advanced LLM, and using less computing. Additionally, Pichai added that this new generation achieved a breakthrough in understanding…

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How OpenAI CEO Sam Altman interacted with X users to showcase Sora’s capabilities. (Sora) AI 

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman utilizes Sora to transform X user prompts into impressive AI videos.

OpenAI has introduced Sora, a cutting-edge video generation tool capable of transforming text prompts into 60-second videos. The announcement of this remarkable AI model was made via OpenAI’s X account. Following the announcement, CEO Sam Altman encouraged X users to submit prompts, assuring them that he would utilize Sora to create AI-generated videos based on their suggestions. True to his word, Altman astounded everyone by uploading a series of breathtaking AI-generated videos inspired by these prompts. Sora AI videos with X Altman’s post said, “We’d love to show you what…

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