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Deepfakes, Putin’s AI Warning, and More: Uncover the Latest AI News!

On November 24, significant announcements regarding artificial intelligence were made by governments. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the IT minister, revealed that the Indian government has initiated a crackdown on deepfakes, specifically targeting their utilization in videos. Additionally, during an AI conference in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin cautioned against allowing the West to monopolize the field of AI. These updates, along with others, are covered in today’s AI roundup, providing a more detailed analysis.

The government is cracking down on deep counterfeiting

IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said India has launched a crackdown on deepfake videos. The development comes a day after Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw held a meeting with top social media companies and announced that the government will soon come up with new regulations to address issues related to deepfake videos.

Chandrasekhar said the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) will create a platform through which citizens can report if social media platforms violate the IT rule. The government will also help them file an FIR against these platforms if they find the content of the deepfake videos objectionable.

“MeitY helps users report IT rule violations very easily to it and assist in lodging FIRs,” the minister said.

Putin says the West cannot have an artificial intelligence monopoly

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West against establishing an artificial intelligence monopoly and announced plans for a more ambitious Russian artificial intelligence development strategy, reports Reuters. Despite setbacks from the war in Ukraine and Western sanctions affecting the import of talent and technology, Russia is aiming to become an influential player in artificial intelligence. Speaking at an AI conference in Moscow, Putin acknowledged ethical concerns but stressed the impossibility of banning AI, acknowledging its transformative impact.

Nvidia postpones the launch of a new China-focused AI chip

Nvidia has notified its Chinese customers of delaying the release of the H20, its most powerful AI chip, to comply with US export rules, according to a Reuters report. It will push the release to the first quarter of next year. This delay in complying with new export restrictions could pose challenges for Nvidia to maintain market share in China, especially against local rivals such as Huawei. Initially expected on November 16, the H20 launch is now expected to be in February or March, complicating the company’s efforts in the Chinese market.

The AI assistant passes the qualification test

Lawrence, an AI-enabled paralegal, achieved a score of 74 per cent on the first part of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), beating the typical 55-65 per cent pass rate, according to a report by Legal Cheek. The assessment, SQE1, includes FLK (Funkctioning Legal Knowledge) assessments covering legal topics such as contract, tort, property, crime and trusts. Founded by Lawhive Law Firm, Lawrence successfully answered 67 out of 90 multiple-choice questions, demonstrating her ability to learn and provide thoughtful responses to a variety of legal situations.

Healthcare professionals in Singapore receive artificial intelligence training

According to a report by Channel News Asia, Singapore is embracing AI in preventive healthcare, with AI Singapore and SingHealth signing an MOU to provide AI training and qualifications to healthcare professionals. The cooperation aims to support joint research and innovation projects. The training programs will start in June next year and will include a 10-part e-learning video, physical classes and workshops covering topics such as the ethics of artificial intelligence.

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