Rajeev Chandrasekhar has presented a slew of clarifications to the AI advisory by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India, published on March 1. News 

Rajeev Chandrasekhar explains government’s position on AI, describes advisory as a safeguard for companies

In a follow-up to the recent advisory issued by MeitY on March 1, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister for IT, has clarified important aspects of the advisory amid industry-wide concerns. Chandrasekhar emphasized that the advice is specifically aimed at “significant platforms and the license application from Meity only applies to large companies, and it does not apply to startups.” He stated that the focus of the advisory is on “untested AI platforms” intended for use in the “Indian Internet”. Recent advisory of @GoI_MeitY needs to be understood➡️Advisory is aimed at the Significant…

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Apple has spent billions, years and thousands of employees to get the project running but reports say it has run out of fuel. News 

Apple shifts focus from Tesla rival to GenAI and other projects, halts work on competing vehicle.

Apple has been working on its own electric car division for more than 10 years, but it seems that the company has decided to end this dream and focus on other things. Apple has reportedly invested billions in the project codenamed Titan, but now wants to use its energy and resources to build Generative AI applications. Some of the people hired specifically for the car project will probably be fired, while some may merge with other groups that are actively working on new products and services in the company. According…

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GenAI tools are not only helping you but hackers are also going to make use of them to advance their attacks which is a big threat News 

GenAI poses a significant threat as cyberattacks increase in 2024.

As hackers develop new methods to infiltrate your devices, Generative AI (GenAI) has emerged as the biggest threat this year, as cybercriminals use ChatGPT and Gemini AI models to up their game. Large Language Models (LLM) are just the beginning of a new disruption in the hacking space. “It’s important to recognize that this is just the beginning of the evolution of GenAI, and many of the Demos we’ve seen in security operations and application security are very promising,” said Richard Addiscott, senior director analyst at Gartner. GenAI takes a…

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The latest celebrity deepfake targets Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, in a bid to promote a betting app. Here's what you need to know. News 

Warning! Viral Video of Virat Kohli in Betting App Advertisement is a Deepfake

We’re all aware of the capabilities of generative AI, from scripting movies to producing lifelike videos using tools like OpenAI’s Sora. However, a byproduct of this scourge of the Internet is the rise of deep fakes and the spread of misinformation. Recently, numerous deepfake videos featuring various celebrities have gone viral and have been accepted at face value by many unsuspecting individuals. The latest target is none other than Indian cricketer Virat Kohli. Fraudsters are said to be using Kohli’s deepfake to support fake advertising, especially betting apps where Kohli…

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OpenAI’s Sora can create hyper-realistic scenes from text-based prompts, based on what we have seen so far. News 

OpenAI’s Sora Transforms Text into Realistic Videos of Puppies

Over the past two years, AI has made significant progress on various fronts, including pioneers like OpenAI and the steadily advancing Google, which has established itself as an AI powerhouse. As we enter 2024, tech companies are ramping up their efforts to capitalize on this momentum. In particular, Google has garnered attention with the release of Gemini 1.5, while OpenAI has also announced Sora, its latest text-to-video AI model. As the name suggests, OpenAI’s Sora has the ability to bring text-based prompts to life by creating lifelike scenes. Imagine yourself…

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Multiple AI tools now exist that people can use to enhance efficiency and simplify tasks, which previously required a significant investment of time and money. News 

Discover 4 Free Tools to Streamline Your Digital Life with Practical Applications of AI

Generative AI has been the talk of Silicon Valley ever since OpenAI released ChatGPT, based on GPT-3.5 LLM. Since then, tech companies have been working hard and fast to enter this rapidly evolving space. Not only have giants like Google, Microsoft, and Meta embraced it, they’ve also started making these tools widely available in consumer products like smartphones. For example, OpenAI has already introduced an iOS and Android app for ChatGPT, while Google has integrated its Gemini AI model into the Pixel 8 range. At the same time, there are…

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Google Bard now has the ability to generate images for you, leveling the playing field with ChatGPT Plus, but completely free of cost. AI 

Google’s Bard now offers free image generation through text prompts.

If you’re a Google Bard user, you’ll know that the popular Gemini-powered chatbot didn’t have the ability to create images like some of its counterparts from rival AI-focused companies like OpenAI. However, the search giant has finally implemented Bard’s ability to create images for all users. Now, when you open Google Bard by visiting bard.google.com, you’ll be greeted with a little prompt that says you can create images. “Start your prompt with ‘Create an image…’ or ‘Create an image from…’ and describe the image you have in mind,” notes Google.…

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The generative AI market is expected to grow by a massive 65 percent in the next two years, as a recent report has hinted. AI 

Report predicts that the generative AI industry will reach a value of $100 billion by 2026.

Generative artificial intelligence (genAI) is expected to grow into a $100 billion industry by 2026, a new report said Monday. According to data presented by AltIndex.com, the genAI market will grow by a whopping 65 percent in the next two years. “The launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT marked a turning point for the global AI industry. Chatbot, which became the fastest growing app in history with 100 million users in just two months, turned AI into one of the biggest stories of 2023,” the report states. “While ChatGPT was the most…

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The video streaming platform has been vocals about its business moves but Gen AI is surely becoming a concern. AI 

Netflix Expresses Concern Over Demand for Gen AI Tools and Its Competitive Edge

Netflix has sounded a threat to generative artificial intelligence, as such technologies could adversely affect its operations and ability to compete effectively with other companies. In its annual report to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the streaming giant said new technological developments, including the development and use of generative artificial intelligence, are developing rapidly. “If our competitors gain an advantage by using such technologies, our ability to compete effectively and our results of operations could be adversely affected,” the company said. Netflix further said that the use or…

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Chrome users in select countries now have the option to use Gen AI features on the browser to get some tasks done. AI 

Chrome Users Will Soon Have Access to Gen AI Features

Google introduces new creative AI features in the Chrome browser – intelligently organize your tabs, create your own themes with AI, and get help sketching things out online. Since the latest release of Chrome, the company has introduced experimental creative AI features that make browsing even easier and more efficient. “You can try these new Chrome features on Mac and Windows PC in the coming days, starting in the US,” the company said. To access these features, sign in to Chrome, select Settings from the three-dot menu, and go to…

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Generative AI for test automation involves using AI algorithms to generate and manage test scripts, allowing for more efficient and adaptable testing procedures. News 

By 2028, approximately 70% of software tests will be written by generative AI-powered tools.

GenAI-based tools will be able to write 70 percent of software tests by 2028, reducing the need for manual testing, thereby improving test coverage, software usability and code quality, a new report says. According to IDC, 48 percent of enterprises in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) consider code review and testing to be one of the important tasks that AI could most effectively help developers streamline. The main areas of focus in utilizing AI/ML with testing are test prioritization, finding the underlying reasons for failed tests, creating test cases, and…

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With Copilot Pro, all users will be able to access Copilot inside the Microsoft Office suite of apps—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote on PC. News 

Individuals can now access ChatGPT-like features in MS Word and Excel through Microsoft’s Copilot Pro.

Remember Microsoft Bing Chat, the company’s own GPT-powered AI bot? It was renamed Microsoft Copilot a while back, and now the tech giant has announced Copilot Pro, a new subscription that gives users access to the most advanced features of Copilot AI. Copilot Pro costs $20 per month per user and users can now actively subscribe to it. Microsoft states that Copilot Pro helps users with writing, research, coding and even learning. It includes a number of exclusive features that are not available in the free version. Microsoft Copilot Pro:…

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Kristalina Georgieva, IMF chief, believes that AI poses a risk to job security at large, but also presents a “tremendous opportunity” to empower global growth. AI 

Why ‘Reskilling’ is Crucial for Safety Amid AI Job Disruption, Warns IMF Chief

OpenAI’s launch of ChatGPT in 2022 acted as a catalyst in advancing the narrative that generative AI will eventually replace human jobs. Since then, industry experts and developers have been discussing the possibility of this becoming a reality, with many calling for governments around the world to regulate the technology. Now the head of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, told AFP that while AI poses a risk to job security in general, it also offers a “tremendous opportunity” to boost global growth and even increase productivity in different sectors. According to…

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OpenAI has come forward and explained why it disagrees with the claims in The New York Times lawsuit and how it is working with news organisations to create new opportunities. News 

OpenAI Dismisses New York Times Lawsuit as ‘Baseless’; Expresses Willingness to Collaborate

OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, has openly criticized The New York Times, calling the lawsuit against it “without merit,” saying the publication “doesn’t tell the whole story.” In the OpenAI and Journalism blog post, OpenAI has presented and explained why it disagrees with the claims made in The New York Times lawsuit and how it is working with news organizations to create new opportunities for mutual benefit. To the uninitiated, The New York Times sued OpenAI and its backer Microsoft for alleged copyright infringement by using its reports to train…

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Apple's generative AI LLM called 'Ajax' could be introduced alongside iOS 18 at its WWDC 2024 event. News 

Report: Apple May Unveil ‘Ajax’, a Competitor to ChatGPT, at WWDC 2024

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple plans to unveil its own Large Language Model (LLM) at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. The model is expected to compete with OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Google’s Gemini LLM, and others from Amazon and Meta. Gurman says Apple’s AI tools are far behind, especially since ChatGPT was released in 2022. But it’s expected to arrive in iOS 18, with a major language model called Ajax. Gurman says Apple has been testing it since early last year. As for real-world app usage, Apple may…

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OpenAI and Microsoft face an increasing number of lawsuits from non-fiction authors.

OpenAI and Microsoft are facing another lawsuit from non-fiction authors who allege that their intellectual property was used without permission to train OpenAI’s generative AI technology. Following a previous lawsuit in November, journalists Nicholas A. Basbanes and Nicholas Gage have now filed a proposed class action lawsuit, accusing the companies of engaging in a deliberate and extensive theft of copyrighted works belonging to writers like themselves. Professional writers “have limited capital to fund their research” and “typically self-fund their projects,” they said in their complaint. Meanwhile, the defendants have “ready…

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Fraudsters can now impersonate your family members through sophisticated voice cloning methods. Here what you must know about it. AI 

Be cautious of ‘relatives’ requesting money: AI voice cloning scam surges

Generative artificial intelligence and improved machine learning algorithms have opened the floodgates for a new wave of fraud. You’ve probably heard of deepfakes, where scammers use artificial intelligence to create convincing fake videos of popular celebrities, and in some cases even a person’s relatives, to trick them into giving them money. Now users face another threat: AI voice cloning. In this scenario, scammers can impersonate your family members using advanced voice cloning methods. Just a few weeks ago, NDTV reported a case where an elderly man in Delhi fell victim…

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In a heartwarming tale, a man from St. Louis, US, used AI to recreate his late father's voice, delivering a Christmas surprise to his mother. AI 

Son Uses Artificial Intelligence to Recreate Late Father’s Voice, Resulting in Chills All Over His Body, as a Christmas Gift

AI experts are always quick to talk about the dangers of generative AI—from how it could eventually replace human jobs, to how it could become sentient and develop a mind of its own. But it’s important to remember that generative AI can also be incredibly useful, and when used correctly, can help people in a way that no other technology has been able to before. So yes, it’s true that AI can be useful as it can help us streamline and automate tedious tasks that once took hours to complete.…

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Do you share your personal life with ChatGPT or confide details? Well, according to Oxford Professor Mike Wooldridge, it may not be the best idea. Here's why. News 

Oxford Professor Urges Caution in Sharing Personal Information with Chatbots

2023 has been the year of generative AI chatbots and the large language models (LLM) behind them. These models have grown exponentially, and some AI experts are concerned that this could be dangerous for humanity. They argue that things should not be processed at this speed, especially without supervision. However, experts have expressed concern about artificial intelligence becoming understanding and thinking of its own, but little has been said about how personal a chatbot can become. But now Oxford University artificial intelligence professor Mike Wooldridge has warned users of AI…

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AI prompt engineers can make around $1,75,000, which is approximately 1.4 crore in Indian rupees, but this can also exceed $3,00,000 per annum, around Rs 2.5 crore, a new report claims. News 

Looking to Make Rs 2.5 Crores Annually? Consider This Artificial Intelligence Job

The development of generative artificial intelligence is reshaping job trends and bringing to the fore high-paying roles that did not exist before. One such job that is currently in the internet limelight is the position of “AI prompt engineer”. According to a ZDNet report, the role involves “getting the best and most relevant answers from generative AI tools” and is one of the “hottest” jobs. The report adds that fast engineers can earn around $1,75,000, which is around INR 1.4 billion, but this can also exceed $3,00,000 a year, around…

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