With Gemini Pro, Google Bard has received its “biggest upgrade” since its release in March 2023, the company claims. Here's what you must know. AI 

Google Bard Receives ‘Gemini Pro’ Support; Company Claims Most Significant Upgrade Since Initial Release

Google Bard now features Gemini Pro, Google’s latest multimodal language model (LLM), replacing PaLM 2 as its most powerful AI model to date. The company claims this is the “biggest update” Bard has received since its launch in March 2023, allowing for more advanced reasoning, planning, understanding and more. Gemini 1.0 is available in three different versions – Gemini Ultra, Gemini Pro and Gemini Nano. Google says the Bard chatbot uses a “fine-tuned” version of Gemini Pro, but this could be updated in the future. Gemini Pro beats OpenAI’s GPT…

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Google Gemini, the company's most powerful AI model yet, outperforms OpenAI's GPT-4 and powers applications and devices like Bard chatbot and Pixel 8 Pro. AI 

Google Introduces Gemini, Its Most Advanced AI to Date; Outperforms OpenAI’s GPT-4 in Benchmark Tests

Google has released Gemini, its next-generation major language model that powers the likes of the Google Bard chatbot and the company’s Pixel 8 Pro smartphone. The search giant calls Gemini its “most capable and most common model,” and thus replaces the PaLM 2. It’s built to be multimodal – meaning it can understand and use different types of data, such as text, code, images, and even videos. “This new era of models represents one of the biggest science and technology efforts we’ve ever made as a company. I’m truly excited…

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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg was reportedly warned that Facebook and Instagram could go extinct if he didn’t act fast enough to create a rival to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. News 

AI Scientist Raises Concerns to Mark Zuckerberg About Potential Extinction of Facebook and Instagram

When ChatGPT came out, the world got its first glimpse of what generative AI can do. When it started to take over the mainstream, rival companies like Google were said to be left behind by the unexpected competition. And according to reports, Google internally declared it a “code red.” Meta, which is focused on its mixed reality metaverse goals, was another company feeling the heat. In fact, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg was warned that Facebook and Instagram could become extinct if he didn’t act fast enough to create a competitor…

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18 countries, including the US, have agreed that companies designing and using AI need to develop and deploy it in a way that keeps customers and the wider public safe. AI 

Secure AI Development: US, Britain, and Others Sign Pact to Stop Misuse

The United States, Britain and more than a dozen other countries on Sunday unveiled what a senior U.S. official described as the first detailed international agreement to keep artificial intelligence safe from rogue actors and require companies to create artificial intelligence systems that are “secure by design.” In a 20-page document released on Sunday, 18 countries agreed that companies designing and using AI must develop and deploy it in a way that keeps customers and the wider public safe from misuse. The agreement is non-binding and contains mostly general recommendations,…

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Google Bard now has the ability to to understand YouTube video content, and this opens up multiple use cases. Here's how this feature works. Gadgets 

Google Bard’s Latest Magic: “Watch” YouTube Videos Without Lifting a Finger!

Google Bard was Google’s answer to OpenAI’s ChatGPT when it was released earlier this year. Over time, the PaLM 2 LLM-based chatbot has received some love from Google thanks to the countless features it has received this year. However, Google does not stop, it continues to add new features to the chatbot. The latest is its ability to understand YouTube video content. Bard can now browse YouTube videos and essentially “watch” them to gather information for you. This feature can potentially be used for research purposes, finding food recipes, or…

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Facebook owner Meta is barring political campaigns and advertisers in other regulated industries from using its new generative AI advertising products. AI 

Meta’s AI Tools: No Political Ads Allowed!

(This Nov. 6 story has been updated to correct a reference to Snapchat’s policy on political ads in point 11) NEW YORK: Facebook owner Meta is blocking political campaigns and advertisers in other regulated industries from using its new generative artificial intelligence advertising products, a company spokesman said Monday, denying access to tools that lawmakers have warned could turbocharge the spread of election misinformation. Meta announced the decision publicly in updates posted to its help center Monday night after this story was published. Its advertising standards prohibit ads whose content…

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X’s (formerly Twitter) artificial intelligence division, xAI, has launched its own generative AI chatbot called Grok, based on Grok-1. Here are the details. AI 

“X Unleashes Grok: Their AI Chatbot to Take on ChatGPT and Google Bard!”

2023 has been a significant year for generative artificial intelligence. Not only have we seen platforms like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Google Bard, and Meta Llama 2 mature, but generative AI has also penetrated the mainstream, reaching consumer-grade products like the Google Pixel 8 series. Now X’s (formerly Twitter) AI division XAI has launched its own generative AI chatbot called Grok, based on Grok-1, an LLM owned by X that was developed over the past four months. Grok has several differences compared to popular chatbots such as Google Bard and ChatGPT. Announcing…

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Apple's Tim Cook has spoken about AI and his views about its evolution and now he hints that AI will soon be part of iPhones for the users. News 

Tim Cook Announces Upcoming AI-Powered Features for iPhones

iPhone users may get generative AI features from Apple by next year. Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed his company’s plans in the artificial intelligence arena during an investor call this week. ChatGPT has taken the world by storm since its official launch earlier this year, and Apple is ready to enter the market, but Cook says the company wants to invest in AI responsibly. Apple’s executive has been open about his views on AI, recently mentioning that the company has been working and investing in generative AI for years, something…

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The Biden administration on Tuesday issued restrictions on exporting advanced artificial intelligence to China and other countries. AI 

US Blocks China’s Access to Advanced Chips to Stop AI Development: Read More

On Tuesday, the Biden administration issued a sweeping update to restrictions on exports of advanced artificial intelligence to China and other countries. The measures are designed to prevent China from acquiring high-end chips needed to develop artificial intelligence technologies such as large language models that run apps like ChatGPT, but which U.S. officials say also have military uses that pose a national security threat. Here’s a closer look at how the Biden administration is tightening the rules. MORE CHIPS The original rules last year limited chips if they met a…

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CD Projekt Red, the developer behind Cyberpunk 2077, has reportedly used AI to create the voice of a deceased cast member for Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty. AI 

Game Developer Employs Generative AI To Revive Voice Of Late Actor

We’ve seen generative AI at the center of many internet-related companies like OpenAI, Google, and even Meta, but so far we’ve only scratched the surface when it comes to implementing entertainment-based AI. product like a video game. Now CD Projekt Red, the developer of Cyberpunk 2077, has reportedly used artificial intelligence to create the voice of a dead actor for the game. CD Projekt Red has confirmed that the voice of Miłogost Reczek, the late Polish voice actor who died in 2021, Viktor Vektor, was created using artificial intelligence for…

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Google is finally bringing its AI-powered Search to the public, allowing them to create images using AI tech and more. News 

Generate Images With Google’s AI-Powered Search Tool

Google now brings the power of generative AI to search, which can generate AI images from any request. Google basically explains that many of you have situations where you know what you want in an image, but you can’t even find it on Google. There, Generative AI powered search helps you provide the right prompt to create the perfect image you need. “So starting today, we’re rolling out the ability to generate images using our generative AI powered search experience (SGE),” Google writes in this post. Google is rolling out…

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Google said on Thursday that it will defend users of generative artificial intelligence systems in its Google Cloud and Workspace platforms if they are accused of intellectual property violations, joining Microsoft, Adobe and other companies that have made similar pledges. Space 

Google to Defend Users in Legal Disputes Over Artificial Intelligence Systems

(Reuters) – Google said on Thursday it would defend users of generative artificial intelligence systems on its Google Cloud and Workspace platforms if they are accused of intellectual property rights violations, joining Microsoft, Adobe and other companies that have made similar pledges. Big tech companies like Google have invested heavily in generative AI and are racing to incorporate it into their products. Well-known authors, Illustrators and other copyright owners have said in several lawsuits that both the use of their work to train artificial intelligence systems and the content created…

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Apple is said to be working on improving its search tool with generative AI, following in the footsteps of Google and Microsoft, Mark Gurman has said. AI 

Report Suggests Apple May Be Developing Its Own Search Engine and Generative AI Technology

Apple is working to improve its search features, which the company says it already uses in some of its apps. Currently, this tool is currently available in some Apple apps and is expected to roll out to the App Store, macOS, and iOS to provide more accurate search results. According to Mark Gurman’s Power On Newsletter, Apple’s search engine tool called Pegasus has been around for a while. John Giannandrea, formerly of Google, is actively working with his team to better integrate it with Apple’s applications. In addition, Apple is…

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WhatsApp users will finally get a chance to explore the world of AI with features like stickers, images and chatbot as well. News 

WhatsApp Introducing AI-Powered Stickers, Images and Chatbot Feature for Users

WhatsApp will get a taste of Generative AI in the coming months as Meta confirmed some new features coming to the messaging app. The company’s rapid transition from metaverse to artificial intelligence is understandable, and billions of WhatsApp users will see this change. Generative AI for users basically looks at the features of an AI chatbot that helps you with surveys, creates WhatsApp stickers with AI prompts and similarly makes images with AI technology. Meta claims that these AI tools can help you be more creative, expressive and productive. It…

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Alexa AI was introduced at the event this week which should the evolution of the voice assistant and behave more human-like. AI 

Possibility of Charging for Amazon’s Alexa AI Services in the Future

Amazon showcased its AI lineup at the Devices event this week, but it goes without saying that Generative AI was a hot word throughout the keynote. The company is understandably working through Alexa on new solutions with artificial intelligence for consumer needs. And it has been suggested that Amazon could eventually decide to charge for its Alexa AI assistant in the coming years. Amazon hasn’t directly talked about its future plans, but outgoing CEO Dave Limp hinted in an interview with Bloomberg about the possibility of Alexa becoming a paid…

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Tesla's humanoid robot, which is called 'Optimus' can now perform yoga, and sort objects by their colour, thanks to new abilities made possible using AI and self-calibration. News 

Elon Musk Celebrates Progress as Tesla’s Humanoid Robot Demonstrates Yoga Moves

2023 has been a big year for generative AI, and it’s only going to get bigger. More and more companies are beginning to reveal their long-term plans for AI, and some experts are concerned about AI’s potential to replace jobs and even make sense. While this may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, Elon Musk’s Tesla recently unveiled a video of its AI-based humanoid robot – Optimus – performing various tasks on X (formerly Twitter). In the viral video, we see the humanoid robot performing a variety of…

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Tech giant Nvidia and India's Infosys are partnering to bring Nvidia's enterprise-grade AI models, runtimes, and GPU systems to Infosys Topaz. AI 

NVIDIA and Infosys Join Forces to Utilize Generative AI for Businesses

Nvidia and India’s Infosys have announced a new strategic partnership to empower companies and enterprises with generative AI-based solutions to increase productivity. Through this collaboration, Nvidia brings its enterprise-grade AI models, runtimes and GPU systems to Infosys Topaz, AI’s first suite of services, solutions and platforms using generative AI technology. “Through the integration, Infosys is creating offerings that customers can adopt to easily integrate creative AI into their business,” Nvidia said. In addition, Infosys plans to set up an “Nvidia Center of Excellence” where it will train and certify its…

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Adobe's Firefly is finally available across its Creative Cloud suite and also as a standalone Web app. Here's what you need to know. AI 

Adobe Introduces Firefly AI Models to Creative Suite, Launches Web App: Get the Details Here

Adobe has joined other tech giants to release its own generative AI model called Firefly. Integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud, this template allows users to create images, extend backgrounds, ideate storyboards, and perform many other AI-powered features in Adobe’s Creative Cloud applications. This full release follows Firefly’s beta phase over the last few months and is now available on Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Experience Cloud and Adobe Express. To use some of Firefly’s features, users can also visit Firefly’s web app and take advantage of its creative AI features. Adobe…

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Meta is working on a new AI model intended to be as powerful as the most advanced model offered by OpenAI, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. AI 

Meta Develops AI Model Equivalent to OpenAI’s GPT-4: Read More

Meta Platforms is working on a new artificial intelligence system that is meant to be as powerful as OpenAI’s most advanced model, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter. The Facebook parent company aims to have its new AI model ready next year, the Journal said, adding that it is several times more powerful than a commercial version called Llama 2. Llama 2 is Meta’s open-source artificial intelligence language model, launched in July and distributed by Microsoft’s Azure cloud services to compete with OpenAI’s…

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Google has introduced a new 'Proofread' feature for beta users of the Gboard keyboard for Android. Here's how it works. News 

Google Gboard’s AI-Enabled Feature Helps You Check Your Text for Errors

Earlier this year at Google I/O 2023, it was clear that the company plans to double down on its generative AI goals by adding new AI-centric features to its product lineup. Now, the search giant has rolled out a new “Proofreading” feature for beta users of Gboard’s Android keyboard. The feature, as reported by 9to5Google, is currently available as of Gboard version 13.4 and appears in the Gboard toolbar. As the name suggests, the feature exists to proofread text for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. Users can do that with…

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