AI Roundup: Today, February 7, saw several significant developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Deep Tech startup from Kerala bagged the 'Best Research Company in AI' award at the Global Artificial Intelligence Summit and Awards 2024. Meanwhile, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella urged India and the US to cooperate on AI regulations in an effort to “permeate” AI to every corner of the world. OpenAI said on Wednesday that it is adding watermarks to the metadata of images created with the Doll-E3 model on ChatGPT.
All this, and more in today's AI roundup.
1. Satya Nadella urges India and US to cooperate on AI regulations
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella urged India and US to cooperate on AI norms. Speaking at an event at Mumbai's Taj Mahal Hotel on Wednesday, Nadella said India, his country of birth and the US are crucial to the “pervasion” of AI in every corner of the world, Bloomberg reported. “I think it's imperative that India and the United States, in particular, cooperate with each other, what the rules are, what the rules are, instead of breaking them,” said the Microsoft CEO.
2. A Kerala startup wins the Global Artificial Intelligence Summit
International Virtual Assistance Private Limited (IVA), a deep tech startup in Kerala, has won the 'Best Research Company in AI' award at the Global Artificial Intelligence Summit and Awards 2024. According to a PTI report, it has also received recognition from all. India Council for Robotics and Automation (AICRA) to develop “Virtual Strain Gauge Sensor for Aero-Engine Testing”. Suresh Kumar, Chairman, IVA, said, “We are proud to represent Kerala on the global stage and continue our excellence in the dynamic field of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning.”
3. Thailand is making progress in developing a local AI model
Thailand is making progress in developing its own AI model with the aim of reducing its reliance on foreign technology, Thailand's National News Bureau reported on Wednesday. The development of the AI model, known as Open ThaiGPT, is led by Chai Wuthiwiwatchai of the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), as it aims to bring a GPT model that meets local needs while being fluent in Thai. The project was launched in 2023 in collaboration with the Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneur Association of Thailand and the NSTDA Supercomputer Center and is supported by government ministries.
4. Adding watermarks to OpenAI DALL-E-generated images
OpenAI said on Wednesday that it is adding watermarks to the metadata of images created with the Doll-E3 model on ChatGPT. OpenAI said in a release that the move is in support of the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA), which enables publishers, companies and others to embed metadata in media to verify its source and related information. Therefore, images generated using this model now contain C2PA metadata. This change will be reflected to all mobile users by February 72.
5. Amazfit AI Smartwatch launched
Smart wearable brand Amazfit on Wednesday announced the launch of its latest smartwatch, the Amazfit Active. The smartwatch comes with an AI feature called Zepp Coach. This AI-powered personal coach provides users of all training backgrounds with more efficient, personalized and safer workouts. Zepp Coach introduces scientific training methods, predicting training status based on the user's physical fitness, fatigue level and exercise intensity. Therefore, it advises users about increasing exercise, prescribing rest or changing training intensity.
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