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Qualcomm AI Hub Released at MWC 2024; Run AI Models on Your Device

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Qualcomm has finally released its AI Hub and AI Stack to run AI models locally on Snapdragon platforms, be it your smartphone or PC. The chipmaker has optimized over 75 AI models to run locally on your device. You can generate texts and images, enhance low-light images, perform image segmentation, and do much more locally. Qualcomm's AI Engine delivers 3x-4x better performance than Intel's latest Core Ultra processors.
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Meet Groq, a Lightning Fast AI Accelerator that Beats ChatGPT and Gemini

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Groq is a company formed by ex-Google TPU engineers who have developed an LPU (Language Processing Unit) that can generate outputs at a blistering speed. It can generate over 500 tokens per second while using a 7B model and close to 250 tokens per second while using a 70B model. ChatGPT and Gemini generate responses at a speed of 50 to 60 tokens per second. The Groq LPUs are said to be highly performant with much less latency and minimum energy consumption. With the introduction of LPUs, expect instant interaction with AI models soon.
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Google Launches Gemma, a Family of Open-source Models

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After launching Gemini 1.0 Ultra and Gemini 1.5 Pro in the last few weeks, Google is back with new AI models that are actually open-source. Dubbed "Gemma", these are small open-source models which can run even on consumer laptops. They come in two sizes, one with 2B parameters and another with 7B parameters. The models are largely trained in the English language and are suited for text generation, summarization, reasoning, and Q&A. Google has given a commercial license to Gemma models subject to certain prohibited use policies.
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OpenAI Launches Sora: A Groundbreaking Text-to-Video AI Model

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OpenAI has unveiled its remarkable text-to-video model, Sora, that can generate AI videos for up to 1 minute. The generated videos are highly detailed and have a resolution of up to 1080p. Unlike existing solutions, Sora-generated videos don't have distortions in the scene, which makes everyone believe that it's trained on gaming engine simulations like Unreal Engine 5. OpenAI says it's a diffusion model built on the transformer architecture. The Sora model is going through safety checks now and currently, it's not available to regular users.
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Google Introduces Gemini 1.5 Pro with a Massive 1 Million Context Window

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After releasing Gemini Advanced with the Ultra 1.0 model last week, Google has announced its next-generation model called Gemini 1.5 Pro. The new model is built on the Mixture-of-Experts (MoE) architecture and supports a massive context window of up to 1 million tokens. It performs nearly the same as the much larger Gemini 1.0 Ultra model. The AI model is currently in limited preview and developers can test it on AI Studio after joining the waiting list.
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Nvidia Launches Chat with RTX, an AI Chatbot You Can Run Locally on Windows

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Nvidia has released a new tool called Chat with RTX. This lets Windows PCs with Nvidia RTX 30 series or RTX 40 series GPU run an AI chatbot locally on their PC. Custom data can be given to the AI including documents, PDFs, and even YouTube videos. It includes the Mistral and Llama-2 open-source LLMs in the download. 16GB of RAM is also required and the GPU must have at least 8GB of VRAM capacity in order to work.
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What is Gemini Advanced and How to Get Subscription

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Google has launched a subscription plan called Gemini Advanced that is powered by the Gemini Ultra 1.0 model. Unlike the free Gemini (formerly Bard), Gemini Advanced is much better at highly complex tasks and performs close to OpenAI's GPT-4 model. It costs $20 per month, but you get two months of free trial. Gemini Advanced also bundles 2TB of storage, and Google One benefits. And soon, Gemini Advanced users will be able to access Gemini AI in apps like Gmail, Docs, and more.
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Amazon Launches Rufus, an AI Assistant in Its Shopping App

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The e-commerce giant, Amazon, has added an AI shopping assistant called Rufus to its shopping app. It's an AI chatbot trained on Amazon's vast product catalogs, customer reviews, community Q&A, and information sourced from the web. It can answer all your questions based on your shopping needs, find personalized products, offer recommendations for various occasions, and much more. The Rufus AI assistant is currently being rolled out to a small subset of users in the US only.
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How to Generate AI Images Using Google Bard

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Google has finally added image generation into Bard and you can create images for free. Simply start your prompt with "create an image of" or "generate an image of" and Bard will generate two images at once. Google is using its in-house Imagen 2 AI model with ImageFX tool for added guardrails to power Bard image generation. Right now, it only supports prompts in English and some countries such as the UK, Switzerland, and EEA regions can't access the feature right away.
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8 Best AI Photo Enhancers in 2024 (Free and Paid)

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There are a number of AI photo enhancers that let you restore old photos, upscale images, add more clarity and detail, expand images, and more. We have included the eight best AI tools to improve images including popular ones like Remini, Lensa, Clipdrop, and several others. We have also included some tools that you can run locally on your computer if you don't want to upload your images to the cloud.
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AI Breaks the Bank: 80% of Jobs Find Replacing Humans Costly, Reveals MIT Study

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A recent MIT study eases the job automation fears, revealing that only 23% of certain jobs can be cost-effectively replaced by AI. Economic hurdles and high upfront cost of AI installation and maintenance contribute to a prolonged timeline. The study further says that at least until 2046, human labor will be a valued asset.
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Great, AI Can Forge Your Handwriting Now and I’m Concerned!

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A group of researchers from Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence in Abu Dhabi developed a new AI tool to imitate human handwriting. Apparently, it just requires a couple of paragraphs to analyze the handwriting and copy it. Previously, generative adversarial method was used to mimic someone's handwriting. Although it worked great, it could not work on the subtle elements of a human handwriting. That's why they followed a vision transformer-based solution to formulate a handwritten text image generation approach. With this, the AI can be trained to accurately capture the essence of each human handwriting.
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OpenAI’s Sam Altman Is Raising Money to Set Up AI Chip Factories

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According to a new Bloomberg report, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is looking to raise in billions to establish his own network of AI chip factories. He predicts that industry-leading foundries like TSMC, Intel and Samsung will not be able to support the needs of AI technologies in the future. So, as per the report, he is already in active discussions with investors like G42 and SoftBank Group, with funding requirements from G42 alone revolving around $8 billion or more.
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Microsoft Sets 16GB RAM & 40 TOPS of AI Computing Speed as Standard for New ‘AI PCs’

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Microsoft is said to put new hardware requirements in place, for future PCs. Here, 40 TOPS has been mentioned as the minimum AI computing speed a PC should have, in order to be branded as an AI PC. In addition to this, Microsoft is also setting 16GB RAM capacity as a minimum for AI PCs. The newly released Intel Core Ultra processors do not meet this requirement.
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CES 2024: The Rabbit R1 Is a Walkie-Talkie AI Assistant That Listens

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Rabbit R1 is a new AI assistant made by a startup. It has been launched at CES 2024 and pre-orders have gone live with the device carrying a $199 price tag. This is made to be a 'simple computer' and the AI model they are using can navigate user interfaces (UI) to do various tasks like book you an Uber cab, navigate Discord to create an AI image on Midjourney, among other things.
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Google Seeks Your Input on New Bard Features You Want in 2024

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Google has been working hard to make Bard as feature-rich as ChatGPT. A PM at Google is now asking Reddit users to share their 2024 Bard Wishlist for new feature additions and extra capabilities. Reddit users point that Bard needs a separate app for Android and iOS, just like ChatGPT. In addition, Google needs to quell the hallucination issue, and integrate Bard with Google Assistant, among other things.
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GitHub Copilot Chat is Now Generally Available to All Users

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GitHub has made Copilot Chat generally available to all users. The company has even made it free for students, verified teachers, and maintainers of popular open-source projects. You can start using it on Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code. You get features such as code completion, contextual chat, in-line code generation, unit test generation, security vulnerability detection, and more.
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Microsoft Is Making AI PCs with Its 2024 Surface Lineup

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Microsoft is reportedly working AI-centric laptops and we may seem them in action with Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 next year. They will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon X Elite chipset and Intel's 14th-gen processor. With the dedicated NPU, Microsoft would be able to bring new AI features and experiences, hopefully with Windows 12's release. It's also being reported that Surface laptops will sport a Copilot button on the keyboard.
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The New York Times Sues OpenAI and Microsoft Over Copyright Infringement

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The New York Times has sued OpenAI and Microsoft for using millions of Times' articles to train its AI models without paying any licensing fee. In the lawsuit, the NYT has alleged that GPT-4 produces verbatim output from the NYT articles with minor or no changes at all without any attribution. The NYT is seeking "billions" in damages from both OpenAI and Microsoft over the unlawful use of its journalistic work. The major American newspaper had tried to negotiate a deal back in April, but it didn't go anywhere.
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