MondayFeb 26, 2024 10:30 am

Adobe Unveils AI to Search, Summarize PDFs

Adobe has unveiled an artificial intelligence assistant that can search PDFs, produce summaries and answer questions about a user’s PDF documents. The computer software company launched the AI assistant in its Acrobat applications and reader, and is planning to release a subscription plan for the tool once it is past beta testing. Unlike other AI models, such as ChatGPT, which need users to upload a PDF document before providing an analysis, the AI assistant from Adobe will be built into its reader and applications. A news release said the AI assistant is currently available on Acrobat and noted that Adobe…

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FridayFeb 23, 2024 11:00 am

OpenAI Unveils Text-to-Video AI Model

The company behind ChatGPT has unveiled a generative text-to-video artificial intelligence (AI) model that can generate video from text. Developed by San Francisco-based AI research organization OpenAI, the text-to-video model — Sora — can use text prompts from users to generate videos of up to a minute in length. Although Sora still isn’t available to the public, OpenAI’s announcement left the internet ablaze with varied reactions. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman went to social media platform X to ask users for prompt ideas before feeding the prompts into the company’s text-to-video AI model. Some of the prompt ideas offered by users…

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WednesdayFeb 21, 2024 11:00 am

NVIDIA Unveils Chatbot That Could Give ChatGPT a Run for Its Money

Nvidia has launched Chat with RTX, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbot that can run on GeForce RTX 30 Series and 40 Series graphic cards. The Nvidia chatbot can run offline on Windows PCs equipped with the two graphics cards and allows users to customize a generative AI model similar to ChatGPT by OpenAI by connecting it to notes, files and documents for querying. A blog post by Nvidia revealed that Chat with RTX users can type simple queries into the chatbot to precisely locate information instead of searching through their saved content or notes manually. It uses an open-source model…

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FridayFeb 16, 2024 11:00 am

Sam Altman Wants $7 Trillion to Overhaul Semiconductor Industry

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is calling for an overhaul of the worldwide semiconductor industry via trillions of dollars in investments. A recent report from The Wall Street Journal has revealed that the artificial-intelligence industry executive is seeking significant investments to fund sweeping changes to the global semiconductor sector. Altman has spoken of the demand and supply issue facing AI chips several times, noting that many artificial intelligence companies desperately want AI chips, but there simply aren’t enough to go around. According to The Wall Street Journal, Altman is considering a project that would boost the world’s AI chip-making capacity and…

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WednesdayFeb 14, 2024 11:30 am

California Proposes Landmark Regulations for AI

A California legislator has introduced a landmark artificial intelligence (AI) bill that would regulate the technology and address the potential dangers of AI. Artificial intelligence technology has advanced so significantly in the past few years that it is becoming increasingly integrated into key systems and people’s everyday lives. Many experts say AI technology may be dangerous to humanity, and some, including Center for AI Safety (CAIS) director and researcher Dan Hendrycks, say AI could even “destroy humanity.” Although the idea that AI poses an existential threat to humanity is widely disputed, industry leaders have expressed concern for issues such as…

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MondayFeb 12, 2024 11:00 am

AI Facilitates Decoding Ancient Text Attributed to Caesar’s Family

During the 18th century, many papyrus scrolls were found in the library of an opulent villa in Herculaneum. However, their contents remained unknown because scholars couldn’t unroll the scrolls to decode them. Any attempts to do so caused them to fall apart. Recently three students won a $1 million prize after they used artificial intelligence to read a scroll that was burnt during Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in August 79AD. The 2,000-year-old scroll was charred in the town of Herculaneum during the mountain’s eruption, making it unreadable. Dr. Federica of the University of Naples stated that the scrolls’ being badly burnt…

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FridayFeb 09, 2024 10:30 am

How AI Quietly Transforms Daily Life

Many medical professionals, schools and businesses are quietly integrating generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools into their operations outside the watchful eye of the public. Much like the mobile phone and the internet before it, generative AI is slowly and steadily integrating itself into our daily lives. The unregulated technology is now being used to screen resumes from job candidates, teach children at home and even provide medical advice. Despite being in its infancy, the AI industry has the potential to revolutionize not just industry but the daily lives of regular individuals. Hiring processes already rely on AI tools heavily to…

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WednesdayFeb 07, 2024 1:30 pm

Microsoft Reveals Its AI is Seeing Deployment at Scale

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) saw an increase in its sales as 2023 came to a close, driven by growing demand for its artificial intelligence ("AI") tools. In a recent statement, the tech giant revealed that in the last quarter of 2023, revenues increased by 18% to surpass $60 billion. Overall, the company’s profits increased by 33% to hit $21.9 billion. The value of the multinational corporation has significantly grown these past couple of years, with the company recently claiming the top spot as the number one valuable publicly listed company. The news comes as companies in the tech space work…

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FridayFeb 02, 2024 9:00 am

D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS) Adds Kirstjen Nielsen, Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to the Company’s Board of Directors

An internationally recognized expert on security issues, Secretary Nielsen brings a depth of knowledge and expertise on policy, strategy and operations She is steeped in emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence (“AI”) and quantum, and has advised technology companies of all sizes Her appointment to the company's board of directors highlights governments' rapidly accelerating interest and investment in today's quantum technology D-Wave Quantum (NYSE: QBTS), a leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services, and the world's first commercial supplier of quantum computers, recently announced the addition of Kirstjen Nielsen, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to the…

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