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Samsung's auto chip to power Hyundai Motor's infotainment starting in 2025

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Samsung said on Wednesday that it will be supplying its latest automotive processor to Hyundai Motor for the auto giant's new in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems launching in 2025. It is the South Korean tech giant's first collaboration on automotive semiconductors with Hyundai Motor, one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world. Exynos Auto V920 is Samsung's third-generation automotive chip aimed at IVI systems. Its CPU packs ten of chip designer Arm's latest cores for autonomous driving, boasting 1.7 times the processing power than the prior generation, the tech giant said. Exynos Auto V920 also supports LPDDR5, the latest high-performance, low-power memory chip, that allows it to manage up to six high-resolution displays and up to 12 camera sensors, Samsung said. The chip also has beefed up graphics __ its GPU cores have double the speed than before __ and AI performances that enhance the visual presentation on displays as well as driver interaction with in-car information, the company said.


Should AI come to your doctor's office? OpenAI's CEO thinks so

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There's a big fear in many members of the workforce of the potential for artificial intelligence tools to take over their jobs, rendering their positions futile. However, there's one place where AI has been successfully innovating for years and, as a result, saving lives: The medical field. Beyond reading minds, AI has been used to interpret medical imaging to find potentially cancerous tumors that could be easily missed by the human eye, for example. And now, OpenAI co-founder and President Greg Brockman, tweeted about a new way generative AI tools can be implemented at doctor's offices across the world. GPT-4 in @CarbonHealth -- cuts the time to create a medical record to four mins, saving doctors 10 minutes: https://t.co/INLtUBI3Ht


Instagram may be getting its own AI chatbot soon. Here's what we know

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Meta rapidly adopted generative AI technology and incorporated it into various features across its platforms, including ads. Now, the company is testing a new feature on Instagram. Also: 7 ways you didn't know you can use Bing Chat and other AI chatbots A Tweet revealed that Instagram is testing an AI chat option for its platform. With the new feature, users would be able to chat with an AI chatbot to ask questions and get advice in their direct messages. You'll be able to choose from 30 different personalities.


Singapore creates digital blueprint for generative AI and autonomous systems

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Singapore has laid out a years-long roadmap it believes will ensure its digital infrastructure is ready to tap emerging technologies, such as generative artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous systems, and immersive multi-party interactions. The Digital Connectivity Blueprint maps out key priorities for the country's infrastructure over the next 10 years and serves as a foundation on which it can realize better opportunities, said Minister for Communications and Information Josephine Teo. Also: Today's AI boom will amplify social problems if we don't act now, says AI ethicist The blueprint encompasses physical infrastructures, including broadband, mobile networks and data centers, as well as "digital utilities" to facilitate secure and seamless cross-border transactions. These transactions include e-payments and invoicing, data exchanges, document authentication, and identity verification, said Teo. She added that the blueprint will place Singapore in a better position to embrace opportunities from emerging technology trends, such as generative AI and autonomous vehicles.


Meet your digital persona: Apple's Vision Pro users to get real-time animated avatars

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Apple has finally thrown its hat into the VR ring with the announcement of the Apple Vision Pro. This VR headset is designed to not only deliver more immersive entertainment experiences but also boost productivity with virtual desktop apps as well as the newly announced digital Persona. With the front camera on the Vision Pro headset, a user will be able to scan their face in order to create an almost 1:1 virtual reconstruction -- aka Persona -- of their likeness. Not only will this avatar be more visually accurate, but it will also be animated in real-time to match your mouth and hand movements for more natural-looking conversations. The Digital Persona can be integrated with the FaceTime app for VisionOS to make collaboration with non-VR-using teammates smoother.


Generative AI can save marketing pros 5 hours per week, according to research

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Marketing professionals are bullish on the impact of generative AI but still investigating and learning about the effective use of the technology and safety, according to the latest research from Salesforce. Salesforce surveyed over 1,000 marketers representing companies of a variety of sizes and sectors in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, as part of its Generative AI Snapshot Series and found that 51% are currently using generative AI. Also: The impact of generative AI on software team productivity is... complicated Generative AI-related skills and trusted first-party data are important requirements for successful generative AI adoption and usage within marketing. The importance of human oversight in the execution of generative AI in its respective roles is also a requirement given the current state of output can be inaccurate and potentially biased. Generating new content using AI large language models is easy work.


Australia launches consultative review of AI

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Amid increasing global alarm that artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to cause irreparable harm to human society in the near future, the Australian government headed by Liberal party leader Anthony Albanese has launched its own review of this rapidly evolving technology. Industry and Science Minister Ed Husic has released two papers that kickoff an eight-week consultative process that seeks to get input from a variety of stakeholders on a new framework. Also: Today's AI boom will amplify social problems if we don't act now, says AI ethicist One is a'rapid response' report commissioned by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) that explores the opportunities and risks posed by generative AI. This analysis has become expedient because of the speed at which existing tech companies in Australia and globally are pivoting to AI, and the pace with which AI is seeping into almost every industry. It's a transformation that has triggered increasing concern about AI's intrusiveness or tendencies toward bias as well as concerns about truthfulness and'hallucinations'.


The impact of generative AI on software team productivity is... complicated

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Despite the potential for vast productivity gains from generative AI tools such as ChatGPT or GitHub Copilot, will technology professionals' jobs actually grow more complicated? People can now pump out code on demand in an abundance of languages, from Java to Python. Already, 95% of developers in a recent survey from Sourcegraph report they use Copilot, ChatGPT, and other gen AI tools this way. But auto-generating new code only addresses part of the problem in enterprises that already maintain unwieldy codebases, and require high levels of cohesion, accountability, and security. For starters, security and quality assurance tasks associated with software jobs aren't going to go away anytime soon.


This retailer is using RFID tags to make in-person clothes shopping less frustrating

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Buying clothes in person can be a frustrating experience. You go to the fitting room, try on the item, and find you've picked the wrong size. You then have to get dressed, go back onto the shop floor, get the right-sized item, and go through the whole process again in the fitting room. Finally, you find the right item in the right size -- but now you have to wait in a long line to make your purchase. What you thought was going to be a quick and easy procedure has turned into a bit of a slog.


Google Bard can now deliver results based on your precise location - if you want

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The latest generation of AI chatbots can be useful for providing worldwide facts, figures, and data. But ask them about something in your neighborhood, and they're likely to stumble. Now Google Bard is offering an option to better deliver relevant information based on your location. Also: Google's new AI Search is rolling out to some users. Here's how to get access Open up Google Bard now, and a notification should pop up asking if you want to use your device's precise location.