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AI roundup April 12: Adobe's Ethical Firefly AI raises questions, AI-made political ads on Instagram and more

Adobe's 'Ethical' Firefly AI raises questions over training data sources; Instagram's Modi AI images: Political boost sparks controversy, and much more today.

By: MD IJAJ KHAN
Updated on: Apr 12 2024, 21:21 IST
Know what’s happening in the AI universe today, April 12. (Pexels)

 Adobe's 'Ethical' firefly AI raises questions over training data sources;  Instagram's Modi AI images: Political boost sparks controversy;  Infosys partners with Intel to boost AI expertise and solutions; Apple Plans M4 chips with AI for upcoming Mac models: Report- this and more in our daily roundup. Let us take a look.

1. Adobe's 'Ethical' Firefly AI raises questions over training data sources

Adobe's Firefly AI, touted as an "ethical" alternative to competitors like Midjourney, was initially presented as trained solely on Adobe Stock. However, it was later revealed that Firefly also utilised AI-generated content from rival platforms. This raises questions about transparency and responsibility in AI development, highlighting the complexities of navigating ethical concerns in the rapidly expanding field of generative artificial intelligence, according to a report by Bloomberg. 

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2. Instagram's Modi AI images: Political boost sparks controversy

The expert cited in the article, conducting an analysis of political advertisements on Instagram, revealed that the right-wing page Hokage Modi Sama prominently promoted AI-generated images of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. These images, depicting Modi as a Hindu leader with religious and political connotations, were disseminated widely, reflecting the page's agenda and audience engagement strategies, according to an Al Jazeera report

3. Infosys partners with Intel to boost AI expertise and solutions

Balakrishna D R, Executive Vice President and Global Services Head of AI and Industry Verticals at Infosys, expressed the company's commitment to leveraging Intel's AI training assets to enhance employee skills and deliver advanced AI services. He highlighted Infosys' AI-first strategy aimed at unlocking significant business value for clients and praised the collaboration with Intel in advancing AI solutions for enterprises, the Economic Times reported

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4. Apple Plans M4 chips with AI for upcoming Mac models: Report

According to Bloomberg's sources, Apple is poised to transform its Mac lineup with the introduction of M4 computer processors, featuring advanced AI capabilities. The reported rollout, scheduled for late this year and early next year, includes updated iMacs, MacBook Pros, and Mac Minis. Apple's strategic integration of AI processing aims to invigorate Mac sales amid industry shifts, Business Today reported

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5. Meta unveils OpenEQA to enhance AI understanding for home robots and smart glasses

Meta introduced OpenEQA, an open-source framework aimed at enhancing AI's understanding of its environment. By providing sensory inputs and enabling clear communication, OpenEQA empowers AI agents to assist humans effectively, whether in-home robots or smart glasses. Meta highlighted the potential for AI to locate items, answer queries, and improve daily tasks, though challenges persist in current vision+language models, ZD Net reported

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