5 things about AI you may have missed today: AI job threat peaks in Washington, D.C. to Biden and Xi to sign AI deal

AI Roundup: AI job threat peaks in Washington, D.C., a majority of Americans believe AI will revolutionise healthcare, and much more today.

| Updated on: Nov 13 2023, 22:52 IST
Apple's 'Scary Fast' October 30 Event: What to expect
1/7 Apple Inc. is set to kick off its final product unveiling of the year, and it's taking place on Halloween eve, October 30, at 5 p.m. California time (5:30 a.m IST). This event, known as "Scary Fast," is a deviation from the usual in-person gatherings at Cupertino. Instead, it will be an online-only affair, raising anticipation for what Apple has in store. (@Apple)
2/7 What to Expect at the Event: Apple has remained tight-lipped about the specifics of the event, but reports from Bloomberg suggest we can anticipate fresh MacBook Pro laptops and iMac desktops. While the design might not see radical changes, the highlight is the introduction of Apple's first M3 3-nanometer processors, a significant upgrade from the previous M2 chips. (Unsplash)
3/7 The introduction of these new models comes at a crucial juncture for Apple. With the personal computing market rebounding after the pandemic, Apple faces competition from companies like Nvidia and Qualcomm, who are venturing into the PC market. Apple hopes these new products will drive a resurgence in sales, as it has experienced a few quarters of declining revenue. (Unsplash)
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4/7 Although the Mac is no longer at the core of Apple's business, it remains a key revenue generator, contributing about 10 percent of annual sales. Wall Street estimates predict Mac sales to reach just under $8.1 billion in the holiday quarter, an improvement from the previous year, but not as robust as the pre-pandemic period. (AFP)
5/7 MacBook Pro Upgrades: The MacBook Pro lineup will see updates with high-end models codenamed J514 and J516. These machines will retain a similar look to their predecessors but are expected to feature faster M3 Pro and M3 Max processors. These processors come in various configurations with more CPU and graphics cores, promising improved performance and gaming capabilities. (Unsplash)
6/7 The Revamped iMac: The iMac lineup is also getting a refresh for the first time in over 900 days. Similar to the MacBook Pros, the design will remain largely unchanged, but internal enhancements and a redesigned stand are expected. These new iMacs, codenamed J433 and J434, will feature the M3 chip and offer different graphics configurations. (Apple)
7/7 While the event will showcase MacBook Pros and iMacs, a low-end MacBook Pro with the M3 chip won't be unveiled yet. Also, new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Airs with M3 chips, codenamed J613 and J615, are in development and scheduled for release in the first half of 2024. As for updated iPads, Apple plans to debut them in the spring. Meanwhile, AirPods will receive updates in the coming years, with new models and headphones on the horizon. (AFP)
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AI job threat peaks in Washington, D.C., according to a recent analysis; Majority of Americans believe AI will revolutionise healthcare in 2024; Google files lawsuit against hackers in India and elsewhere spreading malicious AI ads on Facebook; MIT Scientist urges CFOs to shift risk tolerance for rapid impact of generative AI- this and more in our daily roundup. Let us take a look..

1. AI job threat to jobs

The latest analysis by job search engine Salarship reveals that Washington, D.C., faces the highest AI job threat in the U.S. The study ranks states and territories based on vulnerability to AI, with California topping the list with 5.3 million jobs at risk, followed by Texas, Florida, New York, and Illinois. Washington, D.C., stands out with a higher percentage of jobs at risk, signalling increased susceptibility to AI-driven employment challenges, Fox Business reported.

2. Majority of Americans believe AI will revolutionise healthcare in 2024

Over half of U.S. adults (51%) express optimism about significant advancements in healthcare through new artificial intelligence (AI) applications in 2024, reveals a survey by healthcare tech leader Medtronic and Morning Consult. High optimism, especially in diagnoses and healthcare access improvement, with 61% believing AI aids in health condition detection. Chief Technology Officer at Medtronic, Ken Washington, emphasises the potential for AI to revolutionise healthcare responsibly and ethically, PRNewswire reported.

3. Google files lawsuit against hackers spreading malicious AI ads on Facebook

Google has filed a lawsuit against unnamed individuals in India and Vietnam, accusing them of using false ads on Facebook to trick U.S. small-business owners into downloading a non-existent AI chatbot, Bard. According to the Wall Street Journal, the ads, posted by hackers posing as Google entities, contain malware that steals social-media credentials. Google is looking to stop the scam and secure damages, marking the first such lawsuit to protect users of a major tech company's flagship AI product. The organised hacking group operates through accounts with phoney names.

4. MIT Scientist urges CFOs to shift risk tolerance for rapid impact of generative AI

MIT research scientist Andrew McAfee advises CFOs that risk tolerance must shift for the successful implementation of generative AI. Speaking at the Fortune CFO Collaborative dinner, McAfee emphasised the deep risk of not being agile. He predicts generative AI will rapidly differentiate winners and losers in the economy, turbocharging winners unexpectedly. While acknowledging hallucination risks, McAfee notes tech giants are actively addressing these issues. OpenAI's ChatGPT, part of the generative AI boom, introduced a process supervision approach to mitigate hallucinations, according to a Fortune report.

5. Biden and Xi to sign AI limitation deal for nuclear weapon systems

US President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping are expected to sign a deal at the APEC summit, limiting the use of artificial intelligence in nuclear weapon control systems. The agreement covers AI in autonomous weaponry like drones and control systems for nuclear warheads. Tensions between the US and China have risen, including a recent military communication shutdown and opposing stances in the Ukraine conflict, according to a South China Morning Post report.

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First Published Date: 13 Nov, 22:51 IST