5 things about AI you may have missed today: AI translation platform launch to AI’s sustainability challenge and more

AI Roundup: PM Modi launches 'Bhashini'; Character AI surpasses ChatGPT in user engagement and much more today.

| Updated on: Aug 19 2023, 21:21 IST
Microsoft brings Windows Copilot Preview: Know all the AI features in Windows 11 and how to use them
1/5 Back in May, at the Microsoft Build conference, the company teased its Copilot for Windows 11, and now, it's finally here! So, what's new in Build 22631.2129 and how can you get started? Let's check it out here. (Pexels)
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2/5 Preview Launch: Windows Copilot is now in preview mode, available to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel through a controlled feature rollout. This is not available for general users at this point. (Microsoft)
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3/5 To get started, just click on the new button on the taskbar (or WIN + C) to launch Windows Copilot. Windows Copilot will use the same Microsoft account (MSA) or Azure Active Directory (AAD) account used to sign-in to Windows. (Pexels)
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4/5 Windows Copilot will appear as a side bar docked to the right where it won’t overlap with your desktop content and will run unobstructed alongside your open app windows, allowing you to interact with Windows Copilot anytime you need.  (Microsoft)
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5/5 Ask questions: In this first preview, you can ask Windows Copilot a range of questions or to take actions such as - Change to dark mode, Turn on do not disturb, Take a screenshot, Summarize this website” (Active tab in Microsoft Edge), Write a story about a dog who lives on the moon, Make me a picture of a serene koi fishpond with lily pads, and more.   (Pexels)
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Know what’s happening in the AI universe today, Aug 19. (Pixabay)

PM Narendra Modi has launched 'Bhashini', an AI translation platform for India's digital inclusion; Character AI has surpassed ChatGPT in user engagement; AI model has accurately estimated age from chest X-rays; China has utilised AI for precise extreme weather forecasting- this and more in our daily AI roundup. Let us take a look.

1. PM Modi launches 'Bhashini': AI translation platform for India's digital inclusion

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled "Bhashini," an AI translation platform, during the G20 Digital Economy Working Group Ministers Meet. Bhashini aims to promote digital inclusion across India's diverse languages, leveraging the country's extensive linguistic diversity, according to a PTI report. PM Modi emphasised India's robust digital infrastructure as a scalable and secure solution for global challenges, highlighting India's role as a testing ground for innovative solutions.

2. Character AI surpasses ChatGPT in user engagement

While ChatGPT by OpenAI has garnered massive popularity, another chatbot, Character AI, is emerging as a favourite. Character AI allows users to engage in text conversations with celebrities, historical figures, and fictional characters. Notably, it offers more natural conversations than ChatGPT and boasts eight times longer average user interaction times, making it a rising star in the AI chatbot landscape. The Indian Express reported

3. AI model accurately estimates age and detects diseases from chest X-rays, study finds

Researchers from Osaka Metropolitan University have developed an AI model that accurately predicts age and identifies chronic diseases like hypertension using chest X-rays. The model trained on a dataset of over 101,300 X-rays showcased promising potential for improving early disease detection and intervention, indicating a significant advancement in medical imaging technology, the Wion reported

4. China utilises AI for precise extreme weather forecasting

Amid the AI surge in China, AI technology has been harnessed in meteorology to heighten weather forecast accuracy. The Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Laboratory's Fengwu meteorological model demonstrated impressive trial results in predicting typhoons, according to a Xinhua report. Collaborating with China's meteorological authorities, the model notably outperformed European and U.S. counterparts in predicting typhoon paths, showcasing its potential in mitigating weather-related disasters.

5. AI growth sparks sustainability challenge for Dell, IBM, and others

The clash of sustainability and AI poses a challenge for Dell, IBM, and others. AI's growth at a 23% annual rate through 2025 increases data volume. This could hinder sustainability goals. Companies like Dell, and IBM aim to address this issue. Dell promotes a shift to software-defined architecture for cost-effective scalability. The market is divided between decentralised and traditional data storage, with a focus on eco-friendly solutions, CNBC reported.

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First Published Date: 19 Aug, 21:21 IST