5 things about AI you may have missed today: AI upskilling, free online AI course, fake AI reviews and more

AI Roundup: Young professionals are prioritizing AI upskilling for job, a free online AI course is now available and more.

| Updated on: Jul 15 2023, 23:23 IST
Apple iOS 17 public beta out! Check India-specific features
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1/7 Apple has released the public beta of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17, enabling users to test these platforms before their official launch. These updates bring several India-specific features, enhancing the user experience on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.  (Apple)
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2/7 Language support: Bilingual Siri experience in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 allows users to interact with Siri using a mix of English and Hindi, expanding language support for various activities. (Apple)
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3/7 iPhone keyboard: iOS 17 introduces transliteration keyboards for major Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam, facilitating seamless communication between English and regional languages. (Pexels)
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4/7 Quality of life updates in iOS 17, iPadOS, and macOS include the ability to sign into Apple ID using a phone number and an extended call history feature in the Phone app. (Pexels)
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5/7 Full page screenshot in Safari: iOS 17 and iPadOS allow users to capture full-page screenshots in Safari, Mail, and Notes, with options to save them as images or PDFs. Additionally, message filtering options are available on iPad. (Pixabay)
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6/7 Punjabi text with a dictionary icon: The iOS 17, iPadOS, and macOS updates feature a built-in dictionary in Punjabi, enabling users to easily access definitions of words and phrases. (Apple)
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7/7 By introducing these India-specific features, Apple aims to provide a more inclusive and personalised experience for its users in India. The public beta release allows users to explore and test these new functionalities before the official launch, creating anticipation for the upcoming commercial release on these platforms later this year. (Apple)
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Know what’s happening in the AI universe today, July 15. (Pexels)

It has been an extremely interesting day for AI globally! Hollywood actors have joined screenwriters in a historic strike over wages; young professionals are prioritizing AI upskilling for job market relevance; Elon Musk plans to train his xAI using public tweets and more.

1. Launch of free online AI training program in Indian languages

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has launched AI for India 2.0, a free online Artificial Intelligence training program in Indian languages, on World Youth Skills Day. The program, a collaboration between Skill India and GUVI, aims to provide youth with advanced skills. GUVI, a startup incubated at IIT Madras, offers tech learning in vernacular languages. The course is available in nine Indian languages and aims to break the language barrier in technology education, particularly for rural youth. Pradhan highlighted India's tech-savviness and praised GUVI for empowering the population with cutting-edge technologies.

2. Young professionals prioritise AI upskilling for job market relevance

A survey by apna.co reveals that a large percentage of young professionals are recognizing the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) upskilling for job market relevance. About 80% of respondents believe that acquiring AI skills will provide a competitive advantage and open doors to exciting job opportunities. The findings demonstrate the increasing recognition among Indian youth about the importance of upskilling to stay competitive and secure rewarding career opportunities. The report shows that many respondents have taken proactive steps to enroll in such initiatives, indicating their commitment to personal and professional growth.

3. Fake AI reviews

As AI explodes, fake reviews have deluged the Web and ordinary readers are being left uninformed at best and totally misinformed and lied to at worst, indicates a report from the Guardian today. While earlier, these fake reviews could be easily identified, the ones that are being created by AI now are much more subtle and polished and could easily convince anyone about their genuineness. And that could prove disastrous to those who believe in these reviews and actually take action based on them.

4. Elon Musk plans to train his xAI using public tweets

Elon Musk's new artificial intelligence company, xAI, will reportedly utilize public tweets from Twitter to train its AI models. Musk, who owns Twitter and heads Tesla, during a Twitter Spaces chat said that collaboration between his companies could mutually benefit them and advance Tesla's self-driving capabilities. He criticized other AI companies for disregarding human risks in their technology development. He added that xAI aims to enhance our understanding of the universe and offer an alternative to Microsoft, Google, and OpenAI in achieving artificial general intelligence. Musk also alleged that all AI companies illegally train their models using Twitter data.

5. Hollywood actors join screenwriters in historic strike over wages, AI threat

Hollywood actors have joined the screenwriters' protest, marking the first industry-wide walkout in 63 years. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) issued a strike order after failed negotiations with studios regarding declining wages and the threat that artificial intelligence posed to theoir livelihood. The strike will halt movie and television productions, causing potential delays in popular TV series and major film releases.

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First Published Date: 15 Jul, 23:23 IST