5 things about AI you may have missed today: From Google’s Med-PaLM 2 to first AI news anchor and more

AI Roundup: Google AI Chatbot for expert medical diagnosis, Odisha's first artificial intelligence news anchor ‘Lisa’, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder of Paytm, expresses worry about the potential "disempowerment of humanity" and much more.

| Updated on: Jul 09 2023, 22:02 IST
5 reasons why you should wait for iPhone 15, rather than opt for iPhone 14
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1/6 Big camera upgrade: The standard iPhone 15 is expected to get a new 48MP primary camera that was introduced in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max last year. This will be a big upgrade considering that standard iPhones always had to be content with with 12MP cameras.  (HT Tech)
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2/6 Chipset: iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus come with a an year-old A15 Bionic chipset, while the new A16 Bionic chipset was an exclusive on iPhone 14 Pro models. iPhone 15 is expected to get an A16 Bionic chipset. (HT Tech)
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3/6 Dynamic Island: Apple analyst Mark Gurman claimed that this year, all iPhone 15 models will feature Dynamic Island. This means that the iPhone 15 will completely ditch the notch display from the flagship iPhone series.  (Pixabay)
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4/6 USB-C port: All four iPhone 15 models, including the standard iPhone 15 are tipped to feature a USB-C port while replacing the years-old Lightning port.  (Unsplash)
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5/6 Display changes: the iPhone 15 may feature a 6.2-inch display instead of a 6.1-inch. However, the leaks suggest that the iPhone 15 models will stick to 60Hz like iPhone 14.  (HT Tech)
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6/6 Price: The Pro models of the iPhone 15 series are expected to get a price hike of at least $100, Tom’s Guide report suggested. However, there is no word so far on the expected iPhone 15 price. With the huge upgrades it is set to get, the price hike may just be announced although it will be a difficult decision to make for Apple. (REUTERS)
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The artificial intelligence race has just got more intense. Google explores AI Chatbot for specialised Medical diagnosis; AI, Machine learning to be introduced in Himachal Pradesh college curricula; AI can't replace Mickey Mouse; Odisha's first artificial intelligence news anchor- this and more in our daily AI roundup. Let us take a look.

1. Google explores AI Chatbot for specialised Medical knowledge

Google is testing an AI program called Med-PaLM 2 to provide accurate medical information. Developed from the language model Bard, Med-PaLM 2 is being trialled at the Mayo Clinic and other research hospitals. Google aims to create a specialised healthcare chatbot surpassing general-purpose ones like Bard, Bing, and ChatGPT by training it on curated medical expert demonstrations. Google assures users of data privacy and acknowledges that Med-PaLM 2 is still in early stages but could enhance healthcare with AI.

2. OTV introduces 'Lisa': Odisha's first artificial intelligence news anchor

OTV, Odisha's pioneering private satellite news channel, unveiled the State's inaugural Artificial Intelligence (AI) news anchor, Lisa, in a ceremony held in Bhubaneswar. Jagi Mangat Panda, the Managing Director of Odisha Television Limited (OTV), highlighted the changing times where people spend more time on the internet and emphasised that OTV, celebrating 25 years in television journalism, has achieved another milestone by introducing Odisha's first AI news anchor.

3. AI, Machine learning to be introduced in Himachal Pradesh college curricula: says CM Sukhu

Courses on artificial intelligence and machine learning are under consideration to be included in college curricula in Himachal Pradesh, according to Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu. The state government aims to introduce new technical courses in educational institutions to enhance employment prospects for the youth. To foster competition with world-class institutions, the establishment of Rajiv Gandhi Government Model Day-Boarding Schools in each assembly constituency is planned, along with the potential establishment of model colleges in the state.

4. AI can't replace Mickey Mouse, says voice of Disney mascot

AI can't replace Mickey Mouse, says the Disney mascot's voice actor. As Disney approaches its 100th-anniversary celebration, the topic of AI's potential in Hollywood stirs debate. Mickey voice actor Bret Iwan acknowledges the impressive technology but emphasises that it can't replicate a character's heart or the essence of storytelling. AI's impact on the entertainment industry has sparked concerns, as evidenced by the ongoing writers' strike and negotiations with actors fearing voice and likeness cloning.

5. Paytm founder raises concerns over 'Disempowerment of Humanity' in face of superintelligent AI

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder of Paytm, has expressed worry about the potential "disempowerment of humanity" due to the inability to control a superintelligent AI. This concern arose after OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, stated that they lacked a solution to prevent a superintelligent AI from going rogue. Sharma voiced his concern over the power gathered by certain individuals and countries, emphasising the urgency of the issue.

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First Published Date: 09 Jul, 22:02 IST
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