5 things about AI you may have missed today: IT giants take to AI skilling, racial bias in AI tool and more | Tech News

5 things about AI you may have missed today: IT giants take to AI skilling, racial bias in AI tool and more

AI Roundup: Indian IT giants are investing heavily in AI skilling; AI raises ethical concerns and much more today.

| Updated on: Aug 07 2023, 20:44 IST
Amazon Great Freedom Festival sale: Get amazing deals on Oppo, TECNO, realme 5G smartphones
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1/7 Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G: Galaxy S20 FE features a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. It is equipped with the Snapdragon 856 processor and is paired with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The Galaxy S20 FE sports a triple rear camera setup with a 12MP primary shooter, a 12MP ultrawide camera and an 8MP telephoto lens while the smartphone also sports a 32MP selfie camera in the front. During the Amazon Freedom Sale there is a whopping 64% discount on Samsung Galaxy S20 FE making the price of the smartphone fall to Rs. 26999 from Rs. 74999. (Samsung)
2/7 realme narzo 60 5G: The Realme narzo 60 features a powerful 64 MP camera. The smartphone's premium leather design enhances its looks. The soft and supple texture of the leather provides a comfortable and luxurious feel. The smartphone is currently available at Rs. 19999 instead of Rs. 20999 with the 5 percent discount during the Amazon Sale. (Amazon India)
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3/7 TECNO Camon 20 Premier 5G: The TECNO Camon 20 Premier features a 108MP Ultra-Wide Macro Lens and 32MP Selfie Camera for ultra-clear selfie. It is equipped with the 6.67" 120Hz and 10bit AMOLED display. It features 512GB Internal Storage for seamless data experience and  8GB LPDDR4x RAM with additional 8GB Software powered Customizable RAM. It also gets an in-display fingerprint sensor for a secure phone unlocking experience. The smartphone also sports 45W Flash Charging with 5000mAh Battery. During the Amazon Freedom Day Sale there is a 29% initial discount, which reduces the price of the smartphone to Rs. 29999 from Rs. 41999. (Amazon)
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4/7 OPPO F23 5G: The smartphone features a big 5000 mAh Battery with 67W SUPER VOOC Charging. It also comes with 64MP Triple Camera setup with AI Color Portrait and Dual View Video and 32 MP Front Camera. It sports 6.72" inch FHD+ Punch-hole 120Hz Display with 2400x1080 pixels. The OPPO F23 is available in two premium colours that are Bold Gold and Cool Black. During the Amazon Freedom Sale, you get 14% initial discount on it making the price of the smartphone price reduce to Rs. 24999 from Rs. 28999. (Amazon)
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5/7 The Redmi Note 11T 5G is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 810 Octa-core 5G processor based on 6nm process with HyperEngine 2.0 and clock speed up to 2.4GHz. The Redmi Note 11T also gives you amazing camera quality with its 50MP High resolution primary camera f/1.8 with 8MP Ultra-wide sensor and 16 MP Front cameras.  (HT Tech)
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6/7 The smartphone also comes with a 5000mAh battery with 33W Pro fast charging support. You can Experience Super Sonic network speed with the dual 5G bands which are advanced, safe and secure. With 7 band support, get easier access to the 5G network. During the Amazon Independence day sale there is a 20% initial discount on the Redmi Note 11T which reduces the price of the smartphone from Rs. 18499 to Rs. 22999. (HT Tech)
7/7 So, if you are looking to buy a smartphone with big discounts, things will not get better than what is available during the Amazon Freedom sale. Also, you shouuld note that the Amazon sale is set to close on August 8, which is tomorrow and these phones will be available till stocks last. Therefore, you need to quickly decide what course of action you should take.   (Amazon)
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Indian IT giants are investing heavily in AI skilling prominent projects come their way; AI technology amazes, but also raises ethical concerns; Huawei revives smartphone business with AI-Powered OS amid Ongoing US sanctions- this and more in our daily AI roundup. Let us take a look.

1. AI skilling

Indian IT companies like TCS, Wipro, and Tech Mahindra are heavily investing in skilling their employees in AI. They are collaborating with tech giants such as Microsoft and Google to upskill their workforce in generative AI and other AI platforms, according to a Business Today report. Tech Mahindra has already trained 8,000 employees in AI during the first quarter of GY 2023-24, while TCS plans to train 25,000 employees on Microsoft's AI suite. Wipro also aims to equip 20,000 employees with AI skills through its partnership with Google Cloud.

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2. AI raises ethical concerns as fans embrace ‘Fantasy RockStar' covers

AI-generated music covers are becoming both impressive and controversial. While musicians like Nick Cave and Sting have expressed disapproval of AI writing songs, fans are using the technology for fantasy crossovers. An AI James Hetfield cover of the iconic song by Black Sabbath called"War Pigs", has caught everyone's attention, with some questioning the ethics of reproducing voices of musicians. Despite the debate, fans find the Metallica and Sabbath mashup a surreal treat, Metal Hammer reported.

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3. Huawei revives smartphone business with AI-Powered OS amid Ongoing US sanctions

Huawei aims to revive its smartphone business with the latest AI-powered HarmonyOS 4 upgrade, despite ongoing US sanctions and chip supply challenges, according to a mynews report. Richard Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei's consumer business group, expressed optimism at the annual developer conference after Huawei resurfaced as a top-five smartphone vendor in China. HarmonyOS 4 integrates AI model Pangu, offering ChatGPT-like services like automated messaging and image creation.

4. S.E.C Chief expresses concerns about A.I.

Gary Gensler, Chairman of the SEC, has expressed concern about AI and its potential risks to the financial system. He warns that with the rise of generative AI tools like ChatGPT, just a few AI companies could build foundational models for various businesses, leading to interconnectedness and a higher likelihood of financial crashes. Gensler believes this technology could be at the center of future financial crises due to its powerful economic implications of scale and networks, The New York Times reported.

5. AI tool's unintended racial bias floors woman

Rona Wang, an MIT graduate, experimented with AI to enhance her LinkedIn profile picture, but the results were unexpected. The AI-generated photo depicted her with fair skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes, leaving her astonished. She shared the comparison on Twitter, highlighting the issue of racial bias in AI tools.

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First Published Date: 07 Aug, 20:44 IST