5 things about AI you may have missed today: Netflix warns of generative AI risk, Microsoft's 'AI for Good' initiative,
Netflix sounds warning on generative AI's threat to operations and competition, Microsoft's AI for Good initiative targets India's linguistic diversity and much more today.
Netflix sounds warning on generative AI's threat to operations and competition; Microsoft's AI for Good initiative targets India's linguistic diversity; Opera unveils AI-powered 'Opera One' browser for iOS following Apple's DMA update in Europe; Amitabh Bachchan cautions against AI face mapping threat in film industry- this and more in our daily roundup. Let us take a look.
1. Netflix sounds warning on generative AI's threat to operations and competition
Netflix warns that generative AI poses a threat, potentially impacting its operations and competitive edge. In its annual SEC filing, the streaming giant expresses concerns about rivals gaining advantages through such technologies, leading to adverse effects on operations and results. Netflix also highlights uncertainties in intellectual property protection for AI-generated content, acknowledging the evolving landscape of generative AI in the entertainment industry, Economic Times reported.
2. Microsoft's AI for Good initiative targets India's linguistic diversity
Microsoft's AI for Good initiative tackles India's linguistic diversity, with over 120 languages and 1,300 dialects. Focusing on rural areas, the Jugalbandi chatbot, a flagship project, uses a large language model to provide information and services in local languages. Microsoft sees India's complexity as a global testing ground, aiming to address linguistic challenges and potentially unlock breakthroughs applicable worldwide, emphasising the significance of solving India's multilingual settings for global solutions, Fortune reported.
3. Opera unveils AI-powered 'Opera One' browser for iOS following Apple's DMA update in Europe
Opera is set to launch "Opera One for iOS," an AI-powered browser in Europe, capitalising on Apple's shift post-European Digital Markets Act (DMA). With Apple's new allowance for non-WebKit-based browsers, Opera aims to provide iPhone users an AI-centric alternative to Safari. Jorgen Arnesen, EVP Mobile at Opera, welcomes the DMA changes, emphasising competition and user choice. The browser will debut in March, coinciding with DMA implementation, while Opera anticipates global expansion of these changes by Apple, Times Now reported.
4. Amitabh Bachchan cautions against AI face mapping threat in film industry
Amitabh Bachchan warns about the threat of AI face mapping in the film industry during the Symbiosis Film Festival. Expressing concern over the rapid technological changes, he highlights the potential misuse of AI, sharing an incident of face mapping on Tom Hanks. Bachchan raises ethical issues, stating that artists may face challenges as producers claim ownership of face-mapped content. He envisions a future where AI representations might replace personal appearances, ANI reported.
5. AI designed drug for inflammatory bowel disease enters human trials
Hong Kong and NYC-based biotech company, Insilico Medicine, launches ISM5411, an AI-designed drug for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), entering Phase I clinical trials. If approved, it could be the first IBD medication targeting prolyl hydroxylase domain (PHD), a protein regulating gut barrier protection genes. Alex Zhavoronkov, CEO, calls ISM5411 a potential first-in-class candidate for a new IBD treatment approach, addressing the rising condition's lack of cures and limited treatments, according to a report by FOX News.
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