5 things about AI you may have missed today: Permits for AI proposed, jobs at risk due to AI, and more

AI Roundup: Senators propose government licensing for AI, Uttar Pradesh schools to introduce coding and AI courses for over 50 lakh students and much more today.

| Updated on: Sep 10 2023, 20:03 IST
Top 5 Apple Mail alternatives: Upgrade your email experience with these apps
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1/7 Are you an Apple user who's not too thrilled with the Mail app's performance and old-fashioned features? Well, you are not alone! While many people find Apple's email app acceptable enough, there are other options that can make your emailing much easier. (Apple)
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2/7 These alternatives to Apple Mail offer more features, and a simpler user experience. So, if you have been feeling a bit let down by Apple Mail, don't worry! There are some excellent alternatives that can really step up your email game. Let's explore these top 5 Apple Mail alternatives.  (Pexels)
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3/7 1. Canary Mail: Canary Mail is an easy-to-use email client for Mac users. It recently introduced an AI feature called Inbox CoPilot, which helps you compose emails based on context or tone. It can also answer questions like your scheduled meetings for the week or the delivery status of your Amazon order. Other features include read receipts, 1-click unsubscribe, snooze, and encryption. ( Canary Mail)
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4/7 2. Outlook: Microsoft Outlook is a robust alternative to Apple Mail for Mac users. It syncs seamlessly with Google and iCloud accounts, offering features like a focused inbox to prioritise important emails. Outlook also integrates with other Microsoft apps like OneNote and Teams, making it a comprehensive productivity tool. (Microsoft)
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5/7 3. Airmail: Airmail is a third-party email app that supports major email accounts and integrates with various third-party apps like Google Drive, Dropbox, and Trello. It offers extensive customization options, including snoozing emails and muting/blocking senders. A lightweight built-in to-do list helps you stay organised. (Airmail,com)
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6/7 4. Spark: Developed by Readdle, Spark stands out with its smart inbox that categorises emails for you. It offers productivity features like snooze, send later, and email follow-up reminders. Swipe actions enable quick actions on emails, such as sending them to task managers like Todoist. ( Spark)
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7/7 5. Thunderbird: Mozilla Thunderbird is an open-source email client that's free and available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. While its interface may seem dated, it offers robust organisational tools like folders, tags, flags, and automation rules. Thunderbird also supports spam scanning, remote image blocking, and encryption through add-ons, allowing for customization and integration with third-party services. (Pexels)
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Senators in the US propose government licensing for AI, including language models like GPT-4; Uttar Pradesh schools to introduce coding and AI courses for over 50 lakh students; AI cameras slash traffic violations in Kerala; AI transforming work- this and more in our daily roundup. Let us take a look.

1. Senators propose government licensing for AI, including language models like GPT-4

US senators Richard Blumenthal and Josh Hawley propose a government body to regulate AI, including licensing for language models like GPT-4. High-risk AI applications, like facial recognition, would also require licences with rigorous testing, disclosure, and audit conditions, according to a report by the Wired. They suggest public disclosure of AI training data and granting individuals harmed by AI the right to take legal action against its creators. These recommendations may influence future AI regulation debates in Washington, with upcoming hearings and meetings involving tech executives and AI experts. Also read: Sam Altman heaps praise on Elon Musk for remarkable success of OpenAI, calls him 'magnet'

2. Uttar Pradesh schools to introduce coding and AI courses

The Uttar Pradesh education department plans to teach coding, computational thinking, and AI to over 50 lakh students in Classes 6-8 in state-run schools starting from the 2024-25 academic session, according to an IANS report. The course, developed by SCERT, will be part of the science subject. It aims to enhance students' overall personality and aligns with NEP-2020. Class 6 will cover Microsoft Word and programming, while Classes 7-8 will delve into networking, cybersecurity, logical thinking, Microsoft Excel, data, and AI, fostering innovation and creativity.

3. AI cameras slash traffic violations in Kerala, saving lives, says transport minister

Kerala Transport Minister Antony Raju announced a significant reduction in traffic violations since the implementation of AI cameras. Monthly violations dropped from 4.5 lakh to 2.5 lakh, resulting in fewer accidents and medical treatments. The minister also mentioned plans to introduce road safety education in schools. The AI cameras are part of the Safe Kerala project, with July fatalities dropping to 67 from 313 the previous year, PTI reported. Also read: Artificial intelligence technology behind ChatGPT was built in Iowa -- with a lot of water

4. AI transforming work: Emphasising cross-discipline skills for the future

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning offer opportunities for more fulfilling future work, but require cross-discipline skills, say future work researchers. Dr. Ruchi Sinha, an organisational psychologist, believes AI will transform workplaces, shifting humans into cross-disciplinary roles that connect knowledge areas, rather than specialising narrowly. She emphasises the need for education to make individuals more well-read across disciplines, and suggests that humans who adapt to technological change will outperform those who don't, rather than technology itself replacing jobs, according to a Cosmos report.

5. 90% of jobs at risk due to AI, warns Cred CEO Kunal Shah

Cred CEO Kunal Shah predicts that 90 percent of people's jobs are at risk of being replaced by AI within the next 10 years. He believes that the current level of awareness regarding the risk of AI is insufficient and that upskilling might not be enough to save jobs, unless individuals are exceptionally curious and adaptable. Shah shared his concerns during a recent interview with CNBC-TV18, emphasising the significant impact AI could have on the job market.

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First Published Date: 10 Sep, 20:03 IST