AI roundup [ April 15]: AI to bring diversity in fashion, research begins on how AI will impact immersive media, more | Tech News

AI roundup [ April 15]: AI to bring diversity in fashion, research begins on how AI will impact immersive media, more

AI is bringing diversity in the fashion industry but also raises concerns, AI research will be conducted on immersive media, and more.

By: AISHWARYA PANDA
| Updated on: Apr 15 2024, 18:07 IST
WWDC 2024 expected announcements: Apple could unveil iOS 18, AI upgrades and more
AI roundup [ April 15]: AI to bring diversity in fashion, research begins on how AI will impact immersive media, more
1/5 WWDC 2024 location - Continuing the trend of yesteryears, WWDC 2024 will take place at Apple Park in Menlo, Cupertino, California, the home of the company since 2017. (Apple)
AI roundup [ April 15]: AI to bring diversity in fashion, research begins on how AI will impact immersive media, more
2/5 WWDC 2024 announcements - Apple has already announced that the WWDC 2024 will showcase advancements in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and visionOS. It is also designed to help developers by providing them insight into several frameworks, tools, features and access to Apple experts. (Unsplash)
AI roundup [ April 15]: AI to bring diversity in fashion, research begins on how AI will impact immersive media, more
3/5 iOS 18 - Despite not being confirmed, iOS 18 is pretty nailed on to be introduced at WWDC 2024, and it is likely to become one of the starring highlights. This is due to several AI upgrades that are in the pipeline. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman says it could be one of the “biggest updates in iPhone's history”. Apple could unveil a Siri powered by Large Language Models (LLMs), whereas AI could be incorporated into apps like Music, Keynote, Pages, and even AppleCare. (Unsplash)
AI roundup [ April 15]: AI to bring diversity in fashion, research begins on how AI will impact immersive media, more
4/5 Other software - In addition to iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS 15, watchOS 11, tvOS 18, and HomePod Software 18 are also likely to see the light of day. Moreover, Apple may also unveil visionOS 2, the software powering the Apple Vision Pro headset. (Unsplash)
AI roundup [ April 15]: AI to bring diversity in fashion, research begins on how AI will impact immersive media, more
5/5 Mac Studio, Mac Pro and other devices - Like last year, Apple may take the wraps off its new generation of Mac devices including Mac Studio, Mac Pro and Mac Mini, all of which could be powered by the new M3 chip. The iPhone maker also unveiled a 15-inch MacBook Air last year but no unveil is likely this time as M3-powered MacBook Air was already launched earlier this month. (Unsplash)
AI roundup [ April 15]: AI to bring diversity in fashion, research begins on how AI will impact immersive media, more
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AI roundup:  London-based model Alexsandrah has a virtual twin which was created with the help of AI. This real-life virtual model is another big example of how AI transforms creative industries. In other news, new research on how AI will impact immersive media on 5G Networks will take place, addressing media packaging, ingesting, media delivery, and other concerns. 

  1. AI creates virtual twin of London-based model Alexsandrah

Alexsandrah, a London-based model gets benefits from its virtual version being used, just like a human model. While several people in the industry support technology as it encourages diversity, many also raise concerns. Sara Ziff, a former fashion model and founder of the Model Alliance said, “I think the use of AI to distort racial representation and marginalize actual models of colour reveals this troubling gap between the industry's declared intentions and their real actions,” according to an AP report

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2. InterDigital and Concordia University collaborate to research AI Immersive Media Delivery 

InterDigital and Concordia University to conduct a multi-year research and development collaboration research on AI-enabled end-to-end delivery of immersive media over 5G networks. The partnership aims to design an end-to-end immersive media transport system, addressing media packaging, media ingesting, media delivery, and media consumption, according to a press release.

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3. Cathie Wood announced shared stakes in OpenAI

Ark Investment Management headed by Cathie Wood now hold a stake in artificial intelligence company OpenAI. Ark said, “OpenAI is at the forefront of a Cambrian explosion in artificial intelligence capability.” Furthermore, OpenAI will represent 4 per cent of the Ark venture fund's holdings Chief Futurist and investment committee member Brett Winton also talked about OpenAI's video generation tool, Sora. Winton said, “The acceleration in the pace of innovation is mind-blowing and so we wanted the exposure,” according to a Bloomberg report

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4. AI energy consumption risk emerging according to experts

Chief technology officer of Ceres Power, Caroline Hargrove emphasises on the risk of higher energy consumption with the growing use of AI technology. Hargrove said, “AI industry is expected to have grown exponentially to consume at least ten times its [electricity] demand in 2023.” She further added, “What scares me is the energy consumption if you're using ChatGPT [for simple queries],” according to a CNBC report

5. Lyricist Sameer Anjaan talks about AI misuse in the music industry

Lyricist Sameer Anjaan highlights the misuse of AI and wants governments and officials to step in and take corrective measures. Sameer said, “It is a challenge. The government should take strict steps because a lot of meetings and discussions are happening all over the world about the use of AI. There were strikes regarding the same in the US,” according to a TOI report

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First Published Date: 15 Apr, 16:58 IST
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