Reliance, before the 44th AGM scheduled on June 24, has announced the launch of the Reliance WhatsApp chatbot. The AI-powered chatbot will be answering questions of shareholders, general viewers and will also provide information on the latest in Reliance AGM. In the AGM the company may launch the Jio 5G phone at a price point of Rs 4,000 running on a custom android called JioOS. The launch of the JioBook laptop is also on the card.
As face-to-face interactions have reduced, AI found its maximum usage in automated customer service agents in India in 2020. Fraud analysis and investigation, IT automation, recommendation system, and diagnosis and treatment were other fields excelling with AI. Businesses have started to restructure strategies and adapt to the new age of technology. The BFSI sector was on top for spending on AI with a 29% share in the year 2020.
A new AI-enabled ‘smile recognition’ technology at Canon Information Technology will only allow smiling workers to enter rooms. According to the Financial Times, Chinese companies are surveilling their employees to an unsettling degree with the help of AI. Many reports confirm that many firms are monitoring their employees. However, this AI-enabled smile recognition cameras seem the least dangerous.
GMR Hyderabad International Airport, to improve passenger experience and reduce wait time, implements Queue Management Systems combining IoT security cameras and AI video analytics in collaboration with AllGoVision Technologies. The advanced video analytics platform analyses the video feed from cameras and uses Deep Learning-based AI models to accurately estimate passenger statistics and help in reducing wait time for a quality experience and safety in COVID times.
A team of Google researchers has created an AI model that designs next-gen chips faster than human designers. The model could build a design that optimises the placement of components on a chip within six hours. The team used a dataset of 10,000 chip layouts for an ML model and trained it using RL. The new AI-generated layouts were used in Google’s latest AI accelerator (TPU-v5). AI uses past experience to become better and faster.
Cisco will be adding new features in Webex like background noise cancellation, adding polls and quizzes to make meetings more interactive. While unveiling a new Webex logo, Cisco said that its hybrid work suit will be 40% cheaper than a la carte. 800 new features and devices have been added to Webex since Sept 2020 to enhance the hybrid work module. One of its AI-powered features re-frames participants allowing them to see body language and facial expressions.
Roland Garros 2021 and Infosys will use new-age tech — AI, 3D, and cloud solutions — to reach out to viewers, players, coaches, journalists, and broadcasters amidst the spread of COVID-19. The technology will help fans to experience the thrill of watching the game from outside the court on the Roland-Garros app in 3D, commentary, and game insights. Infosys is also using the tech to dynamically resize game videos to publish on different social media platforms.
Instagram will make changes to its algorithms after some of its employees complained. Instagram said its users had shown more interest in original content from their friends than reshared content. Instagram will give equal weightage to both original content and re-posted content, The Verge reported. Twitter recently restricted an account of a Palestinian writer, later said it was due to an “error.”
Automated virtual agent firm Mihup Communications has joined hands with audio electronics company Harman International to build Hinglish, Indian dialect and regional languages supported voice assistants in Tata Motors’ cars. Mashup will cover all major Indian languages by 2022. An automated virtual solution, at present available on Tata’s Altroz and Nexon cars, allows the driver to get free voice-based control for car function i.e air conditioner, music volume, radio, etc.