Google unified its AI teams under, Marian Croak, a vice president of engineering to steady the teams working on ethics research and products to defuse employee departure of the researcher, Timnit Gebru. Croak will oversee the Ethical AI team that’s faced intense scrutiny. The Ethical AI Team has people working on machine learning, computer vision systems, natural language processing.
Liberty General Insurance has automated vehicle inspections for car insurance policy renewals and claims assessments using Artificial Intelligence. Under the AI-based inspection process, customers capture photos or videos, which are sent to the cloud and an automated inspection report, covering damage and claim assessment gets generated within a few seconds. This reduces the cost of inspection and time by 98% and 95% respectively.
Samsung has developed a high-bandwidth memory chip integrated with AI processing power. The new processing-in-memory\architecture adds AI engines into Samsung’s HBM2 Aquabolt, which was launched in 2018. The new chip will accelerate large scale processing in data centres, high-performance computing systems, and AI-enabled mobile apps. The HBM-PIM uses the same HBM interface which means customers need not change hardware/ software to apply it into existing systems.
The Bihar State Pollution Control Board has signed an MoU with the United Nations Development Programme to check pollution using Artificial Intelligence. Under the MoU, the BSPCB would use the Geo AI platform developed by the UNDP Accelerator Lab and the University of Nottingham for identifying the faulty brick kilns, places of stubble burning and areas with heave pollutants are emitted by vehicular traffic in all the 38 districts.
SVKM’s NMIMS and LivNSense Technologies, an industrial IoT & AI platform, have signed an MoU to co-create an Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence and Research, that will help develop AI-driven manufacturing solutions and create a culture of innovation and collaboration. The CoE work towards helping India’s manufacturing sector by making it more tech-driven and less dependent on new-age technology developed outside India.
PM Narendra Modi said the country is exploring the use of Artificial Intelligence to improve the efficiency and speed of the judicial system. Modi, while speaking at the diamond jubilee of the Gujarat HC, said, “To make our judicial system future-ready, the use of AI is being explored. The use of AI will not only improve the efficiency of the judiciary but will also speed up the entire system. In all these efforts, the ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat’ campaign will play a major role.”
Amazon.com plans to roll-out AI-powered video cameras across its branded delivery fleet to provide real-time alerts and improve the safety of drivers and communities in which they deliver. These AI-powered cameras, developed by transportation tech firm Netradyne, have shown to reduce collisions and improve driver behaviour. The cameras will constantly record video but only upload them during actions like hard braking, driver drowsiness, following vehicles too closely.