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.
Ford Motor has joined hands with Google to develop new consumer services and modernise internal operations. The automaker will use Google’s Android OS into its Ford and Lincoln care starting in 2023. The auto-maker will deploy Google AI- tech to improve vehicle development, supply chain and manufacturing operations. Together they will explore uses of data to develop new retail, create new offers and other services for Ford customers.
Microsoft will be adding “conversational AI” tech in Cortana starting with iOS and few more productivity tools for Teams, Outlook and Office apps. Conversational AI tech will begin rolling out in Outlook for iOS ” for email, calendar and search in the coming weeks. Microsoft has renamed its Office Lens app to Microsoft Lens. The tech giant plans to “soon” add the ability to create short video content using Lens’ scanning tech and embed that in Teams Mobile apps.
Facebook would develop “topic exclusion controls” for advertisers to show their ads without appearing alongside any unsuitable content i.e hate speech, fake news, etc. Coca-Cola and Starbucks boycotted Facebook as they thought that it is not doing enough to control hate speech. FB, YouTube and Twitter have signed an agreement with advertisers to restraint hate content. The development would start with a small group of advertisers and may take a year to complete.
China’s state-owned newspaper the People’s Daily said that country should protect internet users from breaches of privacy and attempt to steer web traffic by making strict regulations on the use of algorithms. The newspaper in an editorial said that Algorithms can help reduce costs by matching user needs to services, but some online platforms infringe consumer rights by “improper application of algorithms” to invade privacy and direct web use.