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Microsoft, Honor expand partnership to develop new AI, devices

Microsoft and Honor have announced the expansion of their ongoing partnership, under which they will focus on Microsoft’s cloud adoption, and other tech. Honor will use AI speech and translation services based on Microsoft’s Azure cloud for a variety of uses, including its new assistant YOYO. Microsoft will also help Honor improve user experiences for Honor mobiles, laptops, and other devices. The companies will jointly explore innovative mobile experiences.

Source: Microsoft

IISc, Kotak Mahindra Bank ties up to set up AI ML Centre in Bengaluru

The Indian Institute of Science and Kotak Mahindra Bank have tied up to set up an Artificial Intelligence – Machine Learning Centre at the IISc campus in Bengaluru. It will offer bachelor’s, master’s, and short-term courses in AI, ML, Natural Language processing, and similar areas. The Bank has funded the center as part of the CSR initiative, as it will also promote research and innovation in AI-ML.

UN Chief urges moratorium on AI use that infringes on basic human rights

The United Nations chief is calling on a moratorium on the use of artificial intelligence that poses a serious threat to human rights. Such technologies, like face scanning, social scoring etc, can have negative and catastrophic impacts, said Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. UN Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo also added a point about preventing discrimination in AI training.

Source: Time

MailChimp acquisition in $12B deal confirmed by Intuit

Intuit has confirmed rumors that it was in the process of buying MailChimp, saying that a $12B deal is in place to acquire the email giant. The deal will comprise both cash and stock and will help Intuit enter the email marketing sector. The company has said the deal will help “advance” Intuit’s “powering prosperity around the world, and its strategy to become an AI-driven expert platform”. Intuit shares were up by 0.15% in after-hours trading.

Source: Moneycontrol

IBM Watson launches new AI, automation features

IBM has announced new AI and Automation capabilities in IBM Watson, that will make customer care easy for businesses across all channels – phone, web, SMS, etc. The features include a collaboration with IntelePeer, a communication platform-service provider, to set up a new voice agent, seamless switching to live agent with problem context. This means customers don’t have to repeat their problems to a human representative.

Source: CXO Today

New Report says Facebook in process of developing ML Chips

Facebook is developing a Machine Learning chip with capabilities to handle content recommendations to users, said a report by The Information. Another chip for video transcoding has already been developed by Facebook, the report elaborated. The move comes amidst a time when tech giants like Apple, Google, etc. are choosing to develop their own chips, instead of relying on external providers to save on cost and time.

Sachin Jain launches Cognyse, quits Evalueserve

The CIO and CISO of Evalueserve, Sachin Jain, has quit the company to launch Cognyse, a new firm focused on technology consulting and advisory, specialising in cloud, data, AI, and cyber security. Jain will function as the CEO and CTO of Cognyse, and will operate from Canada to focus company operations on India and North America. He has over 24 years of experience, having joined Evalueserve 21 years ago at the time of its inception.

Source: ET CIO 

World Rugby, Capgemini partner to digitise World Cup 2023

Capgemini has signed a new three-year partnership to become World Rugby’s Global Digital Transformation Partner. The firm will work with France 2023 to support the tournament’s management, and play a role in the delivery of both men’s and women’s World Rugby Rankings, with the help of its deep technological expertise. It will also enhance the digital experience for fans and coaches, with the help of AI, data analytics, and the cloud.

Source: Capgemini


AI to assist Chennai cops to solve cybercrime from now

The Chennai city police are setting up an AI-driven cybercrime lab at Vepery. Once active, it will help police to live-track phones, and break into VPNs much faster with next-generation gadgets. While 90% of cases reported in the city are linked to cybercrimes, current tracking of culprits takes up to two days. Being constructed for ₹5.6 cr, the new lab will enable police to get results and catch culprits in just five minutes, with the help of an IP address or a phone number.