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This Week in Generative AI – 5th to 11th August

By August 11, 2023September 6th, 2023No Comments

China’s Internet Giants Order $5 Billion of Nvidia Chips to Power AI Ambitions

  • China’s internet giants, including Baidu, ByteDance, Tencent, and Alibaba, have reportedly ordered $5 billion worth of Nvidia chips to power their generative artificial intelligence systems. 
  • The orders include 100,000 A800 processors to be delivered this year and $4 billion of graphics processing units for 2024. 
  • The Biden administration’s restrictions on exporting AI chips to China could have a long-term impact on the US industry.

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White House Launches AI-Based Contest to Secure Government Systems From Hacks

  • The White House has launched a cyber contest worth $20 million to encourage using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify and fix security flaws in US government infrastructure. 
  • The contest aims to combat hackers’ growing use of AI for malicious purposes. 
  • Tech giants like Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI will participate in the challenge.

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Google Testing AI-Powered Tool for News Generation

  • Google is reportedly testing a new AI-powered Genesis tool to generate news stories automatically. 
  • The tool has been presented to news organisations like The New York Times and The Washington Post. 
  • While some see the potential benefits, concerns remain about accuracy, misuse, and the impact on traditional journalism.

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US Senator Raises Concerns Over Use of Google AI in Healthcare

  • United States Senator Mark Warner has expressed concerns about Google’s deployment of Med-PaLM 2, a language model for healthcare. 
  • Warner emphasised the need for transparency, patient privacy protections, and ethical guidelines when using AI in healthcare. 
  • He criticised Google’s collaboration with Mayo Clinic and CareCloud and posed 12 questions seeking information on data sources, patient consent, and privacy protections. 
  • Warner concluded by emphasising the importance of improving AI technology in healthcare and addressing racial disparities in health outcomes.

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NVIDIA and Hugging Face to Connect Millions of AI Developers

  • NVIDIA and Hugging Face have partnered to provide AI developers access to NVIDIA DGX Cloud AI supercomputing within the Hugging Face platform. 
  • This collaboration aims to accelerate the adoption of generative AI by enabling developers to train and customise large language models for industry-specific applications. 
  • Hugging Face will also introduce a new service called Training Cluster as a Service, powered by NVIDIA DGX Cloud.

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