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DARPA boss says the US is using AI in 70% of its programs, AI-powered F16 fighter jets tested

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 1, 2024 6:32 PM CDT

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced its developing artificial intelligence (AI) that is "trustworthy for the Defense Department" in making life-or-death recommendations to warfighters, said Matt Turek, deputy director of DARPA's Information Innovation Office.

DARPA boss says the US is using AI in 70% of its programs, AI-powered F16 fighter jets tested

At the Center for Strategic and International Studies event, Turek said that AI, machine learning, and autonomy are being used in "about 70%" of DARPA's programs in "some form or another." The push into the arms of advanced AI development is such a priority to "prevent an unexpected breakthrough in technology" or a "strategic surprise" by enemies that could be (probably) developing advanced AI capabilities.

DARPA is looking for "transformative capabilities and ideas from industry and academia," according to Turek; with DARPA getting these capabilities and ideas to various challenges teams from the private sector can win millions of dollars in prizes. DARPA recently held the Artificial Intelligence Cyber Challenge, using generative AI technologies including large language models (LLMs) to automatically discover and fix vulnerabilities in open-source software, some of which is used as critical infrastructure in the United States.

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Critical security fixes issued for NVIDIA's ChatRTX AI Chatbot, so make sure you update

Kosta Andreadis | Mar 31, 2024 9:01 PM CDT

NVIDIA recently launched the beta for its AI-powered ChatRTX app, a generative AI chatbot that runs locally on GeForce RTX 30 and RTX 40 Series hardware with at least 8GB of VRAM. With ChatRTX, being able to run AI locally versus in the cloud is a smart move, as Tensor-RT LLM optimizations and GPU AI acceleration are a big part of NVIDIA's entire lineup.

Critical security fixes issued for NVIDIA's ChatRTX AI Chatbot, so make sure you update

If you're an early adopter of ChatRTX, you should probably update to the latest March 2024 build. The UI contained a couple of 'Medium' and 'High' severity security vulnerabilities. According to the security bulletin, the more dangerous of the two (given an 8.2 rating) lets potential attackers gain access to system files. This exploit could lead to an "escalation of privileges, information disclosure, and data tampering."

The second security vulnerability, rated 6.5) doesn't sound much better. The exploit allows attackers to run "malicious scripts in users' browsers," which can cause denial of service, information disclosure, and even code execution.

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Samsung's next-gen Mach-2 AI accelerator chip gets development speed up, coming sooner

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 30, 2024 10:10 AM CDT

Samsung is still working on its in-house Mach-1 AI inferencing chip. CEO Kyung Kye-hyun, who is in charge of the chip business, teased a second-gen Mach-2 AI accelerator in a new Instagram post.

Samsung's next-gen Mach-2 AI accelerator chip gets development speed up, coming sooner

Samsung Electronics CEO Kyung Kye-hyun said: "Client interest in inference-committed Mach-1 is increasing. Some of the clients want to use Mach in large-scale applications with more than 1 trillion parameters, which justifies the faster-than-expected development of Mach-2. We should get down to preparation".

The new Mach-1 AI accelerator was announced at Samsung Electronics' recent shareholder meeting, but few details were released: all we know is that it will be used for AI inferencing and will launch in early 2025. Samsung recently formed a new HBM team focused on increasing productivity and quality to ensure HBM leadership against South Korean rival SK hynix.

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Ex-Google chip designers launch MatX startup: will develop AI chips specifically for LLMs

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 30, 2024 9:00 AM CDT

A couple of ex-Google chip designers have left the US search giant, forming a new MatX startup to build AI processors specifically designed for LLMs (Large Language Models).

Ex-Google chip designers launch MatX startup: will develop AI chips specifically for LLMs

Mike Gunter and Reiner Pope used to work at Google, forming MatX, which has one objective: design next-generation silicon specifically for processing the data needed to fuel large language models (LLMs). LLMs are the basis in which the generative AI world sits on, with the likes of ChatGPT from OpenAI, Gemini from Google, and other LLM-powered generative AI platforms.

Gunter used to focus on designing hardware like chips to run AI software, while Pope wrote the AI software itself for Google. Google has been working hard at building its own in-house AI processors with Tensor Core Processors, first designed before LLMs became a thing and were too generic for the tasks at the time.

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Hackers using AI-powered attacks: listening to your keyboard, learns your passwords by typing

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 30, 2024 7:43 AM CDT

Kaspersky's in-house team of cybersecurity experts are warning about new "acoustic side-channeling attacks" -- or ASCA -- as they use sophisticated AI to listen to your keyboards to work out what you're typing... email addresses, passwords, phone numbers, private messages, and more.

Hackers using AI-powered attacks: listening to your keyboard, learns your passwords by typing

The hackers using this new ASCA method rely on the sounds being typed into a keyboard; using AI, the hackers will determine what you're typing. If the hackers have the right equipment, they can analyze the sounds you're making by tapping on your keyboard, and possibly decode the exact letters that you're typing in.

ASCAs are another type of side-channel attack, exploiting unintended lines of communication leakage within a system; they're dangerous as they target indirect channels like power consumption and electromagnetic emissions... or the sounds of your keyboard.

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Samsung forms dedicated 'HBM team' to boost AI memory chip production to beat SK hynix

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 30, 2024 12:23 AM CDT

Samsung has set up a dedicated HBM (High Bandwidth Memory) team inside its memory chip division. The new HBM team will increase production yields as the South Korean giant continues developing its sixth-generation AI memory, HBM4, and its new Mach-1 AI accelerator.

Samsung forms dedicated 'HBM team' to boost AI memory chip production to beat SK hynix

In a new report from KED Global, we're hearing about the new HBM team that's in charge of the development and sales of DRAM and NAND flash memory "according to industry sources." Hwang Sang-joon, corporate executive vice president and head of DRAM Product and Technology at Samsung, will lead the new HBM team.

Kyung Kye-hyun, head of Samsung's semiconductor business, said in a note posted on social media: "Customers who want to develop customized HBM4 will work with us. HBM leadership is coming to us thanks to the dedicated team's efforts".

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Microsoft and OpenAI team up for $100 billion AI supercomputer codenamed Stargate

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 29, 2024 11:52 PM CDT

Microsoft and OpenAI have been "drawing up plans" for a data center project to feature an AI supercomputer that is codenamed "Stargate" with millions of next-gen, specialized server chips to power OpenAI's artificial intelligence.

Microsoft and OpenAI team up for $100 billion AI supercomputer codenamed Stargate

The news comes from The Information and "three people who have been involved in the private conversations about the proposal." According to a person who spoke to OpenAI founder and CEO Sam Altman about it and had viewed some of Microsoft's initial cost estimates, the new data center and AI supercomputer codenamed "Stargate" would cost as much as $100 billion to build.

The gigantic explosion of AI across virtually every industry has seen demand for AI data centers capable of handling massive use compared to traditional data centers is seeing multiple big players announcing and building new AI-focused data centers.

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Amazon to spend $150 billion on datacenters for expected 'explosion in demand' for AI

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 29, 2024 9:41 PM CDT

Amazon plans to spend nearly $150 billion over the next 15 years on data centers, as the company expects an "explosion in demand" for AI applications and other digital, cloud-based services.

Amazon to spend $150 billion on datacenters for expected 'explosion in demand' for AI

Microsoft is the king of data centers right now, but Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been experiencing record lows in the last year as business customers reduce costs and delayed projects. The insatiable AI demand has fueled new energy for Amazon, as AWS is looking at securing land and power systems for its new data centers.

Kevin Miller, an AWS vice president who oversees the company's data centers, said: "We're expanding capacity quite significantly. I think that just gives us the ability to get closer to customers".

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Amazon AWS will join Google and Microsoft with Taiwan-based data centers in 2024

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 29, 2024 10:00 AM CDT

Amazon AWS has announced that it will build data centers in Taiwan, with "specific progress" expected in 2024. This will see the US cloud provider joining other American cloud companies like Google and Microsoft, which have been setting up data centers in Taiwan.

Amazon AWS will join Google and Microsoft with Taiwan-based data centers in 2024

Wang Dingkai, general manager of Amazon AWS Taiwan and Hong Kong, said on March 28 that the "computer room implementation plan continues," and that it is also subject to "dynamic adjustments". Dingkai added that "there will be good news to share with you soon".

Microsoft first announced in 2020 that it would build a new data center in Taiwan, "quietly carrying out related projects" over the past 2 to 3 years. It's rumored that there will be "specific progress" in Microsoft's data center in Taiwan. The company says that since this is a large-scale project, it will be completed in stages and that if everything continues going to plan, there will be an announcement in the future.

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YouTube is preparing an AI feature that skips the boring parts of videos

Jak Connor | Mar 29, 2024 1:45 AM CDT

YouTube is constantly testing new features in what the company calls "experiments" and the latest experiment to surface online is a new AI feature that's called "jump ahead".

YouTube is preparing an AI feature that skips the boring parts of videos

Most YouTuber users are aware that double tapping the screen on either side either rewinds or fast forwards the video by 10 seconds, with each additional press increasing the time that is jumped forward/backward. But what if you double-pressed the screen and jumped right to the next most interesting part of the video? That feature is currently being worked on over at YouTube, and it's powered by AI that analyses user watch data and picks the next most interesting part of the video.

The feature works like this; double tapping the screen will bring up a prompt that says "jump ahead". Tapping that prompt will fast forward the clip to what YouTube considers the next best point of interest. Notably, YouTube says that the feature will only work for specific eligible videos, while also not specifies what criteria a video will need to meet to become eligible for the feature. Furthermore, users will need to have a YouTube Premium account to access the feature.

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