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NVIDIA has just reportedly secured massive AI GPU orders from Indian data center operator Yotta, which sees them steering the AI GPU business away from China and into the arms of India.
The news is coming from Yotta's chief executive, who talked with reporters at Reuters that the company was purchasing more AI GPUs from NVIDIA worth $500 million, taking its total order book with the AI GPU leader to $1 billion. Yotta is beefing up its AI cloud services and needs more AI GPUs to power it.
Yotta CEO and co-founder Sunil Gupta told Reuters that his company would feature close to 16,000 of NVIDIA's AI GPU chips spread between the H100 and upcoming GH200 AI GPUs and will be placed by March 2025. Last year, Yotta placed an order with NVIDIA for close to 16,000 x H100 AI GPUs that are due for delivery to Yotta by July 2024.
With CES 2024 now very much underway and starting to come to its conclusion it's no surprise that AI has been a big focus for a lot of the people and companies in attendance. We've seen AI added to all kinds of things, some better than others, but one interesting story has been the Rabbit R1.
The R1 is a little AI box that is designed to provide AI capabilities away from your phone in a way that opens the door to new possibilities and use cases. As part of its launch Rabbit said that it would be happy if it sold just 500 units. but the company has already announced that it smashed that goal considerably. In fact, it sold its full 10,000 initial availability in just 24 hours.
The R1 comes with a small 2.88-inch display that also acts as a touchscreen and the main way that users will interface with the device itself. You can do a variety of things including send messages without having to use your phone, buy things, and play music.
Until now, Valve has been rejecting games from developers that used AI to generate content, a move that wasn't so much a stance against the technology but a pause so the Steam platform holder could figure out how to handle AI games regarding copyright and other policies.
In a new post titled 'AI Content on Steam,' Valve has provided a comprehensive update on what it calls "the fast-moving and legally murky space of AI technology." After talking with developers and learning about AI in game development, the company plans to "release the vast majority of games that use" AI.
The good news is that gamers will know which titles were created with the help of generative AI, as developers will need to disclose the use of AI tools when submitting a game to Steam. "We will also include much of your disclosure on the Steam store page for your game, so customers can also understand how the game uses AI," Valve writes.
Whacky pet tech is becoming a staple of CES, and this year is no different with the introduction of an AI-powered cat door capable of stopping your furry friends from bringing in unwanted gifts and keeping out other unwanted guests.
Swiss start-up company Flappie Technologies came to CES this year to show off their new AI-powered cat door that will automatically lock your favorite felines outside if they try to bring in any prey they might have caught while outside. The fancy pet flap includes motion sensors on the side of the door facing outside, as well as a night-vision camera.
Flappie claims it has gathered "unique and proprietary" datasets over the years and has a focus on diversity. This means the start-up filmed many different types of cats and prey in a variety of different lighting conditions to create their AI-powered detection system that now locks the cat flap if any prey is detected. Flappie says the detection system is accurate more than 90 percent of the time, meaning there is a chance a smart cat may be able to beat the system, though this will happen far less often.
CES 2024 is well underway, and just like every year we get a taste of some of the strangest and innovative technology being worked on all around the world.
One such company, VTouch, a South Korean software company, has fallen on the latter with a new innovative device WSHP Ring. The idea behind the ring is to solve one of the biggest problems with verbally communicating to any computational device, which is typically a personal assistant such as Siri, Google Assistant, or Alexa - you can't really do it quietly.
While virtual assistants are impressive and certainly useful they still are at the stage where it feels like you have to make sure you pronunciation every word in your sentence loud and clear. VTouch aims to solve that problem with the WSHP Ring, a small device that features a proximinity sensor and a microphone that activates when the user raises their hand to their mouth to speak. WSHP Ring allows for extremely quite communication to a virtual assistant as a user can raise the ring to their mouth and quietly mumble their query.
OpenAI has taken to its blog to call out The New York Times over the publications lawsuit filed against the AI developer.
The lawsuit filed against OpenAI by The New York Times claims the AI developer's ChatGPT service reproduced New York Times stories verbatim, which OpenAI has now fired back against, writing the Times "is not telling the full story". The developers behind ChatGPT argue that the Times had entered specific prompts to get ChatGPT to reproduce an article the way the publication was claiming.
"Even when using such prompts, our models don't typically behave the way The New York Times insinuates, which suggests they either instructed the model to regurgitate or cherry-picked their examples from many attempts," wrote OpenAI
YouTube has updated its policies regarding cyberbullying and harassment on its platform in an attempt to reduce content depicting deceased children or any other realistic simulation of a deadly/violent event describing death.
The recent change by the world's biggest video platform comes as a wave of popularity has shined a light on true crime content creators using AI-powered tools to generate simulations of true events. These recreations can sometimes feature depictions of deceased children, disturbing instances, and violence. Additionally, there are instances of creators recreating a high-profile child victim's "voice" to describe their own death.
Examples of true crime content creators recreating famous cases featuring children are as follows; the abduction of British two-year-old James Bulger, the disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann, and Gabriel Fernández, an eight-year-old boy, who was tortured and murdered by his mother and her boyfriend. Under the new policy changes, YouTube will apply a strike to any channel that violates its newly implemented rules, and the offending account won't be able to publish videos, live stream, or post stories for one week.
AI has infiltrated everything at this year's CES 2024. Now, there is even a cooker that is capable of cooking an inch-thick ribeye steak in just 90 seconds.
UK company Seergrills is a start-up comprised of engineers and product developers, and its flagship model, named the Perfecta, is one high-tech piece of cooking equipment. The company says that this futuristic grill is more like a see-through countertop oven and that it is capable of cooking food around 10 times faster than other conventional cooking methods.
Inside the grill are vertical infrared burners on either side to cook both sides simultaneously. This allows for super fast cooking and eliminates the need to flip or turn food during the process. According to Seergirlls, the burner tops out at 1,652 degrees Fahrenheit (900 degrees Celsius), and the unit is even capable of producing crispy edges thanks to its 360-degree heating. It includes an onboard AI chef that takes the desired cook level and sears into account and calculates the proper cooking time and temp based on what's in it.
During the first day of CES 2024, at Sony's press conference, President and COO of Sony Honda Mobility Izumi Kawanishi invited Microsoft to the stage to talk about bringing AI to their new concept EV, the Afeela and explained how it would make the in-vehicle experience smarter for consumers.
Microsoft and Sony are often depicted as rivals in the media due to the ever-constant "console wars" in which both companies have waged battle for years to see whose flagship videogame consoles will come out on top. However, it has now been announced the two giants have been discussing how they can bring an AI-powered assistant to life and enhance the in-vehicle capabilities of Sony Hondas' futuristic feature-filled car, the Afeela EV.
Microsoft executive Jessica Hawk Joined Kawanishi on stage to talk about the new partnership, which will, of course, involve AI, which seems to be the theme of this year's CES, as well as Microsoft Azure computing infrastructure. The sight of the two companies working together on this new feature is almost as much a spectacle as how Sony got the car on stage this year with the use of a PlayStation control, not something you see every day.
The new Generative AI by iStock image generator, powered by NVIDIA Picasso, is impressive in its capabilities and commercially safe. This is an important distinction because there's a lot of controversy surrounding what data, art, and IP generative AI models are being trained on.
For example, The New York Times recently filed a lawsuit against ChatGPT and its owner, OpenAI, for using the news outlet's content to train generative AI platforms. It's asking for billions in compensation, and that's just one example. Generative AI by iStock is 'commercially safe' for use, with the generative AI trained on licensed iStock and Getty Images data - with compensation paid out to those who helped train the AI.
Whatever AI images you generate 'will not be added to the creative library for others to license' too. Okay, with that out of the way, let's move on to what makes this text-to-image generation tool impressive - editing with NVIDIA Picasso.