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Google Bard can now help write software code


Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Friday it will update Bard, its generative artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, to help people write code to develop software, as the tech giant plays catch-up in a fast-moving race on AI technology.

Last month, the company started the public release of Bard to gain ground on Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O).

The release of ChatGPT, a chatbot from the Microsoft-backed startup OpenAI, last year caused a sprint in the technology sector to put AI into more users’ hands.


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AI increases the reliability of bird migration forecasts


With chatbots like ChatGPT making a splash, machine learning is playing an increasingly prominent role in our lives. For many of us, it’s been a mixed bag. We rejoice when our Spotify For You playlist finds us a new jam, but groan as we scroll through a slew of targeted ads on our Instagram feeds.


Machine learning is also changing many fields that may seem surprising. One example is my discipline, ornithology, the study of birds. It isn’t just solving some of the biggest challenges associated with studying bird migration; more broadly, machine learning is expanding the ways in which people engage with birds. As spring migration picks up, here’s a look at how machine learning is influencing ways to research birds and, ultimately, to protect them.

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Bill Gates: Here’s what the age of AI means for the world


The tech business magnate and philanthropist believes AI is the most important development since the Internet. Here, he explains where it could matter most.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Here’s what the age of AI means for the world, according to Bill Gates Mar 28, 2023

This article is published in collaboration withGatesnotes.

AI will change the way people work, learn, travel, get health care and communicate with each other.

Image: Unsplash/Christopher Burns


What’s the World Economic Forum doing to accelerate action on Artificial Intelligence?




  • Artificial intelligence is as revolutionary as mobile phones and the Internet, says Bill Gates.
  • Here, the American tech-business magnate and philanthropist shares his thoughts on the most important tech developments of his lifetime.
  • And outlines areas where AI could be most useful to humanity and the planet in future.

In my lifetime, I’ve seen two demonstrations of technology that struck me as revolutionary.

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Google to incorporate AI chat into its main search engine


Pichai said that Google’s incorporation of AI signals the company’s commitment to competing against the likes of Microsoft-backed OpenAI and others.

By  Ariel Zilber

April 6, 2023 9:52am 

Google is poised to beef up its search engine with flashy artificial intelligence features that will enable it to interact with users in more conversational, human-like ways, according to the tech giant’s boss.

CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google’s incorporation of AI into its ubiquitous search tools signals the company’s commitment to competing against the likes of Microsoft-backed OpenAI and others.

“The opportunity space, if anything, is bigger than before,” Pichai told The Wall Street Journal.

Google has been an industry leader in developing large language models (LLMs) that can generate responses to prompts that resemble those of humans.

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Winners of the First AI Film Festival – Showcasing the Latest Tools in AI Filmmaking


The winners of the first annual AI film festival Celebrate the artists making the impossible AI filmmaking.


Runway is one of the leading companies in the development of artificial intelligence tools and introduced the winners of their first annual AI film festival that took place this winter. Of the hundreds of submissions, judges picked ten finalists and released their work to the public. The main goal of this competition was to celebrate “the art and artists making the impossible at the forefront of AI filmmaking.” We were curious and analyzed how different techniques were integrated into the winning films: from AI-generated art to whole 3D scene scans. Let’s take a look at the amazing new technology now available to any creator.


Requirements were that videos were from 1 to 10 minutes long, and one of the main festival criteria was naturally to use neural networks in the work. There was no strict definition of which AI to use, or how to feature it in the film, so the variety of tools used in the winning videos is really impressive. The use of state-of-the-art technology counted as only 25% of a film’s success – judges also took into account the quality of the overall film composition, originality, and of course, the artistic message.

Using art generators as part of AI filmmaking

One of the shorts that impressed me most is “PLSTC” by Laen Sanches (we will embed it below). Basically, it’s just a rapidly edited sequence of hundreds of pictures, which illustrate different ocean inhabitants wrapped in plastic and unable to escape. The director took strong images, created by AI art generator Midjourney, upscaled them with help of the AI tool Topaz Labs, and put them together slightly animated. By precisely choosing the matching visuals, he achieved a very definite and coherent film atmosphere. Not a word is said, but the message is crystal clear, and it hurts. Dramatic classical music also helps evoke deep emotions, and the result is a small narrative wonder. It didn’t place for any of the prizes, but it is definitely worth watching.

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Most Innovative Companies List of 2023


Fast Company’s 2023 ranking of the World’s Most Innovative Companies features OpenAI at No.1, and covers 54 industries, from advertising, beauty, and retail to enterprise technology, design, and social impact.


Most Innovative Companies 2023, Fast Company’s definitive chronicle of the novel ideas transforming business and society, was 100% produced by people.


We may have asked ChatGPT—the AI chatbot created by our No. 1 company, OpenAI—about certain companies, but only because we wanted to see how it would reply. A very human impulse! OpenAI is just one example of how advances in artificial intelligence are reimagining corporate America, from drug discovery (DeepMind) to office work (Canva) to security (Robust Intelligence). But our ranking of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies—and the 54 lists that chronicle the 10 most innovative organizations in sectors from advertising to the workplace—showcase inspiring, insightful stories well beyond the current hot thing.


Healthcare is being made more equitable—for transgender individuals (Folx Health), women (Maven Clinic), children (Hazel Health), and lower-income patients (Cityblock Health)—by companies that are tailoring their offerings to communities that have traditionally been poorly served.


Iconic brands are changing how they communicate with fans, giving more power to creators and connecting with the culture (McDonald’sTiffany & Co.), while the entire world of restaurants and consumer packaged goods is being remade with content at its core (MrBeast).


On Earth, the soil is being fortified (Regrow Ag), the victims of climate disasters can now get a mobile grid to weather the disruption (Sesame Solar), and one of the world’s most influential brands, Patagonia, has made the planet its sole shareholder (Holdfast Collective).


Meanwhile, in space, public and private entities alike (NASAAxiom Space) are advancing what’s possible in orbit.


Finally, there’s the art collective (Mschf) commenting on consumer and business culture with a knowing wink.


We hope you find these winners as inspiring as we did while selecting them.

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