Here is today’s top trending news from the world of technology. News that every tech enthusiast should keep a tab on.
AI Chip Battle heats up with Intel launching Gaudi3 to take on Nvidia and AMD
In a major development in the AI chip wars! Intel is throwing down the gauntlet with its new Gaudi3 chip, aiming to compete directly with Nvidia’s H100 and AMD’s MI300X in the lucrative generative AI market. Launching in 2024, Gaudi3 boasts a new architecture specifically designed for generative AI tasks like image and code generation, natural language processing, and scientific computing. The launch of Gaudi3 could potentially shake up the established dominance of Nvidia and AMD. Overall, It’s an exciting time for AI, and the battle for chip supremacy is only heating up.
Google just launched MusicFX – its experimental AI Music Tool
Google just launched MusicFX, an experimental AI tool that allows users to generate their own music with just a few words. Users have just type a prompt about what kind of music they want and it will generate musical piece instantly. You can specify things like genre, mood, tempo, and even instruments. However, this tool is still in experimental phase. This means it’s not yet available to the general public. However, users in the United States, Kenya, New Zealand, and Australia can participate in a limited beta program. MusicFX makes it possible for anyone to create music, regardless of their musical skills or experience. This could open up new creative possibilities for musicians and non-musicians alike.
OpenAI launches $10 Mn Grant Fund to take on Superhuman AI System
OpenAI is putting in place Superalignment team to tackle the challenge of superhuman AI system through a $10 Mn grant fund. The main aim of this research team would be to steer, regulate and superintelligent AI systems. Superintelligent basically implies a system whose intelligence far exceeds that of humans. OpenAI is inventing academic researchers, nonprofits and even individual engineers and scientists to apply for this grant. The final date for applying for this grant is OpenAI is 18th February, 2024. This project will be led by OpenAI’s chief scientist llya Sutskever, who was recently in news for playing a pivotal role in Sam Altman’s ouster.
AI image Generator ‘Midjourney’ will soon have standalone website
Midjourney, the popular AI image generation tool known for its dreamlike and creative outputs, is soon launching its own standalone website. This means you’ll be able to access Midjourney’s powerful image generation capabilities without having to rely on Discord, where it currently resides. Midjourney’s website will reportedly offer several new features, including Improved user interface, enhanced control community features. The exact launch date for Midjourney’s website has not yet been announced, but it is expected to be sometime in early 2024. This move will make Midjourney’s powerful image generation capabilities more accessible to a wider audience, and it could help to further fuel the growth of the AI art movement.
Microsoft’s Azure AI Studio adds Llama 2 Model-as-a-Service & GPT-4 Turbo with Vision
Microsoft is making waves in the AI development world with the expansion of its Azure AI Studio. The platform is now adding two powerful new tools to its arsenal: Llama 2 Model-as-a-Service and GPT-4 Turbo with Vision. This will offer more flexibility and customization option to Azure AI studio users. Llama 2 is LLM a model known for its factual language understanding and reasoning abilities while GPT 4 Turbo is the latest and most powerful iteration of OpenAI’s GPT-4 language model.