Here is top trending news from the world of technology. News that every tech enthusiast should keep a tab on.
Tesla Unveils Optimus Gen 2 – its most advanced humanoid Robot till date
Just a year after introducing the first-generation Optimus robot, Tesla has unveiled its successor, the Optimus Gen 2. This new robot boasts significant improvements in both design and functionality, making it even more capable and closer to Tesla’s vision of a mass-produced humanoid robot. Apart from being lighter and faster than its processor, it comes with improved dexterity and is focused on practical applications such as manufacturing, logistics, and even household chores. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, recently stated robots like Optimus have the potential to revolutionize various industries and ultimately improve the lives of humans.
Snapchat now allows to generate & share AI generated images
Snapchat is now allowing users to share AI-generated images with their friends. This new feature is available only to Snapchat+ subscribers and is the latest in a series of AI-powered features that Snapchat has been rolling out in recent months. The new feature is sure to be popular with Snapchat users, and it’s likely to lead to even more creative and innovative uses of AI on the platform. In recent months, the platform had released two other AI features including AI Dream and My AI. AI Dream allowed users to turn their selfies into AI-generated portraits while My AI is a chatbot that can generate text, translate languages, and answer questions.
Microsoft unveils a new small language model – Phi-2
Microsoft Research has unveiled a new small language model (SLM) called Phi-2. This model has created a buzz in the AI community due to its impressive capabilities despite its small size. Phi-2 is a text-to-text AI program with only 2.7 billion parameters, which is way smaller than other popular language models like GPT-3 that boosts 175B parameters. According to Microsoft, Phi-2 can generate different creative text formats, like poems, code, scripts, musical pieces, email and letters. It can also answer questions in a comprehensive and informative way. Phi-2 is currently available for researchers and developers through the Microsoft Azure AI Studio.
Google Maps will soon let you store your location on your phone (and not on Cloud)
Google Maps will soon allow users to store their location data on their phone instead of the cloud. This is a significant change, as it will give users more control over their privacy and security. This means When your location data is stored on your phone, it is not accessible to Google or any other third-party companies. Besides, your location data will be encrypted and protected by phone’s security features. However, there are also some potential downsides to storing location data on your phone device. Google still hasn’t confirmed about the launch date of this feature.
AI-generated faces are starting to look more real than actual ones
Researchers have developed a new AI system that can generate realistic faces that are virtually indistinguishable from real ones. The system uses a deep learning technique called generative adversarial networks (GANs) to create the faces. GANs work by pitting two neural networks against each other: one that generates faces and another that tries to distinguish between real and fake faces. The two networks compete with each other, and over time, the generator network becomes increasingly good at producing realistic faces.