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How AI Is Improving Customer Loyalty

The role of artificial intelligence in enhancing customer loyalty is more critical than ever in today’s fiercely competitive business landscape. AI stands at the forefront of redefining how brands interact with customers. Integrating the technology into everyday processes has become…

Visual Autoregressive Modeling: Scalable Image Generation via Next-Scale Prediction

The advent of GPT models, along with other autoregressive or AR large language models har unfurled a new epoch in the field of machine learning, and artificial intelligence. GPT and autoregressive models often exhibit general intelligence and versatility that are…

Enhancing AI Transparency and Trust with Composite AI

The adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has increased rapidly across domains such as healthcare, finance, and legal systems. However, this surge in AI usage has raised concerns about transparency and accountability. Several times black-box AI models have produced unintended consequences,…

From Siri to ReALM: Apple’s Journey to Smarter Voice Assistants

Since Siri’s launch in 2011, Apple has consistently been at the forefront of voice assistant innovation, adapting to global user needs. The introduction of ReALM marks a significant point in this journey, offering a glimpse into the evolving role of…

Is Character AI Safe? Understanding & Mitigating Safety and Privacy Concerns

In the modern, fast-paced era, where the world depends on AI-driven decisions, trust is paramount. Character.AI, a rising star in conversational AI, tackles this very concern. It aims to transform digital interactions into genuine experiences while prioritizing user safety. According…

Google Faces Significant Challenges and Competition as It Considers Charging for AI Search

For years, Google has dominated the online search market, with its search engine serving as the primary tool for billions of users seeking information on the web. However, the rise of AI-powered search competitors and Chatbots, such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT…

The Rise of Time-Series Foundation Models for Data Analysis and Forecasting

Time series forecasting plays a vital role in crucial decision-making processes across various industries such as retail, finance, manufacturing, and healthcare. However, compared to domains like natural language processing and image recognition, the integration of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) techniques…

Stability AI Unveils Stable Audio 2.0: Empowering Creators with Advanced AI-Generated Audio

Stability AI has once again pushed the boundaries of innovation with the release of Stable Audio 2.0. This cutting-edge model builds upon the success of its predecessor, introducing a host of groundbreaking features that promise to revolutionize the way artists…

GPU Data Centers Strain Power Grids: Balancing AI Innovation and Energy Consumption

In today’s era of rapid technological advancement, Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications have become ubiquitous, profoundly impacting various aspects of human life, from natural language processing to autonomous vehicles. However, this progress has significantly increased the energy demands of data centers…

Hailo Revolutionizes Edge AI with Launch of Powerful Hailo-10 Accelerator and Secures $120 Million Funding

In a significant advancement for edge computing, Hailo, a trailblazer in edge AI processors, has successfully completed a new funding milestone of $120 million, propelling its total investment to over $340 million. This financial boost coincides with the debut of…

From Static Slides to Smart Speeches: The Rise of AI-Powered Presentations

In the age of information overload, capturing and keeping an audience’s attention is a challenge. Public speaking is undergoing a revolution, and at the forefront is artificial intelligence (AI). From crafting compelling content to analyzing delivery, AI is transforming the…

InstructIR: High-Quality Image Restoration Following Human Instructions

An image can convey a great deal, yet it may also be marred by various issues such as motion blur, haze, noise, and low dynamic range. These problems, commonly referred to as degradations in low-level computer vision, can arise from…

MoE-LLaVA: Mixture of Experts for Large Vision-Language Models

Recent advancements in Large Vision Language Models (LVLMs) have shown that scaling these frameworks significantly boosts performance across a variety of downstream tasks. LVLMs, including MiniGPT, LLaMA, and others, have achieved remarkable capabilities by incorporating visual projection layers and an…

Gartner Data & Analytics Summit São Paulo: Mercado Livre’s AI and Data Democratization in Brazil

I had the opportunity to attend the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in São Paulo, Brazil, from March 25-27. The conference brought together industry leaders, experts, and practitioners to discuss the latest trends, strategies, and best practices in data and…

RAFT – A Fine-Tuning and RAG Approach to Domain-Specific Question Answering

As the applications of large language models expand into specialized domains, the need for efficient and effective adaptation techniques becomes increasingly crucial. Enter RAFT (Retrieval Augmented Fine Tuning), a novel approach that combines the strengths of retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) and…

TacticAI: Leveraging AI to Elevate Football Coaching and Strategy

Football, also known as soccer, stands out as one of the most widely enjoyed sports globally. Beyond the physical skills displayed on the field, it’s the strategic nuances that bring depth and excitement to the game. As former German football…

AI vs Humans: Stay Relevant or Face the Music

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a transformative force, shaping industries and challenging traditional notions of work and human relevance. AI has come a long way since its beginnings in the mid-20th century. Back then, people dreamed of what it…

How to Identify Deepfake Videos Like a Fact-Checker

Deepfakes are synthetic media where an individual replaces a person’s likeness with someone else’s. They’re becoming more common online, often spreading misinformation around the world. While some may seem harmless, others can have malicious intent, making it important for individuals…

How Do Different Generations View Artificial Intelligence?

AI affects everyone today. Because it’s so prevalent, people will have strong feelings about it, both positive and negative. Understanding these views is important when determining where AI could go from here and how businesses should approach it. Of course,…

BlackMamba: Mixture of Experts for State-Space Models

The development of Large Language Models (LLMs) built from decoder-only transformer models has played a crucial role in transforming the Natural Language Processing (NLP) domain, as well as advancing diverse deep learning applications including reinforcement learning, time-series analysis, image processing,…

DynamiCrafter: Animating Open-domain Images with Video Diffusion Priors

Computer vision is one of the most exciting and well-researched fields within the AI community today, and despite the rapid enhancement of the computer vision models, a longstanding challenge that still troubles developers is image animation. Even today, image animation…

A Full Guide to Fine-Tuning Large Language Models

Large language models (LLMs) like GPT-4, LaMDA, PaLM, and others have taken the world by storm with their remarkable ability to understand and generate human-like text on a vast range of topics. These models are pre-trained on massive datasets comprising…

New Neural Model Enables AI-to-AI Linguistic Communication

In a significant leap forward for artificial intelligence (AI), a team from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) has successfully developed a model that emulates a uniquely human trait: performing tasks based on verbal or written instructions and subsequently communicating them…

AI Learns from AI: The Emergence of Social Learning Among Large Language Models

Since OpenAI unveiled ChatGPT in late 2022, the role of foundational large language models (LLMs) has become increasingly prominent in artificial intelligence (AI), particularly in natural language processing (NLP). These LLMs, designed to process and generate human-like text, learn from…

AI GPTs for PostgreSQL Database: Can They Work?

Artificial intelligence is a key point of debate right now. ChatGPT has reached 100 million active users in just the first two months. This has increased focus on AI’s capabilities, especially in database management. The introduction of ChatGPT is considered…

The Rise of Mixture-of-Experts for Efficient Large Language Models

In the world of natural language processing (NLP), the pursuit of building larger and more capable language models has been a driving force behind many recent advancements. However, as these models grow in size, the computational requirements for training and…

What to Know About NVIDIA’s New Blackwell AI Superchip and Architecture

NVIDIA, a vanguard in the AI and GPU market, has recently announced the launch of its latest innovation, the Blackwell B200 GPU, along with its more powerful counterpart, the GB200 super chip, as well as other impressive tools that make…

GOAT (Good at Arithmetic Tasks): From Language Proficiency to Math Genius

Large language models (LLMs) have revolutionized natural language processing (NLP) by excellently creating and understanding human-like text. However, these models often need to improve when it comes to basic arithmetic tasks. Despite their expertise in language, LLMs frequently require assistance…

AnimateLCM: Accelerating the Animation of Personalized Diffusion Models

Over the past few years, diffusion models have achieved massive success and recognition for image and video generation tasks. Video diffusion models, in particular, have been gaining significant attention due to their ability to produce videos with high coherence as…

When AI Poisons AI: The Risks of Building AI on AI-Generated Contents

As generative AI technology advances, there’s been a significant increase in AI-generated content. This content often fills the gap when data is scarce or diversifies the training material for AI models, sometimes without full recognition of its implications. While this…

The 10 Best AI Search Engines to Try in 2024

In 2024, the digital world is swiftly growing, challenging traditional search engines to meet the rising demand for precise and relevant findings. This problem is highlighted by an extensive study that reviewed 7,392 product review queries on Google, Bing, and…

From Sketch to Platformer: Google Genie’s Artistic Approach to Game Generation

Genie, a remarkable creation by Google DeepMind, has captured the imaginations of researchers and gamers alike. Its full name, “GENerative Interactive Environment,” hints at its extraordinary abilities. Unlike an average AI model, Genie possesses the unique power to transform single…

YOLO-World: Real-Time Open-Vocabulary Object Detection

Object detection has been a fundamental challenge in the computer vision industry, with applications in robotics, image understanding, autonomous vehicles, and image recognition. In recent years, groundbreaking work in AI, particularly through deep neural networks, has significantly advanced object detection….

LXT’s Report ‘The Path to AI Maturity 2024’: Unmasking the Future of AI Innovation and Corporate Transformation

In an era where artificial intelligence (AI) transcends the boundaries of imagination, shaping the very core of how businesses innovate and compete, LXT’s groundbreaking report, “The Path to AI Maturity,” stands as a beacon for corporate leaders and innovators alike….

Cerebras Systems Sets New Benchmark in AI Innovation with Launch of the Fastest AI Chip Ever

Cerebras Systems known for building massive computer clusters that are used for all kinds of AI and scientific tasks. has yet again shattered records in the AI industry by unveiling its latest technological marvel, the Wafer-Scale Engine 3 (WSE-3), touted as…

InstantID: Zero-shot Identity-Preserving Generation in Seconds

AI-powered image generation technology has witnessed remarkable growth in the past few years ever since large text to image diffusion models like DALL-E, GLIDE, Stable Diffusion, Imagen, and more burst into the scene. Despite the fact that image generation AI…

Reviving a Digital Legend: LimeWire’s Transformation into a Generative AI Powerhouse

Limewire, a name synonymous with the early 2000s digital music revolution, began its journey as a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing program. Founded in 2000 by Mark Gorton, Limewire quickly rose to prominence by allowing users to share and download music files,…

Coffee Briefing Mar. 5 – High speed internet access for 150 NWT households; Canadian small business owners slow in generative AI uptake; Mistral AI open source model now available on IBM’s watsonx; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!  Missed the last Coffee Briefing? We’ve got you covered. Government of Canada invests over $2 million to…

A Silent Evolution in AI: The Rise of Compound AI Systems Beyond Traditional AI Models

As we navigate the recent artificial intelligence (AI) developments, a subtle but significant transition is underway, moving from the reliance on standalone AI models like large language models (LLMs) to the more nuanced and collaborative compound AI systems like AlphaGeometry…

How AI’s Peripheral Vision Could Improve Technology and Safety

Peripheral vision, an often-overlooked aspect of human sight, plays a pivotal role in how we interact with and comprehend our surroundings. It enables us to detect and recognize shapes, movements, and important cues that are not in our direct line…

The Next Generation of Tiny AI: Quantum Computing, Neuromorphic Chips, and Beyond

Amidst rapid technological advancements, Tiny AI is emerging as a silent powerhouse. Imagine algorithms compressed to fit microchips yet capable of recognizing faces, translating languages, and predicting market trends. Tiny AI operates discreetly within our devices, orchestrating smart homes and…

A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action: How to Accelerate Generative AI Deployment in the Next 6 Months

Enough daydreaming, enough speculation, enough hype – this is a year of action. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, nearly 50% of typical business activities can now be automated by generative AI (GenAI), a type of artificial intelligence that can…

AI usage the highest among Quebec employees: KPMG

In a new report, KPMG has broken down the provincial adoption rate of generative AI across Canada, and found that Quebec led with 26 per cent, ahead of Alberta (23 per cent), British Columbia (22 per cent) and Ontario (20.5…

Fab wars: Intel, Tata Group, CG Power all launch foundry plans

With competition heating up in the foundry business – India this week approved three new semiconductor plants involving Tata Group and CG Power,, and is looking to achieve dominance in the industry – existing foundries have to up their game….

Unveiling Gemma: Google’s Open-Source Leap into Generative AI

Google recently introduced Gemma, an open-source language model that shares its technological foundation with Gemini, Google’s highly advanced AI. Named after the Latin term for “precious stone,” Gemma is designed to be a more accessible counterpart to its predecessor, Gemini…

Carbon emissions by mobile network operators declining: GSMA

The carbon emissions of mobile network operators declined by six per cent globally between 2019-2022, according to the GSMA’s fourth Mobile Net Zero report, which was released today at MWC Barcelona 2024. The report reveals regional variations in the reduction of operational…

Overcoming LLM Hallucinations Using Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG)

Large Language Models (LLMs) are revolutionizing how we process and generate language, but they’re imperfect. Just like humans might see shapes in clouds or faces on the moon, LLMs can also ‘hallucinate,’ creating information that isn’t accurate. This phenomenon, known…

MWC Barcelona 2024 news roundup: Telecom, AI, security and more

MWC Barcelona 2024 comes to a close today. Here’s a look at some of the announcements that the event brought to light, from industry leaders like Cisco, Google, Intel and others, spanning artificial intelligence, telecom, security and sustainability. Telecom Cisco…

YOLOv9: A Leap in Real-Time Object Detection

Object detection has seen rapid advancement in recent years thanks to deep learning algorithms like YOLO (You Only Look Once). The latest iteration, YOLOv9, brings major improvements in accuracy, efficiency and applicability over previous versions. In this post, we’ll dive…

AI Optimism vs. Skepticism: Why Are the Knowledge Workers Confused?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most transformative technologies of the present time, with the potential to revolutionize various domains such as education, health, business, and entertainment. However, AI poses significant challenges and risks, such as ethical, social, legal,…