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Huawei is reprioritizing its production to focus more on its AI chip, the Ascend 910B, at the expense of its successful Mate 60 phones. This shift is a response to growing domestic demand and U.S. export restrictions on AI chips like Nvidia’s H100, pushing Chinese companies towards local alternatives. The move reflects China's broader strategy in the AI space, despite being slightly behind U.S. firms like OpenAI and Google in developing large language models and AI technologies.
Microsoft has partnered with media startup Semafor to use AI chatbots, specifically Microsoft's, in developing news stories. This collaboration includes Microsoft's financial sponsorship of Semafor's "Signals," a feed offering diverse global perspectives on breaking news, amid concerns about AI's impact on journalism. Semafor emphasizes human-written journalism, using AI as a research tool, while the partnership arises in the context of Microsoft facing a multibillion-dollar lawsuit from the New York Times over AI-generated content.
Roblox has introduced an AI-powered real-time chat translation feature, supporting 16 languages, to enhance global communication and inclusivity among its users. This groundbreaking technology allows users to interact seamlessly in their native languages, with instant translation of text chat messages, making it a first in the gaming industry. The feature, which is part of Roblox's strategy to provide localized experiences, is expected to significantly improve user interaction and engagement, reflecting the company's commitment to creating a safe, civil, and optimistic online world.
Bumble has launched the Deception Detector, an AI feature that identifies and blocks fake profiles, which during testing blocked 95% of scam accounts and reduced user scam reports by 45%. This innovation addresses users' concerns about profile authenticity, especially with 46% of women worried about the genuineness of their online matches. Complementing this, Bumble enhances safety with other AI tools like the Private Detector for blurring nude images and AI-generated icebreakers in the Bumble For Friends app, bolstering trust and security.
Scammers used AI-powered deepfake technology to impersonate colleagues on a Zoom call and trick a finance worker in Hong Kong into transferring $25 million.
The UK government is unveiling a response to its AI regulation consultation, emphasizing a preference for relying on existing laws and regulators with targeted measures, including over $125 million in extra funding, to enhance AI regulation and foster innovation. The funding consists of $12.5 million to upskill regulators and $113 million for establishing nine research hubs to promote AI innovation in various sectors. The government maintains its stance of not introducing new AI legislation for now, aiming to empower existing regulators to address AI risks in a context-specific manner.