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Mark Zuckerberg announced that by the end of 2024, Meta plans to invest heavily in AI, incorporating 350,000 H100 graphics cards from Nvidia into its computing infrastructure, indicating a multi-billion dollar expenditure. This investment aligns with Meta's focus on artificial general intelligence (AGI) research and development, positioning GPUs as crucial tools in this endeavour. The company's substantial financial commitment to computing resources, primarily for AI advancements, is part of its broader strategy, including open-sourcing AI models and fostering closer collaboration between its AI research teams.
TikTok is trialling a new feature, AI Song, which produces songs from user-provided text prompts using the Bloom language model, but initial feedback indicates the output often needs to be of higher musical quality, with issues like out-of-tune vocals. While not novel to TikTok, with previous instances of AI-generated songs gaining attention, the platform's venture into AI-generated content reflects a broader trend in social media, with platforms like YouTube exploring similar functionalities. In response to the increasing prevalence of AI-generated content, TikTok has implemented features and policy updates to enhance transparency around AI-created content on its platform.
Nvidia and AMD shares soared to record highs, reflecting robust investor enthusiasm for companies specializing in AI-driven chip technology, with Nvidia being the leading GPU provider for AI firms and AMD rapidly gaining traction as a formidable competitor. Both firms have experienced significant valuation increases, fueled by strong sales, strategic product advancements, and high-profile procurement plans from major industry players like Meta.
In 2023, Coursera reported a significant surge in interest for AI courses, registering a new user every minute, largely due to the widespread influence of technologies like OpenAI's ChatGPT. The platform, partnering with AI leaders like OpenAI and Google's DeepMind, offers over 800 AI courses and integrates AI tools like a ChatGPT-style assistant, demonstrating a trend where generative AI not only enhances learning but also boosts demand for ed-tech services.
Samsung is intensifying its focus on AI-powered features in its new Galaxy S24 series, including real-time translation and advanced image editing, aiming to rejuvenate consumer interest and compete with rivals like Google's Pixel. Despite these enhancements and a partnership with Google for innovative search features, Samsung's success in reclaiming market leadership hinges on effectively marketing these AI capabilities and addressing the ongoing competition, especially with Apple's next iPhone launch on the horizon.
Google DeepMind's new AI, AlphaGeometry, demonstrates a significant advancement in AI's ability to solve complex geometry problems, closely mimicking human problem-solving by integrating creative thinking with logical reasoning. Despite its notable success in solving International Mathematical Olympiad level problems, experts recognize the potential for further improvement and broader applications in various fields, while anticipating its future capability to tackle more advanced mathematical challenges.