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Nvidia is set to begin mass production of its new H20 artificial intelligence (AI) chip in the second quarter of 2024. This development is particularly focused on the Chinese market, aiming to comply with U.S. export rules. The H20 chip is noted to be the most powerful among three China-specific chips developed by Nvidia, the other two being the L2 and L20 chips.
At CES, NVIDIA unveiled its latest advancements in generative AI, introducing the GeForce RTX™ SUPER desktop GPUs and AI-powered laptops from top manufacturers, all designed to enhance AI performance in PCs and workstations. This launch includes innovative tools like NVIDIA TensorRT™ for Stable Diffusion XL acceleration, RTX Remix for AI textures, and AI Workbench for developers, along with the new GeForce RTX 40 SUPER Series graphics cards. These developments aim to revolutionize gaming and productivity by harnessing the power of AI, offering both developers and consumers advanced tools and technologies for an enriched PC experience.
OpenAI, facing legal challenges including a lawsuit from the New York Times, asserts that the development of advanced AI models like ChatGPT relies on the use of copyrighted material, deeming it essential for effective training. This stance highlights the growing tension between AI firms and copyright holders over the boundaries of fair use in AI development.
YouTube is updating its harassment and cyberbullying policies to prohibit content that "realistically simulates" minors and victims of crimes narrating their own deaths or the violence they experienced. This change targets AI-generated true crime content, particularly those using AI to depict children or victims in a disturbing manner. The policy includes penalties like content removal, upload restrictions, and potential channel removal for repeated violations. Additionally, platforms like TikTok now require labeling AI-generated content, and YouTube has implemented specific policies for AI voice clones.
Former Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, following his tenure at Twitter, has raised about $30 million for an AI startup, with funding led by Khosla Ventures. The startup, focused on software for developers and users of large language models, remains unnamed and its specific product details are undisclosed.
Duolingo Inc. is reducing its contractor workforce by 10% as it increasingly utilizes generative artificial intelligence to develop content for its language-learning software. This move highlights a growing trend where AI tools are taking over tasks traditionally performed by human workers.