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Robots have learned to reproduce, Clearview AI fined $ 22.6 million and other news from the world of AI

We strive to inform readers not only about developments in the bitcoin industry, but also to talk about what is happening in related technological areas – cybersecurity, and now in the world of artificial intelligence (AI).

Cryplogger has collected the most important news from the AI ​​world over the past week.

  • Qualcomm has unveiled a new generation of processors for smartphones and laptops.
  • Yandex added support for new languages ​​to the voice-over service for YouTube videos.
  • Apple will release AR glasses to replace the iPhone in 2022.
  • In Kiev, the number of cameras with artificial intelligence will be increased as part of the Safe Capital program.
  • UK fined Clearview AI $ 22.6 million for illegal data collection.
  • Researchers have created “living robots” that can reproduce.
  • The most important AI deals in the last week.

Qualcomm unveils new generation mobile processors

Qualcomm has unveiled a number of new products at the annual Snapdragon Tech Summit.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Flagship Mobile Processor developed by by 4nm technology. It integrates eight computing cores with the Armv9 architecture. Also, the processor is equipped with a 5G modem providing speeds up to 10 Gbps.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Data: Qualcomm.

Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 laptop processor for Windows laptops built on a 5-nm process technology. Equipped with eight Kryo cores, it delivers 85% faster CPU performance and 60% faster GPU performance over the previous generation.

Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3. Data: Qualcomm.

Both new items support the AI ​​Engine. According to company representatives, it is four times more powerful than its predecessor. The engine got twice the total memory and an improved Tensor accelerator.

During the summit, the company announced a partnership with Google Cloud to find neural architecture and create next-generation AI models and deploy them to edge computing devices.

Yandex has added new languages ​​to the program for voice-over translation of videos from YouTube

Yandex company expanded a list of languages ​​for voice-over translation of videos. The function now works with French, Spanish and German content.

The system recognizes speech, transforms it into text, translates it into Russian, synthesizes the voice and combines it with the video sequence. It also determines the gender of the speaker and voices what is said in a male or female voice.

The tool is available in Yandex Browser and the Yandex mobile application.

Meta (formerly Facebook) teamed up with UK hotline Revenge Porn Helpline launched service to protect people from revenge porn. The project was supported by 50 partners from non-governmental organizations around the world.

On the platform, users can upload their intimate pictures in a hashed form and check if such images are distributed on the Internet without their knowledge.

The system analyzes the encrypted data directly on the device and launches a search through the files of the platforms participating in the project. When relevant content is found, people will be able to remove it.

If the shared image has been previously edited, including cropping or filtering, the algorithms will not be able to recognize them and the user will have to create a new sample.

Insider: Apple to release portable AR glasses in 2022

Prominent analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple will release an augmented reality headset in late 2022. It will receive an analogue of the M1 chip and will be able to work without being tied to a Mac or iPhone.

According to an insider, AR glasses are equipped with two processors. The powerful one, comparable in processing power to the ARM-based M1 architecture, is designed for basic tasks, and the auxiliary one is for controlling touch functions.

Kuo said that Apple will first make the headset “independent” from other devices, and then add support for “a wide variety of applications” to replace smartphones within the next ten years.

Artificial intelligence cameras will be installed in Kiev

In 2022 on the streets of Kiev will install cameras with artificial intelligence as part of the Safe Capital program.

According to the deputy of the City Council Vitaly Nestor, the devices will be additionally equipped with an algorithm for recognizing vehicle registration numbers. This will reduce the number of crimes and ensure a higher level of security for citizens, he said.

This is the second AI-based video surveillance system in Kiev after the automatic recording cameras for traffic violations installed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

The Safe Capital program is designed for 2022-2024.

UK authorities fined Clearview AI $ 22.6 million

British regulators fined the developer of the Clearview AI facial recognition system for $ 22.6 million for non-compliance with national data protection laws.

The Office of the Information Commissioner said the company did not notify citizens about the collection of their photos from various sites and social networks. The agency demanded to stop processing personal data of UK residents and remove the images received.

Clearview AI can challenge fines and charges of illegal collection of information. The final decision will be made by mid-2022.

DeepMind taught AI to prove theorems and solve complex math problems

Researchers from the DeepMind lab in conjunction with leading scientists applied artificial intelligence for solving complex mathematical problems and theorem proving.

They developed an algorithm that allows researchers to quickly formulate various hypotheses and test them in practice, as well as look for various non-obvious patterns.

During their research, the models helped Australian professor Jordy Williamson and his colleagues find solutions and proofs for two hypotheses in the field of theory knots and representation theory

In particular, they discovered a new approach to the hypothesis related to the Kazhdan-Lustig polynomials, put forward 40 years ago. This, according to DeepMind experts, speaks of the widespread use of AI in all areas of science.

Researchers have created “living” robots that can reproduce

Scientists created with the help of AI “living” robots, consisting of stem cells from the heart and skin of frogs. They consume single-celled organisms and recreate their own kind.

“Living” robots eat material that allows them to create their own copies. Data: Wyss Institute.

Algorithms have deduced and tested billions of potential xenobot shape configurations to find a viable replicable synthetic organism.

According to the researchers, in the future, “living” bots can be used to solve many problems related to the human body or the environment. For example, they will be engaged in the collection of microplastics in the ocean, regenerative medicine or monitoring the development of the root system of plants.

Korean kindergartens equipped with developmental robots

In kindergartens in Seoul (South Korea) launched testing robots for raising children between the ages of three and five.

Alpha Mini robot. Data: The Guardian.

Alpha Mini can sing, dance, tell stories and teach kung fu moves. He also shows simple exercises for repetition, including standing on one leg and push-ups.

The robot is 24.5 cm high and equipped with a camera for recognition and photographing. He can blink and transform pupils into “hearts” when communicating with children.

Scientists have taught AI to create movie trailers

Scottish explorers have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm for creating movie trailers.

Storyboard of the movie The Shining (directed by Stanley Kubrick, 1980) with an algorithm to generate a trailer. Data: Research.

It consists of two neural networks. The first processes the audio and video components of the tape to identify “interesting” scenes. The second analyzes the textual version of the picture.

As a result, the combination of the two models determines the “most important” parts of the film and generates a trailer from them.

The most important AI deals in the last week

From November 27 to December 3, 2021, artificial intelligence startups raised over $ 430 million. Here are the most interesting deals.

  • Robot manufacturer FJDynamics attracted $ 70 million to improve products for work automation in agriculture, construction and horticulture.
  • Kakao mobility collected $ 55 million for the development of autonomous driving technologies.
  • CloudTrucks received $ 115 million to expand the team of software developers for managing the trucking business.
  • Convious collected $ 12 million to scale an AI e-commerce platform for the experience economy.
  • Particular Audience Customer Data Management Service Creators attracted $ 7.5 million
  • Smartling received $ 160 million to expand the team of developers of tools for automatic content translation.
  • Karamba Security collected $ 10 million to support automotive and IoT security products.

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