We strive to inform readers not only about events in the bitcoin industry, but also to talk about what is happening in related technological areas – cybersecurity and in the world of artificial intelligence (AI).
Cryplogger AI collected the most important news from the world of AI over the past week.
- The European Union has banned the export of quantum computers, semiconductors and high-tech equipment to Russia.
- Spotify will leave the Russian Federation after two years of work.
- Former DeepMind developers will develop an AI investment advisor when choosing stocks and cryptocurrencies.
- Snapchat has a lens for learning American Sign Language.
- The EU has certified the first AI X-ray analyzer.
- The robot has learned to peel a banana without damaging the core.
- The most important AI deals of the last week.
The EU banned the supply of chips to Russia
The European Union has banned the export of semiconductors, quantum computers and high-tech equipment to Russia.
Latest sanctions follow the atrocities committed by Russian armed forces in Bucha and other places under Russian occupation.
The aim of our sanctions is to stop the reckless, inhuman and aggressive behavior of #Russia‘s troops and the illegal against aggression #Ukraine. https://t.co/KJqRWwPJkK
— Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) April 8, 2022
“The purpose of our sanctions is to stop the reckless, inhuman and aggressive behavior of the Russian troops and illegal aggression against Ukraine,” said EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.
Also, the fifth package of sanctions will block the participation of Russian companies in public procurement in the EU and exclude any financial support.
Spotify will leave the Russian market
On April 11, 2022, Spotify will become unavailable in Russia.
On April 11, Spotify suspends work in Russia. This means that it will no longer be possible to use the services on the site and in the application. We have prepared a FAQ. We hope you will find answers to all your questions there. You can also contact us on the support page. Your Spotify💚
— SpotifyRussia (@SpotifyRussia) April 7, 2022
The company closes the representative office and the operation of its service in the country. The Spotify app and web version will become unavailable to Russian customers, and all Premium subscriptions will be cancelled.
Former DeepMind employees to create AI investment advisor
A group of ex-DeepMind employees developing a poker AI champion created startup Equilibre Technologies to “dominate” the stock market. They will use artificial intelligence as an investment advisor when choosing stocks and cryptocurrencies.
The founders of the startup are known for creating complex algorithms that allow them to successfully solve problems without a lot of information. They are combine game theory with artificial intuition to gain a theoretical advantage over other computer or human trading methodologies.
Epic Games introduced a 3D modeling tool from a series of shots
Epic Games has announced a beta version of the RealityScan mobile application for creating 3D models of objects from a series of photographs. The tool allows users to bring items from the real world into a game or project.
To generate a 3D model of an object, you need to move around it and take at least 20 photos. Once the scan is complete, the user can submit the 3D item to the Sketchfab modeling platform.
The app is currently available to the first 10,000 beta testers.
Snapchat added a lens for learning sign language
Social network Snapchat appeared a lens for teaching American Sign Language to users. Snap involved employees with hearing impairments in the development of the lens.
The ASL Alphabet Lens system is based on SignAll artificial intelligence and computer vision technology. It tracks hand movements and translates gestures into spoken language.
AR lens will allow users to practice the alphabet amslena and play two games to test your knowledge.
For Windows 11 announced a number of AI features
Microsoft Corporation will add in Windows 11 AI background blur, gaze correction, cropping, and noise reduction during video calls. Options will appear in one of the next major system updates.
The company said that the features will work at the system level, including third-party programs. They will appear only on devices with neuroprocessor modules, which are equipped with some modern computers, smartphones and tablets.
There is no data on the timing of the implementation of innovations. It is also unknown to which of the users they will become available.
Google has developed a language model that understands jokes
Google AI Developers submitted the Pathways Language Model (PaLM) with 540 billion parameters that can explain jokes.
The developers have evaluated the performance of the algorithm on hundreds of language understanding and generation tasks. They found that PaLM delivers “state of the art” performance, and in many cases even by a significant margin.
The model solves many different problems, including complex learning and reasoning. PaLM also generates explicit explanations for scenarios that require a combination of multi-step inference, knowledge of the world, and a deep understanding of the language. The algorithm can explain jokes that are not on the Internet.
Microsoft launches AI-powered note-taking app
Microsoft Corporation released A Windows Journal app for AI-powered note-taking. It allows users to capture their thoughts and drawings on digital pen-enabled devices.
The developers have trained AI to automatically recognize and categorize what is written in notes, including headings, starred elements, keywords, and sketches. For some graphics and text, the application creates a tooltip on the side of the page, allowing the user to select the area’s content and then move or copy it.
Journal supports moving content to other pages and applications.
According to the company, AI helped improve the search for old notes and sketches in the application, as well as implement new gestures such as “erase” and “instant lasso”.
EU certifies first X-ray AI analyzer
European regulator approved standalone x-ray AI analyzer ChestLink from Oxipit. The tool has received the CE Class IIb certification, indicating compliance with EU safety standards.
The system scans chest images and automatically sends reports to patients whose results are normal. If potential problems are detected, the AI sends images indicating the relevant areas to the radiologist for review. During testing, ChestLink made no “clinically significant” errors, according to the company.
The developers warned that before implementing the new technology, medical institutions should first audit their existing imaging programs. The tool should be used under medical supervision at first before it can work autonomously, they added.
Oxipit said the company also plans to file an application with the FDA.
The robot learned to peel a banana
Japanese researchers have trained a robot to peel a banana without damaging the core.
The machine has two manipulators. The scientists used a “deep simulation learning” process in which the robot was shown hundreds of times how to peel a banana while the system trained to duplicate the actions shown. In this experiment, the device took 13 hours to study the data.
Although the robot was only able to complete the job successfully 57% of the time, the experiment demonstrates the future of devices that can perform more subtle manipulations.
The researchers claim that the proposed method will make it possible to train machines to perform various simple “human” tasks. In the future, robots will help solve Japan’s labor shortage, they added.
The most important AI deals of the last week
From April 3 to April 9, 2022, AI startups raised over $246 million. Here are the most interesting transactions.
- Lilt attracted $55 million to support business-oriented AI translation software.
- Peeba collected $4.2 million to increase the development of an online B2B wholesale platform that connects independent retailers in Asia with brands around the world.
- Amplemarket received $12 million for the development of an AI sales platform.
- Developers of cybersecurity service for small and medium businesses Coro attracted $60 million
- Link Squares collected $100 million to develop smart software that helps brands win and maintain new contracts.
- Creators of digital twins of BeamUP corporate buildings got $15 million
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