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Summary: As we begin a new year, generative AI is picking up even more steam, with new developments occurring almost daily. We’re here to help you navigate the changing world of technology and AI, by staying on top of the most important news and trends. We’re pleased to bring you the January Wovenware AI Index, where we’ve culled some of the most important developments of the last few weeks. Happy reading!

Business Developments 

Adding to the GenAI options, Intel recently spun out Articul8 AI, its own AI software firm, with funding from asset management firm, DigitalBridge. The solution is a result of its work with Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Using one of its own supercomputers, Intel developed a generative AI system that can read text and images using a combination of open-source and internally developed technology.

In addition, chip maker, Nvidia, launched the GeForce RTX 40 SUPER Series family of Graphical Processing Units n(GPYs) designed to run AI programs . Nvidia is leading the pack as chip makers Intel and Advanced Micro Devices work to develop their own GPUs powerful enough to fuel the huge computing power needed for GenAI.

 

 

U.S. And EU Regulations 

As the use of AI in healthcare grows, U.S. Regulators are committed to developing a new labeling system to make it easier for clinicians to understand the risks. AI developers would create those “nutrition labels”, but they also will have the option to not disclose anything (which also would be evident to clinicians). Software developers are pushing back since they’re not eager to reveal the system’s training data, which is their “secret sauce.”

California lawmakers are preparing at least a dozen bills for 2024 aimed at tackling a number of issues tied to AI, including biased algorithms and misinformation — what they’re calling the “biggest threats to society.” These law makers will soon be unveiling legislation to limit the use of deep fakes and actors’ AI-generated voices and likenesses, stamp watermarks on digital content, and ensure ethical AI when its informing decisions about housing and healthcare.

The European Union (EU) has been vocal about its leadership in AI regulation efforts (the AI Act), but this leadership may have hit a roadblock. A proposal by France, Germany and Italy to let makers of generative AI models self-regulate is causing conflict and confusion.

Arts & Entertainment 

Recently, the news makers have become the news. The Wall Street Journal reported that the New York Times hired Quartz co-founder Zach Seward to work with newsroom leadership in establishing principles for the use of generative AI. Until now, the publishing world has focused on rules to dissuade the use of AI, with horror stories of how AI-generated articles have caused embarrassing mistakes. As the publishing world comes to term with the fact that GenAI is here to stay, governance is becoming paramount – not only in publishing but also across content generated by businesses everywhere.

In other news, apparently AI may never be seen as an inventor. The U.K. Supreme Court upheld decisions to reject a bid to allow AI to be named as an inventor of a food container and flashing light beacon. The court ruled that only humans can have patent rights.

Additionally, the use of AI was a bone of contention last year for members of the SAG-AFTRA union representing artistic performers. The issue is now being reeled back somewhat. The union has just signed an agreement with AI voice technology company Replica Studios to allow union members to license digital replicas of their voices for use in video games.

Stay tuned for more developments in the fast-paced world of AI in next month’s Wovenware Monthly AI Index.

Please share your questions, concerns and opinions about the AI-driven era. We’d love to hear from you. Please reach out at info@wovenware.com.

Happy New Year!

January Monthly AI Index | Wovenware

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