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ForkLog AI has collected the most important news from the AI world over the past week.
- Russian banks will be required to open private accounts after the biometric identification of the client.
- Israel is investing $580 million in AI in the coming years.
- Tesla will raise the cost of Full Self-Driving autopilot.
- DALL-E by OpenAI is in a public beta.
- Microsoft introduced a drone training simulator.
- Robodog learned to walk on his own in 60 minutes.
- The most important transactions in the field of AI.
In Russia, banks will be required to register customers by biometrics
Russian banks will be required to register new customers in applications with identification through a single biometric system. Violators will be banned from issuing loans and opening deposits to citizens.
According to the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, comments on the document will be accepted until July 28, 2022. The Decree will enter into force ten days after its publication.
Israel invests more than $580 million in AI
Israel will allocate about $580 million to develop artificial intelligence in the next few years.
The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology presented the national AI program. The plan includes:
- introducing technology to improve service delivery in the public sector;
- increasing the number of research in the areas of data science and artificial intelligence;
- implementation of AI in the industry;
- access to databases for research and development in the field of artificial intelligence;
- addressing regulatory and ethical issues in the use of technology;
- encouragement of international cooperation in the field of AI.
In the US, for the first time, a neural interface was implanted in the human brain
Synchron was the first company in the United States to implant a neural interface into the human brain. The Stentrode system is designed to help paralyzed people.
Doctors implanted the device into the patient’s motor cortex using endovascular surgery. According to the company, the operation went “very well,” and the man returned home 48 hours later.
Synchron also reported on the “success” of the Australian study, whose participants feel “well” a year after installing neural interfaces.
Tesla will raise the cost of Full Self-Driving
Until the end of 2022, Tesla will increase the cost of the Full Self-Driving beta. So far, the system is distributed for $12,000.
According to the company’s CEO Elon Musk, the value of FSD is exceptionally high and not fully realized by most people. He added that the cost of the beta system is “meager,” assuming complete autopilot is implemented in the future.
DALL-E Image Generator Enters Public Beta
OpenAI has launched a beta version of the DALL-E text-based image generator. In the coming weeks, the model will be available to 1 million people on the waiting list.
Upon registration, users will receive 50 free image credits for the first 30 days and 15 more each month. An additional 115 credits can be purchased for $15.
The company also announced the expansion of the rights to use DALL-E generations. Now users can print neuroimages on T-shirts and children’s books or use them for other commercial purposes.
Shopify Showcases Apple’s RoomPlan API
Shopify developers have demonstrated the Apple RoomPlan API AR technology for creating 3D space models. The system works on iPhone and iPad devices with built-in lidar.
The engineer, using one of the RoomPlan API options, was able to remove all the furniture from the room, including moving objects. He says the space “reload” feature will come in handy for e-commerce sites.
Microsoft introduced a simulator for training drones
Microsoft has launched the AirSim flight simulator for drone training.
The system allows companies to create and train AI systems responsible for controlling drones. Developers can conduct flight tests in various locations and weather conditions.
According to Microsoft, AirSim generates millions of simulations in seconds.
Neural network from Nvidia has learned to create three-dimensional objects from 2D images
Enthusiasts showed examples of Nvidia’s Instant NeRF neural network. Most of them took the original shots with smartphones without using drones.
Instant NeRF generates 3D versions of objects or spaces from multiple 2D photos. The algorithm matches the colors and light intensities of the images taken from different angles and then generates data to connect the images and render the finished 3D scene.
Robodog learned to walk on his own in 60 minutes
Engineers have developed a robot that can walk in 60 minutes without training in a computer simulation.
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley used reinforcement learning. They developed the Dreamer algorithm, which uses experience to build a model of the world around it and predict the outcome of potential actions.
According to scientists, a virtual training simulator will never be as accurate as reality. Dreamers will help robots learn new skills and adapt to unexpected situations.
Scientists have created an AI sommelier
Researchers from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology have created a sommelier neural network to determine the degree and variety of wine. The accuracy of the model is 95.3%.
The developers trained the algorithm on the characteristics of 148 wines from three grape varieties. They considered 13 parameters for each drink, including strength, color, alkalinity, and magnesium content.
The researchers tested neurosommelier on 178 wines, including those used in training and previously unknown to him.
The most important AI deals of the last week
From July 17 to July 23, 2022, AI startups raised over $750 million. Here are the most exciting transactions.
- Contentsquare has received $600 million to develop a digital analytics platform for companies.
- ForSight Robotics has raised $55 million to build cataract surgery robots.
- Startup Database Developers Crunchbase Raises $ 50M
- AssemblyAI has raised $30 million to develop speech-to-text technology.
- Syrius Robotics has received $7 million to build autonomous warehouse robots.
- HiddenLayer AI security platform raises $ 6 million
- Strac received $3.5 million to support software for automatically editing sensitive data.