- AI is limited by one thing...
AI is limited by one thing...
Good morning, AI explorers! We hiked the tallest mountains to bring you back the best updates and insights of the day. 🏔️
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Appetizer: The world’s first AI binoculars 🦤
Entrée: Amazon launches AI tool to answer shopper questions 🙋♀️
Dessert: Altman says AI’s future depends on energy breakthrough ⚡️
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THE WORLD’S FIRST AI BINOCULARS 🦤
I spy with my little eye … a tasty French fry. 🍟
What’s new? Austria-based Swarovski Optik has unveiled the AX Visio 10x32 binoculars, noted as the world’s first “smart binoculars” with AI-powered image recognition technology.
How do they work? Operating at the touch of a button, the binoculars process the available image within seconds, helping users detect and discover animals within the wide-frame view. When focused on the animal, the AI displays the identified animal’s name on the built-in head-up display (HUD) screen. These binoculars are able to identify over 9,000 species of birds and mammals. The development of the AX Visio took approximately five years, incorporating a neural processing unit for object recognition.
When will they be available? Scheduled for public release on February 1, 2024, these high-tech optics will be priced at $4,799. The creators of these binoculars foresee a long product life cycle with continuous updates and improvements, hinting at an open programming interface for potential expansion by users. Over time, the price will most likely go down dramatically, but for now these smart binoculars mark a significant stride for how to marry AI with different hardware solutions.
AMAZON LAUNCHES AI TOOL TO ANSWER SHOPPER QUESTIONS 🙋♀️
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What’s new? Amazon is testing the market with a new AI tool which allows shoppers to get quick answers to their questions about products.
What is the new tool? The tool allows users to pose questions about specific products, providing rapid responses by summarizing information gleaned from product reviews and listings. This feature aims to spare customers from the frustrating task of sifting through lengthy reviews or product descriptions. The new tool also remains focused on the product at hand, generating an error message for unrelated queries. This prevents hallucinations and the delivery of non-backed information.
ALTMAN SAYS AI’S FUTURE DEPENDS ON ENERGY BREAKTHROUGH 🔌
AI is limited by one thing … energy. 🔌
What’s up? During the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman emphasized the critical need for an energy breakthrough to sustain the immense power requirements of future AI.
What was said and why? Altman highlighted that AI consumes far more power than initially estimated, necessitating a revolutionary shift in energy sources. Altman sees promise in climate-friendly energy solutions, particularly advocating for advancements in nuclear fusion and the affordability of solar power coupled with efficient storage. He asserted that achieving the required energy levels for AI is contingent on breakthroughs in these domains, stating, “There's no way to get there without a breakthrough. It motivates us to go invest more in fusion.” Altman’s commitment to sustainable energy was demonstrated in 2021 when he personally invested $375 million in Helion Energy, a private U.S. nuclear fusion company. Helion has since secured a deal to supply energy to Microsoft, OpenAI’s major financial supporter and computing resource provider for AI initiatives. Altman continually expressed a hope for wider acceptance of nuclear fission as an additional energy source to meet the increasing demands of AI development.
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