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🤖 3D printed robots with bones, ligaments, and tendons
🍪 Microsoft introduces its own chips for AI
🎵 DeepMind and YouTube release an AI that can clone artist voices and turn hums into melodies
🎁 Google will make fake AI products to help you find real gifts
💬 Microsoft renames Bing Chat to Copilot as it competes with ChatGPT
🤖 3D printed robots with bones, ligaments, and tendonsLINK
Researchers at ETH Zurich and Inkbit, a US startup, have made a significant advancement in 3D printing by creating a robotic hand with bones, ligaments, and tendons, using a variety of polymers and a novel laser-scanning technique.
The technology enables the printing of slow-curing plastics with elastic properties, improving the durability and flexibility of the products, which is particularly beneficial for the fields of prosthetics and soft robotics.
This breakthrough, which involves layer-by-layer printing and the ability to adjust material stiffness, also has potential applications in creating objects that absorb noise and vibrations, expanding its utility beyond just robotic appendages.
🍪 Microsoft introduces its own chips for AILINK
Microsoft has launched two custom chips, the Maia 100 AI accelerator and the Cobolt 100 CPU, designed for artificial intelligence and general tasks on its Azure cloud service.
The company aims to improve performance by up to 40% over current offerings with these Arm-based chips and enhance AI capabilities within its cloud ecosystem.
These initiatives position Microsoft to compete directly with Amazon's Graviton and Google's TPUs by offering custom processors for cloud-based AI applications.
🎵 DeepMind and YouTube release an AI that can clone artist voices and turn hums into melodiesLINK
YouTube introduces Dream Track, an AI feature for Shorts creators to generate custom music in the styles of various artists like Charlie Puth and Sia.
Dream Track, powered by Google DeepMind's Lyria, allows creators to generate a 30-second song by providing a prompt and selecting an artist's style.
The program may attract creators from TikTok with its novel AI music capabilities, while also exploring ways for original artists to earn ad revenue from AI-generated content.
🎁 Google will make fake AI products to help you find real giftsLINK
Google's new AI-powered feature helps users discover gift ideas and shop for niche products through suggested subcategories and shoppable links.
A forthcoming update will enable users to create photorealistic images of apparel they envision and find similar items for purchase in Google's Shopping portal.
Google's virtual try-on tool is now expanded to include men's tops, allowing users to preview clothing on diverse models via the Google app and mobile browsers in the US.
💬 Microsoft renames Bing Chat to Copilot as it competes with ChatGPTLINK
Microsoft has renamed Bing Chat to 'Copilot in Bing', aiming to create a unified Copilot experience across consumer and commercial platforms.
The rebranding may be a strategy to disassociate the technology from Bing's search engine, following reports of Bing not gaining market share post Bing Chat launch.
'Copilot in Bing' will offer commercial data protection for corporate account users starting December 1, and will be included in various Microsoft 365 enterprise subscription plans.
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