A Deep Exploration into the Evolving Landscape of AI Image Recognition and its Potential Real-world Applications

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DAWN OF LMMs 🔥 Microsoft puts GPT Vision to test… Final AI Agents Puzzle Piece?

There’s a new thing from Microsoft called GPT-4 Vision. It’s a step up from the text-based models we’re used to, now it can see images. The model can now help with reading stuff like menus, ID cards, and even explain some tricky visuals.

This tech has massive potential, especially in the medical field. Imagine an AI assistant for doctors or an app that helps folks understand their medical issues! Microsoft’s hinting this is just the start, and we’re stepping into a new era where AIs can kinda do what we do with a keyboard and mouse. 

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Adobe teases new AI photo editing tool that will ‘revolutionize’ its products

Adobe’s about to drop a game-changer at their Adobe Max next week: an AI-driven photo tool, Project Stardust, that lets you mess with pics like a pro, even if you’ve never edited a photo before. This bad boy can spot objects in photos—like a yellow suitcase, for example—and lets you shuffle ’em around, get rid of ’em, or tweak ’em, all without making it look like you did a thing. 

They’ve thrown in a nifty “Contextual Task Bar” too, which pretty much guesses what you wanna do next. So if you’ve got some random people photobombing your shot, one click and bam! They’re history. Adobe’s even added some fancy AI that can jazz up your pics. For instance, you can swap out a model’s jacket with a snazzy new one just by typing it in. 

While other companies like Canva and Google are playing in this sandbox too, Adobe’s hinting that what we’ve seen of Project Stardust is just the tip of the iceberg. The real deal drops on October 10th, and fans are all ears to see what’s next.

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Bill Gates-backed Likewise launches AI-powered Pix ‘personal entertainment companion’

Bill Gates-supported startup from Seattle, Likewise, just dropped a cool, free AI assistant called Pix. Its goal? Help you find the best TV shows, movies, books, and podcasts. 

Using both their own info and some fancy tech from OpenAI, Pix wants to be more than your average chatbot – it aims to really get to know you. Search for a horror flick on Hulu? Pix will ping you when something similar pops up. Soon, it’ll even peek at your favorites on Likewise to give even better recs. You can chat with Pix through email, text, and Likewise apps. 

Ian Morris, the big boss at Likewise, thinks personal AI buddies like Pix are the future. He believes in giving recs based on your past likes and then taking initiative. Likewise and OpenAI already teamed up earlier with a ChatGPT plugin. And Bill Gates? He’s all in, investing a cool $15 million in Likewise last year.

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Porsche-backed Sensigo deploys AI tools to smooth vehicle repairs

Porsche and investor UP.Partners kicked off Sensigo, a new California-based gig that uses AI to help car mechanics figure out, fix, and even foresee car troubles. Sensigo claims this tech can make repairs slicker for everyone, saving dough and cutting down on warranty headaches. 

This is Porsche’s second time teaming up with UP.Partners for cool car startups. Their first project? A system to keep tabs on electric car battery health. Big names like Toyota and Alaska Air Group are in on the investment action with UP too. 

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AI is already helping astronomers make incredible discoveries. Here’s how

During World Space Week 2023, Space.com highlights how AI is making big waves in the world of astronomy. Back in the day, astronomers peeped through telescopes and manually combed through heaps of space data. Now, with the help of AI tools like neural networks, they’re filtering out the cosmic junk from images and getting a clearer view of the stars. 

Remember that crisp pic of the black hole in galaxy M87 from 2019? AI gave it a 2023 glow-up. And classifying galaxies? There’s an AI for that – faster and more accurate than any human. 

AI is also playing detective, helping scientists unravel cosmic mysteries like dark matter and dark energy, which make up a whopping 95% of the universe’s energy. Future observatories will churn out data by the petabytes (that’s a LOT), and AI will be the key to sifting through it all. Heck, we might even have AI to thank for spotting unexpected cosmic wonders or potential asteroid threats. 

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Savoring Bytes: New AI Understands Our Tasty Desires

Researchers over at Penn State cooked up this electronic “tongue” that could pave the way for robots to kinda “get” our eating habits and feelings around food. It’s like giving AI a bit of human touch, making them understand not just why we eat when we’re hungry, but also why we might crave some chocolate cake even when our belly’s full.

This techy tongue uses some fancy materials like graphene to sense chemicals and another thing called molybdenum disulfide to process it all. They’re basically trying to teach AI about the emotional side of munching, and not just the need-to-eat part.

Down the road, we might see robots suggesting diets based on our feelings or maybe even acting as top-notch wine tasters. They’re aiming to make robots “feel” and “sense” a lot more like us. Imagine a robot not just seeing or hearing, but also “tasting” things like we do.`

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Hannah Diamond Has Cracked The Code Of Using AI For Music 

Hannah Diamond, a big name in the hyperpop music genre, knows all too well about being replaced by AI—or at least the perception of it. Back in the day, after her hit “Pink and Blue”, some folks thought she wasn’t even real, just an AI persona cooked up by her colleague, A.G. Cook. The rumblings were: “No way a lady is behind this music.” 

Fast forward, and today’s artists face a new challenge: AI trying to take over their creative gigs. The tech-savvy musicians are flipping the script. They’re using AI to beef up their art, not replace it. Diamond herself used AI for her latest album to make things run smoother. 

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World’s First And “Fastest” AI-Powered Grill Is Here! Guess The Price

This UK startup, Seergrills, just dropped the “Perfecta,” claiming it’s not just the world’s first AI-driven grill but also the fastest one out there. Talk to it, tell it what you’re hungry for, and BAM! – your meal’s done in under 3 minutes. 

The guy behind it, Suraj Sudera, is trying to solve our overcooking blues with some high-tech heat that goes up to 1652°F. You wanna cook a steak? Put it in, tap a few settings, and let the AI work its magic. It can also whip up burgers, chicken, fish, and even pizzas super quick. But brace yourself – this bad boy’s gonna cost you a cool $3,500.

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How to spice up your bioinformatics skill set with AI

Fernanda Garcia Fossa, a biology PhD student in Brazil, found the old-school way of analyzing cell images too slow and prone to errors. She discovered CellProfiler, an AI-powered image-analysis tool, and suddenly things were easier and faster. Turns out, in the life sciences, using AI to analyze data is becoming the norm. 

It saves time and can catch things humans might miss. But not everyone’s on board. Some scientists find AI daunting or don’t have the right skills to manage the massive amounts of data. For those wanting to dive in, there are online courses, tools, and communities eager to help. 

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The AI-Empowered Patient Is Coming: Are Doctors Ready?

Back in the day, the first-gen AI was like a med student using flowcharts to diagnose. It was quick, but when patients got messy symptoms, it tripped up. Then came the second-gen, deep diving into tons of data, spotting stuff even pros missed. It was sharp, but had its own hiccups. Like, it once thought folks getting less medical care were healthier—turns out, it just highlighted some unfairness in treating Black patients.

Now, there’s this third-gen AI, and it’s like the internet and iPhones of the past—it’s making expert knowledge something everyone can have, not just the folks with fancy degrees. These new AI tools are so sharp, they’re passing doc exams and giving top-notch advice. And they’re only gonna get smarter, pulling from every corner of the web and your health gadgets.

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Job postings mentioning AI have more than doubled in two years, LinkedIn data shows

In the past two years, AI-related job listings on LinkedIn globally jumped up more than two times. Some places, like Germany and France, even saw bigger jumps. Olivier Sabella from LinkedIn said they’re seeing AI skills pop up in all kinds of job posts, from AI developers to digital managers. And guess what? People are hopping on the AI train. 

Jobs that mention AI on LinkedIn are getting 17% more applications. Plus, a lot of professionals, about 89%, are pumped to use AI. Half of them wanna learn more about it. And many are already beefing up their AI skills on LinkedIn. With the work world changing, getting to know AI is looking like a smart move for the future.

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