It’s All About AI and Pixels in This Week’s Tech News Summary, May 12th
Artificial intelligence continues to dominate the news in the past 14 days, with growing concerns about its dangers. One of the biggest stories is Dr Geoffrey Hinton, the “Godfather of AI,” quitting Google due to concerns over the dangers AI poses. He cited the possibility of AI changing the job market, the flood of misinformation, and the existential risk posed by the creation of true digital intelligence. Hinton’s departure highlights the concerns that AI could potentially cause harm to humanity, especially with more advancements and the potential for bad actors to exploit it.
EU officials are also growing more cautious about the rapid pace of AI development, with a group of 12 Members of the European Parliament calling for preliminary rules to control the advancement of AI systems. The goal is to ensure that AI systems remain safe, trustworthy, and human-centric, addressing some of the concerns raised by Hinton. Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden met with CEOs of top AI companies, including Microsoft and Google, to discuss the risks and safeguards of AI, with a focus on transparency and evaluating the safety of AI products.
In other AI news, Google’s chatbot, Bard, is now live across the world, including Zimbabwe. Bard uses TPUs, Google Tensor GPUs, and Google Search to process information from the real world and provide up-to-date news and insights. However, Bard still has a long way to go compared to GPT-powered Bing, which is more effective, according to some experts.
Google Pixel 6 Rumors
Aside from AI, rumours about Google’s Pixel 6 are also making the rounds. Google has been pretty tight-lipped about its upcoming flagship phone, but various leaks suggest that there could be some significant changes compared to previous models. For one, Google is set to release two versions of the Pixel 6. According to Jon Prosser, the Pixel 6 will have a 6.4-inch screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, while the Pixel 6 Pro will have a larger 6.67-inch screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. Both versions are rumoured to use Google’s own chipset instead of Qualcomm’s, which could result in better performance, especially with AI.
Rumours also suggest that the Pixel 6 will feature a new design, with a camera bump and fewer bezels, giving it a sleeker and more modern look. Google has also reportedly partnered with Samsung to manufacture the Pixel 6 displays, which should result in better quality screens. Overall, the Pixel 6 could be a game-changer for Google, especially with its move towards in-house chipsets and an improved design.
– Dr Geoffrey Hinton, the “Godfather of AI,” recently quit Google citing concerns over the dangers of AI and wants to speak freely about its risks.
– A group of EU officials is calling for preliminary rules to control the advancement of AI systems to ensure they remain human-centric, safe, and trustworthy.
– US President Joe Biden met with CEOs of top AI companies, including Microsoft and Google, to discuss AI risks and safeguards.
– Google’s chatbot, Bard, is now live across the world, offering up-to-date news and insights using TPUs, Google Tensor GPUs, and Google Search.
– Google is set to release two Pixel 6 versions, which could use its own chipset and feature a new design with a camera bump and fewer bezels.
AI continues to dominate headlines, with growing concerns about its potential dangers and risks. As more advancements are made, the need for regulations and safeguards is becoming more critical to prevent exploitation by bad actors. Meanwhile, Google’s Pixel 6 is expected to be a game-changer, with a new design and in-house chipset that could outperform previous models.
As AI continues to evolve and become more complex, the risks it poses to humanity also increase. Addressing these concerns is critical to prevent any harm or manipulation to society. In other news, Google’s Pixel 6 is expected to be a significant upgrade, with a new design and in-house chipset that could rival some of the best smartphones on the market, offering a glimpse into the future of the smartphone industry.