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Samsung just rolled out its Galaxy S24 lineup, determined to bring a ‘new era of mobile AI’ to consumers everywhere.
Have the first true ‘smart’ phones just hit the market? Let’s dig deeper…
Samsung unveils ‘new era of mobile AI’ with Galaxy launch
Adobe Premiere Pro gets new AI updates
How to create 3D assets from text with Genie
Google DeepMind AI solves olympiad-level geometry
8 new AI tools & 4 new AI jobs
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The Rundown: Samsung just revealed its latest flagship Galaxy S24 smartphone lineup at the company’s Unpacked conference, featuring extensive new AI capabilities for communication, photography, gaming, and more powered by Google’s Gemini AI model.
A Live Translate feature enables real-time voice/text translation during calls in the native phone app without needing third-party software, with the AI model running locally.
The camera system uses AI editing tools to fill in backgrounds and adjust subject position, as well as in night mode and 100x zoom to clarify low light and distant shots.
Circle to Search allows users to draw a circle around any object in an image or video to get AI-powered information from Google.
On-device AI enables quicker responses compared to cloud-reliant solutions.
The new rollout features three price points: the S24 Ultra starting at $1,299.99, the S24+ at $999, and the S24 at $799.
Why it matters: The race to incorporate AI into smartphones is officially here. While not all these features are guaranteed to move the needle for consumers — Samsung may be the first to truly expose mainstream users to AI’s potential in mobile devices.
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The Rundown: Last year, Conveyor’s customer trust automation platform was responsible for:
Over 300k security questionnaire questions answered by AI
100k+ security documents downloaded
45% of the Fortune 500 companies conducting security reviews through Conveyor
So, does AI bring an end to security questionnaires as we know it?
The Rundown: Adobe just introduced new AI-powered features to Premiere Pro, including updates like enhanced speech removal, custom audio transitions, and automatic audio category tagging.
New AI audio tagging labels clips into dialogue, music, effects, or ambient noise, providing one-click access to relevant editing tools.
Interactive fade handles allow quick drag-and-drop custom audio transitions on the main timeline.
An Enhanced Speech tool is coming in February, promising to improve dialogue quality and remove unwanted noise from recordings.
Why it matters: Adobe continues integrating workflow-enhancing AI tools across its creative platforms. But unlike more controversial art updates, audio, and video editing seems like a sector ripe for AI disruption — optimizing mundane tasks so editors can focus on creative storytelling.
The Rundown: Luma Labs recently launched a new text-to-3D model called Genie, allowing users to quickly generate 3D models of anything you can imagine.
Head to Genie and login to create a free account.
Under the ‘Imagine’ tab, type a description of the model you want to generate.
Genie will provide four variations of your prompt. Click your favorite, or retry to get additional options or tweak the prompt.
Once you’ve selected your favorite, you can download the 3D asset into a variety of file formats, as well as upscale or get additional variations.
The Rundown: Google DeepMind researchers just developed AlphaGeometry, an AI system that can solve complex geometry problems from mathematical olympiads — reaching the performance level of top human contestants.
AlphaGeometry combines neural networks and symbolic logic engines to search for geometric proofs trained on over 100M synthetic training examples.
In a test set of 30 problems from the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), AlphaGeometry solved 25 problems, surpassing both specialized math software and other search methods.
On problems from the 2000 and 2015 IMOs, the system attained perfect scores based on a review from a math olympiad coach.
The system rediscovered known theorems during data generation and found novel generalizations of test problems, demonstrating creative reasoning abilities.
Why it matters: Being able to solve challenging geometry on par with some of the world’s most talented students demonstrates wildly impressive mathematic abilities for an AI system — and AlphaGeometry’s success offers a promising path to more human-like reasoning in AI.
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Amazon launched a new AI image generation feature on Fire TVs using voice prompts processed by Alexa, allowing users to create and set custom artwork as backgrounds.
Security researchers discovered LeftoverLocals, a GPU vulnerability affecting Apple, AMD and Qualcomm chips in millions of devices that risks exposing large quantities of AI model data.
Sakana AI raised $30M in seed funding for its work on nature-inspired foundation models, in a rare instance of a Silicon Valley VC backing a seed stage startup in Japan.
Sam Altman said OpenAI is currently focused on getting its board in place, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos about the company’s dramatic end to 2023.
OpenAI board director Adam D’Angelo reportedly spoke last month with Databricks CEO Ali Ghodsi about joining the OpenAI board, despite Databricks functioning as a rival and positioning itself as ‘anti-OpenAI’.
Cybersecurity startup Vicarius secured $30M in Series B funding for its AI-powered vulnerability detection platform.
Google NotebookLM launched a new set of features to its AI-powered notetaking platform, including the ability to “Help Me Understand”, “Critique”, “Create Outline” and more.
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