5 AI things you might have missed today: Opera browser with Chatbot, India’s supercomputer, and more
As the European Union nears finalization of its artificial intelligence legislation, regulators and business leaders globally are waiting to understand how dynamics change after the first AI regulation comes into force. But we’ll have to wait longer to see that happen. On the other hand, today is another exciting day in the AI world as the Opera browser joins Microsoft Edge after introducing a ChatGPT-enabled chatbot side panel. This and more in our daily AI compilation. Let us have a look.
Opera browser has AI chatbot
Opera browser has joined the ranks Microsoft Edge browser after announcing a new AI side panel called Aria. It is powered by OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model and it can answer questions, translate languages, and generate text, code, scripts, music tracks, emails, messages, etc.
Aria can be accessed by clicking the chat icon on the Opera toolbar. Once you’ve opened the chat, you can enter your question or request. Aria will then answer your questions. Users can access it for free.
India’s AI supercomputer Airawat ranked 75th globally
In the latest ranking of global supercomputers by Top 500, a non-profit organization, India’s AI supercomputer Airawat ranked 75th globally. Airavat was developed by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) and the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). It was inaugurated on December 10, 2022. Airavat is the first supercomputer in India based on ARM architecture.
It has a peak performance of 1.3 petaflops and a sustained performance of 0.7 petaflops. Airavat is used for a variety of scientific and engineering applications, including climate modeling, drug discovery, and materials science.
Union minister says India has its own AI plan, responds to Sam Altman’s United Nation whose
In response to OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s statement on the need to develop a United Nations-like body on AI to regulate the space, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said: “Sam Altman is clearly the an intelligent person. He has his own ideas about how AI should be regulated. We certainly think we also have some smart brains in India and we have our own views on how AI should have the railings.”
He added, “If there is finally a United Nations on Artificial Intelligence – as Sam Altman wants it – give it more power. But that doesn’t stop we do what is right for our digital nagriks (citizens) and keep Internet safe and reliable”.
The image of AI turning Bollywood actors into women causes fever
Digital artist and AI enthusiast Sahid once again took the internet by storm when he shared images of Bollywood actors reimagined as women. He has posted photos of stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan, Rajpal Yadav, Aamir Khan, Tiger Shroff, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar Pankaj Tripathi and Shahid Kapoor on his Instagram account.
AI discovers antibiotics that kill superbugs
A team of researchers has used artificial intelligence to discover an antibiotic that kills superbugs. Superbugs are bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and therefore difficult to kill. As a result, many people die from drugs that don’t work against these pathogens.
Now, one learn published in Nature has revealed that an AI model, trained on thousands of drugs, has given a chemical structure that can destroy a nefarious superbug called Acinetobacter baumannii. The AI took 90 minutes to complete the task.