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AI Today: News Highlights | March 04, 2024


Tanla Platforms Introduces AI-Powered Anti-Phishing Chatbot in India

Tanla Platforms, a leading Indian CPaaS provider, has launched an innovative AI-based chatbot designed to combat the escalating issue of phishing via SMS, which has become a significant concern in India.

According to Sunil Bajpai, the company’s Chief Trust Officer, SMS phishing affects one in every twelve individuals monthly, with 120-150 million phishing messages sent and 60-75 million citizens at risk.

The chatbot aims to empower users by identifying scam messages, amidst reports that only a fraction of the victims report such frauds. This tool is a step towards enhancing digital security and trust for millions of Indian users.

Alphabet Inc. Faces AI Challenges, Market Reacts Sharply

Alphabet Inc., the corporate entity behind Google, faced a notable setback in the market, with a loss of $80 billion in market value following reports of its AI product not meeting expectations.

This event highlighted the critical importance of AI technology to investors, with the company’s stock dipping by 0.2% on Friday and showing a decline for the year, in stark contrast to the 15% gain seen in the Bloomberg Magnificent 7 Total Return Index.

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According to Tom Graff, CIO at Facet Wealth, Alphabet’s lag in AI advancements poses a “clear and present danger,” indicating the high stakes the company faces in the AI arena.

The Rising Threat of Deepfakes in Global Elections

As over 40 countries gear up for elections in 2024, encompassing over 40% of the world’s population, the menace of AI-driven misinformation looms large.

Sam Gregory, Executive Director of Witness, highlights the dual-edged nature of synthetic media in electoral processes.

With advancements making the creation of deepfakes both easier and cheaper, the upcoming elections face unprecedented risks.

These AI-generated false realities could be wielded to both aid and undermine democratic engagements, signaling a critical juncture in the battle against digital disinformation.

Elon Musk Files Lawsuit Against OpenAI Alleging Contract Breaches:

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Elon Musk has initiated legal action against OpenAI, the AI research lab he co-founded in 2015, and its CEO Sam Altman. The lawsuit, filed on Thursday, accuses them of violating agreements made at the organization’s inception.

Musk, who distanced himself from OpenAI’s board in 2018 to focus on Tesla and his recent acquisition of Twitter, points to contractual breaches without detailing specifics.

This legal battle emerges as ChatGPT, OpenAI’s flagship product, sets records in the tech world, influencing a surge of competitive AI technologies from major corporations and startups alike since its launch in November 2022.

Apple to Unveil Generative AI Strategies, Tim Cook Reveals

During Apple’s annual shareholder meeting, CEO Tim Cook announced plans to reveal more about the company’s use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) later this year.

Cook emphasised that AI technologies are already integral to Apple’s product ecosystem and hinted at upcoming explicit AI features aimed at enhancing data search capabilities on Apple devices.

He proudly stated, “Every Mac powered by Apple silicon is an extraordinarily capable AI machine,” asserting Apple’s leadership in the AI-equipped computing market.

This announcement has sparked anticipation for Apple’s future AI initiatives.


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