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10 AI News that Broke the Internet Last Week: Top Headlines

Welcome to AITHORITY’s Weekly Roundup of the coolest AI news! We’re here to bring you the latest and greatest updates in artificial intelligence, but don’t worry if you’re new to this stuff – we’ll break it down into simple bits you can easily understand. As you are aware we launch a special edition for our weekly roundups in the AI domain, so here is the third week AI news clubbed for April 2024.

Get ready to explore the amazing world of AI with us!

The following big logos are getting coverage today with us for this April 2024, week 3 roundup.

  1. Microsoft
  2. Google
  3. Amazon
  4. Bakstage.AI
  5. IBM
  6. Adobe
  7. SAP
  8. Zendesk
  9. Mphasis
  10. ThoughtSpot

Read: AITHORITY Weekly Roundup – AI News That Went Viral This Week

Microsoft to invest US$2.9 billion in AI and cloud infrastructure in Japan while boosting the nation’s skills, research, and cybersecurity

Microsoft announced it will invest US$2.9 billion over the next two years to increase its hyper-scale cloud computing and AI infrastructure in Japan. It will also expand its digital skilling programs to provide AI skills to more than 3 million people over the next three years, open its first Microsoft Research Asia lab in Japan, and deepen its cybersecurity collaboration with the Government of Japan.  These investments aim to support Japan’s key pillar to tackle deflation and stimulate the economy by expanding the infrastructure, skilled talent, and security required to accelerate Japan’s digital transformation and adoption of AI. The announcement coincides with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s state visit to the United States, where he was joined by Microsoft Vice Chair and President Brad Smith, and Microsoft Japan President Miki Tsusaka. 

Google announced photo-editing tools powered by generative artificial intelligence free to all users of Google Photos

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Google will give Google Photos users free access to various generative AI photo-editing tools. The business announced in a blog post that it will spread AI-powered editing features previously available only to Pixel phones and Google One cloud storage over the next few weeks. Magic Eraser removes unwanted things from photos, Photo Unblur sharpens out-of-focus shots, and Portrait Light rebalances lighting. Google said the extension will provide those functions to Pixel tablets and other devices. Google stated desktop users must use a Chromebook Plus with ChromeOS version 118+ or at least 3GB RAM, while mobile users must use Android 8.0 or iOS 15 or higher.

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy says AI is the largest tech advancement since the internet

The Internet transformed the world in the 1990s. When the internet became a necessity, it changed even more. Google and YouTube became our information sources, WhatsApp and Telegram were our communication tools, Steam and Discord were our gaming platforms and more. Amazon CEO Andy Jassy says AI is the biggest technological innovation since the internet.

Bakstage.AI integrates IBM watsonx.ai to help businesses unlock the full potential of their online sales

There is an ongoing discussion as to whether consumers prefer interacting either with chatbots or with people. With the proliferation of AI, this conversation is not going away any time soon. However, at Bakstage.AI, we don’t believe that it should be an either/or proposition. Instead, we think AI should be used to empower sales specialists and customer service professionals with insights in real-time and post-conversations so that every interaction can be extremely personalized and tailored to each customer.   That’s why we founded Bakstage.AI, to make business and customer interactions more personal with AI. Our platform is designed to help boost conversion rates while simplifying the work of customer service specialists. We emphasize augmenting, rather than replacing, the invaluable human element in customer interactions.

IBM to Help Canadian Enterprises Leverage Generative AI and Address their Data Sovereignty Requirements; New IBM Cloud Multizone Region in Montreal to Open

IBM announced today its new Cloud Multizone Region in Montreal, Quebec which will be designed to help clients address their evolving regulatory requirements and leverage technology such as Generative AI with a secured, enterprise cloud platform. Building on the opening of IBM Cloud’s Toronto MZR in 2021 and existing data centers in Montreal, the opening of the new Montreal MZR is planned for the first half of 2025. IBM’s expanded presence in Canada is expected to help clients throughout the country manage their emerging and existing regulatory demands – including geographic requirements around sovereignty – while driving innovation.

Read: 10 AI News that Broke the Internet Last Week: Top Headlines

All-New Adobe Express Mobile App with Firefly AI

Adobe Express is powered by Adobe Firefly generative AI, making it simple for anyone at any skill level to perform complex tasks, putting more speed and ease at their fingertips. Features like Text to Image, Text EffectsGenerative Fill, and Text-to-template, allow creators to instantly generate stunning images and designs, insert, remove, and replace people or objects, and make attention-grabbing headlines that pop – all from simple text prompts. Other AI features like Animate from Audio and Caption Videos automate complex processes into one-click actions.

The new Adobe Express mobile app brings the power and precision of Adobe’s industry-leading photo, design, video, and generative AI capabilities into an all-in-one content editor, giving everyone the ability to produce the highest quality content on the web and mobile. Marketers can create explainers and promotional videos to launch new products or design on-brand social campaigns for multiple social channels. Small business owners can design beautiful logos and standout business cards, create digital flyers for online sales, edit photos and videos, and schedule and publish content for their TikTok and Instagram channels directly in the app.

Meet SAP’s New AI Assistant Joule

SAP Labs France, the SAP subsidiary created Joule, a generative AI assistant to boost company productivity. Joule, a natural-language copilot, will be in SAP supply chain, procurement, customer experience, and Business Technology Platform apps. Joule focuses on tailored, relevant advice. It understands normal language and provides real-time support. Joule swiftly sorts and contextualizes data from many systems to reveal superior insights.

Zendesk announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Anthropic to offer faster, more efficient, and more accurate AI features. Zendesk will utilize Amazon Bedrock, a service for building and scaling generative AI applications, and Anthropic’s industry-leading Claude 3 model family to offer its 100,000+ customers the flexibility to deploy sophisticated LLMs for each unique customer interaction. Zendesk uses AI to transform CX by providing intelligent, instant responses to customer queries, eliminating the need for coding or expensive model development. Its foundational models are designed and trained using decades of CX data and industry-specific insights, saving Zendesk customers hundreds of hours each week.

Mphasis Collaborates with AWS to Launch Gen AI Foundry for Financial Services

Mphasis, an Information Technology (IT) solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services, today announced a multi-year global agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The collaboration marks a significant milestone as Mphasis establishes the Gen AI Foundry, led by Mphasis.AI, a dedicated business unit focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, AI use case assessments, consulting, and business transformation.

ThoughtSpot Makes Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Easy and Ubiquitous for Everyone

 ThoughtSpot, the AI-powered analytics company, today announced a series of initiatives for developers and product builders to empower their customers, partners, and employees with generative AI and embedded natural language search, including a new pricing edition, a Vercel Marketplace listing, support channels, and new courses and certifications. ThoughtSpot Sage is a game-changing differentiator for ThoughtSpot among BI platforms. By enabling natural language to search data, and then accompanying the results with suggestions for further questions and answers using the latest AI capabilities, ThoughtSpot has democratized data for even the casual data user in every organization.

 

That’s all for this week’s AITHORITY Weekly Roundup of AI news! We hope you enjoyed learning about the awesome things happening in the world of artificial intelligence. Don’t forget to come back next week for more exciting updates. See you then!

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