SoftBank chief: Forget AGI, ASI will be here within 10 years

SoftBank founder and CEO Masayoshi Son has claimed that artificial super intelligence (ASI) could be a reality within the next decade.

Speaking at SoftBank's annual meeting in Tokyo on June 21, Son painted a picture of a future where AI far surpasses human intelligence, potentially revolutionising life as we know it. Son asserted that by 2030, AI could be "one to 10 times smarter than humans," and by 2035, it might reach a staggering "10,000 times smarter" than human...

Apple’s EU AI delay: Innovation vs regulation

Apple announced on Friday that it would block its highly anticipated Apple Intelligence AI features, iPhone Mirroring, and SharePlay Screen Sharing for EU users. While not entirely unexpected, this decision underscores the growing tension between rapid technological advancement and the EU's stringent regulatory framework, particularly the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

From the EU's perspective, this delay represents both a triumph and...

Anthropic’s Claude 3.5 Sonnet beats GPT-4o in most benchmarks

Anthropic has launched Claude 3.5 Sonnet, its mid-tier model that outperforms competitors and even surpasses Anthropic's current top-tier Claude 3 Opus in various evaluations.

Claude 3.5 Sonnet is now accessible for free on Claude.ai and the Claude iOS app, with higher rate limits for Claude Pro and Team plan subscribers. It's also available through the Anthropic API, Amazon Bedrock, and Google Cloud's Vertex AI. The model is priced at $3 per million input tokens and $15 per...

Broadcom’s AI surge challenges Nvidia’s dominance

Riding the AI wave, semiconductor giant Broadcom has joined the stampede of companies chasing Nvidia for a piece of the lucrative AI chip market. The computing and software conglomerate is up more than 66% in the past year, as it makes power moves to establish itself as one of the most dominant players in AI today. Broadcom has been making aggressive moves that have piqued the interest of analysts and investors, from buying VMware in a $61 billion deal to strengthen its data centre and...

Meta unveils five AI models for multi-modal processing, music generation, and more

Meta has unveiled five major new AI models and research, including multi-modal systems that can process both text and images, next-gen language models, music generation, AI speech detection, and efforts to improve diversity in AI systems.

The releases come from Meta's Fundamental AI Research (FAIR) team which has focused on advancing AI through open research and collaboration for over a decade. As AI rapidly innovates, Meta believes working with the global community is...

The impact of AI on online slot gaming in the UK

Artificial intelligence is transforming numerous industries, and the online slot gaming sector in the UK is no exception. The integration of AI in online slots is not just a trend but a revolution that is reshaping the gaming landscape. This advancement offers players a more personalised, secure, and engaging gaming experience. As technology evolves, the allure of no minimum deposit slots in the UK becomes increasingly appealing, providing accessibility to a broader...

Snap introduces advanced AI for next-level augmented reality

Snap introduces advanced AI for next-level augmented reality

While some may think Snapchat is fading, the app continues to attract a considerable number of active users.

Acknowledging past shortcomings in machine learning utilisation, Snap's CEO Evan Spiegel announced a new, assertive strategy to integrate AI and machine learning technologies into its services, marking a substantial departure from its long-term focus on revising its advertising approach.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Spiegel emphasised the need to improve their...

NVIDIA presents latest advancements in visual AI

NVIDIA researchers are presenting new visual generative AI models and techniques at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) conference this week in Seattle. The advancements span areas like custom image generation, 3D scene editing, visual language understanding, and autonomous vehicle perception.

“Artificial intelligence, and generative AI in particular, represents a pivotal technological advancement,” said Jan Kautz, VP of learning and perception research at...

NLEPs: Bridging the gap between LLMs and symbolic reasoning

Researchers have introduced a novel approach called natural language embedded programs (NLEPs) to improve the numerical and symbolic reasoning capabilities of large language models (LLMs). The technique involves prompting LLMs to generate and execute Python programs to solve user queries, then output solutions in natural language.

While LLMs like ChatGPT have demonstrated impressive performance on various tasks, they often struggle with problems requiring numerical or symbolic...

EU AI legislation sparks controversy over data transparency

EU AI legislation sparks controversy over data transparency

The European Union recently introduced the AI Act, a new governance framework compelling organisations to enhance transparency regarding their AI systems' training data.

Should this legislation come into force, it could penetrate the defences that many in Silicon Valley have built against such detailed scrutiny of AI development and deployment processes.

Since the public release of OpenAI's ChatGPT, backed by Microsoft 18 months ago, there has been significant growth in...