Canadian city uses AI technology to reduce recycling contamination

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Kelowna, British Columbia used artificial technology to improve recycling bin contents by 23 percent Kelowna, a city in the Canadian province of British Columbia, has implemented AI technology and smart cameras into a new program to reduce recycling contamination in its municipal curbside recycling bin program. So far, the program resulted in a 23 percent improvement According to officials from the Central Okanagan Regional District, to which Kelowna is a part, the improvements in recycling contamination are the result of new smart cameras mounted on collection trucks and that have…

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Artificial intelligence requires massive amounts of RAM to run locally

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Google has stated that locally running AI demands massively powerful devices Google’s artificial intelligence model, Gemini AI has been rolling out on a few mobile devices as of earlier in 2024, but the newest flagship phone from the company was not included on that release list. While Gemini Nano may be headed to Pixel 8, it will be released exclusively as a developer option An Android app shared the artificial intelligence model with some device users, but not the Pixel 8.  The reason, said Google at the Mobile World Congress,…

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Google AI search experience made available to more users

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More users are to gain access to a touch of the tech giant’s artificial intelligence features. A larger number of Google users could soon be trying out a bit of the company’s AI search capabilities, as it slowly continues its quiet expansion of its Search Generative Experience (SGE). SGE is being rolled out without any fanfare to some non-test users SGE shows up as a brightly colored text pop-up immediately under the typical search field on Google.  At the moment, users who are granted access to the AI search option…

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OpenAI brings its artificial intelligence software “Sora” pitch to Hollywood

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This week, AI technology was brought to studios, media executives and even talent agencies. OpenAI went to Hollywood this week with its new artificial intelligence software, “Sora”, in the hopes of impressing studios, media executives and talent agencies with their pitch. The AI has the potential to turn movie making on its head The goal of OpenAI’s trip was to make sure that a larger number of filmmakers were aware of just what Sora could do.  The artificial intelligence software specializes in text-to-video and could completely change the way moves…

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New Microsoft artificial intelligence unit hire is a co-founder of DeepMind

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The technology giant has named Mustafa Suleiman director of the newly created consumer AI unit. Microsoft has taken a substantial step in strengthening its artificial intelligence side by naming one of Google’s DeepMind co-founders Mustafa Suleiman the director of the company’s new consumer AI unit. Suleiman was critical to DeepMind over a decade ago British entrepreneur Suleiman was a core participant in DeepMind’s founding in London in 2010 when it was first created. Suleiman will work under Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s guidance in taking the lead of a new artificial…

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