Daily AI NEWS - July 6, 2024
AI, Emissions, and Patents

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Recent data shows Google’s emissions have surged nearly 50% since 2019 due to AI. The energy-intensive infrastructure required impacts greenhouse gas levels significantly.

AI Environmental Impact

Google's emissions have surged nearly 50% since 2019, primarily due to AI technologies. The energy-intensive infrastructure required for AI is significantly impacting greenhouse gas levels.

The growth in AI could lead to higher utility costs for consumers. Infrastructure demands are rising as AI technologies expand, potentially offsetting recent declines in utility bills.

AI’s environmental footprint is concerning, with projections indicating increased energy and water usage by 2030. Tech companies are even abandoning emissions pledges to gain a competitive edge in the AI market, further exacerbating the climate impact.

Generative AI Advancements

The latest advancements in generative AI are showcasing global dynamics and raising intriguing questions. According to the UN's World Intellectual Property Organization, China dominates generative AI patent filings, outpacing other countries significantly. With the release of its first report on GenAI patents, WIPO highlights China's leading position in this rapidly evolving field.

Meanwhile, web browsers are embracing the AI trend by incorporating Large Language Model (LLM) functionalities, though some companies remain skeptical. Vivaldi, for example, has fundamental issues with this approach, suggesting their reservations against fully integrating AI.

On a more philosophical front, emerging evidence is challenging traditional notions of consciousness. Recently, theories proposing universal consciousness are gaining traction, suggesting entities without brains could exhibit cognition. This could also mean AI may attain a form of consciousness in the future, reshaping our understanding of both technology and mind.

AI in Personalization and Creativity

WhatsApp's future update could introduce a feature via its Meta AI that allows users to create personalized avatars. This potentially revolutionary addition enhances user engagement by providing unique, customized avatars.

AI skills remain in high demand. Relevant competencies include knowledge in machine learning, data analysis, and natural language processing. Being proficient in these areas could significantly help in landing a job in the AI sector.

For an innovative approach to presentations, utilizing AI can provide fresh perspectives. Incorporating AI in your workflow could enhance the creative aspect of your projects, potentially leading to more compelling work presentations.

AI in Business and Market Strategies

Apple and Microsoft have forged close ties with OpenAI to get ahead in the AI race, but their agreements with the ChatGPT maker differ markedly. Apple is focusing on integrating AI into its existing ecosystem, while Microsoft is leveraging AI to boost its cloud and productivity services through offerings like Copilot+ laptops.

Supreet Kaur's journey through 15 AI interviews before securing a Microsoft offer highlights a significant shift in the AI job market. Companies now expect higher levels of experience and specialized skills, reflecting the rapid evolution of AI technologies and applications.

Cloudflare has launched a strategic move against Microsoft, Google, and OpenAI by offering free tools to block all AI crawlers. This response comes after Microsoft's controversial claim that all public internet content is "freeware" for AI training, sparking debate over data use and privacy.

AI and Legal Issues

AI is amplifying social media disinformation, raising concerns about its impact on public discourse. A legal expert suggests amending US law to make social media companies civilly liable when they fail to implement effective safeguards against disinformation.

The ongoing antitrust lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice against Google has significant implications. Apple's deal with Google, which positions Google's search engine as the default on Safari, is under threat, and Google is now looking for ways to cut its reliance on Apple for search revenue to mitigate potential impacts.

Selected articles of the day

How Companies Can Mitigate AI’s Growing Environmental Footprint

As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes increasingly ubiquitous in business and governance, its substantial environmental impact — from significant increases in energy and water usage to heightened carbon emissions — cannot be ignored. By 2030, AI’s power dem…

Read on Harvard Business Review

This tiny autonomous sailboat is charting a new course for marine science

Amar Shar, the co-founder of British AI unicorn Wayve, has backed Oshen, a budding startup building miniature autonomous sailboats. The little robots could transform the way scientists monitor everything from ocean temperatures and waves to biodiversity. The …

Read on The Next Web

Waabi's game-changing approach to self-driving trucks

Waabi’s AI advances self-driving trucks with generative tech. Kurt “CyberGuy" Knutsson takes a closer look at the new kid on the self-driving block.

Read on Fox News

What if everything is conscious?

The theory that everything is conscious was mocked as unscientific. But new evidence shows a brain is not necessary for cognition. AI may become conscious, too.

Read on Vox

AI beats top racers at Gran Turismo – without cheating

An AI driver achieved faster lap times than the best humans in the video game Gran Turismo 7, and unlike previous versions, it only used information available to players

Read on New Scientist

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