Top news this week, 20th-24th of November 2023

Top news this week

Top interesting announcements

 

Google Bard can now analyze YouTube videos and answer questions about them

The company has announced that it has expanded the capabilities of Bard’s YouTube extension so that the generative AI can “understand some video content”. The YouTube extension for Bard was launched in September but back then the extension could only be used for finding specific videos.
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Google DeepMind unveils Lyria, a GenAI model for music creation

The company said the model can generate high-quality vocals, lyrics, and musical backing tracks that mimic the style of popular artists. One of the applications of Lyria is the ‘Dream Track’ experiment on YouTube Shorts. “Dream Track” will let creators generate 30-second songs sung in the voices of various artists.
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OpenAI rival Anthropic updated its Claude chatbot to process bigger files and improve safety

Users can upload 150,000 words in one prompt, which equals over 500 pages of material, including entire codebases, financial statements or even long literary works such as “The Iliad” or “The Odyssey“. Once the material is scanned, Claude can then summarize the data, perform Q&A sessions, forecast trends, compare and contrast multiple documents, and perform other types of analysis.
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WhatsApp Android beta adds an AI chatbot feature

WhatsApp is testing a new shortcut button to quickly launch a chat with an AI. Right now, the feature is available to only a select set of WhatsApp beta users.
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Germany, France and Italy reached an agreement on how artificial intelligence should be regulated in the future

The three governments are in favor of binding voluntary commitments for both large and small AI providers in the European Union. The French, German and Italian governments were against the European Parliament’s earlier proposal that the code of conduct should only apply to major AI providers in the first instance.
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Top new products

 

Honor 100

Honor 100 will have a Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 processor 12GB or 16GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage. It will come with a 50 MP main camera.
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Samsung Galaxy A15 5G

Galaxy A15 5G will have a 6.5-inch OLED display, MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ processor and up to 128GB of storage. It will come with a 5,000 mAh battery.
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Realme GT 5 Pro

Realme GT 5 Pro will have a 6.78-inch OLED screen, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, up to 24 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage. It will be launched on December 7.
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