This Week in AI | Week 16

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This week, there have been notable advancements in the AI field. These include Mistral new Coding LLM and Truecallers call scanning technologies, as well as discussions about the ongoing AI evolution at industry conferences. Here’s a summary of the recent developments.

Mistral Launched Codestral: AI-Coding

Paris-based AI startup Mistral, known for securing the largest seed funding in Europe for an AI venture, has launched Codestral. This new large language model is tailored for programming, boasting capabilities that reportedly surpass those of other leading models in the market.

Highlights of Codestral:
  • Advanced Coding Assistance: Codestral supports over 80 programming languages, offering robust tools for code generation, completion, and debugging.
  • Impressive Benchmark Performance: The model excels in various coding evaluations, including RepoBench and HumanEval, showcasing its prowess in handling complex coding tasks efficiently.
  • Accessibility and Integration: Available under a non-commercial licence, Codestral integrates easily with popular development environments, enhancing productivity for software developers.

Truecaller Rolls Out AI Call Scanner to Combat Fraud

In a move to enhance user security, Truecaller has integrated a new AI Call Scanner feature within its Android app. This feature is designed to distinguish between human and AI-synthesized voices to alert users about potential spam or scam calls.

Key Features of AI Call Scanner:
  • Enhanced Call Security: The AI model identifies and flags AI-synthesized voices, potentially reducing fraud.
  • Gradual Rollout: Initially available in the US, the feature will expand to India and other markets, promising wider protection for users globally.
  • Future Integrations: Plans are in place to extend this technology to other platforms and possibly develop an AI-powered chatbot for further fraud detection capabilities.

Nvidia’s CEO, Jensen Huang Advocates for AI’s Role in Industry Transformation

At Taiwan’s premier tech expo, Computex Taipei, Nvidia’s CEO Jensen Huang delivered a compelling vision of AI’s transformative impact on the computer industry. His speech emphasised the critical role of AI and accelerated computing in shaping future technological advancements.

Insights from Huang’s Speech:
  • Strategic AI Applications: Huang illustrated how Nvidia’s technologies, like the Earth-2 AI model, are pivotal in addressing global challenges such as climate change.
  • Economic Impact: Highlighting the cost-effectiveness of GPUs over CPUs, Huang reinforced Nvidia’s strategic position in the burgeoning AI market.
  • Industry Collaboration: The event underscored the importance of Taiwan in the global tech ecosystem, with Nvidia at the forefront of AI hardware development.

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Conclusion


This week’s updates from Mistral, Truecaller, and Nvidia show the different ways AI can be used, from software development and personal security to changes in entire industries. As AI advances, it will provide better tools and insights in many areas.

Stay tuned for more exciting developments in AI next week.

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Neha
June 1, 2024
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