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NVIDIA and HP Supercharge Data Science and Generative AI on Workstations

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1. NVIDIA and HP Supercharge Data Science and Generative AI on Workstations

NVIDIA and HP have announced that NVIDIA CUDA-X data processing libraries will be integrated with HP AI workstation solutions to accelerate data preparation and processing work for generative AI development. The NVIDIA RAPIDS cuDF library, built on the NVIDIA CUDA platform, accelerates pandas software by up to 110x using an NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation GPU.

This full-stack development solution will be available as part of Z by HP AI Studio on HP AI workstations, providing a full-stack development solution that speeds data science workflows.

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2. Researchers enhance peripheral vision in AI models

Researchers at MIT have developed an image dataset to simulate peripheral vision in machine learning models. The dataset improved the models' ability to detect objects in the visual periphery, but still performed worse than humans. The researchers also found that neither the size of objects nor the amount of visual clutter had a strong impact on the AI's performance.

Understanding peripheral vision in AI models could help researchers build machine learning models that can see the world more like humans do, improve driver safety, and develop easier-to-view displays.

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A new paper by 23 AI researchers, academics, and creatives calls for legal'safe harbor' protections to enable independent evaluations of AI products and services. The authors argue that conducting research related to these vulnerabilities is often prohibited by the terms of service for popular AI models, including OpenAI, Google, Anthropic, Inflection, Meta, and Midjourney.

They call on tech companies to indemnify public interest AI research and protect it from account suspensions or legal reprisal. The paper highlights the importance of independent evaluation and red teaming in AI research.

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4. Why people are falling in love with AI chatbots

In the latest episode of Decoder, the focus is on generative AI, which is transforming how people communicate and connect. The show discusses the rise of AI chatbots, particularly AI romance bots, and how they are influencing dating apps like Tinder and startups like Volar.

Generative AI is being used to help users tailor profiles and craft messages for potential matches, while Replika encourages people to treat chatbots as friends, therapists, and romantic partners. While there are tangible mental health benefits to this approach, there are also serious pitfalls to be aware of.

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5. Midjourney is reportedly banning Stability AI employees from its platform after alleged attempts to steal their data

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