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This week in AI: Democratisation, privacy, and healthcare


Welcome to AI Weekly, where we delve into the cutting-edge and ever-evolving world of artificial intelligence and bring you concise yet comprehensive summaries of the most exciting AI developments. 

Henkel and Adobe Scale Personalisation with Firefly AI

German multinational company Henkel has extended its partnership with Adobe, leveraging Adobe Firefly and Adobe Experience Cloud to enhance its content supply chain using generative AI. This collaboration aims to achieve personalized content delivery at scale across Henkel’s global brand portfolio. Henkel, renowned for brands like Loctite, Persil, and Schwarzkopf, recognizes the growing demand for high-quality, personalized content in digital marketing and omnichannel campaigns.

To meet this demand, Henkel will utilize Adobe Firefly Custom Models to train and fine-tune generative AI models, facilitating the creation of on-brand content and streamlining content production processes. For instance, teams managing Henkel’s Schwarzkopf brand can produce various visual assets to support personalized product recommendations based on factors like hair color, style, or length.

X premium subscribers get access to AI Chatbot Grok

Following the decision by Elon Musk’s xAI to open source its Grok large language model earlier in March, subscribers of the X platform will soon have access to the Grok chatbot, regardless of subscription tier. Musk revealed on X that Grok will become available to Premium subscribers this week, expanding access beyond the previous limitation to Premium+ subscribers. Grok stands out among AI chatbots for its capability to address topics typically avoided by other chatbots, including conspiracies and controversial political ideas. Additionally, it responds with a “rebellious streak,” reflecting Musk’s description. Notably, Grok can access real-time X data, setting it apart from its competitors.

Analytics Institute of Australia and SAS Forge Partnership Amidst Skills Shortage

In a bid to address the growing shortage of analytics and AI skills in Australia, the Analytics Institute of Australia (AIA) has formed a strategic partnership with SAS, a global leader in data and AI solutions. AIA aims to educate future leaders in analytics and business transformation, preparing graduates to extract valuable insights for informed decision-making. Collaborating closely with SAS, AIA has integrated SAS’s data, analytics, and AI solutions into its educational programs, enhancing students’ learning experiences.

Apple’s takes a cautious Approach to AI

Apple Inc. is strategically positioning itself in the AI landscape, signaling a significant shift towards integrating AI into its core operations and product ecosystem while prioritizing user privacy and ethical AI practices.

Recent innovations and acquisitions highlight Apple’s commitment to enhancing user experiences through AI while safeguarding privacy. Apple’s patent filings in AI reveal a range of innovations, from delivering audio information via digital assistants to leveraging machine learning for physiological predictions and image forecasting.

Nvidia’s Healthcare Investments Driven by AI Innovations

Nvidia has intensified its involvement in the healthcare sector, capitalizing on its success in generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI). Through numerous partnerships and investments, Nvidia aims to leverage its expertise within the healthcare industry.

The company is developing dedicated platforms like BioNemo, Holoscan, and IGX Edge, alongside tailored microservices, to address various healthcare needs, from genome sequencing to precision diagnostics. Nvidia’s innovation portfolio in healthcare has experienced substantial growth, reflected in a significant increase in patent publications over the past three years.

TaskUs and V7 Form Strategic Partnership to Facilitate Enterprise AI Product Delivery

TaskUs, Inc. (Nasdaq: TASK), a leading provider of outsourced digital services and next-generation customer experience, has announced a strategic partnership with V7, a prominent training data platform. This collaboration aims to optimize training data creation for AI product development at major technology companies worldwide.

With expertise in AI and data annotation, TaskUs and V7 offer customers accelerated training data delivery, reduced production costs, and comprehensive enterprise solutions tailored to various industries, including retail, healthcare, and asset management.

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