Microsoft launched a drone simulator, scientists created a sommelier neural network and other news from the AI ​​world

Microsoft launched a drone simulator, scientists created a sommelier neural network and other news from the AI ​​world

Microsoft has launched a drone simulator, scientists have created a sommelier neural network and other news from the AI ​​world

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ForkLog AI has collected the most important news from the world of AI over the past week.

  • Russian banks will be required to open private accounts after biometric identification of the client.
  • Israel will invest $580 million in AI in the coming years.
  • Tesla will raise the cost of Full Self-Driving autopilot.
  • OpenAI's DALL-E has entered public beta.
  • Microsoft has introduced a simulator for training drones.
  • Robodog taught himself walk in 60 minutes.
  • The most important transactions in the field of AI.

In Russia, banks will be required to register customers by biometrics


Russian banks will be required to register new customers in applications with identification through a single biometric system. Violators will be prohibited from issuing loans and opening deposits to citizens.

According to the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, comments on the document will be accepted until July 28, 2022. The decree will take effect ten days after its publication.

Israel to invest more than $580 million in AI

In the next few years, Israel will allocate about $580 million for the development of artificial intelligence.

The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology introduced the national AI program. The plan includes:

  • adopting technology to improve services in the public sector;
  • increasing research in data science and artificial intelligence;
  • bringing AI to industry;
  • accessing databases for research and development in the field of artificial intelligence;
  • addressing regulatory and ethical issues in the use of technology;
  • encouraging international cooperation in the field of AI.

In the US, for the first time, a neural interface was implanted in the human brain

The Synchron company was the first in the USA to implant a neural interface in the human brain. The Stentrode system is designed to help paralyzed people.

Stentrode implant. Data: Synchron.

Doctors implanted a device in the patient's motor cortex using endovascular surgery. According to the company, the operation went “very well” and the man returned home 48 hours later.

Synchron also reported on the “success” of the Australian study, whose participants feel “good” a year after the installation of neural interfaces.

Tesla will increase the cost of Full Self-Driving

Before the end of 2022, Tesla will increase the cost of the Full Self-Driving beta. While the system is distributed at a price of $12,000.

According to the company's CEO Elon Musk, the value of FSD is extremely high and not fully realized by most people. Currently, the cost of the beta system is “ridiculously low” assuming future full autopilot, he added.

The DALL-E image generator is out in public beta

OpenAI has launched a beta version of DALL-E text based image generator. In the coming weeks, the model will be available to 1 million people on the waiting list.

Upon registration, users will receive 50 free image credits for the first 30 days and 15 more each month thereafter. An additional 115 credits can be purchased for $15.

The company also announced the expansion of the rights to use DALL-E generations. Users can now print neuroimages on T-shirts, children's books, or use them for other commercial purposes.

Shopify Showcases Apple's RoomPlan API

Shopify developers demonstrated the work of the Apple RoomPlan API AR technology for creating 3D models of spaces. The system works on iPhone and iPad devices with built-in lidar.

Apple's RoomPlan API AR technology removes furniture from a room. Data: Shopify.

An engineer using one of the options in the RoomPlan API was able to remove all the furniture from the room, including moving objects. According to him, the “reload” space feature will come in handy for e-commerce sites.

Microsoft launches drone training simulator

Microsoft launches AirSim drone training simulator.

The system allows companies to create and train AI systems responsible for controlling drones. Developers can flight test in a variety of locations and weather conditions.

According to Microsoft, AirSim generates millions of simulations in seconds.

Nvidia's neural network has learned how to create three-dimensional objects from 2D images

Enthusiasts showed examples of Nvidia's Instant NeRF neural network. Most of them took original shots with smartphones without using drones.

The process of creating a 3D model using Instant NeRF. Data: Karen X. Cheng.

Instant NeRF generates 3D versions of objects or spaces from multiple 2D photos. The algorithm compares colors and light intensities in images taken from different angles, and then generates data to connect the images and render the finished 3D scene.

Robodog learned to walk on his own in 60 minutes


Engineers have designed a robops that can walk in 60 minutes without training in a computer simulation.

Microsoft has launched a drone simulator, scientists have created a sommelier neural network and other news from the AI ​​world

Robodog who learned to walk in 60 minutes. Data: MIT.

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley used reinforcement learning. They developed the Dreamer algorithm, which uses past experience to build a model of the world around it and predict the results of potential actions.

According to scientists, a virtual training simulator will never be as accurate as reality. Dreamer will help robots learn new skills and adapt to unexpected situations.

Scientists create AI sommeliers

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology The United States has created a sommelier neural network to determine the degree and variety of wine. The accuracy of the model is 95.3%.

The developers trained the algorithm on the characteristics of 148 wines from three grape varieties. They took into account 13 parameters for each drink, including strength, color, alkalinity and magnesium content.

Researchers tested neurosommelier on a set of 178 wines, including those used in training and previously unknown to him.

The most important AI deals of the last week

From July 17 to July 23, 2022, AI startups raised over $750 million. Here are the most interesting deals.< /p>

  • Contentsquare has received $600 million to develop a digital analytics platform for companies.
  • ForSight Robotics has raised $55 million to build cataract surgical robots.
  • Crunchbase, a startup database developer, has raised $50 million.
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  • AssemblyAI raises $30 million to develop speech-to-text technology
  • Syrius Robotics receives $7 million to build autonomous warehouse robots
  • AI security platform developers HiddenLayer models raised $6 million
  • Strac received $3.5 million to support software for automatically editing sensitive data.

Also on ForkLog:

  • China's Supreme Court allows AI to make judgments.
  • OpenAI reduces bias and improves DALL-E 2 security.
  • Google will start testing AR glasses in August.
  • < li>Great Britain announces new rules for regulating AI.

  • Facebook partially removes recommendation feed.