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1. Meta Platforms to launch new AI chip

Meta Platforms announced on Wednesday that it will launch a new self-developed chip to strengthen its artificial intelligence services and reduce its reliance on external semiconductor companies such as Nvidia. The new chip, the latest version of the Meta Training and Inference Accelerator (MTIA), will be used to improve the ranking and recommendation systems for Facebook and Instagram content. Meta launched the first version of the MTIA product last year.

Commentary: Meta Platforms' new AI chip marks a significant step forward for the company in terms of hardware autonomy and AI service capabilities.

2. Infosys and Intel partner on generative AI

Indian IT services company Infosys and US chip giant Intel announced on April 10 that they are expanding their strategic partnership. The Infosys Topaz platform will adopt Intel-based solutions to enable customers to integrate generative artificial intelligence into their businesses.

Commentary: The partnership between Infosys and Intel demonstrates the Indian IT industry's ambition to collaborate with global technology leaders in the field of generative AI.

3. Microsoft to launch new AI tools and AI PC products in May

Microsoft will showcase new artificial intelligence tools for personal computers and cloud computing at its Build 2024 conference in May. According to reports, Microsoft will launch consumer versions of the Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 at the event on May 20. These consumer-grade Surface devices will feature Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon X Elite processors and include dedicated NPU hardware to accelerate AI tasks in Windows 11. Microsoft previously released commercial versions of these two computers in March, powered by Intel's recently launched Core Ultra 5 and Ultra 7 chips.

Commentary: Microsoft's new Windows and cloud AI features herald the coming of a new era of AI integration in the personal computer and cloud computing industries.

4. Google to offer AI photo editor to all Photos users for free in May

Google announced on Wednesday that it will make several photo editing tools powered by generative artificial intelligence available to all Google Photos users for free. Google Photos' AI features include Magic Eraser, which can remove unwanted objects from photos; Photo Unblur, which can sharpen out-of-focus images; and Portrait Light, which can balance the light in photos.

Commentary: Google's move to make advanced AI tools available to all users could change the way users edit and share photos.

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Editor: Alexander