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NVIDIA's GTC 2024, Midjourney's New Trick, Apple's Big Bet on AI — Top AI News of the Week

Our latest AI Digest covers the biggest breaking AI news for the week. Nikolai Chesalin, Product Architect at EPAM, comments on key stories.

Nikolai Chesalin, Product Architect

#1 — NVIDIA's GTC 2024: A Wild Ride into the Future of AI!

NVIDIA's GTC 2024 conference was a mind-blowing spectacle that left us all in awe. CEO Jensen Huang, rocking his iconic leather jacket, unleashed a jaw-dropping announcement. First up, say hello to Blackwell, the beastly "AI superchip" that's about to take the world by storm. With a whopping 208 billion transistors, this bad boy is set to revolutionize AI computing like never before.

NVIDIA's also bringing us closer to a robot-filled future with Project GROOT and the Isaac Perceptor SDK. Picture this: humanoid robots and robotic arms with superhuman intelligence, ready to take over factories, hospitals, and labs. It's like a sci-fi movie come to life.

And let's not forget about the Omniverse, NVIDIA's platform for creating digital twins and simulations. Omniverse Cloud will now stream to the Apple Vision Pro. Brace yourselves for an immersive experience that'll blow your socks off. NVIDIA is taking us on a wild ride into the future of AI, robotics, and computing.

#2 — Midjourney's New Trick: Keeping Your Characters in Check!

Midjourney, the AI image generator that's been making waves, just launched a feature "consistent characters," the smart tool that ensures your characters stay true to themselves, no matter where their adventures take them.

By adding the "--cref" tag to your prompts and linking to your character's original image, Midjourney will work its magic to maintain your character's distinct features, physique, and fashion sense across multiple images.

This new feature is a significant step towards making Midjourney a great companion for bringing all kinds of your creative stories to life.

Get ready to unleash your creativity like never before, and let Midjourney be your buddy on this ride.

#3 — Apple's Big Bet on AI: Scooping up DarwinAI Tech and Talent for a Better Future of Their AI

Apple has recently acquired DarwinAI, a small startup with expertise in visual quality inspection and efficient AI models, as reported by Bloomberg. The acquisition, which took place earlier this year for an undisclosed amount, is expected to bolster Apple's AI capabilities and streamline its manufacturing processes. DarwinAI's team, including co-founder and AI researcher Alexander Wong, has been integrated into Apple's AI division.

While DarwinAI's technology could significantly improve Apple's manufacturing efficiency and reduce costs, the real juicy bit is that DarwinAI's tech could be the key to unlocking a whole new level of AI applicability to your iPhone.

Apple's goal is running generative AI features on-device rather than relying on cloud processing. And with DarwinAI's help, they might just crack the code to shrinking those AI models down to size without sacrificing any of the magic.

In addition to the DarwinAI acquisition, Apple is reportedly in discussions with Google to bring its Gemini to the iPhone. The company has also considered incorporating OpenAI's ChatGPT into its products.

These developments suggest that Apple is gearing up to announce a range of AI features for iOS 18 at the upcoming WWDC in June. Apple's AI revolution is coming.