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Big Data, Replacing Workers, and Customer Privacy: AI Hot Takes 🌶️

Elon Musk, Ukraine, Bloomberg, and more chip in to discuss hot takes on AI, from replacing workers to personal privacy

Welcome (back) to AI Minds, a newsletter about the brainy and sometimes zany world of AI, brought to you by the Deepgram editorial team.

In this edition:

  • 👓 Research: How flawed are current AI privacy measures?

  • 💻 Are IoT-based Cloud Systems even safe anymore?

  • 🚚 How much AI will empower workers and/or replace them

  • 💡 What it really takes to build an end-to-end chatbot

  • 🎥 Video: AI Drones may be on the path to replacing farmers

  • 🏢 Bloomberg: Big Tech can hardly complain about AI models snatching data…

  • 🧠 Are Elon Musk and Jamie Dimon overhyping AI?

  • 💾 The Economist: “Ukraine, outgunned by Russia, is turning to AI to gain an edge.”

  • 📲 Three new trending AI apps to check out!

  • 🎙️ New episode of the AI Minds Podcast, starring Sheida Mirjahani!

  • 🌊 A deep dive into AI and Big Data

  • 🎶 What can AI do with sound, according to Juilliard

  • 💰 Google expands in-house chip efforts in costly AI battle

  • 🐈 Tutorial: How to implement an AI veterinarian

Thanks for letting us crash your inbox; let’s party. 🎉

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🧑‍🔬 Research: How flawed are privacy and security measures in current AI applications?

Towards a Privacy and Security-Aware Framework for Ethical AI: Guiding the Development and Assessment of AI Systems - This study conducts a systematic literature review spanning the years 2020 to 2023, with a primary focus on establishing a unified definition of key concepts in AI Ethics, particularly emphasizing the domains of privacy and security.

Privacy-Preserving Data in IoT-based Cloud Systems: A Comprehensive Survey with AI Integration - This survey paper meticulously explores the landscape of privacy issues in the dynamic intersection of IoT and cloud systems. The categorization of diverse approaches unveils a nuanced understanding of encryption techniques, anonymization strategies, access control mechanisms, and the burgeoning integration of artificial intelligence.

🏇 AI replacing workers & What it really takes to build a chatbot

AI should empower (not replace) workers: MosaicVoice & Deepgram - While it is inevitable that some workers will be replaced by AI, the extent of such replacement is still up for debate. Here, Jose Francisco delves into the ways current AI companies are aiming to empower workers rather than substitute them with machine learning models.

What it really takes to build an end-to-end chatbot- From installing dependencies to connecting a text-to-speech model, Andy Wang reveals just how much work, data, and code goes into building a functioning chatbot. Code snippets and Github links included within!

📽️ AI Drones are replacing farmers?

This video showcases drones that not only pick fruit, but can also determine which fruit is the most ripe to pick. Is AI on a trajectory to replace farmers and ranchers soon?

“The problem is that there are not enough people to pick the fruits. And when you look ahead, it is very clear that there will be even fewer people.”

AFP News Agency Report (June 28, 2023)

🐝 Social media buzz

The DoMyShoot solution helps sellers of all sizes to create standout product photos at scale. With an intuitive interface for both mobile and web, DoMyShoot allows an ease of use to sellers with limited or no design skills to create professional quality outputs for product listings, lifestyle shots and social media posts.

DaveAI is an AI sales augmentation platform that is at the forefront of transforming how enterprises increase sales and improve performance. This innovative platform combines the power of artificial intelligence with empathetic technology to create engaging and personalized customer interactions.

Univerbal is a mobile app that provides a natural way to learn languages through conversation. It uses AI to have realistic dialogues on any topic, giving instant feedback on grammar and vocabulary.

🎙️ AI Minds Podcast! 

In this episode of the AI Minds podcast, we are joined by Sheida Mirjahani, the COO and co-founder of Flowjin.

She shares her journey into the tech industry from her college days in Tehran to her current role in Canada. She discusses the evolution of Flowjin from version 1.0 to 2.0, highlighting the company's focus on helping content creators promote their work on social media. 

She gives insights into the challenges of building with AI and the cultural differences she's encountered in her professional and personal life. She also shares how Flowjin leverages Deepgram's speech-to-text API to enhance their product and the future of the company.

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