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LinkedIn’s AI move, Introducing: Rats with AI brains, PicsArt’s upcoming model

AI animals are the next step.

Hello, Starters!

There are even more novel ways to use AI that we can only just begin to imagine. As its use becomes more prominent in scientific research, it's fair to admit we're on the verge of many advancements!

Here’s what you’ll find today:

  • LinkedIn’s AI-powered job hunts

  • Virtual AI rats for advanced research

  • Picsart teams up with Getty Images

  • OpenAI has a new board member

  • Microsoft stops “Recall” launching

  • And more.

As AI continues to make its way into everyone's life, companies familiar with the technology are now upping their game. One of these is LinkedIn, which began using AI to connect users back in 2007. They have now decided to optimise these experiences by adding new AI-driven features to make searching for jobs easier on their platform.

The AI tools LinkedIn plans to offer to its users include optimization for job search and application, specialised courses to improve their AI knowledge, a personalised AI coach for those with premium subscriptions, and improved AI search capabilities.

In a remarkable joint endeavour, Google DeepMind researchers and scientists at Harvard University have harnessed AI to develop a biomechanically realistic virtual rat. An artificial neural network guides the virtual animal, allowing them to unravel how brains create complex and coordinated movements.

Controlling movements with a natural ability, like humans and animals, is something robots haven't mastered yet. Scientists expect that this approach, which uses data recorded from real rats to train the artificial neural network, opens a new chapter in "virtual neuroscience," where AI-simulated animals bring advancements to research and robotic engineering.

Picsart, the photo-editing startup, has taken a different approach to image generation by partnering with Getty Images to create a custom model for its users. The app is primarily used by creatives and marketers, leading them to adopt a responsible focus on AI imagery. That's why they're training the model exclusively on licensed content.

It's not the first time we've seen companies take this turn. As the surge of GenAI continues, there is a need for training models with data that ensure users have full control over their creations without worrying about copyright issues.

🫡OpenAI has a new member on its Board of Directors: former head of the US National Security Agency and retired Army General, Paul Nakasone. According to a statement shared by the company, Nakasone's insights are highly valuable as they will help OpenAI strengthen its efforts in using AI for cybersecurity and continue its mission of responsible development of this technology.

💻After being announced at its latest event, Microsoft has decided to push the brakes on the launch of "Recall," the upcoming AI-driven tool able to track usage on its new Copilot+ PCs. Several privacy concerns prompted this sudden decision. Instead of a broad launch, Recall will only be available for preview through the Windows Insider Program.

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