AI in Action | January 2024

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to help us solve the greatest challenges of our time from health care, agriculture, and education to transportation, energy, and national security. However, recognizing and addressing the genuine risks associated with AI is crucial for its responsible advancement.

When guided by ethics, transparency, and fairness, responsible AI can spark creativity and help usher in a more prosperous and sustainable future.

See how AI is improving our lives, growing our economy, and keeping us safe.

Be My Eyes is Improving Accessibility for the Vision-Impaired
Since 2012, Be My Eyes has been creating technology for the community of over 250 million people who are blind or have low vision. Be My Eyes recently teamed up with OpenAI to develop Be My AI, the first-ever digital visual assistant. With the power of OpenAI’s GPT-4 language model, the Be My Eyes app is now able to generate the same level of context and understanding as a human volunteer. See how.

BlueConduit is Helping Cities Across the Country Remove Toxic Lead Piping
BlueConduit, a water analytics company, developed an AI-driven approach to help cities predict the location of lead pipes. In the wake of the Flint Water Crisis, cities across the country are working to remove lead piping to ensure that all citizens have access to safe drinking water. When provided with data and variables, such as a home’s age, location, and proximity to water infrastructure, Blue Conduit’s open-source AI tools can accurately predict the location of lead service lines, empowering local officials and their engineering partners with the information to efficiently remove those pipes. The company’s AI solutions enable cities to focus their resources on digging where the lead is, accelerating the removal of this significant health concern and saving millions of dollars in avoided digs. Learn More.

Meta is Using AI to Identify Optimal Drug Combinations
Meta and Helmholtz Zentrum München have introduced an open-sourced model called Compositional Perturbation Autoencoder (CPA) that is designed to provide pharmaceutical labs, academic researchers, and biologists with AI-powered tools to help dramatically accelerate the process of identifying optimal combinations of drugs and other interventions that could ultimately lead to better treatments for complex diseases like cancer and novel diseases like COVID-19. Learn more.

How Google is using AI to reduce traffic and emissions
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Visa using AI to protect credit card users from hackers
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Customs and Border Protection is using AI to crack down on fentanyl trafficking

AI Spotlight

Google introduced their new AI model: Gemini. With the most comprehensive safety evaluations of any Google AI model to date, Gemini is bringing AI advancement to billions of people across the world.

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