Nvidia's chat with RTX

US government funds AI projects, Only humans can patents things, and more

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  • 🧠 Nvidia’s personalized GPT chatbot

  • 💵 Creative way to fund US government AI projects 

  • 🪖 Israel deploys AI in Gaza war

  • ⚖️ USPTO says only humans can patent things

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Nvidia’s personalized GPT chatbot

Nvidia has introduced "Chat with RTX," an early demo app allowing users to run a personal AI chatbot on their PCs, capable of summarizing YouTube videos and documents and providing relevant answers based on personal data.

The app, which requires an RTX 30- or 40-series GPU with at least 8GB of VRAM, operates locally, offering a unique tool for journalists and researchers to analyze documents quickly.

Available to download now for GeForce RTX 30 and 40 Series owners here and demo video here.


Creative way to fund US government AI projects

To accommodate different stages of AI readiness and project sizes within the government, multiple funding pathways are offered, including an expedited process for AI pilots requesting $6 million or less and a timeline of 1.5 years or less.

The process emphasizes quick, impactful demonstrations, rigorous user testing, and risk management, with the aim of scaling successful initiatives. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, and agencies must expect to repay at least 50% of the investment over five years.


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Israel deploys AI in Gaza war

Israel's military has for the first time used AI-enabled technology in combat in Gaza, with applications ranging from destroying enemy drones to mapping Hamas's extensive tunnel networks. This innovation occurs amidst a challenging period for Israel's tech industry, which despite the war's impact, sees opportunities for testing new technologies in combat and healthcare settings.

The deployment of artificial intelligence-powered gunsights and robotic drones represents a significant advancement in military capabilities. Amid escalating conflict, Israel's use of such technologies, including AI-enabled optic sights for drone interception and AI for underground mapping, underscores the evolving nature of modern warfare and raises ethical and humanitarian questions.


USPTO says only humans can patent things

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued guidance clarifying that only natural humans can be awarded patents, emphasizing the role of patents in incentivizing human ingenuity. This decision highlights the distinction between AI and human creativity, particularly in the context of intellectual property.

The guidance addresses complex scenarios where AI-assisted inventions are involved, stating that while such inventions are not outright unpatentable, a human must significantly contribute to and be named as the inventor. This stance is part of an effort to navigate the evolving landscape of AI in invention, ensuring that human contribution remains at the forefront of patentable work, without completely dismissing the role of AI in the creative process.

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