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🦷 AI could revolutionize dentistry

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🧵 In today's edition:

  • 🦷 AI could revolutionize dentistry

  • 💾 Chips battle take a political turn

  • 🎟️ Subway Surfers

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

🤖 Top AI News

🦷 AI could revolutionize dentistry

I want you to be absolutely honest with me - when was the last time you went to the dentist?

It’s been a while, hasn’t it… don’t worry, I’m in a similar boat.

Well, your next visit to the dentist could look quite different.

AI-powered X-ray imaging technology developed by Boston-based VideaHealth is being used by hundreds of dental offices across the US to:

  • Help dentists deal with routine procedures, such as identifying cavities

  • Help spot more serious conditions like periodontal disease or bone loss within the mouth, often linked with diseases like diabetes or Alzheimer's. 

The overarching goal is also to use AI to identify potential risks for non-oral diseases.

Using AI in dentistry could also eliminate bias against patients based on their race, health, or socioeconomic status.

Pretty cool application.

Read more: CBS News

💾 Chips battle take a political turn

source: Datanami

In this current AI day and age, chip makers have risen to power like Charlie and Dixie D’Amelio on TikTok.

Chips are instrumental in the development and progress of AI, and, to put it simply, countries that have the chip power will be the ones who make it big in this space.

Currently, US companies export a lot of chips to China, another up-and-coming AI superpower:

  • According to Intel’s Gelsinger, China represents 25% to 30% of semiconductor exports.

  • Qualcomm gets more than 60% of its revenue from the China region, where it supplies components to smartphone makers such as Xiaomi Corp.

  • China is Intel’s biggest sales region, providing about a quarter of its revenue.

  • For Nvidia, China provides about a fifth of sales.

But due to the recent Biden Administration curbs on exports to China, these leading chip makers have faced some issues.

CEOs of major US chipmakers, including Intel, Nvidia, and Qualcomm, held meetings with Biden officials to advise them on the effects of halted exports to China.

During the meetings, the executives warned that export controls could potentially harm US leadership in the industry. Why?

  • Because even with the ban, China has not slowed down its AI development.

  • Chinese customers have remained undeterred and compensated for their hardware restrictions by relying on software in their work.

  • Eventually, the export reduction could also lead to job losses.

Applied Materials Inc. have taken the biggest hit to revenue so far, with the restrictions knocking billions of dollars off their projections.

Overall: Should be interesting to see how the administration takes these considerations into account when coming up with chips export policy.

Read more: Yahoo Finance

🎟️ Subway Surfers

Fellow New Yorkers!!! AI is after us now.

In 2022, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) lost $285M to fare evasion. Compared to the $48B of debt they are under, that is no small amount.

To help solve this problem, the MTA recently installed AI-powered tracking software at several subway stations in New York City.

The system is capable of detecting and photographing people who dodge fares and sending the images to nearby station agents.

It is being used “essentially as a counting tool” to identify the number of riders who are avoiding paying for their tickets and determine the methods they use to do so.

The data from the system has already provided useful information - fare evasion is most common between 3-4 PM, and walking through emergency gates is the most popular method of evasion.

Quick tip - don’t evade the fares.

Read more: The Verge

🤑 AI Fundraising News

Fitness Tech Startup Magic Raises £1.9M in Funding to provide AI coaching technology, real-time rep counting, and progress tracking to help users achieve their fitness goals.

Tractable announces a $65M Series E Round to leverage AI and computer vision to assess the condition of cars and homes

🗞️ AI Quick-Bytes

What else is going on?

  1. Seven AI companies agree to safeguards in the US

  2. Christopher Nolan: ‘Very strong parallels’ between Oppenheimer and scientists worried about AI

  3. AI takes on grief and loss with a new chatbot that lets you talk to loved ones who have passed away

  4. ChatGPT's Android app arrives in the last week of July

  5. Red Hat saved IBM’s bacon this quarter

  6. Cruise starts initial robotaxi testing in Miami

  7. Remini tops the App Store for its viral ‘AI headshots,’ but its body edits go too far, some say

🐦️ Tweet of the day

A pretty cool tutorial!

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