TotemoTech - 2023-09-21


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on September 21st, 2023. In today’s news, Chinese researchers have released an AI model called Xwin-LM on the AI model sharing site ‘Hugging Face’, claiming that it surpasses OpenAI’s GPT-4 in performance. Xwin-LM has secured the top spot on the language model benchmark site ‘AlpacaEval’.

Moving on to our next story, Amazon is taking the lead in integrating AI into smart speakers. The company plans to incorporate AI into its voice assistant, Alexa. This development will enable Alexa to engage in continuous conversations, remember previous conversations, and provide personalized experiences for individual households. The initial rollout will be available to users in the United States within the next few months.

Shifting gears, the popular e-commerce platform Mercari has announced that it will ban the sale of unauthorized products related to the trading card game ‘Pokémon’. Specifically, replicas and metal cards that infringe on Pokémon’s trademarks and copyrights will be removed from the platform starting on October 3rd. Pokémon Company is also considering taking legal action.

Now, let’s talk about an intriguing discovery. A pair of completely wireless earphones with AI-powered noise cancellation is being sold on Amazon for an astonishingly low price of 1,990 yen. Yes, you heard that right!

In the world of photography, Nikon has unveiled the ‘Z f’, a full-frame mirrorless camera inspired by the iconic ‘FM2’ from the 1970s. This classic design is sure to captivate photography enthusiasts.

Moving on, IIJ, a leading Japanese internet service provider, has begun offering support for Microsoft’s ‘ChatGPT’ through its Azure OpenAI Service. The service provides access to APIs such as the powerful language model ‘GPT-3.5’ on Microsoft’s cloud platform. This support is aimed at companies interested in exploring new business opportunities utilizing chat-based AI.

And finally, fans of the popular anime series ‘Precure’ will be delighted to hear that the first-ever virtual music live event, ‘Precure Virtual World,’ has been announced by Toei Animation. The event will take place online from December 9th to 10th, allowing fans to immerse themselves in a virtual world of music.

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