At the forefront of technology, there are always new and exciting developments taking place, and this week is no exception. From new advancements in Windows to the latest in AI and image sensor technology, there is a lot to cover.
First, let’s take a look at some of the latest updates in Windows. With the rumored release of Windows 12 in the future, Intel’s Internal Documentation has given us a sneak peek at some of the upcoming features. One of the most exciting developments is the addition of dedicated AI co-processors that will support more AI features built into Windows 12. Currently, these dedicated co-processors are already supported on many Snapdragon processors and some AMD chips, allowing them to do things like blur your background more efficiently or fake your eyes looking into the camera.
In the meantime, there have been significant upgrades to Windows 11 that are already available. The Snipping Tool now has a built-in screen recording feature, which includes the ability to record a specific part of your screen or just a certain app. Phone Link has also become much more useful for iPhone and Samsung users, as it now allows for viewing and sending iMessage messages from Windows and turning mobile phone data hotspots on through the Phone Link app on Windows, respectively.
Another significant upgrade to Windows 11 is the potential reinvention of the file explorer, with a new framework and UI that includes big file previews and an activity feed, better integration with OneDrive and Office, and more. With these updates and more, Windows continues to evolve on the user interface side of things and looks to become more efficient with the addition of AI co-processors.
In the world of AI, there have been several exciting developments this week. OpenAI made chat GPT available via a standard API, which will allow many apps to integrate it without the need to build a custom solution. This version of chat GPT is also 10 times cheaper than previous versions, making it accessible to more companies, including Snapchat and Instacart, who have already integrated it.
OpenAI also released another tool called Whisper, a super accurate speech-to-text transcription tool. Meanwhile, Microsoft released its own AI model called Cosmos, a multi-modal model that can take multiple inputs for a single task, such as an image and text instructions. This model allows for ongoing conversations with the machine, answering questions about images and other topics.
Image Sensor Updates
Finally, there have been some significant developments in the world of image sensors this week. Qualcomm announced its partnership with the French camera chip startup called Prophecy, which has designed a completely new type of image sensor. This new sensor only reads pixel information that changes from the last frame to the next, which reduces motion blur and allows for up to 10,000 frames per second.
The sensor is also designed to capture much more detail, which should lead to better dynamic range and low-light shots of moving subjects. The sensor is manufactured by Sony and will be combined with a traditional camera sensor to create images fused between the two. This new sensor technology has the potential to revolutionize image capture in future smartphones and beyond.
In conclusion, this week has been full of exciting developments in the tech world, from new updates in Windows to the latest in AI and image sensor technology. As always, we look forward to seeing what the future holds for technology and how these new developments will continue to shape our lives.