Chatbots, Robots, and AI in News 2024 Latest Current Affairs

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Step into the exciting world of chatbots and robots in the news. In today’s fast-paced world, chatbots and robots have become more than just tools – they’re now key players in shaping how we connect, communicate, and get information.

Join us as we explore the fascinating world of “Chatbots and Robots in News 2024,” where we’ll uncover the latest advancements, trends, and game-changing effects of these advanced technologies on media, society, and beyond.

Chatbots, Robots, and AI in News 2024 [January to February]

Chatbots, Robots, and AI Current Affairs January and February

  • The USA launched the X-37B robot spaceplane, while China launched “The Shenlong” robot spaceplane.
  • Google DeepMind and Stanford University unveiled the humanoid robot “Mobile ALOHA.”
  • A woman robot astronaut named Vyommitra will fly into space ahead of ISRO’s “Gaganyaan” mission.
  • “Homosep Atom” in the news is a type of septic tank/manhole cleaning robot.
  • Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launched the AI-supported Telemedicine Mobile Clinic “Aarogya-Doctors on Wheels” in Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Krutrim AI became India’s first AI startup to reach unicorn status.
  • Google announced the launch of its AI video model “Lumiere.”
  • Digital University Kerala introduced the silicon-proven AI chip “Kairali AI Chip.”
  • AIIMS, Delhi, in collaboration with CDAC Pune, launched the AI platform “iOncology.ai.”
  • Microsoft initiated the “ADVANTA(I)GE INDIA” program to equip 2 million Indians with AI skills by 2025.
  • Google declared the establishment of an “AI Centre of Excellence” at IIIT Nagpur.
  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ “iRASTE” initiative won the 9th GovTech award in Dubai for AI-Powered Government Services.
  • OpenAI launched the text-to-video AI model “Sora.”
  • iCreate signed an MoU with Microsoft to launch the iMPEL-AI program in India.
  • Assert AI unveiled “Pratham,” the world’s first No-code computer vision platform.
  • Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) received the first prize in “Innovation in AI” at the Aegis Graham Bell Awards for its ASTR project.
  • Google DeepMind launched the generative AI model “Genie.”

Chatbots and Robots in News 2023 [January to December]

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) have developed a groundbreaking humanoid robot named ‘Pibot’ that can operate aircraft without the need for cockpit modifications. Pibot is the first humanoid pilot in the world, utilizing artificial intelligence and robotics to precisely control flight instruments even in turbulent conditions.

▪ The Meghalaya state government has recently adopted Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled robotic technology for cleaning Umiam Lake.

India’s first AI-driven anti-drone system, “Indrajaal,” was recently launched and developed by Grene Robotics.

India’s largest robotic manufacturing unit, “Bot-Verse,” was inaugurated in Greater Noida.

NASA is developing the snake-like robot Exobiology Extant Life Surveyor (EELS) for exploring Saturn’s moon’s surface.

Telangana launches State Robotics Framework to create a sustainable robotics ecosystem. The framework was launched by IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao in Hyderabad.

Kerala became the first state to use the robotic scavenger “Bandicoot” for cleaning manholes.

Emirates unveiled the world’s first robotic check-in assistant, named “Sara.”

▪ Researchers from Switzerland developed an autonomous fish robot called “Belle.” It enables conservationists to gain valuable insights into underwater ecosystems without disrupting marine life. 

▪ A sniffing robot using locust antennae for disease diagnosis and security checks was developed in Israel.

▪ The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW) launched “Kisan e-Mitra,” an AI (Artificial Intelligence) Chatbot, for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme.

Italy has recently banned the use of ChatGPT.

Jammu and Kashmir launched India’s first Tele-MANAS chatbot for mental health services.

Madhya Pradesh introduced the AI chatbot “Just Ask/Khulke Poochho” in partnership with UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund ) to address the critical need for accurate and accessible information on social issues and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) among adolescents and young adults.

Delhi’s Child Rights Commission launched a WhatsApp chatbot called “Bal Mitra” to make governance more effective for children by enabling two-way communication. The chatbot can be accessed by sending a WhatsApp message to the DCPCR Helpline number 9311551393. It can be used to register complaints, seek information on child rights, and track the status of complaints. The chatbot is also available in Hindi and English.

Google introduced the AI chatbot “Bard” globally, including in India.

Baidu (a Chinese multinational technology company)announced the launch of the AI chatbot “Ernie Bot” (Enhanced Representation through Knowledge Integration).

▪ The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) initiated the Bhashini WhatsApp chatbot. Bhashini is a translation system that will connect Indians, who use local languages, with the internet. 

▪ The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched the chatbot “Aadhaar Mitra.” It has enhanced features like checking Aadhaar enrollment/update status & information on enrollment center location.

India’s first ChatGPT-powered AI chatbot is named “Lexi.”  The chatbot has been invented by the financial technology firm Velocity.

Meta launched the new chatbot “LLaMA.”

“Artifact,” an AI-powered personalized news feed app, was launched by Instagram co-founders.

Anthropic introduced its AI chatbot “Claude.”

Punjab and Haryana High Court became the first in India to use Chat GPT for deciding bail plea.

Sberbank unveiled its chatbot “GigaChat.”

Microsoft introduced “Jugalbandi,” an AI chatbot for rural India.


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