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AI flagship killer realme GT 6 is set to become the most coveted smartphone

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New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The smartphone world is buzzing about the potential of AI, and it’s easy to see why! AI-powered features promise to revolutionise how we use our phones, offering a level of personalisation and intelligence we’ve never seen before. This has led to a surge in brands promoting “AI features,” however, it’s important for consumers to be discerning.

While some companies are making genuine strides in integrating AI, others are simply riding the wave of excitement, using the term “AI” loosely for marketing purposes without the technology to back it up.

On the other hand, realme is going all-in on AI, positioning itself at the forefront of a smartphone revolution. With the launch of their Next AI Lab, the “AI+UI Popularizer Plan” and the release of their proprietary Next AI technology, realme is making a bold statement: the future of mobile is intelligent, intuitive, and incredibly powerful.

realme is demonstrating its commitment to AI innovation with the realme GT 6, aptly nicknamed the “AI Popularizer.” This new AI flagship killer goes beyond mere AI features; it represents a fundamental shift towards AI as a core component of the user experience.

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The GT 6 leverages realme’s Next AI technology, deeply integrated with its advanced hardware, to deliver unprecedented intelligence and speed. This translates to tangible benefits for users, with sophisticated algorithms powering features that unlock new possibilities in mobile technology.

The realme GT 6 integrates AI not just as a trendy addition, but as a core element that elevates the user experience. This is evident in features like AI Night Vision, AI Smart Removal, and AI Smart Loop. The realme GT 6 introduces the industry’s first AI Night Vision Mode, powered by an advanced night video algorithm.

This mode automatically activates in extremely dark environments, allowing the GT 6 to capture remarkably clear videos, rivalling the quality of phones equipped with larger, 1-inch sensors.

Similarly, AI Smart Removal simplifies photo editing by identifying and removing unwanted objects or people (“passersby,” “clutter”) from images. It then seamlessly fills in the background for a natural look, salvaging photos that would have otherwise been unusable.

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realme also has its sights set on the future of app interaction with AI Smart Loop. By intelligently recognising content selected and dragged by the user, this feature enables quick sharing to third-party apps and seamless cross-app actions.

This is achieved through three core capabilities: Smart Recognition, which uses AI to identify copied content and understand its potential use; Simplified Operations, which streamlines multi-step tasks into just two steps using a space wheel interface; and Increased Efficiency, where the AI predicts potential uses, reducing app switching and boosting overall productivity.

These AI features demonstrate realme’s commitment to delivering a smarter, more intuitive smartphone experience. The GT 6 isn’t just about powerful hardware; it’s about harnessing the power of AI to make everyday tasks easier, faster, and more enjoyable.

However, the AI Popularizer doesn’t just stop with AI features. realme GT 6 also comes equipped with a flagship-level chipset, Sony sensor camera and industrial leading VC cooling system, which aim to be the most coveted smartphone of 2024.

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The realme GT 6, with its ambitious goal of bringing AI to the masses, harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to deliver a significantly enhanced user experience.

Designed for today’s tech-savvy youth, this powerful smartphone seamlessly blends robust performance with superior photography, all enhanced by intelligent AI features that redefine image quality, user interaction, and productivity. So don’t forget to mark your calendars for June 20 for the global unveiling of realme GT 6.

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86 pc of firms globally experimenting with GenAI for innovation: Report

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New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) About 86 per cent of organisations globally are experimenting with GenAI for innovation, R&D, or product development, while 8 per cent are currently applying GenAI at scale, a new report showed on Wednesday.

In the GenAI race, ‘ready’ innovators are already moving out ahead.

They’re applying GenAI more frequently in a single use case and are five times more likely to have applied it at scale, according to the global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

“GenAI can boost efficiency and bring a fresh perspective to an organisation, empowering its innovation function to invent faster and better,” said Michael Ringel, a BCG managing director and senior partner and a co-author of the report.

The report surveyed over 1,000 senior innovation executives around the world.

Moreover, the report mentioned that this year, a record 83 per cent of senior executives ranked innovation among their organisations’ top three priorities.

When business leaders were asked to rank the challenges facing their innovation teams, strategy concerns topped the list, with 52 per cent citing an unclear or overly broad strategy as one of their top three challenges.

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Rising interest rates and talent constraints were cited among the top three concerns of 47 per cent and 44 per cent of innovation executives, respectively.

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EU slaps extra tariffs of up to 38 per cent on Chinese EVs

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New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The European Commission on Wednesday announced to impose provisional duties of up to 38.1 per cent on the import of Chinese electric vehicles (EVs).

An investigation by the Commission concluded that the battery electric vehicles (BEVs) value chain in China benefits from “unfair subsidization”, which is causing a threat of “economic injury” to EU BEV producers.

The individual duties on three Chinese EV producers would be 17.4 per cent for BYD, 20 per cent for Geely and 38.1 per cent for SAIC.

Other BEV producers in China, which cooperated in the investigation but have not been sampled, would be subject to the average duty of 21 per cent.

According to the Commission, all other BEV producers in China who did not cooperate in the investigation would be subject to the residual duty of 38.1 per cent.

On October 4, 2023, the Commission formally initiated a probe on imports of battery electric vehicles originating in China.

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“Following a substantiated request, one BEV producer in China – Tesla – may receive an individually calculated duty rate at the definitive stage,” the Commission said.

Last month, US President Joe Biden announced plans to quadruple tariffs on Chinese EVs and hike duties for solar cells, semiconductors and other “strategic” sectors.

The Biden administration plans to hike tariffs this year on Chinese EVs from 25 per cent to 100 per cent.

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Google, Apple fined for allegedly violating location data law in South Korea

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Seoul, June 12 (IANS) The South Korean units of Google and Apple were among firms fined for allegedly violating a law on location data collection, the telecom regulator here said on Wednesday.

Google’s Korean unit was ordered to pay a fine of 3 million won (US$2,180) for allegedly violating a clause on disclosing its policy on location data, according to the Korean Communications Commission (KCC), reports Yonhap news agency.

Apple’s Korean unit was also ordered to pay a fine of 210 million won for allegedly collecting location data without consent, violating the clause on disclosing its policy on location data and others, the commission said.

The commission imposed fines on 188 firms, including the Korean units of Google and Apple, for violating the Act on the Protection and Use of Location Information.

The administrative measures came as a result of a regular inspection of companies handling location information conducted under the revised location information protection act in 2022.

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“Location information is a key resource to improve users’ convenience and a foundation for the growth of innovative industries, but we need to consider the protection of individuals’ privacy and social security in using the information,” KCC Chairman Kim Hong-il said.

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Bill Gates to feature on Nikhil Kamath’s podcast, discuss tech, global health, philanthropy

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Mumbai, June 12 (IANS) Bill Gates, the former CEO of Microsoft, who co-founded the IT giant with Paul Allen, is set to appear on the popular podcast series ‘WTF is with Nikhil Kamath’ in the new segment, ‘People By WTF’.

Bill Gates will be the first guest on the segment.

The special segment delves into Gates’ extensive experience in technology, his visionary insights on the future of global health, and his ongoing commitment to humanitarian causes through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Most recently, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is one of the largest philanthropies in the world, bolstered the dissemination of Covid-19 vaccines across the world along with Gavi, the Wellcome Trust and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations.

Both Bill Gates and Nikhil Kamath share a philanthropic association with Nikhil having pledged to donate 50 per cent of his wealth to ‘The Giving Pledge,’ founded by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.

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Their collaboration extends to the educational initiative in Karnataka, Young India Philanthropic Pledge (YIPP).

The YIPP represents a commitment by India’s young change-makers to dedicate a minimum of 25 per cent of their wealth to drive global change, beginning with India.

This joint endeavour underscores their shared commitment to improving educational outcomes and empowering the youth of India for a brighter future.

‘People by WTF’ featuring Bill Gates is set to stream on all major platforms on June 14, 2024.

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COAI shares key priorities for telecom sector's robust growth

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New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) on Wednesday shared key priorities for the telecom industry that it wishes the government to address and help the sector achieve its goals.

According to the industry body, the availability of 6 GHz mid-band spectrum is crucial to expand the 5G networks, especially the IMT (mobility services) in the country.

“Unfortunately in the last spectrum auction, we could get only 800 MHz, so to fulfil the requirement, we need to get 1200 MHz from the 6GHz range. A recent report by GSMA says that India can save as much as $10 billion annually in 5G network deployment through the use of 6 GHz spectrum,” said Lt Gen Dr SP Kochhar, Director General, COAI.

With the anticipated spectrum auction for 5G by June end, the industry body requested the government to address the industry’s longstanding issues about spectrum pricing and related revenue concerns.

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It also urged the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to revisit the spectrum pricing recommendation, in line with global norms.

“We also request TRAI to do away with the minimum rollout obligations, giving telecom service providers (TSPs) the freedom to decide the rollout strategy upon acquiring the spectrum,” said the industry body.

The (TSPs) in India have been requesting the regulatory authorities to implement a fair share data network usage policy, wherein the large traffic generators (LTGs) pay a share of their revenue with TSPs who provide the complete infrastructure for their data requirements.

The ICT manufacturing landscape in India has undergone a dramatic shift over the past decade, owing to the initiatives like Atmanirbhar Bharat.

The PLI scheme for telecom and networking products worth Rs 12,195 crore and its amendment in June 2022 to introduce a Design-led manufacturing scheme with additional incentives of more than $533.33 million are clear mandates indicating the government’s progressive approach to core manufacturing.

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“However, there are challenges which need prior attention. In telecom manufacturing, the challenges associated with testing and certification of the equipment are crucial to ensure the safety and security of 5G infrastructure in the country,” said the COAI.

The industry body also requested the government to increase the number of test labs to support the testing of a massive volume of products and provide exemption on Customs duties for products that enter India for testing and certification temporarily.

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