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Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has launched a virtual assistant, named Urja with AI/NLP (Artificial Intelligence/Natural Language Processing) capabilities.

"After a successful 6 months pilot on WhatsApp for enabling LPG bookings; Urja today speaks in 13 languages (English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Oriya, Bengali, Punjabi, Urdu and Assamese). Over 45% of the conversations with Urja are in the non-English languages ensuring inclusiveness for all types of customers of BPCL," the company claimed.

Urja is currently available on the company's website to deliver a flawless self-service experience and solve any queries or issues for both B2B and B2C. The aim is to make BPCL’s user interface comprehensive and integrate digitally. 

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During Tesla’s AI event, CEO Elon Musk announced that they would be branching into Humanoid Robots.

Based on the same technology as the company’s semi-autonomous vehicles, the humanoid robot named ‘Tesla Bot’ will be able to perform basic repetitive tasks. The goal is to eliminate the need for people to handle dangerous or boring work. Musk stated in the conference that he believes robots will phase out physical labor for people and essentially in the future physical work will be a choice.

The bot will be around 5 feet 8 inches tall and have a screen where its face should be with useful information. It will have an autopilot system, eight cameras and run about 5 miles per hour and will also be capable of dead-lifting 150 pounds and carrying about 45 pounds.

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To make coding easier, Artificial Intelligence (AI) research company ‘OpenAI’ is introducing ‘OpenAI Codex’ which will translate natural English language into desired code.

While this Machine Learning (ML) tool will help programmers accelerate their work, it will also help laymen learn how to code. Users have to give instructions in English language and OpenAI Codex will interpret and execute it into code and show the output on the screen.

The company mentioned that it is making the software available in private beta via their API. Apparently the tool is more proficient in Python but also works fine with JavaScript, Go, Perl, PHP, Ruby, Swift, and Typescript. OpenAI Codex will be free initially.

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To make coding easier, Artificial Intelligence (AI) research company ‘OpenAI’ is introducing ‘OpenAI Codex’ which will translate natural English language into desired code.

While this Machine Learning (ML) tool will help programmers accelerate their work, it will also help laymen learn how to code. Users have to give instructions in English language and OpenAI Codex will interpret and execute it into code and show the output on the screen.

The company mentioned that it is making the software available in private beta via their API. Apparently the tool is more proficient in Python but also works fine with JavaScript, Go, Perl, PHP, Ruby, Swift, and Typescript. OpenAI Codex will be free initially.

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Facebook has allegedly confirmed that it is recruiting a team of AI (Artificial Intelligence) researchers in order to analyze encrypted data without cracking it. The aim is to obtain luscious information for targeted advertising.

The social networking giant is trying to fetch information from encrypted data while maintaining the privacy to keep unauthorized eyes from viewing the data. Successful completion of the testing will allow the company to extract enough data for targeted advertising without actually retracing its public commitment to safeguard its users’ privacy.

Although a Facebook spokesperson mentioned to The Information that it is "too early for us to consider homomorphic encryption for WhatsApp at this time”. The social media tycoon has already been confronted about its questionable privacy policies a good number of times.

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Facebook Inc.'s artificial intelligence team today revealed a way to build speech recognition systems without using any transcribed audio data to train them. Speech recognition is one of the most common types of AI, widely used in lots of popular applications.