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AI song performed live

Good morning, Bengaluru!

🌧️ Today’s weather: Cloudy with a bit of rain.

🧐 Did you know? The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was awarded the Institute of Eminence (IoE) status in 2018.

🎶 Swarathma’s AI song

(Image credit: Pritam Bordoloi’s X post)

Bengaluru-based band Swarathma recently showcased a captivating performance of a song generated through ChatGPT, an AI tool by OpenAI

What’s it about? The unique performance was a part of Cypher 2023, a notable AI conference held in Bengaluru, where Swarathma embraced the blend of music and technology to generate lyrics for a song on the spot using ChatGPT, and performed it live.

  • The video of this engaging performance swiftly went viral.
  • The live generation and performance of the song provided a unique interactive experience for the audience, showcasing a real-time collaboration between the AI tool and the artists.

Innovative art: Swarathma’s endeavour provided a glimpse into the evolving landscape of music creation enriched by artificial intelligence, possibly setting a precedent for similar innovative explorations in the future.

🧑🏽‍💻 Samsung-IISc’s Quantum Tech Collaboration

Samsung Semiconductor India Research (SSIR) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru have joined forces to establish a state-of-the-art Quantum Technology Lab.

What’s it about? The lab, led by Associate Professor Mayank Shrivastava, aims to be a leading place for studying advanced quantum technologies. It will be a centre for new tech ideas, training people, and working with other quantum research places in India and abroad, helping to grow local tech development and share India’s tech research with the world.

  • Students studying higher-level subjects like physics, engineering, computer science, and mathematics will get a chance to learn, do research, and improve their skills in quantum technologies, helping them in their future careers.
  • Researchers and scientists will have a better place to do quantum research with modern facilities, helping them to discover new things and contribute more to the field.

Competing globally: The lab will have special equipment like a cryogenic control chip, qubits, single photon sources, and detectors to help solve problems in quantum technologies. It will help India to compete in the global tech field, and use quantum technologies for improving society and the economy.

🫖 Pottery flourishes in Bengaluru

The last five years have seen a significant thriving of the pottery community in Bengaluru, with the COVID-19 pandemic serving as a catalyst for more individuals exploring this creative outlet.

What’s happening? The pandemic-induced lockdowns drove individuals to seek therapeutic and fun hobbies beyond work. With the availability of pottery studios in almost every locality, many found pottery a calming and creative engagement. The practice is now not only a hobby but also a growing profession for some.

  • The city has developed the expertise and infrastructure for pottery, with services like pottery wheel rentals, studio spaces, and professional kiln firing becoming accessible.
  • Diverse courses and experiential sessions are offered by studios, catering to all age groups and skill levels, making pottery a socially engaging activity.

For the kids: Pottery has also become a therapeutic tool for children with special needs, as it’s a sensorial activity that boosts confidence. The evolving pottery scene is further promoted by social media, and schools are integrating pottery into their curriculum.

✨ Things to do…

Here are some fun and interesting things to do in the city over the weekend!

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Yesterday’s Poll Results:

  • I have travelled in an Electric Vehicle: 92.3% 🏆
  • I haven’t travelled in an Electric Vehicle: 7.7%

That’s it for today. Have a great weekend!

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