Novus Newsletter: AI Highlights - March 2024

Zühre Duru Bekler
March 31, 2024
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Hey there!

Duru here from Novus, excited to bring you the highlights from our March AI newsletters. This month, we've covered some groundbreaking advancements in AI, celebrated remarkable achievements within our team, and engaged in thought-provoking discussions.

In each newsletter, I try to bring you the news I find most interesting in the field of artificial intelligence, as well as the latest insights and developments. Here, I've compiled the key stories and updates from March 2024, ensuring you don't miss a thing.

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In our March newsletters, we covered several significant developments in the AI world. Here are the highlights:

NVIDIA GTC 2024: A Glimpse into the Future

March's GTC 2024 event was a major highlight for the tech industry, and Novus was there to witness it all.

  • Key Moments: Jensen Huang's keynote unveiling the Blackwell platform, hailed as "the world's most powerful chip," promises to revolutionize AI and computing with unprecedented performance and efficiency. Huang also shared his vision of data centers transforming into AI factories, generating intelligence and revenue.
  • Further Reading: NVIDIA GTC 2024

AI NPCs: Redefining Gaming Narratives

Another exciting development from GTC 2024 was the introduction of AI NPCs, which are set to revolutionize game narratives.

  • Key Points: AI NPCs promise to create more engaging and dynamic gaming experiences, with player decisions having more visible consequences and each player having their own unique story.
  • Further Reading: Future of Game Development with AI NPCs

The Open-Source AI Debate

Elon Musk's xAI made headlines by releasing the base code of their Grok AI model as "open-source," sparking a debate about what truly constitutes open-source AI.

  • Key Points: The release lacks training code, raising questions about the true openness of AI models and highlighting the complexities of achieving true openness in AI development.
  • Further Reading: Open-Source AI Debate


Beyond Traditional AI Agents

We're excited to share that Novus was featured in Marketing Türkiye magazine. In the March issue, our co-founder Vorga discussed how AI is transforming various sectors and the future of AI agents working as cohesive teams across companies.

The Interview of our co-founder and CRO, Vorga Can

A Week of AI Innovations

Our co-founders attended the GTC 2024 event in San Jose, where they witnessed groundbreaking innovations firsthand. Despite the time difference, their enthusiasm was evident in our brief meetings. We can't wait to hear more about their experiences and insights.


Our team at Novus has been bustling with activity this March, both attending significant events and celebrating remarkable achievements.

Women in AI: Celebrating International Women's Day

To mark International Women's Day, we dedicated a special issue to highlight the incredible contributions of women in AI. We featured the talented female engineers at Novus and celebrated their achievements:

  • Büşra & Taha’s ICLR24 Success: Büşra’s work on deep learning models for weather forecasting was accepted at the ICLR24 workshop.
  • İlknur’s Medical AI Breakthrough: İlknur published a groundbreaking paper on using deep learning for detecting knee osteoarthritis severity, promising to revolutionize medical diagnostics.

A Spotlight on Our Female Team Members

We took pride in highlighting the voices of our female team members, who shared their experiences and insights:

  • Doğa Korkut, Community Manager: "Our women shine with their talents in communication and creative work. The strength I receive from them is a source of courage and inspiration for my own dreams."
  • Ece Demircioğlu, Head of Design: "Read deeply, stay open-minded, continue to be curious, invest in self-education. You're ready. Start doing something. Express what you want, not just what you know."
  • İlknur Aktemur, Machine Learning Engineer: "Artificial intelligence is building the future. And it is very important that women not only exist in the world of the future, but are among those who build that world."
  • Elif İnce, Product Designer: "Never fear to design at the edges, whether it's simplicity or complexity. In pushing boundaries, true creativity thrives."
  • Zühre Duru Bekler, Head of Community: "In my role, I advocate for diversity in tech, a male-dominated field. Every day I see the challenges women thought leaders face, but I believe every day is a chance to break down barriers and promote inclusivity."
  • Büşra Asan, Machine Learning Engineer: "For most of history, Anonymous was a woman." – Virginia Woolf
  • Elif Özlem Özaykan, Jr. Account Executive: "As a woman in tech sales, I'm proud to work alongside talented female colleagues, breaking barriers and reshaping the industry with our diversity and innovation. Happy International Women's Day!"

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