We are all excited for the technical fantasy so buddies let’s check out this week The Top Peak Technical News Of This Fall :-
Take two for Samsung’s troubled Bixby assistant
At Samsung’s Developers’ Conference, held this week in San Francisco, developers were told to welcome in Bixby 2.0, and put the shortcomings of Bixby 1.0 behind them. Like the bridge sharing its name, Bixby has been rebuilt. The lessons have been learned and from here on “you’ll be making money”.
Samsung working on home smart speaker
Samsung has confirmed it is developing its own voice-controlled “smart speaker” for the home, to rival devices by Amazon and Google.
DJ Koh, head of Samsung’s mobile division, told CNBC News: “I am already working on it.”
The company already has a voice-controlled assistant called Bixby on some of its devices, which can send messages and set reminders.
Alibaba reveals Echo-like smart speaker
Alibaba is the latest technology giant to unveil a smart speaker.
The voice-controlled Tmall Genie can be used to play music, run third-party apps and buy goods from the Chinese retail giant’s online stores. Like many such devices, it lacks a display.
Google DeepMind: AI becomes more alien
Google’s DeepMind says it has made another big advance in artificial intelligence by getting a machine to master the Chinese game of Go without help from human players.
The AlphaGo program, devised by the tech giant’s AI division, has already beaten two of the world’s best players.
It had started by learning from thousands of games played by humans.
But the new AlphaGo Zero began with a blank Go board and no data apart from the rules, and then played itself.
Within 72 hours it was good enough to beat the original program by 100 games to zero.
Twitter pledges tougher action against abuse
Twitter is planning to impose new restrictions on pornographic and hateful imagery as part of a renewed effort to tackle abuse on its social network.
The US company has also said it intends to review user complaints more quickly.
The efforts are outlined in a leaked email from the company’s head of safety, which was published by Wired.
‘Future city’ to be built in Canada by Alphabet company
Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is to build a digital city in Toronto.
It aims to turn a waterfront area into a working laboratory for a range of “smart” technology.
It is likely to feature fast wi-fi availability, millions of sensors, sustainable energy and autonomous cars.
Technology companies are touting their hardware and software to cities, as urban planners tackle issues such as congestion, pollution and overcrowding.
Child safety smartwatches ‘easy’ to hack, watchdog says
Some smartwatches designed for children have security flaws that make them vulnerable to hackers, a watchdog has warned.
The Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) tested watches from brands including Gator and GPS for Kids.
It said it discovered that attackers could track, eavesdrop or even communicate with the wearers.
The manufacturers involved insist the problems have either already been resolved or are being addressed.
Source :- BBC World News
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