EMOTION-TRACKING AI ON THE JOB: WORKERS FEAR BEING WATCHED – AND MISUNDERSTOOD

Wed 24 July 2024: Emotion artificial intelligence uses biological signals such as vocal tone, facial expressions and data from wearable devices as well as text and how people use their computers, promising to detect and predict how someone is feeling. It is used in contexts both mundane, like entertainment, and high stakes, like the workplace, hiring and health […]

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GOOGLE REVERSES DECISION TO REMOVE AD-TRACKING COOKIES ON CHROME BROWSER

Wed 24 July 2024: Google has announced it will no longer eliminate cookies from its Chrome web browser, reversing its four-year effort to phase out the technology that enables businesses to track users online. This decision marks a significant shift from its initial plans to enhance user privacy through the Privacy Sandbox initiative. Impact on […]

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JULY 21 MARKS HOTTEST DAY EVER RECORDED GLOBALLY

Tue 23 July 2024:  Preliminary data from the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service indicates that July 21 was the hottest day ever recorded globally. The global average surface air temperature reached 17.09 degrees Celsius (62.76 degrees Fahrenheit) on that day, the highest since records began in 1940. Unprecedented Temperature Surge “The difference in temperature […]

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TESLA TO BEGIN USING HUMANOID ROBOTS IN 2025, SAYS ELON MUSK

Tue 23 July 2024: U.S.-based global electric carmaker Tesla will start using humanoid robots next year, CEO Elon Musk said Monday. “Tesla will have genuinely useful humanoid robots in low production for Tesla internal use next year and, hopefully, high production for other companies in 2026,” he wrote on his personal X account. Tesla’s humanoid robot named Optimus was first unveiled […]

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NIGERIAN ARTIST AIMS FOR GUINNESS RECORD WITH LARGEST DRAWING

Tue 23 July 2024: Nigerian artist and medical doctor Fola David is aiming to set a Guinness World Record for the largest drawing by an individual. David spent six days working on his 1,050 square meter artwork titled “Unity in Diversity” at a stadium in Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria. Celebrating Nigeria’s Cultural Heritage […]

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WHATSAPP DEVELOPS INSTANT MESSAGE TRANSLATION AND VOICE NOTE TRANSCRIPTION FEATURES

Mon 22 July 2024:  WhatsApp is enhancing its platform with a new feature that translates messages using various language packs. This follows the recent introduction of voice note transcription, aiming to facilitate seamless multilingual communication within the app. Enhanced Communication with Instant Translation The new feature allows for instant message translation during chats, promoting smoother […]

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WHAT IS CROWDSTRIKE FALCON AND WHAT DOES IT DO? IS MY COMPUTER SAFE?

Sun 21 July 2024: A massive IT outage is currently affecting computer systems worldwide. In Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, reports indicate computers at banks, media organisations, hospitals, transport services, shop checkouts, airports and more have all been impacted. Today’s outage is unprecedented in its scale and severity. The technical term for what has happened to the affected computers […]

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