China is taking significant steps to bolster its position in the intelligent connected vehicle (ICV) industry by supporting companies in the smart vehicle supply chain. The country aims to establish "innovation consortia" to promote innovation and set standards for assisted and autonomous driving technologies by 2025.
Multimedia creators now have the opportunity to counteract unintended uses in AI. With the aid of an emerging open-source tool, they can introduce a form of "poisoning" into their artwork to hinder AI models from utilizing it as training data.
X is making significant changes to its platform by introducing video and audio calling functionalities. Elon Musk shared a sneak peek of this feature, calling it an "early version of video and audio calling on X." In the preview, users can enable voice and video calls for contacts in their address book, all verified users and people they follow on the platform. However, some users reported that they couldn't find this feature in their app and it was also absent from a version tested by AFP. Musk initially revealed plans for voice and video calls in August, aiming to transform the former Twitter into an "everything app." These calling features are intended to be compatible with iOS, Android, Mac and PC systems, and no phone number will be necessary.
Amazon is testing human-like robots for repetitive tasks at its R&D center, aimed at executing repetitive tasks and collaborating with human workers. They're starting with Digit, a two-legged robot that handles tasks like moving empty tote boxes, a task considered "highly repetitive." Amazon sees potential for Digit to work alongside humans in warehouses.
The popular messaging app Telegram has been found to leak users' IP addresses during voice calls, according to security researcher Denis Simonov. By adding a hacker to their contacts and accepting a phone call from them, users unknowingly expose their IP address. TechCrunch verified this issue by conducting an experiment with Simonov, who was able to provide the IP address of the computer used. While Telegram claims to be a secure and private messaging app, experts have repeatedly warned that it is not as secure as apps like Signal. This IP leak has been known for years but may be unknown to less technical users. Telegram spokesperson Remi Vaughn explained that the app uses a peer-to-peer connection during calls for better quality and reduced latency, which requires both sides to know each other's IP addresses. To avoid this issue, users can change their settings to disable peer-to-peer connections. Other messaging apps, such as WhatsApp and Skype, have also been found to leak IP addresses in the past.
A team of researchers has developed a new software tool called "Side Eye" that can extract sound and reconstruct its waves from silent videos and even photos. According to the study, the tool is based on a machine learning system that can identify the gender of the speaker in any silent picture or video and determine the words being spoken in the pictured context.
In response to the evolving situation in the region and the declaration of war between Gaza and Israel, Google and Apple have temporarily disabled live traffic updates in Maps and Waze for citizens in both locations.
OpenAI announced on social media platform X that ChatGPT users can now browse the internet for real-time information through the “Browse with Bing” feature, currently available to 'Plus' and 'Enterprise' subscribers. OpenAI plans to roll out this functionality to all users in the near future. In addition, this new browsing capability allows websites to manage how ChatGPT interacts with their content.
By 2025, the AI market is projected to swell to a $190 billion industry. In the UAE alone, spending on AI is expected to record a CAGR of 25.2%, increasing from $76.6 million in 2019 to $368.3 million by 2025, according to market studies.
The current global race for AI supremacy, combined with the supply chain hurdles that come as a result of strained US-China relations is propelling Vietnam as a promising semiconductor production hub. Semiconductors are crucial components of electronic devices that drive productivity and innovation in many industries.