WhatsApp finally adds feature to let us send ourselves messages

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The new feature’s global launch occurred this week and is rolling out to all users. WhatsApp has announced that it has rolled out a new feature globally, and it is one that users have been craving for a long time – whether they knew it or not. The new feature will allow people to send themselves messages as reminders to themselves. The new WhatsApp feature is expected to be used as a way to keep organized, remember various points of information that don’t need to be recorded for long, and…

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Amazon will trial facial recognition seller identity verification tech

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The e-commerce giant is seeking to improve forgery detection and improved seller identity verification. Amazon will begin a trial period using facial recognition technology to help the e-commerce giant to better detect forgeries and verify the identities of online sellers. This test will be a part of a broader strategy trialing a range of different automated technologies. The facial recognition test started last week and is taking place as a voluntary option for potential sellers in the United States. Individuals who do not want to participate in the test using that…

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Italy bans facial recognition technology with one exception

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The European country has prohibited the use of the tech and of “smart glasses” except for crime fighting. Italy has issued a ban on the use of both facial recognition technology and of “smart glasses” in the country, though there is a major exception to this newly created rule. The country’s Data Protection Agency recently scolded the use of the tech by two municipalities. Italy’s Data Protection Agency criticized two of the country’s municipalities earlier this week for experimenting with facial recognition and smart glasses technologies. This referred specifically to…

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Google AI technology used in new wildfire and flood tracking

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The tech giant has rolled out new and enhanced features and tools to boost information access. Google has announced that it has rolled out new enhancements using AI technology to boost its flood and wildfire tracking tools. This will make it possible for users to obtain improved information regarding natural disasters using the company’s tools. Google’s first use of AI for tracking local flooding risk was rolled out in 2018. The AI technology features feed into the alerts available by way of its Google Maps and on both Android devices…

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Meta artificial intelligence has predicted 617 million protein structures

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The Facebook parent company says its AI model can predict 60 times faster than other cutting-edge systems. Meta recently announced that its artificial intelligence model could be a serious rival to AlphaFold, with claims that its own model is able to predict 60 times faster than other cutting-edge systems. Researchers at the company say they have created a tremendous protein-folding model. According to those researchers, their protein-folding artificial intelligence model has been used for predicting the structure of 617 million proteins. Meta stated that its AI team was able to create…

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