Japan and other Asian countries to collab on QR code payments

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The barcodes are already popular in many of the countries, so they now aim to make them compatible Japan has joined a number of other Asian countries in an effort to create a QR code payments system that ca be used across all their borders, making it easier for the digital transaction services to be used from one country to the next. There are a number of Southeast Asian countries involved Among the countries joining the QR code payment system collaboration is India, among several other Southeast Asian nations. Payments…

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Canadian city uses AI technology to reduce recycling contamination

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Kelowna, British Columbia used artificial technology to improve recycling bin contents by 23 percent Kelowna, a city in the Canadian province of British Columbia, has implemented AI technology and smart cameras into a new program to reduce recycling contamination in its municipal curbside recycling bin program. So far, the program resulted in a 23 percent improvement According to officials from the Central Okanagan Regional District, to which Kelowna is a part, the improvements in recycling contamination are the result of new smart cameras mounted on collection trucks and that have…

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Google AI search experience made available to more users

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More users are to gain access to a touch of the tech giant’s artificial intelligence features. A larger number of Google users could soon be trying out a bit of the company’s AI search capabilities, as it slowly continues its quiet expansion of its Search Generative Experience (SGE). SGE is being rolled out without any fanfare to some non-test users SGE shows up as a brightly colored text pop-up immediately under the typical search field on Google.  At the moment, users who are granted access to the AI search option…

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WHO launches Risk Assessment Tool biosafety mobile app

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The World Health Organization launched the RAST application for biosafety and lab biosecurity. The World Health Organization has announced the launch of its new mobile app, the Risk Assessment Tool (RAST) for Biosafety and Laboratory Biosecurity. The application is meant to assist in assessing laboratory risk The mobile app is meant to support laboratory workers, who are at a risk as high as 1,000 times more than the general population when it comes to infections.  The RAST application is intended to be used alongside the Laboratory biosafety manual (LBM4) risk-…

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Microsoft issues artificial intelligence access principles

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The move was made in order to assuage competition concerns with top rival OpenAI. As was recently reported by QR Code Press, Microsoft recently partnered with – and invested in – the artificial intelligence startup Mistral AI. The France-based company has developed its own generative AI. Since the partnership between Microsoft and Mistral AI, the tech giant has launched a large effort to try to hinder competition by way of its massive financial stake and partnership with OpenAI.  Therefore, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) on Monday, Microsoft launched its…

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