Google Pay in India tests NFC based payment technology

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The mobile payments platform is using credit and debit cards to trial the tech in the country. Google Pay in India has launched a new pilot for a near field communication (NFC) based feature to be used to complete contactless payments. The idea is to use enabled debit and credit cards to test NFC before rolling out wider mobile tap. NFC would make it possible for Google Pay in India to provide contactless or tap payments across the country. Considering that there are over a billion people in that market,…

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Facebook says iPhone 12 launch will disrupt online and mobile advertising

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The social media giant pointed to Apple’s changes to its privacy policies. Facebook has stated that changes Apple Inc. has made in conjunction with the launch of its upcoming iPhone 12 will be deeply harmful to the social network’s capacity to place personalized ads in front of its users. The social network giant also sated that Apple’s changes will be harmful to app developers. Facebook explained that the newest iOS privacy changes that will come with the iPhone 12 will be crippling to the social network’s capacity to place personalized…

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Google crowdsources pictures of landmarks for its AR and VR 3D modeling

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This strategy is meant to help create a more convincing and accurate viewer experience. Google researchers have developed a strategy to automate the 3D modeling process while enhancing the results it generates through photo crowdsourcing. The tech giant is collecting the images of landmark locations to create convincing replications. The idea of the 3D modeling technique is to use pictures of the real places including both the landmarks and their lighting. The technology employed is called neural radiance fields (NeRF). It extracts three-dimensional depth data from 2D images by measuring…

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Facial recognition software is suffering from effects from the coronavirus

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Wearing face masks is making it more difficult for the algorithms to identify people. Face masks worn to slow the spread of COVID-19 are doing more than reducing exposure levels as they are also messing with facial recognition software accuracy. A new report showed that algorithms have a tough time identifying people wearing the masks. The report was issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a US Commerce Department branch. Among NIST’s tasks is to measure facial recognition software algorithm accuracy. Its new report showed that when…

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AI prostate cancer detection algorithm shows 98 percent sensitivity

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A study also showed that the artificial intelligence algorithm had 97 percent specificity. Ibex Medical Analytics, a Tel Aviv-based firm, has released data on what it has called the first AI prostate cancer detection algorithm to do more than just detect the presence of tumors. The company said that the algorithm can also grade and size a tumor it has detected. The start-up company has developed a digital pathology system that uses AI prostate cancer detection algorithms for what it has called “outstanding outcomes” in a study to clinically validate…

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