Deep Nostalgia is a new AI-powered technique from online family tree service MyHeritage, which adds facial animations such as smiles, nods, blinks, and head tilts to still portrait photos. Using the website or mobile app, users can choose from a set of pre-recorded animations that can be transferred onto their own still photos. The service
A federal judge on Friday approved a $650 million (roughly Rs. 4,780 crores) settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric data without the permission of its users. US District Judge James Donato approved the deal in a class-action lawsuit that was filed in Illinois in 2015. Nearly 1.6
Bitcoin and Ethereum markets could seriously deteriorate if the identity of Bitcoin’s anonymous inventor — Satoshi Nakamoto — is revealed, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase warned in its initial public offering (IPO) filings. The San Francisco, California-based company also noted in the documents presented to the US Security Exchange Commission that the identification of the mysterious inventor
WandaVision didn’t have a single post-credits scene in its first six episodes, and now it’s gotten them back-to-back. WandaVision episode 8 features a scene during the credits, just like the one we had on WandaVision episode 7 last week. And it’s a much more important one as it introduces what seems to be WandaVision’s second
India approved a Rs. 7,350-crore plan to boost local manufacturing and exports of IT products such as laptops, tablets, personal computers, and servers, the technology minister said. The production-linked incentive (PLI) plan will help India export IT goods worth Rs. 2,45,000 crore, minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told a news conference. It provides manufacturers cash-backs of
Spotify is expanding to 85 new markets in the “next few days” across Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America, co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek announced at its online-only Stream On event on Monday. This includes big new markets such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nigeria. Put together, the 85 new Spotify markets represent more
Apple said on Monday nasal swab maker COPAN Diagnostics has shipped 15 million COVID-19 sample collection kits to hospitals in California, Texas and other US states, bolstered by manufacturing help from the tech giant. Apple awarded $10 million (roughly Rs. 72 crores) to the Murrieta, California-based company in May last year and sent engineers to help revamp
Alphabet’s Google fired staff scientist Margaret Mitchell on Friday, they both said, a move that fanned company divisions on academic freedom and diversity that were on display since its December dismissal of AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru. Google said in a statement Mitchell violated the company’s code of conduct and security policies by moving electronic files
Google will start grading executives based on workforce diversity goals and increase human resources staffing, acknowledging fault in its acrimonious split with Timnit Gebru, a prominent former employee and one of the few Black women in the field of artificial intelligence. Sundar Pichai, the chief executive officer of parent company Alphabet, described the changes in
Twitter will not end the practice of allowing people to post from anonymous accounts despite protests from Premier League chiefs over the abuse suffered by several of their star players. Arsenal chief executive Vinai Venkatesham said this week that abuse endured by black players on social media sites is the “biggest problem” in football. On