Bilingual speakers make up approximately 43% of the world’s population. It is almost guaranteed that you have previously spoken with someone who is competent in speaking multiple languages. You might wonder, how do they do it so effortlessly? If you have had experiences learning a new language, you know it is the opposite of effortless. The process is painful, exhausting and frustrating—so frustrating that many of us might just give up because there are too many grammar rules to memorize.
On January 11, 2022, Google announced that its cloud division had bought Israeli cybersecurity startup Siemplify. While financial details of the agreement were not disclosed to the public, a source said Google paid a total of US$500 million for Siemplify.
In the 21st century, it is difficult to picture a world where technology does not reign supreme. From machine learning to artificial intelligence and so much more—the tech world has advanced, and how. Among the front-runners in this advancement is virtual reality (VR). VR is all about creating a computer-generated environment that looks and feels like reality.
What comes to your mind first when you think of wildlife conservation tools? A pair of binoculars for observing distanced large animals? Perhaps a magnifying glass for studying small creatures living on leaves? These are what zoologists and ecologists use when they carry out their studies; but as technology advances, researchers have begun deploying modern technology, namely artificial intelligence (AI), to optimize wildlife conservation.
In the past two years, we have seen companies jump in on various trendy tech products and services. From buying land in the metaverse and hiring virtual influencers to promote their brands to creating NFTs for their products—companies are waiting with bated breath to be the first ones to adopt the latest tech innovations.
Whether it be by posting a photo on Instagram or writing a blog post, we’re all adding more information to the internet. With over 4.62 billion people using social media, there are bound to be some bad eggs creating harmful or deceitful content. To make sure that users are exposed to as little bad content as possible, websites practice content moderation.
Brewing with Artificial Intelligence: How Does Technology Breathe New Life into the Coffee Industry?
When it comes to coffee, what pops up in your mind may be a coffee machine that crackles or a coffee cup with your name on it. Regardless, to many of us, artificial intelligence (AI) is not even remotely related to coffee. As irrelevant as they may seem to each other, AI has infiltrated the global coffee supply chain and impressed us with its coffee selection, roasting and pouring abilities.
Most great quality loudspeakers are very heavy, and those that are lightweight and don’t take up too much space might not provide a transportive audio experience. But what if there was a way to create a powerful, high-quality sound system that is both lightweight and portable?
In May 2022, Top500 rankings released their list of the fastest (and most efficient) supercomputers in the world right now. While China boasted the majority, it was the U.S. that came out on top with the fastest supercomputer in the world. American supercomputer Frontier became the first to demonstrate the performance of one quintillion (i.e. a billion billion calculations) operations per second during a set of standard tests that researchers use to rank the supercomputers.
According to the Ethnologue guide, there are 7,151 spoken languages in the world. While the number might be surprising, did you know that there are also more than 300 sign languages worldwide, with American sign language (ASL) as the most widely used one?
With the inception of the metaverse, there is an increasing demand for devices that can provide users with an immersive experience that blurs the lines between the digital and physical worlds. This is where mixed reality (MR) headsets come in.
The automation industry is a booming—and competitive—one, with its market size exceeding US$15 billion in 2020. One way for businesses that have taken notice of the fierce competition and want to get ahead is to update their tech. To ensure your products are ready for users as soon as possible, you have to invest in efficient automation testing tools.
With the advent of self-driving cars and artificial intelligence (AI) artists, AI is getting closer and closer to replicating human capabilities each day. However, there is one thing that separates humans from AI—emotional intelligence or sentience. Or, at least, so we thought.
In June this year, Google software engineer Blake Lemoine came out with the claim that Google’s AI chatbot LaMDA (short for language model for dialogue applications) had become sentient.
Humanoid robots are common in sci-fi movies. If you are sci-fi fans, you must have seen many humanoid robots in different movies, such as Optimus Prime from Transformers and C-3PO from Star Wars. Optimus Prime, in particular, is a mighty robot that led the Autobots in fighting against the Decepticons.
If you have been to Egypt and visited heritage buildings, such as the Karnak Temple or the Tomb of Queen Nefertari, you may have had a glimpse of the Egyptian hieroglyphs. Hieroglyphs are one of the oldest and most complicated writing forms in history. Decoding hieroglyphic inscriptions is challenging because many were damaged due to antiquity and hence became fragmentary and illegible.
On February 21, 2022, Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, declared the independence of the Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic. Arousing international outcry, this ignited the ultimate invasion of Russia on Ukraine three days later. While Ukrainians are still defying Putin’s covetous ambitions, new technologies have been floating on the surface to take advantage of each other.