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How Can VR Technology Facilitate Second Language Acquisition

How Can VR Technology Facilitate Second Language Acquisition?

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.

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How Does Google Protect Itself from Cyberattacks

How Does Google Protect Itself from Cyberattacks?

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.

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Virtual Reality The Different Types and the Risks Involved

Virtual Reality: The Different Types and the Risks Involved

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.

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How AI Optimizes Wildlife Conservation?

Technology in Ecosystem: How AI Optimizes Wildlife Conservation?

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.

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An AI Robot Rapper or Just a Marketing Ploy

FN Meka: An AI Robot Rapper or Just a Marketing Ploy?

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.

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How AI Is Moderating Online Content

How AI Is Moderating Online Content

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.

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How Does Technology Breathe New Life into the Coffee Industry

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.

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Paper-Thin Loudspeakers Transform Your Listening Experience

Paper-Thin Loudspeakers Transform Your Listening Experience

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?

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Which Country Has the Fastest Supercomputer in the World?

Which Country Has the Fastest Supercomputer in the World?

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.

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What Are Mixed Reality Headsets and How Do They Work

What Are Mixed Reality Headsets and How Do They Work?

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.

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7 Test Automation Tools in Demand in 2022

7 Test Automation Tools in Demand in 2022

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.

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What LaMDA’s “Sentience” Means for AI

What LaMDA’s “Sentience” Means for AI

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.

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How Do We Decode Ancient Texts with AI and Machine Learning

When Old Meets New: How Do We Decode Ancient Texts with AI and Machine Learning?

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.

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5 Technologies That Are on Stage in Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine So Far

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.

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