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Apple sees its mobile devices as platform for artificial intelligence

TAIPEI: Apple sees its mobile devices as a major platform for artificial intelligence in the future, Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams said on Monday. Later this week, Apple is set to begin taking pre-orders for its new smartphone, the iPhone X – which starts at $999 and uses artificial intelligence (AI) features embedded in the company’s latest A11 chips. The phone promises new facial recognition features such as Face ID that uses a mathematical model of a person’s face to allow the user to sign on to their phones…

Global chat platform Kik to launch digital currency

NEW YORK: Kik Interactive, which created the chat platform Kik, said on Thursday it was launching a crypto-currency or token called Kin that would enable customers to use a whole range of digital services. Kik is a free chat and messaging application founded in 2009 and built for teenagers, with about 300 million registered users. The Kin token will be created on the Ethereum blockchain, another online public ledger much like that of bitcoin, the original digital currency. A sale of the token will be slated some time…

Ameer JI vows to unite religious parties to contest 2018 elections from one platform

LOWER DIR: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Siraj ul Haq on Sunday vowed to unite all religious parties on one platform to contest general elections in 2018, ARY News reported. “The rulers have distorted the shape of Islam and Pakistan. While, I want such a Pakistan where the minorities have complete rights,” he said while addressing a public rally in Lower Dir. He said the rulers have set up factories and were doing roaring businesses, however the masses were suffering from lack of resources. He said our youth also…