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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…

This smartphone app is ‘eyes and ears’ for the disabled

Technology is making everyday tasks easier for all who remain tech savvy but this revolutionary app is winning hearts with helping the blind and visually impaired people. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEOS Named 'Aipoly', the free app tells you what it sees and promises to give blind, visually impaired and color-blind people a great experience of the world. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), this revolutionary app actually “sees” for the blind. This uses convolutional neural networks directly on your mobile phone. This AI…

WhatsApp co-founder sees challenges in US and other markets

CALIFORNIA: Boosting the adoption of messaging service WhatsApp in the United States and some other markets is proving difficult, co-founder Brian Acton said, but the company will still create substantial revenue for prospective parent Facebook Inc. “Growth in the United States is a challenge for us,” Acton said on Wednesday after a talk at StartX, an incubator for young companies affiliated with Stanford University. He also cited Japan and Taiwan as countries where “we could have been more successful with a little bit…

MQM sees no relief for common man in budget

KARACHI: Expecting the upcoming budget to be traditional one, MQM leader Farooq Sattar said the common man will still be at the suffering end in the budget 2014-15, which will be presented tomorrow (Tuesday), ARY News reported Monday. In a press conference, MQM leader said country could not be steered out of crisis until people were empowered. “If we don’t reach out to people at their homes, they will consequently take to the streets,” said Sattar. He said if did not fulfil its responsibility, people and history will not…