Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Technology

06/18/2018 - 00:53

A US radio journalist who lost his voice two years ago will soon return to the air, thanks to artificial intelligence. Jamie Dupree, 54, a political radio journalist with Cox Media Group, is unable to talk due to a rare neurological condition.

A new voice was created for him by Scottish technology company CereProc.

CereProc trained a neural network to predict how Mr Dupree would talk, using samples from his old voice recordings.

 

06/18/2018 - 00:51

Apple says it is to change the default settings of its iPhone to stop hackers and others unlocking devices without proper legal authorisation.

The move will also make it more difficult for police to unlock handsets without authorisation.

06/13/2018 - 01:31

Yahoo's UK arm has been fined £250,000 ($335,000) by the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) over a data breach affecting more than 500 million users which took place in 2014.

The incident was reported two years later.

06/13/2018 - 01:28

Children were left distressed after seeing ads for a horror film on YouTube, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has revealed.

Three parents contacted the ASA after their children saw ads for Insidious: The Last Key - rated 15 in the UK.

06/11/2018 - 01:18

Google has promised not to use AI for weapons, following protests over its partnership with the US military. A decision to provide machine-learning tools to analyse drone footage caused some employees to resign.

06/11/2018 - 01:16

Facebook has launched its own video game streaming hub.

Facebook.gg, which launched on Thursday, will compete directly with popular platforms like Twitch and Mixer.

It's part of the social media site's continued efforts to become a destination for video content.

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