Not yet Sundar Pichai isn't ready for Google employees to work from home full-time Everyone has a lot on their plate right now, including Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. In a recent interview, Pichai talked about Google's response to COVID-19, the company's ongoing work from home plans, and more. … [Read more...] about Xiaomi Mi Band 5 tipped to feature an SpO2 sensor, Alexa support
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For those of you with other iDevices and/or no particular interest in the Apple Watch, there are still plenty of reasons to install the update. HomeKit is automation geared and will allow users to control Internet-enabled devices at home The Health app, which suffered from quite a few bugs when iOS 8 was first released, has been improved in a number of ways as the company's ResearchKit initiative kicks off. Mail, the Flyover feature in Maps, and Music have all received stability fixes. VoiceOver is more reliable. A tricky Calendar bug that would make all events appear in GMT is gone. There aren't any features as significant as the Apple Watch support, but it's hard to complain about bug fixes. The complete release notes are below. … [Read more...] about Apple releases iOS 8.2 today with Apple Watch support and plenty of bug fixes
"It is still a voluntary exercise and I would try to keep it for as long as possible on that basis," Balakrishnan said. "Contact tracing is an essential part of epidemic management, but contact tracing remains, at the heart of it, a human endeavour. In dealing with human beings, when a diagnosis is made, I do not believe a smart app should tell you the diagnosis... the human being remains at the centre of this entire process." … [Read more...] about Singapore looking at wearable devices to support COVID-19 contact tracing
It noted that it was completing its review, which included a "government-wide stocktake" of data management practices and inspections of key IT systems. In particular, these assessments had focused on the IT environments of five government agencies that managed high volumes of sensitive data, including the Inland Revenue Authority, Health Promotion Board, and Ministry of Health. … [Read more...] about Singapore’s public sector to adopt new measures to tighten data security
There were nods to creativity, such as when Kasparov said that what's required is a sense of failure, the idea of not knowing what the outcome may be. "Everything now, it's mimicry," in current AI, said Kasparov, but "with creativity, you don't have a recipe." Vallor seemed to agree with this line of thought, arguing that "we won't have a machine anytime soon that creates because of a burning need to create," like the human drive. LeCun added that there's something special in the reaction of an audience that is evoked by a human musician creating on stage. … [Read more...] about Artificial general intelligence is a Rorschach Test: Perhaps we need orangutans?