‘Call Before You Dig’ app launched to avoid uncoordinated digging. How it works

Published on Mar 22, 2023 04:05 PM IST

The app will act as a point of contact between exacavators and underground asset owing agencies, to help them connect and remain updated at every point of the project for better coordination.

Digging work in progress on Katraj - Dehu road bypass for pipeline installation.(Ravindra Joshi/HT Photo for representation)

PM Modi unveils Bharat 6G Vision document, launches next-gen test bed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday released Bharat 6G Vision document and rolled out 6G test bed. Government expects this to foster creativity, capacity development, and quicker technological adoption in country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiling Bharat 6G Vision document. (YouTube/ Narendra Modi)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 01:59 PM IST

Bill Gates says age of artificial intelligence has begun, lists risks, potential

Bill Gates, in his latest Gates Notes blog, hailed the AI chatbot ChatGPT and said it inspired him to think how AI could revolutionise the world in the next five to ten years.

Bill Gates (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 10:52 AM IST

Google rolls out ChatGPT rival Bard for trial in UK, US

Bard is Google’s effort to make up lost ground to OpenAI Inc. in the artificial intelligence race.

Google described its service as an “early experiment” to let users collaborate with generative AI technology. (File)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 10:15 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Microsoft’s Bing to use OpenAI’s DALL-E to create images

The tool, named 'Bing Image Creator', will be available to users of the latest AI-powered version of Bing and Edge preview.

Bing Image Creator will be integrated into Bing chat, Microsoft said. (AP)
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 08:44 PM IST
Reuters |

With 2 new features, WhatsApp gives admins more control over groups. Details

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of WhatsApp parent Meta, introduced the features on his Instagram Broadcast channel.

The features will be rolled out globally over the coming weeks, said Meta, the parent company of WhatsApp (Image courtesy: WhatsApp)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 08:40 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Dutch civil servants asked to remove TikTok from work phones

The Dutch ministry said it discouraged on phones distributed by the government the use of all apps from "countries with an aggressive cyberprogram targeted at the Netherlands or Dutch interests".

The icon for the video sharing TikTok app is seen on a smartphone.(AP)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 06:37 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Elon Musk automates Twitter's press enquiry with poop emoji response

Twitter's official press enquiry email has been inactive since Elon Musk acquired the social media and implemented a mass layoffs. Now he has automated the response of the email with a poop emoji.

Twitter CEO Elon Musk(AFP)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 06:22 PM IST

Egyptian startup turns millions of plastic bags into tiles ‘tougher than cement’

The North African country, which hosted the United Nations COP27 climate summit last November, has in recent years banned the use of single-use plastics in several provinces.

An employee of TileGreen factory works at eco-friendly tile from different types of plastic and waste in the 10th of Ramadan City district northwest of Cairo, Egypt March 15. (REUTERS)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 03:49 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

How to post a WhatsApp audio status? 5 steps

WhatsApp has rolled out feature to support audio status. With this, users can also keep voice recording as status as earlier it was limited only to text, picture and video. Here we have provided steps, following these user can keep audio status.

WhatsApp has rolled out new feature to allow audio recording as status.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 02:40 PM IST

TikTok intensifies PR campaign ahead of CEO's Capitol Hill testimony

“Safety. Privacy Control. Your priority. Our commitment,” proclaimed one advertisement at Union Station. “We’re protecting your personal data and the integrity of the platform, while still allowing you to have the global TikTok experience you know and love,” says another.

The TikTok logo is displayed outside TikTok social media app company offices in Culver City, California, on March 16, 2023. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 01:07 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

NCLAT reserves verdict on Google's plea against CCI

A two-member bench of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) was conducting the hearing on a day-to-day basis for over a month.

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google Inc. (HT photo)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 11:05 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Researcher introduces 'Prompt Writing', a 'new job' invented by ChatGPT

Explaining the concept in a thread, Twitter user Mushtaq Bilal also claimed an unnamed tech company was willing to pay as high as $300,000 per year for the role.

The release of ChatGPT has brought many people face-to-face with dramatic developments in technology, specifically Artificial Intelligence (AI), which has been worrying experts for almost a decade (Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 08:55 PM IST
By, New Delhi

OpenAI's ChatGPT back online after AI bot's global outage

OpenAI is yet to address the global outage of ChatGPT that reportedly affected thousands of users.

OpenAI's ChatGPT faced an outage for nearly four hours, as per Downdetector. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 07:17 PM IST

Microsoft's app store on smartphones by next year, to rival with Google, Apple

Microsoft is aiming to capture big portion in gaming industry. But in the path, the biggest hurdle it faces is the restrictions and controlled access on the app stores of rival Google and Apple.

Microsoft is competing with Google's Playstore and Apple's App store.
Published on Mar 20, 2023 05:09 PM IST

Russia asks its officials to stop using Apple iPhones: Report

Shortly after Russia sent its troops into Ukraine last year, U.S. and British spies claimed a scoop by uncovering - and going public with - intelligence that Putin was planning to invade. It is unclear how the spies obtained such intelligence.

Customers queue at the Apple Fifth Avenue store for the release of the Apple iPhone 14 range in Manhattan, New York City, U.S.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 03:12 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Google denies paying remainder of maternity leave, allege laid-off employees

Google just announced the termination of 12,000 positions. Some of the affected employees were already on approved maternity and medical breaks. They are now blaming the parent Alphabet inc. of not paying payment for the leaves.

Google layoffs: A man walks past a logo of Alphabet Inc's Google in front of an office building in Zurich, Switzerland.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 02:45 PM IST

ChatGPT-4 is phenomenal but its ‘hallucinations’ make it flawed

OpenAI's GPT-4 has left researchers and academics stunned with its advanced capabilities in interpreting text and images to provide accurate responses to tricky questions. However, the technology's flaws cannot be ignored, including the potential for factual errors, harmful content, and spreading disinformation to suit its bias.

GPT-4 had been widely awaited ever since ChatGPT burst onto the scene in late November, wowing users with its capabilities that were based on an older version of OpenAI's technology, known as a large language model.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 11:27 AM IST

OPPO's F17 Pro available at discount of 10,000. Check details

The phone has an MRP of ₹25,990 but can be purchased for a lower price from Amazon.

The deal for OPPO F17 Pro is live on Amazon India (oppo.com)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 06:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

With this WhatsApp feature, extract image right from text. Details here

The ability is being rolled out via WhatsApp for iOS 23.5.77 update.

Representational Image
Published on Mar 19, 2023 03:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

What is Copilot, AI-powered digital assistant announced by Microsoft?

Endorsing Copilot, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said it will ‘fundamentally change the way we work and unlock a new wave of productivity growth.’

Microsoft's Copilot (blogs.microsoft.com)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 01:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Why OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is ‘scared’ of his creation ChatGPT

ChatGPT creator Sam Altman said that the powerful artificial intelligence technology could potentially be dangerous.

 Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT. (Reuters)
Updated on Mar 19, 2023 12:50 PM IST

Meta rolls out paid verification option for Facebook and Instagram users in US

To avoid fake accounts, customers who want to get the blue badge would need to provide a government ID which matches their profile name and picture.

Users must be above 18 to be eligible for the new service, report (Representatinal)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 02:04 AM IST

This digital assistant built using OpenAI's GPT-4: What is Virtual Volunteer?

The feature has been developed by Be My Eyes, a free mobile app that connects blind individuals or those with low-vision, with sighted persons.

A preview of the interface of Be My Eyes' 'Virtual Volunteer' (bemyeyes.com)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 07:56 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Know all about Generative AI, the technology that powers ChatGPT

Generative AI learns how to take actions from past data and creates brand new content.

Screens display the logos of OpenAI and ChatGPT. (AFP)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 07:26 PM IST
Reuters |

Received money on your UPI app from a stranger? Here's what you should do next

Cybercriminals can access your PAN, Aadhaar and bank account details by taking advantage of your ignorance.

FILE PHOTO: A hooded man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. Top U.S. fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline has shut its entire network after a cyber attack, the company said on Friday. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 22, 2023 03:30 PM IST

Elon Musk shares list of ‘jobs in the future'. Swiggy too suggests a profile

Twitter owner Elon Musk is known for his quirky posts which keep Twitterati hooked on to 24x7.

Elon Musk said beginning March 31 Twitter will open source all code used to recommend tweets.(AFP)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 03:38 PM IST
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How is Nothing Phone (1) ‘better’ than Pixel 6a? Nothing CEO Carl Pei answers

A Twitter user asked Carl Pei what makes Nothing Phone (1) better than Pixel 6a, since both are similarly-priced smartphones.

Launched in July, Nothing phone 1 is Carl Pei-backed UK smartphone maker's first model. (Nothing)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 02:18 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘We are stronger together…’: Google employees write letter to CEO Pichai

Google CEO Sundar Pichai in January had announced that the technology giant was reducing its workforce by 12,000 roles.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai(Reuters file photo)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 12:22 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Elon Musk announces a set of latest updates for Twitter

The Twitter CEO aims to combat manipulation of public opinion and avail the platform's algorithm to public

Twitter CEO Elon Musk.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 08:29 AM IST
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