Weekly Tech Roundup for December 13th, 2019
“This is why I loved technology: if you used it right, it could give you power and privacy.”
“The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.”
Bill Gates, Co-founder of Microsoft
From the quotes above from those remarkable individuals, it is obvious that the impact technology has in our world today and future to come, cannot be denied. We intend to expose you a bit to the ever developing nature of tech, via our blog.
Twitter has changed its security settings to let you use two-factor authentication (2FA) without having to give the service your phone number. Back when Twitter relied on SMS to send users their six-digit 2FA codes this requirement made more sense, but now that it allows them use authentication apps or security keys, however, asking for phone numbers is increasingly unnecessary. – OAT
Today, Alphabet’s X moonshot division (formerly known as Google X) unveiled the Everyday Robot project, whose goal is to develop a “general-purpose learning robot.” The idea is that its robots could use cameras and complex machine learning algorithms to see and learn from the world around them without needing to be coded for every individual movement. – OAT
Google today launched a nice new Assistant feature called My Storytime that lets parents simulate reading to their kids when one parent is away from home. A parent will be able to record themselves reading chapters of stories, and the other parent (or babysitter) can ask Google Nest to read those recordings to the kids. – OAT
A giant, superfast AI chip is being used to find better cancer drugs. A new generation of specialized hardware could make drug development and material discovery orders of magnitude faster. AI has changed the game. Deep-learning algorithms excel at quickly finding patterns in reams of data, which has sped up key processes in scientific discovery. Now, along with these software improvements, a hardware revolution is also on the horizon.
Knowledge Development Sessions
One of our team members Anyadiegu Peculiar spoke about Project Management Office what it entails the principles and the scopes of maintaining one.