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Features and enhancements in iOS 14 include App Clips, Picture in Picture video mode, translation support in Siri, widgets, and COVID-19 Exposure Notifications.This iOS 14 cheat sheet details what developers and users need to know about the operating system and covers the redesigned Home Screen, App Clips, Car Play features, and more. This article will be updated with the latest information about iOS 14.
Apple has hired Google AI veteran Samy Bengio who was among the company's most prominent employees to quit amid thefrom its firing of two women researchers. , which broke the news, noted that Bengio will lead a new AI research unit at Apple, reuniting him with — and current Apple — .
Bengio left Google last week after 14 years following the company'sof two ethical AI co-leads who reported to him, Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell. Both researchers were staunch advocates for diversity in their field and had separately warned of the dangers of large language models and algorithmic bias. Their firings prompted an at the search giant and the wider AI fraternity.
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Apple's newest product is a tracker called an AirTag. You attach it to an item and can keep track of it with your iPhone's Find My app.This kind of tracker isn't new. But the biggest selling point for the AirTag is Apple's Find My network which is made up of hundreds of millions of Apple devices. Last week, the Find My network was opened up to third parties that can use the network for items like bikes and headphones. This will only increase that number of devices on Find My and make it even more robust. And that's important because let's say you lost your keys and they had an AirTag attached.
In aposted on Facebook in the wake of Gebru's ouster, Bengio said he was stunned and that he stood by Timnit and the rest of his team. Google responded by reorganzing its ethical AI research unit to place Dr. Marian Croak as its lead in February — a move that diminished Bengio's duties, according to .
For Apple, the hiring marks the latest in aof Google AI talent grabs as it looks to bolster its machine learning smarts through recruitment and . Bengio was a high-ranking member of the Google Brain research team, which has produced AI breakthroughs in , and .
Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) review: More for your money .
Google refreshed its most popular smart display, lowered the cost and added one eyebrow-raising feature: sleep tracking.Now, there's a new model replacing it. The second-gen Nest Hub is cheaper at $100 (£90, AU$149) and smarter too. What's not to love? Well, like Amazon's Echo Show 10, Google showed up with a new feature that might creep you out: Sleep Sensing.