Feb 8, 2023

Tech News: Google Search to Blur Sexually Explicit Images by Default

Google Search to Blur Sexually Explicit Images by Default
On February 7, Google announced through a blog post a series of product features around information security, including password filling via fingerprint authentication on supported desktop devices, providing users with the option to delete search history from the last 15 minutes, extending virtual credit card number support to American Express, and more.

Microsoft Announces Bing Search Based on ChatGPT
On February 8, Microsoft officially announced the launch of Bing Search based on ChatGPT and Edge browser features based on AI. Bing Search is based on next-generation ChatGPT and GPT-3.5, with faster response times and more accurate search results, and provides users with both annotated search results based on recent information and news, as well as conversational chatbots that provide more intuitive additional reference information for search results through ChatGPT, and more complex and personalized information retrieval requests. The former provides more intuitive and complementary reference information to search results through ChatGPT, while the latter responds to more complex and personalized requests for information.

For search, Microsoft also announced that it will further integrate OpenAI’s AI capabilities to create a collection of capabilities and technology models called Prometheus, which will provide users with more targeted and secure search results, improvements that Microsoft says will bring “the biggest improvements in the last two decades” to Bing’s search ranking engine relevance.

Microsoft also used the event to announce two new AI-powered features coming to the Edge browser’s sidebar: Chat and Compose. Chat will provide users with a summary of key information about the current page in the form of a question and answer session, while Compose will use guided interactions to generate text content based on user prompts and in the style of the current page service/platform.

A limited preview of the new Bing Search is available now for desktop users, who can go to experience some of the sample requests and sign up for the waitlist. Microsoft will expand the preview open scale in the next few weeks and bring updates to the mobile version in the future; Edge-related AI features are not yet announced on the plan. Source

In response, in addition to yesterday’s announcement of Bard, the LaMDA-based chatbot, Google will also be holding a launch event tonight at 21:30 around AI and search products. You can see the live stream here.

Volkswagen Recalls Nearly 21,000 ID.4s in the U.S.
Volkswagen recently issued a recall notice via the U.S. Highway Safety Administration’s website stating that the Volkswagen ID.4’s high-voltage battery management system may reset and cause the vehicle to lose power while driving, primarily affecting 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 models manufactured between May 26, 2020 and January 20, 2022.

VW initially received reports of a software issue with the high-voltage battery management system in Europe, and no accidents have been reported as a result of the issue. VW is advising affected customers to update the firmware versions of the high-voltage battery management control unit and pulse inverter control unit, either through an OTA update or manually at a dealership at the end of March.

OnePlus Ace 2 Officially Launched
On February 7, the new Ace series was officially launched with the launch of the Ace 2. The Ace 2 is powered by a “full-blooded” Snapdragon 8+ mobile platform with a maximum of 3.2GHz, up to 16GB of RAM, a 1.5K resolution, 6.74-inch AMOLED flexible display with a maximum 120Hz refresh rate, a 50MP Sony IMX890 sensor on the rear, a 50MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide angle and a 2MP macro lens. In terms of battery life, the OnePlus Ace 2 is powered by a 5000mAh battery, supports the “long life” 100W Super Flash charging system and is equipped with SUPERVOOC S full-link power management chip.

The CEO of leading game publisher TakeTwo Interactive recently commented on Google Stadia, which officially discontinued service last month, saying that cloud gaming is a distribution technology and not a business model; he also noted during the earnings call that Stadia’s user data shows that gamers who are willing to pay $60 to $70 for a single game often have a desire to buy a console device as well.

Published by YooCare Editor & last updated on February 8, 2023 8:25 am

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