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“Jarvis”, all you need to know about Zuckerberg’s artificial intelligence-imbued software

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SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s artificial intelligence-imbued software “butler” — named Jarvis — is now in service, and even plays with his family, the company said.

Zuckerberg, who posted the briefed video of his software this week, took on the personal project this year, devoting about 100 hours to making a system inspired by the “Iron Man” film character Jarvis as a virtual assistant to help manage his household.

“In some ways, this challenge was easier than I expected,” said the founder of social networking app. “In fact, my running challenge (I also set out to run 365 miles in 2016) took more time.”

Zuckerberg further elaborated that he can talk to his AI creation through his phone or computer, and it can control lights, temperature, music, security, appliances and more.

“The software learns his tastes and patterns, as well as new words or concepts, and can even entertain his daughter Max, according to the company’s statement.

“When I tell it to turn the AC (air conditioning) up in ‘my office,’ that means something completely different from when Priscilla tells it the exact same thing,” Zuckerberg said.

However, the 32-year-old said that he has planned to continue improving his newly built software.

“AI technology would improve greatly in the coming five to 10 years,” he said, adding, “In the longer term, I’d like to explore teaching Jarvis how to learn new skills itself rather than me having to teach it how to perform specific tasks.”




 

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Dubai Air Show: Sino-Pak J-F Thunder and Chinese stealth combat drones attract attention!

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DUBAI: While aerial and static display of Sino-Pak JF-Thunder attracted attention of many buyers, Chinese stealth combat drones Yunying too caused ripples at Dubai Air Show that concluded yesterday (Wednesday 16th of November).

According to details Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) – that has unveiled its 9m-long powerful aerial-photography stealth drones Yunying here at Dubai Air Show – claims these drones weighing three tons, with 17 meters in wingspan can capture images of objects on ground and destroy them.

By means of turbo engines, these could ascend higher and beyond the reach of most surface-to-air missiles.

Three types of Yunying drones:

YUNYING 1: Equipped with ultra-high-resolution long-range optic cameras as well as synthetic aperture radar, it is capable of scanning and imaging 10,000 square kilometers per hour from an altitude of 13km;

YUNYING 2: With the help of full-band radar signal sensors and cellular network sensors, these can pinpoint all surface radar and communication devices within a radius of 400km and 200km;

YUNYING 3: This highly maneuverable target drone is a combination of the previously mentioned two. It can destroy targets 50km away and can carry six anti-ship missiles Ying Ji-9E.

 

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Faulty iPhone charger kills a 14-year-old girl in Vietnam!

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HANOI: Torn cable of an iPhone charger took life of a 14-year-old girl here when she rolled over it during sleep.

According to details Le Thi Xoan got exposed to live wire during sleep and was found unconscious.

Her parents rushed her to hospital where she was pronounced dead by doctors who confirmed that she died due to electrocution.

Original iPhone or third-party device?

Investigators are examining the killer wire to find out  whether it was the original Apple or its cheap replica. 

Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv, after examining snap of the burnt cable, held that killer-wire was shorter than the original 20-inch iPhone cable.

It is pertinent to mention here that victim must have known that the wire was torn as investigators have found a scotch tape wrapped around the defected part. 

 

 

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270m Facebook accounts are fake!

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LONDON: Stained with accusations of Russian involvement and its role in US elections, Facebook has now confessed that up to 270 million accounts on the website are either fake or duplicate.

According to the media reports the social media titan, in its third-quarter report revealed that there are tens of millions more duplicate and fake accounts than it had previously.

The disclosure could lead to more inspection and demand of sincerity of the data by the users and digital rights activists.

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