New Google AI is everything you wanted for a long time

Google’s Research team has unveiled two new techniques to image enhancement that use ai techniques. Google has released two models, SR3 — Image Super-Resolution and CDM — Class-Conditional ImageNet Generation, which it claims, “push the boundaries of image synthesis quality for diffusion models.” According to Google, super resolution models convert a low-resolution image into a detailed high-resolution image. Super resolution can be utilized to improve medical imaging systems and restore ancient family photographs. The Diffusion models were first proposed in 2015 but have recently witnessed a resurgence due to their…

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WhatsApp banned over 3 million accounts in India

WhatsApp’s latest User Safety Monthly Report reveals that the instant messaging platform banned over three million accounts during the months of June and July this year. WhatsApp says the accounts were banned in the interest of preventing online abuse and keeping the user experience safe and spam-free. It bans accounts based on user complaints, mails received from the India Grievance Officer, and using its own automated tools to prevent harmful behavior on the platform. The report also reveals that a total of 316 ban appeals were made by users and…

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Facebook took action on 33.3 Million Content Pieces in India

Facebook “actioned” approximately 33.3 million content pieces across 10 violation categories proactively in India between June 16 and July 31, according to the social media giant’s compliance report released on Tuesday. During the same time period, Facebook’s photo-sharing network, Instagram, took proactive action against about 2.8 million pieces across nine categories. Between June 16 and July 31, the company received 1,504 user reports for Facebook and 265 reports for Instagram through its Indian grievance mechanism, and the social media corporation replied to all of them. “We use a combination of…

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Amazon adds adaptive volume feature in Alexa

Amazon is working to tackle a frequent complaint about smart home speakers by adding Adaptive Volume, which would cause Alexa to react louder if it senses that you are in a noisy area. The mode, according to the company, is designed to ensure that Alexa’s replies can be heard over background noise. According to Amazon, the functionality is presently accessible to US customers and can be enabled by asking “Alexa, switch on adaptive volume.” Amazon does not mention adaptive volume operating in the reverse direction, becoming quieter if there is…

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Microsoft will launch windows 11 on October 5th but will not support android apps initially

Windows 11 will be available as a free upgrade to all genuine Windows 10 users starting from October 5. That will be the stable version of Windows with free of bugs and problems, unlike to the beta version that some people have been using for some time. Aside from bugs, the stable version of Windows 11 may lack an essential feature: support for Android applications. Microsoft announced that Android applications would be accessible on Windows 11 only in the coming months, implying that customers will be unable to use Tiktok or Instagram on…

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Facebook to show less political content on newsfeed

Facebook is expanding an experiment that aims to reduce political information in the News Feed. According to an update to a February blog post, the company has found “good outcomes” in reducing this content for some users in a few regions. It is now expanding a test of the strategy to Costa Rica, Sweden, Spain, and Ireland. Axios reported on Facebook’s plans prior to the announcement. AAs it notes, Facebook’s new test also involves changing the signals it favors when promoting content. “Some engagement signals can better indicate what posts…

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Google extends mandatory return to office date

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced in an email to employees today that, while “we are welcoming back tens of thousands of Googlers on a voluntary basis,” the company will extend its voluntary return to work policy until at least January 10th, 2022. After that date, the current plan is to have countries and locations make mandatory return to work decisions depending on local conditions. The most recent publicly disclosed plan would have brought Google employees to the workplace at some time in September, but that will not happen. Pichai underlined…

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LinkedIn lost their interest in stories

LinkedIn announced Tuesday that it is discontinuing its ephemeral Stories product. According to Liz Li, senior director of product, the company intends to “remove the existing Stories experience by the end of September.” Internal testing of the Snapchat-style video Stories started in February 2020. LinkedIn discovered that users didn’t want disappearing video, which was one of the reasons for the suspension. “When we developed Stories, we anticipated that users wouldn’t want informal videos connected to their profile, and that ephemerality would lower the barriers that people feel about posting,” Li…

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Netflix brings UPI AutoPay payments in India

Netflix is introducing support for UPI AutoPay payments in India. Users will be able to pay for their monthly Netflix membership automatically using the new UPI AutoPay function. That is, instead of having to make payments manually, if you switch to AutoPay, the money will be deducted immediately from your UPI account. AutoPay will be available to Android users and on netflix.com. This feature is available to both new and existing users. Talking about the AutoPay feature, Gunjan Pradhan, Head of Payments, Netflix India said, “Starting today, anyone signing up…

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Telegram exceeds 1 billion downloads mark globally

Telegram has become the latest app to exceed the one billion downloads mark internationally. The instant messaging software, which debuted in late 2013, competes with WhatsApp and Facebook’s Messenger. Despite public outcry over WhatsApp’s latest privacy policy modification, it was able to expand its market penetration. Telegram also added new features, such as group video calls, screen sharing with sound, and an improved voice chat experience, which helped entice more users. Telegram reached a billion downloads globally last week, according to TechCrunch. Telegram’s main competitor WhatsApp, as well as Messenger,…

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