Alphabet’s Loon project has started its balloon service that would be used to deliver Internet in Kenya. The plan is to use solar powered balloons to beam 4G Internet. It is planning to take 35 balloons to the sky and in eastern Africa.
n the University of Liverpool, scientists have created a robot that runs its own experiments. It has finished 700 experiments in eight days and stops only to recharge its batteries. It is about the size of a human and weighs as much as 400 kg and can move on its own.
The Australian song which was written by an AI has won a new International music competition. The song, Beautiful the world was one of the 13 other songs in the AI song contest which was hosted by the Dutch radio station VPRO.
A biomimetic robotic finger is developed by the researchers at University of California- Santa Cruz and Ritsumeikan University in Japan by using 3D printing. The robotic finger is inspired by human endoskeletal structure. It presented at International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence (URAI), and was assembled using a multi-material 3-D printer.
Microsoft announced that the Internet Explorer 11 and Legacy Edge browser will no longer be supported in 365 apps such as Office 365 and OneDrive from August 17, 2021. The company will stop providing any security updates for IE 11 and Legacy Edge browser from March 9, 2021.
Google unveils a new AI-powered web app named Sounds of India in collaboration with Prasar Bharati and Virtual Bharat. This app allows us sing the Indian national anthem into our phone, and it converts our voice into one of three traditional Indian musical instruments (Bansuri, Shehnai and Sarangi). This app is made possible by machine learning models built with Google’s ‘TensorFlow’ platform.
Quantum computing is the future technology of computing which utilize the concepts of quantum physics to store information and perform computation. The Major difference between Quantum computing and classical computing is that, in classical computing, computers (cell phones/PCs) encode data in twofold ‘bits’ that can either be 0s or 1s. While, in quantum computing, tasks rather utilize the quantum condition of an item to deliver the fundamental unit of memory called as a quantum bit or qubit. Quantum computers can handle huge and complex datasets more effectively and rapidly than traditional computers. Also, they have the ability to be much smaller than traditional computers.