The Whatsapp avatars.
Gulf Today Report
These days there is a lot of talk about artificial intelligence. It is touted as the key to the future. The UAE is already showing the way in this regard. Several top government offices here have already started adopting AI in daily services. For instance, if you call up Etisalat on 101, there is a virtual assistant responding to your queries.
Early this year, the Dubai International Financial Centre launched a pathbreaking Artificial Intelligence and Coding licence. The licence will draw AI firms from around the world.
With an overarching emphasis on clean energy, artificial intelligence also helps in transitioning to a low-carbon energy world, quickly and cheaply.
Major international companies have taken to artificial intelligence the way a duck takes to water. In a new development, Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said WhatsApp would feature digital avatars on its profiles.
On WhatsApp, people can now use their personalised avatars as profile photos or choose from one of 36 custom stickers reflecting many different emotions and actions.
"We're bringing avatars to WhatsApp! Now you can use your avatar as a sticker in chats. More styles coming soon across all our apps," said Zuckerberg.
Through this initiative, users can post their digital likeness of themselves on WhatsApp, without having to use their real photo, to help retain their privacy.
The digital version can be created from billions of combinations of diverse hairstyles, facial features, and outfits.
Mark Zuckerberg always knew. In 2012, when Instagram was 2 years old, with 13 employees and no obvious path to profitability, Zuckerberg knew that the fast-growing photo app was a potential threat to Facebook
According to outage tracking website Downdetector.com more than 14,000 users reported issues with Instagram, while more than 7,500 and 1,600 users reported issues with Facebook and WhatsApp,
In a sign that platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp are emerging as new public square for criminal deception, a study has found that social media fraud increased 43 per cent in 2018.
Nearly $20 million went toward security for Zuckerberg and his family, up from about $9 million the year prior. Zuckerberg also received $2.6 million for personal use of private jets, which the company said was part of his overall security programme.
The heart keeps us alive, so having heart disease can be a very important factor in how long we live.
Since 2013, Toussaint has painted walls of cement, wood, and corrugated iron with words in different languages and alphabets as part of his project, which he calls "Share the Word".
The menu includes Italian, Chinese, American, South Indian, Mexican, Rajasthani, Punjabi, and Gujarati cuisines.