Author Archive: IANS

Gboard supports Google Maps, YouTube, doodling for iOS

Google’s virtual keyboard app Gboard has rolled out new features for iOS by adding integration with Google Maps and YouTube, and an option for artists where they can draw and doodle. According to a report in tech portal 9TO5Google on Monday, with Gboard’s new integrations, iOS users can simply send a link to their location […]

After shutting chatbot system, Facebook now acquires AI startup, Ozlo

After shutting down one of its artificial intelligence (AI) systems as chatbots defied the human-generated algorithms and started communicating in their own language, Facebook has acquired an AI startup Ozlo to enhance its Messenger’s personal assistant. The four-year-old California-based startup that specialises in understanding text-based conversations claims that its virtual assistants can understand and provide […]

Facebook acquires AI startup to make Messenger smarter

To build out a more elaborate personal assistant for the Messenger users, Facebook has acquired an artificial intelligence (AI) startup Ozlo that specialises in understanding text-based conversations. The four-year-old start-up claims that its virtual assistants can understand and provide answers to questions which do not have simple “yes” or “no” answers. “By joining a team […]

Microsoft to remove Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone

Microsoft has announced it would remove the Windows Phone keyboard from App Store and encourage iPhone users to download the SwiftKey Keyboard. “The ‘Word Flow’ experiment is now complete! We encourage you to download the SwiftKey Keyboard from the App Store. The SwiftKey product team is frequently building and evaluating new features for SwiftKey and […]

Truecaller integrates Google Duo for video calling

Leading communication app Truecaller on Tuesday announced it has integrated with video calling app Google Duo that will allow users to make video calls directly through Truecaller on Android and iOS platforms. The feature, that went live on Tuesday, will now make high-quality video calling available to the over 250 million Truecaller users globally. “We’re […]

Wysa raises $1.3M in seed funding

Mental health chatbot Wysa on Saturday announced that it has raised a total of $1.3 million in seed funding from early stage investment firms Kae Capital and Angel Investors. Created as an Artificial Intelligence (AI) coach for behavioural and mental health, Wysa offers evidence-based techniques through empathetic, anonymous conversations, the company said in a statement. […]

Fake social media IDs spurring trafficking: NATC

The National Anti-Trafficking Committee (NATC), which on Friday launched a mobile app and toll-free number for trafficking-related grievances, raised concern over misuse of social media in spurring crime. “The main area of concern in social media-trafficking nexus is fake IDs. Unsuspecting adolescent girls are being lured by these people through fake IDs. There are propositions […]

Soyuz rocket carrying 3 astronauts arrives at ISS

A Russian Soyuz MS-05 carrying the three new crew members is to join the Expedition 52 docked to the International Space Station (ISS) after a six-hour spaceflight, to continue important scientific research in the orbiting laboratory, NASA said in a statement. NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Paolo […]

Apple may add 4K support for iTunes

Apple may be mulling 4K support for iTunes content, a report said, adding that few users in the UK spotted a 4K HDR listing for recently-purchased films on iTunes. iTunes does not support content in 4K HDR as of now. However few users found that several films including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and […]