This week in Digital & Technology - 18th March
Alibaba’s web browser has been deleted from leading Chinese app stores. Company founder Jack Ma has been locked in a battle with the CCP over the future of his tech empire. Chinese President Xi Jinping says his government plans further regulatory moves against big tech platforms.
AI-fuelled writing service CopyAI closed a $2.9 million funding round. The service uses OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model to generate marketing copy based on initial text suggestions provided by the user.
Google’s NEST Hub 2 tracks users while they are sleeping. The smart assistant uses radar to detect nighttime movement and sound, including snoring.
Cybersecurity firm Recorded Future plans to keep a closer eye on the dark web. The company is paying $52 million for Gemini Advisory, which tracks shady dark websites such as Joker’s Stash, where people trade stolen credit card details.
️ SpaceX deployed another 60 Starlink satellites. The company has over 1,000 satellites in orbit and is serving the internet to over 10,000 customers.
🧠 This device reads your mind and selects the perfect music for you. The Crown tracks your brain activity while you listen to music on Spotify and then suggests more music based on its inferences about your emotional state.
Wikipedia plans to charge tech giants for access. The encyclopedia is reportedly in talks with Apple, Google, and Facebook.
️ A startup says it can geolocate any car on Earth in realtime, apart from Cuba or North Korea. The Ulysses Group plan to sell their technology to the US military.
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