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Tag: technology

Cypago, which aims to automate compliance and governance for companies, raises $13M

There’s a growing number of cybersecurity regulations designed to keep business and customer data protected. In 2022 alone, over 40 U.S. states introduced 250 bills focused on cybersecurity, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. And more are on the way. The trend’s a clear win for consumers. But some firms are struggling to keep up with the emerging standards and certifications. According to one survey, 63% of companies — concerned about the consequences of noncompliance — plan to spend more money this year on compliance and risk. That’s been to the benefit of startups like Cypago, which attempts

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Google to go further on ads transparency and data access for researchers as EU digital rulebook reboot kicks in

Google has said it will increase how much information it provides about ads targeted at users in the European Union. It is also expanding data access to third party researchers studying systemic content risks in the region. The actions are among a number of steps it’s announcing today which it says are aimed at complying with the bloc’s Digital Services Act (DSA). A DSA compliance deadline for larger platforms with more than 45 million regional users — 19 of which the EU designated back in April — kicks in on Friday (August 25). Ahead of that deadline we’ve seen a

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Reliance tests sound box payment system amid financial services push

India’s Paytm introduced the innovative sound box, a pocket-sized speaker designed to instantly validate and announce successful payments to merchants. It has deployed million of these devices to the market, offering them to merchants at just above $1 monthly. India’s largest company is paying attention. Reliance is testing a sound box with employees in some of its stores at its campus, according to a person familiar with the matter. The device uses Jio Pay as the reconciler, the person said, requesting anonymity speaking on nonpublic matters. The firm, run by Mukesh Ambani, has a tradition of internally testing new offerings with

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Making AI trustworthy: Can we overcome black-box hallucinations?

Mike Capps Contributor Share on Twitter Dr. Mike Capps is CEO and co-founder of ethical AI startup Diveplane and former president of Epic Games. Like most engineers, as a kid I could answer elementary school math problems by just filling in the answers. But when I didn’t “show my work,” my teachers would dock points; the right answer wasn’t worth much without an explanation. Yet, those lofty standards for explainability in long division somehow don’t seem to apply to AI systems, even those making crucial, life-impacting decisions. The major AI players that fill today’s headlines and feed stock market frenzies

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Korea’s internet giant Naver unveils generative AI services

South Korean internet search company Naver on Thursday rolled out its own generative artificial intelligence tool, HyperCLOVA X. The company’s large language model (LLM) offers services such as a ChatGPT-like AI chatbot, CLOVA X, and a generative AI-based search engine Cue, equivalent to Microsoft Bing.  Naver’s cloud unit, Naver Cloud, which launched the HyperCLOVA X, said CLOVA X started its beta service in English and Korean on August 24. Cue, available in September for beta testing, will be incorporated into the current Naver’s search engine in November.  HyperCLOVA X is available for creators and enterprise customers. HyperCLOVA X is an

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Chrome is testing an option to enable bottom-placed address bar on iOS

Google Chrome is testing an option to let users move the address bar to the bottom of the screen on iOS. This comes nearly two years after Apple shifted Safari’s tab bar to the bottom with iOS 15. Chrome’s change is currently in the testing phase in the Testlfight version of the app, as first noted by iOS developer Steve Moser. Google Chrome for iOS updated with Bottom Omnibox Setting. It was just added to the Testflight version of Chrome for iOS.Link below with more screenshots and info: pic.twitter.com/W8Lrnc7GrX — Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) August 23, 2023 The change is optional,

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Call Of Duty won’t arrive on Xbox Game Pass straight away if Activision-Blizzard deal closes

Don’t expect to see Call of Duty popping up on Game Pass as soon as the ink dries on Microsoft’s proposed Activision Blizzard deal (if it dries, that is – of course nothing has been confirmed as yet). Speaking with IGN at Gamescom, Xbox head Phil Spencer stated there is a lot more to getting a game on its subscription service than many may realise. “I want to make sure people know that there’s work to actually move games to Game Pass,” the exec stated when asked about Activision’s shooter coming to the service. “So, for people who think like,

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Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl now arriving in 2024

Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl is currently set to release in the first quarter of 2024. In a new factsheet for the game, Ukrainian studio GSC Game World stated its first-person shooter survival horror game will launch next year, but did not share a specific date outside of “Q1”. Rumblings earlier in the year had the upcoming sequel pegged with a December release date. Read more

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Starfield will be “starting gun” for more first-party releases, Xbox says

Xbox has said the launch of Starfield will be the “starting gun” for even more first-party releases on Xbox. Speaking to Eurogamer’s sister site GamesIndustry.biz at Gamescom, Xbox chief marketing officer Jerret West said he believes Bethesda’s upcoming space opera is the “doorway” to more regular Xbox exclusives. “I was sitting there watching the same [Starfield presentation] you were this morning and I was like… this is really the start of something that’s going to then lead to Forza, then in 2024 as we go to Hellblade, and we think about Towerborne which is on the show floor, we think

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One morning into it, and so far Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is an eerie act of love

One of the spooky things I’ve found about wandering around Tokyo is that everytime I’ve visited, I’ve kept dropping into parts of the city that felt haunted by the ghosts of a virtual city that Tokyo itself had inspired. As a Jet Set Radio fan, Tokyo-To is everywhere in Tokyo. I looked out of a hotel elevator one morning and saw Shibuya bus terminal, where I had spent so long skating and laying down tags. I remember stepping down into Harajuku one evening and the sensation of a close virtual space rippled past me. Walking in Tokyo Midtown I saw

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