Alia Bhatt Deepfake Video Goes Viral Again, Fans Express Concern Over AI Misuse

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 07:50am on 14 Jun 2024,Friday Tech Today

Alia Bhatt fans are once again alarmed as a new deepfake video of the actress emerges online, attributed to a user named Sameeksha Avtr. The video, appearing as a 'GRWM (Get Ready With Me)' segment, has sparked widespread concern among fans, who fear the misuse of AI technology. Comments from viewers reflect worries about the realistic deception created by such videos. Earlier incidents involving deepfakes of celebrities like Rashmika Mandanna have drawn legal actions, highlighting growing challenges in combating digital impersonation.

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Elon Musk Mocks Apple's OpenAI Partnership with Viral Meme

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:44am on 11 Jun 2024,Tuesday Tech Today

Apple's integration of OpenAI's ChatGPT into its operating systems has drawn criticism from Elon Musk. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO threatened to ban Apple devices from his companies, citing privacy concerns. Musk took to his platform X (formerly Twitter) to share a popular Indian meme from the 2017 Tamil movie 'Thappattam', mocking Apple's potential data sharing with OpenAI. The meme, viewed over 39.7 million times, depicts a man and woman sharing coconut water, symbolizing the potential sharing of user data. Musk's move has sparked a lively online debate, with many users praising his use of Indian memes to make his point.

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OpenAI CEO Sam Altman Pledges to Donate Over Half of His Wealth to Philanthropy

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 08:25am on 29 May 2024,Wednesday Tech Today

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, along with his partner Oliver Mulherin, has committed to donating the majority of their wealth to philanthropy by signing the Giving Pledge. This initiative, launched by Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates, and Warren Buffett in 2010, encourages the world's wealthiest individuals to give away most of their fortunes. In their pledge letter, Altman and Mulherin expressed gratitude for the support they received throughout their journey and emphasized their dedication to giving back. They plan to focus on supporting technology that benefits society, aiming to build a better future for all.

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Neuralink's First Human Patient Shares Experience of Brain-Chip Surgery

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:32am on 29 May 2024,Wednesday Tech Today

Noland Arbaugh, Neuralink's inaugural human patient, recounts his journey after undergoing brain-chip surgery in January. Despite acknowledging risks, Arbaugh expressed trust in the surgical team and technology. Reflecting on an emotional setback when the implant retracted, he highlights its impact on his daily activities, including communication and social media interaction. Arbaugh's experience sheds light on the potential of Neuralink's technology in enhancing human capabilities and its implications for future advancements in neurotechnology.

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Indian-Origin Researcher Discovers Technology to Charge Electronic Devices in Minutes

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 12:42pm on 26 May 2024,Sunday Tech Today

Indian-origin researcher Ankur Gupta and his team at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered a groundbreaking technology that can charge a laptop or phone in a minute and an electric car in 10 minutes. Published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study reveals how ions move within a complex network of tiny pores, enhancing the efficiency of supercapacitors. This advancement promises faster charging times and longer lifespans for energy storage devices, benefiting not only electronic devices and vehicles but also power grids by ensuring efficient energy storage and delivery during fluctuating demand.

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Apple iOS 17.5 Bug Resurrects Deleted Photos, Raising Privacy Concerns

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:21pm on 22 May 2024,Wednesday Tech Today

The recent iOS 17.5 update has led to previously deleted photos reappearing on iPhones and other Apple devices, alarming users and raising privacy concerns. Complaints surfaced on social media, particularly on the r/iOS subreddit, where users reported that old, deleted images, including sensitive content, had mysteriously reappeared. Some users, even those who never used iCloud, experienced this issue. Apple's policy states that deleted photos should be permanently removed after 30 days, but the update seems to have bypassed this. Apple has yet to respond to these reports.              

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Tamil Nadu Implements AI Surveillance to Protect Elephants on Railway Tracks

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 08:31am on 22 May 2024,Wednesday Tech Today

Tamil Nadu ramps up efforts to save elephants from train accidents with AI surveillance. In a decade, 36 elephant deaths occurred, 11 near Madukkarai, a critical migration path. Responding to a court directive, the forest department erects 12 AI towers along these tracks. Equipped with advanced cameras similar to those used by the Indian Army, these towers can detect humans near the rails. Project manager Ashish Rajput emphasizes the system's effectiveness in addressing the issue. This move signals a proactive approach to protecting both elephants and railway users, aiming to reduce fatalities and ensure safer coexistence between wildlife and infrastructure.

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3 Idiots' Iconic Movie Scene Mentioned by Sundar Pichai in an Recent Interview

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 04:13am on 17 May 2024,Friday Tech Today

Content creator Varun Mayya recently interviewed Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google headquarters, discussing topics like AI, India's market for new technology, and the popularity of FAANG jobs among Indians. The conversation also included a reference to a iconic motor scene from Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots. Although the full interview has not been published yet, a snippet shared on Instagram has already generated interest. Mayya teased that the full interview, including Pichai's thoughts on "wrapper startups," will be released soon on his YouTube channel. The interview promises to offer valuable insights from the Google CEO.

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Gujarati Careworkers in UK Face Deportation Due to Visa Scam

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 07:40pm on 15 May 2024,Wednesday Tech Today

Thousands of Indian careworkers in the UK, many from Gujarat, are in jeopardy of deportation due to a visa scam. Sponsoring companies are non-existent, leaving migrants destitute and jobless. The National Council of Gujarati Organisations (UK) represents affected cases, urging action from UK authorities. Migrants paid hefty fees to agents, only to find promised jobs nonexistent upon arrival. Some face deportation notices, with slim chances of finding alternative employment within 60 days. Families back in India are distressed, as agents evade responsibility. Indians constitute the largest group on care visas, highlighting systemic flaws in visa issuance and oversight.

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Netizens Frustrated as Instagram, Facebook Face Global Outage Again

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 02:34pm on 15 May 2024,Wednesday Tech Today

Thousands of users worldwide were left frustrated as Meta's Instagram and Facebook experienced another global outage. Downdetector reported over 18,000 reports of issues accessing Instagram, with users facing error messages and failed media loading. The outage drew ire from netizens, with one user quipping on X, "I swear no other app goes down as much as Instagram." Others expressed annoyance at the recurring issues, questioning the platforms' reliability. The incident reignited concerns about Meta's infrastructure resilience and ability to maintain stable services for its massive user base. As the outage persisted, users took to other social media to vent their frustrations.

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