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Threads App for iOS Gets Translation, Follow Tabs and More With the Latest Update.

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Threads’ parent company, Meta, just published the second upgrade to its popular microblogging software for iOS users. This current update includes a number of new features as well as fixes for issues that were present in the previous version. Cameron Roth, the Threads developer, has supplied details about the update’s rollout.

The choice to deliver these upgrades comes because of a recognizable decrease in the application’s day to day dynamic client count, which was credited to the shortfall of critical elements accessible on contending stages.

In a new post on the microblogging stage, Thread’s owner  Cameron Roth disclosed the impending update for Strings, which is presently being carried out to clients. The update is set to bring a large group of energizing new highlights, for example, the capacity to interpret text, the consideration of a Follows tab inside the Movement feed, and the choice to buy into unfollowed clients, among different upgrades.

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Prominently, the expansion of the Follows tab will enable clients to handily monitor accounts that have as of late begun following them. These updates intend to improve the client experience and address the requests of the Thread people group.

What’s more, the update incorporates another component that permits clients to get notices from accounts they don’t follow. In addition, clients currently have the choice to follow accounts straightforwardly from their devotees list. The stage additionally presents tappable reposter names. Moreover, the update tends to a few bugs and enhances the parallel size for further developed client experience.

As indicated by Roth, clients could need to restart the application or show restraint for the rest of the day to get to the most recent update. The update is being dispersed through server-conveyed banners.

In the mean time, as per different information reports, Threads had roughly 49 million day to day dynamic clients (DAU) when it previously sent off toward the beginning of July. Nonetheless, before the second’s over week, this number dropped by half to 23 million DAU. Information experts like SensorTower have additionally noticed a critical reduction in the quantity of clients signing into Strings in the wake of involving it for seven days.

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New applications frequently create a great deal of interest, and Threads was no special case. Instagram assumed a huge part in advancing the application, which helpfully uses clients’ current record qualifications, wiping out the requirement for another record.

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WhatsApp Tests Meta AI Chatbot in India and Other Markets

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WhatsApp Tests Meta AI Chatbot in India and Other Markets

WhatsApp has announced that it is testing its huge language model-powered chatbot, Meta AI, with users in India and a few other areas. The goal of this initiative is to leverage WhatsApp’s massive user base to strengthen its AI products.

The AI chatbot is being tested by the internet giant in a few locations, including the US.

A representative for Meta stated in a statement on Friday that “we’re testing a range of our generative AI-powered experiences publicly in a limited capacity.” The experiences are currently in different stages of development.

India is the largest market for the instant messaging application WhatsApp, with over 500 million users.

In September of last year, the tech giant unveiled Meta AI, a general-purpose chatbot that can respond to user inquiries in chats and produce lifelike pictures from text suggestions.

Furthermore, the business has stated that it will release Llama 3, its upcoming major language model, in the upcoming month. This was confirmed earlier this week.

Also Read: Apple Policy: No Access to Customer Passcodes, Says Company

Aiming to reduce AI-generated fraudulent or manipulated content, Meta has announced that it will launch an Elections Operations Centre specifically for India. Through the implementation of focused mitigations across Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, as well as other Meta apps, this center will bring experts together to identify possible threats.

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Apple Policy: No Access to Customer Passcodes, Says Company

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Apple Policy: No Access to Customer Passcodes, Says Company

Amid the controversy surrounding reports that Apple refused to unlock Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s iPhone at the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) request, sources close to the matter revealed on Wednesday that no one at the multinational tech company was contacted directly in India or around the world to unlock the device. According to reports, the ED had “informally” sought Apple to assist in unlocking the iPhone. Apple, on the other hand, is adamant that it will not provide the passcode to an iOS device that is locked at the moment.

According to the company’s “Legal Process Guidelines” for governments and law enforcement outside of the US, “No, Apple does not have access to a customer’s passcode.” Emails with questions or concerns about the legal system should be sent to lawenforcement@apple.com. There was no documented correspondence between ED and Apple, according to sources.

Requests for accounts from the government, law enforcement, and business sectors are subject to Apple’s notice policy. The official company document states that Apple “will notify customers and account holders unless there is a non-disclosure order or applicable law prohibiting notice, or where Apple, based only on its reasonable belief that, in its sole judgment, providing notice might immediately put a member of the public in danger of serious damage or death, that the case involves child endangerment, or that notification is not relevant to the case’s fundamental facts,”

Also Read: OpenAI Unveils Voice Cloning Tool ‘Voice Engine’: Here’s All You Need to Know

To help with investigations and prosecutions, Apple objected to or challenged more than a dozen court orders in the US in 2015 and 2016. The objective was to compel the company “to use its existing capabilities to extract data like contacts, photos, and calls from locked iPhones running on operating systems iOS 7 and older.” One famous example is a 2016 court battle in which the FBI demanded that Apple unlock a “work-issued” iPhone that was found on one of the shooters in the December 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, which left 22 people injured and 14 dead. The iPhone was not unlocked by Apple. Afterward, the government dropped its lawsuit, claiming that it had used a third party’s assistance to unlock the iPhone.

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OpenAI Unveils Voice Cloning Tool ‘Voice Engine’: Here’s All You Need to Know

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OpenAI Unveils Voice Cloning Tool ‘Voice Engine’: Here’s All You Need to Know

A new frontier in artificial intelligence is being highlighted by OpenAI, which is also voicing concerns about deepfake hazards. OpenAI is providing early test findings for a tool that can read words aloud in a convincing human voice.

A representative for the company stated that it is offering Voice Engine early use cases and demos, which are a scaled-down version of the text-to-speech technology that it has already supplied to about ten developers. OpenAI decided against a wider rollout of the feature after briefing the media earlier in the month.

An OpenAI representative stated that the company made the decision to reduce the release after getting input from various stakeholders, including legislators, business leaders, educators, and creatives.

In a blog post on Friday, the business said, “We acknowledge that producing speech that mimics human voices carries significant dangers, which are particularly important during an election year.

Concerns and Advancements in AI Voice Cloning Technology

Some situations have already seen the deployment of other AI technologies to create speech fakes. A fake but convincing-sounding phone call in January, supposedly from President Joe Biden, urged New Hampshire residents not to cast ballots in the primary. This action heightened concerns about artificial intelligence prior to important international elections.

Also Read: New AI Tool Predicts Fatal Heart Rhythm with 80% Accuracy

In contrast to OpenAI’s earlier attempts at producing audio content, Voice Engine can produce speech that has the distinct intonations and rhythm of real humans. To replicate a person’s voice, the software only need 15 seconds of audio that has been recorded of them speaking.

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