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Google buys A French Artificial Intelligence Start Up

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Google has heavily invested on image recognition.

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As computers around the world get smarter and more powerful, internet heavyweight Google is determined to stay ahead of the game.

The company said on Wednesday that it is buying a French Artificial Intelligence Start Up called Moodstocks that specializes in image recognition.

Moodstocks focuses on building image-recognition capabilities into phones, and first introduced software that could do this back in 2012. Over the past two and a half years it has extended its reach into physical object recognition, the company says on its website.

Joining forces with Google, Moodstocks said, will allow the company “to deploy our work at scale” and “build great image recognition tools within Google.”

Google has already been working on its own computer vision tech that allows phones to understand the world around them, under the name of Project Tango . This is mainly designed to allow for indoor navigation, 3D mapping and augmented reality, but it is easy to see how sophisticated object recognition software would boost Tango’s ability to read a room.

Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment about how it intends to use Moodstocks’ tech.

Over the past three years, Silicon Valley tech titans have been cherry-picking startups in the AI field and incorporating their smarts into their existing portfolios. They frequently look to Europe to find AI startups that will complement their work, including Google’s 2013 acquisition of London-based DeepMind, which has since spawned gaming champion AI AlphaGo and several cutting-edge health projects . Only last month Twitter purchased its own British image recognition startup, Magic Pony

Moodstocks will be discontinuing image recognition services soon to its existing customers, but the companies say they will be able to use the services until the end of their current subscriptions. The company’s acquisition by Google is expected to be completed in the coming weeks

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Shocking !!! – This “Egg” Has More Likes Than Every Celebrity In The World

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Now it comes down to those few moments in my life I ask myself what the hell my Instagram account is doing.

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I previously made a post about the most popular animals on instagram that are verified – check the post here



Previously the record for the most liked post on Instagram was held by Kylie Jenner – 18m likes on the picture of her baby. Now that record has been crushed by an egg.  Check the eggs profile here – World_Record_Egg

The Egg is verified with about 7.4M Followers and has 1 single post with about 47miliion likes and 2.7million comments

So this egg’s fans are called the #egggang and #eggsoldiers 😂😂😂😂 .

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Egg Gang Already Has Haters

Just when I thought I’ve seen it all. Take a look at this tweet

From my calculations the only Nigerian Celeb with a higher follower count than the egg is probably Davido.

On another note, this is kind of Sad. My IG account hasn’t even reached 20k. 😥😥

Please go to https://www.instagram.com/naijatechguy and hit that follow button. Maybe we’ll break our own record 😃. I’ll follow back , I promise.

One more thing, the name of the egg is Eugene,  Don’t forget to hit that share button 😋

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Whatsapp To Add Fingerprint Security In A Few Weeks

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Fingeprint security is finally coming to Whatsapp which means – no more snooping around on other people’s chats when the app isn’t open.

WhatsApp has been working round the clock to ensure you get the best out of it this year and while we expect to see lots of update in the future including the ads, the fingerprint security is almost here .



 

Whatsapp To Add Fingerprint Security
According to the WhatsApp beta update for Android, the company is said to be working on a new authentication feature which isn’t available globally yet as the feature is currently under development.

Once the Fingerprint feature is enabled , the app will be completely protected, so the you will need to authenticate your identity in order to open WhatsApp (from the app icon, from the notification or from external pickers).

It will protect the entire app, meaning you can’t use it to lock specific conversations for now.

The company is also rumored to be working on implementing Face ID and Touch ID for iOS. There will be a section in the app where users can enable the fingerprint authentication feature.

Availability

This feature is in an alpha stage of development and it will be available in a few weeks for Android users Marshmallow and above, and iOS users.

WhatsApp Audio Picker

WhatsApp is also working to improve the audio picker that will allow users to see the list of all available audio files stored in your phone. The user will be able to play the audio before sending it, and it is also possible to select more audio files to send!

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La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today

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La Vida Port Harcourt, also known as the festival of colors is an event that’s going to be held at Pleasure Park Port Harcourt, and it’s one of the most exciting events you wouldn’t want to miss.
La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today 11There’ll be games, fun filled events and lots of fun so if you’re within Port Harcourt and it’s environs you definitely shouldn’t miss this.La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today 12It’s just a few days to Christmas and it’s Weekend so come out and chill out with your friends and also meet new people.La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today 13
Endless fun awaits you. Dates – 22nd – 23rd December

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