Scrrum weekly digest 3rd week of january

Scrrum weekly digest 3rd week of january

Latest trending news about Adobe, Microsoft, Apple, and Google news

Adobe denies using your videos and images to teach AI technology

Fast-moving stories about artificial intelligence have raised some alarms, particularly when a major company like Adobe is involved. The business was accused of training its AI systems with user-submitted videos and photographs.

Nevertheless, Adobe has refuted those accusations and asserts that the language contained in its Privacy and Personal data settings is to blame for all the misunderstanding. Adobe requests user consent to view its photographs and use them for creating and enhancing its goods and services, similar to the majority of tech companies.

The majority of you would agree that more regulation of AI is necessary, and organizations like Adobe should do a better job of addressing these issues in their rules and strengthening the standards for such behavior so that users feel at ease using their platforms. According to Bloomberg, Adobe will introduce a new iteration of its AI policy that will give customers power over whether they choose to opt-in for such AI programs and, if so, how the business intends to utilize their personal information.

Google is experimenting with an Apple AirTag rival for Android users to find misplaced items

According to rumors, Google is developing a rival to Apple's AirTag, a locator tool intended to make it simple for consumers to locate misplaced products. The Google Nest team is creating the gadget, which has the codename "Grogu," and it will likely come in a variety of colours.

According to the developer and trustworthy leaker Kuba Wojciechowski, Google has given the device the codename Grogu, likely in reference to the baby Yoda character.

The AirTag-equivalent gadget from Google will be made to compete with Apple's AirTag and Tile trackers. In order to assist customers in finding missing things, the device will make use of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and ultra-wideband (UWB) connectivity features.

When it comes to finding missing objects, UWB is significantly more precise than Bluetooth and has the capacity to provide both distance estimates and instructions to a tag.

Microsoft fires 10,000 employees

Microsoft is letting go 10,000 workers, or around 5% of its whole staff. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement and noted that while the company is asking some employees to go, it would still be hiring in some areas.

Given that there is a sort of slowdown in the tech business, the move was generally anticipated. Big tech companies, despite being lucrative now, have fired a lot of people out of fear of future headwinds. Microsoft has now joined the list of companies that have let go of thousands of workers, joining Google and Facebook.

Intriguingly, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella justified the decision as being required so that the business could concentrate on both immediate and long-term prospects. Here is the complete blog post that Nadella published on the company's layoffs for Microsoft employees.

Microsoft will soon integrate ChatGPT into its Azure cloud services

Microsoft Corp. announced that it will "soon" integrate OpenAI's popular ChatGPT AI bot into its cloud-based Azure service, strengthening an already-existing partnership between the two businesses as Microsoft considers purchasing a significant share in OpenAI. The software behemoth announced the wide release of its Azure OpenAI Service, which has been accessible to a select group of users since its 2021 introduction.

According to a blog post by the firm, the service gives Microsoft's cloud clients access to a number of OpenAI tools, including the Dall-E model for creating images from text prompts and the GPT-3.5 language system, on which ChatGPT is based. This makes it possible for Azure customers to integrate OpenAI products into their own cloud-based applications.

Apple will increase production in India by bringing in Chinese suppliers

Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the situation, that the Indian government gave first approval for a number of Chinese suppliers of Apple Inc. to operate there. However, in accordance with New Delhi's production regulations, the Chinese suppliers will need to identify regional Indian joint venture partners. While India is apparently licensing a number of Chinese suppliers, the article said that many of them were turned down.

According to one of the persons acquainted with the situation, Apple sent a list of roughly 17 suppliers to Indian authorities, and several of them were rejected, including at least one because of ties to the Chinese government.

Apple will be able to diversify its production base away from China with the support of local venture partners and the approval by New Delhi for Chinese suppliers.

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