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Soon we will chat with an artificial "friend" on Snapchat - voila! technology


The big tech companies are joining the growing competition in the field of AI, and are launching new features that are going to devour all the cards

Snapchat also announced its entry into the world of applied artificial intelligence (Photo: ShutterStock)

Meta is not left behind, and despite a considerable delay compared to its major competitors, Microsoft and Google, it also announced the launch of an advanced AI model.

Meta's AI model is called LLaMA, and it was developed by the company's AI research team.

The main purpose of Meta's model is to assist in the research work of engineers and scientists.

Meta announced that its model will work more efficiently than the models of the competing companies, will consume less resources and will be open for free to researchers and scientists (but not for commercial use) with the hope that now the researchers will be able to test and develop new research approaches, test the work of other researchers and other uses in the research worlds for promotion Science and humanity as a whole.

According to what was delivered from Meta, the model will be able to summarize written materials, solve mathematical sentences and carry out research such as identifying protein structures.

It is interesting to note that, despite all the declared capabilities, one of the examples Meta chose to show at the launch of the model was writing a scene for the show "Seinfeld".

Snapchat announces a "new friend" based on artificial intelligence

Snapchat also announced its entry into the world of applied artificial intelligence, launching "My AI", a chatbot that will be integrated into its platform, based on the technology of OpenAI (the company that developed, among other things, ChatGPT).

"My AI" knew how to answer trivia questions, could adjust its voice according to the user, choose a designated name for itself and could even suggest gift ideas for your best friends.

The highlight, which is a significant innovation in the Snapchat add-on - the new friend should not be used as a search engine (like Microsoft implements Bing), but as another character on the social network, who can befriended and consulted.

Given the fact that about 75% of Snapchat's users are between the ages of 10-34, it's very possible that they will actually find themselves a new friend, and the company's move will become a big success story.

In addition, and as part of the protection of its users, the chatbot has been designed so that a great effort is made to avoid deception, incorrect information or inappropriate responses.

Of course, there could be mistakes that the company promised to improve over time, but as a precaution, the company suggests users not to share your personal secrets with the "new friend", and asks users to report any mistakes the chatbot makes to it.

According to the company's announcement, the chatbot will be opened for use for a monthly subscription at a cost of $3.99.


The new Nokia logo (Photo: Reuters)

Nokia refreshes itself, and launches a new logo

after 60 years in which Nokia used the same logo, it finally made a decision to replace it.

The new logo will consist of different shapes that together form the word NOKIA, and the blue color will also be replaced by a variety of colors.

Nokia is taking this step as part of the image change it is trying to create, with the aim of presenting itself as a technology company with a wide range of businesses, and not as a company that only produces smartphones.

In 2020, Pekka Lundmark was appointed CEO of Nokia, and announced a new strategy to restore the company. His strategy consists of three phases: reset, acceleration and expansion. Now, according to Lundmark, the reset phase is over, and the company is starting to implement the second phase of its plan, aiming for business growth which is a leader with an emphasis on the sale of equipment to telecom companies.

In the longer term, Nokia aims to be a significant player in the worlds of cloud infrastructure, and it will be interesting to check whether this strategy will lead Nokia to meet its goals, and compete as equals with giant companies such as Amazon and Microsoft.

Google finally encrypts the e-mails on the client side

Google announced that the possibility of encrypting the e-mails on the client side is open for use by companies and educational institutions.

Back in 2014, the company announced that its developers were working on encrypting the emails in Gmail on the customer's side, which allows him to encrypt his emails himself (without Google's knowledge), using encryption keys known only to him.

This option, which has been running in a beta version for a year, has finally been officially launched to commercial companies and educational institutions, thereby opening up for those organizations the possibility of sending "sensitive" emails using the Gmail platform.

Thanks to this encryption, the content of the emails is encrypted even before the emails reach the Google servers, so their content is not accessible to Google, which enables confidentiality and privacy, while meeting the regulatory requirements.

This is definitely an adequate response to business needs that until today could not be implemented using Gmail.

From CodeReview - the magazine of Bank Hapoalim's technology division

Shai Nachman, in collaboration with "The Technology", the technology division of Bank Hapoalim

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