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Use of AI in art world a concern to some

By CharaSomething has arrived in the art world that’s changing how people are creating art: artificial intelligence (AI).And some artists aren’t fans of it.AI is computer technology used for various types of problem-solving, including art-related problems like image creation. By being commanded to look for specific figures and colors, for example, it can create digital […]

UFOs and UAPs: Why the fuss?

Analysis by Tere Siqueira Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) have been a source of human intrigue for decades.Once, such sightings largely resided in the realms of science fiction. In recent years, however, their persistence has given rise to serious scientific and government interest.As we humans continue to explore the cosmos and understand our own planet, the […]

AI offers great potential – and not-so-great potential

Commentary by Chara Artificial intelligence (AI) has enormous potential to help humankind.It also has enormous potential to harm humankind.As defined on IBM’s website, AI “is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. It is related to the similar task of using computers to understand human intelligence, but AI does not […]

WhatsApp updates its policy privacy

By CharaWhatsApp has changed its privacy policy.With the change, WhatsApp – a messenger system that Facebook Inc. has owned since 2014 – can share data it collects about users with the rest of the Facebook network.“WhatsApp works and shares information with the other Facebook companies to receive services like infrastructure, technology and systems that help us […]

TikTok: Understanding a social media platform’s success (Part I of a Series)

Analysis by Teresa Siqueira A Chinese tech company is challenging American companies for dominance of the social media world – and is giving the U.S. government cause for concern. The company is called ByteDance. Based in Beijing, it has launched TikTok, a short video creation and sharing platform with more than 500 million users, with […]

FBI warns about privacy concerns regarding smart TVs

By Roberta Pardo People might need to be careful around their smart TVs. The FBI warned in a pre-holiday message that smart TVs — televisions equipped with internet streaming and even facial recognition capabilities — can be vulnerable to intrusion. The bureau said malicious cyber-actors could take control of unsecured smart TVs and wreak havoc […]

What is a Smart Speaker?

By Marc Saltzman, AARP Let Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod or Google Home become your smart home hub More than 53 million adults in the United States now own about 120 million voice-activated smart speakers. That represents 78 percent year-over-year growth, according to a report this year from NPR and Edison Research. In a word, wowza. […]

Technology trends to watch this year – and beyond

The world is evolving. And technology is changing with it. As part of the technological evolution, here are some trends to watch during the rest of this year – and beyond: *Artificial intelligence (AI): This year, artificial intelligence has become more prevalent than ever. AI assistants such as Alexa and Siri, for example, are commonplace. […]

Consumer Electronics Show reveals new technologies

By Chara As the world is evolving, technology is evolving with it. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show, which took place during the winter in Las Vegas, Nevada, showed some of the possible ways technology will change people’s lives. Some of the technological advances that were presented during the event included the following: *OLED TV system: […]

Sevilla-Pulido shares insight on being a Latina in tech industry

By Roberta Pardo Jessica Sevilla-Pulido always had a knack for computers – specifically, at understanding how to fix them. And she knew from a young age that technology was the field for her. Sevilla-Pulido works in the information technology (IT) department at McCownGordon Construction, serving as technology administrator. As a Hispanic woman, Sevilla-Pulido is part […]