World’s first genderless voice assistant wants to challenge gender stereotypes.
In an attempt to do away with the gender norms, a project by creative studio Virtue Nordic and human rights festival Copenhagen Pride, in conjunction with social scientist Julie Carpenter, has given birth to what is called, world’s first genderless AI voice, called Q.
“Think of me like Siri or Alexa, but neither male nor female. I’m created for a future where we are no longer defined by gender, but rather how we define ourselves,” Q says in the promotional video. “But for me to become a third option for voice assistance, I need your help,” it continues. “Share my voice with Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. And together we can ensure that technology recognizes us all.”
Tokyo 2020 unveils Olympic games pictograms
Tokyo 2020 has unveiled a set of 50 retro-style sport pictograms that pay homage to the icons introduced at the first Tokyo Olympics in 1964. Created by Japanese designer Masaaki Hiromura, the pictograms embody the uniqueness and athleticism of each sport, and highlight the dynamism of athletes.
They were designed in line with Tokyo 2020’s theme, “Innovation from Harmony”, while drawing inspiration from the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964, when pictograms were first introduced at the Olympics.
Aspect clay façade used to improve the performance and sustainability of DMRC stations.
DMRC was looking for a solution to increase the sustainability of its complexes against problems like extreme weathering and increasing population. Aspect Clay Tiles fit perfectly into the bill considering its sustainable and long-lasting nature. The tiles were further customized to include a special red glossy finish for the metro line which was a key success in terms of planned look.
DMRC, has always recognized the need for social and economic credibility and has taken a number of measures to protect the environment and conserve the resources. For that facade and curtain wall systems are of paramount importance when considering issues of green building and sustainable design.
Pichai- Cloud gaming platform is the next in line after movies and music.
Alphabet Inc’s Google announced on Tuesday that it would launch this year a browser-based video game streaming service dubbed Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company’s cloud technology and a global network of data centers.
Stadia doesn’t live in a box. Google says that when the service launches later in 2019, games will be quickly accessible through the Chrome browser on a variety of devices. If you like gaming on a TV, you’ll just need a Chromecast. So far, the only Stadia accessory that Google has announced for sale is its Stadia controller, which has a capture button and smart functionality by way of Google Assistant.