Катерина Войтович

Meta will reduce staffing and team budgets

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has revealed plans to reorganize teams and cut staff for the first time in history, announcing the end of an era of rapid growth for the social media giant, reports Bloomberg. This will be the first major budget cut since Facebook was founded in 2004. Zuckerberg ... Read more

Doreen Bogdan-Martin has become the first woman to be elected as secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union

Doreen Bogdan-Martin defeated her Russian opponent Rashid Ismailov by 139 votes to 25. She became the first woman to be elected secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the main technology agency within the UN, reports BBC. Founded in 1865 to manage the first international telegraph networks, the ITU now ... Read more

A developer has created a laser turret with artificial intelligence that… destroys cockroaches

Now you can kill cockroaches elegantly thanks to a recent development by Heriot-Watt University researcher Ildar Rakhmatulin, reports Vice. A study conducted last year was published just a week ago. A scientist used a laser insect control device automated with machine vision to conduct a series of experiments on domestic ... Read more

Text to video: Meta has created a new generator based on artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence-based image generators have been the talk of the town lately, but Meta researchers have gone one step further and publicly unveiled a new text-to-video generator, reports The Verge. Meta’s machine learning engineering team has introduced a new system called Make-A-Video. This AI model allows users to enter a ... Read more

The EU wants to make it easier to file lawsuits for damages caused by artificial intelligence technologies

The European Commission has proposed making it easier for Europeans to sue companies for damages caused by AI failures, reports The Register. The proposed AI Liability Directive should, in particular, update product liability laws. This needs to be done in such a way that they effectively cover machine learning systems ... Read more

Robot Cassie has set a Guinness world record for running 100 meters among bipedal robots

Cassie the robot set the Guinness World Record for the 100m bipedal robot, and while it’s nowhere near the pace of the world’s best athletes, the record is a great demonstration of the progress of robotics and engineering, reports The New Atlas. Cassie was created by Agility Robotics, which is ... Read more

Netflix has released a trailer for a series about the making of Spotify

Netflix has released an official trailer of the series The Playlist about the creation of Spotify. In it, the streaming video service attempts to tell the story of the creation of a music streaming empire, reports The Verge. As noted in the trailer, the series is based on “6 untold ... Read more

Hugh Jackman will return to the role of Wolverine in “Deadpool 3”

Hugh Jackman has joined the cast of Marvel director Shawn Levy’s Deadpool 3 as the mutant Wolverine. Jackman himself will star for the first time since James Mangold’s Logan in 2017, reports The Verge. Deadpool 3 will be the first film in the franchise since Disney acquired 21st Century Fox ... Read more

Meta will make it easier to switch between Facebook and Instagram accounts

Meta has announced that it is testing new features that will help people easily manage their Facebook and Instagram accounts through a single interface. This shows Meta’s attempt to consolidate its apps so that they are not so different from each other, reports CNBC. One ​​feature allows users to switch ... Read more

A rare diamond indicates that the Earth’s mantle contains a lot of water

A gem-quality diamond from Botswana has been found to have a flaw that is actually a tiny fragment of the Earth’s deep interior. Thanks to this, scientists were able to determine that the mantle of our planet contains oceanic reserves of water, reports Scientific American. The flaw, technically called an ... Read more

Experts think the first piloted mission should be to Venus, not Mars

With a surface hot enough to melt lead, crushing atmospheric pressure and clouds of sulfuric acid, Venus might not seem like the most attractive place for human exploration. Despite this, a group of experts advocates that this planet should be the first target for a crewed mission, reports The Guardian. ... Read more

Ancestry customers can find out where their DNA comes from

Consumer genetics and genealogy company Ancestry will soon be able to show its customers which side of the family any DNA matches found through the service come from. The new feature will be launched this week. It’s based on SideView technology, which the company announced in April, reports The Verge. ... Read more

Startup Undefined Technologies announced a 4.5-minute test flight of a drone powered by ion engines

Florida-based startup Undefined Technologies has announced that its ion-powered Silent Ventus drone has passed outdoor testing. So it’s closer to commercial release in 2024, reports New Atlas. Silent Ventus drone does not use propellers for flight. Instead, its entire broad structure contains two stacked arrays of electrodes designed to generate ... Read more

Text-to-Pokémon lets you turn anyone into a Pokémon

A new AI image generator called Text-to-Pokémon allows you to enter any name or description and create the corresponding Pokémon. The performance of the model is not perfect, but it is still interesting: you can try entering the names of celebrities and politicians, or just general descriptions of Pokemon, reports ... Read more

Lost $60 billion: The founder of TerraUSD and Luna is now wanted by Interpol

Story with the algorithmic stablecoin TerraUSD (UST) and its sister token Luna received an unexpected continuation. South Korea said Interpol has asked law enforcement agencies around the world to find and arrest Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon. He was charged with destroying $60 billion worth of cryptocurrencies he had created, ... Read more

The Ukrainian technology company Respeecher received the rights to the voice of Darth Vader

James Earl Jones was Darth Vader from the original Star Wars until 1977. And while the character has been canonically dead since 1983, Jones has consistently voiced the role for decades, including in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in 2016 and mentioned in the new series Obi-Wan Kenobi. But ... Read more

Google CEO Pichai told employees that money should not be equated with fun

Google CEO Sundar Pichai advised employees not to equate pleasure with money when speaking to them at the TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) meeting held in New York, reports CNBC. At it, employees allegedly asked Pichai why the company was “robbing” them by cutting travel and bonus budgets at a ... Read more

Netflix will release an adaptation of the book The Three-Body Problem in 2023

Netflix has shared updates on the film adaptation of Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem. The series from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss was first announced in 2020 and will be released next year. Netflix has shared a behind-the-scenes teaser that shows a few moments involving the ... Read more

Artemis 1 mission to the moon will not launch on September 27 due to tropical storm Ian

After completion of the successful test of the SLS launch vehicle‘s fuel system, NASA hoped to launch the Artemis 1 mission to the moon on September 27. However, this will not happen due to Tropical Storm Ian, reports Engadget. A storm formed over the central part of the Caribbean on ... Read more

At least the airlines are still ordering floppy disks

Floppy disks are portable storage media used for multiple recording and storage of data. Although that they are a relic from another time, at least one industry is still interested in such storage devices, says Tom Persky, who considers himself “the last man left in the floppy disk business,” reports ... Read more

Water found in asteroid dust may help to understand how life appeared on Earth

The Japanese space probe extracted dust particles from an asteroid at a distance of about 300 million kilometers from Earth, in which a drop of water was found. This discovery may become another argument in support of the theory of the cosmic origin of life on Earth, reports The Guardian. ... Read more

Raytheon outbid competitors Lockheed and Boeing in the hypersonic cruise missile tender

Raytheon Technologies beat out Lockheed Martin and Boeing in the race for a $1 billion contract to design, develop and manufacture a new hypersonic weapon for the US Air Force, the Pentagon said Thursday, writes Bloomberg. The “technical assignment” for Raytheon to create a hypersonic attack cruise missile (Hypersonic Attack ... Read more

Tesla to recall more than a million cars due to problems with windows

More than a million Tesla owners will receive recall notices in the near future due to problems with closing windows in the company’s electric cars. This applies to the following models and years: 2017-22 Model 3, as well as 2020-21 Model Y, X and S. Tesla has until mid-November to ... Read more

The Webb Space Telescope took the best photo of Neptune’s rings in 30 years

Researchers have shared the first image of Neptune from the Webb Space Telescope, and it is perhaps the best view of the planet’s rings in recent decades. The first ever photo of the rings in the near-infrared spectrum is quite clear. At these wavelengths, Neptune does not appear blue because ... Read more

VR headsets may reduce the use of anesthetic during operations

Scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston published a study, according to which the use of VR headsets by patients allows the use of less anesthetic during surgery, reports Engadget. The research team divided 34 patients undergoing elective hand surgery into two groups based on group size. One ... Read more