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Is AI safe enough to be a part of the London Stock Exchange?

Is AI safe enough to be a part of the London Stock Exchange?

Breaking News, Business, Explainers, Technology
Artificial Intelligence's Potential and Drawbacks in the Trading Environment In a new collaboration to architect data infrastructure from the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and the development of perceptive next-generation productivity, Microsoft has bought a 4% equity stake in the LSEG which has made some heads turn in the financial and technical world. As part of the agreement, the two businesses will collaborate to build new data and analytics-related products and services on Microsoft Azure, AI, and Teams.  The experience for traders and its clients across the financial markets is anticipated to improve greatly, thanks to the development of LSEG's own data platform leveraging the Microsoft Cloud. David Schwimmer, LSEG's chief executive said: “We believe our pa
What is Wordle and why is it popular all of a sudden?

What is Wordle and why is it popular all of a sudden?

Culture, ed-tech, Explainer, Explainers, Explainers, Media, News, Social media, Tech, Technology, Worldnews
Credits: Sharv G Recently, Twitter was flooded with a 5x6 grid of green, white, and yellow squares. The reason behind that is a daily online game called Wordle which has now been sold to The New York Times. What is Wordle? It is a daily game where the user has to guess a five-letter word in six attempts. The letters are spaced out in a grid, and each letter attempted gets marked either in grey, yellow or green. Green letters are part of the final word and in the right place. If they’re yellow, they’re in the final word but in the wrong place and grey letters are not a part of the final word. The game grants users the ability to share their grid after guessing the word correctly. The grid is made of emojis without any letters. Since it’s the same word for everybody, it is engag
Could robots replace human creativity in music?

Could robots replace human creativity in music?

Audio, Explainer, Explainers, Explainers, Technology, trends
Artificial intelligence systems perform time-consuming tasks quickly and accurately, making it the perfect tool in most situations. But can it make good music? https://youtu.be/uo8IrBsFpnw Is AI the future of music? Can it replace human creativity? Creative industries such as art and music are often thought to be inherently human, connected with emotive expressions of individual personalities. With music- in the words of Billy Joel-being an “explosive expression of humanity,” can robots really compose music that connects with people? Will the music even be good?  Abhilash Hareendranathan, Research Associate, University of Alberta, believes AI is capable of making music that is completely indistinguishable as computerised to a human listener. He said: " Would every singl
How fake news has increased concerns over Covid-19 vaccines

How fake news has increased concerns over Covid-19 vaccines

Breaking News, Covid-19, London, Media, Medical, News, Technology
Misinformation and fake news has been the sole indicator to growing concerns over taking a Covid-19 vaccine in the UK. More than 55% of the population need to undergo vaccination in order to obtain herd immunity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy4Le5DqpZ4&feature=youtu.be Video by Hai Anh Vu and Haiyue Zhang The UK gave emergency authorisation to Pfizer and BioNTech’s new Covid-19 vaccine, making it the first Western country to allow mass inoculation against Covid-19. There are a number of vaccines now available which has led to increasing concerns that misinformation online could turn some people against being vaccinated.  As early as this week, the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine will begin being distributed. Trials have shown that this vaccine is up to 95% effective. Ne
Food delivering robots: will this be the new normal?

Food delivering robots: will this be the new normal?

shopping, Tech, Technology
The future of food delivery has arrived. Starship Technologies, a robotics company have expanded their autonomous delivery robots to another town in the UK. Partnering with Co-op, Starship has been delivering food items to residents in Northampton. Photo credit: Ami Gill The small 100 pound electric robots travel up to four miles to deliver food, working around the customers’ schedule. They are quite a sight to see when you are out and about. It’s as though you are in a futuristic world where robots and humans walk side by side.  Ordering food with Starship is very simple. Customers download the Starship Technologies app and then shop in the local store. Delivery times vary from 30 - 70 minutes, depending on what you order. Not only can you get small food orders, but Starshi
Silver surfers during COVID-19: standing outside the digital-centered world

Silver surfers during COVID-19: standing outside the digital-centered world

Adults, Covid-19, International, London, shopping, Technology, UK news
In UK, more than half of people aged 65 and above (54%) had to turn to online shopping. During lockdown, digital technology set up a lifeline connecting people with the outside world. Online shopping, video calls, and virtual payments greatly support their daily living and well-being at home. However, for a large number of senior citizens, it is the bottomless digital divide opposite conveniences. Photo credited by The People's Daily/ edited by Ningjing Fan A report by the Office for National Statistics indicates 2.5 million over-75s still had never used the internet in 2019. Under the influence of the epidemic, with more than half of people aged 65 and above (54%) had to turn to online shopping. In fact, the milestone development of this generation
TikTok for everyone during coronavirus quarantine: an explainer

TikTok for everyone during coronavirus quarantine: an explainer

Adults, Covid-19, Culture, Entertainment, Explainer, Explainers, Explainers, Music, Social media, Tech, Technology
Have you wondered what your family is doing dancing around the house and singing all the time? Here you have your answer: Coronavirus quarantine is driving a global TikTok boom. The app has been named as a fun family bonding activity as it brings people together in a funny way and allows you to share your quarantine with others. It’s one of the most downloaded apps around the world and already holds users of all ages. Animation by Beatriz Bandeira WHAT IS TIK TOK? TikTok is one of the quickest-growing social media platforms worldwide, with more than 800 million active users. If you want to be more surprised, the TikTok app has been downloaded more than 1.5 billion times on the App Store and Google Play. The app aims to record and publish short videos, which can take from 15 to 6
How influencers make money on social media? || Explainer video

How influencers make money on social media? || Explainer video

Celebrity, children, Entertainment, Experience, Explainer, Explainers, Explainers, Instagram, Media, Social media, Technology, trends, Video
You probably already heard about influencers and them earning cash by being active on social media. You perhaps also follow at least one of them. But did you ever wonder how they do it? And if you can be one as well? Then let's look at our explainer video to find out more! https://youtu.be/Dn05IOFAziU
Public counter terrorism training course suffers a delayed launch

Public counter terrorism training course suffers a delayed launch

Breaking News, crime, London, Technology
A free online counter terrorism training course has been made available by the counter terrorism (CT) police after suffering a delayed launch.  While the online course was meant to be released before the London Bridge terrorist attack, Christopher Terris Taylor, media manager for the National Police Chiefs' Council, claimed: “The Friday attack was a reminder of the current threat and need to be vigilant. However sadly the timing of the program’s release was unfortunate.” The course was devised by counter terrorism officers and security experts that aim to prepare citizens in how to spot the signs of suspicious behaviour and how to react under major incidents. Citizens would be considered (CT) citizens. The 45-minute session, according to the National Police Chiefs' Council, is the res