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AI vs humans: influencers face competition from virtual models

Social media influencers have embraced artificial intelligence to spice up their content but they are also facing growing competition from AI-generated Instagramers, TikTokers and YouTubers

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'Game of Thrones' author, other writers sue ChatGPT creator over copyrights

"Game of Thrones" author George RR Martin and other best-selling fiction writers have filed a class-action lawsuit against OpenAI, accusing the tech startup of violating their copyrights to fuel its generative AI chatbot ChatGPT.

AI both a risk and opportunity for journalism: study

AI is both a threat and an opportunity for journalism, with more than half of those surveyed for a new report saying they had concerns about its ethical implications on their work.

Musk says X could charge all users 'small monthly payment'

Online platform X could introduce a monthly fee for all users, its owner Elon Musk said Monday, citing the need to cut down on bots.

Twitter's blue ticks start vanishing

Twitter began the mass removal of its blue ticks on Thursday, as the symbol previously used to signify a verified account vanished from users including the Pope, Donald Trump and Justin Bieber.

Indian celebrities, politicians lose Twitter blue ticks

Twitter has removed verified blue ticks from the accounts of a host of Indian celebrities and politicians ranging from Bollywood megastars Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Will AI help achieve gender equality at workplaces?

Gender stereotypes continue to hold women back at work, but a handful of tech firms say they have developed AI (artificial intelligence) systems that can help break biases in hiring and promotion to give female candidates a fairer chance.

Itel launches its first Android TV in Bangladesh

In an unveiling ceremony today, Itel launched its first Android TV in Bangladesh. The first of the G-Series Smart TV models, G431 and G321, come with Google-certified PlayStore and built-in Chromecast and AirPlay. 

IoT company Bondstein raises $1 mln

Bondstein Technologies Limited,a IoT company based in HiTech City Kaliakoir, Gazipur, Bangladesh, has secured an investment worth $1 million, led by Runner Trading Limited, a subsidiary of Runner Group. 

Global chip shortage: Apple to sell fewer iPhones

J.P.Morgan on Tuesday became the second brokerage in two weeks to cut its forecast for Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iPhone sales for the crucial holiday quarter as the global chip shortage and factory closures in Asia finally catch up to the technology giant.

Xiaomi will begin making cars in 2024, says CEO

Xiaomi Corp Chief Executive Lei Jun said the Chinese smartphone maker will mass-produce its own cars in the first half of 2024, a company spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Google unveils new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

Google launched new Pixel 6 smartphones on Tuesday, its latest attempt in a market the tech giant has failed thus far to conquer. The handset sector is dominated by Apple and South Korean electronics colossus Samsung, but Google keeps aiming for a breakthrough with its Android-powered Pixel line.

New MacBook Pros with notches, and everything else Apple just announced

Apple just wrapped up its October 2021 event, featuring a slew of new products and announcements, including the long-awaited M1-equipped MacBook Pros. Here's a quick roundup of the most important announcements:

Revealed: Amazon manipulated search results to promote its own brands Inc has been repeatedly accused of knocking off products it sells on its website and of exploiting its vast trove of internal data to promote its own merchandise at the expense of other sellers. The company has denied the accusations.

Reverse Resources secures EUR 850K from Bangladesh Angels Network and others

Bangladesh Angels Network (BAN), an angel investment network in Bangladesh, has announced another seed investment round led by Estonian angel investors, in Reverse Resources (RR), a SaaS platform to map, match and trace waste from textile factories to recycling and help fashion brands achieve full circularity by 2030. 

63% ASEAN citizens fear post pandemic financial crisis: World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum has released its latest youth survey, "ASEAN Digital Generation: Pathway to ASEAN’s Inclusive Digital Transformation and Recovery" - during a virtual briefing session on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. 

6 Bangladeshi militant groups, 1 individual in Facebook’s secret blacklist

Facebook has developed a secret blacklist of over 4000 individuals and organisations across the world that the social media giant considers “dangerous”, as a part of its Dangerous Individuals and Organizations (DIO) policy, according to internal Facebook documents, as revealed by The Intercept.

BUET beats IIT to become Asia West champion in Moscow programming contest

'BUET HellBent', a team from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), has earned the title of the ‘Champion of the Asia West' in the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Moscow World Final 2021. Globally, it has also secured the 28th position out of 117 teams participating from over 100 countries in this prestigious yearly multi-tiered programming competition.  

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