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Standalone 5G Coming To Autonomous Cars Near You

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South Korean telco KT has launched a 5G standalone commercial service for smartphone users and businesses to foster new technologies for autonomous cars and smart factories. The company said the standalone (SA) service would serve as an opportunity for 5G to be applied to other industries and 5G smartphone users. "We have prepared a SA service to provide customers with 5G that can give them a new value," KT's network strategy department head Kim Young-in said in a statement. The SA uses batteries longer than NSA and can provide a faster response rate. By utilizing the characteristics of 5G base stations, which are densely built, KT said that the SA would provide more sophisticated disaster text services from the end of this year after consultation with related agencies and system development.


The NLP Week: How NLTM can make India a world leader in Speech-to-Speech Translation

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India is a melting pot of multiple cultures, religions, diaspora and languages. Although 22 languages are recognised officially, more than 100 languages and dialects are spoken across the country. In the past decade, India has witnessed stupendous growth digitally - in 2019, the number of smartphone users in rural areas surpassed that of urban India. There is a burgeoning market for digital products, going well beyond borders of urban pockets. However, less than 1% of content on the Internet is in English.


Between Post-Flaneur and Smartphone Zombie Smartphone Users Altering Visual Attention and Walking Behavior in Public Space

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

The extensive use of smartphones in our everyday lives has created new modes of appropriation and behavior in public spaces. Recognition of these are essential for urban design and planning practices which help us to improve the relationship between humans, technologies, and urban environment. This study aims to research smartphone users in public space by observing their altering visual attention and walking behavior, and, in this way, to reveal the emergent new figures. For this purpose, Korenmarkt square in Ghent, Belgium, was observed for seven days in 10-min time intervals. The gaze and walking behavior of smartphone users were encoded as geo-located and temporal data, analyzed and mapped using statistical and spatial analysis methods. Developing and implementing new methods for identifying the characteristics of smartphone users, this study resulted in a nuanced characterization of novel spatial appropriations. The findings led to a better understanding and knowledge of the different behavior patterns of emergent figures such as post-flaneurs and smartphone zombies while uncovering their altering visual interactions with and movements in the public space. The results evoked questions on how researchers and designers can make use of spatial analysis methods and rethink the public space of the future as a hybrid construct integrating the virtual and the physical.


Effect of context in swipe gesture-based continuous authentication on smartphones

arXiv.org Machine Learning

This work investigates how context should be taken into account when performing continuous authentication of a smartphone user based on touchscreen and accelerometer readings extracted from swipe gestures. The study is conducted on the publicly available HMOG dataset consisting of 100 study subjects performing pre-defined reading and navigation tasks while sitting and walking. It is shown that context-specific models are needed for different smartphone usage and human activity scenarios to minimize authentication error. Also, the experimental results suggests that utilization of phone movement improves swipe gesture-based verification performance only when the user is moving.


Using AI to make your smartphone smarter

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How many times have you lost your competitive edge because your smartphone starts downloading large email files while you're playing an online game? Or perhaps those concert tickets you've been waiting months for, finally come online and your phone decides to offer you a new system upgrade? The consequences, while not life threatening, are definitely frustrating. These are some of the challenges and issues we are trying to solve at the University of Melbourne and our research suggests that Artificial Intelligence (AI) may be the key. Smartphones are actually not very smart when it comes to system updates and battery conservation.


How Smarter Phones Will Transform Tech, Media, and Telecom

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Your smartphone knows your wedding anniversary is coming up, and you have a chat with it about how you might celebrate the event. Based on its deep understanding of you and your spouse, the device suggests a romantic weekend in Paris. It knows from your photos and calendar that you got engaged at a small bistro in the 9th arrondissement, and from your travel history it knows you favor a boutique hotel near Parc Monceau and your preferred airline is Air France. It creates an itinerary and presents it to you for your approval. After you've used your smartphone a few times to book trips, you trust the artificial intelligence (AI) that powers it so much that you authorize it to book everything -- and to negotiate on your behalf -- without even checking with you.


Smart phones don't listen to users but they do record your screen

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Your smartphone is not listening to you - but does secretly watch everything you do. Researchers have uncovered that smartphone applications record video footage and screenshots of your activity and then send the recordings to third parties. Scientists made the find while investigating the long-held rumour that apps are capable of hijacking microphones in smart devices to secretly record audio to help them better target advertisements displayed online. Smartphone users have for years complained of the creepy feeling their gadget is listening to their every word – even while stowed away in their pocket – but the new study found no evidence of the practice ever taking place. Your smartphone isn't listening to you - but it does secretly watch everything you do.



Smartphone users are about to get a "Digital Twin" - is your company prepared for it?

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At last week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the focus was on the future. A big part of that future will be artificial intelligence and its seismic impact on smartphones. Combined with 5G, AI-enabled phones are soon going to make our current devices look downright "dumb" by comparison. AI, 5G and other emerging technologies will redefine what smart means when it comes to smartphones. We will see changes in how we interface with our phones.


Why the Qualcomm/Broadcom deal wouldn’t be great for you, the smartphone user

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. ordered chipmaker Qualcomm to postpone its annual shareholder meeting for 30 days so that it can investigate its rival Broadcom's $117 bln takover bid for the company. Qualcomm has fought a takeover bid by Broadcom, which wants to ink the largest tech deal. The deal, which has been hung up by U.S. regulators over national security concerns and fought by San Diego-based Qualcomm, threatens to stall the pace of change smartphone users have grown accustomed to. To understand why, you need history. Qualcomm has been a key innovator in the modem and telecommunications world for more than 30 years.