Now playing: Watch this: 1:06 Mobile Tags Get more from your appliances with a smart plug 0 Google Share your voice Google Duplex can make appointments for you. Getty Images Google Duplex, the voice assistant that sounds remarkably human, is making its way to more devices. The new Google Assistant feature for booking restaurant reservations is rolling out for more Android and iOS devices in the US, a Google spokesperson confirmed Wednesday.The support page for Duplex, spotted earlier by 9to5Google, says Android devices running version 5.0 or later and iPhones with Google Assistant installed can use Duplex, but not everywhere. XDA Developers reported Wednesday it was able to use Duplex on a Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.Previously, Duplex was available only on Google’s Pixel phones. In March, Google said Duplex was expanding to Pixel owners in 43 states.Google Duplex was announced last May and boasted the ability to make calls on the user’s behalf. Instead of a robotic voice, Duplex has a voice that sounds human and uses “complex sentences, fast speech and long remarks.” The assistant can schedule appointments, make reservations and get information from businesses.To use Duplex, you need only ask Google Assistant to perform a task like booking a table or scheduling an appointment.Originally published April 3, 10:08 a.m. PT.Update, 10:32 a.m.: Adds confirmation from Google. Post a comment
Injured Rohingya dies at CMCHOne of the two Rohingyas, who were shot injured on Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar, succumbed to his injuries at Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) on Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased Mohammad Musa, 22, son of Ismail, was from Maungdaw area in Rakhine State of Myanmar.CMCH police outpost in-charge sub-inspector Jahirul Islam said that two injured Rohingyas were brought to the hospital in the morning.“One of them succumbed to his injuries after one hour of admission,” he added.The condition of another Rohingya — Md Mokter, 27, son of Gul Mohammad Sheikh — who is undergoing treatment at the hospital, is critical, he added.Deceased Musa’s cousin, Kawser, said bullet-injured Musa and Mokter entered Bangladesh though sea route at around 2:00 am on Friday following fresh tensions in Rakhaine State of Myanmar.They sustained bullet injuries in Rakhine State around 3:00am on Thursday.
More information: via NewScientist Such experiments offer insight into how rats react when confronted with a menacing robot rat in their midst—what is not yet clear, however, is how closely their reactions predict those of humans placed under similar conditions. Smelling a rat to catch a rat Citation: Researchers build robot rat to induce stress in lab animals (w/ Video) (2013, February 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-robot-rat-stress-lab-animals.html PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen (Phys.org)—Researchers at Waseda University in Japan have built a robot rat they call WR-4, and whose purpose isto induce stress in lab rats. In studying the impact of stress inflicted on the lab rats, the researchers hope to learn more about how stress affects people. Play © 2013 Phys.org Scientists have used rats in all manner of lab experiments over the years—sometimes to see how therats react physically to drugs, other times to see how they behave under certain specified conditions,and sometimes to create mental ailments that mimic those found in the human population. Thepurpose of such experiments is to learn how drugs or environmental conditions affect the rats, and then to apply those results to the better understanding of the similar human conditions.The Japanese researchers had many goals in mind when building WR-4. They hoped to understand how mice react to living with a robot, and to theorize how humans might react under comparable circumstances. In addition, the researchers wanted to determine which types of aggressive actions by the robot would induce depression in the rats (as demonstrated by rats that become less active), with the purpose of developing therapies to address the depression.The robot rat is approximately the same size as a regular white rat, and has front legs and feet for steering. In back, it has motorized wheels to help it maneuver. In one series of experiments, the researchers programmed WR-4 to operate in three different modes: chasing, where it simply follows a rat; a continuous attack, where the robot attacks a rat in a non-violent, non-stop fashion for a period oftime; and an interactive attack, where it attacks in a non-violent way only when the target moves. In this study, the researchers found that the interactive attack most successfully instigated the rats’ symptoms of depression.In another series of experiments, researchers stressed rats by putting them in difficult situations, such as having to rely on the robot rat for their food, or having to manipulate the robot physically to get its food.In one test, the robot was programmed to whirl about in random fashion, causing at least one subject rat to attempt to hide. Credit: Takanishi Lab/Waseda University Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
With the world shrinking fast, cultural boundaries are vanishing and festivals have become global! An online art exhibition When worlds collide is a nine-day long display of this blending of cultures. Organised by Touchtalent.com, an online community for art and creativity, the exhibition will focus on the festivals from different regions like Diwali and Halloween. This exhibition would be live from 23 to 31October.Ankit Prasad, co-founder and CEO? of Touchtalent.com said, ‘This is an impressive opportunity for creative users from across the globe ?to be part of the? exhibition and celebrate world’s two important festivals?.’ Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Touchtalent.com is a community of creative individuals to share appreciate and monetize creativity. Touchtalent has a social reach of 60 millions in over 192 countries. Everyday users from more than 100 countries visit Touchtalent to showcase their creative content.One sees a lot of creativity around these two festivals. In India people love to create and gift paintings, decorate their houses with rangoli etc, while in the west people dress creatively on the occasion of Halloween. The exhibition is an ingenious way of appreciating the diversity of faith. They are looking for entries that can celebrate the colourful and assorted celebrations all over the world.Artists can upload their creative work on www.touchtalent.com with hashtags #Festivals #Halloween or #Diwali before 22 October’. All selected artworks would be displayed in the exhibition.