Soumya Prakash Pradhan

In the tech industry, there have been a lot of developments. Let's have a look at this week's tech highlights:

Elon Musk, the owner of 'X,' unveiled 'X Dating' and a news distribution service named 'X Wire.' Additionally, the introduction of live video capabilities in Spaces enhances user experience, aiming to create a comprehensive platform for various activities.

Apple announced its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) from June 10 to 14, 2024. The event will focus on showcasing advancements in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and the newly introduced visionOS software. While WWDC typically centers on software, occasional hardware announcements may also be made to support developers.

Another notable news was AI's role in deepfake technology which was highlighted during discussions between PM Modi and Bill Gates regarding India's technological advancements. Efforts to democratise technology and prevent monopolies were emphasised along with initiatives like the 'Namo Drone Didi' scheme to promote technology among women.

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Addressing challenges posed by AI, including deepfake technology, involves comprehensive training for AI systems and establishing a legal framework for regulation.

OpenAI unveiled its voice cloning tool 'Voice Engine,' capable of accurately replicating a person's voice with just 15 seconds of recorded speech. Concerns over misuse have led to a limited release to early testers, with a focus on responsible deployment to avoid issues such as AI-generated voice impersonations in political contexts.

Lastly, major tech giants like Apple, Dell, and Ericsson initiated significant layoffs in March 2024, primarily for cost-cutting purposes amidst ongoing market changes.