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Zuckerberg Discusses AI Risks With Japan PM During Asia Tour

Zuckerberg Discusses AI Risks With Japan PM During Asia Tour

Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg met Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a visit to Japan, discussing the risks of generative AI, a government spokesman said Wednesday. Zuckerberg is on a mini-tour of Asia that includes stops in Japan, India and South Korea, where he travelled on Tuesday night. The 39-year-old mixed business with pleasure while in...

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FG To Commission Electronic Gates At Airports In March

FG To Commission Electronic Gates At Airports In March

As part of efforts to ensure ease of movement by all travelers patronising the nation’s airports, the Federal Government has announced plans to commission electronic gates at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and some selected airports in the country by March 2024. The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, who disclosed this in Abuja shortly after...

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Moon Is Shrinking, And Researchers Reveal Reasons

Moon Is Shrinking, And Researchers Reveal Reasons

A new study has revealed that the Moon is gradually shrinking, leading to a growing number of landslides that may threaten future astronauts. The study disclosed that the Moon’s core has cooled which made it lose as much as 100m in circumference over the last few hundred million years. Researchers from the University of Maryland, US,...

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Community-based Newspaper FCT News Online takes off

Community-based Newspaper FCT News Online takes off

FCT News Online, a world class community based premier online news platform that seeks to provide credible, authoritative and timely public-interest news in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) and beyond, has been unveiled. Chairman and founder of the Online media Dr Kingsley Amafibe, told newsmen on Friday in Abuja the platform seeks to bridge existing gaps...

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Meta releases new generative AI tool for advertisers

Meta releases new generative AI tool for advertisers

Social media tech giant Meta announced on Wednesday that it is rolling out new generative feature that allows advertisers create content like image backgrounds and various text. The global roll outwill be available in Meta’s Ads Manager and be completed next year. Meta started testing these tools in May with a small but diverse set...

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East African firm says Facebook moderation work harmful, regrets contract

East African firm says Facebook moderation work harmful, regrets contract

A firm contracted to moderate Facebook posts in East Africa has said, with hindsight, it should not have taken on the job. Former Kenya-based employees of Sama – an outsourcing company for Facebook – have said they were traumatised by exposure to graphic posts. Some are now taking legal cases against Meta (Facebook) through the Kenyan courts....

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FG Approves Use of Blockchain Technology

FG Approves Use of Blockchain Technology

Approval was given at Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by president Muhammadu Buhari for the use of Blockchain technology in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration is exploring projected value and trying to take advantage of what Blockchain technology can add to the global economy by 2030. Nigeria now has a national blockchain strategy, which is...

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Meta introduces WhatsApp edit contact features

Meta introduces WhatsApp edit contact features

San Francisco, Meta-owned Whatsapp has introduced a new feature: “manage contacts within the app”, allowing users to add and edit contacts without leaving the app on Android. Users can check the availability of the feature on their devices by opening the contact list within WhatsApp and selecting the “New Contact” option. The most recent feature...

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FCT TIGHTHENS SECURITY, DISTRIBUTES SOPHISTICATED GADGETS TO SECURITY AGENCIES

FCT TIGHTHENS SECURITY, DISTRIBUTES SOPHISTICATED GADGETS TO SECURITY AGENCIES

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has distributed different gadgets to security agencies operating within the territory to strengthen the fight against criminality. The gadgets which includes, bullet proof jackets, hand grenades, helmet and other sensitive security equipment, were procured to compliment the initial 60 operational vehicles that were earlier distributed to security agencies by...