This is your daily dose of ☕️ Techpresso, where you get the latest tech news of the day effortlessly.
Here's the latest tech news from the last 24 hours:
🚗 Self-driving car runs over and stops on pedestrian
🚀 Prada collaborates with NASA for Artemis III mission spacesuits
🤖 SoftBank CEO predicts AI surpassing human intelligence in a decade
📄 Zoom introduces a new competitor to Google Docs
🎧 Spotify to include a selection of 150K audiobooks
🚗 Self-driving car runs over and stops on pedestrianLINK
A woman in San Francisco was hit by a hit-and-run driver before falling under a driverless Cruise car which trapped her under its wheels.
The driverless Cruise car attempted to brake aggressively to avoid the woman but ended up coming to a stop on top of her.
This incident has sparked renewed conversation regarding the efficiency and safety of autonomous vehicles, as Cruise's driverless cars have been involved in past collisions as well.
🚀 Prada collaborates with NASA for Artemis III mission spacesuitsLINK
NASA has chosen Axiom Space, in partnership with luxury Italian brand Prada, to design the spacesuits for 2025's Artemis III moon mission.
Prada's technical expertise in handling raw materials and innovative designs will be instrumental to ensure astronauts' comfort and safety.
This milestone event will mark the first time a woman and a person of color are going to the moon, astronauts Christina Koch and Victor Glover.
🤖 SoftBank CEO predicts AI surpassing human intelligence in a decadeLINK
Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son predicts that artificial intelligence (AI) will outpace human intelligence in a decade, impacting every industry, superior to human total intelligence tenfold.
Son encourages Japanese companies to adopt AI technology to stay relevant and competitive in the future, warning not to repeat the mistake of falling behind in the digital age.
As part of its AI expansion efforts, Softbank recently extended the Nasdaq listing of its knowledge chip subsidiary Arm Holding Plc, which Son views as crucial to AI development.
📄 Zoom introduces a new competitor to Google DocsLINK
Zoom is launching Zoom Docs, an AI-powered workspace for drafting, editing, and summarizing meeting discussions, positioning it as a competitor to Google Docs and Microsoft Teams.
The new feature, expected to be available in spring 2024, will integrate with Zoom meetings and will allow users to include tables, charts, and images.
Despite the competition, Zoom's CEO Eric Yuan stated that they don't intend to replace other note-taking applications but to offer an alternative and more flexibility to users.
🎧 Spotify to include a selection of 150K audiobooksLINK
Spotify announced a new business model where it will provide Spotify Premium subscribers with access to a subset of its audiobooks catalog — a total of 150,000 titles — at no additional cost.
The service will initially launch in the U.K. and Australia, with plans to expand into the U.S. and other markets later this year.
This change aims to increase user engagement with Spotify, solve the distribution and discovery problem within the audiobooks market, and provide authors with new promotional tools.
Other news you might like
Intel plans to transform its programmable chip division into a standalone business for an IPO within three years, boosting stock prices.LINK
IBM CEO affirms no programmers will lose jobs to AI, instead predicting a job increase and a productivity boost of 30% by AI's assistance.LINK
Meta plans to downsize its Reality Labs unit working on metaverse-focused custom silicon, suggesting struggles with developing competitive internal silicon solutions.LINK
Canva's new Magic Studio introduces AI-powered design tools like Magic Grab, Magic Expand, and Magic Morph for simpler and interactive visual content creation.LINK
US senators are investigating TikTok for hiring top ByteDance executives, citing concerns over user data security and potential Chinese government influence.LINK
"Google reveals Assistant with Bard, a generative AI-powered personal digital assistant, offering intuitive, personalized help across Android and iOS devices in ultimate convenience."LINK
Want to get the latest news differently? Find us on:
See you tomorrow for a new dose of ☕️ Techpresso!