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MeitY Startup Hub and Meta launch XR startup program

The XR Startup Program was jointly launched by MeitY Startup Hub and Meta to create the next generation startups focusing on Extended Reality Technologies. Key facts The XR Startup Program is an accelerator program aimed at supporting and accelerating extended reality (XR) startups in India. This newly launched initiative would focus on skilling and building ..

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Texas: Legal Suit on Facebook facial recognition

On February 14, 2022, attorney general office of Texas sued Meta’s (FB.O) Facebook, after alleging that it has violated state privacy protections with facial-recognition technology. Highlights Facebook was alleged that, its facial-recognition technology collected biometric data of millions of Texans without their consent. It accused Facebook of capturing biometric information from videos and photos that users uploaded ..

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World’s fastest AI supercomputer

According to Facebook parent company Meta, its new “artificial intelligence supercomputer” will be the fastest across the world, by the middle of year 2022. Highlights Meta introduced the AI Research Super Cluster (RSC) on January 24, 2022. It is believed to be among fastest AI supercomputers running today. Currently, AI can perform tasks such as ..

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Facebook rebrands as ‘Meta’

Facebook Inc. has changed its name and logo to Meta Platforms Inc. on October 28, 2021. Highlights Facebook Inc. has been renamed to Meta Platforms Inc., or Meta to reflect its commitment to develop the new surround-yourself technology called as “metaverse.” However, the social network will still be called as Facebook. Chief executive, senior leadership ..

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