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Siri manual assessment staff listens to 1000 recordings every day

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Recently, the Irish media Irish Examiner reported on the details of the Apple Siri manual evaluation program. According to one of the contractor employees, they organize and analyze up to 1,000 Siri recordings every day.

The employee, who previously worked for Ireland’s GlobeTech data analytics company, said that Apple would share the recordings collected by Siri Voice Assistant to these contractors. Most of these recordings were just a few seconds of voice commands, but occasionally some private ones were heard. A discussion of the data or a segment of the conversation.

The daily work of employees is to classify and study various recordings, such as whether Siri is accidentally activated, whether the user’s questions can be correctly answered and whether the content is appropriate.

At the same time, every employee responsible for Siri’s manual analysis will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement before entering the job, prohibiting the disclosure of the details of the work, or that they are working for Apple.

The author also pointed out that although the recordings of each Siri user are anonymous, they can still distinguish the accent of the speech, such as most users with Canadian, Australian or British accents, and a small team dedicated to Europe. Content in other languages.

After the British “Guardian” exposed the incident last month, GlobeTech began to prohibit employees from carrying mobile phones at work, and then Apple announced that it would suspend the Siri manual evaluation program, and these employees were immediately terminated by the company.

In an official statement in early August, Apple said it would suspend listening to its user audio on Siri and will let users choose whether to participate in the project when they update the software in the future; in an earlier statement, Apple This means that these Siri conversations are analyzed in a secure environment and the uploaded data is less than 1% of the total Siri data.

In fact, Apple is not the first company to be pointed out to listen to users’ voice content, including Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, and Google Voice Assistant. Almost all of them have the behavior of capturing user speech and analyzing. The goal is to rely on manual Means to train and improve the understanding of voice assistants and improve their responsiveness.

After Apple’s incident was exposed, Google also chose to suspend the listening and transcription capabilities of the Google Voice Assistant in Europe.

But for Apple, which regards personal privacy as one of the selling points of the product, a similar situation will obviously suffer more public opinion and controversy. At the same time, this incident also proves the limitations of current voice assistants on “smart” services.

In theory, if a voice assistant is smart enough, the work of analyzing voice can be done to the machine or locally, without actually uploading the recording and performing manual analysis.

The employee also said that he understands why Apple is doing this, but he added that Apple did not inform users of the possibility of Siri voice being uploaded and analyzed. Apple’s own privacy policy has never been mentioned, so the incident After the exposure, it caused a lot of user dissatisfaction.

“Uploading users’ private content without consent, I think this is the root cause of the incident,”

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Huawei Mate XS Specifications, Usage, & Prices

Read Huawei Mate XS phone details, prices, specifications, product quick start guide, user guide, and reviews.

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TechnologyGSM/HSPA/LTE/5G
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bandsHSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bandsLTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(900), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
5G5G band 1(2100), 3(1800), 28(700), 38(2600), 41(2500), 77(3700), 78(3500), 79(4700); SA/NSA
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat21 1400/200 Mbps, 5G (2+ Gbps DL)
LAUNCHAnnounced2020, February 24
StatusAvailable. Released 2020, March 5
BODYDimensionsUnfolded: 161.3 x 146.2 x 5.4 mm
Folded: 161.3 x 78.5 x 11 mm
Weight300 g (10.58 oz)
BuildPlastic front, aluminum back, aluminum frame
SIMHybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeFoldable OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size8.0 inches, 205.0 cm2 (~86.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution2200 x 2480 pixels (~414 ppi density)
 Folded cover display: 6.6″, AMOLED, 1148 x 2480 pixels (19.5:9)
PLATFORMOSAndroid 10.0; EMUI 10.0
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7 nm+)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G76 MP16
MEMORYCard slotNM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal512GB 8GB RAM
 UFS 2.1
MAIN CAMERAQuad40 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7″, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto)
16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide)
TOF 3D, (depth)
FeaturesLeica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
Video[email protected], [email protected]
SELFIE CAMERA No – uses main camera
SOUNDLoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackNo
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFCYes
Infrared portYes
RadioNo
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
ChargingFast charging 55W, 85% in 30 min (advertised)
Huawei SuperCharge
MISCColorsInterstellar Blue
ModelsTAH-N29m
PriceAbout 2500 EUR
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Huawei Spent Rp3.6 Trillion to Build a 5G Factory in France

Huawei will spend more than 200 million pounds (approximately Rp. 3.6 trillion) to buy land and set up a new factory in France.

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Huawei Spent Rp3.6 Trillion to Build a 5G Factory in France

Huawei announced on Thursday (2/27/2020), it will spend more than 200 million pounds (approximately Rp. 3.6 trillion) to buy land and set up a new factory in France.

Reported by Zdnet , the plant will reportedly be used by Huawei to manufacture 4G and 5G equipment, especially for sales in the European market.

“As one of the most advanced manufacturing centers in the world, France has a mature industrial infrastructure and a pool of highly educated workers, and its geographical position is ideal for Huawei,” Huawei said.

The Chinese telecommunications giant said the facility would provide 500 jobs. This plant will also create products worth 1 billion pounds per year.

“This plant will add Huawei’s value chain in Europe, increasing the timeliness and reliability of Huawei delivery to European customers,” added Huawei.

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Hurdles in 5G, CEO of Nokia Rajeev Suri Resigns

Rajeev Suri resigned from Nokia’s CEO after a series of disappointments related to 5G products and setbacks in China, Lightreading cited .

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CEO of Nokia Rajeev Suri Resigns

Rajeev Suri resigned from Nokia’s CEO after a series of disappointments related to 5G products and setbacks in China, Light reading cited.

Kati Pohjanpalo ( @pohjanka ), via tweeter, “Nokia is replacing CEO Rajeev Suri as it seeks to make up lost ground to Huawei and Ericsson in the race for 5G networks.”

Pekka Lundmark becomes CEO of Nokia
Pekka Lundmark becomes CEO of Nokia

His position will be replaced by Pekka Lundmark, President, and CEO of the energy company Fortum. The company announced the information in a statement today.

News of Rajeev Suri’s resignation follows reports that Nokia is considering various strategic options including the possibility of asset sales or mergers. Nevertheless, the information was completed by chairman Risto Siilasmaa during a press conference about Suri’s departure.

Reportedly, the share price lost more than a third last year and fell 5.5% in Helsinki on Friday.

Suri will not leave his role until August 31, according to Nokia’s statement and he will remain as a strategic adviser to Nokia’s board until January 2021.

He is remembered as the person who brought Nokia to take over $ 17.3 billion from rival Alcatel-Lucent. The big deal establishes Nokia as one of the three largest network equipment vendors in the world, along with Huawei China and Ericsson Sweden.

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Canceling Release at MWC 2020, Vivo Presents the Latest APEX Concept

The 2020 Mobile World Congress (MWC) largest cellular technology exhibition event has been canceled. Some of the latest smartphone releases must be postponed, one of them is Vivo’s APEX 2020 concept

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Canceling Release at MWC 2020, Vivo Presents the Latest APEX Concept

The 2020 Mobile World Congress (MWC) largest cellular technology exhibition event has been canceled. Some of the latest smartphone releases must be postponed, one of them is Vivo’s APEX 2020 concept, which will finally be released on February 28, 2020.

Reporting from the GSM Arena page , Monday (2/24/2020 |) the device will be introduced in the online launch event . Vivo indeed often releases its latest smartphone innovation at the MWC 2020 event in the form of a smartphone concept or prototype.

In a leak, the APEX 2020 concept shows the front and back of the cell phone packing a portless design.

The front will hold a 6.45 inch screen with extreme 120 degree curves on both sides. This panel is also believed to come with a 120Hz refresh rate while the sides will feature a second generation pressure sensitive display button.

Not only that there will be a bulge of a round camera with two main sensors. The top module seems to be a periscope that is rumored to carry up to 7.5x optical zoom while the lower camera is expected to carry a 48MP sensor with dreadlocks class stabilization.

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Xiaomi Prepare Black Shark Gaming Cellphone 3, When Is It Released?

Xiaomi is rumored to be re-releasing its newest gaming mobile Black Shark 3. The cellphone is scheduled to be present on March 3, 2020.

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Xiaomi Prepare Black Shark Gaming Cellphone 3

Xiaomi is rumored to be re-releasing its newest gaming mobile Black Shark 3. The cellphone is scheduled to be present on March 3, 2020.

At this launch, Xiaomi will announce its partnership with the gaming giant Tencent for special edition gaming phones as well as software optimization for Black Shark devices in the future.

Reporting from the GSM Arena page, Monday (2/24/2020) the phone will reportedly come with a Snapdragon 865 processor that is paired with RAM up to 16GB and a 120Hz QHD screen. In addition, the mobile phone is rumored to be present with a 5,000 mAh battery with fast charging 65W.

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