Meta reportedly suspends all hiring, warns staff of possible layoffs

Submitted by Engadget on September 29, 2022 - 2:48pm

As with many other industries, the tech sector has been feeling the squeeze of the global economic slowdown this year. Meta isn't immune from that. Reports in May suggested that the company would slow down the rate of new hires this year. Now, Bloomberg reports that Meta has put all hiring on hold. 

AI is already better at lip reading that we are

Submitted by Engadget on September 29, 2022 - 2:30pm

They Shall Not Grow Old, a 2018 documentary about the lives and aspirations of British and New Zealand soldiers living through World War I from acclaimed Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, had its hundred-plus-year-old silent footage modernized through both colorization and the recording of new audio for previously non-existent dialog. To get an idea of what the folks featured in the archival footage were saying, Jackson hired a team of forensic lip readers to guesstimate their recorded utterances.

Google Search highlights online forums like Reddit, preps translated news articles

Submitted by Android Central on September 29, 2022 - 2:28pm

Google is adding a Discussions and forums feature while also looking to 2023 for a news post translation addition. The company hopes its new online forum feature will assist its users in finding useful information while translating news posts is a way of breaking the language barrier.

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