YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, has just announced that she will be stepping down from her role after nine years. Wojcicki, who joined Google as its 16th employee in 1999, revealed her intention in a statement on Thursday.
Jumia LaysOff Workers, Downsizes By 20%
E-commerce company, Jumia, has downsized its workforce by 20% as part of the company's strategies of cutting costs and reducing losses. The company made this disclosure on Thursday 16th February 2023 and also announced that it has streamlined its organizational structure and put in place more effective teams fully committed to the execution of its strategy.
Google Loses $100bn After AI Chatbot Gives False Answer
Google owner Alphabet Inc fell by the most in over three months after a demonstration of its new artificial intelligence chatbot, Bard, triggered concerns that the tech giant has lost ground in the race for the future of internet search. Google has been under pressure since developer OpenAI launched its wildly popular chatbot, ChatGPT, which many in the tech industry tout as the next generation of search. On Tuesday, Microsoft Corp., which is investing billions in OpenAI, unveiled a new version of its Bing search engine and Edge browser incorporating technology from the AI startup. On Wednesday, Google hosted a news conference in Paris where it shared more details about its progress integrating artificial intelligence into search.
FEC Approves National Online Policy To Protect Children
The Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, deliberated on a national online policy to protect children from accessing unwholesome information on the internet. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, who presented the memo for deliberations at FEC, said it became necessary to protect the rights of children who access the internet to gather information. Pantami said it has become a global requirement, in line with a policy document released by the international telecommunications union (of which Nigeria is a member) on keeping children safe in the digital era.
Scientists Amazed As A Piece Of Sun Breaks Off
A section of the sun has left the surface and begun circulating around the top of the star as if it were a huge polar vortex, and it’s not exactly clear why it’s happened. The giant filament of plasma appears to have broken away from the sun and swirled around its north pole in a tornado-like vortex. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the mysterious event on February 2. The entire spectacle, which lasted about 8 hours, went viral on Twitter when Tamitha Skov, a science communicator and research scientist at The Aerospace Corporation in California, posted footage.
SpaceX: Starlink Available In Nigeria
The Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) announced on Monday via its official Twitter handle that Starlink is currently available in Nigeria, adding that it is the first African country to commence operations. Starlink is a satellite internet service that was launched in 2019 by Elon Musk, the owner of SpaceX, and the social media platform, Twitter.
2023 Elections: Google Sets Up Trends Hub
Tech giant, Google, has set up a new portal called the Nigeria Elections Trends Hub, so as to enable Nigerians to search and discover trending interests related to the 2023 general elections.