Google announced on Tuesday that the Google Assistant has launched in Egypt on both Android and iOS devices and can now understand the Egyptian dialect and answer in standard Arabic. The Assistant will also be available in Saudi Arabia where people will also be able to converse with it using the Saudi dialect.
Google Assistant is a virtual assistant available on mobile devices designed; to help people get more things done with their phone. It first launched in the US back in 2016, the Google Assistant is now available on more than one billion devices worldwide.
“The Google Assistant brings together all of the technology and smarts we’ve been building for years. With the Google Assistant, you can talk or text with Google in a natural way, helping you get more done in your everyday life. This is the latest in a series of features we launched for our Arabic-speaking users and the Assistant will only get better with time as it learns with the help of machine learning,” said Tarek Abdalla, Head of Marketing at Google Middle East and North Africa.
To activate the Assistant on your device, make sure you have the latest version available of your operating system and that your device language is set to Arabic. Then download the Google app and long-press the home button to activate the Assistant where you can choose your preferred dialect.
The Assistant is designed to help you get more things done with your phone while you are on the go (like driving or exercising), at work (setting alarms, quickly finding information on the web), or while you are with friends and family (jokes, singing fun songs). It will be able to complete a range of tasks using your phone without having to touch your device. These tasks include, but are not limited to:
- Hands-free calling: Ok Google, Call Mom
- Text messaging: Ok Google, send a message to Dad
- Web searching: Ok Google, what is the height of Burj Khalifa
- Football timings: Ok Google, when is the next Al Hilal match?
- Prayer timings: Ok Google, when is Maghreb?
- Weather conditions: Ok Google, what is the weather in Beirut?
The Assistant isn’t just a useful companion but also a fun one. seeing that it can answer fun questions like “do you love me” or “make me coffee” drawing from iconic cultural moments such as plays (إنتِ بتذاكري من ورانا؟ ), viral videos (استطعنا بس ما استطعنا), and even ancient Arabic poetry (هل تحبّيني؟).
The Assistant will be able to tell you jokes, sing you songs, and even answer existential questions like “who am I” all with some smarts and a lot of humor.
While building the Assistant in Arabic, Google relied on several technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing (which helps the Assistant understand Arabic) and natural language generation (which helps it speak Arabic). The team behind the Assistant also developed new technology necessary to process and generate diacritics, an element necessary for Arabic pronunciation.
Analog Photography in the Smart Phone Photography Era
Film photography is now the most prominent photography genre in the era. People cant be more attracted to the vintage and 35mm camera type, we see today, film photography is in its highest peak. Either black and white, or color, film photography is taking its peak. In a Instagram hashtag, #Filmisnotdead, your eyes are mused with the most extraordinary photos of film. Since photography is the craft of the generation, we tend to explore it in the most widest barriers. Film photography is loved for its unique and aesthetic vibe. A professional way for photographers this method of photography gives the photographer a whole new occurrence. With colorful and vivid variations that are made hence shooting on film, you are greeted with a different aesthetic in each film rill. Either black and white, or a hue of color to your film roll, this photography field is a one of its kind. You play a game with light when you take these photos. Since you capture a photo, you capture a story and an adventure, of your camera. Take a deep dive in your camera and see that each person with a film camera or SLR, can make the brightest creations with it.
World Youth Forum Robots Self Sterilization
The annual event world youth forum is an international NGO founded in 2017 located in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt. World Youth Forum, statement is sending a message of peace, prosperity and harmony, progress, from the youth to the entire world. The Egyptian youth world forum is a colossal event, though a thing that grasped audience’s attention was self-sterilization robots. Before we enter any place, we have sterilization areas, but this forum has a futuristic twist to it. Robots. Self-sterilizing robots are taking the precautionary sanctions at the world youth forum in Sharm El Sheikh. Before you enter you are greeted by a robot, that self-sterilize individuals. The future is close, but Egypt is closer than ever to the future. We have come steps to a sophisticated and brighter future that each person dreams of.
Gadgets of the Year
Every essential part of our lives requires the highest and most innovative tech. Either watching a movie after a long day of work, playing a video game, or hours of rigorous work at the office, we hinge on technology at each task. Lifestyle and fitness gadgets, or gaming consoles, this year we were bewildered, with contemporary and leading-edge innovations. From Air pods, Nintendo switch, or smart glasses, we are on a whole new world. These devices have diversified, and remodeled our lives, from hard work, to thinking intelligently. As humanity had always desired simplicity and efficiency through life, each device promotes the commodity and prosperity of our life.
- The Nintendo Switch:
Believe it or not, the retro gaming company makes a debut with their latest drop the Nintendo Switch. Whether you’re a fan of super Mario bros or a 70s kid who use to eagerly spend your nights with the “Atari”, this gadget is the latest in gaming.
- Play station 5
The all time whole heartedly loved gaming console the “Sony play station” comes back with a shabangbang, to the world. With a striking 4k performance, and game changing controller that gives a gaming experience to die for. The gaming console has an exclusive, framework, eye catching to any avid gamer. A gaming experience that is tactile and loading free.
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
A one-of-a-kind phone, with a fair price under 1000 $. A water-resistant phone, with a bigger cover display, and enhanced durability.
- Apple iPhone 13
Finally, our phones can live longer, with a battery durability. These phones are not like the typical iPhone, our photo gallery, battery life will last longer with a delightful upgrade. As a brighter screen and a cinematic mode.
- Oculus Quest
VR the world of creating our own reality is here. VR bringing different perceptions, and making us live in dreams, immersing ourselves in different realities and experiences, this Gadget gives gaming the experience of reality.
- Studio Noise Cancelling Buds
If you want to tune out, from the daily noise. Your surroundings are irksome and boisterous. This gadget cancels out noise with cutting edge technology, and tunes you in your cherished music. You can snooze off from every single detail around you, and put in a instrumental beat, and just relax.
- Apple Air Tag
Produced from the company that operates our lives, and simplicity. Easy to use, simple and helps to locate any lost item. This is a life saver, that can keep track of our lost, or our easy to loose things. Connect on radar and in the Find my app, your Keys, or your backpack, or even your pet can be easily tracked down. Just attach and connect.
- Dyson air Purifier Hot + Cool
This gadget is an essential. Indoor or outdoor air can be extremely polluted, though with temperature technology and filtration this has the capability of cleaning the air, and creating a healthier air circulation
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