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WhatsApp To Allow Messages To Other Platforms

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After literally years of hoping, WhatsApp users are actually getting the update they’ve all dreamed of – the ability to message friends on other platforms.

Well, sometime soon, not quite yet.

Still, the fact WhatsApp has officially confirmed it is working on interoperability following a leak by WABetaInfo is huge. The update will be a bona fide gamechanger.

No more hunting through all your apps for the last message from a friend or that picture they sent you weeks ago. They’ll all be there on WhatsApp. As long as they were sent on Facebook Messenger, for now, and maybe one day Telegram or Signal one day.

That’s because the move by WhatsApp isn’t entirely just to make users’ lives easier. It follows a new EU law requiring the biggest messaging apps to interact with each other. iMessage is still under consideration.

The law also specifies that end-to-end encryption must be maintained for users even across platforms, and that they must opt-in to the function, rather than apps having automatic access.

Speaking to Wired, Dick Brouwer, an engineering director at WhatsApp, said: ‘There’s real tension between offering an easy way to offer this interoperability to third parties while at the same time preserving the WhatsApp privacy, security, and integrity bar.

‘I think we’re pretty happy with where we’ve landed.’

The function is still in beta testing, but a leaked screenshot shows a ‘third-party chats’ box in the main message menu.

It seems there are still some security and privacy issues still to be overcome – a spokesperson for Swiss messaging app Threema told Wired the system did not yet meet its standards – but the app has just six weeks to go until the EU’s deadline for interoperability.

When launched, it is expected the app will focus on secure direct messaging, including images, voice notes and videos. Groups and calls will be a long way down the line.

Nevertheless, exciting times lie ahead.

Breaking the news, the WABetaInfo team said: ‘Interoperability enables someone on a different messaging app, like Signal, to send messages to a WhatsApp user, even without a WhatsApp account. This facilitates more inclusive and diverse communication channels, enhancing the overall user experience.’

As always, WhatsApp has been busy testing and releasing additions to its mobile and desktop products.

Last month it was revealed that Chat Lock is coming to the desktop version, meaning users can now enjoy NSFW messages, well, at work.

And in excellent news for Android formatting nerds, quotes, bullet points and number lists are finally coming to WhatsApp.

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AI Expert Issue Warning To Every Human On Earth

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An artificial intelligence (AI) expert has warned there is no evidence the technology can be controlled – and so should not be developed.

Dr Roman Yampolskiy conducted an extensive review of the software to discover how it may reshape society, and said it will not always be to our advantage.

‘We are facing an almost guaranteed event with potential to cause an existential catastrophe,’ said Dr Yampolskiy.

‘No wonder many consider this to be the most important problem humanity has ever faced. The outcome could be prosperity or extinction, and the fate of the universe hangs in the balance.’

He said humans’ ability to produce intelligent software far exceeds our ability to control AI – and that no advanced intelligent systems can ever be fully controlled.

‘Why do so many researchers assume that AI control problem is solvable?’ he said. ‘To the best of our knowledge, there is no evidence for that, no proof. Before embarking on a quest to build a controlled AI, it is important to show that the problem is solvable.

‘This, combined with statistics that show the development of AI superintelligence is an almost guaranteed event, show we should be supporting a significant AI safety effort.’

One problem put forward by Dr Yampolskiy is that, as AI becomes more intelligent, there will be an infinite number of safety issues. This will make it impossible to predict them all, and existing guard rails may not be enough.

He also added that AI cannot always explain why it has decided something – or humans may not always be able to understand its reasoning – which may make it harder to understand and prevent future issues.

‘If we grow accustomed to accepting AI’s answers without an explanation, essentially treating it as an Oracle system, we would not be able to tell if it begins providing wrong or manipulative answers,’ said Dr Yampolskiy, who conducted the review for his new book, AI: Unexplainable, Unpredictable, Uncontrollable.

However, one of the most concerning elements of AI is its increasing autonomy. As AI’s ability to think for itself increases, humans’ control over it decreases. So too does safety.

‘Less intelligent agents – people – can’t permanently control more intelligent agents (ASIs),’said Dr Yampolskiy. ‘This is not because we may fail to find a safe design for superintelligence in the vast space of all possible designs, it is because no such design is possible, it doesn’t exist.

‘Superintelligence is not rebelling, it is uncontrollable to begin with.’

To minimise the risks from AI, Dr Yampolskiy said users will need to accept reduced capability, and AI must have built-in ‘undo’ options in easy-to-understand human language.

‘Humanity is facing a choice,’ he said. ‘Do we become like babies, taken care of but not in control or do we reject having a helpful guardian but remain in charge and free?’

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Mobile Google CEO Promises 11 Daydream-compatible phones

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