Meta will launch a new AI chatbot for all Meta social apps besides Threads that will transform the way people interact on WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger. The beta rollout will include celebrity chatbot collaborations from the likes of Kendall Jenner, Snoop Dogg, Paris Hilton, MrBeast, and Tom Brady. Will Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his Meta AI chatbot platforms catch up with OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google Bard?. The new AI is promising a wide range of artificial intelligence features, from chatbots with personality to AI-generated stickers. In addition to Meta's conversation assistant.
The subscription for Nigeria's Fifth Generation network has reached the 500,000 mark. The Executive Vice Chairman, of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Dantatta, who revealed this at a media parley recently in Kano noted that NCC is also promising to achieve at least 50 percent broadband coverage of the nation before the end of 2023. NCC also revealed that general internet subscriptions reached 159.5 million from less than 100 million in 2015. The Executive Chairman of the NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, noted that the national target to achieve 70 percent broadband penetration by 2025 was receiving renewed attention from the Commission.
According to a statement by NCC’s spokesperson, Mr. Rueben Muoka, Danbatta gave statistics. The statement quoted the NCC boss as saying that the various efforts of the Commission to improve broadband penetration were yielding fruitful results with the current estimates as of July 2023 standing at 47.01 per cent.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has unveiled an application known as the Power Outage Reporting System to enable electricity consumers report electricity disruptions and outages to Distribution Companies (DisCo). The unveiling ceremony was held on Monday at NERC’s Headquarters in Abuja where the NERC Chairman, Sanusi Garba revealed that the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) would be utilized as a test-run for the app pending a national roll-out for all DisCos.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Friday appointed Khalil Suleiman Hailiu as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI). This was made known on Friday in a statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.
Tech company, Apple, is set to unveil its latest iPhone product, the iPhone 15 today, September 12. This model will be unveiled at the company’s “Wanderlust” event in Cupertino, California, United States Of America, and is expected to come in four variants: iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, a Forbes report stated.
Google on Tuesday announced the appointment of Alex Okosi as Managing Director for Google in Africa to help businesses and economies grow. Okosi replaced former Country Director, Dr. Juliet Ehimuan. Prior to the appointment, Okosi has been serving as the Managing Director fro Youtube in Europe, the Middle East and Africa Emerging Markets. In his new role, Okosi will be responsible for Google’s operations in Africa including programmes to assist businesses and economies on the continent to grow, as well as expanding access and providing tools to help the next billion users get more from the Web.
The owner of social media platform, X (formerly known as Twitter), Elon Musk disclosed that audio and video calls would be introduced to the platform. He made this known on Thursday via a post on his official page on X, although a launch date for the new feature was not specified. According to his post, “Video & audio calls coming to X. Works on iOS, Android, Mac & PC. No phone number is needed.