Week tech news #4

1. Sweden starts testing DLT based digital currency

"The Riksbank is conducting a pilot project with Accenture aimed at developing a proposal for a technical solution for an e-krona. The objective is to create, in an isolated test environment, a digital krona that is simple and user-friendly. The technical solution will be based on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), often referred to as block-chain technology. The main aim of the pilot is for the Riksbank to increase its knowledge of central bank-issued digital krona."


#cryptocurrency #DLT

2. Binance Announces Cloud Solution for Launching Digital Asset Trading Platforms

Binance Cloud provides partners and customers with the means to efficiently set up a digital asset trading platform in their local markets with features including spot market and futures trading, as well as integrations with the local bank API and peer-to-peer (P2P) fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchange services.



Developers can learn more at https://github.com/binance-exchange

#binance #blockchain #cryptocurrency

3. Sony Patents Valve Index-Like VR Controller With Finger Tracking

Sony seems to be working on a patent that detects the movement of the user's hand and the user's fingers.

However, this is just a patent but not the produced device. So this one might go or not go into production.


You can look at the picture and patent here https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2020031271&tab=PCTBIBLIO&_cid=P12-K6T6AC-51586-1


4. Microsoft’s CodeBERT ingests public GitHub repositories to help you find code

Microsoft Research Asia researchers team create a system — CodeBERT — for programming languages like Python, Java, JavaScript, and more that supports natural language understanding tasks and generation tasks.


CodeBERT: A Pre-Trained Model for Programming and Natural Languages https://arxiv.org/pdf/2002.08155.pdf


5. Google launches TensorFlow library for optimizing fairness constraints

"Google AI today released TensorFlow Constrained Optimization (TFCO), a supervised machine learning library built for training machine learning models on multiple metrics and “optimizing inequality-constrained problems.”


#AI #ML #TensorFlow