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."


https://www.riksbank.se/en-gb/press-and-published/notices-and-press-releases/notices/2020/the-riksbank-to-test-technical-solution-for-the-e-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.


https://www.coindesk.com/binance-to-offer-white-label-exchange-infrastructure-for-local-markets

https://www.binance.com/en/blog/421499824684900422/Binance-Announces-B2B2C-Cloud-Solution-for-Launching-Digital-Asset-Trading-Platforms

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.

https://uploadvr.com/sony-psvr-2-controller-patent/

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

#VR


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.


https://venturebeat.com/2020/02/21/microsofts-codebert-ingests-public-github-repositories-to-help-you-find-code/

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

#AI #NLP


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.”


https://venturebeat.com/2020/02/21/google-launches-tensorflow-library-for-optimizing-fairness-constraints/

#AI #ML #TensorFlow



Lukashkin Sergey (C)