5 biggest technology disappointments in the first half of 2019

Samsung postponed selling folding smartphones, Apple dripping upgrades for AirPods and removing AirPower wireless chargers were disappointing points from the beginning of 2019 until now.

LG Signature OLED TV R is a smart TV model introduced at CES 2019 and is expected to be launched earlier this year. LG’s device has an impressive design, with the ability to scroll the screen when not in use to save space and increase aesthetics. However, so far the product is not on the market and representatives of the Korean electronics company did not respond when asked.

Samsung Galaxy Fold is Samsung folding screen smartphone launched with Galaxy S10 in late March 2019 and scheduled to be sold in mid-April. However, the company must postpone until June after discovering some problems in the design the screen and hinges, causing the machine to be damaged after a period of use. Samsung DJ Koh CEO then admitted the mistake of trying to push the Galaxy Fold to market even though the product was not ready. The leader of the South Korean company said it had corrected and tested 2,000 new machines before reselling the $ 1,980-USD folding phone in September.

According to Galaxy Fold, Huawei’s Mate X could not sell in June as expected due to being stuck in the US-China trade war. Royole FlexPai – the first folding screen smartphone in the world – has been quiet before. Some companies like Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo have revealed similar products but so far cannot launch. Experts once expected the first half of 2019 to be the boom of the phone with a folding screen. But so far, no commercial product has been sold.

Apple’s AirPods wireless headset is also expected to change after three years of non-upgrade Apple. However, what users receive is just the same design as the first, adding wireless charging feature in the case and voice control via Siri. The details that users need are not sound quality.

Former IBM director: “Using AI is like children play with bombs”

A former IBM head of Artificial Intelligence (AI) said AI would be popular in the future, but could be dangerous if used the wrong way.

In an interview with Business Insider about the potential of social change of AI, Manoj Saxena – former IBM Watson Director specializing in commercializing AI products and currently AI Global president, non-profit organization encouraged developing the AI ​​array – argued that this technology has a much greater “underground power” than humans are seeing.

“AI is like the power of a nuclear bomb in war,” Saxena said. “Right now, we humans are like kids playing with bombs”. According to Saxena, AI algorithms are being shaped and controlling everything in life. The world gradually uses it to make automated decisions, such as determining which universities can study, the right loan to buy a home, the type of visa and the travel opportunity, the type of dark health care favor.

“The invisible intelligence class that people are building will soon affect life, similar to the time when they first invented electricity. Initially, they only apply to some areas, but the future will be present. everywhere and surround us, “continued Saxena.

Former IBM expert assesses that AI itself has nothing good or bad, how important it is for people to apply and adjust it to determine the end result. He also predicted that the vast scale of this smart technology in the future will make everything more fair, those who master AI technology will make more money, even decide the fate of a team. or a whole country.

The problem of artificial intelligence applications is getting mixed opinions. Many experts worry that AI will “dominate” humans one day. Physics genius Stephen Hawking said the technology could soon destroy humanity, robotics expert Noel Sharkey warned a man with an AI attack or Elon Musk called on the US government to take stricter regulations. in developing AI. However, there are also negative comments, such as Tomas Mikolov, an expert working at Facebook AI Research Center (Facebook AI Research), saying that the future will have “catastrophic events” and major AI is the factor that helps humanity overcome that difficulty.