The Weekly Authority: ☕ T time for OnePlus


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⚡ Welcome to The Weekly Authority, the Android Authority e-newsletter that breaks down the highest Android and tech information from the week. The 206th version right here, with the OnePlus 10T launch, attainable Pixel 7 launch and launch dates, a brand new sport from Witcher 3 builders, and far more…

📚 I’ve been taking a break from gaming this week and doing a number of studying after discovering a brand new, completely magical bookshop on a current journey to Edinburgh.

Well-liked information this week

OnePlus 10T back panel next to a stack of books

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Geralt fights a monster in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


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GSuite Google Workspace on computer and phone

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An Apple self driving test vehicle

One of many take a look at autos Apple is utilizing for autonomous driving.

Following on from Wired‘s characteristic about EV makers determining what ladies need, a research by Pew Analysis has revealed that girls are extra skeptical of self-driving automobiles than males. And it’s not simply driverless automobiles — general, ladies are extra skeptical than males concerning the makes use of of synthetic intelligence.

  • The research confirmed 37% of males suppose driverless automobiles are a good suggestion, whereas solely 17% of ladies agree.
  • Over 50% of ladies stated they wouldn’t really feel comfy driving on a highway alongside self-driving automobiles, in comparison with simply 35% of males.
  • And solely 27% of ladies would really be keen to trip in a driverless automotive, in comparison with 46% of males.
  • Girls are additionally extra possible than males (33% vs 20%) to suppose that self-driving automobiles may result in a rise in auto crashes.

This is applicable to driverless public transport too, with over 50% of ladies opposing using self-driving know-how for buses in comparison with simply 35% of males.

What about different makes use of of synthetic intelligence?

The research additionally confirmed:

  • Solely 42% of ladies within the US stated tech has had a optimistic affect on society, in comparison with 54% of males.
  • Girls are additionally much less possible than males (13% in comparison with 22%) to precise pleasure slightly than concern concerning the elevated use of AI in day by day life.
  • And over 30% of ladies surveyed stated they’re not sure if police utilizing face recognition know-how is a good suggestion, in comparison with 22% of males.

The design of AI applied sciences

Girls additionally confirmed extra concern for who’s concerned within the design and implementation of AI applied sciences.

  • Extra ladies than males (67% vs 58%) stated they felt it was vital for social media firms to incorporate folks of various genders and races when designing their algorithms.
  • Girls are additionally extra uncertain than males that AI laptop packages are capable of constantly make truthful selections when confronted with advanced conditions. Solely 22% of ladies surveyed stated they thought it was attainable to design AI packages that might constantly make truthful selections, in comparison with 38% of males.

Personally, I feel driverless automobiles are a good suggestion, however I’m unsure how I really feel about something bigger like an autonomous bus or truck. And I ponder whether there’s such gender disparity over makes use of of AI within the dwelling, like robotic vacuum cleaners or robotic garden mowers?

Tech Calendar

  • August 10: Samsung Unpacked (Galaxy Z Flip 4, Fold 4, Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Professional?)
  • September 1: OnePlus 10T pre-orders open (US)
  • September 2-6: IFA Berlin
  • September 10 @ 9 PM CEST: Ubisoft Ahead showcase
  • September 29: OnePlus 10T on sale
  • October 6: Pixel 7 launch? (TBC)
  • October 13: Pixel 7 on sale? (TBC)
  • November 8: Cranium and Bones launch date on Xbox Sequence S/X, PS5, PC, Stadia, and Luna
  • November 9: God of Warfare: Ragnarok launches on PS4, PS5

Tech Tweet of the Week

Doc Brown in Back to the Future

Who’d have thought the lottery was a great way to catch time vacationers?

One thing additional: From The Hustle, this week in 2017, Luis Fonsi’s Despacito grew to become the most-watched YouTube video of all time, with 3 billion-plus views. What’s the most-watched video at this time? Child Shark Dance (sorry prematurely!)

Paula Beaton, Copy Editor.


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