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Apple proposes emojis for differently-abled

The emojis must first be adopted by Unicode Consortium. After the non-profit organisation releases its guidelines, software makers such as Apple and Google

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  • Apple has proposed a Unicode Consortium
  • It will be soon releasing emoticons for differently abled
  • For this, the emojis shave to be first accepted by the consortium

In an attempt to better represent differently-abled people, Apple has proposed Unicode Consortium — the non-profit organisation that governs the global standard for emojis — to add 13 new emojis including a service dog, a wheelchair and prosthetic limbs.

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Apple will release emoticons for differently abled soon. IANS

“Apple is requesting the addition of emoji to better represent individuals with disabilities. Currently, emoji provide a wide range of options, but may not represent the experiences of those with disabilities,” The company wrote in the proposal.

“Diversifying the options available helps fill a significant gap and provides a more inclusive experience for all,” the Cupertino-headquartered giant added.

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The tech giant reportedly consulted with top organisations for differently-abled, such as the American Council of the Blind, Cerebral Palsy Foundation and National Association of the Deaf, to put together the proposal.

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Unicode Consortium will be looking into the proposal. VOA

The emojis must first be adopted by Unicode Consortium. After the non-profit organisation releases its guidelines, software makers such as Apple and Google design versions for their respective platforms. That is why emojis look different on Android and iOS platforms, according to CNN. IANS

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Apple’s Head Of Search and Head of Siri’s Advanced Development quits Amidst Siri Reshuffle

According to a report in The Information on Thursday, Apple has confirmed both the departures

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According to a report in The Information on Thursday, Apple has confirmed both the departures. Pixabay

Apple’s Head of Search Vipul Ved Prakash and Tom Gruber, Head of Siri’s Advanced Development Group, have quit the company which is currently reshuffling its Siri team.

According to a report in The Information on Thursday, Apple has confirmed both the departures.

One of the original Siri co-founders, Gruber “will be pursuing personal interests in photography and ocean conservation”.

Prakash joined Apple in 2013 after Apple acquired the search engine and analytics firm Topsy where he served as a CEO.

“The deal was valued at upwards of $224 million. Apple shut down Topsy two years after its acquisition,” reports 9to5mac.com.

Revealing its future plans, Apple last week formally announced to make ex-Google executive John Giannandrea its Chief of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy.

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Apple has invested in Siri and HomeKit to compete with Google Home and Alexa-based smart home systems. Flickr

Reporting to CEO Tim Cook, Giannandrea who joined Apple in April will be in charge of Apple’s ML division, Siri and the Core ML team.

Giannandrea will look after further development of Core ML and Siri technologies.

According to media reports, Apple lags behind from Google and Amazon in key AI areas like Natural Language Processing (NLP) and computer vision needed to power voice assistant features in Siri.

Apple has invested in Siri and HomeKit to compete with Google Home and Alexa-based smart home systems.

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In 2017, Apple added an AI chip called Neural Engine to the A11 Bionic for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X to work with the Image Signal Processor (ISP). (IANS)