Category: ICT & Science
Scientists urge world to stop killer robots
The world must act quickly to avert a future in which autonomous robots with artificial intelligence roam the battlefields killing humans, scientists and arms experts warned at an elite gathering in the Swiss Alps. Rules must be agreed to prevent the development of such weapons, they said at a 19-23..
DataSoft recognized by CMMI Institute
DataSoft Systems has become the first company in Bangladesh to have achieved the highest recognition a software firm could have in the world for its engineering capabilities and high maturity in applications. DataSoft was recognized by the US-based CMMI Institute as the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5 software..
Govt making big plans for ICT infrastructure: Palak
The government is taking massive plans to develop necessary infrastructure for the ICT sector and create skilled manpower, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, state minister for ICT division, said yesterday. The government is also working to help the industry earn $1 billion in software export and outsourcing by 2018, and take the..
Bangladesh should focus on ICT based service sector
Bangladesh is on the right track of its development drive but needs to grow its economy further and maintain social stability to achieve an advanced society, said South Korean Ambassador in Dhaka AHN Seong-doo. In his first interview with the media after his arrival, the diplomat, who earlier served as..
Increased number of science-minded students stressed
Speakers at a seminar here have observed that substantial and sustainable boosting the number of science-minded students and youths has become indispensable for flourishing the sector of information and communication technology. They opined that increasing the number of science-minded students with ICT knowledge could be effective means of ensuring their..
BlackBerry moving completely to Android in 2016
Following the moderate commercial success and generally positive reception of its latest Priv smartphone, BlackBerry has announced that it is going all-in as far as Android is concerned. Company CEO John Chen confirmed in an interview at CES that all BlackBerry smartphones launched this year will run Google’s operating system…
10,000 to get training on citizen journalism
The government will impart training to some 10,000 entrepreneurs of union digital centres (UDC) on citizen journalism to regularly post grassroots development news on UP websites and various social networking sites. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division and Tathyaseba Barta Sangstha..
DU Bose Lecture to be held tomorrow
The ‘Bose Lecture-2016’ will be held at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of Dhaka University tomorrow. Marking the 122nd birth anniversary of noted scientist Professor Satyendra Nath Bose, Bose Centre for Advance Studies and Research in Natural Science of DU will organize the programme, said a press release..
4G waiting to be introduce this year
State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim today said the government wants to float spectrum auction for introducing fourth generation (4G) mobile phone service in Bangladesh. “We have planned to introduce 4G in this New Year and primary works for this have already been completed,” the state minister disclosed..
Facebook activates ‘safety check’ for Manipur quake
With a powerful earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale rocking India’s north-eastern region early Monday, Facebook has activated its safety check tool to help people in the area let friends and family know they are safe. “A major earthquake just struck northeastern India and we have activated Safety Check..
‘Teachers should have appropriate ICT knowledge’
Teachers should have appropriate knowledge on information and communication technology (ICT), preparing teaching methodologies and teaching skills to make lessons easily understandable. Education experts viewed this at inaugural ceremony of a 24-day training course on ‘Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for ICT, Bangladesh & Global Studies and Chemistry at Rangpur Government..
Controversial cyber-security law
China passed a controversial new anti-terrorism law on December 27th, 2015 that requires technology firms to help decrypt information, but not install security “backdoors” as initially planned, and allows the military to venture overseas on counter-terror operations. The law has attracted deep concern in Western capitals, not only because of..
Zuckerberg to build AI for home help
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said he plans to build artificial intelligence (AI) to help him around the house and with his work. In a post on the social media site, he said his personal challenge this year would be to build a “simple AI” similar to the butler Jarvis..
Professional Diploma in Web & E-Commerce
If you’re thinking about going back to school and continue your professional development, you might want to consider taking a certificate or professional diploma program. With concentrated classes and practical skills, certifications and diplomas can be a great alternative to a traditional bachelor’s or master’s degree program. The fact is..
Windows 10 now claims nearly 10% of desktop OS market share
Launched around five months ago, Windows 10 now claims nearly 10% (9.96% to be exact) of the desktop OS market share, according to latest data from market research firm Net Applications. That’s an increase of just less than 1% from November, when the share was exact 9%. Given the fact..
No alternative to enhancing human-resource for digital economy: Palak
State Minister for Information Communication and Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Saturday night in an orientation program said, there is no alternative to enhancing human-resource to establish Digital Economy and to uplift Information and Technology sector. He was addressing as chief guest at the auditorium of Khulna University of Engineering..
Unsustainable Market Share: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said that the company’s current smartphone market share is “unsustainable”. He, however, argued that their aim is to create a world where a device is of lesser importance compared to the services it can access. “I think we do ourselves a disservice if we measure..
Speaker asks students to attain IT skills
Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today urged the students to attain skills in information technology (IT) to face the global competition and achieve the goal of 21st century. “Students should be more skilled in information technology to compete globally, achieve the challenges of 21st century and..
BTRC reconsidering daily recharge cap decision
The telecom regulator is reconsidering its decision to put a daily recharge limit of Tk 500 for pre-paid mobile subscribers, after uproar from users and operators. “We have decided to revisit the decision considering the inconvenience of the subscribers,” said Shahjahan Mahmood, chairman of the Bangladesh Telecom-munication Regulatory Commission, after..