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Introducing Microsoft PowerToys, an easier way to customize Windows 10

We all wanted to customize our windows 10 with new features provided by other OS like Ubuntu and other Linux distros. But customizing Windows 10 with other third party applications is a much of hectic job and is much harder to get used to it. Microsoft PowerToys is a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows experience for greater productivity. Inspired by the Windows 95 era PowerToys project, this reboot provides power users with ways to squeeze more efficiency out of the Windows 10 shell and customize it for individual workflows. Read more »

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What is Face App? Why is it collecting user data?

FaceApp is a mobile application for iOS and Android developed by Russian company Wireless Lab. The app generates highly realistic transformations of faces in photographs by using neural networks based on artificial intelligence. The app can transform a face to make it smile, look younger, look older, or change gender.

The basic process of machine learning is to give training data to a learning algorithm. The learning algorithm then generates a new set of rules, based on inferences from the data. This is in essence generating a new algorithm, formally referred to as the machine learning model. By using different training data, the same learning algorithm could be used to generate different models. For example, the same type of learning algorithm could be used to teach the computer how to translate languages or predict the stock market.

Here FaceApp is collecting the users face data to train the computer, as creating a non-existent face using the same algorithm doesn’t produce a better algorithm, program. So, in-order to create the best algorithm data collection is must.

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