Glyph Tech Shots: From Whatsapp’s new sticker AI, to Netflix’s gaming adventure. Here’s everything you need to know

Dipti Sood
August 18, 2023

RMU Provo Gears Up for Tech Transformation with New VP

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo has welcomed Daniel Harmuth as its new Vice President of Innovation Technology and Chief Information Officer. With over 30 years of IT experience, including leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies and local government, Harmuth aims to bolster the institution's technological landscape. President Cameron Martin highlights RMU's commitment to technological innovation in healthcare education, as Harmuth takes charge of enhancing information technology infrastructure, integrating innovations into academics, and nurturing partnerships with deans and IT for optimal tech integration. Harmuth's diverse background, including military service, positions him to understand and meet the university's evolving needs.

Meta's WhatsApp Beta, AI Stickers Shape the Future of Chats

WhatsApp's latest beta update introduces AI-generated stickers, allowing users to create personalized stickers using text descriptions. The feature is being tested with a limited number of users to ensure functionality and address potential issues. The update includes a "create" button in the sticker tab, where users input a description and choose from AI-generated sticker options. The AI model behind the feature hasn't been disclosed, but Meta ensures secure technology is in use. Notifications will warn against inappropriate stickers, and a watermark will indicate if a sticker was created using Meta's AI. This innovation has the potential to revolutionize sticker creation on the platform.

Entertainment Fusion, Netflix Starts Gaming Experiment in Canada, UK

Netflix is launching a gaming initiative, starting tests on specific TVs and computers in Canada and the UK. Games will first be available on selected TVs, followed by PCs and Macs through The initial testing phase features titles like "Oxenfree" and "Molehew's Mining Adventure." The move aims to broaden gaming accessibility, following Netflix's entry into mobile gaming in 2021. The games will be playable on partner devices like Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and Roku. Netflix also introduced a Game Controller app for iPhones and iPads to facilitate TV gaming via mobile devices.

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