Samsung Bixby voice support now rolls out to Indian users

Samsung on Friday announced that roll out of a new feature for its digital assistant Bixby. The smart assistant now provides voice capabilities in India. Bixby has been optimised to understand Indian accents. The newly-launched Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users can now enable Bixby’s voice capabilities (US English) by pressing the Bixby button, the company said in a statement. Consumers can activate Bixby by holding the dedicated button on the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones, or by simply saying, “Hi, Bixby.” “With…

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Coursera rolls out Netflix-style subscriptions

The shift from a pay-per-course to a subscription model was announced on Coursera’s blog by the company’s chief product officer, Tom Willerer, who previously worked at Netflix. “By rewarding faster completion, the subscription model will give you a powerful incentive to achieve your goals” Users can so far subscribe to a handful of Coursera’s more popular Specializations, with subjects including data science and the programming language Python. More courses will be added over the coming months, according to Willerer. Course completion rates for MOOCs are traditionally low, but Coursera has…

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Coursera rolls out costs for graded assignments

In a weblog put up, Coursera, the arena’s largest issuer of MOOCs, stated the costs are a part of its efforts to create a profitable commercial enterprise model. “I knew specialisations would pass nicely however a few [on the Coursera platform] have long gone stratospheric” In 2013, it introduced Signature track, an opportunity for college kids to gain verified certificates upon final touch of the direction for a rate. according to the employer, two-thirds of those who purchase a route certificate move on to complete a route. In 2014, Coursera…

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