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BusinessToday.in | May 8, 2018

OnePlus Colours Flash Unintentionally; Amitabh Bachchan deletes tweet
Only days before the official launch of the next-generation smartphone by OnePlus, its colours have been accidently revealed. The smartphone's India brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, tweeted a series of images where he is seen with OnePlus CEO Pete Lau and the colours of the phone are clearly visible. However, the tweet featuring the images were deleted and OnePlus posted a separate video that shows the slow-motion abilities of the camera and the slo-mo camera feature as well. The video does not feature the colours of the phone.

Google I/O 2018: Android P, Google Assistant, AI and more to feature on first day
The Google annual developer conference, I/O 2018 will be held from May 8 to May 10 2018 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. The event will feature product updates, details about Android P. Google Assistant, Wear OS and more. Google is also expected to reveal new features in the world of artificial intelligence and augmented reality to take on Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft. The event follows two other major developer conferences, Facebook's F8 and Microsoft's Build. Both conferences discussed data privacy issues that seem to be plaguing most big internet companies.

Microsoft launches Artificial Intelligence initiative for people with disabilities
Microsoft has announced the launch of an AI-based accessibility initiative to build better technology for people with disabilities. The company's CEO, Satya Nadella kicked off Microsoft's annual conference for software developers where he mentioned about the new "AI for Accessibility" initiative. The five-year initiative for accessibility will have seed grants for startups, non-profit organizations and academic researchers and also deeper investments and expertise from Microsoft researchers.

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