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This interactive installation gives you the ability to converse with Holocaust survivors – Mashable Originals

Dimensions in Testimony is a revolutionary project which allows a person to have a Q&A with a Holocaust survivor via projection technology. Created by the USC Shoah Foundation in partnership with the Genesis Philanthropy Group. The projections have the ability to answer a specific questions someone may have for a survivor.

IBM exec says we need to get the world ready for quantum computing

In this special edition of MashTalk, Mashable sits down with Dario Gil, COO of Research at IBM, at CES 2019.

Gil details IBM’s latest announcement of IBM Q System One, the world’s first commercial quantum computer, and explains why widespread use and teaching of quantum computing is a lot closer than we think.

She’s was abandoned and abused as a child. Now she’s on a mission to teach a million girls how to code

Mariéme Jamme is one of these people that give you a sense of hope for the future. She’s an enterpreneur, coder, and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, who is using the influence and power of voice to offer a helping hand to a new generation of women around the world. 

Following an extremely traumatic childhood, Jamme taught herself how to read and write at the age of 16. Today, through her organisation iamtheCODE, she is on a mission to teach one million girls and women how to code and be digitally savvy citizens.

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Google will bring its Assistant to Android Messages

It’s only been a few weeks since Google brought the Assistant to Google Maps to help you reply to messages, play music and more. This feature first launched in English and will soon start rolling out to all Assistant phone languages. In addition, Google also today announced that the Assistant will come to Android Messages, the standard text messaging app on Google’s mobile operating system, in the coming months.

If you remember Allo, Google’s last failed messaging app, then a lot of this will sound familiar. For Allo, after all, Assistant support was one of the marquee features. The different, though, is that for the time being, Google is mostly using the Assistant as an additional layer of smarts in Messages while in Allo, you could have full conversations with a special Assistant bot.

In Messages, the Assistant will automatically pop up suggestion chips when you are having conversations with somebody about movies, restaurants and the weather. That’s a pretty limited feature set for now, though Google tells us that it plans to expand it over time.

What’s important here is that the suggestions are generated on your phone (and that may be why the machine learning model is limited, too, since it has to run locally). Google is clearly aware that people don’t want the company to get any information about their private text chats. Once you tap on one of the Assistant suggestions, though, Google obviously knows that you were talking about a specific topic, even though the content of the conversation itself is never sent to Google’s servers. The person you are chatting with will only see the additional information when you push it to them.