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Chinese police use facial recognition glasses

Chinese police use facial recognition glasses

Feb 16, 2018 China
Chinese police are using facial recognition software combined with advanced optics and networking to recognise suspects even in crowded subways and shopping malls.
Novel voice recognition technology completes Interpol's legal arsenal

Novel voice recognition technology completes Interpol's legal arsenal

Feb 14, 2018 Europe
Watching mainstream forensics-related TV shows could easily make us believe that there is no piece of evidence stronger than conclusive DNA samples or fingerprints. Yet, that would be forgetting the importance of voice recognition. Thanks to new Speaker-Identification technology and a large database of voices maintained by Interpol, the latter will now become much easier.
AI computer vision breakthrough IDs poachers in under half a second

AI computer vision breakthrough IDs poachers in under half a second

Feb 13, 2018 United States
Thousands of animals including elephants, tigers, rhinos, and gorillas are poached each year. Researchers have long been applying AI to protect wildlife.
New algorithms to train robots

New algorithms to train robots

Feb 8, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed new techniques for robots or computer programs to learn how to perform tasks by interacting with a human instructor.
The future of farming with cow facial recognition

The future of farming with cow facial recognition

Feb 6, 2018 United Kingdom
Using predictive imaging analysis to monitor the health and well-being of crops and livestock by providing the information to make better decisions, solving problems before they occur.
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Autonomous mobile picking robots learn, fast

Autonomous mobile picking robots learn, fast

Feb 5, 2018 Worldwide
In the past five years or so several major research groups have demonstrated that robots can learn to grasp novel varied objects with accuracy levels around 80-85%. Still performance levels, even in the labs, are sub-human but this is changing fast.
British Airways using facial recognition

British Airways using facial recognition

Feb 2, 2018 United States, United Kingdom
British Airways has become the first airline to trial self-service biometric boarding gates on international flights out of the USA, working in partnership with Los Angeles Airport.
Applying machine learning to the universe's mysteries

Applying machine learning to the universe's mysteries

Jan 31, 2018 United States
Computers can beat chess champions, simulate star explosions, and forecast global climate. We are even teaching them to be infallible problem-solvers and fast learners.
Artificial intelligence predicts corruption

Artificial intelligence predicts corruption

Jan 25, 2018 Spain
Researchers have created a computer model based on neural networks which provides in which Spanish provinces cases of corruption can appear with greater probability, as well as the conditions that favor their appearance. This alert system confirms that the probabilities increase when the same party stays in government more years.
IDTechEx TVNext big breakthrough in robotics

Next big breakthrough in robotics

Jan 25, 2018 United States
While drones and driverless cars dominate the headlines, another breakthrough—robot dexterity—is likely to have an even greater impact in both business and everyday life.
3D printing inside the body

3D printing inside the body

Jan 23, 2018 United States
For the first time, researchers have shown that an optical fiber as thin as a human hair can be used to create microscopic structures with laser-based 3D printing.