Day: July 21, 2019

Orlando police department scraps Amazon’s facial recognition software after a year struggling to fix glitches and bandwidth problems that made it unreliable

tts James Pero | The Daily Mail | Source URL A police department in Orlando has terminated its trial of Amazon’s AI-powered facial recognition for the second time, citing costs and complexity. According to a report from Orlando Weekly, the department ended its trial of the technology, called Rekognition, after […]

Deaf people could get ‘almost perfect’ quality hearing with cochlear implant which breaks sound signals down and rebuilds them, scientists say

Deaf people could get ‘almost perfect’ quality hearing with cochlear implant which breaks sound signals down and rebuilds them, scientists say

iSpeech Sam Blanchard | The Daily Mail | Source URL Deaf people could get ‘almost perfect’ quality hearing from a cochlear implant which deconstructs sounds as it hears them. Researchers are developing a device which they say could significantly improve the quality of what people hear through the hearing aids. […]

Google’s sister company launches Pampers ‘smart nappy’ that monitors when babies sleep, eat and need changing amid privacy fears

Google’s sister company launches Pampers ‘smart nappy’ that monitors when babies sleep, eat and need changing amid privacy fears

Powered by iSpeech Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL Pampers has worked with Google’s sister firm to release a ‘smart nappy’ that monitors babies’ sleeping, eating and changing patterns amid growing concerns about privacy. ‘Lumi’ comes with two packs of nappies, two reusable detachable sensors and a WiFi-connected […]

UK expands laser and radio frequency directed energy weapons program

UK expands laser and radio frequency directed energy weapons program

iSpeech.org David Szondy | New Atlas | Source URL The UK’s Ministry of Defence has ordered three laser and radio-frequency weapons demonstrators for the country’s Armed Forces. Today’s announcement promises £130 million (US$162 million) to test and evaluate the next generation of Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs) with field trials expected […]