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Hong Kong is testing high-tech monitoring systems for 'smart' prisons

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Prisons in Hong Kong are testing a variety of high-tech services that will allow correctional facilities to better track inmates, according to the South China Morning Post. The city's Commissioner of Correctional Services, Danny Woo Ying-min, claimed the new services will be used to monitor for abnormal behavior among the incarcerated, prevent self-harm, and operate the prisons more efficiently. The "smart prison" initiative includes strapping inmates with fitness tracker-style wristbands that monitor location and activity, including heart rate. Some facilities will also start to use video surveillance systems that can identify any unusual behavior, fights and attempts to inflict harm on one's self. Correctional Services is also testing robots that will be used to search for drugs in feces from inmates.


BetterU Education Corp. $BTRU.ca – #AI in India's educational sector #edtech « AGORACOM Small-cap Investor Relations Blog

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The Ministry Human Resource Department, in a press release, said that several national tech universities in the country have set up AI centres for education and research and development. These universities include the Indian Institutes of Technology in Kharagpur and Madras and the Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing in Kancheepuram. Also involved are the National Institute of Technology in Silchar and the National Institute of Technology in Bhopal. Their centres will offer courses related to AI, for example, in deep learning foundations and applications, reinforcement learning, probabilistic reasoning, predictive and prescriptive data analytics, system identification, physical cybersecurity, and digital image processing. India's acts and statutes that govern these institutions allow them to freely collaborate with institutions and universities across the world for academic and research.


Image Classification: Counting Part II

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In Part I, we saw a few examples of image classification. In particular counting objects seemed to be difficult for convolutional neural networks. After sharing my work on the fast.ai Now we can create a learner and train it on this new dataset. Wow! Look at that, this time we're getting 100% accuracy.


How image analysis competitions can promote faster, more collaborative AI research

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The rise of AI in medical imaging has paved way for the improvement of workflow standardization, consistency and dependability imaging providers need in order to achieve the best patient care. However, as when implementing any new kind of technology into clinical workflows, there are challenges. In a special report published Jan. 30 in the inaugural issue of Radiology: Artificial Intelligence, Luciano M. Prevedello, MD, and chief of imaging informatics at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, and colleagues recognize these challenges, but also offer potential solutions--specifically image-based competitions--which could foster collaborative AI research. The authors noted that although AI holds exciting opportunities for medical imaging, challenges related to data complexity, data access and curation, patient privacy, transferability of algorithms to mass markets and the integration of AI in clinical workflows must be addressed first in order to effectively bring AI to the forefront of augmenting patient care. "Readily available, well-curated, and labeled data of high quality is paramount to performing effective research in this area," Prevedello et al. wrote.


Intel AI Protects Animals with National Geographic Society, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Intel Newsroom

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What's New: Non-profit RESOLVE's* new TrailGuard AI* camera uses Intel-powered artificial intelligence (AI) technology to detect poachers entering Africa's wildlife reserves and alert park rangers in near real-time so poachers can be stopped before killing endangered animals. TrailGuard AI builds on anti-poaching prototypes funded by Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and National Geographic Society. "By pairing AI technology with human decision-makers, we can solve some of our greatest challenges, including illegal poaching of endangered animals. With TrailGuard AI, Intel's Movidius technology enables the camera to capture suspected poacher images and alerts park rangers, who will ultimately decide the most appropriate response." How It Works: TrailGuard AI uses Intel Movidius Vision Processing Units (VPUs) for image processing, running deep neural network algorithms for object detection and image classification inside the camera.


Here are the 5 best Amazon deals right now

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This Wednesday, there are great deals on Kindles, smart alarm systems, and more. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today's newsroom and any business incentives. There are sales happening every day, all around you. But if you aren't looking for them, you might miss a killer discount on something you've wanted to buy for ages but have been waiting for the right time.


Build a DIY security camera with neural compute stick (part 1)

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In 1933, a chicken keeper and amateur photographer decided to find the culprit who was stealing his eggs. Since its inception, security cameras are everywhere nowadays, most of the claimed "smart ones" work by streaming videos back to a monitor or a server so as someone or some software can analyze video frames and hopefully find some useful information from them. They consume a large amount of network bandwidth and power to stream videos even though ten image frames are all we need to know who was stealing the eggs. They are also facing a dilemma of out of service when the network is unstable, images cannot be analyzed and the "smart" becomes "dumb". Edge computing is a network model which enables data processing occurs at the edge of the network where the camera is located, eliminating the need to send videos to a central server for processing.


Will the digital transformation of radiology give doctors enhanced x-ray vision?

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For healthcare professionals, this requires the clearest x-ray images possible to facilitate fast and accurate diagnosis of patients. Drawing on longstanding experience in the development of radiology and imaging solutions, technologies delivered by Thales provide hospitals with exceptional image quality, rapid image acquisition and processing, coupled with connectivity capabilities that enable instant clinical data transmission. New-generation solutions go further by capitalizing on synergies in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, big data and data management, and the Internet of Things. "Our ongoing research that looks to embed artificial intelligence and deep learning into our solutions allows for a better diagnosis so that the patient is treated quickly and correctly," says Inès Mouga, Strategy & Innovation Director. "We provide healthcare professionals with unparalleled visual support through the sharpest-ever radiological image detection and interpretation solutions. With increasing amounts of data flowing given the digitalization of the health sector, we are also providing customers with the innovative cybersecurity solutions they need to protect their radiology systems."


AI's Impact On Healthcare Industry

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The applications of artificial intelligence (AI) have remarkably transformed the healthcare industry. AI in the healthcare is making hype because its capacity to fetch information, process it and conclude it without direct human input. AI accomplishes the functions faster and without making errors. AI in this industry is used to analyze diseases or treatments techniques and patients' outcome. The advanced AI-driven technologies provide unique solutions, which eliminate mundane tasks, mitigate risks, and improve the efficiency of the chain of the process.