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AI system can blow the whistle if people can't keep their distance


Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence monitoring system to keep track of whether people are social distancing in public spaces, and alerting local authorities if they are not. Griffith University researchers developed the system to monitor the movement of crowds of people in real-time and then applied it to look for instances of people not maintaining social distancing. An AI system which can detected social distancing breaches in real time has been praised by its creators, but raised worries with privacy advocates.Credit:Paul Jeffers Lead researcher Professor Dian Tjondronegoro, an expert in the integration of AI and business innovation, said they moved to allay any privacy concerns around the system by ensuring that no data was stored by it at any time. "We knew we couldn't keep everything on the server because it would be very slow in processing and there are also privacy concerns," he said.

Robot doctors: Artificial intelligence technology could change medicine


While robotic surgery already exists, the rapid rise of artificial intelligence advancing the medical industry means we're only going to see more of it. And leading experts say it's not as far off as we might think. Professor Dian Tjondronegoro, of Southern Cross University, has listed the top five ways we will see robots in medicine in the next decade. Virtual doctors could help us through our smartwatches, with their advice verified by a human doctor, alerting us to potential emergencies before they happen, saving the health system millions. And Prof Tjondronegoro said because the doctor-to-patient ratio was continually decreasing globally, AI was going to transform the future of healthcare.

How the Utilization of IoT is Benefitting the Airport Security


The digital networking of camera systems presents the prospects of improving the ways, where resources are used to design procedures efficiently and also reduce costs. FREMONT, CA: As per a research, firm Statista, there are more than 20 billion end devices that have been already networked through the Internet, and by the next year, the number will increase more than three times by. The end devices have become more intelligent and efficient, which is driven by the advancement conducted in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and even 5G. IoT helps the cameras to assist the users in increasing their understanding of the behaviors of the passengers and employees. The knowledge about different technologies opens up new opportunities for advancing the procedures and reduces downtime.

Facial recognition tech allows passengers to clear airport security in Shanghai


Passengers checking into flights at Shanghai's Hongqiao International Airport can now use their face to prove their identity thanks to the rollout of facial recognition technology. The airport this week unveiled self-service kiosks for flight and baggage check-in, security clearance, and boarding powered by facial recognition technology. While many airports in China already use facial recognition to help speed up security checks, Shanghai's system is being billed as the first to be fully automated. "It is the first time in China to achieve self-service for the whole check-in process," said Zhang Zheng, general manager of the ground services department for Spring Airlines, the first airline to adopt the system at Hongqiao Airport. Currently, only Chinese identity cardholders can use the technology.

The Woeful TSA Doesn't Need More Staff. It Needs This Tech


American airport security has never been something to look forward to, but in the past few weeks, it's attained new levels of misery. The busy summer travel season is only just starting, and already the public's been warned to expect the worst. Understaffed Transport Security Administration checkpoints mean lines spilling out of airport doors. Hauled before Congress for a ritual grilling, TSA chief Peter Neffenger pledged to increase staffing (including sniffer dogs) and encourage more people to enroll in the TSA Pre-Check program, in which trusted travelers (who've undergone background checks and paid a fee) pass through a quicker, less rigorous screening. He sacked his head of security.