China rolls out surveillance system to identify people by their body shape and walk

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China has begun rolling out new surveillance software capable of recognising people simply by the way that they walk. The "gait recognition" technology, developed by Chinese artificial intelligence firm Watrix, is capable of identifying individuals from the shape and movement of their silhouette from up to 50 metres away, even if their face is hidden. The system is currently being used by police in Beijing and Shanghai and adds to the country's formidable surveillance network that includes an estimated 170 million CCTV cameras. The software can be used on footage from standard surveillance cameras, however it does not currently work in real-time. Instead, the footage is analysed once it is recorded, which takes approximately 10 minutes.


New iPhone to improve facial recognition feature so it can see owner better, report claims

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Apple's next iPhone could bring important updates to its flagship feature, according to a new rumour. The phone could vastly improve the Face ID facial recognition that sits in the top of the handset. New technology will allow the invisible lights that are used as part of the system to illuminate people's face far better, allowing it to recognise its owners more quickly, according to a report from reliable Apple analyst Ming-chi Kuo. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


iOS 12: New iPhone software update will share location with emergency services

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Apple's new iPhone software will share its location with the emergency services. The new feature, scheduled to arrive in iOS 12 in September, should allow people calling 911 to be found far more quickly, potentially saving lives. Apple says that 80 per cent of emergency calls now come from mobile devices like its iPhones. But much of the infrastructure used to answer them is based on the landline-era – making it difficult for responders to find people when they call, despite the fact that mobile phones contain a precise way of finding and distributing their location. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph.


Google News: How does the search giant's headline aggregator work?

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Google News is checked by millions of people on a daily basis looking for quick access to a range of coverage of a given event or issue. It was founded by software developer Krishna Bharat in 2002 in response to the scramble for news that followed the attacks on the World Trade Centre on 11 September 2001. The service collects and ranks all articles on a particular topic then making international headlines into clusters, allowing readers to choose which publication's account they read. But how does Google rank the content it shows? Rather than a physical team of news editors, Google relies on an algorithm whose methodology, like Colonel Sanders' recipe for fried chicken, is a closely guarded secret.


Google AI can predict when people will die with '95 per cent accuracy'

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