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Sri Lankan 'treated like a dog' and 'murdered,' family says

The Japan Times

The family of a Sri Lankan woman who died in March following mistreatment at a Japanese immigration center said she was "treated like a dog" after the government disclosed Thursday security camera footage of her final days. Two weeks' worth of video footage showing Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali, 33, before her death was edited to around two hours, but her family members, shocked by the content, could only get through around half of it after saying they felt unwell. Anyone could see that her condition was deteriorating. She was not treated like a human being. We want to see the whole video, not just a part of it," Wishma's younger sister Wayomi, 28, told reporters as she wept loudly. Wishma's other younger sister Poornima, 27, said at a press conference that officials had treated Wishma "like a dog," adding that "she could have been cured if they had hospitalized her temporarily." According to Shoichi Ibuski, a lawyer for the family, both Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa and Shoko Sasaki, head of the Immigration Services Agency of Japan, had met with the family and apologized earlier in the day. "I pray her soul will rest in peace.


Watch Nvidia's Autonomous Car Drive Through Snow And Winding Roads

Popular Science

It's rare that we get extended footage of autonomous cars driving in a a series of situations. Nvidia, the technology company that makes graphics cards and computers for autonomous car development, published a paper detailing a new system of deep learning that teaches itself how to drive with "minimum training data from humans." The paper also included video footage, of which we are pleased to present the highlights. The algorithm learned to detect roadways itself, based on examples of driving provided by researchers. It also is able to classify roads so well that it can still drive when there aren't painted lines, which is how many autonomous systems judge the edge of the road now.


Six Flags theme park guest says she was kicked out, harassed over short-shorts

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Some amusement parks apparently take the dress code very seriously. A woman in Oklahoma said that she was harassed by security and kicked out of a theme park because her shorts were too short. According to her, she was able to enter the park without any issues and it wasn't until a certain security officer confronted her that she had a problem.


Protecting your Nest will cost you

Boston Herald

I recently decided to invest in two outdoor security cameras for my home, and Nest seemed like a solid choice. After mounting them to the exterior of my home a week ago, I have been glued to the accompanying mobile app -- watching for deer and delivery men -- ever since. The good: Nest's smart home ecosystem is getting smarter. These handsome-looking cameras connect to an intelligent app that notifies you when there's a new sound, activity (usually a car) or a person detected. You'll have to subscribe to Nest Aware to get these specific alerts.


New AI research makes it easier to create fake footage of someone speaking

#artificialintelligence

An aspect of artificial intelligence that's sometimes overlooked is just how good it is at creating fake audio and video that's difficult to distinguish from reality. The advent of Photoshop got us doubting our eyes, but what happens when we can't rely on our other senses? The latest example of AI's audiovisual magic comes from the University of Washington, where researchers have created a new tool that takes audio files, converts them into realistic mouth movements, and then grafts those movements onto existing video. The end-result is a video of someone saying something they didn't. It's a confusing process to understand by just reading about it, so take a look at the video below: You can see two side-by-side clips of Barack Obama.