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The Walden Pond – How Artificial Intelligence Libraries are Accelerating Investigation and …


Jay was previously the Chief Strategy Officer at kCura before he founded NexLP, a pioneering AI company in Chicago acquired by Reveal.

Motorola Solutions Launches the First In-Car Video System Enabled by Artificial Intelligence


The M500, Motorola Solutions' AI-enabled in-car video system for law enforcement, introduces advanced analytics to drive operational efficiency, safety and transparency for law enforcement and citizens. The M500, Motorola Solutions' AI-enabled in-car video system for law enforcement, introduces advanced analytics to drive operational efficiency, safety and transparency for law enforcement and citizens. CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Motorola Solutions today introduced the first AI-enabled in-car video system for law enforcement, the M500. The solution is bringing more powerful capabilities to the police vehicle to enhance awareness and safety while building trust and transparency throughout communities. The M500 features new backseat passenger analytics which automatically start the in-car camera recording as soon as an individual enters the back of a police car.

Artificial cell can be used to destroy germs such as E. coli and clean up pollution in water

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Scientists have developed an artificial cell that can eat bacteria – just like the hungry video game character Pac-Man. The cells are the size of a red blood cell and can be used to'eat' bad bacteria such as E coli, deliver drugs to sites in the body and clean up pollution in water. The Pac-Man cell was created by researchers at New York and Chicago universities by piercing a microscopic hole in a sphere made from a polymer to allow matter to enter or exit. The cell can be made to pump or'eat' by shining a light on it. The research was published in Nature.

Executive Interview: Chuck Brooks, Cybersecurity Expert - AI Trends


Chuck Brooks, president of Brooks Consulting, globally recognized as a subject-matter expert on Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies, sees the coming proliferation of IoT devices as expanding the threat landscape. His experience helps to put it in perspective. In government, he has received two Presidential appointments, by George W. Bush to a legislative position at the Department of Homeland Security, and by Ronald Reagan as an assistant to the director of Voice of America. In industry, Chuck has served in executive roles for General Dynamics, Xerox, Rapiscan Systems, and SRA. Today, Chuck is on the Adjunct Faculty at Georgetown University's Graduate Applied Intelligence Program and the Graduate Cybersecurity Program, where he teaches courses on risk management, homeland security, and cybersecurity. He has an MA in International relations from the University of Chicago, a BA in Political Science from DePauw University, and a Certificate in International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law. He recently spent a few minutes with AI Trends Editor John P. Desmond to discuss the state of cybersecurity today.

Real Talk: Intersectionality and AI


In 1989, Kimberlé Crenshaw, now a law professor at UCLA and the Columbia School of Law, first proposed the concept of intersectionality. In an article published in the University of Chicago Legal Forum, she critiqued the inability of the law to protect working Black women against discrimination. She discussed three cases, including one against General Motors, in which the court rejected discrimination claims with the argument that anti-discrimination law only protected single-identity categories. Black women, the court said, could not be discriminated against based on the combination of identities, in this case race and gender. Intersectionality, at its core, represents the interconnected nature of our identity.

Robots head to college in fall


If you (or a family member) is heading to college this fall, you should brace for something unexpected. Robots are coming to college campuses and often to dorm rooms as on-campus delivery takes off. A leader in the space has been Starship Technologies, which is adding four additional college campuses to its delivery portfolio: University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), University of Kentucky (UK), University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach, FL campus. The company will have a global fleet of over 1000 robots, and it has been shrewd in exploiting relationships with institutions that side-step civic regulatory regimes. The service has already started with an initial set of merchants and hours at UNR and Embry-Riddle and will be fully operational when students return for classes.

Artificial Intelligence: 7 Ways AI Can Change Better World


At a nondescript building near downtown Chicago, Marc Gyongyosi along with also the small but growing team of IFM/Onetrack.AI have a single principle that rules them: think easy. The words have been written in easy ribbon on a simple sheet of paper that is stuck into a back upstairs wall of the industrial two-story workspace. Sitting at his desk, situated near an oft-used ping-pong table along with prototypes of drones out of his school days suspended overhead, Gyongyosi throws some keys on a notebook to pull grainy video footage of a forklift driver running his car in a warehouse. It had been seized from overhead courtesy of a Onetrack. Artificial intellect is impacting the potential of virtually every business and every individual being. Artificial intelligence has acted as the primary catalyst of emerging technologies such as large statistics, robotics and IoT, and it'll continue to function as a technological innovator for the near future.

Amid the Labor Shortage, Robots Step in to Make the French Fries WSJD - Technology

In a White Castle just southeast of Chicago, the 100-year-old purveyor of fast food has played host for the past year to an unusual, and unusually hardworking, employee: a robotic fry cook. Flippy, as the robot is known, is no gimmick, says Jamie Richardson, a White Castle vice president. It works 23 hours a day (one hour is reserved for cleaning) and has operated almost continuously for the past year, manning--or robot-ing--the fry station at White Castle No. 42 in Merrillville, Ind. An industrial robot arm sheathed in a grease-proof, white fabric sleeve, it slides along a rail attached to the ceiling, lifting and lowering each basket when ready, immune to spatters and spills. White Castle is so pleased with Flippy's performance that, in partnership with its maker, Miso Robotics, the chain plans to roll out an improved version, Flippy 2.0, to 10 more of its restaurants across the country. There were more than 1.3 million unfilled job openings at restaurants and hotels as of the end of May, double the number a year earlier, according to the Labor Department.

Citizen crime app releases Protect, an on-demand subscription security feature

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

After months of testing, Citizen, the crime and neighborhood watch app, is releasing Protect, a subscription-based feature that lets users contact virtual agents for help if they feel they're in danger. According to Citizen, the feature can connect users with a Protect agent either through video, audio, or text available around the clock. The company said audio and text-only communication allows users to discreetly call for help "in difficult situations" where they might not be able to or are scared to be seen calling 911. Protect began beta testing earlier this year as the feature has been available to 100,000 users, Citizen said. The new feature comes as Citizen currently has more than 8 million users who have sent out more than billion alerts in major U.S. cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and the San Francisco Bay Area.

The 12 Best AI Movies/TV Series of All Time


Sense8 was an eight-hour Netflix Original series created by Lana and Andy Wachowski, and J. Michael Straczynski. The science fiction series starred eight characters worldwide, connected by a bond that can be felt through every sense. Sense8 follows the inhabitants of Chicago, who are all connected by more than just two or three senses; they are experiencing everything that their counterparts are seeing, sensing, hearing, and feeling. The series is a love story between two characters, and as they become more connected to their sense counterparts, they begin to feel their partners' pain. They also carry the responsibility of protecting their loved ones that are constantly in danger and fighting for freedom from some sort of outside threat.