Two Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers and Students Using Twitter in Education

Two Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers and Students Using Twitter in Education   Twitter is a microblogging platform with an immense educational potential for teachers and students.  It opens up  a world of learning and social networking opportunities and offers a treasure trove of resources  to be used for  different educational and professional development purposes. …

China’s latest use for facial recognition: identifying pandas

China’s latest use for facial recognition: identifying pandas The app uses pandas’ unique facial markings to identify individual animals Giant pandas are instantly recognizable as a species, but their uniform black and white markings makes them fairly anonymous as individuals. At least, to human eyes. Not so for artificial intelligence, as researchers in China have…

Microsoft joins alliance to standardize intelligent building solutions for the IoT

Microsoft joins alliance to standardize intelligent building solutions for the IoT EnOcean Alliance said that its program to digitalize building spaces and the internet of things has been significantly expanded and strengthened, with the addition of Microsoft as a board and promoter member of the alliance. “As a member of the EnOcean Alliance, we encourage…

Police Catch Woody Harrelson Look-Alike Using Facial Recognition

Police Catch Woody Harrelson Look-Alike Using Facial Recognition Kristin Houser The NYPD knew their suspect resembled Harrelson, so they uploaded the actor’s photo to identify him. True Detective We already knew police were running photos of unconscious suspects and dead bodies through their facial recognition systems. Now, we can add another strange type of input to that list:…

Tech Hub San Francisco First US City to Ban Facial Recognition

Tech Hub San Francisco First US City to Ban Facial Recognition Kristin Houser San Fran doesn’t want local law enforcement to get its hands on the tech. Just Say “No” San Francisco is preemptively shooting down the use of facial recognition. On Tuesday, the California metropolis’ Board of Supervisors voted 8-to-1 to ban its government agenciesfrom using facial…

“Biobots” Will Serve Alongside South Korean Soldiers by 2024

“Biobots” Will Serve Alongside South Korean Soldiers by 2024 Kristin Houser These military bots that mimic snakes, birds, and insects have a “Black Mirror” vibe. Recruiting Robots Military robots inspired by birds, snakes, and insects will soon support South Korea’s human soldiers. On Sunday, South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Programme Administration (DAPA), the agency tasked with…