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New US Army software rapidly converts live drone video into 2-D and 3-D maps

A scientist in Virginia has built software for the Army Corps of Engineers that turns streaming drone footage into 2-D and 3-D maps.

Fri 15 Nov 19 from TechXplore

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Porn, public transport and other dubious justifications for using facial recognition software

Governments in Australia have come up with some creative reasons to sell the public on the use of facial recognition technologyIt started with passports. Then it was your phone. Now governments ...

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John Carmack Leaves Oculus Post, Has Big Ideas In Mind For AI

John Carmack is a legend in the gaming world best know by gamers for his work at id Software. Carmack left id to pursue a position with Oculus and work on the Oculus Rift VR headset. Carmack ...

Thu 14 Nov 19 from HotHardware

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The NSA says it stopped tracking cellphone locations without a warrant

Last year the Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, that a search warrant is required for law enforcement to perform cellphone tower searches to track someone's location. The ...

Thu 14 Nov 19 from Engadget

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Research quantifies how much speakers' first language affects learning a new language

Language research has documented that people tend to draw inferences about speakers based on how they talk. These often implicit inferences can occur in the blink of an eye and can affect how ...

Thu 14 Nov 19 from Medical Xpress

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Sensors, data and the self-policing rugby match

No more arguing about offside decisions and forward passes

Fri 15 Nov 19 from The Economist

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USPTO asks for public comment regarding the impact AI should have on copyright law

This request for feedback comes in the form of 13 questions, each of which aims to address a specific part of copyright or trademark law that AI could impact. For example, the USPTO asks whether ...

Thu 14 Nov 19 from Techspot

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A new parallel strategy for tackling turbulence on Summit

Turbulence, the state of disorderly fluid motion, is a scientific puzzle of great complexity. Turbulence permeates many applications in science and engineering, including combustion, pollutant ...

Thu 14 Nov 19 from TechXplore

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Where top VCs are investing in real estate and proptech (Part 1 of 2)

The multi-trillion dollar global real estate market is getting flipped on its head. Business model innovation, data accessibility and the proliferation of mobile, SaaS and other cloud-native ...

Thu 14 Nov 19 from TechCrunch

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New research suggests robots appear more persuasive when pretending to be human

Recent technological breakthroughs in artificial intelligence have made it possible for machines, or bots, to pass as humans. A team of researchers led by Talal Rahwan, associate professor of ...

Tue 12 Nov 19 from TechXplore

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