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Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match?<p>We usually think of surveillance cameras as digital eyes, watching over us or watching out for us, depending on your view. But really, they’re more like portholes: useful only when someone is looking through them. Sometimes that means a human …

Northwestern investigating multiple drugging and sexual assault incidents

Northwestern University officials are investigating an apparent spate of alleged drugging and sexual assault incidents that plagued the campus in …

Why Amazon's Echo is totally dominating — and what Google, Microsoft, and Apple have to do to catch up

In 2016, the Amazon Echo line of devices appeared to have a great sales year, with the cheap Echo Dot smart speaker finishing out the holiday shopping season as the best-selling item on all of Amazon.com. Forrester research estimates that 6 million Amazon Echo devices were sold by the end of …

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Smart security cameras will be able to tell if you're texting and driving

The computer vision chip behind Project Tango and DJI's Phantom drone is coming to security<p>Imagine a security camera that can understand and analyze the scene it's capturing. The camera can spot someone who is leaving a piece of luggage behind at an airport and issue an alert. It can identify a car …