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Corti is an AI system that can analyze background noises and diagnose whether someone is suffering cardiac arrest over the phone. Emergency dispatchers could soon get some assistance thanks to AI (Photo via Washington Post)   It’s not easy being an emergency dispatcher. You not only have to keep the person on the other line calm, but you need to ask them questions at the same time to help them as much as possible.  It’s a lot to take on, but soon these dispatchers may get ...
The technology giant Apple is under fire after a couple of its investors requested the company to offer more tools to fight smartphone addiction in children. But is it really Apple responsibility to fix the problem?   The world has always seen people suffer from various addictions; whether it is a substance or a behavior. However, addictions have taken a more subtle and sneaky form: smart devices. This new addiction seems to be creating havoc among teens and younger users. According to th ...
BEAM allows you to display photos, messages, logos and Gifs on an AMOLED button you can wear. (Image credit: BEAM Authentic)   Chances are, you’ve probably worn a button to display your affinity for a cause, your favorite bands or even just a smiley face at some point in your life and while some of them were probably eye-catching, none of them can rival the BEAM smart wearable button and for good reason.   BEAM Authentic’s button allows you to broadcast your own customiza ...
As mentioned before, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is essentially transforming our reality; becoming more and more sophisticated in a short time, tasks that once exclusively were for humans are opening up to machines and robots, as they are learning to interact with humans not just to follow instructions. Robots are doing today works that humans can not do, but with the latest technological breakthroughs, machines are also entering on jobs that require personalized skills —situational awa ...
Stephen Hawking believes that while AI can do some good, it can do a lot of harm and we need to be prepared for the risks involved. Stephen Hawking’s outlook on the future of AI isn’t so optimistic (Photo via Hawking.org.uk)   Casual, but maybe a little bit scary. The story of human civilization being overthrown by computers and AI has been turned into numerous books, movies, and TV shows. But it seemed like a threat only if you were really paranoid by technology. Well, maybe i ...
Amazon now has an ARview feature on its shopping app, and Microsoft’s HoloLens are now certified as safety goggles. Preview items in your home with Amazon ARview. (Photo from Amazon)   People are always finding new ways to use technology, like using your smartphone as a projector. Companies are doing the same thing but on a slightly bigger scale. Amazon is always on the cusp of introducing technology you really don’t need. The retail giant is launching a new AR feature inside i ...
Hello element14 friends :-) There are only a couple weeks left (deadline is Nov. 13) for entering the fourth edition of our Open IoT Challenge! The Open IoT Challenge encourages IoT enthusiasts and developers to build innovative solutions for the Internet of Things using open standards and open source technology. As you remember from the past years, we have lots of great prizes ($3,000 the grand winner!), including hardware vouchers for the 10 short-listed best proposals. Some ideas of things I ...
Have you ever wanted to keep track of how many people pass by a location? Have you ever wanted to see what computer vision can do for you or maybe wanted to get involved with IOT? Well, this may be the project for you!This project uses a USB webcam and MATLAB to develop a people tracking algorithm that uses the ThingSpeak IOT platform. Here is a quick link to the video for those who are visual learners - https://www.mathworks.com/videos/creating-a-cloud-based-people-counter-using-matlab-121312.h ...
Mobile chipmaker ARM introduces a new security framework to increase IoT security, while congress reforms a bill that allows intelligence agents to spy on citizens. Will ARM and congress get us any closer to improving IoT security and privacy? (Photo via Getty)   The Internet of Things was supposed to make our lives easier, but lately, it’s given us nothing but headaches. It feels like every other week there’s a report of another data breach causing you to check your accounts e ...
  Sierra Wireless has just launched their newest offering in the IoT space. The MangOH Red is a smaller and more compact board than it's older brother the MangOH Green. Aimed at a being used in an end product rather than the development, the board resembles the footprint of the Raspberry Pi. With onboard Bluetooth and WiFi, the MangOH Red is ready to be used in any IoT application. Still standard are the CF3 modules with their on chip cellular connectivity and GLONASS and GPS positioning ca ...
German automotive company Daimler got permission to publicly test self-driving trucks on Oregon and Nevada highways. These autonomous trucks are coming to a highway near you. (Photo from Daimler)   It takes a lot of patience, endurance, and skill to be a long-haul truck driver. But soon all of that may not be needed if autonomous trucks become a reality. Recently, German automotive company Daimler revealed plans to drive digitally connected trucks on public highways in Oregon and Nevada. T ...
iZotope’s Spire Studio is a compact device featuring different recording tools to easily create quality demos. Avoid recording demos in a studio with this compact device. (Photo from iZotope)   I don’t always write about complete products, especially refined consumer projects. This is one of those. But, this one represents something important… replacing expensive industry products and services is a way forward. This one, in particular, gives anyone the ability to make qu ...
Artificial Neural Network (ANN) consists of connections made from thousands interconnected artificial neurons sequentially stacked in layers. The layered ANN is one of the key features to have Machine Learning (ML): the labeled data used to feed the ANN enables it to learn how to interpret that data like a human (and sometimes better); this is called Supervised Learning.   One of the simplest types of ANN is Feedforward Neural Network (FNN). The FNN moves data in only one direction, with ...
Machine Learning (ML) is the science of how computers can improve their perception, cognition, and action with experience; in other words, ML teaches computers to lean from experience by using adaptive algorithms combined with computational methods to learn information directly from data without relying on code as a model. Machine Learning is about how computers can act by themselves without being explicitly programmed. As a field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), ML improves computers' performan ...
How to build a smart controller for drip irrigation and automatic plant watering.There are few areas of the globe that don’t have to be concerned with water shortages, few agricultural centres, large, or small, that don’t need to concern themselves with efficiently delivering regular watering to their crops. There are few farmers, homesteaders or amateur gardeners, who would say no to a drip irrigation system that effectively watered their carefully nurtured plants, and did not waste ...

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