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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 ...

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