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Crime

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  • MIT develop an Algorithm to predict crime-rate using Google street view Can you out-race a computer? Human beings have a remarkable ability to make inferences based on their surroundings. Is this area safe? Where might I find a parking spot? Am I more likely to get to a gas station by taking a left or a right at this stoplight? Such decisions require us to look beyond our ...
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  • Boston police used facial recognition screening technology on festival goers Everyone who attended the Boston Calling music festival in 2013 was screened by the Boston Police Department using Smart Surveillance System and Intelligent Video Analytics. Read Original Article excerpt from an expanded article (source uncorroborated): On May 25 and 26 of 2013, Boston police tested an advanced facial recognition system to monitor concert-goers at the Boston Calling Festival. ...
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  • East Yorkshire firm to pay £100,000 over lone worker’s tragic death A York-based specialist turf company was today (9 July) sentenced for a catalogue of safety failings that led to the death of a 30-year-old employee and father of two. The victim, of Wilberfoss, died from serious crush injuries when he was struck and then run over by a 27-tonne turf harvester that he had been using ...

Innovation

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  • Predicting Crime with Big Data analysis is now a reality - Welcome to “Minority Report” for real!… A recently published white paper titled ‘Once Upon a Crime: Towards Crime Prediction from Demographics and Mobile Data‘ by Andrey Bogomolov, Bruno Lepri, Jacopo Staiano, Nuria Oliver, Fabio Pianesi, and Alex Pentland discusses the use of mobile data and demographic data to predict crime geographically. Crime has patterns just ...
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  • Leicestershire Police first to use facial recognition to track down suspects Leicestershire Police is the first force in the UK to use ‘facial recognition’ software which can radically cut the time it takes to identify suspects caught on CCTV. The force said today that it has been using the software, which takes seconds to put a name to a suspect’s face, since April in a six month ...
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  • Innovative “Identity card” protects lone-workers A pizza delivery company has underlined its commitment to employees by using an innovative device as part of a health and safety initiative to protect staff working alone.   Domino’s Pizza UK and Ireland have adopted Identicom through the SoloProtect service and have been supplied with 150 Identicom 877 series devices, which are personally issued to all ...