Tetraplegic patients are prisoners of their own bodies, unable to speak or perform the slightest movement. Researchers have been working for years to develop systems that can help these patients carry out some tasks on their own.
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Amnesty: Dutch childcare benefit scandal urgent wake-up call to ban racist algorithms
The Dutch government risks exacerbating racial discrimination through the continued use of unregulated algorithms in the public sector, Amnesty International said in a damning new analysis of the country’s childcare benefit scandal.
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Faeces and algorithms: Artificial Intelligence to map our intestinal bacteria
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have developed a ground-breaking technique that can help us unravel some of the mysteries of the human intestinal bacteria, with the help of artificial intelligence mapping 500-1000 different species among 100 billion active bacteria.
Diabetes continues to be the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults in the United States. But the current shortage of eye-care providers would make it impossible to keep up with demand to provide the requisite annual screenings for this population.
With five million CCTV cameras so prevalent on so many urban centres, Britain is supposed to be one of the most surveilled countries in the world (actually, it isn’t: China and the US are way ahead). But what if those CCTVs started getting smart… and report you if you didn’t wear your mask when going into a shop in Lockdown conditions?