Artificial intelligence in France spots 20,000 undeclared swimming pools

Artificial intelligence - Home Pool

Tax authorities in the country say that AI has helped them to collect an additional €10 million. French tax officials have announced that through the use of artificial intelligence technology, they have been able to detect thousands of undeclared swimming pools, making it possible for them to collect an additional €10 million. The AI software used aerial image data to detect the pools and whether they had been declared. The French authorities used the artificial intelligence technology along with aerial imagery and tax data to determine whether pools were located…

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Panera Bread trials drive-through artificial intelligence technology

Artificial Intelligence Technology - Panera Bread Restaurant

Two locations in upstate New York are giving the tech a try for taking orders from customers. Earlier this week, Panera Bread launched a test of artificial intelligence technology at two of its locations in upstate New York. The AI will be used to allow a computer to take drive-through orders. The test is meant to gauge how accurate and able the tech is in taking orders from customers in real life. The company is hoping to use the tests to determine just how accurate orders taken using artificial intelligence…

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Emergency dispatchers want drivers to stop putting smartphones in cupholders

smartphones - cupholder in car

The habit is causing phones to autodial 911 because the side buttons are being pressed unintentionally. Drivers setting their smartphones aside so they can focus on the road will often place their devices into cupholders as convenient locations. Now, emergency dispatchers are recommending that motorists change this habit. A growing number of dispatchers are receiving calls placed by cupholders that have held buttons down. Dispatchers are increasingly receiving calls from confused smartphone owners who don’t know why the call was placed in the first place. All too frequently, they have…

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WhatsApp developing video call masks and profile photo avatars

WhatsApp Video call masks - Avatars

The Meta-owned messaging application is working on an entirely new feature for its users to deploy. WhatsApp is currently developing a new feature that will make it possible for users to create an avatar that they can use as video call masks or as their profile photos. The feature has been in the works for quite a bit of time but has not yet been released to users. Once the feature for video call masks and avatars is ready, it will be available for both Android and iOS device users.…

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