Artificial intelligence used to develop an enzyme to quickly break down plastic waste

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The goal of the research is to help the world overcome its growing struggle with plastic trash. Artificial intelligence is playing a considerable role in conducting research into the technology being sought to help overcome the plastic waste crisis around the world. The AI has been used to help develop an enzyme that will break plastic down in weeks, not years. Plastics are used for everything from kids’ toys, toothbrushes, toiletries and food packaging, among many other things. Due to the cost of recycling, among other factors, only a tiny…

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Artificial intelligence used to produce clean biofuel with algae

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The AI was used to grow algae that could be used in a process for making sustainable energy. Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists have used artificial intelligence to use algae for producing biofuel that could be used as a source of sustainable energy. The researchers also used algae to 3D print leaves that can produce oxygen for Mars explorations. The scientists are hoping to continue to use the artificial intelligence to produce a more economical and greener source of fuel for various forms of transportation including jet aircraft. The research…

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NJ AG reviewing state facial recognition technology policy

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The policing tool has undergone extensive criticism in the state, calling it racist and inaccurate. The use of facial recognition technology is undergoing a substantial review in New Jersey, as the Attorney General considers the arguments of supporters and critics of its use in law enforcement. There are two vocal sides to the argument regarding the use of this tech in policework. Facial recognition technology supporters say that it is helpful in law enforcement because it can help to spot people who have been reported missing, or criminals who have…

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Clearview AI awarded US patent for facial recognition platform

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The controversial company’s capabilities for gathering and matching images earned its first patent. Clearview AI, leading company and facial recognition platform has now been awarded a US patent for that platform’s capacity to gather and match images. The company has become the leader in its field, providing reliable photo identification technology. The Clearview AI photo identification platform in receipt of the patent managed to perform almost flawlessly in the recent Facial Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The patent was for the “Methods…

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Batman-themed cell phone alert accidentally issued by Missouri State Highway Patrol

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The message blast was sent by mistake, cautioning “residents of Gotham City” about the Joker. The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued a hilarious cell phone alert by mistake, providing a detailed description of the Joker’s car, in a Batman-themed test that was accidentally blasted to the “residents of Gotham City.” Of course, authorities have assured message recipients that the Joker is not rampaging through Missouri. Still, fans of the DC comic franchise got a real kick out of the cell phone alert goof. The message specifically addressed residents of Gotham…

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