Google AI technology used in new wildfire and flood tracking

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The tech giant has rolled out new and enhanced features and tools to boost information access. Google has announced that it has rolled out new enhancements using AI technology to boost its flood and wildfire tracking tools. This will make it possible for users to obtain improved information regarding natural disasters using the company’s tools. Google’s first use of AI for tracking local flooding risk was rolled out in 2018. The AI technology features feed into the alerts available by way of its Google Maps and on both Android devices…

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MIT AI image generator software creates pictures with improved understanding

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The models are comparable to the DALL-E 2 system but have been called more complex and creative. Researchers from MIT have developed a new way to use multiple models to create a more complex AI image with enhanced understanding. The internet has had a field day using the DALL-E artificial intelligence-based software to create pictures. DALL-E 2, with a name combination inspired by the adorable WALL-E robot and human artist Salvador Dali, has become an online sensation with its AI image creation capacity for using natural language to create a…

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Europe takes steps ever closer to a facial recognition ban

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Efforts to stop the use of cameras using artificial intelligence in public areas are building support. A growing number of people and organizations are beginning to move toward the banning of the use of facial recognition technology in public spaces. This includes a growing political coalition that is building its support in the EU parliament. The Greens and Socialists & Democrats groups have just been joined by Renew in forming a majority in favor of banning facial recognition that would indiscriminately scan crowds in public places in real-time. That majority…

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AI software helps spot academic paper fraud

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Proofig and ImageTwin programs are able to help identify falsified “Western blot” image data. AI software is starting to be used by scientific publishers in order to help better spot fraud in submissions of academic papers. The American Association for Cancer Research and Taylor & Francis have begun using the tech. In the case of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and Taylor & Francis, the AI software being used to help spot the fraudulent academic paper submissions is Proofig. That particular image-checking program is from an Israeli company…

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Canadian police to use artificial intelligence technology to spot distracted drivers

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Police in the city of Edmonton plan to test AI in a pilot project to catch motorists using phones. The police in the Canadian city of Edmonton, Alberta are participating in an artificial intelligence technology pilot project to help identify distracted drivers on the city’s streets. The AI is being used similarly to photo radar but is meant to catch motorists distracted by devices. The artificial intelligence technology project is a system test being run by the University of Alberta. Just as photo radar is used to spot drivers who…

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