COVID-19

Are Masks A Challenge To Facial Recognition Technology?

In addition to questions about the continued use of potentially unreliable and unregulated live facial recognition (LFR) technology, masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus may be presenting a further challenge to the technology. Questions From London Assembly Members A recently published letter by London Assembly members Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM and Sian Berry …

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Robot Dog Maintains Social Distancing

A remotely controlled robot called ‘SPOT’ that is being trialled in a Singapore park warns visitors to observe safe social distancing measures. Sign The 2-week trial in Singapore’s Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is a collaboration between Singapore’s National Parks Board (NParks) and GovTech.  A sign in the park tells visitors about the presence of SPOT …

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Featured Article – How Tech is Helping Reduce Lockdown Stress and Mental Health Problems

Featured Article – How Tech is Helping Reduce Lockdown Stress and Mental Health Problems A state of lockdown has increased our reliance on technology as a way to help us meet our needs, and here are some of the many ways that technology can help us to actually reduce stress and help us look after …

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Apple and Google To Ban Location Tracking In Contact Tracing App

Apple and Google To Ban Location Tracking In Contact Tracing App Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc (Google) have both announced that they will not use GPS location tracking as part of the COVID-19 contact tracing app that they both jointly developing. Apps With contact-tracing and testing believed to be vital components in an effective strategy …

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A Glimpse of Work After Lockdown From New Government Guidelines

A Glimpse of Work After Lockdown From New Government Guidelines New government guidelines from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), after its consultations with bosses, unions and trade bodies have given a glimpse of early forms of post-lockdown working practices. Draft Plans The latest seven draft plans from the government, widely reported …

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Featured Article – Facial Recognition and Super Computers Help in COVID-19 Fight

Featured Article – Facial Recognition and Super Computers Help in COVID-19 Fight Technology is playing an important role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic with adapted facial recognition cameras and super-computers now joining the battle to help beat the virus. Adapted Facial Recognition Facial recognition camera systems have been trialled and deployed in many different locations …

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UK Contact Tracing App In A Couple Of Weeks

UK Contact Tracing App In A Couple Of Weeks Matthew Gould, chief executive of the National Health Service’s technology group NHSX has announced that a COVID-19 contact-tracing app for the UK could be ready “in the next couple of weeks”. Bluetooth, Short-Range Most countries in Europe that have chosen to use contact-tracing apps at some point …

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