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Best before 2028 …

The Internet of Things is certainly a technology which is being integrated more and more into our homes. Soon, it may become such common place we will have small plastic and paper disposable sensors gracing the packaging of food. With these sensors, we will be able to use our smartphones to find out whether the

Eco-friendly IOT

The Isles of Scilly in southwest England have set themselves the goal of using 40% renewable energy by 2025. To do this, they are employing a host of new technologies, including the Internet of things. A community based IoT platform will be able to monitor electricity usage in homes, to track demand. If more energy

Telepresence – a real life superpower …

Telepresence has already transformed the way we interact with people remotely, allowing us to be transported to locations all over the world. The power of being able to video call family and friends and have conferences with colleagues from all over the world has always thought to be the most important use for this technology,

How VR connects with the elderly

There’s always a discussion about generation Y and Z and their future role in technology, but what role does it play in Generation C? Virtual Reality is being used in many ways to overcome the digital barrier between old and young generations as it is a technology which can be accessible to everyone. For example,

AI creating a safer society …

A new security system is being developed which uses radar energy to detect weapons and explosives on a person. The technology is built to be used in public spaces like venues, transport, hotels and schools. The tech can be hidden and can be further away from typical detectors at entrances meaning it is much more

AI will be the judge of that …

A recent study saw a machine learning algorithm, which had learned from the thousands of legal documents, compete against 20 expert human lawyers. Both competitors were given 5 nondisclosure agreements to review for risks. On average, the lawyers took 92 minutes to complete the tasks and were 85% accurate. On the other hand, the AI

AI as our safety shield …

Data analytic algorithms are being used to predict when crimes might occur and to put measures in place to prevent them from happening. These algorithms can improve crime detection by 10 to 50 %. The software is updated every day to take into account new crimes, so it can then predict when and where crimes

A medical miracle …

Three paralysed men with spinal cord injuries have received treatment which means they’re able to walk again for the first time in years. The men, who all had partial or complete lower leg paralysis, were given electric jolts through sensors attached to their legs and feet. The sensors delivered the electric pulses in time with

The future of sustainable air travel …

Air travel currently accounts for 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions, so finding a greener solution is vital. Researchers at MIT are investigating how batteries can be altered using magnetic fields in order to increase the rate at which the batteries discharge electricity. The main trouble with passenger aircraft is the demand of takeoff, which

Going, going, gone!

Portrait of Edmond de Belamy, a painting made using artificial intelligence, was sold at Christie’s auction house in New York. The painting sold for $432,500 which was 40 times higher than the estimated selling price. The algorithm was fed a data set of 15,000 portraits form between the 14th and 20th centuries in order to