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Nevada officials Are Using Artificial Intelligence To Prevent Traffic Crashes

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Over the past year,the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and the Nevada Highway Patrol officials in Henderson are turning to artificial intelligence in hopes of alleviating traffic crashes at a pair of targeted intersections.

A provider of artificial intelligence-based mobility products and services, Waycare uses in-vehicle information, existing cameras, sensors and other traffic-related data to develop predictive analytics designed to reduce traffic fatalities and crash-related congestion. 

The pilot program resulted in a 17 percent reduction in crashes along a stretch of Interstate 15, according to the RTC. A portion of I-15 northbound between Charleston Boulevard and Russell Road was included in the program’s results.

New Technology Being Developed To Detect Gun Violence Before It Begins



New security technologies are being developed everyday to preventing further gun violence. Athena, a new security technology, uses artificial intelligence to detect a firearm before it is used.

The system touts up to 99 percent accuracy when identifying guns. It can spot these weapons, or those making threatening motions, alerting someone who could prevent them from entering a building and causing harm.

The system connects directly to the security cameras that are already in place at a business or school campus, bypassing any heavy or costly installation. In case of double, the system instantly relays information and can directly alert the police.

The technology will also send real-time footage of an incident to law enforcement agencies, allowing them to know about the current situation before they arrive on scene.

While Athena promises that its algorithms will keep prices down, the main holdup could be that the system has a hard time distinguishing between a real and fake gun, leading to unnecessary alarms.

Tech Trends In Healthcare This Year


The advancement in technology in the area of healthcare has been said to have benefits that are extraordinary for medical practitioners and patients. Healthcare technology is no threat to medical practitioners. However, there should be great wisdom in using these tools.

As seen and started in most hospitals, the health records are being done handwritten on papers and are being stocked on vast piles of folders. These contain essential medical and personal information of the patients. Years have gone by, and the problem on this type of data recording has been a cycle that has never been solved. Thanks to developers of new technology, there will finally be an alternative to handwritten records (sometimes are too hard to figure out). The Electronic Health Records or HER will be replacing paper records and will make life easier for everyone.

Another part of the technology that will soon take over some tasks is the use of Artificial Intelligence for appointment scheduling, health status monitoring, and the notification of medical assistance. Accordingly, Artificial Intelligence or AI is already widely used in radiology and dermatology.

While AI is already slowly being introduced in healthcare, the IoMT or Internet of Medical Things is also being adopted by medical practitioners. IoMT is a set of medical devices and application software that helps determine and monitor issues on patients before becoming critical.

Moreover, the future in medical technology will also be using existing devices and gadgets that people have right now. There will soon be mobile healthcare applications that are capable of facilitating the medical conditions of patients. For example, the Mobile Ultrasound app that is already in use by some doctors.

These trends in healthcare technology are just some of the few things that are to be introduced to the public. The benefits and reviews have also been positive more than negative.

Robots & Artificial Intelligence Allows Doctors More Time With Patients


Robots, artificial intelligence and smart speakers will unburden doctors to give them more time with patients, according to an NHS report on the pending technological “revolution” in healthcare.

Rapid advances will also be spurred on by developments in the ability to sequence individuals’ genomes, of their genetic data, according to the review published on Monday.

The report led by US academic Eric Topol called for fresh education of staff, with 90% of all NHS jobs predicted to require digital skills within 20 years.

But those who fear robots may edge out human practitioners may be reassured by the review suggesting technology will in fact “enhance” professionals, giving them greater time for patients.

Smart speakers, such as Siri and Alexa, were envisioned as having a “major impact” on care.

China & Artificial Intelligence

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China’s leadership – including President Xi Jinping – believes that being at the forefront in AI technology is critical to the future of global military and economic power competition.

AI has become a new focus of international competition. AI is a strategic technology that will lead in the future; the world’s major developed countries are taking the development of AI as a major strategy to enhance national competitiveness and protect national security. China’s AI policy community is paying close attention to the AI industries and policies of other countries, particularly the United States.

Chinese officials have expressed concerns that AI “will lower the threshold of military action,” because states may be more willing to attack each other with AI military systems due to the lack of casualty risk. Chinese officials also expressed concern that increased used of AI systems would make misconceptions and unintentional conflict escalation more likely due to the lack of well-defined norms regarding the use of such systems. Additionally, Chinese officials displayed substantive knowledge of the cybersecurity risks associated with AI systems, as well as their implications for Chinese and international security.

China has already established two major new research organizations focused on AI and unmanned systems under the National University of Defense Technology. AI is viewed as a promising military “leapfrog development” for China meaning that it offers military advantages over the US and will be easier to implement in China than the United States. China now sees AI as “a race of two giants,” between itself and the United States.

China is advancing the state of the art in AI research, its companies are very successfully developing genuinely innovative and market-competitive products and services around AI applications. Sense Time, for example, is undisputed one of the world leaders in computer vision AI and claims to have achieved annual revenue growth of 400 percent for three consecutive years.

Although China has strength in AI Research and development and commercial applications, China’s leadership perceives major weaknesses relative to the United States in top talent, technical standards, software platforms, and semiconductors.

China’s strengths are mainly shown in AI applications and it is still weak on the front of core technologies of AI, such as hardware and algorithm development, China’s AI development lacks top-tier talent and has a significant gap with developed countries, especially the U.S., in this regard



Artificial intelligence Tool Used To Catch People Lying To The Police


British scientists have created a new computer program that can spot if someone has lied to police about being robbed.

The groundbreaking software analyses the wording of a victim’s statement in order to identify tell tale signs of fake reports.

Spanish police, who have been using the tool, found it was successful in more than 80 per cent of cases helping them to identify 64 false reports in just one week.

Developed by experts at Cardiff University, VeriPol, uses a combination of automatic text analysis and artificial intelligence to recognize when somebody has been lying or exaggerating to the police.

Thousands of false reports are submitted to the police each year with many perpetrators hoping to receive inflated insurance payouts or claims for crimes that never happened in the first place.

Using algorithms the machine is able to carefully analyze various features in the text, such as adjectives, acronyms, verbs, nouns, punctuation marks and numbers.

Experts claim a false statement is more likely to contain certain traits and giveaway signs, that can be spotted using artificial intelligence.

It is believed that false statements are more likely to be shorter than genuine ones and focus on the details of the stolen property rather than the incident itself.

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