Inside the controversial US gunshot-detection firm

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ShotSpotter’s incident-review room is like any other call centre. Analysts wearing headsets sit by computer screens, listening intently. Yet the people working here have an extraordinary responsibility. They make the final decision on whether a computer algorithm has correctly identified a gunshot – and whether to dispatch the police. Making the wrong call has serious… Read more »

Mojo Vision: This is the first AR contact lens

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Source: Mojo Vision Date: October 12th, 2021 Link to 3 minute 0 second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61QNTWE54QU Discussion What are some of the Management Information Systems issues around having an AR-enabled contact lens? This is a clear push into a world of augmented reality. What issues, such as ethical issues, might a Management Information Systems professional have… Read more »

Social media giants continue to harm democracy and it’s evident during this election

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The trolls accosting Justin Trudeau at campaign stops across Canada are hardly the first to bring the worst of Facebook to real life. “Death to Trudeau” memes have been dominant on Facebook for years. The guy who packed his truck full of guns and drove through the gates of Rideau Hall in search of the… Read more »

Amazon’s Panorama box lets firms check if staff follow coronavirus rules

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Amazon plans to sell companies a way to detect when staff are not wearing face masks or socially distancing. Beyond the pandemic, the system could also be used to track compliance of other workplace rules or to monitor the public – for example, to check the number of customers queuing in a store. It involves… Read more »

How artificial intelligence may be making you buy things

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now more retailers are using AI (artificial intelligence) – software systems that can learn for themselves – to try to automatically predict and encourage our very specific preferences and purchases like never before. Retail consultant Daniel Burke, of Blick Rothenberg, calls this “the holy grail… to build up a profile of customers and suggest a product before… Read more »

Mall real estate company collected 5 million images of shoppers, say privacy watchdogs

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The real estate company behind some of Canada’s most popular shopping centres embedded cameras inside its digital information kiosks at 12 shopping malls in major Canadian cities to collect millions of images — and used facial recognition technology without customers’ knowledge or consent — according to a new investigation by the federal, Alberta and B.C. privacy commissioners…. Read more »