Social media can be a real mine of knowledge on a variety of topics. Perhaps soon will also be used by law enforcement agencies to prevent crime. This is at least the intention of a new project implemented by Cardiff University researchers.
They work on a special tool that will allow the police to scan social media, helping identify the focal areas that can lead to hate crimes. The Justice Department-funded project will be based on a special algorithm that scans Twitter by searching for hate speech in specific geographic areas of the United States. The purpose of the algorithm will be to find patterns between the hate speech present in the network and the brutal crime committed in the streets.
If the system is successful, the police will be able to anticipate the outbreaks of violent crimes and hate crimes that could be caused by triggers, such as the death of Keith Lamont Scott, shot dead several days ago by the police.
The learning machine learning system has less offensive words related to hate speech, which are not always directly linked to racism. This will identify cyberbullying in any form.
Los Angeles will experiment with the new system and its task is to allow the police to intervene before the situation gets hot. Of course, before the algorithm becomes fully useful, much work is still left to its creators. You have to learn to identify the phrase with regard to the context, and create a map of the area of the city in which the most common crimes are committed.
Work on the system is planned for at least three years.
Anyone who spends many hours every day in front of a computer knows how important his work tools are – desk and chair, whose ergonomics determine the comfort of work. There are already many models of desks that are designed to make it more comfortable, but on their particular stand is a desk called Station.
Station is basically not a desk, but more like a dental chair that was designed by Altwork engineers so that many hours of work did not adversely affect our muscles and spine. As you can see in the attached picture, the employee is sitting on a special folding chair and his head is supported by a comfortable headrest.
In front of him there is a tabletop on which you can put the keyboard and mouse, and a bit further there is a monitor. There is also an extra, movable arm on which we can put, and next to are convenient shelves for holding other trinkets.
The station weighs 95 kg without a monitor and can be set in four basic positions. So it will serve as a standard sitting desk, desk stand or workstation for several people. And if we want to relieve our muscles, then they can be set in such a way that we are lying down.
Ford has revealed the launch date of standalone vehicles. Technology will debut in 20021. Full control of new cars will be used by PCs that use a whole range of sensors.
Ford is one of many automotive companies working on autonomous vehicle technology. The American company claims that the first cars of this type will be launched in 2021.
But they will be completely different cars from those we know every day. Vehicles will be designed with business in mind, services such as Uber or Lift. They will be available on request by customers, carrying them just like taxis. Vehicles will also be deprived of standard equipment and will not find in them gas pedals and brakes, which means that in the event of any danger can not be controlled over them. A person using such a vehicle will only be brought into the role of a passenger.