Tuesday, August 01, 2023

AI Watches Millions Of Cars Daily And Tells Cops If You’re Driving Like A Criminal

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The Matildas are officially through to the round of 16 at the FIFA Women's World Cup after a crushing 4-0 win over Canada!

Despite coming into the match under a whole heap of pressure as they faced a do-or-die scenario, Australia's women have responded by recording their largest ever win at a World Cup.

There's an outpouring of emotion and no doubt some relief as the players celebrate at the final whistle! Pandemonium in the stands.

The World Cup dream continues on.

The Matildas top Group B with six points, while Nigeria goes through in second with five points.

Hayley Raso scored twice before Mary Fowler and captain Steph Catley got the remaining goals in a comprehensive victory for the Australians at Melbourne's Rectangular Stadium.

Matildas vs Canada: Australia wins 4-0 to progress to the Women's World Cup round of 16

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AI Watches Millions Of Cars Daily And Tells Cops If You’re Driving Like A Criminal

Forbes: “Artificial intelligence is helping American cops look for “suspicious” patterns of movement, digging through license plate databases with billions of records. A drug trafficking case in New York has uncloaked — and challenged — one of the biggest rollouts of the controversial technology to date…

Rekor’s big sell is that its software doesn’t require new cameras; it can be installed in already deployed ones, whether owned by the government, a business or a consumer. It also runs the Rekor Public Safety Network, an opt-in project that has been aggregating vehicle location data from customers for the last three years, since it launched with information from 30 states that, at the time, were reading 150 million plates per month. That kind of centralized database with cross-state data sharing, has troubled civil rights activists, especially in light of recent revelations that Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office was sharing license plate reader data with states that have banned abortion.