Researchers are developing a real-time drone survelliance system to identify violence in crowds before it occurs. Imagine your every move being watched and analysed by drones designed to predict – and stop – violent behaviour. It sounds like a scene from Black Mirror, but researchers are trialling a drone surveillance system that does just that […]
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Drones are finding a place in so many industries lately that it’s not much of a surprise that police departments have also been testing the technology for crime-fighting operations. The city of Ensenada in Mexico, for example, has recently achieved positive results using just a single quadcopter, Wired reported this week. The flying machine has […]
A major drone company and a major police-camera company are teaming up, and the possibilities are frightening. Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public policy, and society. A company that makes stun guns and body cameras is teaming up with a company that makes […]
Lonely seniors are shoplifting in search of the community and stability of jail. Every aging society faces distinct challenges. But Japan, with the world’s oldest population (27.3 percent of its citizens are 65 or older, almost twice the share in the U.S.), has been dealing with one it didn’t foresee: senior crime. Complaints and arrests […]
As robotic police head out on the street of Dubai, we look at the technology that’s set to revolutionise law and order. Visitors to Dubai’s busy shopping arcades may be surprised to find themselves under the protection of a humanoid police robot. Though it has no mouth, the expressionless bot communicates in Arabic and English, […]
A promotion video shows an actor wearing LLVision facial recognition smart glasses during a demonstration at the company’s office in Beijing, China February 28, 2018. Beijing police began testing facial-recognition glasses last week. They appear to be similar to those first used by police in a Henan railway station last month.
Railway police have begun using facial-recognition eyewear to catch criminals. In tests the glasses identified faces within 100 milliseconds.
If there’s one patent that I hope an automaker shelves for the remainder of human existence, it’s Ford’s patent for an autonomous police car.
Made of two stacked layers of graphene, diamene temporarily becomes harder than bulk diamonds under impact.
Thousands of people charged with nonviolent misdemeanors are often jailed because they cannot afford bail. Two ingenious new digital tools offer ways to help.