In total, the algorithms were able to predict the location of a drone operator with 78% accuracy during simulations, and while the experiment is small, BGU says possible paths towards improvement include improving the machine learning pipeline or even attempts to gain insight into the skill level or training of an operator. … [Read more...] about Researchers learn how to pinpoint malicious drone operators
Research in motion
U.S. research vessels are taking to the sea again after being docked since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the confined space of a ship could favor the spread of the novel coronavirus, the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS), which manages the U.S. academic fleet’s 20 research vessels, has spent the past 4 months developing procedures to reduce the risk. And so, on 1 July, UNOLS allowed nonessential cruises to resume. … [Read more...] about U.S. research cruises resume, gingerly
“Bose AR didn’t become what we envisioned,” a Bose spokesperson told Protocol. “It’s not the first time our technology couldn’t be commercialized the way we planned, but components of it will be used to help Bose owners in a different way. We’re good with that. Because our research is for them, not us.” … [Read more...] about Bose gives up on its augmented reality sound project
Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it would await federal regulation before selling facial recognition technology to police, making it the latest big firm to back away from the business following protests against law enforcement brutality and bias. The announcement came shortly after rival Amazon.com Inc declared it was pausing police use of its "Rekognition" service for a year and International Business Machines Corp said it no longer offers the software generally. In a statement, Microsoft said it has worked on enacting principles and legislation for the software's use. "We do not sell our facial recognition technology to U.S. police departments today, and until there is a strong national law grounded in human rights, we will not sell this technology to police," the company said. The Washington Post first reported the news. The death of George Floyd, a black man pinned down by a white officer who kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes, prompted worldwide protests against … [Read more...] about Microsoft bans face-recognition sales to police
Wi-Fi 5 brought what's called MIMO (Multiple In and Multiple Out) to Wi-Fi radios where multiple antennas allow the AP to "talk" to multiple devices at the same time. Wi-Fi 6 has upped the ante and brings MU-MIMO (Multiple User Multiple In and Multiple Out) and the AP can now listen to multiple devices at the same time, too. That means it can handle twice or more inbound traffic because devices no longer have to queue up to talk back to the AP. … [Read more...] about What is Wi-Fi 6 and should you upgrade?