On November 7, China announced plans to open an unmanned police station powered by artificial intelligence (AI) in Wuhan, one of its capital cities.Read more
Police in the UK are recording crime scenes with AR headsets to let senior officers re-experience the scenes without being there.Read more
IN JUNE a search-and-rescue team in Colorado used a drone to spot lost hikers in a pine forest, shaving hours off the time it would have taken to find the hikers using dogs, and thousands of dollars off the cost of doing so with a helicopter.Read more
DESPITE WHAT YOU may have heard, an Amazon Echo did not call the police last week, when it heard a husband threatening his wife with a gun in New Mexico.Read more
We’ll have to wait a little longer for a test case on the legal use of data collected by Amazon’s eavesdropper Echo.
Authorities in Arkansas served a search warrant to obtain the data from an Amazon Echo device in a murder that took place in the state in November 2015.Read more
The owner of an aerial photography business has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after a drone he was operating knocked a woman unconscious.
Paul Skinner was found guilty of reckless endangerment, by a judge at the Seattle Municipal Court.Read more
Artificial intelligence has gone from science-fiction fantasy to imminent component of the future in the space of just a few decades, with many of the fictitious genre’s predictions inching closer and closer to reality.
One such foreshadowing short story was Philip K. Dick’s The Minority Report, which was later made into a feature film directed by Steven Spielberg.Read more
The VR Simulation Helps Teach Cops When To Shoot. Its 300-degree VR video via five screen panels.Read more
Security researcher Jonathan Andersson has developed a tidy hardware module capable of fully hijacking a variety of popular drones and remote control gear running over the most popular protocol.
Trend Micro’s advanced security group manager told The Register he developed the Icarus box, and it only needs to be within range of a drone to hijack it with injected commands.Read more
Police are flying drones over farmland in a bid to deter rural criminals in Essex. The initiative is part of Operation Buzzard, launched by Essex Police at Cherry Tree Orchard Farm, Orsett, on Saturday 24 September.
Operation Buzzard aims to reduce rural crime by making best use of the police’s specialist teams and partners across the county.Read more
DRONES are being deployed for the most unlikely reason imaginable – to catch people having a poo in public. Officials were forced to bring in the draconian measure to stop brazen locals squatting in fields in Yamunanagar, north India.
They are fuming because residents’ preference for relieving themselves in the great outdoors – rather than their own bathroom – has cost the district its “open defecation free” zone title.Read more