The Evolution of Asset Protection Analytics

first_imgLAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP: You do not want to miss this important discussion on the evolution of asset protection analytics!This upcoming webinar session will review the role of technology in driving change and provide insights into what the future is likely to hold in the world of profit protection analytics.During the session, which will be held March 30 from 1:00-2:00 p.m., industry veteran of 45 years and Sysrepublic client service consultant John Knowlton will discuss stages of data-centric evolution in the industry over the last several decades.  Sysrepublic CEO Nathan Smith will provide an overview of solutions in development that incorporate machine learning to support the loss prevention teams of tomorrow. Check out The Evolution of Asset Protection Analytics on our Events page to register.- Sponsor –   Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Will keeping an eye on the driver save autonomous cars?

first_imgIT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Tags:#autonomous cars#Bosch#Internet of Things#IoT#safety#Self-Driving#sensors#Visteon#Volkswagen 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…center_img Autonomous cars need a lot of sensors to drive on the road without human assistance, and in-car sensors may be the next necessary step. The sensors would be able to inform the artificial intelligence controlling the vehicle on the positions of people inside the car and the driver’s focus.Researchers from German firm Fraunhofer said AI needs to know what’s going on inside autonomous cars. “Using depth-perception cameras, we capture the vehicle’s interior, identify the number of people, their size and their posture. From this we can deduce their activities,” said research group manager Michael Voit.See Also: Tesla blames crash on braking system, not AutoPilotUsing that information, AI systems will be better prepared if an incident occurs. The car, for example, could turn to a side where no-one is sitting. If the driver falls asleep, it could alert them when the car enters an urban zone, where they may need to take control.Is it an invasion of privacy?There are already systems in place that can recognize the weight and size of a person sitting in the car, but for other things, like ascertaining if the driver is paying attention, the car is currently in the dark.The recent death of a Florida man allegedly watching a movie while his Tesla – in autopilot mode – collided with a truck has the issue of “driver,” or rider, awareness at the forefront of this burgeoning industry.In-car sensors may be seen as an invasion of privacy, so if deployed manufacturers would need to be extra careful to make sure data is private and it captures the minimum amount necessary.Fraunhofer has tested the in-car sensors in a driving simulation, and plans to deploy the sensors in the real-world sometime in the near future.It is working with Volkswagen, Bosch, Visteon and others to build the “Intelligent Car Interior” project, funded primarily by the German government. The goal is to make the inside of the car safer in the self-driving age. Related Posts David Currylast_img read more

‘Reinvention is the most credible buzzword today’

first_imgDilip BobbIt’s called Jivamukti. For the uninitiated or plain ignorant, Jivamukti is yoga on speed. Started (where else?) in the US, it has just invaded Britain to the accompaniment of howls of protest from the purists. Hardly surprising since it has transformed a meditative, slow-moving exercise form into a hyped-up,Dilip BobbIt’s called Jivamukti. For the uninitiated or plain ignorant, Jivamukti is yoga on speed. Started (where else?) in the US, it has just invaded Britain to the accompaniment of howls of protest from the purists. Hardly surprising since it has transformed a meditative, slow-moving exercise form into a hyped-up “supermarket” version practised to the music of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. The “new, improved” yoga is an aggressive, modern avatar of the traditional form that turns it into a competitive sport.Boosted by celebrity endorsements from Sting and Uma Thurman, Jivamukti is as controversial as it is symbolic. We live in a world that is shrink-wrapped. The pace of change is now constantly in fast forward mode.Attention spans are increasingly compressed and anything, from work to sex, exercise and sport needs a new take to keep it interesting. The key agent here is the Yawn Factor, the reason why the most credible buzzword in our times has become “reinvention”. Actors and celebrities, brands and TV programmes, everyone is under pressure to reinvent itself, or themselves, and to hell with the purists. Take one-day cricket. One would imagine it’s a pretty exciting format, fulfilling its primary objective of pulling the crowds and TV revenue. Yoga on SpeedNot so. A new, shorter format is called 20/20 and the buzz it is causing will ensure its international debut pretty soon. The same goes for hockey, now reinvented as the PHL, with American-style team names, music, promos and cheerleaders. It’s not just spectator sports. A new music album features celebrated ragas and semi-classical pieces set to a jazzed up contemporary score. We’ve also just witnessed the truncated version of the ultra traditional Republic Day parade. Life in fast forward mode is today’s live reality show.Technology is the obvious victim of the accelerated need for change. It seems like yesterday when camera cell phones were ultra cool. No longer. Videophones are the must-have gizmo, till the next innovation comes along. In an age when bling is king, beating the yawn factor is becoming all-important. Which is why making a personal statement is like negotiating a minefield.What’s hot and what’s not has become a lottery. The pace of change is so dizzying it’s almost a case of blink and you’ll miss it. Most days, you wake up and look around you, at your music system, your TV, your wardrobe, car, the furniture and furnishings, even the paintings on your wall, and you invariably ask yourself one question: Are these past the Use By date?advertisementlast_img read more