By Sreeraman ThiagarajanWhat do you think of when you picture humans talking to their devices and using voice to command machines? If you are like most of us, you are probably imagining a futuristic Star Trek like scenario where man-machine interactions occur as if by magic. But the reality is quite different, because voice-enabled assistants are already a part of our everyday lives, and while there is a fair bit of technical wizardry needed, none of it involves undertaking voyages to distant planets. Back on earth, at my home, the voice-enabled Google Assistant has quickly become a familiar presence, and my dad, wife and son turn to it for help, multiple times a day. Appa, who can’t see too well without his reading glasses, calls out to the Google Assistant on his phone every time he needs to access some information without having to type. My son can’t seem to get over his curiosity and keeps asking the Assistant about astronomy and math, and I usually call out to ask for … [Read more...] about Indian consumers are using voice technology to get things done. Brands are you listening?
Future camera technology
While the initial tender for these cameras issued on June 9 excluded a crucial specification called “black body” temperature - the ability of the cameras to accurately measure temperatures emitted by a person to say whether a person has a fever or not - and the DeepinMind technology specification, they were included in the revised tender issued on June 23. … [Read more...] about Railways to float tender for AI-based thermal cameras to detect body temperature amid pandemic
Railways in July scrapped a tender for thermal cameras meant for Covid-19 surveillance after Indian firms alleged that the specifications favoured a Chinese company, Hindustan Times had first reported on July 1. In June, Railtel, the railways’ telecom arm, had issued the tender for thermal temperature screening by AI-based surveillance cameras. … [Read more...] about Ryls to procure AI-based cameras for thermal temp screening of passengers
If the temperature is normal, the machine will prompt the person to put his hands near the automatic hand sanitizer where six mm nozzle pumps out mist. Once the door of the UV disinfection chamber opens, users can keep articles like laptop, mobile, wallet for UV sanitization. This process is done in 15 seconds per person, a release from the company said. … [Read more...] about City firm unveils Covipro device in Assembly premises
The future has unfolded. Strangely, it’s folded out in two different directions. Our dream device – something that has an actual folding display and can be unfolded into a bigger screen – came true about a year back, with the Samsung Fold. Now the Samsung Fold2 has appeared and it’s a huge leap in making sure that folding phones will be our future. But Microsoft threw its hat into the folding ring too, with the Microsoft Surface Duo phone. It’s a folding phone but uses a different way of getting there. It’ll be interesting to see which of these technologies will finally win the folding war. Let me introduce you to both devices. … [Read more...] about Techilicious by Rajiv Makhni: Two sides of the folding phone war