Month: March 2019

New AI could change how first responders fight fires

AI is learning to ‘see’ the color of smoke, flames, and differences in temperature  By Jared Shelly Fire breaks out inside an office building. As first responders mobilize, they’re already accessing 3D blueprints of the building. Sensors inside deliver real-time data about fire locations, materials burning, and possible dangers like toxic gases. When firefighters get

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How to train a tech-savvy security force

Don’t assume a tech training will be met with moans and groans. “Our officers always want more.” By Jared Shelly Security has long been a hotbed for the latest technology. In the 1990s, police cars were outfitted with mobile data terminals. After the September 11 attacks, police departments began using devices to detect explosives or

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