Drug dogs are permission slips for warrantless searches. That's it. They may have been legitimate when they first became part of law enforcement work, but they've devolved into malleable props in the ongoing farce that is the the Drug War. Despite these failures, they're heralded by law enforcement as superpowered miracle workers who can do things like sniff out hidden people in moving vehicles full of other (non-hidden) people.
One early morning in March 2011, Albert Chretien and his wife, Rita, loaded their Chevrolet Astro van and drove away from their home in Penticton, British Columbia. Their destination was Las Vegas, where Albert planned to attend a trade show. They crossed the border and, somewhere in northern Oregon, they picked up Interstate 84.
Robotics professor Yoky Matsuoka is lending Apple her expertise, according to Fortune. Matsuoka co-founded X Labs, Google's secretive research facility that developed Glass and the company's self-driving car. She also used to be Nest's head of technology before she left for a VP position at Twitter. The former University of Washington professor ended up dropping that gig before she even started after being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.
AeroVironment Inc., the Simi Valley, California-based maker of unmanned aerial systems, is touting a new surveillance-reconnaissance suite for both commercial and military use.
The so-called Mantis i45 electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) gimbal payload is designed for the company’s Puma AE (All Environment) small unmanned aircraft systems, the company announced Monday at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International XPONENTIAL 2016 conference and trade show now underway in New Orleans.
The New Scientist has obtained a document revealing that an advertising company has been given access to some 1.6 million UK National Health Service patient records.
The name of the advertising company? You may have heard of it. It's Google.
Well, strictly speaking it's a Google-owned AI firm called DeepMind, and the agreement apparently states that the Google cannot use any of the data in other parts of its business. But as the New Scientist explains the medical data collected will extend far beyond those with kidney conditions.