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AI to tell police if a person should be kept in custody

AI to tell police if a person should be kept in custody 


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AI and crime

Police in the city of Durham, England are preparing to go live in the next few months with a predictive artificial intelligence system that will determine whether a suspect should be kept in custody, according to the BBC. 

This system is named Harm Assessment Risk Tool or HART which has been designed to grade individuals on a low, medium, or high risk level of committing a future offense. 

Tests conducted in 2013, in which suspects’ behavior were tracked for two years after an offense, generally the forecasts were 98 per cent accurate. For the high-risk level the forecasts were accurate 88 per cent of the time.

The Durham police assured the BBC that Hart’s decisions will only be “advisory” during its preliminary and experimental use. Because the system will take into account factors like gender and postal code.

Highest paid CEOs in 2016

Bloomberg came up with the list of the top paid CEOs in 2016, the top four highest paid CEOs received compensation valued in the nine figures.

  1. Marc Lore, Walmart U.S. E-commerce CEO. He earned $236.8 million dollars in 2016.
  1. Tim Cook, Apple CEO with $150 million.
  1. John Weinberg, Evercore Executive Chairman. He earned a total of $123.9 million.
  1. Sundar Pichai, Google CEO at $106.5 million.
  1. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, with $99.7 million.

3D scanning scale

ShapeScale is a 3D body scanner that was recently launched at $499. This 3D scale uses body scanning to create a 360-degree, 3D digital avatar with measurements and body composition stats.

The scale is round and looks like a normal scale, but it has an arm with a camera. Standing on the scale the arm circles around you about four times, taking photos of your body.

Then by using the images and your weight, ShapeScale creates the avatar. The entire process takes about 30 seconds.

The data can be useful, especially athletes but what about the normal people like you and me. If you are not exercising then of course it will not make sense to get this scale. But if you are so incline to measure your body shape quite frequently, then the ShapeScale may be just what you are looking for.


Microsoft has officially released Visual Studio for Mac following an extended preview period for developers. The release corresponds with the kick off of Microsoft’s Build 2017 developer conference this week.

Opera browser is trying to compete with the likes of Google Chrome by integrating messaging apps like WhatsApp, Messenger and Telegram into its sidebar so now you can chat while your browse.

Talking about Google Chrome, the desktop version of Google Chrome will not be coming to Windows 10 S. Windows 10 S was announced last week which allows users to install only apps that are distributed through the Windows Store. 

And finally, the Oukitel K10000 Pro can confidently say that it has the longest battery life of any smartphone currently on the market. Its enormous 10000mAh is said to be able to go 10-15 days on a single charge.

While a price has not been announced for the Pro yet, the previous version went for $211. The company says the K10,000 Pro will ship sometime in June and will be available in China. To get one you will have to purchase it online.

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