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AI-Based Drone Floated to Enforce Social Distancing

Dec 3, 2020 |

If desperate times call for desperate measures, then an AI-powered surveillance drone may find applications as pandemic fatigue erodes compliance with social distancing advisories in congested urban areas.

At least that’s the pitch from AI and analytics vendor Fractal Analytics, which has partnered with Indian drone technology manufacturer ideaForge to develop a flying video analytics platform. Read more…

COVID-Induced Cabin Fever Erodes Distancing Gains

Apr 29, 2020 |

An analysis of smartphone location data since mid-March reveals an outbreak of what’s benignly been described as “quarantine fatigue.”

University of Maryland researchers studying how social distancing and shelter-in-place orders are affecting travel patterns and the spread of the novel coronavirus reported an uptick in U.S. Read more…

Coders Enlisted to Fight Virus as Post-Pandemic Data Gathering Begins

Apr 13, 2020 |

Among the growing list of tech industry efforts designed to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak is an IBM-sponsored coding challenge that extends beyond climate change projects to address the pandemic. Read more…