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which will defend president trump in his impeachment trial. it will include ken starr, the main prosecutor from bill clinton's impeachment, as well as the lawyer alan dershowitz, whose clients included oj simpson and jeffrey epstein. the us says it will start to screen passengers from china for symptoms of a new virus that has killed two people. there are 41 laboratory confirmed cases, but experts in london estimate the true number is closer to 1700. iran's supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei has defended the country's armed forces after it admitted shooting down a passenger plane by mistake. canada's prime ministerjustin trudeau says iran must pay compensation to the 176 people who were killed — 57 of those were canadian citizens. in a few minutes it'll be time for newswatch. but first, here's click.
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at the southern end of the las vegas strip as the mandalay bay hotel. on october one, 2017 this was the scene of a tragedy. the us's deadliest ever met shooting. ——the us's deadliest ever mass shooting. a gunman in one of the rooms opened fire on a crowd of concert—goers across the road. he killed 58 people and injured more than 400. the incident sparked a review of security across the city but now it is being taken further.
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richard taylor has been looking at whether technology can stop would—be perpetrators in their tracks. here's the dilemma. how do you keep the world's entertainment capital safe for revellers, without turning it into a party pooping security fortress? a next—generation security solution... patriot 0ne believes it has the answer. using unobtrusive sensors which generate information feeds which can be assessed to see if someone is carrying a weapon. this vegas casino resort is now rolling out the technology which has been in testing for the past two years. we have got various bits of hardware here... the system can be discreetly placed in, say, a building entrance or a turnstile — and unlike a metal detector, it creates an invisible fence you wouldn't even know
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was there. so if i'm carrying a concealed weapon on my person, or worse still with intent on an act of violence, the system as it is deployed here invisibly and these planters, the ai making a determination of whether this is benign and alerting security authorities to take the relevant action. the patscan device works on several levels. the one thing emits residents frequency patterns that identify the shape of an object. another sensor creates a magnetic field and detects disturbances as an object passes through. but the real smarts lie in the ai algorithms. within seconds, they assess the sensor data against its own database to figure out if weapons are being hidden. with daily shootings in the us and a knife crime epidemic in the uk, the allure of a system to keep us
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safe is certainly seductive. we want to be in public schools, hotels, university campuses. we are now in the business of rolling it out, north america is the starting point, the uk market will be extremely important to us, particularly when it comes to knives because of the knife crime crisis. but groundbreaking is the tech is, it is largely unproven. how accurate is your system? because when it comes to ai, the machine is only as is the data that you are feeding it. we have been out for a long time now with tremendous partners like westgate who have allowed us to get a lot of data here. we have built sufficiently large data holdings that we now have confidence in the accuracy of our systems. enough confidence that we are now into our first commercial deployment. 0ur early adopters also understand that the systems get better and better the more data is fed in, so they are equally allowing us to ingest data for
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training the system. still, the system isn't100% accurate or foolproof, an assailant may well get into the premises another way entirely, or a weapon could be hidden in something different like a metal box. so an additional security layer is needed. so if i'm openly brandishing a weapon, that is where the eyes of the system kick in, a so—called machine vision where a security camera can make an assessment based on what is in my hand, based on what is in its database and if it finds it is likely to be a weapon, then it will trigger a relevant alert. the idea of augmenting human eyes with the smarts of computer vision is catching on globally. a number of outfits promising enhanced security through person and object detection. but understandably, that leaves many people uneasy. we are very conscious of the fact that people don't want to live in a mass surveillance society. so there are very different ways in which you can collect data. we don't capture any personal information or store or distribute personal information. we are looking for objects —
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people are of no interest to us unless they are carrying a threat object. so what our ai has been trained to recognise is the threats. it is not making any determination on people or capturing personal information or generating a body image. i think that puts us on the right side of that line between too much surveillance and not enough security. no this is not a pair of goggles, it is the prototype of an air purifying mask. the finished product will look like this. with claims it is 50 times more effective than the market leading cycling mask, the a0 air uses nanotechnology and air pressure to filter out harmful particulate matter. apparently, the prototype is a lot less comfortable than the finished
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version and this is a size too large and i need a smaller one. ifeel like my nose is being held and i probably sound like that. it will take some getting used to but it is actually adjusting according to my respiration rate, so right now the fan speed is at 16%. i can make the fan go up more if i want more air to be pumped. i feel like i'm at the dentist. imagine what i could do — i certainly couldn't run like this but maybe ride a bike. i don't know. it has five hours battery life and in time, the device will be miniaturised. but despite the fact that i thought i looked completely and utterly ridiculous, it has actually made it to the catwalk, featuring in new york and seoul fashion weeks. back on the show floor, there was also the sixth finger. sixto is a device for people who have limited mobility in one hand, so could be due to a stroke or something like that. the way it works is, you position the bad hand where it needs to grab something and this joystick, which will be held in the good hand, is used to be able to close the device so you can actually pick something up.
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one of the other benefits of this is that it actually encourages somebody to use a hand which isn't functioning properly rather than holding their arm in a position where it is likely to get stiffer. but in the depths of one slightly more secret meeting spot, came this view into the future. this is a contact lens that provides augmented reality. apparently, it fits like any other scleral or semipermeable contact lens. this could be used for something like translation, the words would come up in front of you when you are having a conversation with someone. the idea is that this is all about invisible computing, that something like this should be less intrusive than having your phone in front of you. wow! that is incredible! in a way, the fact that there is little enough information for it to not be totally distracting makes it better. i think if they put too much up it would become too overwhelming. while i wasn't allowed to wear it,
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just holding it up, i could see some simple stats right before my eyes, which having been sceptical in advance, i was pretty blown away by. so how is it possible to fit all of this into the lens? we've had to build our own wireless protocol between the contact lens and another wearable accessory, because we had to manage power and data and size of chip, and that accessory connects to your mobile phone or the cloud, to access additional computing resources and information. it is very comfortable, fits to your eye and corrects your vision when you wear it. so if you have a prescription, we build the prescription into the lens. heart rate, speed, and even with your eyes shut, you would able to see this because it is lit up and obviously the lens is sitting beneath your eyelid. it feels seriously sci—fi. and there you have it — what to wear, to see and feel in the future.
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there, never taken that photo before. the thing about coming to las vegas straight after christmas is you eat lots of food followed by lots more food. and chris fox has decided that he is going to use technology to help knock him back into shape. this is what he has found. these three new apps are designed to help with your fitness goals using image recognition, machine learning and motion sensors. but are any of these apps advanced enough to replace a personal trainer? i've come to the gym to find out. first up, is vay sports which uses image recognition and a selfie camera to make sure you're doing the exercises properly. you choose a trainer and put the phone a few metres away and follow the instructions in your headphones. great, i can see you. here we go with push—ups today. get into the starting position so i can se you at all times. based on what the camera sees, the app gives you feedback to correct your form.
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you call that a rep, your hips are a bit too high up. it also counts how many reps you do properly so you can track your progress. nice work. how are the back of the arms feeling? at the moment the app only works with body weight exercises at the moment so to move on to weight training, i'm trying gymfitty, a virtual trainer you can talk to. i'm done. rest for two minutes. how many reps did you do? 10. well done! let's do another set. the app creates a bespoke workout tailored to your goals and it remembers how well you did last time so you don't have to log your workout or write anything down. i want you to add another five kilograms to each side of the bar. ping me when you are done. to relax, i'm finishing off with some yoga. this is yoganotch, which uses motion tracking sensors to detect my position and correct my form which fair warning is going to be terrible. not quite. give me the chime, i'm doing it.
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chime. i got a chime, i did it right. i'm not sure whether setting up these senses every time will take some of the zen out of yoga, although the company says it is more accurate than using image recognition. oh, come on. these apps certainly add a layer of interactivity to a workout but can they match the kind of encouragement you get from a human personal trainer? and there you have it, a downward facing dog from a forward facing fox. was that cheesy? we are in vegas, you know. although next week, we won't be. we're going to la. and there is more in the full—length version which you can see on iplayer. please do join us then, in the meantime, you can find us all across social media, youtube, instagram, facebook and twitter at bbc click. thanks for watching
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and we will see you in la. hello and welcome to newswatch with me, samira ahmed. is bbc newsjoining in the tabloid feeding frenzy over the duke and duchess of sussex? and was breakfast
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the best bbc outlet for the prime minister's first big interview of the year? we featured last week some of your reactions to the bbc‘s reporting of the duke and duchess of sussex since the announcement of their intention to step back from their intention to step back from their roles as senior royals. since then, it is fair to say the couple have stayed in the news. the queen prepares to meet prince harry and other senior royals at a crucial summit to discuss his and one's future. the queen attended church at sandringham this morning ahead of tomorrow's meeting. we will have more details from the queen's statement. she has asked for final decisions in the coming days. negotiations continue over the sussexes future as it is revealed that meghan did not take part over the phone in the family summit is expected. meghan's first public appearance in canada since last week's shop —— shock announcement
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she shown with her father. prince harry posts his own footage of his first public engagement since his announcement of stepping back from oil duties. one of the view who got in touch with us this week about coverage of the duke and duchess of sussex was tara physic, and she joins us from our studio in exeter and with me is paul royle, editor of the bbc‘s news at six and news at ten. why were you unhappy about the coverage of this story?|j ten. why were you unhappy about the coverage of this story? i think after several days of coverage of the sussexes in various guises and different stories after their announcement, wanting to have a private life in canada, we've we really have had our feel and private life in canada, we've we really have had ourfeel and i flicked on the news as i often do, praying that the bbc would not open and lead another bulletin with a story about the sussexes only to discover that there was a story largely speculative about thomas
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