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Cameras that can learn what they are viewing — ScienceDaily

Intelligent cameras could be one step closer thanks to a research collaboration between the Universities of Bristol and Manchester who have developed cameras that can learn and understand what they are seeing.

Roboticists and artificial intelligence (AI) researchers know there is a problem in how current systems sense and process the world. Currently they are still combining sensors, like digital cameras that are designed for recording images, with computing devices like graphics processing units (GPUs) designed to accelerate graphics for video games.

This means AI systems perceive the world only after recording and transmitting visual information between sensors and processors. But many things that can be seen are often irrelevant for the task at hand, such as the detail of leaves on roadside trees as an autonomous car passes by. However, at the moment all this information is captured by sensors in meticulous detail and sent clogging the system with

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Resetting The Benchmark For Smartphone Cameras



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New Apple iPhone Series : Resetting The Benchmark For Smartphone Cameras

It’s finally here. After months of hype and speculation, Apple has finally unveiled the iPhone 12 series. The new range of iPhone 12 includes the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Apple launched the iPhone 12 series during its “Hi, Speed” virtual launch presentation. During the launch, Apple did indeed unveil four iPhone 12 variants including an entry-level 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini, in line with what the rumours had suspected all along. All the iPhone 12 models are powered by Apple’s A14 Bionic chip and come with Apple’s Super Retina XDR Display. The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be powered with Apple’s A14 Bionic chip. The iPhone 12 Pro has been priced at Rs. 1,19,900 onwards, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro’s four cameras are aimed at serious photographers

Apple’s iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini add significant new photography features, but camera hardware and computational photography software on the higher-end iPhone 12 Pro models really show how hard Apple is trying to attract photo and video enthusiasts.



a close up of a camera: Apple's iPhone Pro phones get new camera abilities, including a bigger image sensor, a faster main camera lens, improved image stabilization, a lidar sensor for low-light autofocus and a longer-reach telephoto lens on the iPhone Pro Max. Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET


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Apple’s iPhone Pro phones get new camera abilities, including a bigger image sensor, a faster main camera lens, improved image stabilization, a lidar sensor for low-light autofocus and a longer-reach telephoto lens on the iPhone Pro Max. Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET

Among the changes in the iPhone Pro models are new abilities to fuse multiple frames into one superior shot and a lidar sensor for improved autofocus. And the iPhone 12 Pro Max gets a larger sensor for better low-light performance on the main camera, a telephoto camera that zooms in better on distant subjects, better stabilization to counteract your shaky hands.

iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini,

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro And iPhone 12 Pro Max Are Resetting The Benchmark For Smartphone Cameras



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Apple iPhone 12 Pro And iPhone 12 Pro Max Are Resetting The Benchmark For Smartphone Cameras

The Apple iPhone line-up for 2020 line-up brings four iPhones to the table, but what doesn’t change at all is the fact that the Pro devices, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro and the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max are really resetting the benchmark in terms of photography performance. It was perhaps to be expected, but what has finally been unveiled is in all likelihood more than what anyone of us may have imagined. And that’s just one aspect, because across the board, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro line is a serious upgrade over the iPhone 11 Pro series. Incidentally, the pricing of the Apple iPhone 12 Pro and the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max remains the same as last year. The Apple iPhone 12 Pro prices start Rs 1,19,900 while

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Hidden camera’s hugging tiger wins wildlife photo award

The embrace by Sergey Gorshkov, Russia
Sergey Gorshkov’s winning WPY image is called The Embrace

To photograph one of rarest creatures on Earth you have to be incredibly skilled and remarkably lucky.

But Sergey Gorshkov is clearly both – as demonstrated by his stunning picture of a Siberian, or Amur, tiger deep in the forests of Russia’s Far East.

The image has just won him the title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

The female tiger is seen embracing a tree, rubbing herself up against the bark to leave her scent and mark territory in Leopard National Park.

“The lighting, the colours, the texture – it’s like an oil painting,” says WPY chair of judges Roz Kidman-Cox.

“It’s almost as if the tiger is part of the forest. Her tail blends with the roots of the tree. The two are one,” she told BBC News.

All the more extraordinary is that this is a camera-trap image.

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Can thermal cameras slow COVID-19 spread? Airports are the testing ground for new tech

A camera in the security lines at Dallas Love Field is scanning every passerby for elevated temperatures, in a test by the airport and Southwest Airlines to find out if it can detect sick people before they board flights.

In the back hallways, employees are getting temperature checks at kiosks before they start work each day, trying to keep sick employees out of the airport, too.

As airlines, companies and governments scramble to reopen a battered economy facing the eighth month of a worldwide pandemic, airports are now the frontline for evolving thermal imaging technologies designed to pick out infected travelers before they can spread COVID-19 further.

Thermal camera makers such as Dallas-based Wello Inc. and Beaumont’s Infared Cameras Inc. have suddenly been inundated with requests for their technology. Even small restaurants, hotels and schools are asking about it.

“It’s not just convention centers and airlines,” said Gary Strahan, CEO

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The best facial recognition cameras of 2020

Select home security cameras have facial recognition, an advanced option that lets you make a profile of friends and family members who regularly come to your house. Then, when the camera sees a face, it determines whether or not it’s someone in your list of known faces. 

The software can be hit or miss, based on a variety of factors, from lighting to changing hairstyles, wearing glasses one day but not the next — and more.

But one thing we know for sure is that this feature is becoming increasingly popular in our devices, not just in home security cameras, but also our phones and as efficiency tools helping to automate airport check-ins. As law enforcement becomes more invested in facial recognition technology, it’s already raising serious questions about privacy and

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