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Amazon’s Machine-Learning Device Keeps Eye On Social Distancing [Video]

Amazon is stepping up its social distancing efforts in warehouses through the use of a new machine-learning device that monitors employees’ social distancing behavior. 

The Distance Assistant uses a monitor and a camera to show employees in high traffic areas of Amazon’s warehouses how well they are doing at remaining six feet apart. Amazon announced the new device in a blog post on Tuesday. 

“As people walk past the camera, a monitor displays live video with visual overlays to show if associates are within 6 feet of one another. Individuals remaining 6 feet apart are highlighted with green circles, while those who are closer together are highlighted with red circles,” wrote Brad Porter, a vice president, and distinguished engineer at Amazon. “The on-screen indicators are designed to remind and encourage associates to maintain appropriate distance from others.”

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The device consists of a monitor, a camera, and a local computing device …

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Laurence Fox hits back at criticism for wearing mask exemption badge: 'Educate yourself' | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV [Video]

LAURENCE FOX - actor and politician - began trending on Twitter today after uploading a photograph of himself wearing a COVID 'mask exemption' badge that he had obtained from Amazon, and has now responded to criticism he received from a Conservative MP over the divisive post.

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American entrepreneur Rachel Tipograph is the co-founder of MikMak, one of the fastest-growing woman-led startups of 2020-21.