Twitter will help detect crimes

Twitter will help detect crimes

Social media can be a real mine of knowledge on a variety of topics. Perhaps soon will also be used by law enforcement agencies to prevent crime. This is at least the intention of a new project implemented by Cardiff University researchers.

They work on a special tool that will allow the police to scan social media, helping identify the focal areas that can lead to hate crimes. The Justice Department-funded project will be based on a special algorithm that scans Twitter by searching for hate speech in specific geographic areas of the United States. The purpose of the algorithm will be to find patterns between the hate speech present in the network and the brutal crime committed in the streets.

If the system is successful, the police will be able to anticipate the outbreaks of violent crimes and hate crimes that could be caused by triggers, such as the death of Keith Lamont Scott, shot dead several days ago by the police.

The learning machine learning system has less offensive words related to hate speech, which are not always directly linked to racism. This will identify cyberbullying in any form.

Los Angeles will experiment with the new system and its task is to allow the police to intervene before the situation gets hot. Of course, before the algorithm becomes fully useful, much work is still left to its creators. You have to learn to identify the phrase with regard to the context, and create a map of the area of ​​the city in which the most common crimes are committed.

Work on the system is planned for at least three years.

The successor of the popular smartphone is coming

The successor of the popular smartphone is coming

Sharp has presented the world to the successor of the Aquos Crystal, which many consumers have admired for their unique design. The new model is even more modern and nicer, and thanks to the exceptionally thin frame surrounding the display, it feels like it occupies almost the entire front of the device.

Smartphone makers have so far failed to fully realize the concept of frameless design, as the concept affected front sensors and a camera that forced the frame to have a clear frame to accommodate.

Sharp, however, believed that the idea could be realized, and the example was the Aquos Crystal, where the 5-inch display occupied 78.5 percent of the front panel. The company’s accomplishments, however, were not enough and now its successor was presented. The Aquos Crystal 2 also has a thinner frame, which makes its 5.2-inch screen about 80 percent of its front panel surface.

The dimensions of the new smartphone are 136 x 71 x 11 mm and the weight is 154 grams. This is not a top-of-the-line model, so its 5.2-inch display has a resolution of just 720p, which for today’s standards is very small.

The processor is also not a speed demon, as it has a quad-core Snapdragon 400, which is supported by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of usable memory, which can be expanded with a microSD card. The manufacturer has also equipped the device with an 8 megapixel camera and a 2 megapixel front camera as well as a 2030 mAh battery and the internet connects to the LTE standard. The operating system is Android 5.0 Lollopop.

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