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‘Bat-sense’ algorithm could be used to monitor people and property without cameras


A “bat-sense” algorithm that generates images from sounds could be used to catch burglars and monitor patients without using CCTV, the technique’s inventors say. The machine-learning algorithm developed at Glasgow University uses reflected echoes to produce 3D pictures of the surrounding environment. The researchers say smartphones and laptops running the algorithm could detect intruders and monitor care home patients. [Read: 3 new technologies ecommerce brands can use to connect better with customers] Study lead author Dr Alex Turpin said two things set the tech apart from other systems: Firstly, it requires data from just a single input — the microphone or…

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