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How the Queen appeared as a hologram inside Gold State Coach



Queen Elizabeth skipped the Platinum Jubilee Pageant parade, but many brits had to do a double take when the golden carriage went by

Britain’s longest serving monarch was there in spirit as she appeared in hologram form.

A digital representation of the 96-year-old monarch’s younger self was projected onto the windows of the Gold State Coach.

The procession followed a similar route to the one taken by the 96-year-old queen on her coronation day.

This golden carriage was the same one that actually carried her to her coronation in 1953.

The eight horse-drawn, gilded carriage was featured in the parade for the first time in 20 years.

But instead of carrying the queen, it was an image of her, waving to the crowds as it drove through the streets of London.

The hologram is made up of dozens of different photographs of the Queen, layered using a complex arrangement of lenses to give it a three-dimensional effect.

The queen appearing as a hologram inside the 260-year-old golden carriage delighted the crowd roaring for their ruler.

In a statement released by the Palace, the queen says I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with you all.

More than 5,000 people were involved in the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, which concluded the weekend of festivities celebrating the much loved royal.

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Facial recognition has been used a million times by U.S. police



Controversial facial recognition has been used a million times by police to help track criminals

As facial recognition becomes more prominent, the founder of tech firm Clearview says his company has run nearly a million searches for U.S. police.

It’s also been revealed the company has scraped 30 billion images from platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, taken without users’ permissions.

The company has been fined numerous times in Europe and countries like Australia for breaches of privacy laws.

In the U.S., critics say the use of Clearview by authorities puts everyone into a “police line-up”.

The company’s high-tech system allows law enforcement to upload a photo of a face and find matches in a database comprising of billions of images it has collected.

It then provides links to where matching images appear online.

The tool is considered to be one of the world’s most powerful and accurate.

While the company is banned from selling its services to most U.S. companies, there is an exemption for police. #trending #featured

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Baidu shows off A.I.-powered chatbot Ernie



The event was meant to be livestreamed, but there was strong demand from companies to test the bot

Chinese search engine Baidu has shared pre-recorded videos of its A.I.-powered chatbot Ernie.

Revealing the bot performing more advanced tasks than at its launch two weeks ago.

While the videos were shown during a closed-door meeting, images shared by a Baidu spokesperson appeared to show significant developments.

This included summarising financial statements and producing powerpoint presentations, as well as producing travel itineraries.

The videos were shown to the first batch of companies that are testing an industry-focused version of the chatbot.

Ernie is considered China’s closest equivalent to U.S.-developed ChatGPT.

The meeting was originally meant to be a livestreamed product launch open to the media and public.

But the format was changed to prioritise what Baidu said was the “strong demand” from over 120,000 companies that had applied to test the bot.

More companies will be able to sign up to test the industry-focused version of the Ernie bot starting on March 31.

Tests conducted show that the regular version has a good command of the Chinese language.

However, it produces factual errors and avoids answering political questions.

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Another nation bans Huawei from 5G network



Germany has joined Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States to stop the tech company

China has blasted Germany over the nation’s reported plan to ban Huawei from the country’s 5G network.

In Berlin, the Chinese embassy said it is “very puzzled” and “strongly dissatisfied” by the move.

Diplomats believe the decision has been made by Germany’s government without any factual basis.

Adding, the move violates German economic laws and the principles of fair competition.

The reported ban follows similar moves made by Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Hugh Odom from Vertical Consultants gave us the details.

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