Shiny Shiny round up: Meet the Tokyo Olympics robots

The Olympic Games may be taking place a year late because of the pandemic, but it will still be a chance for host nation Japan to show off its world-class robotics technology. And despite spectators being kept away from the events by Covid restrictions, there will still be a string of robotic participants to help run the Tokyo…

ShinyShiny tech round up: Concern over live facial recognition mounts

  The Information Commissioner has expressed deep concern about the potential misuse of live facial recognition (LFR) in public places, warning that “supercharged CCTV” could be used “inappropriately, excessively or even recklessly”. The controversial technology has been under the spotlight in recent years over fears it may invade people’s privacy, be used to create watchlists,…