The robots are coming. By essentially combining the autonomy of a Roomba with the artificial intelligence of an Alexa, that technology and e-commerce juggernaut known as Amazon is reportedly preparing to unleash a line of home robots on the general public.
Everyone’s heart is different. Like the iris or fingerprint, our unique cardiac signature can be used as a way to tell us apart. Crucially, it can be done from a distance. A new device, developed for the Pentagon after US Special Forces requested it, can identify people without seeing their face: instead it detects their unique cardiac signature with an infrared laser.