Semantic Sensors: when webcam count people and street lights dim when no one is around

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Video from Springboard The other day I was catching up with neighborhood news, and saw this article about “people counters” in San Francisco’s tourist district. These are cameras watching the sidew…

Farid Mheir’s insight:

A description of possible applications of smart sensors. 


This is a great example of the difference between data and information.

As we drown into raw data from sensors of all kind, we will see more and more smart devices that analyze the data and report only the useful information.

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