12:16 Friday, 30 April 2021
Today in creepy technology news…
Do you ever feel like your laptop is listening to every word you say?
Well it could soon be able to watch every move you make as well.
Scientists have created a tool to give smartphones and laptops a bat-like sense of their surroundings.
A machine-learning algorithm measures echoes and sounds to generate pictures and create a layout of their environment.
Researchers in Scotland think the technology could be used to keep buildings safe from intruders without the need for CCTV.
It could also be used to track vulnerable people in nursing homes and even monitor the rise and fall of a patient’s chest.
That’s enough internet for today, I think.