Just walk out

Just walk out

Amazon Go Grocery lets you shop for fresh produce and just walk out, no wallet required.

Just Walk Out technology enables shoppers to simply enter a store, grab what they want, and just go. Born from years of experience at Amazon Go, Just Walk Out uses a combination of technologies to eliminate checkout lines. We now offer retailers the ability to leverage this technology in their stores to help bring fast and convenient checkout experiences to more shoppers.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

  • Grocery store
  • Sneak Peek
  • Fresh produce
  • New concept
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • No check out required
  • A few days before opening
  • Organic chicken
  • Roast chicken for dinner
  • Working out where I’m moving in the store
  • Driverless car
  • Detect objects
  • More surveillance cameras
  • A bottle of ketchup
  • Pick up fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Me being picky and fussy
  • In the produce aisle
  • It makes it very challenging
  • Something from the frozen aisle
  • They had to update the machine
  • Check out
  • Just walk out technology
  • I don’t need to pay anyone
  • It’s detected me through the entire store
  • Everything is going to get emailed to me via the app
  • Delicious roast chicken dinner

The robo-doctor will see you now

The robo-doctor will see you now

Great big story

The robo-doctor will see you now. Her name is ELF. A humanoid robot, she simulates face-to-face interactions between doctors and patients at a major hospital in India. She helps reduce human interaction to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Rajeev Karwal. He is the chairman of Milagrow Robots, a technology company in Gurgaon, India, that makes ELF and other robots revolutionizing healthcare.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

  • Various types of robots
  • Fact to face
  • Can I introduce myself
  • In the robotic field
  • Floor cleaning robots
  • The health care industry
  • Around the globe
  • They can serve as a telepresence for the doctors
  • Inside the ward
  • Floor cleaning robot
  • Killed the virus
  • Humanoid robot instead of the doctor
  • They get accustomed to it very quickly
  • It has a lot of capabilities
  • Keeps on wandering around the ward
  • This pandemic has been the turning point for the services robot industry
  • Lead better lives

 

Lots to love – And less to spend

Lots to love – And less to spend

Black. White. Or red. In a small 4.7” design. With studio-quality portraits. Sharp 4K video. Long battery life. A13 Bionic — the fastest chip in a smartphone. And the security of Touch ID, with privacy built in. iPhone SE. Lots to love. And less to spend. (#Apple)

 

The future of high-tech education

The future of high-tech education

A growing number of classrooms in China are equipped with artificial-intelligence cameras and brain-wave trackers. While many parents and teachers see them as tools to improve grades, they’ve become some children’s worst nightmare (#WallStreetJournal)

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

Primary school
Pay attention
Head band
Levels of concentration
A global leader in artificial intelligence (AI)
A cashless economy
Facial recognition
The future of high-tech education
Chips that track their locations
Surveillance cameras that monitor how often students yawn

Netizens (The term netizen is a portmanteau of the words Internet and citizen, as in a “citizen of the net” or “net citizen.” It describes a person actively involved in online communities or the Internet in general)

Parental consent
AI Education
Boost student’s grades
The government has poured billions into the project
Bringing together tech giants, startups and schools
Exclusive access
To see first-hand how AI tech is being used in the classroom
A brainwave sensing gadget
Students practice meditation
The device is made in China
Sent in real time to the teacher
A report is generated
10 minute intervals
The reports are detailed
One of our reports tried on the device
A new technology
A neuroscientist
It is usually by doctors in hospitals and labs
It affects the signal
Despite the chances for false readings
Students have become more disciplined
They pay better attention in class
Study harder and achieve higher scores
A new kind of pressure for students
Government funded research projects
No privacy protection at all
Experts and citizens alike are sounding alarms
Future generations
Lesson plan here 

Would you care to be my eyes

Would you care to be my eyes

[Be my eyes]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Deal with everyday challenges
  • Play music
  • Go to school
  • Go to work
  • The simplest things can be difficult
  • Through your smart phone
  • A live video connection
  • You can help just be installing the app
  • If you’re in the middle of something
  • Someone else will step in
  • Would you care to be my eyes
  • Find it in the App Store

A new app called Be My Eyes  allows you to donate tiny portions of time to help blind people around the world perform quick, everyday tasks. Now you can volunteer for a good cause while in the queue at the supermarket, says Matthew Sparkes (The Telegraph)

Read more HERE

Who knocked you up this morning ?

Who knocked you up this morning ?

[great big story]

Imagine life without alarm clocks. Workdays would start at noon, breakfast would be brunch, and no one would make it to class before the first bell. From the early 1800s through the 1960s, factory workers didn’t have much of a choice. To get to work on time, they relied on “knocker-uppers,” aka, human alarm clocks. Using long bamboo sticks, or peashooters, Britain’s knocker-uppers would stroll down the streets rapping at windows to help their patrons kick-start their days.

Vocabulary chunks from the video :

• They were called knocker-ups
• We’re travelling back in time
• The early 1800s
• A paid job
• A bamboo pole
• Be up early for their shift
• Industrial cities
• A hook or knob on the end
• Wakey wakey
• Pea shooters
• Why not just shout
• The evidence suggests
• Mystery solved

A tongue-twister :

We had a knocker-up, and our knocker-up had a knocker-up

And our knocker-up’s knocker-up didn’t knock our knocker up

So our knocker-up didn’t knock us up

‘Cos he’s not up.