Tags Amazon Message To Amazon: Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries.. Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it….. I almost shot a MF creeping up to my crib last night…. Just sayin.— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) May 21, 2019 “Just sayin…thanks for the suggestion,” Clark wrote. “We MF’ing love you and our drivers. Lots of innovations coming on this and many that already exist to help you track your package and delivery on a map. Thanks for being a customer.”Contractors who deliver packages as part of Amazon Flex aren’t required to wear uniforms, but they can use something called virtual ID on their phones to confirm their identity. Lisa Lake/Getty Images Ice-T has some advice for Amazon.The rapper took to Twitter on Tuesday to blast the e-commerce giant for not making it clear who its delivery drivers are. “Message To Amazon: Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries.. Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it….. I almost shot a MF creeping up to my crib last night…. Just sayin,” Ice-T tweeted. 3 Share your voice 0:55 First published May 22 at 3:14 p.m. PT.Update, 5:02 p.m.: Adds background on Amazon Flex. Now playing: Watch this: What Amazon’s one-day shipping means for you Just sayin…thanks for the suggestion. We MF’ing love you and our drivers. Lots of innovations coming on this and many that already exist to help you track your package and delivery on a map. Thanks for being a customer.— Dave Clark (@davehclark) May 21, 2019 Comments Online Amazon’s customer service account quickly responded, asking the rapper to share details about the incident on a company support page. Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, also responded to Ice-T’s tweet.
Adults: $53 Families of four or more: $40 per ticket LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Season tickets for the 2019 University of Louisville soccer season are on sale now through the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office.Reserved chairback tickets are priced at $106 for adults $85 for faculty/staff, and family of four or more $85 a ticket. General admission/berm seating is priced at $53 for adults and families of four or more $40 per ticket. The 2019 Louisville Soccer season also marks the launch of a Renewal and New Buyer Incentive Program, which will be announced in full detail on Monday, April 1. All purchases made before April 1 will be auto-enrolled into the program, and anyone who purchases within the incentive program window (dates TBD) will also be eligible.Season tickets packages include all UofL men’s and women’s soccer regular season matches at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium. The 2019 schedules for the Louisville men’s and women’s soccer teams will be announced in the spring.For more information on Louisville soccer season tickets, visit GoCards.com/soccertickets, call 502-GO-CARDS or email email@example.com. General Admission Bleacher/Berm Adults: $106* Faculty/Staff: $85* Families of four or more: $85 per ticket* Reserved Chairback Season Ticket Prices: * Denotes a required donation (one donation required per account, NOT per ticket): Premium Sections 108-111 = $100 | Preferred Sections 106-107 & 112-113 = $75 Print Friendly Version Purchase Tickets Here Story Links read more
© 2015 Phys.org PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen More information: A. A. Delorey et al. Cascading elastic perturbation in Japan due to the 2012 Mw 8.6 Indian Ocean earthquake, Science Advances (2015). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1500468AbstractSince the discovery of extensive earthquake triggering occurring in response to the 1992 Mw (moment magnitude) 7.3 Landers earthquake, it is now well established that seismic waves from earthquakes can trigger other earthquakes, tremor, slow slip, and pore pressure changes. Our contention is that earthquake triggering is one manifestation of a more widespread elastic disturbance that reveals information about Earth’s stress state. Earth’s stress state is central to our understanding of both natural and anthropogenic-induced crustal processes. We show that seismic waves from distant earthquakes may perturb stresses and frictional properties on faults and elastic moduli of the crust in cascading fashion. Transient dynamic stresses place crustal material into a metastable state during which the material recovers through a process termed slow dynamics. This observation of widespread, dynamically induced elastic perturbation, including systematic migration of offshore seismicity, strain transients, and velocity transients, presents a new characterization of Earth’s elastic system that will advance our understanding of plate tectonics, seismicity, and seismic hazards.Press release Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Following the 2011 M9 Tohoku earthquake, the crust above the plate interface is loaded in extension. Waves from the 2012 M8.6 Sumatra earthquake trigger earthquakes in the loaded crust, which extends the crust offshore and compresses the crust onshore. When the crust onshore is compressed, seismic velocities increase. Credit: Andrew Delorey Study offers explanation for earthquakes setting off distant quakes As the authors note, prior research has revealed sufficient evidence to finger earthquakes happening in one place “causing” an earthquake to occur in another place—using the word “cause” is, however, used in the context of a tipping point, rather than as an underlying factor—for one earthquake to cause another, the second must be nearly ready to go. Such chain-reactions can occur because seismic waves are able to travel great distances through rock. In this new effort, the researchers suggest that seismic waves from one earthquake can cause an elastic disturbance in a distant place, pushing a relatively fragile area into an earthquake.The researchers came to this conclusion after studying seismic data following an earthquake in the Indian Ocean back in April of 2012—just 30 and 50 hours later, two small earthquakes occurred off the eastern coast of Japan. Though the quakes were 3,900 miles apart, the researchers believe they have found a link between them.In studying seismic and GPS data for the time interval of the earthquake in the Indian Ocean, and afterwards, the team found that the quakes occurred in a line formed from the two small quake epicenters and the larger one in the Indian Ocean—a phenomenon they suggest would likely have an odds of occurring without a link of just 1 in 358. They also found a sharp rise in seismic activity in the surrounding area. They propose that seismic waves from the Indian Ocean quake caused what they describe as an elastic disturbance, where material at the fault line was changed, setting off an earthquake in a sensitive place. They also suggest that such an elastic disturbance is much more likely to occur in a place that is still healing from a prior seismic event—in this case, from the devastating 9.0 Tohoku earthquake of 2011.The researchers are not suggesting their work will help predict earthquakes, instead they believe that their findings offer more information on the nature of the Earth’s crust and how it behaves under different conditions. Journal information: Science Advances (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from Los Alamos National Laboratory, MIT and the University of Tokyo, has found evidence that suggests elastic disturbance caused by one earthquake may be one of the causes of another earthquake occurring in a far distant location. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes their study of seismic activity in Japan following an earthquake that occurred in the Indian Ocean, just days before. Citation: Researchers find cascading elastic perturbation likely contributed to small earthquakes in Japan (2015, October 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-10-cascading-elastic-perturbation-contributed-small.html Play Seismicity in Japan detected with inter-station seismic coherence. Red colors indicate the presence of seismic waves. Actual time indicated in upper left corner. Numbers indicate time and location of cataloged seismicity. Credit: Andrew Delorey read more
August 30, 2002 Arcosanti hostsanother dance workshop conducted by the Philadelphia-based dance troop,the Groupe Motion. [Photo: SA & text: T] The workshop outlinereads: “A week of dance and movement improvisation exploring techniquesand structures of expanding awareness of space, movement vocabulary andcommunication.”[Photo: SA & text: T] The group ran intoPaolo Soleri literally on the path. [Photo: SA & text: T] The week-longworkshop was culminated in the weekend performance by the members ofthe dance company and the workshop participants. [Photo & text: T] The performancefeatured their intriguing and sponteneous movements gliding on bothlive and recorded music. [Photo & text: T] read more
Categories: VerHeulen News 23Mar Rep. VerHeulen bill lifts antiquated ban on walk-a-thons Grandville Mayor Steve Maas applauds repeal effortState Rep. Rob VerHeulen introduced a bill to eliminate Michigan’s archaic prohibition of walk-a-thons and similar endurance contests as part of a legislative initiative to reform largely overlooked, outdated laws and excessive criminal regulations.“Current criminal law bans lengthy endurance events such as ultramarathons and charitable, 24-hour relays,” said Rep. VerHeulen, R-Walker. “I’m working to wipe this trivial law from the books because I think we can all agree that this 1935 regulation no longer applies today.”Michigan’s 80-year-old ban on endurance contests came as news to Grandville Mayor Steve Maas, who said he’d probably be looking at serious jail time for ultrarunning if this law was enforced.Grandville Mayor Steve Maas“I and many thousands of American ultrarunners each year safely participate in 24-hour and 100-mile runs, finishing with a sense of awe at what humans can accomplish,” Maas said. “This legislation is refreshing because it recognizes that our understanding of human physical endurance and limitations has evolved.”VerHeulen said learning of this so-called criminal offense is likely a surprise to many community members and local organizations. He believes those who participate in endurance activities or support important community fundraisers should be free to do so, which is why he introduced House Bill 4250.“A vast majority of Michigan’s laws are valuable, but we have a responsibility to eliminate those that no longer serve a purpose, like this endurance event law,” Rep. VerHeulen said. “We can all work together to clean up and reform other unnecessary laws, so please help us do just that by submitting your ideas on my website.”Rep. VerHeulen also encourages high school government classes to research Michigan laws and participate in the statewide reform.Local residents and educators may submit ideas to reform criminal state statutes to the representative online at RepVerHeulen.com, and can contact his office by phone at 517-373-8900 or by email at RobVerHeulen@house.mi.gov. read more
Louis James Senior Metals Investment Strategist Casey Research Dear Subscribers, We know that many of you are interested in different areas of investing, so we thought we’d share the insights of Doug Casey and his chief investment strategists delivered at the recent Vancouver Resource Investment Conference. This includes remarks by Doug himself, Jeff Clark of BIG GOLD, Marin Katusa of Casey Energy Dividends, and yours truly, editor of International Speculator. Doug works through a large number of questions of the sort we get from readers every day, and our panel takes them on, one by one. The focus is on metals and energy, but the topics cover much more ground. We must caution that our current recommendations on some of the specific companies mentioned may be different now, so we encourage you to consider the advice and other comments on a conceptual level. That said, we hope you enjoy the discussion and benefit from the information. Sincerely, read more
North Carolina lawmakers have introduced legislation that aims to establish more teaching hospitals in rural areas. The legislation directs the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services to make recommendations establishing incentives to expand medical education in the state’s rural counties.Lawmakers would also like DHHS to identify medical centers that are ideal candidates to become teaching hospitals.According to The Winston-Salem Journal, the incentives would include loosening Medicare restrictions on which hospitals can provide medical teaching. The bill would also seek enticements for medical residents and students to remain in those rural areas after they graduate.The legislation is being submitted at a time when rural hospitals are struggling financially with reduced Medicare reimbursements.North Carolina currently has four main teaching hospitals, all located in urban centers. read more
Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. July 3, 2018 Image credit: Google via BI Google Reportedly Allows Outside App Developers to Read People’s Gmails –shares Next Article Gmail 3 min read This story originally appeared on Business Insider Employees working for hundreds of software developers are reading the private messages of Gmail users, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.A year ago, Google promised to stop scanning the inboxes of Gmail users, but the company has not done much to protect Gmail inboxes obtained by outside software developers, according to the newspaper. Gmail users who signed up for “email-based services” like “shopping price comparisons” and “automated travel-itinerary planners” are most at risk of having their private messages read, The Journal reported.Hundreds of app developers electronically “scan” inboxes of the people who signed up for some of these programs, and in some cases, employees do the reading, the paper reported. Google declined to comment.The revelation comes at a bad time for Google and Gmail, the world’s largest email service, with 1.4 billion users. Top tech companies are under pressure in the United States and Europe to do more to protect user privacy and be more transparent about any parties with access to people’s data. The increased scrutiny follows the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which a data firm was accused of misusing the personal information of more than 80 million Facebook users in an attempt to sway elections.It’s not news that Google and many top email providers enable outside developers to access users’ inboxes. In most cases, the people who signed up for the price-comparison deals or other programs agreed to provide access to their inboxes as part of the opt-in process.Gmail’s opt-in alert spells out generally what a user is agreeing to.Image credit: GoogleIn Google’s case, outside developers must pass a vetting process, and as part of that, Google ensures they have an acceptable privacy agreement, The Journal reported, citing a Google representative.What is unclear is how closely these outside developers adhere to their agreements and whether Google does anything to ensure they do, as well as whether Gmail users are fully aware that individual employees may be reading their emails, as opposed to an automated system, the report says.Mikael Berner, the CEO of Edison Software, a Gmail developer that offers a mobile app for organizing email, told The Journal that its employees had read emails from hundreds of Gmail users as part of an effort to build a new feature. An executive at another company said employees’ reading of emails had become “common practice.”Companies that spoke to The Journal confirmed that the practice was specified in their user agreements and said they had implemented strict rules for employees regarding the handling of email.It’s interesting to note that, judging from The Journal’s story, very little indicates that Google is doing anything different from Microsoft or other top email providers. According to the newspaper, nothing in Microsoft or Yahoo’s policy agreements explicitly allows people to read others’ emails. Add to Queue Greg Sandoval Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business The outside app companies receive access to messages from Gmail users who signed up for things like price-comparison services or automated travel-itinerary planners. Register Now » read more
Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Add to Queue Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. –shares November 20, 2013 Brian Patrick Eha Bitcoin is everywhere these days. In China, which now accounts for 50 percent of the daily global trade in bitcoins, its price has skyrocketed. In the U.S., it was the subject Tuesday of the second of two U.S. Senate hearings. Silicon Valley is betting millions on it, and Ben Bernanke, the top central banker in the U.S., said this week that unregulated virtual currencies “may hold long-term promise.”Not long ago, most people were dismissing Bitcoin as merely a passing fad or a hobby for crypto-geeks, if they knew about it at all. Its quixotic nature was taken as a given, as was its ultimate fate: failure to change the status quo, followed by irrelevance. It wasn’t until Bitcoin’s exchange value topped $200 in April 2013 that most mainstream media outlets first took notice.But just because there’s more information about Bitcoin out there now doesn’t mean you should believe everything you read. Read on to get answers to three major misconceptions about Bitcoin, the world’s most popular digital currency.1. Bitcoin is nothing but digital cash for criminals.Bitcoin first came to public attention in 2011 as the coin of the realm for Silk Road, an online black market for illegal drugs, fake IDs and other illicit goods and services. In early October, the Federal Bureau of Investigation shut down Silk Road and apprehended its alleged creator, Ross William Ulbricht, in San Francisco. The price of Bitcoin dropped sharply but quickly recovered, and has since attained heights that would have been unfathomable only weeks ago. And yet, even since that bust, the media has lost no opportunity to tie Bitcoin to Silk Road in report after report.Related: SecondMarket Establishes New Bitcoin Trust for Accredited InvestorsMeanwhile, however, there is a growing ecosystem of legitimate Bitcoin companies — many with investment funding — and businesses accepting Bitcoin as legal tender. Plug and Play Tech Center, an early investor in PayPal, is starting an accelerator program exclusively for Bitcoin-related startups. Between April and June 2013, investors gave a total of $12 million to Bitcoin startups, according to research firm CB Insights. If anything, the pace of funding seems to be accelerating. Lightspeed Venture Partners, working with its Chinese counterpart, just invested $5 million in BTC China, the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange.Even members of the federal government are pulling back from characterizations of Bitcoin as exclusively the preserve of criminals. “Exploitation by malicious actors is a problem faced by all types of financial services, and is not unique to virtual currency systems,” Mythili Raman, the acting assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s criminal division, said Monday in testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing on virtual currencies.2. Bitcoin transactions are anonymous and untraceable.From its inception, Bitcoin has been associated with privacy, even anonymity, because you don’t have to provide a Social Security number, bank account or other identifying details in order to transact in Bitcoin. But that doesn’t mean your use of Bitcoin is a big secret. In fact, every Bitcoin transaction ever is recorded publicly on something called the blockchain. This public log prevents fraudulent activity such as people spending the same bitcoins twice.And while it’s difficult to trace these public transactions back to the real identities of users, it is not impossible. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego and George Mason University recently created a map of the Bitcoin economy that could be used by law enforcement to track the flow of bitcoins from criminal sources to legitimate companies such as Bitstamp and other exchange services. In the U.S., exchanges are required to obtain identifying personal information from their users, so a subpoena could reveal a criminal’s real identity.Related: Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley AcceleratorThe fact that exchanges require users to verify their identities also makes it difficult to cash out one’s ill-gotten gains without getting caught. As Bitcoin developer Jeff Garzik has said, “Attempting major illicit transactions with Bitcoin, given existing statistical analysis techniques deployed in the field by law enforcement, is pretty damned dumb.”3. Mt. Gox is the go-to place for the value of Bitcoin.For a long time, Tokyo-based exchange Mt. Gox was the top Bitcoin trading platform in the world. This fact has led many casual observers and reporters to cite its price as the price of Bitcoin during various swings in the market. There is just one problem with that practice: for months now, the Mt. Gox price has been artificially inflated.Why the inflation? It has to do with recent difficulties in withdrawing U.S. funds from Mt. Gox. Because users have found themselves unable to pull their dollars out of the exchange, they are forced to buy bitcoins with those dollars and then transfer the coins elsewhere. Those trades have driven the price on Mt. Gox beyond the price found on Bitstamp, Coinbase and most other exchanges. One way to verify this discrepancy is to visit Bitcoin Average and click the button that says “ignore MTGox for USD/EUR/GBP.”BTC China, which now processes more than one-third of the world’s daily Bitcoin transactions, and is open only to Chinese customers, is also overheated. It is somewhat misleading to quote the global price of Bitcoin by simply converting the price in yuan on BTC China to U.S. dollars, because that value is elevated beyond what is achievable on exchanges that transact in dollars.Related: Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High Ahead of Hearings 5 min read Register Now » Next Article 3 Big Misconceptions About Bitcoin Finance Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals read more
Next Article Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Technology Add to Queue Guest Writer Image credit: Shutterstock Laura Entis There are already plenty of reasons to keep your caffeine addiction alive and kicking: habitual coffee drinkers are less likely to die of heart failure as those who don’t indulge, and research has suggested that caffeine may help prevent cancer, diabetes, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease.But the stimulant’s most important perk is intuitive: it boosts both short-term memory and focus, energizing us when we should, by all rights, be asleep at our desks.And now there’s another reason to grab your morning cup of coffee: A recent study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience suggests that caffeine may also boost our long-term memory.Related: Starbucks Now Offers Fizz as a Customized Add-On In Some ShopsResearchers conducted a double-blind trial, in which they gave participants 100 to 300 milligrams of caffeine five minutes after they looked at a series of images. The next day, the group who received 200 (the equivalent of one strong cup of coffee) or 300 milligrams of caffeine were able to more accurately identify when a picture was similar, but a little different, from the one they had seen before.While the results are a little murky (the group who received the placebo performed better than those who only received 100 milligrams of caffeine), the study’s authors still suspect they’re onto something.”We’ve always known that caffeine has cognitive-enhancing effects, but its particular effects on strengthening memories and making them resistant to forgetting has never been examined in detail in humans,” Yassa, senior author of the paper, told Johns Hopkins’ news network. “We report for the first time a specific effect of caffeine on reducing forgetting over 24 hours.”Related: 3 Easy Tricks to Improve Your Memory A Possible Perk for Coffee Addicts: Better Long-Term Memory January 15, 2014 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business 2 min read –shares Register Now » read more
Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Dec 12 2018For many, starting the day off with caffeine from a cup of coffee is a must. In neonatal intensive care units, or NICUs, premature babies born under 29 weeks are given a daily dose of caffeine to ensure the best possible start to life. A new study by University of Calgary researchers shows the earlier the dose of caffeine can be given, the better.”Caffeine is the most commonly used drug in the NICU after antibiotics,” says Dr. Abhay Lodha, MD, associate professor in the departments of Paediatrics and Community Health Sciences at the Cumming School of Medicine and staff neonatologist with Alberta Health Services (AHS). “It’s important that we understand the long-term effects of caffeine as a treatment and ensure these babies are not only surviving, but have quality of life down the road.”Born prematurely at 27 weeks at the Foothills Medical Centre, Kyle and Avril Strachan’s baby, Anna, was given caffeine to help her breathe and boost lung function.”The doctors told us, with premature babies, their brain hasn’t developed quite enough to let them do all the things their bodies should be doing on its own, like breathing,” says mom Avril. “In the first few weeks, when Anna was feeding, she would slow down or even forget to breathe. This would cause her heart to slow and for her to not get enough oxygen.”To help her breathe more easily, Anna needed a continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine to deliver constant airflow to her lungs.A 2014 study by Lodha showed starting caffeine therapy within two days after birth shortened the amount of time babies needed to use ventilators. It also reduced the risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a form of chronic lung disease caused by damage to the lungs from use of a ventilator. What was not known was how that dose of caffeine affected brain development.Lodha collaborated with researchers from the Universities of British Columbia, Montreal, Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto to analyze data from 26 NICUs across Canada. They found early caffeine treatment has no long-term negative effects on neurodevelopment, and is actually associated with better cognitive scores, and reduced odds of cerebral palsy and hearing impairment. The findings are published in Pediatrics.Related StoriesWeb-based caffeine optimization tool designs effective strategies to maximize alertnessEnergy drinks may increase blood pressure and risk of electrical disturbances in heartCancer incidence among children and young adults with congenital heart diseaseThe team examined data from follow-up assessments conducted at age 18 to 24 months. During these follow-ups, children were assessed for their cognitive, language and motor development using the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, a standardized scoring system to assess developmental functioning in infants and toddlers.”We look at how children are constructing their understanding, such as solving simple problems or figuring out three-dimensional objects and toys,” says Dr. Dianne Creighton, PhD, research assistant professor in the Department of Paediatrics and retired psychologist with AHS. “We also assess how the little ones are able to understand simple words, or recognize the name of a picture, as well as their motor skills like climbing, crawling, balance and co-ordination.”Lodha says it’s believed that caffeine may increase the growth of dendrites, the small branches of a neuron that receive signals from other neurons. “Caffeine may also improve better lung stretch and expansion, cardiac output and blood pressure in premature infants, which improves oxygen supply throughout the body and brain, reducing the duration of mechanical ventilation and the risk of chronic lung disease and injury on the developing brain.”Now two years old, Anna has completed multiple follow-up assessments and is participating in dance classes, gymnastics lessons and swimming like a fish, says her mom Avril.”She’s very mechanical. She likes to build things, take it apart and figure out how it works,” she says. “It’s wonderful to know that the caffeine treatment has no adverse effects and that if researchers are getting positive findings, it should continue to be the standard of care for premature babies. In that case, I think parents would have no hesitation in having caffeine as part of their child’s treatment.”Source: https://ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2018-12-12/new-study-shows-premature-babies-developing-brains-benefit-caffeine-therapy read more
Provided by CORDIS Secret messages for Alexa and Co Credit: Burben, Shutterstock One of the greatest hurdles to introducing higher levels of automation in air traffic management (ATM) is the intensive use of voice radio communication to convey air traffic control (ATC) instructions to pilots. Automatic speech recognition, which converts human speech into texts, can provide a solution to significantly reduce ATCOs workloads and increase ATM efficiency. The Horizon 2020 funded MALORCA project aimed to reduce the development and maintenance costs of assistant-based speech recognition (ABSR) by using machine learning instead of manual software programming.This initiative was funded within the framework of the SESAR Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership set up to modernise Europe’s ATM system. Adaptation to local conditionsModern ATC systems must be safe and efficient while being up-to-date. They therefore require significant input from ATCOs, which is currently captured through keyboard and mouse devices. Modern technologies like Air-Ground data link, which in some instances can replace voice communication, will require even more inputs from ATCOs.The immense workload of the ATCO can be reduced by ABSR. “Fortunately, automatic speech recognition has reached a level of reliability that is sufficient for implementation into an ATM system,” says project coordinator Hartmut Helmke. “However, we need to reduce the transfer costs of speech recognition systems from one approach area to an other one”.Currently, several speech recognition modules require a manual adaptation to local needs caused by acoustic and language variabilities such as regional accents, phraseology deviations and local constraints. MALORCA proposed a general, cheap and effective solution to automate this re-learning, adaptation and customisation process. This involves automatically learning local speech recognition and ATCO models from radar and speech data recordings. MALORCA developed new machine learning tools to automatically learn ATCO behaviour and adapt speech recognition models from data recorded by the Air Navigations Service Providers. Machine learning employs statistical techniques that enable computer systems to ‘learn’ and improve their performance on specific tasks over time by exploiting this data, without being explicitly programmed. This will replace much of the manual effort previously required and reduce costs as machine learning of ABSR models makes adaptation to different airports and maintenance cheaper and faster.The first stepProject partners used the output of a so-called ‘Arrival Manager’ for Prague and Vienna airports to automatically split the untranscribed training data into positive and negative chunks through specific confidence metrics. This metric was then used in the developed machine learning algorithms to reinforce learning from adaptation data.In the context of ABSR the Arrival Manager supports the prediction of the ATC commands that are relevant to the current situation. The predicted commands are compared with the output of the speech recogniser. If a command is not predicted it is assumed that speech recognition system has output a wrong command.The project thus provides the aviation industry with a practical approach for developing and deploying a state-of-the art speech recognition system and integrating it into today’s voice communication systems for air navigation service providers. The use of machine learning for speech recognition is only the first test case for its wider application in ATM. Its application in ATM can also help to reduce the adaptation and maintenance of other ATM tools. The adaptation for example of a generic Arrival Manager to specific airports could be the next step. Explore further The popularity of air transport continues to grow, placing an even greater workload on air traffic controllers (ATCOs). Their predicament can be improved through an automatic speech recognition system closely integrated with an arrival manager developed by EU and SESAR funded researchers. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Speech recognition technology for air traffic controllers (2018, September 25) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-speech-recognition-technology-air-traffic.html read more
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