COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool

Georgia Tech researchers have created a COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool. Plug in your state and an event size, and it will give you the current odds (based on estimated number of circulating COVID-19 cases in your state) that at least one person with COVID-19 would be in attendance at said event.

For example, here’s a plot of the odds of at least one COVID-19 positive individual being present at an event in Michigan with 250 people.

COVID-19 Predicted Risk
COVID-19 Predicted Risk

Facial Recognition Can’t Cope With Face Masks

Thoughts and prayers.

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a surge in people wearing face masks, and facial recognition companies are scrambling to keep up. Face masks cover up a significant portion of what facial recognition needs to identify and detect people — essentially threatening the future of a multimillion-dollar industry unless the technology can learn to recognize people beyond the coverings.