#Tech and #Accessibility Headlines for April 25th

#Tech and #Accessibility Headlines for April 25th

#Tech and #Accessibility Headlines for April 25th. Researchers at are using machine learning to analyze sign language movements and challenge the misconception of a universal sign language. Amazon is discontinuing its Just Walk Out self-checkout technology in US grocery stores and focusing on Dash Smart Carts. The University of Cambridge has developed an AI-driven method to identify new Parkinson’s disease treatments faster and at a lower cost. Meta has announced an open mixed reality ecosystem and released Meta AI with smart glasses in Canada. The glasses feature AI capabilities and new styles. The hosts discuss the design and functionality of the glasses. The episode ends with a question of the week and a preview of upcoming topics.

Takeaways
Sign language is not universal, and there is a rich variety of sign languages within individual regions.
Machine learning can be used to analyze sign language movements and enhance accessibility and communication within the deaf community.
Amazon is discontinuing its Just Walk Out self-checkout technology in favor of Dash Smart Carts, which offer a streamlined shopping experience.
AI-driven methods can accelerate the identification of new treatments for Parkinson’s disease.
Meta has announced an open mixed reality ecosystem and released Meta AI with smart glasses, featuring AI capabilities and new styles.
The design and functionality of smart glasses are important factors in their adoption and use.
The hosts discuss a question of the week and preview upcoming topics.

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