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Intersection

ESports Goes To College


Competitive video gaming, or eSports, continues to grow in popularity on college campuses throughout the U.S. Members of the UCF gaming club Gaming Knights join Intersection to discuss their upcoming eSports tournament and the future of collegiate competitive gaming.
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

UCF developed real-time mass surveillance artificial intelligence software for Orlando


Amazon’s facial recognition technology isn’t the only tool that Orlando is considering in its efforts to monitor the public using street cameras – the University of Central Florida has also developed a mass surveillance system for the city. UCF researchers have installed an artificial intelligence-powered software that can recognize facial characteristics and body movements to detect assaults, robberies and even explosions in real time. Orlando was the subject of blistering criticism last year after reports revealed that the police department was piloting Amazon’s Rekognition, a facial-recognition technology that plugs into security cameras to identify and track people of interest as they walk down the street. But by early 2016, students and professors from UCF’s Center for Research in Computer Vision …
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Central Florida News

UCF Climbs Polls As Quarterback Recovers From Surgery


It was a bittersweet week for the University of Central Florida football team. The Knights climbed to number 7 in the Associated Press and Coaches Polls, the highest ranking for the team this season. But during Friday’s game against the University of South Florida, quarterback McKenzie Milton went down on the field after a leg injury.
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