New AI camera spots thieves before they steal

It’s watching, and knows a crime is about to take place before it happens.

Vaak, a Japanese start-up, has developed artificial intelligence (AI) software that hunts for potential shoplifters, using footage from security cameras for fidgeting, restlessness and other potentially suspicious body language.

5 March 2019

Is the Quad still relevant?

Southeast Asia has been a significant venue for strategic competition between the United States (US) and China for a long time.

5 December 2018

What now for Japan’s Abe?

Last week, Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe emerged victorious in party polls, earning him a third consecutive term as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

25 September 2018

Japan’s whaling comeback blocked

Japan's determined bid to return to commercial whale hunting was rejected by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Friday in a tense vote that left the 72-year old organization at a crossroads.

16 September 2018

Airbnb facing blowback

Airbnb took the world by storm by serving as a marketplace connecting travellers to people offering short-term accommodation in their homes.

8 July 2018