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This week, the women fighting for tech recognition. Berlin in the


round stoppage and attack of the swarm. It's going to be monstrous.


This week, we've been to EFA, the massive tech show in Berlin. We'll


be looking at the big launches and the cool new devices from the fair


in a few minutes and we'll also hear from the people behind them to we've


noticed once again mostly men. The lack of women in tech has been well


documented. It's something we run up against every single day working on


Click and it's so frustrating, it's extremely rare for us to turn up at


a tech company and for of the available spokespeople to be female.


It's been suggested that the lack of women in text of the building early


on. Kids are going back to school this week on the heels of stats from


the latest exam results here in the UK showing that girls are turning


away from stem subjects, that's science, technology, engineering and


maths. Only 20% of those who sat the computer sciences GCSE exam this


year were girls. Forced GCSE engineering it was 10%. -- for.


Someone who is fighting gender stereotypes is Anne-Marie. At 11 she


took an A-level in computing and by 20 had graduated from Oxford in


maths and science. The biggest thing is the social norm and it's that


awareness of the options you have but also the role models and the


people that have gone before you but so you think it's for dead white


guys for two... They are living guys in ... The first programme was


written by a woman but there's countless stories of women we don't


hear all who we haven't been told so that definitely plays on that social


norm. Anne-Marie co-founded stem X, an organisation on a mission to


inspire and help more women into stem careers. Jews also filled a


house with teenage girls from across Europe and turned it into an


incubator new stem ideas -- shoes also. My advice is for young goals


to look for their tribe Gashi is also. Technology is a social thing


to do -- she's also. I would love to see a female character in EastEnders


to move the social norm so for the rest of us the whole notion of a


technical female isn't something that is one character in the matrix


or whoever it is in that Bond movie, but something a little bit more


mainstream fall of us. Of course since I met Anne-Marie there has at


least been one big change on screen that may hopefully influence a whole


generation. Maybe that should be regeneration of geeks. OK, now, as


promised, to Berlin, to Europe's largest tech fair, IFA, where Dan


Simmons has taken cover from the autumnal weather.


Tunnels of curved TVs lead you from Hall 7218. There are 26 here at IFA,


some larger than a football pitch, packed with the latest gadgets,


gizmos and gardening baskets? This one also uses LEDs but to grow


plants. The basket monitors and provides water and nutrients to


promote growth and it's out in November. This year, robots seem to


be everywhere. Cute ones... This one's got eyes in the back of its


head. It's got an HD projector. To ones that will help you clean the


floor. It's supposed to stop if someone walks in front of it but if


it doesn't at least you get a nice shoeshine. And this multilingual one


helps you get to your gate among other things when you feed in your


boarding card. Both started work at Seoul airport this summer hoping to


impress visitors and rage, raise LG's profile ahead of February's


Winter Olympics. Smart helmets are catching on and a Chinese maker


showed off its new offerings for cyclists and skiers to safely stay


in touch. Now, you can also listen in confidence to your music as well,


which is coming through speakers just underneath the rim of this


helmet. Quite smart then really. You can take phone calls in this as


well, that's why they call it a helmet phone. All of that is also


incorporated into this helmet, that one is available next month, this


one you'll have to wait until ski season gets under way because it's a


proper ski helmet but with an added bonus of a push to talk button here,


that means it connects to walkie-talkies as well as other


helmets like this. If you're skiing with your family and friends you can


constantly stay in touch. Smart watches haven't quite been the hit


that was promised so what about an old school watch with hands with the


smart screen there when you need it? The hands even get out of the way


when you get a message and the idea has already raised $6 million in


crowd fundraising. And SanDisk has another big number on a microscale.


Now, this is remarkable, 400 gigabytes SD card. Only last year


this would have looked like this. We've seen via's gadget for DIY home


improvements that can see through walls earlier this year using


radio-frequency signals like radar it can also detect family people are


in the room and whether they're sitting or lying down. Useful for


carers to detect falls. And the kit can also see through internal walls,


so multiple rooms can be monitored without the need for an invasive


camera. This sort of anonymous tracking could be used to smarten up


our gadgets too. You can have your TV followed you around, you can have


the TV turnoff when you get up and get a coffee and you can have the


copy machine start making coffee when you leave your room in the


morning or even direct the air conditioning or the heating to


follow you around or change depending on how many people are


inside the room. Two new upgrades to consume 360 cameras, Kodak's 4K


offering is now an all in one unit and postproduction has been


simplified with an easy-to-use slider to stick the two images


together if you don't like the automatic on-board result. And


instead 360's one can now stream live to Facebook or YouTube if you


digress from its native 4K quality. It also let's you use a director's


cut off what you shot to stare with friends and the clever bullet shot


feature let's you go a little bit matrix. And Chinese newcomer


showcased its new low-cost eight kay 360 camera due out in November. To


macro big phone launches here, LG's the 30, which supports superhigh


Reds sound files and a stunning 2-to-1 ratio of LED display and


Sony's latest Experian model which uses the camera's autofocus function


to create a 3-D model of anything. Normally to do 3-D you would have to


go to a professional studio and use lots of cameras but we've brought


that into one camera on a smart phone, take the standard OBJ file


and the possibilities are endless. With some messages out there already


able to make use of these 3-D scans, perhaps they are.


Welcome to the week in tech. It was the week that the Boston Red Sox


were found to have used an Apple watch too cheated during a recent


baseball game. Players receive messages about what kind of pitch


was about to be thrown. Clothes that grow as your child grows one this


year's James Dyson award for innovation. The garments asked to in


the prototype stage but it claimed they will fit children aged from six


months all the way up to three years. It's goodbye to the ?300


juicing machine backed by Google ventures and Perkins but was quickly


criticised for being a sign of out of touch Silicon Valley elites.


Essentially doing the same job as squeezing fruit with your hands. A


pen like device can identify cancerous tissue in ten seconds.


Scientists at the university of the test out it had a 96% accuracy in


finding tumours. The world's bestselling electric car, the Nissan


Leaf, got an upgrade this week, unveiling a European range of 235


miles on a single battery charge. New self driving features like


assisted parking. But Tesla isn't feeling threatened just yet it seems


because it's Model 3 can still go further than the leaf on one battery


charge. And finally the friendly plumber is no longer a plumber. In


shocking news Nintendo announced this week that legendary character


Mario is a sporty fella enjoying tennis and baseball and he once


worked as a plumber. What's the future going to bring for his career


I wonder? The release of both Apple and


Google's AR developer kids are creating a bit of a buzz. At a time


when augmented reality has been upping its game.


We started out with augmented reality in books seven years ago and


at the time we were using webcams and computers. Now the characters


that we generate with the digital AR are much richer, they're more


complicated, they're more sophisticated. The interactivity we


can do with those features is much greater so as AR kids and AR core


from Apple and Google come into play later this year will be able to be


even more, it's going to be a very exciting journey. If you happen to


find yourself on a roof and want to be joined by a dinosaur, then this


could come in handy. The best AR experiences are when the virtual


object is well placed in a 3-D space and its proportions change as you


move around it. Here, its face is here. The AR kit is going to give


the cameras on our everyday phones and tablets the capability to


perceive depth better. It will do so by tracking objects in a scene


through the frame using computer vision and analysis and combining it


with data from its motion sensing hardware. According to Google its AR


kit will also estimate the light coming into a room so that virtual


things are placed in the scene and dynamically lit. And if rumours are


to be believed the upcoming iPhone will feature a laser sensor to


improve its spatial awareness. And cool, two weeks ago released this


video which shows its new depth sensing chip, showing Android


devices would be far behind. Right now the pricing Microsoft hollow


lens might provide this experience for the elite few but augmented and


mixed reality could be heading to the masses. That's certainly what


the aim is with this, the $30 zapper zapper box. So, the kit consists of


this Google cardboard inspired headset, which of course you place


your phone inside, and to increase your field of view while doing that


there is a fisheye lens to attach. Now you also got a head strap which


means once that's attached you freed up your hands, once your hands are


free you're going to be able to hold onto the two controllers so you can


interact a bit more with your content and make sure you place


things in a suitable environment in the real world, well, here are the


markers. They will ensure the area is accurately mapped so virtual


objects can be anchored appropriately. There's a rabbit.


Hello, a rabbit has appeared. Right, must get these in my hands. Just a


shame I found the headset rather uncomfortable to wear. It left me


with a bit of a sore nose. But if a game of golf isn't for you then


maybe this is. Thank you. City socials for a into the world


augmented reality uses the medium to bring their cocktail menu to life.


The leaf. You have a choice of what genre of art you would like in


relation to what cocktail you choose so every cocktail tells a story.


Before seeing this in the flesh I did struggle to see the point but


the detail was beautifully executed. It was created and I think I


personally could have appreciated it more on a food menu. Cheers. --


creative. That was Lara. Earlier on we spoke


about the shortage of women in science technology engineering and


maths. That extends to gaming as well. But in the realm of his sports


in Asia, some women are trying to buck that trend and win themselves


thousands of dollars in prize money. Danny has met a group of gamers in


China who have given up their jobs and made a career out of it. Welcome


to the world of professional gaming. This is LLD, a professional female a


sports team based in Shanghai. They are group of six game is living


under the one roof, training 70 hours a week, playing legals


legends. China is becoming one of the new centres of the sports world.


They have overtaken both the US and Korea. There are 500 million gamers


here. This is eastern China and this is the premium female esports


competition. El LG is one of the leading female teams in the country.


They have travelled across China to attempt to win their first trophy.


16 teams go head-to-head in this knockout competition to take home


$30,000 in prize money. But more than the money, winning an


international competition would bring the team recognition.


It takes thousands of hours of physical and mental dedication to


become an esports professional. Chinese men are among the


highest-paid gamers on the planet. The biggest earners can make close


to $2 million a year. The female competitions are few and far


between. LLG turned professional two years ago but they are yet to win


any prize money. The team have progressed into the


second round after defeating a Korean side. Tomorrow is the final


of the competition. They retreat for the day.


It's the morning of the final and nerves are sitting in. This woman


dropped out of high school to pursue her career in gaming, against the


wishes of her family. Esports players consider themselves


athletes. They have trained hard to get this far. But they have already


lost their first game. To take on the trophy, they must beat MG, a


rival site from China. This is a do or die moment for LLG. To win this


competition, they must come together as a team. Winning a major


competition brings pride to the side.


The esports industry in China is set to become an event at the 2022 Asian


games. These may be the sports stars of the future.


That was Danny Vincent. Now throughout this programme we have


seen just how power will fall our smart phones are becoming and they


are playing an increasing role, for better or for worse, in self


diagnostics when it comes to our health. For example, here is an app


designed to spot early signs of pancreatic cancer by using special


glasses, or a special box, to test the colour of your eyes. It is to


measure jaundice in adults by measuring the degree two of which


the why part of the eye turns yellow jaundice can point to many different


medical conditions but the one we are looking at its pancreatic


cancer. The app are still in development but so far in an initial


development it appeared to be about 90% as accurate as the blood tested


it and this year, and advances as well in demystifying medical


procedures. This scope won a design award. It allows a surgeon and those


around them see exactly what is happening in 3-D while displaying


vital statistics in an easy way. Here, for example, the patient's


bloodflow level in each main is easily displayed. But was this 3-D


by a printer that won busy's gold design award. This software was


created to make it easier for clinical staff to design their own


vascular structures and other cell tissue which can then be printed to


order. It also offers a more complicated mini organs so companies


can avoid testing products on animals and get a true human result.


Liver tissue, these small mini livers can convert toxic substances


into non-toxic. This is one key aspect of the liver and we can do


this in the lab. But do not get to carried away. Alex reckons a


full-size working human organ is still ten or 20 years away. One day


we may have the strangest things swimming through our bodies. Don't


worry, it would be these. But it could be millions of tiny nano


robots swarm in a similar way to these prototypes. At Bristol


Robotics lab, scientists are trying to work out how in the future we


could treat cancer using I/O engineered nano particles. Those of


the tiny green dots you can see here. They might fight the bad cells


in a tumour, the red dots, by forming a trail to the problem area,


targeting the infected tissue and delivering drugs directly to it. So


how do you control millions of nano robots to do such a complex task?


Well, the answer lies in nature. This is swarm behaviour at its best.


Doctors Adina Howard and her team are harnessing the laws of nature


and applying them to Robotics. It is fascinating because each one of


these robots is following a simple set of rules and only looking at the


local environment. And the effect of all of the robots working together


gives you these beautiful conflicts figures. It is easy to programme


robots to follow simple rules and they would certainly reduce some


sort of swarm. But Sabena is trying to do it the other way around. She


knows what complex swarm patterns that she wants and she needs to find


the simple rules that produce them. Either we use bio inspiration, from


nature, or we use machine learning where we do it automatically. Or we


crowd sourced. Sometimes we ask that crowd to help us. As well is trying


to reverse engineer nature, Doctor Sabine Howard has also developed


tools to help programme and activate so many robots in one go. Nothing to


worry about. You saved the universe. Oh, these have come to life. Hang


on. That is all from us for now. We are on Facebook and Twitter.


Hopefully I will see you next week. Assuming this swarm turned out to be


friendly, that is. I'm a celebrity! Get me out of here!


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