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New AI cane to help visually impaired people

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A visually impaired university student and entrepreneur has created a brand new hi-tech version of the classic white cane, to help those with visual impairments.

19-year-old Ramneek Kaur Ahluwalia who’s CEO of ‘MyVision’ said it uses AI, LiDAR and GPS technology, and can notify users with audio directions or haptic feedback. 

She has secured £10,000 in funding after winning the Samsung ‘Solve For Tomorrow’ national technology competition.

The government’s official advisors on climate change say we’re currently not on track to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

The Climate Change Committee has called for improved policies on energy efficiency and land use, and said there’s still an urgent need to cut demand for fossil fuels.

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