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co—founder, mullah baradar — arrive in kabulfor talks about establishing a new government. thousands continue to crowd the perimeter at kabul airport, desparate to escape the taliban. greece has erected a aokm fence on its border with turkey amid warnings of many afghan civilians fleeing their country. there have been clashes between police and anti—lockdown demonstrators in sydney and melbourne. now on bbc news, click gets rare access into nasa hq to take a look at the research and engineering that is going to make space exploration possible. this week, another chance to see our race to space,
ai, and we look at something fishy, and i get my hands on hips on something in the sun. hello and welcome to click. this week we have a summer theme special for you, although the weather isn't great. i am for you, although the weather isn't great. iam hoping for you, although the weather isn't great. i am hoping the rain is going to hold off, but what a summer of sport it has been. england may not have been able to bring it home this year, but this weekend is the start of the premier league season and clubs are gearing up to welcome france back to stadiums. but how these clubs discover talent could be about to change. instead of sending scouts to identify young footballing stars and then after a trial picking the best ones, artificial
intelligence is helping take on the job, as omar has been finding out. some of the world's biggest footballing talents are cherry picked from a young age, as scouts scour the pitches to find the best of the best. wo! well, they missed me! i have been in love with the beautiful game all my life. granted, i wasn't playing many sunday league matches. however, in orderto i wasn't playing many sunday league matches. however, in order to get spotted, what if you don't need to any more? there is a new app that has popped up. it is called ai scout and it is all in the name. artificial intelligence is being used to identify and analyse videos sentin used to identify and analyse videos sent in by whoever wherever it can be at your local five a side or even just in your back garden and you don't have to be a pro. the way it works is you follow the instructions given on the app, using objects such
as balls or cones as markets for the ai as balls or cones as markets for the al to pick up. once you complete an exercise you upload it to the app for processing. 50 exercise you upload it to the app for processing.— exercise you upload it to the app for processing. so anything they do with the ball _ for processing. so anything they do with the ball or— for processing. so anything they do with the ball or their _ for processing. so anything they do with the ball or their body - for processing. so anything they do with the ball or their body or- for processing. so anything they do with the ball or their body or gets l with the ball or their body or gets tracked, so all the movements then go into a system that has been built to identify a good football to identify what a good football movement looks like and it is reference back from good benchmark data, so academy data from around the world. for players to be able to generate the same data without having to be in the right team or in the right school on the right country... we can actually then generate that data and get a good indication on whether someone can play football and whether they are worth looking at. we don't replace counts, but really revolutionise their workflow.— their workflow. this is in partnership _ their workflow. this is in partnership with - their workflow. this is in partnership with lots - their workflow. this is in - partnership with lots football clubs, one of them being burnley. with over 12,000 aspiring footballers across 125 different countries completing that virtual trials. so i also did their trial for the app and it went... get your nose on the _ for the app and it went... get your nose on the ground! _
for the app and it went... get your nose on the ground! shut - for the app and it went... get your nose on the ground! shut up! - for the app and it went... get your nose on the ground! shut up! are! j nose on the ground! shut up! are! 0h, bleep! — and soon after the ai and soon after the al was done processing my data. so how did i do? some bad. this is you. this is one's data of omar. some bad. this is you. this is one's data of omar-— some bad. this is you. this is one's data of omar._ it - some bad. this is you. this is one's data of omar._ it is i some bad. this is you. this is one's| data of omar._ it is the data of omar. what is nrs? it is the national rate — data of omar. what is nrs? it is the national rate of _ data of omar. what is nrs? it is the national rate of scores, _ data of omar. what is nrs? it is the national rate of scores, so _ data of omar. what is nrs? it is the national rate of scores, so this - data of omar. what is nrs? it is the national rate of scores, so this is - national rate of scores, so this is all the top schools combined, the top you can get is too, so the players that have generally been found by burnley are around 1.7, so pretty high. had found by burnley are around 1.7, so pretty high-— pretty high. had had to actually com are pretty high. had had to actually compare to _ pretty high. had had to actually compare to other— pretty high. had had to actually compare to other people - pretty high. had had to actually compare to other people that l pretty high. had had to actually i compare to other people that have taken the trial?— taken the trial? show we take a look? you _ taken the trial? show we take a look? you can _ taken the trial? show we take a look? you can see _ taken the trial? show we take a look? you can see on _ taken the trial? show we take a look? you can see on the - taken the trial? show we take a look? you can see on the grass| taken the trial? show we take a - look? you can see on the grass there at the bottom... look? you can see on the grass there at the bottom. . ._ at the bottom... there is a little bit of a difference. _ at the bottom... there is a little bit of a difference. ok, - at the bottom... there is a little bit of a difference. ok, i - at the bottom... there is a little bit of a difference. ok, i wasn'tl bit of a difference. ok, i wasn't the best, which is to be expected,
but even still be app trials seem quite simplistic for premier league club standards, so what is an actual club's trial like? i went to burnley to find out. this is something. a boyhood dream being lived. doing a trial for a boyhood dream being lived. doing a trialfor a big club. and... boyhood dream being lived. doing a trialfora big club. and... oh, man! i wasn't ready. he trialfor a big club. and... oh, man! iwasn't ready.— trialfor a big club. and... oh, man! i wasn't ready. he had to the boil in to you _ man! i wasn't ready. he had to the boil in to you and _ man! i wasn't ready. he had to the boil in to you and what _ man! i wasn't ready. he had to the boil in to you and what i _ man! i wasn't ready. he had to the boil in to you and what i would - man! i wasn't ready. he had to the boil in to you and what i would likej boil in to you and what i would like you to do is run across to the first defender, finished first time if you can. it defender, finished first time if you can. , ., defender, finished first time if you can, , ., ., ' defender, finished first time if you can. , ., ., , ., can. it is a lot different to the trials. can. it is a lot different to the trials- 0h _ can. it is a lot different to the trials. on the _ can. it is a lot different to the trials. on the app. _ can. it is a lot different to the trials. on the app. i - can. it is a lot different to the trials. on the app. i am - can. it is a lot different to the trials. on the app. i am doing can. it is a lot different to the - trials. on the app. i am doing the things i would normally do, but it is knowing i'm being watched stop by people who have been doing this for absolutely years.— people who have been doing this for absolutely years. good, i'm going to cive ou a absolutely years. good, i'm going to give you a shooting _ absolutely years. good, i'm going to give you a shooting one _ absolutely years. good, i'm going to give you a shooting one now. - absolutely years. good, i'm going to give you a shooting one now. so - absolutely years. good, i'm going to give you a shooting one now. so it i give you a shooting one now. so it includes running? _ give you a shooting one now. so it includes running? yeah, _ give you a shooting one now. so it includes running? yeah, just - give you a shooting one now. so it| includes running? yeah, just going includes running? yeah, 'ust going to extend you i includes running? yeah, 'ust going to extend you a h includes running? yeah, 'ust going to extend you a little _ includes running? yeah, just going to extend you a little bit, - includes running? yeah, just going to extend you a little bit, omar. i to extend you a little bit, omar. it's not even a man, it's a mannequin and ifoot it's not even a man, it's a mannequin and i foot being a it's not even a man, it's a mannequin and ifoot being a man.
the mental strength they need to have to go through this and show what they can do, without overthinking it or hesitating... it's something i can't imagine. i can shoot better than that. i can shoot so much better than that. obviously a lot more difficult in person. i couldn't do it on a cold, wet tuesday afternoon burnley. you remember the _ wet tuesday afternoon burnley. ym. rememberthe numbers, can't you? remember the numbers, can't you? know. but how confident are the club and actually identifying talent from the app. there will always be people new methods. an but if we can get one through that one mightjust be the next one and so as that one might 'ust be the next one and so ., , that one might 'ust be the next one and so . , , that one might 'ust be the next one andso , ._ and so as i said it is really important _ and so as i said it is really important for _ and so as i said it is really important for us - and so as i said it is really important for us that - and so as i said it is really important for us that we | and so as i said it is really - important for us that we keep our options open as far as we can when we are looking at the recruitment of
players. in the end, the best 28 players are selected from aiscout�*s trial run, and they play a game against each other with human scouts watching, to see if there is someone worth signing. there is some exceptional talent out here on display. over there is reef, he has been recently called up by sri lanka after finding him on the app, soon to get his first international cap. and over there is bevan. he's been given a second trial by burnley after being recommended by the ai. i just went to my local park and they told me what to do with the video, and i uploaded it, my dad filmed me, and after about a couple of hours it showed me my score. and because of the app i am now on my second trial with burnley. i probably would never had a trial with burnley or anything to do with burnley, so i am here because of that basically. the sports science team put through an information document on me, talked to the sri lanka national team because i could play for them.
i then went to the under—19 trial, the men's coach came up to me and said "can you come back next yearand play for us?", so. the opportunities that have been opened for minority groups that maybe wouldn't get the opportunities to play football, wouldn't want to play football, have been ridiculous. that was omar, and staying on the theme of sport, if you have been missing the olympic coverage then you might like this. we have been given exclusive access to an art installation that has been inspired by this year's olympic games. paul carter has been finding out more. since 2002 jason bruges studio has been pushing the boundaries of art installation by using a high—tech mixed media palette to create interact spaces. and for this year's olympics and paralympics in tokyo, the team has created an artwork inspired by traditional japanese zen gardens.
one of the great things about this artwork is that it is designed to be experienced in person and in the round. but it is not until you get this up close and personal that you really get a sense of the scale. the project, called constant gardeners, is a result of an open competition with the arts council tokyo and the tokyo metropolitan government. their idea was selected out of 21100 other entrants, and it's paying homage to the athletes by representing their performances. so we are looking at footage from different sports, subtracting and extracting movement out of it frame by frame, we are then doing pose estimation, which essentially draws out different elements of that movement, and then applying that to an algorithm that then drives our artistic representation of that in the robot's movements. the art installation was shipped from the uk right into the heart of ueno park, to create over 150 unique
illustrations to run alongside the games until september. we are working mainly from video clips, but we have also worked with some numerical data, results data, be that speeds or times or heights or distances. i think there is no doubt that technology opens up lots of potential in the arts, but one of the big barriers really is who can access the technology in the first place, be it hardware or software. a lot of the stuff that is needed for that is actually being generated in the commercial sector, in film, in architecture, in the videogame world, so there still remains some barriers around who can actually access the technology to make the work. but if you can overcome the price point and get the necessary expertise, it's just another tool for artistic expression. to me it is the kind of story, and the narrative is particular important.
it would be like critiquing a new type of paint or a new type of fabrication, all the robotics are are helping us tell this story effectively. but at the same time, people are worried about their jobs, the future. i think if you start applying and testing technology in places like the arts and culture, you can open up conversations about those being opportunities and positive. whether or not you are a fan of the arts or robotics, the constant gardeners have offered a different kind of celebration of the tokyo games. and as technology becomes increasingly important in our day—to—day lives, it will continue to rise in the creative realm too. hello and welcome to the week in tech. it was the week that samsung unveiled their new foldable smartphones. facebook took action to shut down an anti—vaccine influencer campaign.
and a student proved that twitter�*s algorithm was biased towards lighter, slimmer and younger faces. the company paid them $3500 reward as part of their algorithmic bug bounty. also this week we've seen one of the biggest cryptothefts in history. cryptocurrency platform poly network lost over $600 million in one of the sector's biggest ever cyber heists. apple faced criticism after introducing an update which scans iphone pictures before they are uploaded to icloud. it was introduced as a tool which can flag cases of child sexual abuse, but critics say it could be a privacy risk and a security back door. and finally, the search for life beyond earth continues. nasa announced its goals and objectives for mission dragonfly, which will send a robotic rotorcraft to saturn's largest moon in 2027. it will be the first time a spacecraft explores the surface of titan,
which is the only moon in our solar system that could potentially harbour life. the truth is out there. as the united arab emirates goes from the uk's red to amber list this week, sun—seeking brits can holiday abroad there without having to quarantine upon their return. attractions like the lost chambers aquarium at dubai's atlantis the palm is set to welcome tourists with a smart new feature. that's a lot of fish. the sea life centre has designed a web app to help guests identify species within its 65,000 strong marine life population. so the way the app works is you pull it up on your web browser and you press scan fish. oh, big stingray. and then it takes a snap and pulls up information about that fish.
to help distinguish dolphins from dogfish, the artificially intelligent app uses image recognition technology which should get smarter with time. the hard work is mapping those species. so that is the process we are going through now, and then testing, to make sure that when you focus on that particular species, that fish, it's the right information. the ocean tales platform then tells you things like where the animal can be found in the wild, its endangered status, and about different conservation projects in the works. but do we all want to be glued to our phones whilst at a real—life aquarium? this app really is about educating our guests on the welfare of our species or mammals. atlantis aims to incorporate this new tech into its existing main app for resort—goers, which provides targeted services and crucially encourages them to open their wallets. back by the tanks, i have
decided to go alone, and rely on my own, as opposed to artificial, intelligence. ah, the majestic sea lion. after the year we've had, i think it's time for a bit of fun in the sun. ok, the weather may be a little bit changeable but you get the idea. so i've got my hands on a whole heap of gadgets that i'm hoping are going to make me a little bit cooler. first up, this. the motus orbit+. and yes, it's like a smart hula hoop. the great thing about this is it doesn't drop like a regular hula hoop. you take out the pieces to make it the right size to fit you, and then it'll only land on your hips and you can keep going and going. you really do need to stop to see how many times
it's gone round, though, which does feel counter—productive. but the weighted hula hoop concept itself was better than i expected — although i'm sure the novelty would wear off after not long. oh, wow, surely that's enough. it does feel cardio after a while, but in the house, i was quite it does feel like cardio after a while, but in the house, i was quite nervous of this hitting anything around me or a small child. but out here, with the space, it certainly feels like exercise. oh, i'm a bit hot after that, but luckily, at the moment, there is a trend for neck fans. this is the yosh fan and it's got a couple of different settings — you can choose how high you want the fan to go, or there are temperature sensors embedded in it so it can decide how much fanning you're likely to need. i thought it was going to get caught up in my hair, actually. amazingly, it doesn't seem to — although if i move my hair out the way, i can obviously feel it blowing a bit more. would i really wear this?
well, maybe if i was in a hot country it might feel quite nice, and i suppose it doesjust look like a pair of headphones around your neck. but still, the concept itself does feel a little bit over the top, to me — although maybe i wasn't born to be this cool. and rather conveniently, the sun has just come out for my next item. i've shown you before on the programme audio sunglasses, where you can listen to music or talk on the phone via the glasses. this pair has a bit of difference, though. this prototype is called dusk and it's a pair of smart transition lens glasses so you can change the colour of the lenses according to what you're up to. maybe you're reading, maybe you're driving, and maybe the sunlight around you is changing. at the moment, you can do it by a button on the side, but eventually they're going to connect to an app and you'll be able to do it on there. they just won't stay in the right position. but i guess they are just a prototype.
if you wonder what this is, this is my cooler box — and, as you can see, it has speakers, so i can connect that to my phone to play a little bit of music or maybe an old episode of click. rights issues. you need to open this to turn it on, which is a bit difficult. excuse me. there we go. easy. turn it on, i can now connect it to my phone's bluetooth. and it's connected. click theme plays. recognise that? lovely summer music. the sunnylife cooler box charges via usb and can also play radio or can connect to your devices via a lead or bluetooth to provide sound. ringtone sounds. omar�*s calling! there is no microphone, though. can you hear me? i can't hear you, lara. oh, he can't hear me. there's omar in a cooler box. i'm — i'm talking through a fridge! well, what can i say? it's always lovely to hearfrom omar. and finally, if you want to catch all that summer fun on camera,
then here i have the latest take on the polaroid. i remember how much my dad loved his polaroid camera when i was a little girl. now, it's much, much smaller, it's rechargeable, and, of course, it has a selfie mode. the brands latest release is the polaroid go. i can't do the pouting thing. let's go for a smile. it can also do double exposure shots and has a timer. now ijust need to leave it there for a few minutes, upside down. how did it go? well, it looks like a polaroid — oh, the nostalgia! but the thing is, we're so used to doing pictures on our phones now that if you've got your eyes shut, it's a bad picture, you just take more. and each one of these you print is pretty expensive, so you sort of want to get every picture right. yep — over £1 a photo. 0k. let's go for the selfie. so maybe you want to capture as much
as you can each and every time, whatever you're getting up to summer. oh, dear. and there you have it — your summer gadgets are sorted. but maybe on a rainy day you'd like to be taking a trip to the cinema. well, a new movie that focuses on characters from gaming — obviously, you can't actually play them, because they're characters in a movie — is hoping to be a box office success. and marc cieslak has been talking to the film's star and producer, ryan reynolds. my name is guy. tv newsreader: sunday | should be warm and sunny, with just a scattering of drive—bys. and i live in paradise. ryan reynolds breaks free of his programming as a videogame non—player character in new action comedy movie free guy. i work at the bank. everybody down on the ground! reynolds' perpetually cheery npc bank teller realises his day—to—day routine — which includes random acts
of violence perpetuated by weirdly dressed total strangers, and regular hold—ups at work — is, in fact, part of massively is, in fact, part of a massively multiplayer game called free city, after donning a pair of sunglasses from one of the game's real—world players. what are these, trick glasses or something? the game and movie is fictional, but real—world inspirations are there for all to see — a non—copyright—infringing coincidence, i'm sure. it's a fictional game, free city, but what elements from games will people recognise? i think people will recognise elements of grand theft auto and fortnite and, you know, a lot of — a lot of games that use formats not too dissimilar to this. lots of actors prepare before doing a role, did you prepare by enmeshing yourself in videogames culture? no... yes and no. i mean, i — i became as familiar as i — i possibly could with the subject matter. i mean, i — you know, in addition to matt lieberman and zak penn, i did a draft of the script, as well as shawn levy,
so for the writing part, for sure, you know, you just had to be literate in — in the gaming world. um, but i would do it enoughjust to — to get to know it, but i also recognise the kind of slippery slope, because it's so much fun — that you can reallyjust, you know, i could easily see myself blowing off walking the kids to school and — and jumping into some fortnite instead. so i had to sort of walk that — that fine line between, you know, research and, you know, parent. and husband. reynolds' in—game guyjoins forces withjodie comer�*s levelled—up real—world player. i don't suppose this thing can fly? no. wow! both take on the movie's big bad, taika waititi, a designer hoodie—clad tech bro who heads up a massive games company with some very dubious business practices — which of course could never, ever happen in the real world. i'm a rule—breaker. i'm a rattle—chiki—chiki—snaker.
the movie's diretor, shawn levy, is best known for the night at the museum films, as well as netflix's stranger things. but he's no stranger to games, having worked on and ultimately exited a movie adaptation of blockbuster playstation franchise uncharted. now, there've been lots of adaptations of video games into movies, with varying degrees of success. does creating a fictional game world, which draws on gaming culture really heavily, help you avoid some of the pitfalls that those kind of movies have made? yeah, you — you hit the nail on the head. i spent a year working on uncharted, and so i speak first—hand when i say it's possible to be very creative when you're doing a videogame adaptation, but you're never completely unshackled. you are always beholden to the lore and expectations of the game. so, with free guy, i got to create an originalfilm and i got to create the rules of the game within the film. so that gave me maximum freedom,
which i have to say was liberating and something i wouldn't have had if i were making a more literal adaptation of a videogame. audiences will be able to determine for themselves if free guy takes movie and videogames mash—ups to the next level when the film hits cinemas. ican�*t die! great stuff. and that's all we've got time for. as ever, you can keep up with the team on social media. find us on youtube, facebook, twitter, and instagram — @bbcclick. but we may be a little bit quiet on there, because we are planning on taking a couple of weeks for the summer. we're going to leave you with some repeats, but in september normal service will be resumed. enjoy your summer, and we'll be back then. bye— bye.
hello, hello, everyone, i hope you're doing all right. many of us will see some pretty unsettled conditions today, conditions today across much of the uk and the reason why this is happening is because we have some weather fronts — and you will see them in just a second. this is the headline, then, for the weekend. you know, ithink on balance tomorrow will be a better day in that we will see more in the way of sunshine and drier conditions. we will still have those showers around, whereas today less settled thanks to the presence of low pressure and here they are, weather fronts. these are draped across the uk. they have brought some heavy rain already today and very slowly they are moving towards the east. on the close—up view we can see them. it is a swirl, really, across the uk, so the heavier rain across parts of south—west of england and wales is moving across parts of the east to the north,
introducing that rain into parts of the midlands, up towards the north of england and then curling round the west coast of scotland into northern ireland. ahead of the weather front, something brighter and behind the weather front also something brighter, but here we are likely to see some very heavy, thundery downpours. breezy across south—western parts, today's top temperatures reaching 20 or 21 celsius at best. there is a change on the way, as the weather front moves towards the east, so we still hang onto this dry weather behind it dry weather behind it, we are still in the company of those heavier showers, however, and the weather front loses a lot of its energy as it moves towards the east and leaves us, eventually. it was quite muggy last night and some mist and fog patches. the return of some of that tonight, i think, but many of us seeing something clearer and still quite mild, 1a and 15 celsius will be our lows. first thing tomorrow morning should be better because we say goodbye to the weather front and hello to this. an area of high pressure. high pressure tends to lead to a more settled weather story, whereas low pressure brings us something unsettled, so high—pressure moving in bringing more settled conditions. some showers will
remain across the uk tomorrow, but when compared to today it will be drier and we will still see a bit of cloud cover overhead. top temperatures tomorrow up a notch, 22 celsius. the high pressure will stick around over the next couple of days and i think you will probably hear us talk about it quite a lot, well into this coming week. it is keeping weather fronts at bay, as i said, keeping us more settled, really, and it's right across the uk. what i can't promise is wall to wall blue sky and sunshine for the coming days, but certainly drier and brighter and it will be a touch warmer as well. that is the forecast, stay safe and see you soon.
good afternoon. the taliban's co—founder and head of its political wing is in kabulfor talks on forming a new afghan government. he's the most senior leader now in the country, and signed the agreement with the united states that led to the american withdrawal. the taliban has promised an inclusive government for afghanistan, though many remain sceptical. the news comes as chaos and panic continues in kabul, as thousands crowd the airport, hoping to be evacuated. frankie mccamley reports.
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