Doug Vining Google will see you now

And everyone else will watch the surgery. Instructive or invasive? You decide!
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Posted: 27 June 2013 at 14:25

Doug Vining Glasses for everything

Recognizing everyday objects is a key skill for computers in providing useful augmented reality apps. In some respects, facial recognition is easier than identifying random objects, as faces are as unique as fingerprints.

Google glass could ultimately become powerful enough to help someone with impaired vision get around or read signs. Using the power of the cloud, of course, which is where smart mobile and wearable devices come into their own.
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Posted: 1 October 2013 at 11:58

Doug Vining Reading faces, reading minds

Can you read someone's mind, just by picking up on their facial cues? People who profess to be mentalists claim they can, together with body language and other non-verbal communication. They use that information to predict behaviour, or at least tell whether people are lying.

Soon your smartphone or wearable computer will be able to do the same thing, and give you an 'extra-sensory' ability to divine people's true emotions, and perhaps what they are thinking. Could that change your business interactions?
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Posted: 28 October 2013 at 14:22

Doug Vining Finding faces

Ever spotted a stranger and been curious to know who they are? Findface, an app launched in Russia, will search through billions of faces in seconds to find a match. Perhaps our MindBullet on this subject - published three years ago - was on to something?
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Posted: 18 May 2016 at 07:33

Doug Vining When AI makes mistakes, the stakes can be high

Recently Amazon's facial recognition system mistakenly identified members of congress as wanted criminals, but they weren't arrested. When we put too much reliance on technology, we leave ourselves vulnerable to errors of method, like mistakes in an Excel spreadsheet could cause you to make bad decisions. It's important to always keep a bit of scepticism handy, and ask yourself: "Do you trust this computer?"
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Posted: 1 August 2018 at 11:24
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