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The Eye of the Machine

TweetMore video from Sensor Cast’s MobilHD system (see yesterday’s post for more details). MobilHD demonstrates the SPOT automatic object tracking system using a pan-tilt-zoom camera. Unlike simple motion detection, MobilHD employs sophisticated video signal processing to find, track, and predict … Continue reading

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Facial Recognition is the Future of Social Search

TweetNokia’s concept video shows what they think mobile computing will be in 2015.  The list rounds out the usual suspects of future-tech: cloud computing, geolocative services, service-anywhere and facial recognition, to name a few.  The last one tweaks my concerns … Continue reading

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Surveillance Society – A Lesson for the OGI

TweetOn the heels of my post yesterday about the Outernet Guidance Initiative and the perils of data harvesting, I find this bit of flotsam foaming out of the datasphere.  Don’t be fooled by the lack of presentation fireworks or the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Outernet Guidelines Initiative

TweetOri Inbar (@comogard) tweeted an offer to join the discussion on the Outernet Guidelines Initative.  One particular point of their discussion piqued my interest and that’s the subject of privacy issues within the AR web (Outernet, ARNet, Digital Sea, etc., … Continue reading

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50th Post!

TweetWhen I started this blog a few months ago, I thought it was going to be hard to have something to talk even once a week.  Little did I know, I would have to restrain myself from posting everyday or … Continue reading

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Freedoms and the 5th Amendment

TweetOn his website, Luigi Cappel has a nice post about the effect of digital information on our freedoms.  I agree with a lot of the things he says on his site, but I would also add we not only have to … Continue reading

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Contest: Machines That Know

TweetA few weeks ago I made a post about Machines That Know.  Then I made a couple of follow up posts about the good and bad aspects of these technologies working in concert.  I think it is important for society to think ahead … Continue reading

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Machines That Know: 10 Bad Things

TweetToday I’m going to take a look at the flip side of “Machines That Know“.  What are the bad unintended consequences of having machines that can recognize objects, people and emotions? The assumptions for the technology will be the same … Continue reading

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Machines That Know: 10 Good Things

TweetAs I stated in my previous post, creating the “Internet of Things” with computers that can recognize objects, people and even emotions, can have dangerous implications when used incorrectly.  Many times its the unintended consequences of technology that have the … Continue reading

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Machines That Know

TweetAn interesting article on the Economist.com explains how computers are being taught to recognize both objects and people.  This is important, because it helps bring about the “Internet of Things“.  Currently, information on the Internet is tagged so it can … Continue reading

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