The Eye of the Machine

Tweet More 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

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Facial Recognition is the Future of Social Search

Tweet Nokia’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

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Surveillance Society – A Lesson for the OGI

Tweet On 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

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Thoughts on the Outernet Guidelines Initiative

Tweet Ori 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

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50th Post!

Tweet When 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

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Freedoms and the 5th Amendment

Tweet On 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

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Contest: Machines That Know

Tweet A 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

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Machines That Know: 10 Bad Things

Tweet Today 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

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Machines That Know: 10 Good Things

Tweet As 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

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Machines That Know

Tweet An 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

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