[Cyborg] the face logger
mrericboyd at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 19 07:02:07 PST 2011
Eric Gradman has transformed a http://looxcie.com/ camera and mechanical
turk into a device which helps him remember people. Specifically, after
he's been talking with a new person for a bit, he presses a button on
the looxcie, this saves the last 30 seconds of video. This video is
then uploaded to the internet, and (Amazons) mechanical turk is used get
a transcript of the conversation, including any names mentioned, and to
obtain the best single image of the person. This info is combined with
the date&time into a "Facecard", which Eric can review at his leisure,
increasing the odds that he'll remember the face and name later.
It's not the heads-up display name-hovering system that everyone dreams
of, but perhaps it's "good enough"? I'd love to use it, that's for sure!
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