[Cyborg] Cyborg Digest, Vol 33, Issue 6
mydnight at technomagia.tk
Mon Dec 19 16:47:49 PST 2011
I've got to say, this is kind of creepy -- not what it is being used for,
but I don't think I particularly want my conversations crowd-sourced! Now
we just need better speech recognition to sort that problem out...
> 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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