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Why You’ll Never Need to Recognize Another Face Again

Why You’ll Never Need to Recognize Another Face Again

PSFK

In the future, you won't have to worry about remembering anyone's name or their interests, because AR will do it for you. Blippar's Halos app for Android and iOS offers a taste of what this experience might look like. Just aim your smartphone camera at the face of anyone else who also has the app, and facial recognition will instantly kick-in different onscreen bubbles highlighting different profile points about that person. Think of it as an augmented reality profile.

Has E-Sports Met Its Match?

Has E-Sports Met Its Match?

The Washington Post

Just when e-sports are beginning to take off, along comes an artificial intelligence bot that can easily defeat some of the world's best Dota 2 pro gamers. And the part that stings is that it took only two weeks of playing itself for OpenAI's bot to get there, prompting the company’s founder, Elon Musk, to once again warn about dangers of AI, which he says creates "vastly more risk than North Korea."

This Bot Knows If You Washed Your Hands or Not

This Bot Knows If You Washed Your Hands or Not

Digital Trends

Washing hands is essential when working in a hospital, where infections are the name of the game. Stanford researchers are testing out image recognition cameras in three hospitals that can tell if people use liquid disinfectant when going between wards. The idea is not only to reduce infection rates, but also optimize the locations of disinfectant machines where people are more likely to use them. The machine will handle it!

No Need to Fit the Mocap Suit, Johnny Bravo

No Need to Fit the Mocap Suit, Johnny Bravo

Engadget

On the recent indie game, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, computer vision was used to power real-time facial motion capture, eliminating the need for taped markers across actors’ faces, silly mocap suits or pricey studio bookings. Cubic Motion’s technology brings heretofore big budget production value to independent game developers and filmmakers.

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Coffee and Instagram: An Animated History of the Visual Web

Visual Web

Stories

Hotdogs, Emoji and Faces: How AI Is Learning to See

Hotdogs, Emoji and Faces: How AI Is Learning to See

Artificial Intelligence

Computer Vision and Beyond From Cannes: How AI Invaded Marketing’s Biggest Get-Together This Year

Computer Vision and Beyond From Cannes: How AI Invaded Marketing’s Biggest Get-Together This Year

Cannes

Computer Vision Expert Serge Belongie Talks AI, Alexa’s Post-Voice Future and Warby Parker AR Glasses

Computer Vision Expert Serge Belongie Talks AI, Alexa’s Post-Voice Future and Warby Parker AR Glasses

Computer Vision

Interview with Serge Belongie a professor at Cornell University's Department of Computer Science, specializing in computer vision and machine learning.

Amazon, Facebook, and Google Computer Vision Tech That Will Transform Brand Marketing

Amazon, Facebook, and Google Computer Vision Tech That Will Transform Brand Marketing

Computer Vision

Today's smartphone-wielding consumers have become the ultimate and most prolific creators of images. How are brands supposed to cope in this wild new visual world? These three emerging tools may help.

The Future Isn’t AI,<br>It’s Already Here

The Future Isn’t AI,
It’s Already Here

Artificial Intelligence

How artificial intelligence is running through our everyday lives.

Great Moments <br> in Computer Vision

Great Moments
in Computer Vision

Computer Vision

The evolution of computer vision today impacts everything from facial recognition technology to driverless cars. Here's how we got to where we are now.

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