Posts Tagged 'technology'



Facial Recognition Software Identifies People in Antique Photographs

According to Slate –

Identifying figures in historic photographs poses a number of challenges. Given that the photography of the time was in black and white or sepia, potentially helpful information about skin tone and eye color is lost. Technological tools developed with modern photos in mind can also run into problems when faced with antiquarian material. Profile views, which were fashionable in the 19th century, are tricky for many facial recognition systems. Similarly, the iconic facial hair sported by many at the time (the word sideburns is an homage to Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside of the Union Army) helps human photo sleuths but hinders software because beards and mustaches can block the features the program is trying to map. While digital tools are extremely useful for drastically narrowing the field, human users still do better when it comes to weighing up several potential matches.

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AI Anchorman Debuts In China [video]

A Short History of Search Engines

According to Engadget –

In the late ’90s, dozens of online search engines were vying for attention, offering cute mascots, clever branding and technically distinct solutions for navigating the World Wide Web. Google the search engine went live in September 1997, one year before Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google the company, and it quickly took hold.

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BMW’s Self-driving Motorcycle [video]

Boston Dynamics’ Robot Out For A Run [video]

The iMac Turns 20

According to GeeksAreSexy.net –

It’s 20 years since Steve Jobs publicly unveiled the iMac. While today it looks every bit as dated as Ally McBeal and the Teletubbies, it was arguably the first step in Apple surviving and thriving as a mainstream consumer tech firm.

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5 Hi-Tech Solutions To Common Food Annoyances

Fascinating list from Cracked that gives 5 examples of how technology makes food better (or does it?).

Go to the list HERE.


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