Facial Recognition Tech and Standing Desk Alternative

Happy Summer! On this podcast, Nora Young talks about new developments in facial recognition technology, and Cathi and Nora riff on the future of tech that knows who you are, and what you're feeling. We mention Facebook's Moments feature, this article from Fusion.net on Face First, a customer facial recognition tool, and the potential of emotion detecting software for, amongst other things, helping screen-bound kids learn to detect subtle facial cues (via Fast Company).

Also, you've no doubt heard all about the trend in standing desks to avoid the health pitfalls of constant sitting. Cathi Bond talks about a Kickstarter for the Lean Chair. The premise is to avoid the hazards of sitting OR standing too much...by leaning (via Gizmag)! Would you use this? Do you try to stand more at work?


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One response to “Facial Recognition Tech and Standing Desk Alternative

  1. This software is pretty poor quality. Real facial recognition software costs thousands. Same with fingerprint readers. So the slightest change in lighting creating different shadows, different makeup or hair styles, even a seriously different background can make you appear to not match.

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