In light of a slew of articles all mashed up together, I can't help but think about our future of crowdsourcing and citizen science...
Here is a glimpse of some of the work being done, the goal in this instance is to make more visually-intelligent the automaton robots that will soon-enough be taking over many of the jobs that we currently do:
Scanning Your Home With Kinect Could Improve 3-D Robot VisionHere is an article that (panic aside, please) reminds us that brain-controlled computing has actually been available at the consumer level for a couple of years now:
By Dave Mosher - August 28, 2012
Seeking a way to crowdsource better computer vision, roboticists have launched a website that allows users to record pieces of their environments in 3-D with a Kinect camera.
Helper robots must be able to distinguish a refrigerator from an oven, for example, and open these labyrinthine 3-D objects to cook a casserole or deliver a cold beer to beckoning human owners.
“If you can get real-world 3-D data for 5,000 refrigerators, you can develop an algorithm to generalize a refrigerator and then test a robot’s ability to generalize them,” said Alper Aydemir of the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.
Researchers Hack Brainwaves to Reveal PINs, Other Personal DataDirectly to the manufacturer:
BY GEETA DAYAL 08.29.12
EmotivAnd so finally - Emotiv sells an EEG neuroheadset for $500. Soon it will be less expensive. Having recently watched a video about the socio-political and legal barriers to psychedelic-based neurological research, I wonder:
"You think, therefore you can"
Based on the latest developments in neuro-technology, Emotiv has developed a revolutionary new personal interface for human computer interaction. The Emotiv EPOC is a high resolution, neuro-signal acquisition and processing wireless neuroheadset.
How long before citizens bypass the laws that (for good reason) hinder psychedelic science?
In about five years, a lot of people are going to be taking drugs, slapping this brain-reader on their head, and uploading their data. For better or for worse...
Open Your Mind to the New Psychedelic Science
GREG MILLER 04.26.13
Scientists are, somewhat successfully, trying to do psychedelic science again.