Saturday, August 16, 2014

Face Swap

Geraldo Rivera w Cheetos Features

New algorithm uses subtle changes to make a face more memorable without changing a person's overall appearance
Dec 17, 2013,

makes subtle changes to various points on the face to make it more memorable without changing a person's overall appearance

lead author Aditya Khosla, a graduate student in the Computer Vision group within CSAIL. "This is a very subtle quality, because we don't want to take your face and replace it with the most memorable one in our database, we want your face to still look like you."


Graffiti artist Katsu

This Open Source Graffiti Drone Will Give Cops Nightmares
WIRED, Apr 2014

no need to explain - it's a remote-controlled graffiti machine.


hands_Tom Humbertone_illustrator

Superfast rock-paper-scissors robot 'wins' every time
Matthew Wall, BBC, 4 November 2013 

A robot developed by Japanese scientists is so fast it can "win" the rock-paper-scissors game against a human every single time.

It uses high-speed recognition and reaction, rather than prediction.

Technically, the robot cheats because it reacts extremely quickly to what the human hand is doing rather than making a premeditated simultaneous action as the rules state.

Taking just one millisecond (ms) - a thousandth of a second - to recognise what shape the human hand is making, it then chooses a winning move and reacts at high speed.


The first person in the world to become a government-recognized cyborg
Annalee Newitz,, 02 Dec 2013

Neil Harbisson is the first person on the planet to have a passport photo that shows his cyborg nature — in his UK passport, he's wearing a head-mounted device called an eyeborg. The color-blind artist says the eyeborg allows him to see color [by translating it into sounds], and he wants to help other cyborgs like himself gain more rights.

totally unrelated