Follow The Things That Makes You Happy And The Love Project. Be The Change :) Live Your Dreams Today :D

Big Brother software: The ‘social X-ray’ glasses that let you know exactly what another person is thinking

Posted on: July 14, 2011

Could emotion identification software take the guess-work out of making first impressions? Originally designed to help autistic people interpret body language, researchers are now hoping “emotional x-ray glasses” could be used by the general public.

Engadget explains the mechanics.

“…these specs use a rice grain-sized camera to pick up on a person’s 24 ‘feature points’ — facial expressions that convey feelings… Once recognized, these signals are analyzed by software, compared against a database of known expressions and then relayed to users via an attached headphone. If their date starts to feel uncomfortable, a blinking red light lets them know that it’s time to shut up.”

MIT’s Director of Affective Computing Research Rosalind Picard helped to develop the glasses.

She explained how the technology could help those with autism or vision disabilities to communicate.

“For a person on the autism spectrum, usually they can see — although some could be blind also — they can see you but they may have a very hard time reading what the thousands of combinations of movements on your face actually mean. In fact, most of us don’t know what all those combinations actually mean and yet somehow we infer that, ‘It’s ok for me to keep talking,’ or ‘Uh, oh, you’re getting bored. I’d better back off.'” (Video source: Test of FAITH)

As it turns out, the software may know us even better than we know ourselves. Using a list of basic expressions developed by Cambridge psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen, they compared their software with the average person to see who’s better at reading faces. New Scientist gives us the results.

“The average person only managed to interpret, correctly, 54 percent of Baron-Cohen’s expressions on real, non-acted faces. This suggested to them that most people — not just those with autism — could use some help sensing the mood of people they are talking to. … The software, by contrast, correctly identifies 64 percent of the expressions.”

So the technology could help us read each other better, but is that really the best way to make new friends? A writer for Good says the ability to hide our emotions is a vital part of getting along.

“The idea of these glasses is terrifying. They essentially declare war on the white lie, something we often use to smooth over social interactions. Why does your aunt need to know you didn’t like her Christmas present? These specs would seem to consign us to a life of involuntary radical honesty…”

Luckily, Picard says the software is not universal yet. Currently the algorithm is based on a sample of British actors, so emotional responses from different cultures would need to be recorded in order to make the software more universal. CNET explains — they’re already working to remedy that issue.

“The company is also in talks with a Japanese firm that wants to use the software to distinguish between 10 different types of smiles on Japanese faces.”

Source

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

WE ARE MAKING LOVE NOT WAR

Non Profit Organizations Are Replacing Private Corporations :D

The Collapse Of Rational Extroverts Science Based People And The Exponential Rise Of Emotional Intuitive Spiritual Introverts..We All Have Natural Rights Given By Our Mother Nature: To Have A Public Life, To Have A Private Life And To Have A Secret Life..LOVE YOU ALL :X

You Have The Right To Be UnGoogleAble And Live Without Any Corporate Ads Suggestions :)

Our MIND is like a CELL limited by our Own BELIEFS. It's time to move Beyond...So please, SPREAD the News and Raise the Humanity Awareness :) For a Better World! The True Revolution doesn't mean Violence. It means Reevaluating OUR Perceptions, Values and Thinking. You Are A Spiritual Being Having A Human Biological Computer Fun Experience.. Sovereign Planet :) Wake Up!

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 19 other followers

Our hearts Are Awake :D

"NOTHING IS MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME."
Victor Hugo

"DON'T ASK YOURSELF WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS; ASK YOURSELF WHAT MAKES YOU COME ALIVE. AND THEN GO AND DO THAT. BECAUSE WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS IS PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME ALIVE."
Harold Whitman

"WE ARE NOT HELD BACK BY THE LOVE WE DIDN'T RECEIVE IN THE PAST, BUT BY THE LOVE WE'RE NOT EXTENDING IN THE PRESENT."
Marianne Williamson

"INNER FREEDOM IS NOT GUIDED BY OUR EFFORTS; IT COMES FROM SEEING WHAT IS TRUE."
The Buddha

"THE GREATEST DECEPTION MEN SUFFER IS FROM THEIR OWN OPINIONS."
Leonardo Da Vinci

"THE VERY THINGS WE WISH TO AVOID, NEGLECT AND FLEE FROM TURN OUT BE THE 'PRIMA METERIA' FROM WHICH ALL REAL GROWTH COMES."
Andrew Harvey

"IDENTIFICATION...IS A FORM OF ESCAPE FROM THE SELF."
Krishnamurti

"CHANGING MASS CONSCIOUSNESS IS AN INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY."
Dennis Weaver

"CONFLICT IS THE BEGINNING OF CONSCIOUSNESS."
M. Esther Harding

"IF YOU PUT YOURSELF INA POSITION WHERE YOU AHVE TO STRECH OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE, THEN YOU ARE FORCED TO EXPAND YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS."
Les Brown

"IT'S EXHILARATING TO BE ALIVE IN A TIME OF AWAKENING CONSCIOUSNESS; IT CAN ALSO BE CONFUSING, DISORIENTING, AND PAINFUL." Adrienne Rich

"NO PROBLEM CAN BE SOLVED FROM THE SAME LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS THAT CREATED IT."
Albert Einstein

"ONLY WHEN YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS IS TOTALLY FOCUSED ON THE MOMENT YOU ARE IN CAN RECEIVE WHATEVER GIFT, LESSON, OR DELIGHT THAT MOMENT HAS TO OFFER."
Barbara de Angelis

"THE KEY TO GROWTH IS THE INTRODUCTION OF HIGHER DIMENSIONS OF CONSCIOUSNESS INTO OUR AWARENESS."
Lao Tzu

"OUR ATTITUDE TOWARD LIFE DETERMINES LIFE'S ATTITUDE TOWARDS US."
Earl Nightingale

"OPTIMISM IS THE ONE QUALITY MORE ASSOCIATED WITH SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS THAN ANY OTHER."
Brian Tracy

TOP ALTERNATIVE NEWS SITES

http://english.aljazeera.net/
http://www.activistpost.com/
http://www.mind-trek.com/
http://www.prisonplanet.com/
http://www.infowars.com/
http://beforeitsnews.com/
http://www.blacklistednews.com/
http://cryptome.org/
http://www.davidicke.com/
http://www.demotix.com/
http://www.disinfo.com/
http://www.drudgereport.com/
http://educate-yourself.org/
http://www.exopolitics.org/
http://www.getoutofdebtfree.org/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/
http://www.godlikeproductions.com/
http://news.ycombinator.com/
http://www.theagoranational.ca/
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/
http://www.truthwinds.com/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
http://www.naturalnews.com/
http://rense.com/
http://www.ufo-blogger.com/
http://rt.com/news/today/
http://www.news.com.au/
http://newsfeedresearcher.com/
http://www.physorg.com/
http://www.redicecreations.com/
http://www.setyoufreenews.co.uk/
http://www.space.com/
http://thecrowhouse.com/home.html
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://rawstory.com/
http://www.rumormillnews.com/
http://vigilantcitizen.com/
http://truthiscontagious.com/
http://truthisscary.com/
http://projectcamelotportal.com/
http://www.world-mysteries.com/
http://www.wideawakenews.com/
http://www.yourstrawman.com/
http://www.zerohedge.com/

%d bloggers like this: