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7 years ago
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7 years ago
We might soon have touch-screens on our arms. Touché, a gesture-tracking system developed by the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research applies Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing technology (see a nifty demo video here). Whereas traditional touch-sensing receives input from a screen and tracks a limited array of gestures, Touché can be wired to rece...
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7 years ago
Journalists and bloggers beware - computers may soon be better than you at your job. Narrative Science, an intuitive analytics company, uses computer algorithms and artificial intelligence technology to produce lucid Associated Press-style articles based on data. Currently, Narrative Science is most adept at creating articles covering sports or bu...
7 years ago
Take a moment to think of your most important role models. Your list might have included your parents, close friends, and teachers. But did you include yourself? Recent research suggests that digital self-models can significantly alter the way we think and behave. In one study by Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, researchers found that participants who watched an avatar of himself or herself lose weight while running on a virtual treadmill exercised more in the real world as a result. In another study, people who viewed a digitally-aged vers...