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Computer Vision recognizes signs of autism in infants

Computer Vision recognizes signs of autism in infants

Photo courtesy of MIT Technology Review The M.I.T. Technology Review reports on the use of a computer vision system that is helping doctors diagnose autism in infants by age 2 and 3 instead of age 5. Earlier diagnosis makes it possible to teach social and communication skills before other, maladaptive patterns become ingrained in a Continue Reading

Infrared camera aimed at individuals drunk in public

Infrared camera aimed at individuals drunk in public

Photo courtesy of flickr user _sml Although talk of facial recognition has been aimed at finding people guilty of alleged crimes or recognizing individuals for industry-related purposes, a new use has been found for this technology: identifying drunk people. A paper published in the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics discusses a new infrared-camera algorithm developed Continue Reading

Facial recognition software used to track presidential candidates’ emotions during debates

Facial recognition software used to track presidential candidates' emotions during debates

Image courtesy of wlfi.com Purdue University professor Chris Kowal is using facial recognition software to track the emotions of President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney in real time during the debates. Dr. Kowal wants to see if there is a clear relationship between his findings and voters’ perceptions. Universal emotions like happiness, fear, surprise, and others Continue Reading

Computer Vision and machine learning help farmers kill weeds

Computer Vision and machine learning help farmers kill weeds

Photo courtesy of Blue River Technology Blue River Technology, a young startup out of Stanford University, kills weeds using Computer Vision and machine learning. In the process, farmers maximize their yield and cut back on the use of herbicides. Currently used for lettuce crops, the company’s technology learned how to recognize the plant by analyzing Continue Reading

New Toyota car concept makes use of facial recognition

New Toyota car concept makes use of facial recognition

Photo courtesy of Yoshikazu Tsuno Kinect has been used for a variety of products and inventions since the system first became available to public last year. But would you trust a car that relies on Kinect software to perform many of its basic functions? That’s exactly what the Smart INSECT (which stands for Information Network Continue Reading