Computers Can Now Read Your Body Language

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have enabled a computer to understand the body poses and movements of multiple people from video in real time – including, for the first time, the pose of each individual’s fingers. This new method was developed with the help of the Panoptic Studio, a two-story dome embedded with 500 video cameras. The insights gained from experiments in that facility now make it possible to detect the pose of a group of people using a single camera and a laptop computer. Yaser Sheikh, associate professor of robotics, said these methods for tracking 2-D human … Continue reading Computers Can Now Read Your Body Language

Smart Speaker Called The Cops

The always-listening feature of smart speakers may be considered by some as an invasion of privacy, but in an incident involving such a device in New Mexico, it helped break up a domestic violence case before it took a turn for the worse. The smart home device, initially reported as the Google Home but later updated as the device was apparently a different one, informed authorities of an assault case, allowing the police to step in and rescue a woman and her daughter. Smart Speaker Calls Police In Domestic Violence Case According to an ABC News report, Eduardo Barros was … Continue reading Smart Speaker Called The Cops