In my yesterday’s blog , I mentioned Microsoft’s Mobile app “ SeeingAI “
It is supposed to “interpret the EMOTIONS “ of the person being photographed
Later , in the evening , when someone took my photo ( iPhone required ) , “ Seeing AI “ screen read ( it can SPEAK too , since it is meant for blind persons ) :
“ A 85 year old man with face showing neutral expression “
100 % correct ! 100 % spooky !
What would “ Seeing AI “ tell you if you were to take a photo of ,
# Now illegal currency note of Rs 1,000 ?
# A 8 month pregnant woman ?
I do not want to spoil your amazement !
Next year , I expect “ Seeing AI “ ( an Android version ) to read / speak :
“ 86 years old Hemen Parekh , with an expression of amusement listening to the futile
debate on Right to Privacy “
And in another 3 years , no need for that intruder of your privacy, to carry a iPhone .
Just watch out for anyone wearing the latest version / imitation of Google Glass and looking at you from 20 feet away (unfortunately , every glass-wearing person you meet in a Conference Room , cannot be sued for breach of privacy ! )
Not only will he READ on the glass screen , EVERYTHING about you , but also LISTEN every word that you are uttering ( lip-reading apps are already being experimented )
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen ( both from Google ) wrote in 2013 ,
“ The New Digital Age “( pg 56 ) :
“ Individuals will still have some discretion over what they share from their devices , but it will be IMPOSSIBLE to control what others capture and share “
To know what those devices would “ capture and share “ about you , look up :
25 July 2017
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