FTC Issues Best Practices for Facial Recognition Privacy

On October 22, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission released a report entitled “Facing Facts: Best Practices for Common Uses of Facial Recognition Technologies”.  The FTC has had its eye on this technology for a long time–at least since the workshop it held on the subject in December 2011–aware that it is being implemented by a[...]

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Brian Mullins of daqri: The Man Who Would Democratize AR

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  Brian Mullins is not a man who dreams small.  On his to-do list? Launching a publishing platform on the order of YouTube and WordPress, creating a new mass market for 3D digital models, and democratizing the nascent augmented reality industry so that anyone and everyone can start adding digital content to their physical world.[...]

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Augmenting Automotive Safety

Using AR to make the driving experience safer seems to be a hot idea right now.  In his keynote speech at the recent Augmented Reality Event (ARE2011) Conference, Jaron Lanier of Microsoft stressed that automobile injuries are at an unacceptably high level–and that AR can help.  My recent post examined the opposite side of the[...]

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