TWiP 468: Ghost in the Machine
One of the main purposes of technology is to make our lives better, by taking over mundane tasks so that we can – theoretically – be more productive in other areas. Over the past several years we’ve seen advances in facial recognition and machine learning that have been steadily making inroads into consumer software. Apple added “Faces” to Apple Photos, Google added similar, albeit much deeper cloud-based photo recognition to its consumer photography product. But is all of this a pandora's box inside of a trojan horse?
In this episode, we discuss the good aspects of machine learning and photo recognition technologies. As well as the scary parts of having faceless servers analyzing, and potentially making behavior inferences based on the mountains of data gathered about our daily lives.
Links Mentioned in This Episode
- The roll helps your find the best photos on your phone
- Watch out DJI Osmo – the new Roxor 4K gimbal camera is just $199
- Update to DJI Go app finally brings Facebook live streaming
- Google's new gigapixel camera caputres every paint stroke in famous artworks
- Phlearn's 1 Million Subscriber contest
- Phlearn's Photoshop 101-301 coming soon
Picks of the Week
- Aaron: Nix Color Sensor
- Brian: MXL USB.008 Large-Diaphragm condenser microphone
- Juan: Google's Motion Stills app
- Frederick: DaVinci Resolve 12.5
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