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5 software research projects to make you say OH COOL

Esther Schindler (16185) writes | about a year ago

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Esther Schindler writes "It's easy to get caught up in product announcements, even when the latest "innovation" seems very minor indeed. Another button? A little faster? Meh.

Instead, it's far more fun to occasionally peek at what computer scientists and researchers are working on, even if they haven't yet figured out to which problem their spiffy technology is the solution. In 5 software research projects to make you say Oh Cool! , you can learn about a handful of technology projects underway — from facial recognition to brainwave-computer integration — that you might see soon in the products you rely on. It's also an opportunity to applaud computer scientists who are always looking for ways to improve technology."

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Trying Hard Not to Sound Like a Luddite (1)

Aonghus142000 (908581) | about a year ago | (#43208693)

While these are indeed some pretty fascinating innovations, I must say I find the facial recognition software slightly troubling. Like any other technology, it can be used for good or evil, but to me it smacks too much of the movie "Minority Report" and I found the extreme targeted advertising more than a little creepy.
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