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Crave: Google Glass app detects age, gender, mood, Ep. 172

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Crave: Google Glass app detects age, gender, mood, Ep. 172

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This week on Crave, we teach digital toddlers how to read, watch two goldfish fight to the virtual death, try out some Google Glass facial-recognition, mood-detecting, age-guessing technology, and take comfort in knowing that our fake noPhone is safely in our hands, filling the void.

[MUSIC] Hi, my name is Stephen Beacham and here's what's happening thins week on CNET crave wall. [MUSIC] Baby X is a computer generated psycho biological simulation under development in the laboratory of animate,. Technologies and is an experimental vehicle incorporating computational models of basic neural systems involved in interactive behavior and learning. According to the Auckland Bioengineering Institute website. BabyX is the AI brain child of Mark. Sager, directory of the Laboratory of Animate Technology. The toddler trapped in the computer can mimic facial expressions, read basic words, recognize images and respond to positive feedback much like a real child. Why do I feel like there's a child trapped in there? Baby, look over here. Baby, what's this? What's this? Sheep. Good girl. Baby X incorporates a number of algorithms mimicking both neural behavior when it comes to learning and responses to the world around her in real time. Can someone free the baby from the computer, it's bothering me. An odd new trend in video streaming on Twitch has been bubbling up in recent weeks, and it involves fish playing video games. A few weeks ago, Crave writer Nick Stat wrote about. Fish that was playing Pokemon live on Twitch and at one point had about 20,000 live viewers. Well now Twitch user and fish owner Andrew Hill has pitted his two pet goldfish together in a battle royale to the finish in Street Fighter 2 Turbo. You By using a motion sensing camera segmenting the fish tank. In different sections he was able to link an interface to the controls of the game as each fish aimlessly wanders throughout the fish tank. The result is thousands of rounds of Street Fighter between two fish that have no idea they are fighting or being watched by thousands of people. Just let that sink in a bit. The noPhone is fake phone that is designed to comfort you into thinking you may actually have a life, or maybe to help just engage in yourself with your surroundings, or according to the website, the noPhone simulates the exact weight and dimensions of your most beloved gadget in order to alleviate any. Feelings of inadequacy generated by the absence of a real smart phone. There's so many potential uses for the noPhone. Watch this quick helpful demonstration video from the noPhone website. Three insane people in Hong Kong climbed to top of the fifth tallest skyscraper in the city to eat bananas and take selfies using a selfie stick. Some people are calling it the most dangerous selfie ever taken, but I disagree. This is the most dangerous selfie ever taken. A new app being developed for Google Glass can detect gender, age, and how you're feeling. You don't even need to ask how you're doing anymore, you can just walk up and stare at them. The Shore app, created by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits has adapted their sophisticated high. High speed object recognition engine. Facial recognition technology and are currently testing it to run in real on the Google Glass processor. Shore can detect whether you are male or female as well as basic emotions displaying health bar like status for angry happy sad and surprised. [MUSIC] It also can detect your age within a margin of error. [UNKNOWN] can analyze 2 people at the same time, displaying both of their vital signs next to each other. The Fraunhoffer Institute has made it clear that no data will be uploaded to the cloud. And all the information is private. The software also does not identify who people are, by name. For privacy reasons. [MUSIC] [UNKNOWN] developed the app to be a communication aid that could be used by people with autism for example, who may have trouble identifying emotions. [UNKNOWN] also points out that it's app could applied to market analysis and other commercial uses. For studying human behavior. Currently the shore house is not available for download on Google glasses. Alright, guys, that's your show. Thank you very much for watching, as always you can find all these news stories on CNet's Crave blog. That's crave.cnet.com. Make sure you follow Crave on Twitter @Crave and check out this week's Crave giveaway. This week's Crave giveaway is a one hundred dollar gift certificate to the online market new bongo. If you're tired of boring old case and skins, enter to win a free shopping spree at the massive online, Nuvango Gallery. Go to the blog and enter to win. Yo, yo, yo everybody, what's up? I was nominated by [UNKNOWN] K Fortune 9 to do this ALS Ice-Bucket challenge. Oh yeah. Now I wanna nominate my boy, the big man himself, Darth Vader. Boba Fett and Owl City, Adam Young, yeah that's my man, that's music right there. Alright, let's do this [UNKNOWN] [UNKNOWN] [MUSIC] Oh,oh, man. Oh man, oh, man. That's all good. Oh, baby. [UNKNOWN] Oh, yeah. All right now. Make sure to check out the website so you can donate to the ALS fund. Man, it's a real disease so don't take it, don't take it no joke. Okay? Okay? Okay? All right. Peace out, y'all.
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