This month we are joined by David Tippett who will be sharing a hardware project, with a presentation titled “Solving Trivial Problems with Facial Recognition”:
Remembering people’s names is a basic life skill. A life skill I really suck at. I will remember someone’s face forever but after a few days of not seeing someone their name starts to fade from my mind. Even if I’ve known them for years it just vanishes into thin air.
Naturally, the only way to solve this problem is writing a data pipeline and hacking together a complicated wearable with a heads up display to tell me the name of who I am conversing with. While this may seem ridiculous (which it is) there are so many ways that we can begin to use technology to enhance our lives that haven’t been discovered because people are too comfortable with the way things are.
As usual these days of Covid, we will be meeting online at https://cafe.cyberia.club/dc612.
Talk starts at 6:12 PM U.S. Central, but feel free to hop in early and chat.