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outing the snoopers

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 10:23 pm

Иконописиконографияиконимека мебелRosalind Picard, a co-inventor of software that can assess people’s expressions, is marketing the software for people with autistic spectrum disorders, and other users. However, she notes that:

Affectiva, Dr. Picard said, intends to offer its technology as “opt-in only,” meaning consumers have to be notified and have to agree to be watched online or in stores. Affectiva, she added, has turned down companies, which she declined to name, that wanted to use its software without notifying customers.

Steve Lohr, Smarter Than You Think: When Computers Keep Watch, NYT 2011/01/02.

While I have to acknowledge her consistency, it would be a more elegant bit of turn-around justice for consumers to be given those shy companies’ identity.

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