Age-Estimation Software Determines Age Through Face

Age-Estimation Software Determines Age Through Face 

People who hope to keep their age a secret won’t want to go near a computer running this software. Like an age-guesser at a carnival, computer software being developed at the University of Illinois can fairly accurately estimate a person’s age. But, unlike age-guessers, who can view a person’s body, the software works by examining only the person’s face.

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Double-Taker Robot Makes Observations About Passersby

Double-Taker Robot Makes Observations About Passersby

Double-Taker (Snout)

If you like things that are interactive, you might like Double-Taker (Snout), which happens to be an interactive installation. Golan Levin designed the snout, which consists of an eight-foot long industrial robotic arm, and it deceptively looks similar to a pachyderm’s trunk. Video after the jump.

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Billboards With ‘Eyes’

Billboards With ‘Eyes’ 

Britain’s ubiquitous CCTV video surveillance network has nothing on Japan’s Orwellian nightmare in the making. One of the country’s top electronics firms, NEC, has just announced a new plasma display fitted with a tiny camera that can accurately identify a person’s age and sex in order to target them with specific advertisements.

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