We're moving ever closer to a world that is clickable. This week at Microsoft Research TechFest, we saw a demo of face recognition in video. Using this tech, in the near future, a television or an Xbox will be able to recognize people in the living room, home video will be annotated automatically and become searchable, and TV viewers will be able to get information about an unfamiliar actor, athlete, or singer just by pointing to the person on the screen
A series of new productivity videos snuck out last week and somehow I managed to beat Long Zheng to the punch on these. From the title I though they were a new take on the Office 2019 video but they're different...in a good way I think.
There are still many hurdles to be hurdled before we have Terminator style contact lenses but the University of Washington is making impressive progress. Me, I'm imagining this hooked up to realtime facial recognition for a world of augmented reality.
A recent presentation by Craig Mundie highlights the potential of NUI to create computers that behave 'more like us.'
Just in case you’re getting tired of hearing from me on Natural User Interface, the infographic above from Michell Zappa of trendwatching.com includes NUI as a whole planet. It's well worth a read...