CAT | Item of Interest
FBI launches $1 billion face recognition project http://t.co/G7SSZclO
The technology behind facial recognition is growing better all the time. Various companies, including Apple, are building up portfolios of relevant technology to implement into their application. Now the FBI have their own “application” (catching bad guys) but: (more…)
Making Movies 20 Years Ago vs. Today: A World Of Difference http://t.co/qGCpq9pE
Of course the technology has changed seriously in favor of documentary filmmakers but, more importantly, the business climate has changed. Mike Masnick compares two podcasts: one with Kevin Smith revealing a bunch of voicemails: (more…)
Yes, the lack of need for a browser plug-in is good, but that’s the role of HTML5 which has largely standardized on H.264/MP4 (thank goodness). It will be hard to win against the momentum behind HTML5 and frankly I’d prefer there not to be another alternative, now that we have finally got something like a standard.
Personally, I think this is an interesting technology looking for a reason to exist. I find the claims of “90% less bandwidth” to be suspect at best, and the company provides no details on their site (that I could find).
Pixorial, Rumblefish in tune on copyright-cleared soundtracks http://t.co/enGAmtMF.
This is a new deal between online video platform provideo Pixorial and Rumblefish:
gives Pixorial users access to the “world’s largest copyright-cleared soundtrack catalog,” the two companies said in a news release.
So, it’s a new source of licensed music for your video – if you use Pixorial’s platform.
YouTube to spend $200 million more on professional videos http://t.co/Imw3YvFl
Google-owned YouTube will drop another $200 million into the programming to more effectively market the nearly 100 channels boasting professional videos, the company told the Wall Street Journal in a report published yesterday.
Did You Know That Professional Writing Is Dying And Only Taxing The Public To Pay Writers Can Save It
The Indie Ebook Scene Is Growing: Here’s Over 170 Authors Who’ve Sold More Than 50,000 Copies
In another one of those discussions about business models, the first post above stems from an article by Ewan Morrison, (more…)
Kaggle’s algorithms show machines are getting too good at judging humans http://t.co/sltVPexI
Regular readers will know I’m fascinated by research and technology that has computers understanding human behavior. My interest is personal, but also professionally I’m interested in how these technologies can be adapted to take some of the more boring work out of some types of production.
The article presents two more data points. I’ll just post the summaries.
An algorithm is no less reliable at scoring essays than the average teacher.
With only 140 characters, data scientists and statisticians can get a strong sense for your personality. That’s fairly worrying, considering that this information could get into the wrong hands.
Make of it what you will.
Will crowdfunding usurp the studio biz? http://t.co/vY61mDPo Disruption in the financing stages, not just production. Sure sounds good.