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Face recognition Google, technology and the inevitability

Face recognition: Google, technology and the inevitability

Face recognition Google, technology and the inevitability

It was very striking announcement of Google about the potential use of facial recognition technology in Google Glass. First, because I have time using the same example of combining technologies dystopian dyes in some of my classes and lectures. And second, for the obvious timing referenced to in the announcement: taken from the recently updated policy Developer Glass.

Do not use the camera or microphone to cross-reference and present staff Immediately Identifying information anyone other than the user, treats including use cases Such as facial recognition and voice print. Applications do that this will not be approved at This Time.”

Which really means that “at this time”? Exactly what the ad itself implies, that in fact, Google is like crazy with the possibility that this technology mix, which is quite possibly already tested ad nauseum within the Googleplex to assess their level of trust is developed, but they simply do not want to be them which put on the market. Not wanting to be directly linked to a development that many see as the epitome of the loss of privacy, which has been talked about a long time, but simply as “triggers the same”.

Face recognition Google, technology and the inevitability

One way to avoid the objections that the United States Congress has shown on the device and that many people have, even before the device officially hits the market. Just as in origin a procedure for taking pictures that leave relatively safe component of privacy, but immediately was designed to take them another developed a simple nod. For many, the Google Glass will soon be invisible, part of normality. And of course, as soon as they develop the protocols used, the better. Avoid becoming a glasshole.

Google has important developments in the field of face recognition, applied since 2009 to a test of such a huge magnitude as Picasa. Developing Google Glass is made, as is customary in the company, as a open platform for developers, and in the same event at which this platform has a particular focus on is done the device can be easily rooted and you You can install what we goodly pleases, with a specific session on the topic at the Google I / O 2013 given by two engineers from Google, entitled ” Voiding your warranty: hacking Glass”, and with the clear message “Disclaimer: you ‘ll be stepping into uncharted territory and unsupported” Come on, come on … do not bother me! If anyone understands that message is just as remarkable that a jar of honey because amid a hive of developers, this is precisely Google.

Once you remove the lid of the pot, the development of technology is completely unstoppable and inevitable, and Google knows it. Yes, the United States Congress can say what they want, they can change laws may shock many … but unofficially, we have come this far. The technology can not be “un-invent”. Go considering its implications.

Open Source Strategies

Open Source Strategies

Open Source Strategies

Some comments to my recent post entitled ” Open Future “and some notes on the last LinuxCon allow me to retrieve an entry from 2009,” Understanding technology management in the era open source “, which talked about how to manage technology companies in the current scenario.

No, open source does not necessarily mean a company to “release it all and release it already”, as some pretend to fully understand simplistically. Sectarianism and quasi-religious visions of little help topic in a topic that things are far from black and white. The term open source describes a set of practices in production and development of software tools that promote access to the source code of the final product, which may include – and in fact included in the vast majority of companies – a wide range of gray. Companies do not always release all, or immediately, or in the same way.

The important issue, as I said in my post in 2009, is to understand how traditional philosophy fits the vision of the company based on resources ( Resource-based view of the firm ) is studied in all business schools, interpreted as “jealously protect specific sources of competitive advantage” in an environment like this, where it has been convincingly demonstrated, as stated Allison Randal ( Technical Architect of Ubuntu), that ” free software is a model primarily higher for software development.”

The literal interpretation of the Resource-based view of the firm tends toward a technological management based on secrecy in hiding outside of anything that could be considered a competitive advantage. This misinterpretation of the theory has led to several generations of managers obsessed with security, industrial espionage, with the “copy me”. As I mentioned in that entry a few years ago, “they see a company as a place that should reign absolute secrecy, and often fall into the stereotype of looking at communities of open source development as a kind of hippies communists responding to different schemes to theirs and that under no circumstances can you trust.”

Conversely, stereotypes can also act. Some developers of free software companies are like a bunch of opportunists who use parts of its code or use communities for support, but do not return to those communities that gave birth and naturalized to the products they use. And in both cases, of course, there is everything: no naive, exploited, shameless, smart and intelligent. There are positive, negative and neutral statements. And that precisely is the meaning of the word “strategy”.

Open Source Strategies

One of the things I tried to demonstrate in the penultimate paragraph of my recent post was that, today, it was very difficult to find the name of a major company in the world of technology along with the words “open source” and not finding no regard own page. This shows that, no less, is the need for all the companies of open source strategy, a series of guidelines to manage and understand what is going to be how they act in the current technological environment. Today, companies use technology.

Some create it, others acquire it, others obtained from different sources and adapt to a greater or lesser degree … and in that sense, you have to stop doing things in terms of fashion, timely availability or opportunities, and start them strategically. Cases such as IBM, that after focusing and services possible to obtain a greatly superior to its research and development performance through a careful strategy that allocates resources to open source, are extremely interesting.

Apple, let us as we say, is a similar case: not open all your code, but uses and returns a very substantial part, while other parts of their products (notably, the parts related to the user interface) remain strictly proprietary software. Google does the same, and like them, many others. Each day more, a substantial part of the competitive advantage that a company is able to obtain the technology depends on how open source strategy works.

Open Source Strategies

How does this fit into the vision of the company based on resources? Simply understanding that property as a resource. For a business, the ability to release their software and that you get the right level of care instead of falling in absolute skepticism and forgetting, can be a vital resource.

On SourceForge, the world’s largest repository of open source projects, there are over three hundred thousand projects, but few keep a really significant activity. That is, very few get the community so surely when they tried to get up there. Unlocking code is a very difficult task: for nothing is simply “publish a paper,” but demands quality monitoring, documentation and extra work so that code can actually be used or improved by the community that not all companies are willing to undertake.

Understanding how community development work, maintain a position and a good sense in them, choose which projects or what resources work in them, to know what to expect or appreciate what communities are more active than others and how that affects, for example, the choice of development tools or staffing issues … in many cases, beyond today to the traditional understanding of the technology responsible for a significant number of companies.

As it says Marten Mickos, CEO for many years MySQL, “any company with a technology strategy needs an open source strategy.” The supremacy of the philosophy of open source as a development methodology, to this day, is perfectly obvious. Now, for many, lack integrate it as a part of the business strategy: those who are more advanced in their understanding of being able to get great competitive edge. And business schools, of course, already tried this kind of topics are a significant part of the agenda that managers must learn to get along when they leave the classroom.

10 things you should know about wireless technology

10 things you should know about wireless technology

10 things you should know about wireless technology

Discover ten things about technology and how inalambrica.Que are NFC tags, automation and usoQue is Miracast and AirPlay to share content between your phone and your TV, WiFi Direct ejemplo.Las advantages, Bluetooth LE work and other.

No. 1 Rule of the wireless charging

Currently there are no specific rules for wireless charging, as this new technology is in its infancy. However, most manufacturers opt for the Qi technology.

Nokia already has a Qi charger for your phone Lumia Windows Phone and Google for the Nexus.

# 2 What is Android Beam?

Android Beam is a feature that uses NFC to share files between two devices that are compatible. These must be equipped with NFC and Android 4.0 or later.

With NFC enabled, load the file you want to share and then select the device to send it.

Android Apps and NFC for wireless connection

No. 3 NFC Tags

NFC has not yet become very popular. The best way to use the wireless technology is buying NFC tags (for less than 1 € each, on Amazon).

Next, place the labels in specific locations and assign them different roles.

No. 4 Automation with NFC

For example, a label in the car, the phone switches to handsfree, and a label beside the bed, it mutes the phone.

# 5 Low Consumption

Android 4.4 supports Bluetooth LE, using less energy and designed for fitness devices. Part of Bluetooth 4.0 , so make sure your device is compatible.

No. 6 Wireless Airplay

AirPlay is Apple’s technology for streaming media. But you can use Android apps through third parties, as AllCast, complete transmission solution that supports other devices like the Xbox. The application has a free trial

No. 7 Discover the DLNA

The DLNA is another wireless transmission solution built into some TVs, computers and other devices, compatible with most Android devices, but often without any app that stay. The HTC One has it in the Gallery app.

What is DLNA and How It Works

No. 8 Wi-Fi Direct

WiFi Direct is a rather hidden and underutilized standard. Allows you to connect two devices via WiFi without going through an access point. What you find in WiFi settings.

No. 9 Miracast

Miracast allows screen mirroring, wirelessly transmitting the screen of your Android device on the TV. To do this you need a small device connected to the TV.

No. 10 4G or lower

New devices for medium and high, are compatible with the 4G connectivity. Besides draining the battery, coverage remains limited in most countries. To return to the 3G connection, go to Settings> More Options> Mobile networks> Network mode preference.