J.K. Raymond-Millet’s released a film, Télévision: Oeil de Demain (“Television: Eye of Tomorrow”), in 1947 that seemingly predicted how we would use smartphones in the 21st century. It was not intended to be a feature length film, but rather one used for educational purposes. In addition to showing people using miniature-television devices in public places, the full clip also showcases professional meetings conducted via picture-phones, cars equipped with television screens, and shops promoting their goods on television.
NASA has revealed PULSE, a 3D-printed wearable device in the shape of a pendant. It pulses or vibrates when a person’s hand is nearing their face. Best of all, this is a simple and affordable technology that can easily be reproduced using a 3D printer and currently, the instructions are available as open source on Github.
Erica, an AI-powered robot, has been cast in a $70-million science fiction movie titled “b.” The story follows a scientist who discovers dangers associated with a program he created to perfect human DNA and attempts to help the artificially intelligent woman he designed, escape. This robot was created in a joint project Japanese scientists Hiroshi Ishiguro and Kohei Ogawa.
Unlike other televisions, the 43-inch Samsung Sero can deliver a mobile-optimized experience, thanks to a rotating screen that automatically mirrors smartphone content. Users can also rotate the screen by remote control, voice command or with the SmartThings app. It’s not just cool to look at, as the screen is also equipped with a multi-channel audio system consisting of 60W 4.1ch front-firing speakers.
A research team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the City University of Hong Kong have unveiled DeepFaceDrawing, an AI-powered framework that turns sketches into photorealistic portraits. This deep learning system uses modules to generate the images, or in other words, it identifies the most notable facial features individually, like the eyes, nose, mouth, face shape, etc., before these vectors are merged to create realistic images.