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This robot uses AI to find Waldo, thereby ruining Where’s W…

This robot uses AI to find Waldo, thereby ruining Where’s W…

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If you’re totally stumped on a page of Where’s Waldo and ready to file a missing persons report, you’re in luck. Now there’s a robot called There’s Waldo that’ll find him for you, complete with a silicone hand that points him out. Built by creative agency Redpepper, There’s Waldo zeroes in and finds Waldo with a sniper-like accuracy. The metal robotic arm is a Raspberry Pi-controlled uArm Swift Pro which is equipped with a Vision Camera Kit that allows for facial recognition. The camera takes a photo of the page, which then uses OpenCV to find the possible Waldo faces in the photo. The faces are then sent to be analyzed by Google’s AutoML Vision service, which has been trained on photos of Waldo. If the robot determines a match with 95 percent confidence or higher, it’ll point to all
Chancellor Vitter should hire a real football furry mascot

Chancellor Vitter should hire a real football furry mascot

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Football season is getting close so it’s time to fill that last position on the roster. Chancellor Vitter has announced he’s bringing a Landshark mascot to the field. The Landshark will be making its debut at Meet The Rebels Day this Saturday, and thats great, but before we let this new mascot actually enter the Vaught we need to make sure it’s the right person in the costume. We don’t need someone posing as a Landshark when we can have someone who identifies as a Landshark. Someone who lives, eats, & breathes Ole Miss Landshark. We need a Football Furry. Some of you may be asking what the hell is a furry? Well its someone that dresses up in a mascot suit, but on their own time, for like... personal reasons. Its an internet thing. A furry doesn’t just wear the costume, they embra
This AI-Powered Robot Can Find Waldo Instantly

This AI-Powered Robot Can Find Waldo Instantly

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Creative agency Redpepper made a AI-powered robot that can pinpoint Waldo in 4.45 seconds (“better than most five year olds,” according to Redpepper). The robot is complete with a rubber hand that points to Waldo on the page.The agency used Google’s AutoML Vision service to train AI on photos of Waldo. The drag-and-drop tool allows users to train AI tools without previous coding knowledge, and has been used to categorize anything from ramen based on the shops they came from to the types of attire carried in an online retailer. Matt Reed, a Creative Technologist at Redpepper who led the project, got 62 Waldo heads and 45 full-body Waldos from Google image search, then fed the data Google’s AutoML Vision. “I thought that wouldn’t be enough data to build a strong model but it gives sur
Why is it still so hard to find women CEOs on Google Images…

Why is it still so hard to find women CEOs on Google Images…

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“You can’t be what you can’t see,” Marie Wilson of the White House Project said back in 2010. According to a new study, Google Images may not be helping to improve the situation.AdView analyzed employment data to determine the number of women in various jobs (baker, call-center worker, CEO), and then calculated the number of women who showed up in Google Image search results for the same roles. While women make up about 28% of chief executives (at least, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), they made up only 11% of the CEOs that show up in a Google Image search, according to AdView. (When we tried the search, at least one of those “CEOs” was Gal Gadot, who is a Wonder Woman, but not a CEO, as far as we know.)Granted, Google Image search results are not frozen in
Google Play Store Now Tells You It Doesn’t Have Fortnite

Google Play Store Now Tells You It Doesn’t Have Fortnite

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Fortnite is the biggest mobile game release since Pokemon GO, but unlike Pokemon GO, you can’t download it from the Google Play Store. Epic Games is handling the distribution itself, so searches for Fortnite in the Play Store turn up a lot of junk that isn’t the game. Well, now Google is making it extra-clear that you can’t download Fortnite with a bespoke message in mobile search results. Just fire up the Play Store on your phone, an
Google Maps is almost perfect, so of course Google had to f…

Google Maps is almost perfect, so of course Google had to f…

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I’ve said it a bunch of times already, but it’s always worth repeating: Google Maps is one of the must-have apps right now, even on iPhone where an alternative from Apple comes preinstalled. Google is still miles ahead of Apple when it comes to maps and navigation, though the latter has been quietly rebuilding Apple Maps for a few years now. Google is also adding plenty of neat, even unnecessary features to its Maps app, that can turn the entire experience into an even more enjoyable experience. And while Google Maps is almost perfect, there are ways Google is “ruining,” including a brand new tick that you won’t like. To make the most of Google Maps you have to agree to Google tracking you at all times, and we already have a pretty good idea of everything Google can collect
Cookies Are Ruining My Relationship

Cookies Are Ruining My Relationship

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These are dark times for human-device relations. Nosey robot assistants like Alexa and Siri are eavesdropping on us and our cookies—the small pieces of data that collect our preferences and cater advertisements to us—are messing with us. Like that time a pair of sold-out shoes I desperately wanted haunted me across the web for a month. But today we’re here to talk about a different data dilemma: the mildly embarrassing, occasionally grief-inducing toll that personalized ads can take on human-human relationships. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below If you’ve ever searched for an engagement ring, a present for a significant other, tacky lingerie, or any other incognito-window-worthy search on Google, you’ve probably been served with an ad for something you didn't end up buying
Did the Soviet Union Require “Shopper ID” Cards for Buying …

Did the Soviet Union Require “Shopper ID” Cards for Buying …

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During a 31 July 2018 campaign-style rally in Tampa, Florida, President Donald Trump advocated for the implementation of stricted voter ID laws, a common topic at such events. At that rally however, Trump argued that such a move should not be seen as controversial because the act of buying groceries, a simple and regular task, also requires that Americans produce identification. “If you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card. You need ID,” he told the crowd. That statement perplexed many listeners, as no state or federal law anywhere in the U.S. requires that shoppers produce identification before exchanging money for food. For the most part, criticism of the president’s statement followed the New York Times’ approach, who asked and investigated