The Spin-Up Show Episode 6 Show Notes (3/19/17)

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This week for NAI:

  • We have 46 subscribers on YouTube
  • Two articles: What makes smartphones great, and You can now make a Google account for your kids
  • New video: Amazon Echo vs. Google Home faceoff

 

Articles:

 

  • Dolby labs is using a lot of sensors to learn how you react to movies: http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/19/14949798/dolby-labs-biosensors-eeg-brain-heart-rate-movie-tv-reactions
    • 64 channel EEG hat to measure brain activity, watch to measure heart rate and galvanic skin response (sweat)
    • Thermal camera was pointed at the test subject
    • They want to “better understand the human experience” of TV watching
    • This research could help creators make movies tailored to how the human body enjoys to watch movies
    • Similar to Netflix using eye tracking to rework their interface

 

 

 

  • New feature for Amazon Prime users lets you get style advice: http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/17/14961636/amazon-outfit-compare-feature-judge-your-clothing-rating-prime
    • You can upload two photos of yourself wearing two different outfits, and the system will tell you which one is better
    • Scoring: “Definitely Pick This One!” to “We Like This Better” to “It Was A Close Call.”
    • Pictures need to be from head to toe
    • Amazon says that the results take into account fit, color, style, and current trends
    • Supposedly the app “is powered by a team of fashion specialists”
      • Probably an AI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alex Bulanov

I have always been passionate about technology! My parents used to say that I was born with a hammer in my hand (Russian saying). I make up half of the New and Improved team, along with my good friend Zach.

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