Slow food notes April 18

first_imgAs we glide gently through the Spring season, Slow Food, thankfully, will keep us posted on many of the activities that are on in the region. Here is the latest list of activities from Gortbrack in Kerry.It certainly steps outside the scope of just ‘food’ but hopefully you’ll find it of interest.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A little bit farther afield than usual but surely worth it if you come back armed with the skills needed to set up your own organic garden!Gortbrack Organic Farm will host an Organic gardening courses on Saturday mornings, at 20 euro per morning – no need to book – just join them anytime and bring wellies/raincoat. See for more.International Grandmother’s DayYou’ve no doubt heard of Mother’s Day and of course Fathers day for the dads out there, but what about Grandmother’s Day?Don’t worry, it’s not just another contrived reason to buy cards and flowers.Grandmothers Day, April 24, is a chance to acknowledge all the amazing things grandmothers have done for us. The SlowFood movement, involved as it is in celebrating time-honoured food craftmanship, ingredients, recipes and the much-needed conviviality which brings it all together, would like to play its part in celebrating International Grandmothers Day.As such, SlowFood Limerick and Region has a special request to ask of members and non-members alike. We would like to compile a special resource, based on the theme International Grandmothers Day. We are looking for:• food tips•family recipes passed down from generation to generation• old methods of food storage and preparation• foods your granny prepared for feast days and holidays• techniques for cooking cheap cuts of meat• seasonal treats eg jams,chutneys,relishes etc• growing your own ingredientsIt doesn’t matter if your granny wasn’t especially interested in cooking or even if you don’t have a granny.Perhaps you have a neighbour who is like a granny to you.Maybe you are a granny yourself. Maybe someone elses granny has inspired you to cook. As long as there is a granny in there somewhere, we want to hear from you!You can send us as many ideas as you like, the more the better, in fact, we hope to publish all your suggestions in the Limerick Post in time for International Grannys Day, as a resource for you to use for many years and who knows, maybe you will learn a tip to pass on to your own grandchildren. Get your entries in soon, April 24th is just around the corner!You can submit your ideas to [email protected] or, as your granny would have done, to:SLOWFOOD GRANNY’S DAY,Limerick Post, 97,Henry Street. Twitter Advertisement Print NewsSlow food notes April 18By admin – April 17, 2009 584 Facebookcenter_img Linkedin Email WhatsApp Previous articleTime tunnel show for CeciliansNext articleAlfa Romeo Brera’s turbo petrol engine adminlast_img read more

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Circumstances that color our perception

first_imgDozens of Harvard faculty and students gathered at Emerson Hall on Feb. 23 to ponder the nature of perception with Ned Block, the Silver Professor of Philosophy, Psychology and Neural Science at New York University (NYU) and one of the country’s leading thinkers on consciousness.Block’s lecture, “How Empirical Facts About Attention Transform Traditional Philosophical Debates About the Nature of Perception,” explored prevailing notions of perception by looking at how we see and pay attention to objects we encounter. As the title indicated, the lecture was peppered with evidence from experiments, some of which he asked members of the audience to try themselves.The address also marked the resurrection of the William James Lectures, a long-running series of talks in the 20th century that featured such well-known intellectuals as Bertrand Russell and John Dewey. Discontinued in the 1980s, the series has now been revived by Harvard’s Department of Philosophy.Block appropriately began his lecture with a quote on the nature of attention from the renowned Harvard philosopher and psychologist after whom the series is named.“As we rightly perceive and name the same color under various lights, the same sound at various distances,” wrote William James in “The Principles of Psychology” (1890), “so we seem to make an analogous sort of allowance for the varying amounts of attention with which objects are viewed. And whatever changes of feeling the attention may bring, we charge, as it were, to the attention’s account, and still perceive and conceive of the object as the same.”Block said that James’ understanding of perception was, in some ways, a precursor of Block’s own view, which he called “mental paint.” He explained that this notion of consciousness emphasizes the ways in which one is aware of things, rather than whether the things are themselves representations of our own inner worlds or objectively perceived. In other words, the color red that you see may or may not be the color red that I see, depending on the circumstances of perception.Block contrasted mental paint with the idea of perception forwarded by the direct realists. These thinkers, he said, contend that the objects we see are the product of “direct awareness.” In other words, the red you see really is the red I see. Moreover, a direct realist would say that there is no such thing as an illusion. To illustrate this point, Block showed the audience a picture of a pencil partially immersed in water. For a direct realist, Block said, even the light refraction that makes the pencil looks bent is not an illusion, because our association is to something real.“What you’re aware of is the similarity between the pencil in the water and a bent pencil,” he said. “What’s illusory is just the cognition to the effect that the pencil is bent. There’s no illusion in the perception.” Block said that this distinction amounted to little more than semantics. At some level, the viewer must still decide what is real and what is an illusion when he or she looks at the pencil in the glass, which undermines claims of a one-size-fits-all perception.Block also took on the idea of perception advanced by representationalists, philosophers who claim that what we see is a representation of our own unique inner reality. In this view, the red you see is not the red I see. The color you perceive is determined by the idea that you have in your mind, not by any objective quality of the object itself.“The phenomenal character of perceptual experience is constituted by or is determined by the representational content of perception,” Block explained. Block found this notion of consciousness lacking as well. He said that representationalism was “too vague.” Moreover, Block asserted that representationalists had perception backward, and that the experience of an object — seeing a fire hydrant, touching a glass — is what determines the idea we have in our mind.To help the crowd at Emerson understand the mental-paint approach to consciousness, Block recreated an experiment first carried out by his colleague Marisa Carrasco, professor of psychology and neural science at NYU. On a screen at the head of the classroom, he projected an image with three aspects. In the middle was a dot. On either side of the dot were identical images of differing contrast. The image on the left was a 22 percent contrast patch. The image on the right was 28 percent.Block asked the audience members to aim their gaze at the dot in the middle of the screen, but to attend to the image on the left. When they did, the members of the crowd discovered that the low-contrast patch looked identical to the high-contrast one. In other words, the way you pay attention to an object determines how you experience it. Perception is therefore neither objective and unchanging, as the direct realists content, nor entirely a product of inner experience, as the representationalists contend.“There is a third way to think about perception,” he said. “Experience and experiment can influence the way we understand how we see.”Block’s talk was well-received by the audience, and yielded to a vigorous question-and-answer session. Many in the standing-room-only crowd likely will return to Emerson 305 for the final three lectures in the series, “Rich Perception, Sparse Cognition” (March 1), “Unconscious vs. Preconscious” (March 8), and “Is Conscious Perception More Fine Grained than Attention and Perceptual Belief?” (March 20).last_img read more

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Joint promotional activities of the CNTB and the Tourist Board of the Istrian County

first_imgAt the coordination meeting of the Croatian Tourist Board and representatives of the Istrian County Tourist Boards, the CNTB’s promotional activities in 2020 were presented, and joint promotional activities to be carried out in cooperation with the Istrian County Tourist Boards were discussed. “We all have to do our best to enter the main part of the season as ready as possible” he pointed out Staničić, emphasizing that it is very useful in these circumstances to exchange information because only in this way can we respond to current challenges. Regarding the capacity utilization in Istria, Director of the Istria County Tourist Board Denis Ivošević He pointed out that at the moment, according to e-visitor data, there are about 65.000 guests in Istria and that private accommodation, camps and small family hotels are equally filled. “We all have to do our best to enter the main part of the season as ready as possible,” he pointed out Staničić, emphasizing that it is very useful in these circumstances to exchange information because only in this way can we respond to current challenges. CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić pointed out that during the pandemic, the CNTB created campaigns and maintained the visibility of Croatia through the media and social networks, which enabled a certain tourist traffic to be realized even at this time. In accordance with the dynamics of the gradual opening of borders, the activities of this campaign were carried out towards markets that are easily accessible and have a similar epidemiological situation. “Many airlines will start operating in July and August, including Pula Airport, which will intensify tourist traffic in Istria, but also affect the extension of the tourist season.”, Stanicic added.center_img He added that the CNTB systematized all important information and instructions on its official website and participated in the creation of the EnterCroatia application, and that key partners and tourists were informed through the CNTB offices. He mentioned that a lot is being done to restart the airline. Finally, let’s say that she attended the meeting and Assistant at the Ministry of Tourism Monika Udovicic, who emphasized that the Ministry was extremely sensitive to private renters, reduced the sojourn tax and tourist membership fee, which proved to be good, because according to the results in Istria, guests obviously felt much better in private accommodation. ATTACHMENT: Information for tourists on ENGLISH LANGUAGE / Coronavirus 2019-nCoV Q&Alast_img read more

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Djokovic urges ‘support’ for line judge after trolling

first_imgProminent members of the tennis community said there was no doubt that Djokovic, who was playing Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta in the last 16, had to be disqualified.The United States Tennis Association said he was defaulted under the Grand Slam rules for “intentionally hitting a ball dangerously or recklessly within the court or hitting a ball with negligent disregard of the consequences”. Novak Djokovic urged his fans to be “supportive and caring” of the line judge at the center of his US Open default row after she was attacked by online trolls.Djokovic said the official, who was hit in the throat by a ball bashed away in anger by the world number one, had “done nothing wrong at all”.Some critics on social media accused the line judge, who fell to the ground and appeared to have trouble breathing, of exaggerating the extent of her injury. Topics :center_img “Please also remember the linesperson that was hit by the ball last night needs our community’s support too,” the 33-year-old Serb tweeted on Monday.”She’s done nothing wrong at all. I ask you to stay especially supportive and caring to her during this time.”Djokovic was disqualified because of the incident as he missed the chance to win his 18th Grand Slam title and close the gap on Rafael Nadal (19) and Roger Federer (20).He later said he was “extremely sorry” for causing the accident and said he had apologized to US Open organizers for his “behavior”.last_img read more

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Arsenal finally European champions… for matchday revenue

first_img4. Old Trafford (Manchester United): 1145. Stamford Bridge (Chelsea): 93.16. Allianz Arena (Bayern Munich): 89.87. Parc des Princes (Paris Saint-Germain): 788. Anfield (Liverpool): 759. Etihad Stadium (Manchester City): 5710. Signal Iduna Park (Borussia Dortmund): 54.2 Paris, France | AFP | Arsenal have never won the European Champions League but they reign over the continent when it comes to matchday revenue, with takings at their Emirates Stadium greater than anywhere else in Europe.Their 60,000-capacity ground in north London, opened in 2006, generated 132 million euros (£116 million, $148 million) in the 2014-15 season from ticket sales and fan spending, according to a study by Deloitte.That is the equivalent of 30 percent of their total annual income and puts them just ahead of Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu, with its capacity of over 80,000, which generated 129.8 million euros in the same season.Of the 10 most profitable stadiums in terms of matchday revenue, five are in the English Premier League, two in Spain, two in Germany and one in France.The 10 most profitable stadiums in Europe (based on matchday revenue in 2014-15 season, according to Deloitte study)1. Emirates Stadium (Arsenal): 132 million euros2. Santiago Bernabeu (Real Madrid): 129.83. Camp Nou (Barcelona): 116.9 Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Bantam Reps blasts Revelstoke to finish third at Nelson Minor Hockey Rep Tournament

first_imgThe  Bantam Leafs were a little upset the team failed to qualify for the gold medal game during the annual Nelson Minor Hockey Bantam Rep tournament at the NDCC Arena.So the Leafs took it out on Revelstoke.Justin Podgorenko and Amit Bhabra each scored twice as Nelson blasted Revelstoke 7-1 in the bronze medal game Sunday.Matthew Brind’Amour, Sawyer Hunt and Micah May added singles as the host club scored early and often.Greg Markholm was in goal to register the win for Nelson.Nelson finished the preliminary round with a 2-0-1 record. Despite not playing Elk Valley, the East Kootenay squad finished ahead of the Leafs in the pool with three wins, advancing to the final against Creston.Elk Valley had no trouble capturing the championship, bouncing Creston 6-2.Nelson opened the tourney with a 4-0 shutout of Revelstoke. Nolan Percival, May, Bhabra and Brind’Amour scored for the winners.Jesse Beauvais earned the shutout for Nelson.The Reps then needed a late goal by Hunt to grab a 3-3 tie against Creston.Jacob Shukin and Percival also scored for Nelson in support of goalie Markholm.In the final game of a three-game Saturday, Nelson dumped Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4-1.Percival, Jayden Maida and Shukin, with a pair, scored for the Reps.Nelson travels to Westside near Kelowna for a tournament.The Reps face Kelowna, Nanaimo and Merritt in the preliminary round.REP NOTES: The Bantams were missing Nolan Renwick and Keaton Roch for the weekend due to injury. The coaching staff also saw star center Nolan Percival missed the playoff match due to [email protected]last_img read more

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South Africa, Australia to share SKA?

first_img5 April 2012 A decision on the site of the Square Kilometre Array has been delayed to allow a scientific working group to explore ways of maximising investments already made by rival bidders South Africa and Australia-New Zealand – raising the possibility that the hosting of the world’s biggest radio telescope could be shared. South Africa, allied with eight other African countries, is competing against Australia (allied with New Zealand) to host the €1.5-billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA), an instrument 50-100 times more sensitive and 10 000 times faster than any radio imaging telescope yet built. The international SKA organisation members met in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on Tuesday to discuss a report and recommendation by an advisory committee on which site was thought to be technically superior, along with commentary made by the SKA board of directors at a meeting in Manchester, England last month.SA site tipped as technically superior Unconfirmed media reports have tipped South Africa as the site technically favoured, but the members made no comment on this. Instead, the SKA board, after a follow-up meeting on Thursday, said in a statement that the members “wished to move ahead with the site selection process, and recognised that it is desirable to maintain an inclusive approach to SKA. “They noted that it is important to maximise the value from the investments made by both candidate host regions. They therefore agreed to set up a small scientific working group to explore possible implementation options that would achieve this. “This working group will report back to the members at a meeting in mid-May; its report will provide additional information to facilitate the site decision for SKA.” South Africa’s science and technology minister, Naledi Pandor, expressed disappointment at the delay, saying in a statement: “I hope that the SKA organisation will make a decision in the first half of 2012 and that the decision will reflect the best scientific outcome. “We believe we have an excellent site at which exciting science will be done,” Pandor said. “We in Africa are ready to host the SKA.”Massive impact on skills development in science More than 70 institutes in 20 countries, together with industry partners, are participating in the scientific and technical design of the SKA telescope, which will be located either in Australia and New Zealand or in southern Africa extending to the Indian Ocean Islands. Construction is likely to start in 2016 and take place in phases over several years, with completion by about 2022. The design, construction and operation of the telescope will have a potentially massive impact on skills development in science, engineering and associated industries, not only in the host countries but in all project partner countries. The SKA project will drive technology development in antennas, fibre networks, signal processing, and software and computing, with spin-off innovations in these areas set to benefit other systems that process large volumes of data.MeerKAT: world-class in its own right South Africa is currently building a 64-dish precursor instrument for the SKA, the Karoo Array Telescope (also known as the MeerKAT) which, regardless of whether South Africa wins the SKA bid, will be a powerful scientific instrument in its own right – as will Australia’s SKA precursor, the 36-dish Pathfinder, which is currently under construction. The MeerKAT is being built adjacent to the site proposed for the SKA, in a radio astronomy reserve near the small town of Carnarvon in the Northern Cape, where it is due to be commissioned in 2014/15. An engineering test bed of seven dishes, called the KAT-7, is already complete. In the process of building the MeerKAT, South African engineers are already working on some of the SKA’s technological building blocks – such as a prototype dish antenna that combines new materials with innovative design processes to meet the SKA’s exacting precision, durability and cost criteria. The MeerKAT will be the most sensitive centimetre-wavelength radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, and astronomers from around the world are already queuing up to use it.KAT-7: proof of SA’s abilities The MeerKAT scientists are fully embedded in the international SKA project, participating in technical committees and working groups set up by the SKA project development office. In South Africa, the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory and the South African Astronomical Observatory are participating in the MeerKAT project, while researchers and students at many universities in South Africa and the rest of Africa are also actively participating. Last month, the SKA South Africa project office announced that the KAT-7, a seven-dish precursor to the MeerKAT, had produced the first atomic hydrogen spectral line images of a nearby galaxy. SKA South Africa director Dr Bernie Fanaroff said the KAT-7’s latest results “have given us confidence that we know how to build a cutting-edge radio telescope in Africa to answer some of the fundamental questions in radio astronomy”. According the Fanaroff, a large proportion of the science planned for the SKA – and the MeerKAT – involves mapping the universe using neutral hydrogen. “Our team in the SKA South Africa project and universities has again shown that they can deliver cutting-edge technology and do excellent science on a very tight schedule,” Fanaroff said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Developer Plans Largest Net-Zero-Ready Community in U.S.

first_imgA Texas-based real estate developer hopes to break ground late next year on a 4,500-unit net-zero-ready community in Fort Collins, Colorado. It would be the largest development of its kind in the U.S. Every house in the development would be built to meet certification requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home program. Houses will have to satisfy a number of water- and energy-efficiency benchmarks and indoor air quality standards. The developer of the project, called Montava, is HF2M, a privately held real estate development company based in Round Rock, Texas. Montava would be built on 860 acres of undeveloped land just a few miles from downtown Fort Collins.RELATED ARTICLESTo Net Zero and BeyondA New Guide for Net Zero BuildersEvery New Home Should be Zero-Energy ReadyEnergy Star Version 3Affordable-Home Development Uses Net-Zero Prefabs Max Moss, HF2M’s Colorado president, said in a telephone call that Montava could take up to 25 years to complete. When finished, the development would include a 40-acre organic farm, its own school system, a regional park developed in conjunction with Fort Collins, and retail shops and restaurants. “Everything we’re doing is being done somewhere well, but it’s not being done in one place,” Moss said. “And that’s what’s unique about this project. It’s pretty exciting.” Key to the project is an approach to community planning called “new urbanism” that is designed to minimize suburban sprawl and lighten the environmental impact of development. For that, Montava will draw on the experience of DPZ, a planning firm with dozens of large projects to its credit. Moss said the project will feel nothing like a typical suburban housing development. “It’s going to be a very craftsman-feel community that is really focused and oriented toward pedestrians and people and not cars,” he said. “We’re pulling houses closer to the street, [there will be] sidewalks, front porches and a wide variety of housing types — like we used to build into communities 50 years ago.” If all goes well — and there are still significant hurdles to clear — HF2 M could start building by the third quarter of 2019. Two builders will be involved The developer will draw on the construction experience of two firms, Mandalay Homes and Thrive Home Builders, both of which focus on energy-efficient designs. Mandalay builds only zero energy ready homes, says the company’s chief technology officer, Geoff Ferrell. The Arizona-based company produced 208 of them last year, and it has a sizeable zero energy ready development of its own in the works — a 2,900-unit project called Jasper in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Ferrell said Moss approached the company because of its involvement in the Zero Energy Ready Homes program and asked whether its approach to building houses could be scaled up for an entire community. “Can it be applied to commercial buildings, or farms, or community centers?” Ferrell said. “And how can you take that concept and move it beyond the lot lines and take it to very aspect of the community?” Ferrell said HF2M’s proposal amounts to building a sustainable community from the ground up, and it would demonstrate how light an environmental footprint is possible in a development of that size. Mandalay Homes began its conversion to a zero-energy-ready-only business model after its owner, Dave Everson, was asked by the City of Phoenix to complete some abandoned residential projects, what Ferrell called “zombie neighborhoods.” In time, the company moved completely into the realm of high-efficiency construction. At first, it cost the company $4.50 to $6 per square foot more to build a house that would earn a HERS rating of 50 when compared to a house that simply met current codes. Today, Ferrell said, Mandalay can build a house with a HERS rating of 46 or 47 for almost the same cost as a house built to the Energy Star standard. “We don’t do anything exotic,” he said. “We’re not reinventing wheels here. We’re taking products off the shelf — better insulation, better HVAC equipment, better ventilation equipment.” He said the company’s marketing strategy is to emphasize the money that prospective owners will be able to save every month, which translates into more money to spend on amenities. “When you don’t make people choose between granite [counters] and energy efficiency, that’s a really powerful proposition,” he said. “Our goal has been to drive the cost of our houses down to the point where we can just offer [a low HERS score] as standard. We don’t offer optional energy anything. Our home comes the way it comes.” Embracing community values Moss said the thinking behind the Montava community evolved in part because of the city’s stated desire to develop housing on the property that was energy- and water-efficient and incorporated some type of agriculture. A master plan submitted to the city late last year cited the developer’s “early engagement” with city officials, local utility, and adjacent landowners and noted a week-long design charette had covered a variety of issues. “Many of those values the city cares about we have found mechanisms to accomplish,” he said. “We have great farming partners, builders who build zero-ready homes, and a great plan put together by DPZ. It’s many things coming together in a really neat way that enables something that isn’t being done anywhere else in the country.” He said Montava would include a broad swath of housing types and price ranges, from “tiny homes” all the way to large, custom-built houses. “But the bulk of what you have to deliver is what the market is crying out for,” he added. “Our challenge is not to build something and hope people buy. It’s to build what the market wants.” At least one big roadblock remains One potentially serious threat to the project is a delay by the Fort Collins City Council to approve a funding mechanism that would help developers pay for streets and waterlines. According to an article in The Coloradoan, the council earlier this month decided to delay a decision on sending a measure creating a metro district in the area to voters. Some councilors were concerned about how a metro district would affect plans for affordable housing. Once metro districts are created, residents pay higher taxes until public improvements are paid off. HF2M has asked that the metro district pay $203 million out of an estimated $325 million needed for infrastructure construction, the newspaper said, which would increase property taxes by an estimated $2,000 for a median-priced house until the debt is paid off. If the council’s delay pushes a city vote to November 2019, the project “absolutely” would be in trouble, Moss said. “Every substantial development in Colorado has a metro district for a reason,” he told the newspaper. “It’s not because of greedy developers. It’s because of the risk of residential development and the way they’re financed. They can’t be done without them. It’s just that simple.” The council is scheduled to take up the issue again later this month.last_img read more

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With AI, High Speed Facial Recognition Is Here

first_imgRelated Posts Frank Landman China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Frank is a freelance journalist who has worked in various editorial capacities for over 10 years. He covers trends in technology as they relate to business. Facial recognition technology is old news. It’s widespread enough to be in every iPhone 10 and it tags our pictures on Facebook. Most facial recognition tech works from a fairly narrow range of options, though – limited possibilities of who might be in a picture or who a device belongs to. What’s new in facial recognition is high speed processing and the ability to use AI to identify individuals from an enormous pool of possibilities.The Recognition RevolutionChina has been in the news recently for the country’s use of facial recognition technology in Xinjiang province. Located near the border and home to a large number of Uighur minorities, the technology aims to identify people on state watch lists who might be roaming the city. Such surveillance is unfortunately unsurprising in China, where the government restricts internet access and public discourse to an extreme degree, but it also suggests exactly what’s possible – and it could be coming your way.Technical FoundationsSeveral different technological improvements serve as the foundation for AI-driven facial recognition, the first of which is higher quality video. Unsurprisingly, old video is notoriously hard to analyze since it’s pixelated and poorly defined. Modern CCTV cameras, though, provide a minimum 1080P HD video for surveillance footage that looks as good as your favorite television show.Kapil Dhingra, founder of AI platform Pixmettle said “The other major technological improvement supporting facial recognition in surveillance is AI and machine learning. At this point, facial recognition tech doesn’t just scan through a database for potential matches, but can actually learn how to group and efficiently eliminate whole swaths of faces from consideration. It can identify gender and racial markers, color, and more. The problem is, they still aren’t precise – facial recognition isn’t DNA or fingerprinting – and it comes with certain risks.”Actionable ApplicationsOf all the potential real time applications of facial recognition technology, one of the leading contenders in the US right now is as part of police body cameras. Advocates for this technology suggest it could help officers identify suspects more easily based on database information, and consider it a natural extension of the push for body cameras by antiviolence activists. Opponents, on the other hand, suggest that such technology could be used to justify poor judgment and increase violence towards minorities.A less dramatic use of facial recognition technology, and one more in line with current capacities, recommends employing it as part of business identification and verification strategies. The designers of, for example, hope that their software will make it easier for fintech and e-learning groups to verify users, adding to a multi-key process by combining facial data with passwords and challenge questions. As multifactor authorization becomes the norm, why not use something as unchanging as a user’s face?The more cameras populate our normal environments, the more likely big data companies will draw on them for data – to identify not just how many people walk by an advertisement, for example, but who those individuals are. Companies can identify how often someone comes to a physical storefront, even if they pay in cash. Video data becomes actionable in new and increasingly personal ways.So, do businesses or the government know where you are? Maybe not – but don’t discount the possibility. Computers could be watching you soon.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Themlast_img read more

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How to Create A Time-lapse Dolly Zoom

first_imgWhen dolly zoom meets timelapse you get the following cool effect – created with a tripod!You don’t have to be a photography expert to shoot time-lapse video, all you need is a camera, tripod, and some time. A quick search on Vimeo will yield hundreds of different time-lapse tutorials, but none quite like the following tutorial created by Eric Stemen of Ocean Llama.The tutorial demonstrates how to create a time-lapse dolly zoom – a shot made famous by Hitchcock in Vertigo. To create this effect you will need a:CameraZoom LensTripodFollow-Focus (Recommended)It should be noted that in order to do this technique your camera needs to have a “guide frames” function. If your camera doesn’t have guide frames you could probably just get away with putting a small dry erase dot on your LCD screen. As with any shoot, make sure you have plenty of cards and batteries!Eric said that he used the warp stabilizers in After Effects to stabilize his final video and it seems to have made all the difference. If you’re a photographer and are not familiar with After Effects, check out our tracking lesson from our Adobe After Effects Fundamentals Course.This video technique was first shared by Eric Stemen from Ocean Llama. You can check out more time-lapse tutorials on Ocean Llama’s website. Thanks for sharing Eric!Have any tips for shooting time-lapse? Have any examples you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

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