Archive for the ‘computer vision’ Category

Reconstructing the World With Flickr

As of September 2010, Flicker hosted 5 billion images with 3,000 uploaded each minute.  Facebook hosts even more.
These massive photo sharing systems provide an ever growing imagery dataset that could be used to reconstruct real world scenes in 3D.  In recent years, researchers have been processing images from these sites using computer vision techniques to […]

Digital Media and Technology Trends for 2011

In 2010, we witnessed a number of important developments in the world of digital media and technology.  The iPad became the first commercially successful tablet, a new type of computer security threat appeared, and Facebook grew to over 500 million users, just to name a few.   As 2011 arrives, here are trends I will […]

Register for “The Augmented Reality Event” (ARE), Discounts Available

Please join me at one of the first events completely dedicated to the business of Augmented Reality: The Augmented Reality Event, presented by Qualcomm, taking place June 2-3, 2010  at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley.
Conference highlights include keynotes by Bruce Sterling and Will Wright among others.  On Thursday I will be giving […]

The Reality of Augmented Reality

In 2009 augmented reality technology (AR) became mainstream. Though it has been under development for over four decades, in the past year it was prominently featured in major ad campaigns and was on the cover of Esquire. Concurrently, Layar, Wikitude, and a number of AR applications were released for mobile phones.  The future […]

Live Concerts in Your Hand: Big Boi and Blink-182 in Augmented Reality

Recently, Doritos began an innovative campaign, Doritos Late Night, in which you can use a webcam and a bag of chips to see a concert appear in your hands. Bags of Doritos have been printed with a computer vision tracking marker which the webcam detects and uses to render a pre-recorded 3D concert. […]

Quividi: Smart Signage

As advertisers increasingly use digital signage, there will be a demand for detailed audience data akin to what is delivered by web analytics systems. Quividi has developed a camera based solution for measuring impressions, watcher counts, and attention time for ads shown on displays inside stores, on sidewalks, and in other out of home locations. […]

Microsoft Tag: Hyperlinks in the Real World

Microsoft Research has developed an excellent system for creating mobile readable tags which encode URL’s.  Called Microsoft Tag, it can function as an interesting alternative to short codes.  The technology and its applications are explained in this video.

Microsoft Tag has recently become publicly available at http://tag.microsoft.com/.  Visit http://gettag.mobi/ to obtain a reader for most camera […]


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