I was reading about the proposed ban on Google Glass while driving. That got me thinking: If Google Glass were to use its camera to motion track the live video stream of “nodders” at the wheel in cars, it suddenly becomes a must have driving aid. I guess it won’t take complex AI to then either make a judgement call on alerting a) the driver, or b) in extreme cases, the authorities.
Although (b) brings a big brother scenario to mind, I’d rather live with it, than have an unsafe driver at the wheel. In a similar vein, the use of AI and AR is already in the hard science fiction novel: The Dirrogate: Memories with Maya. Your thoughts?…
Memories With Maya is a novella that explores what Augmented Intelligence will bring to the world, society and personal relationships in particular.
The story is a first person narrative from the POV of Dan, the protagonist. The plot is heavily grounded in Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and touches on the subjects of Transhumanism and Posthumans. As this is a fiction narrative, focus is on personal relationships in a rapidly evolving technology driven world.
Memories With Maya – Back Cover Blurb:
Film/Game Convergence: The Future of Cinematography
‘Let there be light,’ said the Cgi-God, and there was light…and God Rays.
Film Festivals are evolving for the better:
It is very encouraging to see Film Festivals in Asia and the MiddleEast evolve into mature collaborative environments for the film fraternity, rather than just hot-spots for Celebrity spotting. The previous trend at regional film festivals was to boast bagging rights to strut a big name Hollywood star on the red-carpet.
AbuDhabi Film Festival 2012, broke this mould by offering a series of workshops, free of cost, to regional film makers and students of media and film institutions.