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AI makes a spectacle of itself

by on02 September 2020

Forces you to pay attention to important stuff

A new set of AI powered smart glasses monitor what you’re looking at and nudge you to pay attention to the important stuff -- such as that bloke coming at you with an axe.

Auctify  is flogging the glasses which are called Specs. They launch on Indiegogo and they have a camera built into the frame of Specs uses machine learning to identify what you’re looking at, whether that’s a laptop, book, or a human being. It records this data and sends it to a connected app where users can take action in a number of ways.

If you’re casual, you can simply get a breakdown of how you’ve spent each day, with colorful pie charts recording how many of the finite minutes of your life you’ve wasted recently. If you want to be more proactive, you can set “focus sessions” for times when you want to concentrate on certain activities.

Specs can alert you when you’re looking at the wrong thing using visual and audio cues — either a light in the corner of your vision or a sound played through the glasses’ built-in speakers.

Auctify says the glasses come with companion apps for the web and your phone that will allow Specs to identify what websites or apps you’re using and feed that information into its tracking history.


Last modified on 02 September 2020
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