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Using AI, Sensors to "Read" Minds

Posted April 21, 2018 12:00 AM by M-ReeD
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Have a person in your life that you just can’t seem to read? Audio tech company Dolby Laboratories may have a solution in the form of new technology that can be used to “uncover” that person’s thoughts and feelings.

Using a combination of artificial intelligence and sensors, Dolby has developed new technology that can determine a person’s thoughts and feelings based on the micro-movements of that person’s face.

Tracking such subtle changes as eye dilation and increased temp can be cues to suggest whether a person is lying or feeling violent. In some cases, these micro-movements can also reveal when one person has a crush on another person.

"We broadcast our emotions. We will know more about each other than we ever have," said Dolby Laboratories chief scientist, Poppy Crum.

A combination of these micro-movements and the chemicals released in a person’s breathing can reveal, according to researchers, these “hidden” feelings. The sensors combined with AI work together to read those cues and analyzes patterns in the context of feelings.

While such technology might present a number of privacy issues, the idea of reading a person’s mind is somewhat appealing, unless of course your particular brand on nonsense might inspire violent, potentially homicidal rage in others.

Best let that feeling remain a secret.

Would you like to be privy to what goes on in the minds of friends and family?

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04/21/2018 7:58 AM

Why would anyone willingly wear one of these things? If everyone wore one, chaos would surely ensue. Some things are better left unsaid, discretion is the better part of valor.

IMHO, bad idea.

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04/21/2018 11:09 PM

I agree! I have lots of thoughts that I'd rather not have known by anyone else.

Some of these are fully conscious thoughts. Just yesterday, I thought about posting a negative response to one of the blogs here on CR4, but then I decided to follow my mother's wise advice: "If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all."

Other thoughts suddenly come to mind without real conscious effort, such as when a sweet young thing between 1/4 and 1/3 my age suddenly appears, wearing tightly fitting and/or scanty apparel...

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04/22/2018 12:08 AM

It must still be winter up there in placerville, all the women down here dress that way every day.

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04/22/2018 12:32 AM

Ha! Well, it did snow on my blooming Dogwood trees (the traditional sign for the end of winter) just four days ago...

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04/22/2018 1:25 PM

Your mother's advice was sage.

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05/01/2018 9:22 AM

I agree. Luckily I doubt these things could really be that effective in determining emotions, unless they were ones anyone could pick up based on body language. Also, I think we've jumped the shark with AI. AI is not nearly as smart as people think. At least not yet.

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04/22/2018 12:13 AM

Magicians Alert ! Mind reading the old fashioned way is soon to be eclipsed.

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04/22/2018 4:55 AM

A boon to poor husbands that never were able to fathom their wives' minds.

With the technical gadgetry available around, and so many social groups active on Internet, hardly any conversation passes between spouses nowadays. With this advent, perhaps mind to mind transfer of feelings would become the order of the day, and silence would reign !

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