Since the IO6 update on my iPhone 4S, Siri’s been working much better in Canada.
Still, using voice to interact with a device is crude. Not feasible in many noisy or crowded environments.
Forget voice controls as the future of TV. Instead, it will be all about your eyes. The technology already exists, and it was built by three young men in a garage. In their spare time.
PredictGaze is software that turns the camera on ordinary computing devices into a sophisticated eye-tracking technology.
Reading a book on your iPad and want to turn the page? Just look down at the bottom right-hand corner.
Watching a smart TV and want to see what’s on the other channel? Direct your gaze at a corner of the screen.
Reading a long article on your iPhone? The story will scroll down as your eye moves down the page. You can even play “Pong” using only your eyes to zip your paddle back and forward.
None of this requires any special equipment, and it works in changing light conditions, from a distance of 12 feet, and on shaky handheld devices that are constantly on the move. …
Here’s one of a number of demo videos via that link.
Click PLAY or watch Muting music with a “shush” gesture on YouTube.
I can hardly wait.
Aakash Jain, Abhilekh Agarwal, and Saurav Kumar met a couple of years ago at Cornell University.
All are in their mid-20s, have to maintain full-time jobs because they’re all from India and in the US on non-immigrant work visas …
The kind of people many Republicans blame for stealing American jobs. The kind of entrepreneurs who might found one of the next great American companies.