Tag Archives: Technology

Advanced facial recognition technology | Marios Savvides

Facial recognition technology already works better than in the movie Minority Report, identifying an iris at an angle and a distance of up to 12 metres. Marios Savvides explains the work being done by his team at Carnegie Mellon, including AI that can infer from a masked person’s eyes what the rest of their face looks like.


Science, The New Religion?

“A New American Divinity – Part I: Scientism” by Noelle Garnier (The National Pulse)

As I read this article I couldn’t help but think of one of my favorite essays by Neil Postman called “Science and the Story We Need.”

God is dead, Nietzsche said before he went insane. He may have meant gods are dead. If he did, he was wrong. In this century, new gods have rushed in to replace the old but most have had no staying power.

But in the end, science does not provide the answers most of us require. Its story of our origins and of our end is, to say the least, unsatisfactory.

Into the breach has come still another contender—the offspring of the science-god—the great god of technology.