Aug 15 2023
Eye-tracking technology, Descript, AlterEgo, purple tomatoes and food apps
In this episode of Big Tech Little Tech, Shaun Weston and Rick Huckstep explore the use of eye-tracking technology in various industries, such as retail and automotive, and the potential security concerns associated with it. The conversation touches on companies like Palantir and its collection of eye data, as well as the positive applications of eye-tracking technology in medicine. Finally, what does eye-tracking have to do with gaming?
Also in the show, Rick shares his new passion for a video-editing tool called Descript, and Shaun introduces AlterEgo, a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface developed by MIT Media Lab. It enables humans to communicate with machines, artificial intelligence assistants, services, and other people without any voice or externally observable movements. There's also the wildfires in Portugal and the question of using mountain ice caps to balance out water levels. Episode 32 concludes with a quick quiz about the most downloaded food apps in the world.
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Find Shaun on LinkedIn and Rick on LinkedIn. Additional music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com, Beatoven.ai, and Alex-Productions at https://soundcloud.com/alexproductionsmusic.