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Problem: translation tools such as Google Translate only do literal translations. (Just look at how confusing the automatic Bing translations from Chinese comments to English comments on Facebook are)
Potential solution idea of mine:
Language translation software that assigns a color shade on a spectrum to each word in said language - the color that most closely matches that one in the other language is the closest translation without being literal, because us humans mostly treat each word in a language as a sort of complex concept, set of axioms, idea, or an abstraction, Not a word=word definition. ( the user would not see the spectrum, only the input and output) For example the idea that arises when a person hears the word "traditional" leaves a different or varied "taste in mouth" to different people from various backgrounds. Even synonyms of a word have different connotations! This might be why some words sound cool to some people: marketing brand names or for example "renegade, raider, and elite" sound cool as toy Nerf dart gun names, but leave a variety of different concepts, connotations, or sort of (to be abstract) tastes as words to other people from other backgrounds, cultures, or languages. Written and spoken language definitions change constantly as time passes, so why not make a translation app that can keep up? Perhaps this technique might have many other uses outside of human language translation tools! Words are so very powerful! Think about it: in each sentence that we speak we communicate dozens of complicated and meaningful concepts and ideas in each and every word of that sentence! #languagetechnology    #translator #language   #words   #googletranslate   #idea   #app   #communication  
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Or perhaps much of it is rigged? From "Why Privacy Matters" (TED talk) :
"So in yet another experiment, this one with students, we asked them to provide information about their campus behavior, including pretty sensitive questions, such as this one. [Have you ever cheated in an exam?] Now to one group of subjects, we told them, "Only other students will see your answers." To another group of subjects, we told them, "Students and faculty will see your answers." Transparency. Notification. And sure enough, this worked, in the sense that the first group of subjects were much more likely to disclose than the second. It makes sense, right? But then we added the misdirection. We repeated the experiment with the same two groups, this time adding a delay between the time we told subjects how we would use their data and the time we actually started answering the questions. How long a delay do you think we had to add in order to nullify the inhibitory effect of knowing that faculty would see your answers? Ten minutes? Five minutes? One minute? How about 15 seconds? Fifteen seconds were sufficient to have the two groups disclose the same amount of information, as if the second group now no longer cares for faculty reading their answers."
This is very relevant to this video.
+Mike Rugnetta Link this comment to the video description maybe?
Can somebody please summarize this accurately and concisely?
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Thoughts on the Uncanny Valley effect in humanoid robotics
There seems to be a noticeable effect that when humanoid robots, (the robots that usually are designed to socially interact with us) look too human, they tend to become eerie. So very eerie looking. So why not solve this by making them have a Muppet like skin? Not necessarily as innocent and silly looking, but still. It seems logical that puppetry and robotics would combine, right? Wouldn't it be cheaper to have a robot with a more simplistic facial mechanics like a Muppet instead of a more human like facial mechanic structure? I know it seems rather straightforward, but...  #robotics   #android   #social   #muppets  
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Many robots are designed in exactly that way.  What I find the most interesting is how much a muppet can emote with just a head bob and a mouth move.  Check this video out to give you an idea of how robots might interact with us in the future. Guy Hoffman: Robots with "soul" 
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Ultra simple project: With a hobby knife, I removed the polarizing filter from a tiny photo viewer device, and attached it to a keyring to form a "magic monocle". This allows one to see the image displayed on the screen only through the "monocle" or glasses with a similar filter, at a certain angle. Any creative ideas on how to apply this to a fun or usefull arrangement? Think of the "monocle" as a physical key to the digital screen, which bears the password for something else. Or maybe a sort of steganography machine. My thought is that it could be used for a sort of ~high tech treasure hunt game? Any other creative ideas?   #hardwarehacking   #gameification  
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+Kevin Thomas the polarizing filter was obtained directly from the electronic photo holder itself. And those are some great ideas! I'll have to think of that more in depth.
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Almost finished with my first design in   #autodesk   #fusion360   #CAD  .  Now to just find a rendering program...
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An amazing TED talk that we should all take seriously.      #internet   #tedtalks   #privacyconcern  #nsa
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 I totally called it! I'm glad to see that the technology is headed in the direction of my Scroll PC Concept.   (There's 2 different links in this post) #engadget   #design   #computing  
http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/09/lg-roll-up-tvs-flexible-oled
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Idea: +Minuum Keyboard's ingenious keyboard software integrated with an accelerometer or gyroscope sensor based mouse app would be an amazing way to use a mobile device as a complete "magic wand" to control a PC or other devices! #makeithappen  
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Control an actual robot arm from your browser, and view the live video feed. This is so cool! #internetofthings‬   http://sidigital.co/sid
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 Cylindrical wings!  "...uses the magnus effect to produce lift, similar to a flettner rotor." Too cool.  #rc   #aircraft   #flight  #drone http://youtu.be/Ra8y6gGotwY   
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Interesting...I will have to find the original, full documentary on this. #sonoluminescence   #fusion   #scienceeveryday   #sound  
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An interesting point is that pistol shrimp already make bubbles similar to this naturally.
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