Today’s an important day for one of our projects. A little over a year ago, Dr. Bob Penner met with us at Natural Selection, Inc. and asked if we could help with an app that would assist him in figuring out which of his clothes go together. You see, he’s color blind. He can tell you some very funny stories that have resulted from his “color deficiency.” So with machine learning to determine how to label colors, expert rules on how colors go together based on different types of clothing, and an expert app programmer, today the Color Butler 2018 app has launched in the iPhone app store. It’s free so go download the app and check it out. Color blindness affects about 1 in 12 males (you might think higher!) and so it’s likely there’s someone you know who’d benefit from this app.
And, as a little side story, today is the first day that my music is published on the app store, and with me performing. I composed the theme song to the app, called Colors of Life. It plays during the tutorial. (You can turn it off if you like, but I’d rather you turn it up and enjoy it.) The track that is playing has me on all parts, including my dad’s old tenor sax. We do have a nicer recording with Jim Weiss recorded at Peter Sprague’s studio that we’ll be swapping in soon. But for now, you can listen to me… and I hope you do and I hope you enjoy it. We’ll have it on iTunes in the future in case you’d like to have your own copy.
Oh, and you can also watch for more info at www.colorbutler.com.read more
Congratulations to my brother Gary Fogel and colleague Enoch Liu for co-authoring the cover article of the Journal of Neurovirology! Way to go!!read more
I had the opportunity to perform an EffectCheck(R) sentiment analysis on Apple's recent letter to iPhone users, whose phones were slowed down during a software update. Click here to read the case study. (Jan 9, 2018)read more
Facebook will reportedly be using facial recognition to identify people in posted photos and notify them, unless they opt out. (Dec. 19, 2017)read more
Researchers at MIT Media Labs have developed a new technique for visual imaging that "increases its depth resolution 1,000-fold" with implications for self-driving cars, with potential to "see" through fog. (Dec. 21, 2017)read more
Researchers have used machine learning to find a new planet that is orbiting Kepler-90. The machine learning methods were used to search through the Kepler database, searching for patterns associated with evidence of a planet. (Dec. 14,2017)read more
The 2017 IEEE SSCI meeting, which I'm co-chairing with Piero Bonissone, is underway in Honolulu, Hawaii. With over 30 concurrent symposia covering all topics in computational intelligence, the meeting runs from Nov. 27 through Dec. 1. I'll have more updates during the...read more
University of Helsinki researchers are using neural networks to analyze EEG date from premature babies, giving doctors a better idea of a baby's brain development. (Oct. 27, 2017)read more
It's not a black belt, or even a brown belt, yet, but still this video of a robot learning to swing a nunchuck is interesting for what it portends. (Sep 25, 2017)read more
Using cameras and other sensors, researchers at University of Waterloo have developed an AI system that can determine if a driver is texting while driving. The machine learning system classifies hand movements to make its assessment. (Sep 8, 2017)read more