Tag Archives: Guardian (newspaper)

Another facial recognition tech fail



Hilarious AI fail

“Robot shelf-stack fail suggests they won’t take our jobs just yet” by HAL 90210


More hilarious news stories about tech fails:


Onya Hal!


Classmates could see that they are really sisters

This amazing true crime story shows the utility of visual recognition of family resemblance, by children and adults, as a forensic tool. What was it about the way the sisters look that gave the clue that one was the missing sibling stolen as a newborn from a South African maternity hospital? Facial resemblance? The way they moved? Their expressions? Body shape? All of the above?



Two interesting articles about the experience of developmental prosopagnosia

Kate Szell  Face blindness – when you can’t recognise a familiar face. Guardian. November 23rd 2014.



Alexa Tsoulis-Reay What It’s Like to Be Profoundly Face-Blind. Science of Us. NYMag.com July 9th 2015.


Would super-recognition be relevant to performance as a radiologist?

Costandi, Mo (2011) Doctors diagnose diseases as if recognising objects. Neurophilosophy. guardian.co.uk December 20th 2011. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/neurophilosophy/2011/dec/20/1

Melo M , Scarpin DJ , Amaro E Jr, Passos RBD , Sato JR , et al. (2011) How Doctors Generate Diagnostic Hypotheses: A Study of Radiological Diagnosis with Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. PLoS ONE 6(12): e28752. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028752 http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0028752


Mo Costandi worth reading

I find that the tweets of the UK science writer Mo Costandi are more worthwhile than most, as is his science blog at the Guardian newspaper.

blog by Mo Costandi

by Mo Costandi