Tag Archives: Technology

No they aren’t the same actress.

I’m not the only person to wonder if the older and younger actors in the latest Trivago ad might be the same actor altered with makeup etc. It appears that the actors are in fact Charlotte Weston and the Australian actor Gabrielle Miller. Was any kind of face-matching technology or expertise used by an actor’s agency to deliberately find an older actor who looks a lot like Ms Miller?

Wikipedia lists performance artist, tap dancer, mime and puppeteer as talents of Ms Miller, on top of her famous work in advertising. I think that is a remarkable committment to annoying the general public.

 

Was a facial recognition technology failure behind yesterday’s Australian Border Force debacle at Australian airports?

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/was-australia-at-risk-while-automated-immigration-systems-were-down-at-airports-across-the-country

Not so SmartGate!

Hilarious AI fail

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

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/15/robot-boston-dynamics-take-our-jobs-viral-video

More hilarious news stories about tech fails:

https://www.theguardian.com/profile/hal-90210

Onya Hal!