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De-blurring Obscured Online Images

September 20th, 2016

Episode 108 of 152 episodes

Researchers using the freely available Torch deep learning library can probably figure out who you are if there are other pictures of you online. Click hears from the researchers Vitaly Shmatikov and Richard McPherson. Games for Phones: Mobile Phones Distracting Africans Arun Babu from Deloitte discusses a recent survey that shows a surge in mobile phone use in Africa and that perhaps unsurprisingly Africans too are distracted by their phones – a third of African phone users check their phones every five minutes. Being There: Emotionally Sensitive Robots Hatice Gunes discusses whether robots will ever be truly sensitive to our emotions. Screen Machine: a Fascinating Telepresence Artwork at the Brighton Digital Festival Colin Grant reports on an exhibition in which audiences in different locations interact using a live system of chroma-key video mixers. (Photo caption: handout issued by the Polish police pixelated to conceal the identity of persons featured Jacek Bednarczyk/AFP/Getty Images) Click was presented by Bill Thompson with comments from Ghislaine Boddington Producer: Colin Grant

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