SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] "Gait code"
Re: [Sigia-l] "Gait code"
On 16/10/05 8:19 AM, "Listera" <listera_at_rcn.com> wrote:
> In my continuing quest to point out that machines are capable of contextual
> analysis, thereby obviating costly human input, whether it's categorization,
> password management or any number of soon-to-be archaic chores:
> "Researchers at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed
> a prototype of a cell phone that uses motion sensors to record a user's
> walking pattern of movement, or gait. The device then periodically checks to
> see that it is still in the possession of its legitimate owner, by measuring
> the current stride and comparing it against that stored in its memory."
So if I stub my toe and start limping, or am staggering about drunk, or
wearing a tight sari, my phone will pester me with password prompts?
Context is more than just the immediate data. Context is the circumstances
or events that form the environment within which something exists or takes
place, and help to explain the full meaning of that something.
So yes, the phone can detect a difference in some data, and can do some
interesting maths on it, but is it doing contextual analysis? No.
Continue with your quest if you want, but you might want to find some other
term to describe it.
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