Face-Recognizing Billboard Only Displays Ad To Women | TechCrunch
A London billboard has a camera that can determine the  sex of those looking at it, and, in this case, only shows a 40-second video to females. Males are shown a link to the advertiser’s website.


So, pretty soon we’ll be targeted more exactly, like a Kangol hat ad for me: because I walk by wearing a Kangol, or because their algorithm targets bald guys, or because they know it’s me, and that I own 5 Kangols.
Augmented reality is not just for people: machines — like this billboard — will share augmented reality with us.

via futuresagency:

Face-Recognizing Billboard Only Displays Ad To Women | TechCrunch

A London billboard has a camera that can determine the  sex of those looking at it, and, in this case, only shows a 40-second video to females. Males are shown a link to the advertiser’s website.

So, pretty soon we’ll be targeted more exactly, like a Kangol hat ad for me: because I walk by wearing a Kangol, or because their algorithm targets bald guys, or because they know it’s me, and that I own 5 Kangols.

Augmented reality is not just for people: machines — like this billboard — will share augmented reality with us.

via futuresagency:

(via futuresagency)

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  1. art-directter reblogged this from smarterplanet
  2. sallyannsumner reblogged this from futuresagency
  3. something-orange reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    is it almost for real? similar to minority report - billboards displays ad to women 90% of the time :P
  4. kevanboyles reblogged this from futuresagency
  5. thisisphudge reblogged this from futurescope
  6. futurescope reblogged this from futuresagency
  7. rchtctrstdntblg reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    PUBLIC advertising taken to a whole new level with face recognition. Space being controlled by gender to an extent.
  8. prdetour reblogged this from emergentfutures
  9. homeownersinsurancemiami reblogged this from emergentfutures
  10. nevrfail reblogged this from futuresagency
  11. espressonist reblogged this from aseaofrandom
  12. aseaofrandom reblogged this from emmatrevayne and added:
    Honestly, this kind of thing scares the shit out of me.
  13. emmatrevayne reblogged this from oldpunkguy
  14. oktomorrow reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    This is pretty awesome (technology wise) but kinda sucks from a “computer says no” approach to gender.
  15. braderunner reblogged this from oldpunkguy
  16. todkon reblogged this from oldpunkguy and added:
    Technology like this only brings us closer to a deeper implementation of a dystopic society, further threatening the...
  17. adstastic reblogged this from futuresagency
  18. georgevaldes reblogged this from emergentfutures
  19. circuitsmaximus reblogged this from oldpunkguy and added:
    Oh YAY, a seriously cissexist use of technology.
  20. imaginariumofmatt reblogged this from oldpunkguy
  21. weeaboo-chan reblogged this from oldpunkguy and added:
    well that’s unsettling
  22. garrettpwnsall reblogged this from oldpunkguy and added:
    I think this kind of advertising technology is awesome. I also let Google store my data and learn about me so that it...
  23. oldpunkguy reblogged this from emergentfutures
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