Only in Japan…the Happiness Counter was developed at the University of Tokyo after it was shown that smiling contributes to mental well-being. The Happiness Counter uses AI-based facial recognition to make smiling a part of daily life…by requiring you to smile to get access to your refrigerator!
First, it can analyze and report the facial expression like this:
Second, when attached to the refrigerator, it limits your access until you smile.
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We are all used to seeing the wings of a plane moving up and down during a flight. This short video presents an idea as to what could happen to a 100,000-ton ship during severe storms.
Pretty scary and fascinating at the same time.
This is a minor thing but nice to have. Notice on the right side of the sign below, it shows not only the direction but also the distance. This actually plays a significant role if you’re traveling around a place you don’t know well and you need to constantly make navigational decisions. There is a big difference if the “Tourist Information Center” is 85 meters away or 850 meters away; my decision to go there might be different.
I think that everyone would benefit from a small enhancement like this…
While on my trip to Japan, I found an article that clearly offers a new definition of the word “tight.” If you feel that space on a plane or bus is too tight, think of this situation and be happy:
Yes, this is a flight filled mostly with Sumo wrestlers. If you were on a flight like this, you’d learn what “tight” really means…
A slide from my talk at Nagoya University from June 23, 2017… I have 3 talks to give here in Japan, and this one is A Short Introduction to Big Data Analytics, the Internet of Things, and their Synergies:
For those unfamiliar with Japanese characters, the kanji on the left means harmony.
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