DAT602 – uSense Cognitive Functionality Testing with Node-RED – Visual Recognition

Visual recognition flow

In my previous post, I documented my tests with Node-RED and IBM Watson’s  sentiment and tone analysis services. This post will look at basic face detection using the visual recognition service.

Ultimately, I hope to use visual recognition for emotion detection.  Continue reading “DAT602 – uSense Cognitive Functionality Testing with Node-RED – Visual Recognition”

DAT602 – uSense Cognitive Functionality Testing with Node-RED – Sentiment and Tone

Node-RED flow

As part of the uSense project, we are intending that the device will be able to gauge a person’s mood through the things they say, their facial features, and their social media postings. We can leverage IBM’s Cognitive Services that are provided with IBM Watson.

The relevant services include tone analysis, sentiment analysis, visual recognition, and speech to text.

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DAT602 – Proposal Presentation and Feedback – uSense

Presentation Guidelines

Each group will have 20 minutes to present their proposal (10 minutes of presentation, and 10 minutes of Q&A). For each presentation, it is recommended that you use a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 10 slides.

It is highly recommended to do as much preparation for the development of this proposal as possible, so that you will receive useful feedback. Laying the foundations of your project at this stage is quite critical for its later development. Continue reading “DAT602 – Proposal Presentation and Feedback – uSense”

DAT602 – Project Idea – uSense

The Project Brief

In this assignment, you are asked in groups to develop a physical “intelligent” object for the Future Home.

You have the freedom to select any tools or resources in accomplishing your goal, such as: sensors /electronics / microcontrollers (Arduino, NodeMCU, Raspberry Pi, LattePanda), coding platforms (HTML, CSS, React, Node.js, JavaScript, Node-Red), databases (MongoDB, SQL, Firebase), PaaS/IaaS/SaaS (Amazon AWS, Heroku, Azure, IBM), visualization and computational media (Unity/Unreal, WebGL/Three.js, D3). Continue reading “DAT602 – Project Idea – uSense”

DAT602 – “Information and Communication Technologies and the Moral Economy of the Household”

Houseplants

Homework

Read the chapter “Information and Communication Technologies and the Moral Economy of the Household”, from the book Consuming Technologies. Media and Information in Domestic Spaces.

Make a blog post (300-500 words) that identifies one appropriate solution that directly responds to a certain need of the inhabitants. Include related literature references. Continue reading “DAT602 – “Information and Communication Technologies and the Moral Economy of the Household””

INDE601 – Homework 1

Homework

Each student individually needs to complete and demonstrate the following for the next  class (via blog):

  • An annotated bibliography of three books related to one or more selected top three subjects  (reference the books using the Harvard system).
  • Identify three start-up projects/companies that closely resemble your idea(s), and provide a  description with a pros and cons analysis (each description to be around 250 words +/-  10%). You may include pictures, videos, or diagrams if you want.
  • Identify 3-5 web-related technologies/frameworks that you are most likely going to be  using in this project. Explain WHY you believe these technologies are  relevant/necessary for your development (80-100 words per technology/framework).

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