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Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.

Friday, 8 July 2016

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes: 


"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Tom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?"

Are Face Recognition Systems Accurate? Depends on Your Race.
PHRENOLOGY WAS SCIENCE ONCE
Theory stated that criminals could be found
via the shape of their head(distorted,lumpy etc)
Before fingerprint technology was developed,police used this
as a means of determining who were criminals.Now we have computers,
and their algorithms are proprietary information..So we can only guess
how faulty they may be for women,Asians and even Caucasian males..  
Apparently,East Asian algorithms work well for East Asians,but not Caucasians  
And vice versa..Apparently ,95% of facial recognition software is accurate 
Which leaves one in twenty at risk from racial quotients,bad lighting,or facial changes 
Operations to alter appearances may well fool even computers.Codes vary between cultures 

As we do.As we will.As in MINORITY REPORT-there are always "ways and means"

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