Professor Amnon Shashua is the founder of Mobileye, a revolutionary computer vision approach to driverless cars. He is also the developer of OrCam, artificial vision technology to assist the visually impaired. This week he announced Casie, a wearable personal assistant.
The device is meant for the masses, but could also help the disabled. It looks like a USB stick, and can be clipped onto clothing or a necklace. A camera and microphone record images and sounds from one’s surroundings. Algorithms analyze faces, voices, and surrounding sights and sounds. The information is sent to a phone, where an app can match it with social media and other data. To ensure privacy, video and audio content are deleted after interaction data is collected and analyzed.