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Futurist Friday: Cognitive Couture

digital dress in a case with a tv screen to the left side.

This new installation at The Henry Ford is a marvelous mashup of some of my favorite technologies: artificial intelligence, wearable technology, and emotional cartography. In this case, IBM Watson technology examines tweets tagged #TheHenryFord #innovation or #technology, interprets the emotions behind the language of the twee and maps the results onto a dress by changing the colors of LED lights embedded in the fabric.



Visitors not equipped with smart phones can use an iPad in the exhibit to contribute to the Twitter stream programming the dress.

Now if only I could try it on….

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