AI-powered augmented reality gadgets will give individuals the “superpowers” of detecting lies and “reading” the feelings of the people they’re talking to, a futurist has claimed.
In an exclusive dialogue with DailyMail.com, Devin Liddell, Tiga’s chief futurist, mentioned imaginative and primitive laptop programs built into headphones or goggles that detect emotional cues that unenhanced human eyes and instincts cannot perceive.
Science would allow individuals to know if their date is lying or sexually aroused, while also recognizing the trickery of a politician.
Could augmented actuality give individuals psychological superpowers by using the imagination and foresight of laptops to explore the emotional indicators of different individuals?
Liddell mentioned that as augmented actuality “merges” with synthetic intelligence, individuals will gain sensory superpowers that can “transform the social landscape.”
He described it as a “backchannel,” a time period typically used to explain discussions that aren’t made public and that can, for example, give individuals a bonus in conversations.
Liddell expects a “convergence of computer vision technologies with artificial intelligence and consumer wearables” in the coming years.
“Wearers will be able to see all kinds of physiological and psychological data about other people,” Liddell said.
“Combined with AI, it gives people a constant back feed of the people they’re interacting with right now.
The futurist believes that glasses can quietly deliver information that can give people an edge in everything from politics to the dating scene.
Devin Liddell, Chief Futurist at Tiga believes AR and AI will change the way people interact (Tiga)
Liddell said, “Is the other person nervous or calm, interested or annoyed, etc.?” Are there any markings that indicate they are false? Are there any indicators that they are interested in the viewer?
According to Grand View Research, the global augmented reality market is expected to reach $597.54 billion by 2030, while the $3,499 Apple Vision Pro will launch in early 2024.
AI is already showing promise in “reading” people’s feelings, with companies like Zoom introducing “sentiment analysis” into trial goods — places where machines learn what people really feel and say, based largely on their expressions.
Scientific evidence is mixed: Microsoft has discontinued the “emotion-reading” feature in its Azure Face software due to a “lack of scientific consensus” and “privacy concerns.”
Liddell believes that these perceptual “superpowers” will allow people to spot everything from hidden illnesses to psychological problems, and they will be put to full use.
For example, such “superpowers” will sometimes give a bonus in negotiations – and they will be of great benefit in dating.
“People take advantage of many opportunities and behaviors in search of an advantage, and they will use these back-channel powers in everything from complex political conversations to casual first dates,” Liddell said.
“Early use cases will include scenarios where only one player has back-channel superpowers, creating a very uneven playing field, so eventually everyone will have them at some level.”
The use of such tools is already controversial, as evidenced by a 2016 study from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where researchers claimed that a neural network could identify criminals from a photo of their face with 89.5% accuracy.
Liddell mentioned that sooner or later daters could gauge their date’s monetary well-being and even fertility just by looking at them.
For example, just by glancing at a date, customers can see if someone is telling the truth or sexually aroused, as well as other information similar to their fertility.
Apple recently unveiled its Vision Pro AR headset, which combines the digital world with actuality. Experts believe that these types of gadgets can let you know what different individuals are thinking just by looking at them
“In the future, imagine having AI and computer vision to judge your dates,” Liddell said.
The best illustration is probably the future contact seen by glasses or retinal implants on a date.
“You sit across from your date and as you talk and get to know each other, you get real-time information about that person and how they’re feeling.
There can be things like truthfulness index, expected birth rates, indicators of financial strength – current and expected, health and fitness statistics, signs of existing or past addictions, arousal indicators, emotional instability, etc.
“And maybe only one person on a date has access to this kind of technology, leaving the other to rely on good old-fashioned intuition.”
Liddell mentioned that the energy of know-how will create prohibitions.
“There will be attempts to ban their use for serious violations — think customs officials denying entry to travelers with mental illness, and rogue employers stripping less healthy applicants of health insurance before they can be hired,” he continued.
“Partners and families will try to sideline the house as having no back channels.
“But these attempts at resistance will be futile as the systems become smaller and cheaper and eventually enter our bodies through retinal and ear canal implants.
“Ultimately, backchannel will be a transformative way to perceive and influence the human body, becoming a superpower every day.”