R. comp. artifact:
The Google Clips camera is an A.I. controlled camera capable of taking
short clips, without audio, of things it finds important. The computational
artifact shows this with images of the camera, and using small text blocks from
the google page on the product.
R.2a: The purpose
of the Clips camera is to help you get
photos from more interesting perspectives, and to capture more photos of things
in your life you would wish to remember, but might not be able to record yourself.
It goes about achieving this using machine learning, developing the ability to
recognize your face, and those of other important people over time. This means
you do not have to take the photos manually, and also filtering out random
people and bad shots.
possible effects could be an increase in the amount of our lives we document,
as a major purpose of the google clips is to reduce the difficulty of filming
or capturing content. This would allow people to share more of their lives, and
also have better memories of people or pets we have known. In addition, the camera
could reduce the need for a family member to take a family/group photo, which
excludes them from the scene.
beneficial/positive effect of the Google Clips camera in comparison to similar,
older timer based cameras, or time lapses, is its ability to recognize familiar
faces, ensuring users do not have to sort through photos of other, random
people who were not the intended subject, saving time and increasing
efficiency. There are, however, harmful effects of this type of technology. For
example, there will be a reduction in the need for professional photographers,
who may lose income or even their jobs. This is because the camera does not
need to be operated, and accounts for blur, focus, and light settings automatically,
ensuring almost all of the shots taken will come out well. It could have a
serious cultural impact too, as if people have good photos of their self and family,
they are bound to share them.
R.2c: If, as
stated above, people share more of their photos online, that would mean that is
would be easier to know more about a person, and easier for them to share their
life in more detail(by choice of course). This would have a substantial effect
on society as a whole because if you are friends with someone, you will probably
know a lot more about them than you would have before the existence of this