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  • Tokyo Rail Billboards Scan Viewer’s Age, Gender
    By on July 16, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    eldavojohn writes “The AFP is reporting on digital billboards in Tokyo that scan for a viewer’s age and gender to tailor the message to them. It’s a Digital Signage Promotion Project that 11 railway companies are debuting. The head of the project said ‘The camera can distinguish a person’s sex and approximate age, even if the person only walks by in front of the display, at least if he or she looks at the screen for a second.’ Philip K. Dick’s Minority (more…)

  • Competence Alert: IAAF Has Nearly Identified Runner’s Gender
    By on November 26, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The IAAF said Friday it is still working behind the scenes with Caster Semenya and the South African government to resolve issues about the 18-year-old runner’s gender identity and future career. Australian newspapers reported in September that Semenya has male and female sexual organs, but the IAAF has refused to confirm or deny those claims.