These anti-procrastination smart glasses use AI to monitor what you look at all day
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Auctifys Specs (above) are being marketed as a productivity-boosting tool. | Image: Auctify
The difficulty of staying focused in an age of distractions is one of those annoyingly accurate cliches. (I checked my phone three times just writing this paragraph.) But a startup named Auctify has what it claims is the solution: smart glasses that use AI to monitor what youre looking at and nudge you to pay attention. Depending on your worldview, its the product of your dreams or a productivity-hacking nightmare.
The glasses are called Specs, and they launch today on Indiegogo. The premise is simple: a camera built into the frame of Specs uses machine learning to identify what youre looking at, whether thats a laptop, book, or a fellow human being. It records this data and sends it to a connected app where users can take action in…